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Sustain SoCal presents: Sustainability in Transition

Sustain SoCal presents: Sustainability in Transition

Event Details


April 29, 2021
9 am – 12 noon

Featuring Presentations by:
Mike Lolli (and team)
Director, Park Operations, Environmental & Accessibility
Disneyland Resort


Edie Chang
Exectuve Deputy Director
California Air Resources Board (CARB)

Sustain SoCal presents a virtual event, our 12th Annual Conference, with a focus on the wide-ranging transitions underway in government, utilities, water agencies, education, healthcare and the private sector that are affecting sustainability initiatives and cleantech innovation.

Join us for this interactive half-day of panels, guest speakers and discussions that will address new opportunities emerging from the transitional and transformative changes generated by recent global, national and regional events.

Panels and Speakers will address the following:

Latest on Government Funding & Incentives 

Mainstreaming ESG

Corporate Sustainability / Responsibility Trends

Energy Resiliency and TOU Challenges

Water Trends, Issues & Innovations

New Priorities for Mobility

Chasing a Circular Economy

Local CCA Update

So. Cal. Cleantech Start-up Status

…and more

For more information, please contact us at info@sustainsocal.org

This online event is no-charge for Sustain SoCal members. Non-members registration fee is $20.


About the Speakers:

Edie Chang, Deputy Executive Officer, California Air Resources Board

Edie Chang was appointed as a Deputy Executive Officer at the California Air Resources Board in the spring of 2013. She is responsible for development and implementation of California’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions including the AB 32 Scoping Plan, the cap-and-trade regulation, and the low carbon fuel standard. She also oversees strategies to reduce emissions from freight transport, the air toxics program, fuels regulations, and stationary source programs. In Edie’s 20 year career with CARB, she has worked on a wide variety of projects including implementation of the zero-emission vehicle program, preparation of State Implementation Plans, and diesel incentive programs. Edie received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine. She is a registered Mechanical Engineer in the State of California.

Mike Lolli, Director, Park Operations, Environmental & Accessibility, Disneyland Resort Anaheim

As Director, Park Operations, Environmental & Accessibility, Mike Lolli leads strategic, transformational work for the Disneyland Resort.  Mike is a 20-year veteran of The Walt Disney Company, leading diverse operations in its Parks, Experiences & Products segment.  Most recently, Mike’s role has included planning & execution of Disneyland Resort’s ambitious FY30 Waste, Water & Energy conservation targets, developing & implementing COVID-19 Safety Protocols, and preparing Disneyland Resort for its reopening after a year-long closure.  Mike grew up the son of two teachers in the Boston area, and now makes his home in Anaheim with his wife Aida & their two daughters.  He continues to learn from all of them, everyday.