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Friday, May 2 - Sunday, May 2, 2004

Sustainability: How it benefits your company.
Sponsored By: Young Analytics, Inc
Date(s): Friday, May 2 - Sunday, May 2, 2004
Time:  12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: iorio restaurant @ 912 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214

Description: Guest Speaker: Chef Christopher R. Thompson. Chef Chris and Hilary Benson co-own iorio, a sustainable restaurant specializing in southern Italian cuisine. Chef Chris will share how implementing sustainable business practices has impacted their business, life and the environment. Cost: $25.00 per person A fabulous lunch will be provided. Seating is limited, so please RSVP to reserve a space.

Web Site: http://www.younganalytics.com/services.html

Contact Information:
Michele Young
(503) 703-2820
info@younganalytics.com



Saturday, May 3, 2008

Neighborhood Plant Sale & Benefit
Time:  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Learning Gardens Lab (LGL) @ Green Thumb Park 6803 SE 60th Ave, Portland ~ Across from Lane Middle School

Description: NEED PLANTS? Music? Food? Community? Come support a benefit for a Village Building Convergence site! When: May 3, 2008 from 9am-3pm Where: Learning Gardens Lab (LGL) @ Green Thumb Park 6803 SE 60th Ave ~ Across from Lane Middle School Why: Your community needs YOU! This Benefit will help pay for the costs associated the VBC project at LGL. The project will be a gathering space/outdoor classroom for the community at LGL, including a cob bench with information kiosk, rainwater catchment roof and various artistic elements. Benefit Activities: Plant Sale: A variety of vegetable starts, herbs and flowers will be available, among a few other types of plants, for a suggested donation. Tile Making: Come put your creative energy into the project by decorating tiles which will be incorporated into the structure! Music & Food: Enjoy the grounds, music and some food with the growing community at LGL! YOU are a part of the community too! Brentwood/Darlington Neighborhood Cleanup: The event will coincide with the benefit. People can bring unwanted items to dump for a small fee. Visit www.brentwooddarlington.org/08events/evmain.html for details. Contact: For a schedule of activities or if you would like to Volunteer please contact Leah at meijer87@yahoo.com

Web Site: http://

Contact Information:
Leah
meijer87@yahoo.com Not available



Saturday, May 3, 2008

2008 Goal Net Zero Home Tour
Time:  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: NE Portland

Description: Focused on homes in the Portland area that strive for Net Zero Energy consumption, this tour and special workshop gives participants an opportunity to tour inspiring homes and discuss the technologies and design elements that make Net Zero homes a reality. Small groups, an in depth 2hr workshop and more focused time with home owners make this event a good match for design professionals, engineers, home builders and informed, committed home owners interested in going Net Zero. Presented by Solar Oregon, a Portland-based educational non-profit. AIA continuing education credits are available. Tickets are limited, please purchase early to reserve your spot.

Web Site: http://www.solaroregon.org/netzero

Contact Information:
Solar Oregon
503-231-5662
info@solaroregon.org Not available



Saturday, May 3 - Saturday, May 3, 2008

Owen Roe Winery Spring Release Party
Date(s): Saturday, May 3 - Saturday, May 3, 2008
Time:  11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Ecotrust

Description: We are pleased to host Owen Roe Winery's Spring Release Party here at the Natural Capital Center. This year's event will feature two vertical tastings, showcasing each vintage of the great DuBrul Vineyard Merlot – ’99, ’00, ‘01, ’02, ’03, ’04, ’05, and the 2006 new release vintage. Additionally, several vintages of the Owen Roe Pinot Gris, from the Crawford-Beck Vineyard (formerly Casa Blanca), will be poured - the 2001, 2002, and the fabulous 2007 vintage. A limited quantity of past vintages of the DuBrul Merlot will be offered - please call ahead for availability. New releases will be showcased and available for purchase as well.

Web Site: www.owenroe.com

Contact Information:
Matt Rice
(503) 678-6514
matt@owenroe.com



Tuesday, May 6 - Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The Green Dividend for Companies and Cities: Seeing Green for Going Green
Sponsored By: Oregon Environmental Council
Date(s): Tuesday, May 6 - Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Time:  7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Location: St. Charles Learning Center, 2500 N.E. Neff Bend, OR

Description: The Green Dividend for Companies and Cities: Seeing Green for Going Green Tuesday, May 6, 2008 - Bend Thursday, May 8, 2008 - Portland How does investing in sustainability affect a company’s bottom line? How do investments in environmental and social initiatives impact competitiveness, market share, profitability, and share price performance? Why should governments spend limited public resources on “green” policies and practices? Hear from experts about how companies and cities are reaping a ‘green dividend’ from their sustainability investments. Pierre Trevet will discuss the financial performance of sustainable businesses. Portland economist Joe Cortright will describe his recent study, “Portland’s Green Dividend,” which calculates the returns accrued when cities invest in green infrastructure, land use planning, and related policies. Bend EventSpeakers: Pierre Trevet, Joe Cortright Location and Time: Tuesday, May 6, 2008 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. St. Charles Learning Center, 2500 N.E. Neff Road, Bend, OR

Web Site: http://www.oeconline.org

Contact Information:
Not available



Thursday, May 8, 2008

Carbon Footprints and Climate Risk: Tools for Business and Government

Location: UO Portland Center 102; 722 SW 2nd Ave.; Portland, OR 97204

Description: Presenter: Joshua Skov (The Eugene teleconference session takes place at the UO Baker Downtown Center. Register for the Eugene teleconference session.) This workshop will focus on two concepts and sets of tools related to climate change: (1) measuring your organization's "carbon footprint" or greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory; and (2) understanding and defining "climate risk" for your organization. The target audience is managers in the public and private sectors.

Web Site: http://sustain.uoregon.edu

Contact Information:
Ruta Stabina
(800) 824-2714
rstabina@uoregon.edu



Thursday, May 8 - Thursday, May 8, 2008

Sustainable Building Advisor Info Mting Bend May 8
Sponsored By: Central Oregon Community College
Date(s): Thursday, May 8 - Thursday, May 8, 2008
Time:  5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Central Oregon Community College, 2600 NW College Way, Bend OR 97701

Description: Now is the time to build skills, re-tool your career and develop your market niche. For the third year in Bend, COCC Continuing Education is offering the nine-month Sustainable Building Advisor course (October 2008-June 2009) designed for working professionals wishing to apply sustainable concepts to the buildings they design, develop, and construct - buildings that are energy and resource efficient, healthy working and living environments, environmentally responsible and cost effective. Join us at a free information meeting on Thursday, May 8 at 5:30 pm at COCC, Boyle Education Center. Please RSVP at ceinfo@cocc.edu or 383-7270. For more information and a course outline, please see http://noncredit.cocc.edu/sbap.

Web Site: http://noncredit.cocc.edu/sbap/Default.aspx

Contact Information:
Nancy Jumper
541-383-7273
njumper@cocc.edu



Thursday, May 8 - Thursday, May 8, 2008

The Green Dividend for Companies and Cities: Seeing Green for Going Green
Sponsored By: Oregon Environmental Council
Date(s): Thursday, May 8 - Thursday, May 8, 2008
Time:  7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Location: Portland, Doubletree Hotel, 1000 NE Multnomah St

Description: How does investing in sustainability affect a company’s bottom line? How do investments in environmental and social initiatives impact competitiveness, market share, profitability, and share price performance? Why should governments spend limited public resources on “green” policies and practices? Hear from experts about how companies and cities are reaping a ‘green dividend’ from their sustainability investments. Pierre Trevet will discuss the financial performance of sustainable businesses. Portland economist Joe Cortright will describe his recent study, “Portland’s Green Dividend,” which calculates the returns accrued when cities invest in green infrastructure, land use planning, and related policies. Portland Event Speakers: Pierre Trevet, Joe Cortright

Web Site: http://www.oeconline.org/economy/bizforum/2008

Contact Information:
John Galloway
503-709-9700
johng@oeconline.org



Friday, May 9, 2008

Writing Your Sustainability Plan: Process and Framework
Sponsored By: University of Oregon Continuing Education

Location: UO Portland Center 102; 722 SW 2nd Ave.; Portland, OR 97204

Description: Presenter: Marsha Willard A one-day workshop that will address comprehensive approaches to writing and implementing a sustainability plan.

Web Site: http://sustain.uoregon.edu

Contact Information:
Ruta Stabina
(800) 824-2714
rstabina@uoregon.edu



Saturday, May 10 - Saturday, May 10, 2008

SPIN Gardening workshop
Sponsored By: City of Portland Office of Sustainable Development
Date(s): Saturday, May 10 - Saturday, May 10, 2008
Time:  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: 1900 SW 4th Ave, rm. 2500a, Portland, OR

Description: SPIN stands for S-mall P-lot IN-tensive and is a production driven, organic-based system that will help you achieve levels of productivity that go far beyond current home gardening practices. Backyards, front lawns and neighborhood lots can be transformed into a steady and dependable supply of vegetables.

Web Site: http://www.portlandonline.com/osd

Contact Information:
Lindsey Maser
503-823-7553
lindsey.maser@ci.portland.or.us



Tuesday, May 13, 2008

LEED for Homes Technical Review
Sponsored By: USGBC
Time:  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Tualatin Valley Water District 1850 SW 170th Ave. Beaverton, OR

Description: Are you ready to enter the rapidly growing green building market? Attend the LEED® for Homes Technical Review presented by the U.S. Green Building Council. Gain the knowledge needed for successful participation in the LEED for Homes initiative.

Web Site: http://www.cascadiagbc.org/events/2008/may/leed-for-homes_05-13-08.pdf

Contact Information:
202-742-3820
workshop@usgbc.org Not available



Wednesday, May 14 - Thursday, May 15, 2008

26th West Coast Energy Management Congress
Sponsored By: Puget Sound Energy
Date(s): Wednesday, May 14 - Thursday, May 15, 2008
Time:  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Washington State Convention Center, Seattle WA

Description: The West Coast Energy Management Congress (EMC) is the largest energy conference and technology expo held on the U.S. west coast specifically for business, industrial and institutional energy users. It brings together the top experts in all areas of the field to help you set a clear, optimum path to both energy cost control and energy supply security. You can explore promising new technologies, compare energy supply and alternative energy options, and learn about innovative and cost-conscious project implementation strategies. The multi-track conference covers a variety of topics, many specific to the region. The Association of Energy Engineers is pleased to team-up with host, Puget Sound Energy, and a powerhouse line-up of sponsors and cosponsors, to present the 26th annual West Coast Energy Management Congress. Your conference registration includes FREE admission to the companion exposition, a copy of the conference proceedings on CD, as well as complimentary tickets to scheduled conference attendee luncheon functions. Free workshops on a variety of topics will also be held in the West Coast EMC exhibit hall.

Web Site: http://www.energyevent.com

Contact Information:
Ashley Clark
770-279-4392
ashley@aeecenter.org



Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Making a Future for the Past!
Sponsored By: Heritage Conservation Network
Time:  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Lawrence Hall, Room 100, University of Oregon, Eugene

Description: Heritage Conservation Network's international conservation workshops will take you behind the closed doors of historical sites all over the world! -Help restore a 16th centuray cottage in Slovenia's world-renowned wine country. -Use traditional techniques to save Depression-era homesteads in the North Dakota Badlands. -Spend two weeks in the museum-city of Gjirokastra, Albania, preserving a 400-year-old Ottoman tower house. Interested? Come to our informational meeting to learn more about the programs and how you can get involved! Help create a future - for the past!

Web Site: http://www.heritageconservation.net

Contact Information:
Kelly O'Brien
kelly@protradepub.com Not available



Thursday, May 15, 2008

Succeed at LEED
Sponsored By: Cascadia Region Green Building Council
Time:  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: David Evans and Associates, 2100 SW River Parkway Portland, OR

Description: Succeed at LEED is an advanced LEED-NC process workshop. In this workshop, participants learn how to manage the LEED-NC program for projects, from first client meeting to final certification. While other LEED trainings and workshops look at the nuances and details of specific LEED credits and prerequisites, Succeed at LEED focuses primarily on the LEED process.

Web Site: http://www.cascadiagbc.org/events/2008/may/succeed-at-leed-05-15-08.pdf

Contact Information:
Jenny Seifert
503-228-5533
Not available



Saturday, May 17 - Sunday, May 18, 2008

Greener Homes and Gardens Expo
Sponsored By: The ReDirect Guide
Date(s): Saturday, May 17 - Sunday, May 18, 2008
Time:  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: Portland Expo Center

Description: The ReDirect Guide is pleased to announce the 2008 Greener Homes & Gardens Expo. Our 6th Annual and the Portland area's longest running sustainable home & garden show. This year's show will focus on the following key themes: Green Home Building & Remodeling Sustainable Landscaping & Gardening Renewable Energy & Conservation Alternative Transportation Combating Global Warming

Web Site: http://www.greenerhomesandgardens.com/

Contact Information:
katie Heald
503.231.4848
katieh@redirectguide.com



Monday, May 19 - Wednesday, May 21, 2008

NCI Public Meeting Facilitator™ certificate training
Sponsored By: National Charrette Institute
Date(s): Monday, May 19 - Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Time:  8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Downtown Portland, OR

Description: Earn your NCI Public Meeting Facilitator™ certificate in Portland, OR, May 19 - 20 Just knowing how to plan a charrette and design a great plan may not be enough to assure success. At the NCI Public Meeting Facilitator™ certificate trainings, you will gain the lessons learned from some of the toughest charrettes and learn how so many potential problems can be defused by knowing how to properly set up and facilitate public meetings. You will finally be able to relax while conducting a large meeting, knowing that you have the most effective tools and preventions in place. Trainings are held in downtown Portland, near the new streetcar and convenient to Powell's Books and the Pearl District. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.charretteinstitute.org/programs/reg_current/pdx_reg_FAC08.html NCI offers a 10% discount to Oregon and Washington APA members and a discount of $80 off course fees for students, faculty and non-profit employees or volunteers.

Web Site: http://charretteinstitute.org

Contact Information:
Tamara Failor
503-233-8486 ext. 3#
tamara@charretteinstitute.org



Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Transformational Lecture Series featuring Bill Browning
Sponsored By: Cascadia Region Green Building Council
Time:  5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: First Unitarian Church of Portland, 1011 SW 12th Ave., Portland, OR

Description: Topic: New Directions in Green Development The green building market has enjoyed exponential growth since the launch of LEED, with a commensurate increase in green building-related incentives, policies, and expansion into new business sectors. Browning will draw from experience with some of the largest and most influential organizations around the world to discuss new trends in green development as well as to demonstrate why everyone should be no less than optimistic of the continued healthy growth of the green building industry.

Web Site: http://www.cascadiagbc.org/education/transformational-lecture-series

Contact Information:
Jenny Seifert
503-228-5533
Not available



Thursday, May 22, 2008

Green Broker
Sponsored By: Cascadia Region Green Building Council and Commercial Brokers Association
Time:  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR

Description: Green Broker is a new and exciting conference designed for the commercial real estate and financial communities that provides a solid introduction to the fastest growing and most important sector of the building industry: Green Building.

Web Site: http://www.cascadiagbc.org/green-broker

Contact Information:
Jenny Seifert
503-228-5533
Not available



Thursday, May 22 - Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Falling Age of Puberty in U.S. Girls: What We Know and Need to Know
Sponsored By: Oregon Environmental Council
Date(s): Thursday, May 22 - Thursday, May 22, 2008
Time:  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: DoubleTree Hotel Lloyd Center

Description: The Falling Age of Puberty in U.S. Girls: What We Know and Need to KnowMay 22, 2008 Girls get their first periods today, on average, a few months earlier than did girls 40 years ago, but they get their breasts one to two years earlier. Over the course of a few decades, the childhoods of U.S. girls have been significantly shortened. What does this mean for girls today and their health in the future? Early puberty is caused by a combination of factors. The interactions among these factors can be quite complex. As an example: We know that endocrine-disrupting chemicals are a possible cause of early puberty, but we also know that exposure to these chemicals in utero or early in life can also lead to low birth weight and obesity, which are themselves possible causes of early puberty. Sandra Steingraber, PhD, distinguished visiting scholar in the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies, Ithaca College, and author of "Consequences of Early Puberty in U.S. Girls - Implications for Learning" will share recent findings in this area and to discuss the policy actions that are needed to address this problem.

Web Site: http://www.oeconline.org

Contact Information:
Not available



Wednesday, May 28 - Wednesday, May 28, 2008

NW Ecobuilding Guild: Cascadia's Living Building Challenge for Houses
Date(s): Wednesday, May 28 - Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Time:  6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: 721 NW 9th Avenue Portland; Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center

Description: Part of the NW Ecobuilding Guild Spring Meeting Series...

Beyond LEED: the Living Building Challenge
Case study: A Living Building house in Southwest Washington Challenges and barriers to designing and building sustainable houses

Partners: Cascadia Chapter USGBC, Project Greenbuild

What is the Living Building Challenge? What happens when you design and build a house to meet its rigorous standards? Our presenters will include a member of Cascadia GBC, who developed The Living Building Challenge, and members of a team engaged in the process of creating a Living Building house.

Refreshments * Free to Guild members * $5-$15 donation suggested for non-members

Web Site: http://www.ecobuilding.org

Contact Information:
Mike O'Brien
503-823-5494
mobrien@ci.portland.or.us



Friday, May 30 - Sunday, Jun 1, 2008

International Conference on Peak Oil & Climate Change: Paths to Sustainability
Sponsored By: Local Future www.localfuture.org
Date(s): Friday, May 30 - Sunday, Jun 1, 2008
Time:  6:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Clavin College Fine Arts Center, 1795 Knollcrest Circle, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Description: Join a broad array of professions, politicians, business leaders, and concern citizens for this unique high-level international conference that explores the causes of global problems and proposes solutions to move humanity toward lasting paths of sustainability. For more information please contact: www.localfuture.org

Web Site: http://www.localfuture.org

Contact Information:
Aaron Wissner
aaron@localfuture.org Not available



Friday, May 30, 2008

Public-Private Partnerships for Watershed and Airshed Sustainability
Sponsored By: University of Oregon Continuing Education

Location: UO Portland Center 102; 722 SW 2nd Ave.; Portland, OR 97204

Description: Presenter: Joshua Proudfoot A one-day workshop that will focus on development of public/private partnerships in order to achieve sustainability goals.

Web Site: http://sustain.uoregon.edu

Contact Information:
Ruta Stabina
(800) 824-2714
rstabina@uoregon.edu



Friday, May 30 - Friday, May 30, 2008

Gerry Lopez, Surf Is Where You Find It Book Tour
Sponsored By: Patagonia
Date(s): Friday, May 30 - Friday, May 30, 2008
Time:  7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Ecotrust

Description: Come hear Gerry Lopez, the legendary surfer, speak about his new book Surf Is Where You Find It. Gerry will be talking story, reading excerpts, sharing personal photos, signing books and answering questions from audience members.

Web Site: http://www.patagonia.com/

Contact Information:
Jen Rapp
jen_rapp@patagonia.com Not available


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