2017 Let's Talk Climate Series

Let’s Talk Climate
2017 Public Talk Series
Copeland Commons Room at TaborSpace

For the second year, Let's Talk Climate will offer a series of monthly presentations and discussions on local and regional issues related to climate change. All events are free and open to the public. The venue will be the Copeland Commons Room at TaborSpace (Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church), SE 54th and Belmont, and all events will begin at 7 p.m.

January 25 (Wednesday)
What Lies Ahead for State-Wide Energy Policy?
A panel will discuss what’s needed in state-wide energy policy in the upcoming year, what legislation is likely to be proposed, and how the public can most effectively support policy needs. The presentations will be followed by a discussion with the audience.
Panel Members are:
  • Angus Duncan, Chair of the Oregon Commission on Global Warming
  • Senator Michael Dembrow, Oregon District 23
  • Shilpa Joshi, Organizing Director, Renew Oregon
February 15 (Wednesday)
Aiming for Carbon Zero and Portland Housing Choices
Portland’s Climate Action Plan delineates a goal of achieving zero-net carbon emissions in all new buildings and homes by 2030. How will we get there? Come find out how the technology of “passive houses” makes this a real possibility for all income groups.
Panel Members are:
  • Michael Armstrong, Senior Sustainability Manager at Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
  • Alexander Boetzel, Chief Operation Officer, Green Hammer
  • Josh Salinger, Founder and President, Birdsmouth Construction
  • Jessica Woodruff, Director of Housing Development, REACH
We’re Expecting to Host Additional Programs on
March 16 (Thursday)
April 19 (Wednesday)

Additional Information/Contacts:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lets.talk.climate/
e-mail list: Send request to contact@letstalkclimatepdx.org


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