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Lynelle Cameron

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Michael Brune

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John Wick

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John Wick is a rancher, carbon farmer, and sustainable land management advocate. He is the co-founder of the Marin Carbon Project, which seeks to enhance carbon sequestration in rangelands, agricultural, and forest soils, and is the co-owner with his wife of the Nicasio Native Grass Ranch in Marin, California. On the ranch, John manages molecules, microorganisms, and rain at the watershed scale.  John’s personal mission is to remove enough CO2 from the atmosphere through photosynthesis to get us below 350 ppm, or climate drawdown.
 
John works with scientists from UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, and UC Davis, as well as all of the agricultural agencies, organizations, and institutions in Marin to develop an informed management of the landscape that is replicable, scalable, and broadly applicable. 

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Martin O’Malley

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Martin O'Malley is an american politician who served as the 61st Governor of Maryland from 2007 to 2015. Prior to being elected as governor, he served as the Mayor of Baltimore from 1999 to 2007, and was a Baltimore City Councilor from 1991 to 1999.

O'Malley served as the chair of the Democratic Governors Association from 2011 to 2013, while serving as Governor of Maryland. Following his departure from public office in early 2015, he was appointed to the Johns Hopkins University's Carey Business School as a visiting professor focusing on government, business, and urban issues.

O'Malley has been outspoken on the importance of addressing climate change and building a stronger clean energy economy. During his tenure as Governor, environmental protection was one of his key focuses. His actions included restoring Chesapeake Bay, doubling Maryland's renewable energy portfolio standard, setting a goal to increase in-state renewable generation to 20 percent by 2022, establishing the Maryland Commission on Climate Change to create a Climate Action Plan, and signing the state's 2009 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act, which set a statewide goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent below 2006 levels by 2020.

O'Malley publicly announced his candidacy in the 2016 U.S. presidential election on May 30, 2015, in Baltimore, Maryland. On February 1, 2016, he suspended his campaign following the Iowa caucus.

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Peggy Liu

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Peggy Liu is the Chairperson of JUCCCE, a nonprofit dedicated to accelerating the greening of China through systemic changes in sustainable cities, consumerism, the smart grid, and multi-sector convening power. Peggy is internationally recognized for her expertise on China’s sustainability landscape and for fostering international collaboration with China.

Peggy also created the China Dream initiative to reimagine prosperity for sustainable consumerism, and in 2013 she launched China’s first kids’ healthy food curriculum initiative. Peggy is a professor at China Academy of Governance and since 2008 has trained over 1,000 mayors and central government officials on how to build eco-livable cities.

She has served as a business advisor to Marks & Spencer, HP, Unilever, Danone, FTSE, and World Economic Forum on business with social purpose. Peggy has also advised EAT Forum on Food, the Clinton Global Initiative on clean energy, and The Hillary Institute on climate change. Peggy has received numerous accolades, including Time Magazine's Hero of the Environment, World Economic Forum's Young Global Leader, and Forbes' "Women to Watch in Asia." She is a regular judge for The Hult Prize on social entrepreneurship, and the Circulars at Davos for circular economy.

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