Almost like back home in Sweden!
We had a great time celebrating the Swedish National Day! The celebrations were held at the House of Sweden in Balboa Park were we enjoyed Swedish pastries and Swedish summer songs.
Almost like back home in Sweden!
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The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce - San Diego is proud to present Nicole Capretz as our keynote speaker for the Green Connections Forum!
Recently hailed as “Voice of the Year” by Voice of San Diego, Nicole Capretz is the chief architect of San Diego’s groundbreaking Climate Action Plan, and...
…the one constant voice behind the plan – and the one who most often told the public how it would work, why it would work and why it was necessary, was Nicole Capretz.
The Executive Director of Climate Action Campaign, Capretz and her organization have been are being recognized nationally and internationally for their path breaking work in developing the plan.
San Diego’s Climate Action Plan, approved in late December, is historic in its ambition, scope and character. As The Guardian notes, San Diego is the largest US city to commit to using 100% renewable energy by 2035. Overall, through a wide variety of transportation, building, waste, water and other measures, the aim is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050. Underscoring the entire plan is the fact that it is legally binding—and San Diego is among a small number of pioneering cities to make their climate plan binding.
San Diego’s Climate Action Plan is among the most far-ranging and ambitious, encompassing guidelines for:
Now Mr. Janzon lives in San Diego with his American wife Rebecca, and two daughters 17 and 18 years old, which both are studying in San Diego. He also have a 31-year-old son living in Gothenburg, Sweden.
As the President of SACC San Diego Mr. Janzon wants to focus on cleantech companies and with his engineering background he can bring a broader understanding of these concepts. He also wants to build strong connections to Sweden through his good connections with Västsvenska Handelskammaren in Gothenburg, Sweden's largest chamber of commerce. Furthermore Mr. Janzon wants to be a mentor and support for the management associates of SACC San Diego.
This month our talented Management Associates from fall 2015 has left San Diego to go back to the winter wonderland in Sweden and the new Management Associates of spring 2016 have arrived. Now it’s time for them to take over the responsibility of the chamber and hopefully do an as awesome job as their former colleges have done.
We asked them what it was that made them apply for an internship at SACC San Diego.
SACC - San Diego
The Swedish American Chamber of Commerce in San Diego, founded in 1989, has grown into a thriving network of companies and individuals interested in the commercial and social exchange between Sweden and the Southern California’s San Diego region.