DEMOCRATS ABROAD LION CITY EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
WHEN: SATURDAY 22 APRIL 10:30-2:00
WHERE: ST REGIS RESIDENCES
The mission of our earth day event is to inspire our members and their families to learn more about the state of our planet and to join our political actions for a) fighting the current administration’s destructive environmental agenda and b) promoting legislators that support positive environmental policies and legislation.
Our event features speakers who will educate our members on the scientific, political, social, and economic challenges and triumphs surrounding protecting our planet. Following the speakers we will write post cards to our legislators (language provided) and then have a fun pot luck lunch and pool party.
The Program is starting promptly at 10.30am.
Ken Hickson -
With more than 50 years’ experience in the communications industry in Asia Pacific, Ken Hickson is a leading sustainability advocate and author of six books, including “The ABC of Carbon: Issues and Opportunities in the Global Climate Change Environment.” As Chairman/CEO of the Singapore-based consultancy Sustain Ability Showcase Consultancy Asia (SASA), he manages public affairs, media relations, editorial services, as well as business/investment advisory services for a range of public and private sector clients. He is a regular speaker and writer on all aspects of sustainability and climate change, as well as an advocate for the switch to clean energy and energy efficiency.
He has been an advisor and consultant to Government agencies in Singapore, notably the National Environment Agency (NEA) and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), and acted for many private sector businesses in green building, cleantech, clean energy and energy efficiency sectors, including Armstrong Asset Management, The Blue Circle, TEALE and BBP.
Ken is a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors (MSID), the advisory council of Eden Strategy Institute and Fellow of the Institute of Public Relations Singapore (FIPRS). In addition to his business and consulting experience, he has worked as a journalist and editor, covering television, radio, newspapers, magazine and online media.
He is a regular lecturer, speaker, trainer and moderator at events for many organizations and universities, including NTU, NUS, SMU and SIM in Singapore, and in Taipei for the Asian Productivity Organization (APO).
Cord Briggs -
Cord Briggs is a sustainability and Clean Tech professional with years of experience working as a Director for the top Environmental Non-Profit, Clean Water Action in Philadelphia Pa. During this time Cord designed and executed grassroots lobbying and policy campaigns at the municipal, state, and federal levels in order to pass legislation such as stopping new natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania state parks; protecting the drinking water of 117 million Americans under the Clean Water Act; and passing the first ever federal rules limiting methane from oil and gas operations.
In Singapore, Cord is pursuing an MBA from NTU and is consulting for several cutting edge clean tech companies working in micro grids, energy storage systems, renewables, and energy intelligence software.
Rebecca Kreutter -
Rebecca Kreutter was born in Seoul and grew up in Singapore, where she attended the Singapore American School. She received her B.A. in public policy from Princeton University with a concentration in environmental studies. Rebecca is part of a Master's fellowship program through Princeton and is studying climate policy, including climate resilience and the economics of climate change. Her work on "Econometric Drivers of Forest Change in India," which analyzed satellite data on land-use in India, won her a senior thesis prize.
As a Gilbert S. Omenn ’61 and Martha A. Darling MPA ’70 Scholar, Becky is interested in the interplay of climate science, economics, and policy. She is working in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) on climate resilience, climate data and tools, energy policy, and communications. Before that, Becky interned at the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) in New York. She completed her SINSI internship with the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis at the Department of Energy, conducting research and comparative analysis on the climate and environmental footprints of the national transmission, storage, and distribution infrastructure.