Michael Granoff is Head of Oil Independence Policies, Better Place, and winner of the 2010 Asper Award for Global Entrepreneurship from Brandeis University, among other honors.
Greener, Cleaner, Better Conference Overview
From solar-powered water heaters to plug-in electric cars, Israel is making a big impact as an innovator in green technology and a bold mover towards a more sustainable society. The Greener, Cleaner, Better symposium on February 7, 2012, featured Israeli environmental innovators, investors, officials and analysts describing ground-breaking solutions Israel has developed in response to its environmental challenges — a small arid land with no oil, no coal, and very limited water.
The symposium, organized by American University, American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and the Embassy of Israel, was scheduled to coincide with the Jewish holiday of Tu B’shevat (the New Year for Trees) which has become Israel’s Earth Day. It is our hope that attendees have taken away a greater understanding and interest in Israel’s unique approaches to innovation and a renewed commitment to our collective stewardship of the earth.
Business Advisory Committee
Israel Cleantech Ventures:
Glen Schwaber & Ariella Grinberg
Nixon Peabody LLC:
Sam Feigin & Mark Kass
Maryland/Israel Development Center:
U.S. Israel Science & Technology Foundation:
Ann Liebshutz & Eve Copeland
Virginia Israel Advisory Board (Office of the Governor):
Israel Greentech Company Research Team
Professor Richard Linowes
Liran (Lee) Shriki