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If you are committed to or interested in making your business as sustainable as possible, the GoGreen Conference is an opportunity you can’t afford to miss. Oregon Tilth is a proud sponsor and contributor to the Go Green '09 Conference.

  • Conference
When Oct 07, 2009
from 08:30 am to 04:30 pm
Where Portand, OR The Gerding Theater
Contact Name
Contact Phone 503.226.2377
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Whether you represent an established business looking to shake things up by redirecting your focus to a sustainable outlook or you are an aspiring business owner ready to build green from the ground up, this event will give you the insight + tools needed to build a successful, sustainable business and foster sustainable local + global economies. We hope you will join us!

2009 GoGreen '09 Conference Sessions

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  • Remarks by Governor Ted Kulongoski
    Introduction by Pat Reiten/President, Pacific Power
  • Keynote by Kate Brown, Oregon Secretary of State
    Introduction by Margie Harris/Energy Trust of Oregon
  • 2009 Most Sustainable Businesses Showcase: Live Case Studies; Learn from BEST Business Award Winners + Oregon's 100 Best Green Companies
    Featured Speakers: Susan Anderson/Bureau of Planning & Sustainability, Anne Weaver/Elephants, Allison Blosser/Sokol Blosser Winery, Kimberley Sackman/EPSON, Kirby Jones/Refind Furniture
  • Eco-Visionaries: Creating the NEW Sustainable Business Landscape
    Featured Speakers: Darcy Winslow/DSW Collective, Sheri Flies/COSTCO Wholesale Corporation, Sarah Severn/NIKE and Joyce LaValle/Interface, Inc.
  • Electric Vehicles: Explore the Investment, Implications and Economic Opportunities
    Featured Speakers: Jeff Cogen/Multnomah County, Mark Perry/Nissan, Mark Brady/Business Oregon, Charlie Allcock/PGE
  • Improve Your Sustainability Credentials: Opportunities for Continuing Education and Certification
    Featured Speakers: Ruta Stabina/University of Oregon, Scott Marshall/Portland State University, Carrie Farrar/The Standard, Mike Mercer/NWEI
  • Lunch & Learn with Top 10 Sustainability Growth Sectors
    Featuring: Green Building hosted by Cascadia Region Green Building Council, Energy Efficiency hosted by Energy Trust of Oregon, Agriculture hosted by Oregon Department of Agriculture, Food hosted by Oregon Tilth, Smart Grid hosted by Silver Springs, Wind Energy hosted by Oregon Wind Energy Coalition, Solar hosted by Solar Oregon, Electric Vehicles hosted by Business Oregon, Wave Energy hosted by Oregon Wave Energy Trust, Water hosted by Portland Water Bureau
    PLUS 2009 Blue Sky Visionary Award presented by Pat Reiten/President, Pacific Power and Green Giant Awards presented by Steve Clark/Publisher, Portland Tribune
  • Authentic Storytelling in the Age of Greenwashing: An Interactive Dialogue and Discovery of Fact, Contradiction and Possibility
    Featured Speakers: Gary Hirsch/On Your Feet and Scott Davis/From the Rooftops
  • Writing Your Sustainability Plan: Develop a Framework and Process to Advance Sustainable Objectives
    Featured Speakers: Marsha Willard/AXIS, James Curleigh/KEEN, Clark Brockman/Sera Architects, Mark Morford/Stoel Rives
  • Portland + Oregon = Sustainability Leadership: Public and Private Initiatives Creating Economic Opportunity for Business
    Featured Speakers: Rob Bennett/POSI, Sattie Clark/VOIS, Elin Shepard/State of Oregon, Gillian Floren/Greenlight Greater Portland
  • Carbon Footprint Analysis: Tools for Measuring and Reducing Your Companys Environmental Impact
    Featured Speakers: Josh Skov/Good Company, Erin Fitzgerald/Shorebank Pacific
  • Growing Green Ideas: Funding Options for Sustainable Business
    Featured Speakers: Colin Sears/Portland Development Commission, Kipp Baratoff/Equilibrium Capital, Dan Weldon/Umpqua Bank, Linda Weston/Oregon Entrepreneurs Network
  • Social Media and Your Sustainable Message: Maximize Outreach through Online Forums
    Featured Speakers: Nik Blosser/Celilo Group, Kate Bailey-Frent/gDiapers, Michelle Peterman/Kettle Foods, John McPhee/Anvi Media

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