In February 2007, Tamminen founded the non-profit organization Seventh Generation Advisors to help other states and world governments adopt clean energy and sustainability polices based on California’s successes. That year he was also appointed as an Operating Advisor to Pegasus Capital Advisors.
Prior to that, in 1993, Terry founded the Santa Monica BayKeeper and co-founded additional WaterKeeper programs in five California watersheds. In November 2003, he served as Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency and was later appointed Cabinet Secretary, the Chief Policy Advisor to the Governor. During his service in state government, Terry was the architect of many groundbreaking sustainability policies, including the Hydrogen Highway Network, the Million Solar Roofs initiative, and California's landmark Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006.
He is the author of several books, including the upcoming Cracking the Carbon Code: The Keys to Sustainable Profits in the New Economy (Palgrave) and the recent Lives Per Gallon: The True Cost of Our Oil Addiction (Island Press). He has also authored a series of best-selling “Ultimate Guides” to pools and spas (McGraw-Hill) and several theatrical works on the life of William Shakespeare.
Published: Monday, October 04, 2010