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Governor’s Global Climate Summit 3

Originally posted in UC Davis Student Affairs Blog | I Live UCD.

Hub Culture invited AggieTV to help film and edit interviews for the third Governor’s Global Climate Summit. The two day conference was co-hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger and other world leaders and opened up discussion about moving toward a green economy. Attendees shared their ideas and were encouraged to collaborate together to inform national and international climate negotiations. I missed out on Harrison Ford and Deepak Chopra who attended the first day but had a great time on the second anyways.

Alyson entering the tents from the green carpet.

Our set for the interviews.

My media pass for the day – don’t ask.

Gaby De Anda & Scott Barker.

Hub Culture’s Sarah Backhouse interviewing UC Davis’ Pamela Ronald, a professor of plant pathology. See the full interview. My job was to capture the video recordings, organize the files and send them to the editors in the back. One of our AggieTV reporters Christine Kwon got to sub in for Sarah on the first day.

Alyson, Somitra and Jack getting their editing on.

Finally had a chance to go inside the Mondavi. Silly protesters.

Caught the last part of his talk – my only decent photo of Arnie.

Hybrid and electric cars lined up outside the Mondavi were available for test driving. Ever since I watched Who Killed The Electric Car I’ve been obsessed with owning one. I had no idea they made an electric mini cooper and was very excited to drive it.

Don’t even need to turn the key – just press a button.

It was neat when you speed up it makes a zoom sound. Not filmed: every time I took my foot of the acceleration I said, “Woah!” because it slows down really fast for the regenerative breaking. It’s something to get use to but great for controlling speeding. You don’t even need to use your break. The break lights actually come on when you are not pressing the acceleration because it slows down so fast.

Graduate student of the Hydrogen Pathways Program in the Institute of Transportation Studies, Nils Johnson, informed me there’s going to be a sequel to the documentary called Revenge of the Electric Car. Like them on Facebook so we can all see the trailer!

I rode with Alyson as she drove the BMW with graduate student Susan Ejlalmaneshan who works at the Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Research Center.

Back in the tents we checked out all the exhibits.

Green Technology asked us if we wanted to help film a PSA and of course we said yes. Alyson’s is no stranger to the green screen thanks to filming Aggie Update.

Saher is such a pro.

Scott reviewing the governor footage. Full interview:

Lunch time!

AggieTV love:)

Mini cheesecakes!

Nomming with Alicia.

All in all it was a great experience working with Hub Culture. I had a lot of fun with my AggieTV team. Major props to our AggieTV reporter Sarah Halpert for whom none of this would have happened. Her interview with Deepak Chopra is coming soon.

Watch all of Hubculture’s videos on YouTube, see their photos on Flickr and check them out on Twitter and Facebook.

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For full coverage of the summit see Dateline.

Nicki - November 23, 2010 - 8:06 pm

Wow! It looks like I missed out! I enjoyed reading your blog and seeing all the beautiful pictures and videos, Rachel! I’m so proud of you, our school, and especially our AggieTV for continuing to do amazing things. Looking forward to your next post!

Rachel - November 25, 2010 - 10:23 pm

Aw thanks Nicki 😀 It was a lot of fun <3 and of course I always have you to thank for inspiring me to join AggieTV!

Betty Jean Bell - December 10, 2010 - 12:13 pm


Awesome to meet you! I tried to subscribe to your blog but a bunch of crazy letters came up with I clicked the “subscribe” button. I have subscribed in a new way but just wanted to make you aware.

Keep me posted on your job search website progress and the url you end up using. I can’t wait to see it and hear about your experiences with it!

-Betty Jean

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