GPSEN’s 2020 SUSTAINABILITY SYMPOSIUM SERIES
“A Call FR Action”
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Our Symposium series theme – “A Call for Action” – celebrates everyone who is making a difference in our communities!
“Business as a Force for Good”
Monday, July 13, 2020
1:00 – 2:30
Register Via Zoom
We continue to highlight cutting-edge sustainability work in our region, the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with lessons in environmental, economic, and social justice, plus conversations on how to create resilience in our communities.
In this installment of our Sustainability Symposium Series, join business leaders to explore the power of businesses as forces for good and how regional businesses are connecting purpose with profit in meaningful ways:
- Jami Haaning, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Lam Research
- Kymm Nelsen, Conscious Capitalism
- Holly Braun, Corporate Sustainability Collaborative (CSC) and NW Natural
- Mike Mercer, B Local PDX and MMercer Consulting
In addition, learn about international business and non-profit efforts to support communities in Latin America and Africa, with:
- Forest Resener, Communications Director, StoveTeam International
- Tabatha Rood, Executive Director/ Founder, BamCashea
Be a part of the change for good!
Our “Arts and Activism” speakers, on May 29, 2020, featured:
- Emily Miller, Emily Miller Fine Art
- Shelby Silver, Salt of Earth and Sea Studio
- David Lichtenstein, Clowns Without Borders
- Amy Livingstone, Sacred Art Studio
Explore how art and artists are changing our world through artistic creations and performance art.
Check out the details and enjoy our:
Our “A Call for Action: Permaculture and Power” speakers, on April 17, 2020, featured:
- Serena Dressel, GPSEN Board President and Portland State University, Welcome and Celebration of Sustainability Leadership Award Winners
- Neeraja Havaligi, GPSEN Executive Director, “A Dialogue on Action and Resilience”
- Joe Culhane, GPSEN Outreach, “A Call for Action”
- Kim Smith, GPSEN and Portland Community College, “ESD for 2030: The Future Depends on Us!”
- Marisha Auerbach, Portland Community College and Oregon State University, “Permaculture and Food Forests as a Tool for Climate Stability and Community Resilience”
- Jolie Donohue, Learning Garden Coordinator, PCC Cascade , “Social Justice Through Gardening”
- Sherrie Villmark, Program Director, Community Energy Project, “Community Solar and Equity”
- S. Nicki Youngsma, Artist & Editor, Home Orchard Society, “Agrobiodiversity in Context of Food Security”
Check out the details and enjoy our:
- Sustainability Symposium recording
- Community Dialogue – Pulse from Our Participants
- Speakers Resource List
What a joy it was to share our amazing Symposium speakers with you and celebrate our Sustainability Leadership Award Winners:
- Staff Award: Makerusa “Mak” Porotesano, PCC
- Student Award: Billy Fish, Reed College, and Michele Bates, PSU
- Non-Profit Award: Lara Andenoro, Sunrise Movement
- Business Award: Caitlin Horsley, PGE
- Community Member Award: Jose Mikalauskas, Verde/OPAL
More Symposium speakers will be featured in coming events, so keep an eye out for those offerings. Be sure to check out the incredible original full line-up of our 2020 Sustainability Symposium speakers, workshops, and award-winners.
Note that the Symposium is our signature event and a key fundraiser for our programs. We offered our Virtual Sustainability Symposium for free, and took a financial hit. So, please consider donating to support our efforts, if you can.
Plus, learn how you and your organization can become a sponsor and help achieve a sustainable future.
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