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In the Baylands looking towards Palo Alto. Migrating white pelicans and other water fowl enjoying the inter-tidal zone. Nature thriving at the urban edge.

Writer Carolyn North reflects on being in this together.

Read more on Minerva's View blog.

Highlights from Bioneers' 30th Anniversary Conference:
Bioneers 2019: Seeding the Field, Growing Transformative Solutions
Bioneers Conference Day 1: Grief, Love, and the Power of Independent Media
Bioneers Conference Day 2: Bill McKibben, Paul Hawken, Valerie Kaur, Heather McTeer Toney of Mom's Clean Air Force.
Bioneers Conference Day 3: Amazon Watch, Seeding Sovereignty, New Economic Models and more

A performance by OLOX (Zarina Kopyrina and Andreas Dzhons)
Prospect Silicon Valley's ACES (automated, connected, electric and share mobility) Networking Event Series

Event #2 - Enabling Mobility on Demand and MaaS
Tuesday, November 19th from 12pm-2:30pm
At Ford Greenfield Labs, 3201 Hillview Avenue, Building A, Palo Alto, CA 94304

 This event is about first/last mile solutions using intermodal trip planning software.  You can register online at:

The City of Palo Alto, City of Mountain View, and Valley Water are working on an agreement to increase water reuse from the Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant. Come learn from City of Palo Alto and Valley Water representatives about a potential partnership that seeks to increase water reuse. Staff will summarize the draft terms of the agreement and answer questions.

  • Time: Wednesday October 23, 6pm-7:30pm
  • Location: Lucie Stern Community Center–Community Room, 1305 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto, (650) 463-4900
  • Light refreshments will be served.

Please R.S.V.P at Eventbrite

Can you Imagine a Day Without Water?

Join us on October 23 for the 5th annual day of advocacy and education. Sign up today!
Sustainable San Mateo County 2019 Indicators Report Launch Event

This year’s Key Indicator is climate change, the most pressing issue of our time. Our focus is on “How do we respond?", addressing key challenges and actions, business and community case studies, and solutions within San Mateo County. 
More information and registration at: or on their website:
WHEN: Thursday October 31st, 11:30AM-1:30PM (registration starts at 11:00AM)
WHERE: Oracle Conference Center, Redwood City
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Jenny Suckale, Assistant Professor of Geophysics and Center Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University; Richard Sampson, Division Chief, CalFire
Carpooling and active transportation encouraged! See information, including free shuttle option here
Interested in sponsorship opportunity or in exhibiting? Contact us: or (650) 918-1992.

Ice911 Research is making great strides in scaling their work on a safe, effective method to protect arctic ice.

Dr. Leslie Field delivered an important keynote address at the Arctic Circle Assembly in Iceland in October. We encourage you to watch her 10 minute talk here.

Check out the Xinova Innovators interview featuring Founder, Dr. Leslie Field. The Ice911 team also participated in the UN Climate Week in NYC in September.  Minerva's Marianna Grossman represented Ice911 at a meeting with Dutch Polar scientists in June, setting the stage for Ice911 to present at a meeting of European scientists to be convened in January 2019 in The Hague, by the Netherlands Polar Research programme of NWO.
The Governor's Office of Planning and Research
Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resilience Program

The State of California has developed outstanding resources for resilience to climate change.

Information on the Adaptation Clearinghouse:
-         Overview of the Adaptation Clearinghouse
-         Overview of regional resources and needs
-         Opportunities to integrate adaptation into other local planning efforts
Sustainable Electricity is edited by Jessica Fox and Morgan Scott of EPRI, published in October  2018 by Springer. Minerva founder, Marianna Grossman wrote Chapter 9, on Silicon Valley Innovations, featuring case studies based on personal interviews with HP, Inc., VMware, Facebook, Google and Stanford University. Find about the extensive action that each company is taking to meet their goals for carbon neutral energy.  Available online now.
Minerva Ventures is a consulting firm that works with established and new companies, communities and leaders from all sectors to create strategies and to implement plans that will help them thrive in an uncertain future. We bring insights from systems thinking to drive towards solutions that enhance resilience and success.

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