On November 6-7, over 200 people gathered in person and over 1,000 participated online for the Climate CoLab’s Crowds and Climate: From Ideas to Action conference.
The interactive two-day event provided a forum for attendees to see presentations by and then collaborate with the 34 contest winners, as well as hear from leading climate change experts through a series of plenary panels.
The first focused on creating transformational change in the private sector to respond to climate change.
“About 87 percent of our environmental footprint occurs during the product use phase,” said panelist Matthew Swibel, director of sustainability strategy at Lockheed Martin.
“We are working on demonstrating the total systems value and the total footprint to our customers, who are increasingly concerned about the resources required to operate the products we are delivering,” he said. “Systems thinking is the holy grail.”
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