Palo Alto gets its first CSO

The city of Palo Alto, Calif., has named sustainability consultant Gil Friend to be its first chief sustainability officer. Friend shaped Berkeley's sustainability policy in the 1990s and has worked with businesses on their environmental strategies. "Gil's deep experience and connections will be instrumental in making Palo Alto ... the greenest city in America," said City Manager James Keene.

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