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About Nettleton Strategies

Carl Nettleton

Nettleton Strategies specializes in resolving complex public policy and business issues using joint fact finding, situational analysis, and other collaborative strategies. The firm's key strengths are listening to stakeholders, facilitating group sessions and discussions, developing communications strategies, analyzing data and information, and creatively presenting outcomes.

Nettleton Strategies brings clients a broad base of content expertise to move quickly into problem solving with a minimum of background preparation.

Nettleton Strategies accepts assignments from and delivers successful outcomes to corporate and business association executives, non-profit directors, and public agency leaders.

April 8, 2010, High Speed Rail Commission monthly meeting, 70 West Hedding Street, San Jose, CA.

April 14, 2010, Entrepreneur Day , San Diego State University, hosted by the Entrepreneurial Management Center (EMC) at SDSU in collaboration with the Entrepreneur Society.

April 15, 2010, Intelligent Use of Water Summit, Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, hosted by Rain Bird. The event will focus on local and state agencies' efforts to reduce outdoor water waste.

April 22, 2010, 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Earth Day Brilliance Found in Smart Meter Opportunities. University Club, San Diego, hosted by CleanTech and the Economic Development Corporation.

April 22, 2010, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Connect Hall of Fame Luncheon honoring Peter Preuss, Estancia Hotel, La Jolla.

April 30, 2010, 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. A Forum on the California Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32), Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, University of San Diego, hosted by the San Diego County Taxpayers Association.

May 5-6, 2010, California Maritime Leadership Symposium, Hyatt Regency Sacramento, hosted by a board coalition of the marine industry.


April 5, 2010

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SPECIAL NOTE: The Easter earthquake in Mexico reminded us that these events can touch our lives, too. To track earthquake activity, the U.S. Geological Survey's Index Map of Recent Earthquakes is a helpful tool.

In these trying times, bringing together internal and external groups to work through issues facing them is more critical than ever. To respond to this need, Nettleton Strategies has added facilitating group sessions to the services available to clients. Cost-effective, streamlined and focused facilitation can quickly move organizations to prioritized sets of solutions.

Climate/Air Quality
Great Britain's House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has released a report that reviews concerns and accusations about the science generated by East Anglia University climate change researchers. The report found that transparency and public information aspects need further investigation but that the scientific findings were consistent with other similar studies. Two more reports are forthcoming.

The Economist, in a March 18, 2010, article " Spin, Science and Climate Change," discusses why "action on climate is justified, not because the science is certain, but precisely because it is not."

The San Diego County Water Authority released its Annual Report on March 25, 2010. SDCWA also has a FaceBook page with regular updates about water.

The California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) has received the WaterSense Label from the U.S. EPA for its Water Management Certification Program. The program now allows certificate holders to conduct irrigation audits on new landscape projects that fall under California's newly updated Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance.

The U.S. EPA has released an Action Plan focused on the environmental effects of bisphenol A (BPA) a chemical used in manufacturing. The action plan will consider adding BPA to EPA's list of chemicals of concern and require additional water testing.

Last week,the first of two National Academy of Sciences reports on the Bay-Delta was released. The second study, to be released in November 2011, will report on how to most effectively incorporate science and adaptive management concepts into holistic programs for management and restoration of the Bay-Delta.

Ecolife Foundation Founder Bill Toone was featured on CBS News with Katie Couric on March 30, 2010. The story was about the loss of trees which is contributing to declines in Monarch butterfly populations. Toone's Escondido-based group builds and donates fuel-efficient stoves in the Mexican state of Michoacán, reducing a family's wood consumption up to 75 percent. Ecolife is also pledging to plant a million new trees over the next three years.

The Pacific Coast Collaborative has released Vision 2030, a report released for comment and discussion by the Premiere of British Columbia and the Governors of California, Oregon and Washington. The 12-page report discusses how to position Pacific North America for sustainable prosperity.

San Diego ranks 17th on the government's list of the top 25 Energy Star cities. In 2009, San Diego had 58 Energy Star buildings with 9.7 million feet of floorspace, saving $13.4 million, and reducing emissions equal to the electrical use of 4,300 homes annually. Los Angeles was first on the list with 293 buildings, reducing emissions equal to 34,800 homes.

Just two years ago, demand for port facilities was exceeding supply on the West Coast. Now the ports at both Los Angeles and Long Beach need more exports to keep busy.

The Ocean
The Huffington Post is beginning a project called Our Oceans which will provide in-depth coverage about the challenges and threats facing the ocean.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is looking for Guest Experience Summer Actors to perform in musical theater productions in an outdoor amphitheater setting and various other theatrical interpretations throughout the Aquarium. Open call auditions for these paid,seasonal positions will be held on April 7, 2010, from 6:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m. and on April 10, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Aquarium of the Pacific's Aquatic Academy is offering a series of presentations designed to examine issues that are stumbling blocks on the road to sustainability. The four-week course offers notable speakers who will discuss a number of topics, including the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear power; energy diversity, security and sustainability in the coming four decades; climate intervention; sustainability and food; and cities and global sustainability.



Nettleton Strategies
P.O. Box 22971
San Diego, CA 92192-2971
Phone: 858.353.5489
FAX: 858.587.1932