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Sunday
Jan 11, 2009
WorldCamp/GreenCamp brainstorming session
Red and Black Cafe

Interested in seeing a sustainability-focused unconference in Portland? Come to the Red and Black and help us figure out how to make it happen.

This was originally scheduled for December 21, has been rescheduled due to snowpocalypse.

Contact klint at klintron dot com if you can't make it but are interested in the project.

Sunday
Jan 25, 2009
seecamp planning v.3
AboutUs

The third planning meeting for SEEcamp, a sustainability unconference for this upcoming spring.

Please attend if curious.

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Wednesday
Mar 4, 2009
A Panel Discussion on the Latest Economic Situation in China
House of Louie

Lunch presentation with panel discussion by: - (Moderator) Richard Read, The Oregonian - S. Gregory Borossay, Port of Portland, Manager, Marine Marketing - Joel Enderle, Columbia Sportswear, Sr. Dir. of Footwear Manufacturing - Lisa Graff, Intel Corporation, GM, Server Platforms, Digital Enterprise Group - Amy Hsuan, The Oregonian, staff writer currently reporting on green and solar industries in China

In this global economy, the economic meltdown happening in the U.S. is also affecting economies around the world. China, Oregon’s largest export country in 2008, is being negatively affected. We often see bad news coming out of China, such as:

  • "China’s Slowdown Sends out Aftershocks”,
  • "Jobless Migrants Hit 20 Million as China’s Unemployment Rises”
  • "China’s Small Factories Struggle”, etc.

We have assembled a panel of seasoned business people and professionals who have been working and/or traveling in China to give us a closer look at what is really going on over there and share their insights with us. We will also learn about any implications to the Oregon economy due to the current situation in China. Please bring your questions and join us! Ticket Info: $20 members; $30 general; $15 students Tickets at: http://www.nwchina.org/register-cbn.php

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Tuesday
Apr 14, 2009
inFARMation (and Beer!)
Roots Organic Brewing [Out of business. *Sigh*]

InFARMation (and Beer!) is designed to promote community discussion on the connection between food and farms in Oregon. This is a great opportunity to network with the community of Oregonians who want to have a say in our local food system!

As always, InFARMation (and Beer!) is on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, Beers are only $2.50, and the event is free and open to the public.

Agenda:

A third generation dairy farmer from Monmouth, Jon Bansen of Double J Jersey Farm transitioned from a conventional dairy to an organic dairy in the late 1990s, and is part of the farmer co-op Organic Valley.

Jon has turned farm diversity and organic dairying into a profitable business while providing a comfortable and sustainable life for himself, his family, and his cows. Jon also gives back to the community by providing farm tours and pasture walks for consumers, students, farmers and extension agents.

5:30-6:30 arrive, enjoy food and drinks, networking 6:30-8:00 speaker presentations with Q&A 8:00-8:30 more networking, discussion, and of course, organic brew!

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Thursday
Apr 16, 2009
Compostmodern PDX
Ecotrust (Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center)

Compostmodern PDX An Evening of Sustainability for Graphic Designers and Industrial Designers

About the Event Compostmodern PDX will feature video highlights from the San Francisco Compostmodern event and Brian Dougherty, author of Green Graphic Design (greengraphicdesign.net)

Dougherty, a founding partner at Celery Design Collaborative in Berkeley, Calif., and a leader in the field of ecological communications design, will discuss the ability of designers to send a socially and ecologically responsible message to both consumers and corporations. Signed copies of Green Graphic Design will be available for purchase by cash or check.

The original Compostmodern conference was presented by AIGA San Francisco and the AIGA Center for Sustainable Design. That event brought together designers, manufacturers and business leaders to produce sustainable solutions for the graphic design and industrial design communities.

Attendees will receive access to footage from the complete San Francisco Compostmodern conference. This seven hour video series will be available on-line.

Compostmodern PDX was developed as part of AIGA Portland’s growing focus on sustainability. The event is sponsored by Mohawk Papers.

Cost Members: $17 in-advance / $20 at-the-door Non-Memebers: $27 in-advance/ $30 at-the-door Students: $12 in-advance/ $15 at-the-door


Catering for the event will focus on local, sustainably produced hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine. Attendees will receive one free drink ticket.

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Tuesday
Apr 21, 2009
TiE OR: Rethinking the Foodshed: The emergent redesign in our food supply system
Ater Wynne

Sustainably grown and organic food is one of the fastest growing industries in the country. It is about environmental values but it is also about knowledge: rediscovering taste, rediscovering ripeness, rediscovering the connection between the field and the table.

Are these rediscovered values byproducts of a focus on sustainability?

Or is sustainability achievable precisely because these values are in high demand, and require sustainable agriculture and food delivery systems to succeed?

And how can these solutions scale -- is the concept of "distributed scale" an oxymoron or a breakthrough?

Our current food supply chain has become increasingly complex, involving a global network of farmers, packers, shippers, manufacturers & retailers. Your neighborhood grocery store is likely to carry more items from far flung areas of the world than produce that has been grown locally.

Several incidents over the course of last year have brought the increasing complexity and anonymity of our food supply systems to national - and international - attention. The salmonella outbreaks related to spinach & peanuts, the tainted milk from China as well last year’s hike in gasoline prices that had repercussions in the increased food costs -- all fuel a debate about the importance of controlling how and where our food is grown, harvested, processed, stored, and distributed.

Central to this conversation has been the re-emergence of the idea of the food shed.

How do we get the variety in our food and yet stay local? Does local matter and if so why?

Join us for a discussion on this topic on April 21st with David Lively, marketing Director at Organically Grown, largest wholesaler of organic fruits, vegetables and herbs in the Pacific Northwest.

Registration Details: Online: Members - $15; Non Members - $25 Onsite: Members - $20; Non Members - $30

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Wednesday
Jun 10, 2009
Social Innovation Forum
Urban Grind East

June's Forum focuses on sustainability. How do you implement innovation in a way that creates lasting change? How do you preserve and maintain the change you've worked for? This month's forum will guide you through both of these considerations, the two sides of real sustainability. Join us to share your ideas and discuss emerging local and national concepts and projects and how they are sustaining the good! The Springboard Social Innovation Forum offers a monthly event designed to support those interested in creating a better future. Our focus is to help practitioners or potential practitioners of social projects push beyond discussion and debate into action. Each Forum will inspire and teach with ideas, powerful role models, and stories. Speakers, content experts, panels, and workshops will help you improve your strategies for planning and launching effective social ventures. The Forum will create a context to connect, learn, and take action around ideas that lead to tangible change—all in a venue designed for building community. Cost is $5.00 at the door.

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Friday
Sep 11, 2009
SHIFT: A Green Salon
Pop Art Community Room

SHIFT: A Green Salon sharing and inspiring sustainable design

Calling all designers: Obsessed with finding an earth-friendly Super 77? Geek out on just how much you can fit on a press sheet? Recommend Celery Design’s “Green Graphic Design” to everyone you meet? Stoked you made that direct mail piece all digital AND got a better response rate? Believe our ultimate client is the Earth?

We want YOU to share your green ideas/solutions/materials with other hungry designers and creatives that are making communication better and more sustainable.

Submit your 5-minute presentation idea by 9/21 and we’ll select 10 of the most inspiring and interesting ones. Each designer/team will present on November 5th. The night concludes with questions and mingling.

TO APPLY: Email your presentation idea by 9/21 to Lisa Holmes, AIGA Portland Sustainability Chair, at [email protected] and include:

  • who you are
  • where you work and what you do
  • your presentation idea
  • your contact info
  • optional: send up to 3 images in a PDF

Obligatory side notes: This is not an opportunity to solicit your company’s version of the Snuggie, or anything else that isn’t relevant to sustainable design. By applying, AIGA Portland is allowed to record and post your presentation on their site and other materials.

MISSION of the AIGA PORTLAND SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE AIGA Portland’s Sustainability committee provides on and offline environments for designers and thought leaders to discuss sustainability, green practices, the future role of visual communications, and beyond.

Ticket Info: FREE Members/$5 Non-Member

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Thursday
Nov 5, 2009
Well Being and the Economy: Conversations that Matter 2009
Sentinel Hotel

Mark Anielski is the author of the best-selling, award-winning book The Economics of Happiness: Building Genuine Wealth, which was published in June 2007 by New Society Publishers.

Dr. David C. Korten is the author of Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth (2009), and The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community (2006).

Tom’s office is responsible for developing state economic and demographic forecasts and estimating revenue for the State of Oregon. These revenue forecasts are used to develop both the Governor’s Budget and the Legislatively Approved Budget


Portland State University will launch the inaugural Conversations That Matter series this year. The theme of the inaugural series is Well-Being and the Economy. In the midst of a difficult economic time it is essential to explore how the well-being of individuals and society may be best measured and obtained. The Conversations That Matter series promises to raise critical questions, incite new thinking and offer participants a forum for exploring how best to serve the well-being of all.

Each of the three Conversations That Matter features two internationally-recognized individuals who will offer insights to and engage in dialogue around key global issues of our time. The two distinguished guests will share their own perspectives and then engage each other and the audience in an open discussion. It is through this format that the Conversations That Matter series seeks to move beyond the ‘sound bite’ media to a provocative, in depth discussion on the pressing questions of our time.

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Monday
Dec 14, 2009
Oregon Training Network: Integrating Sustainability Into Your Business Practices
through DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland - Lloyd Center Website
SAOpdx: Integrating Sustainability into Your Business Practices - 50% off!
through DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland - Lloyd Center

Presented by Oregon Training Network and Worksystems, Inc.

Sustainability is good for business. This two-day class will provide you with the rationale, the methodology and real-life examples of how and why organizations have used sustainability to their strategic and operational advantage in the marketplace. Learn how sustainability not only improves your company’s triple bottom line - financial, social, and environmental – but how it improves your company’s image in the world, which can reap huge benefits. You will leave having developed a draft sustainability plan for a specific company process and return to work being able to lead company sustainability initiatives.

READ MORE/REGISTER: https://sao.yourmembership.com/events/event_details.asp?id=86376

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Tuesday
Jan 26, 2010
EcoTuesday

EcoTuesday is a structured networking event for sustainable business leaders that takes place on the fourth Tuesday of each month in cities across the country.

Here's a brief outline of what takes place at each event: -Arrive at the venue, settle in, and meet new people -Learn about the cutting edges of sustainable business from an expert -Quickly introduce yourself & your project to a roomful of people -Network with people you learned about during the Introduction Circle

This month's speaker: Richard Brenne

Richard Brenne is an award-winning screenwriter last produced by Discovery Channel, HBO and Warner Bros. He first wrote about climate change in 1988. Richard will be discussing the real issues of climate change and what it means for us today. He's eager to discuss the calls to action that can include you, your career, business and industry - and to have fun doing it!

Refreshments will be provided.

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Tuesday
Feb 23, 2010
EcoTuesday

EcoTuesday is a structured networking event for sustainable business leaders that takes place on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

This month's speaker: Kevin Pile, he is a leading expert in green career pathways. He is recognized as a green business leader with his recent Ecotrain Green Career Guide publication. Kevin has over 17 years of “eco” interest, and this is evident when you hear the passion in his voice. He will speak his understanding of a sustainable economy while presenting the opportunity for business and job seekers looking for green pathways.

Here's a brief outline of what takes place at each event: -Arrive at the venue, settle in, and meet new people -Learn about the cutting edges of sustainable business from an expert -Quickly introduce yourself & your project to a roomful of people -Network with people you learned about during the Introduction Circle

The event is FREE if you register online, or $10 at the door. Refreshments provided.

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Thursday
Feb 25, 2010
Integrating Sustainability Into Your Business Practices
through DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland - Lloyd Center

This two-day class will provide you with the rationale, the methodology and real-life examples of how and why organizations have used sustainability to their strategic and operational advantage in the marketplace. Learn how sustainability not only improves your company’s triple bottom line – financial, social, and environmental – but how it improves your company’s image in the world, which can reap huge benefits. You will leave having developed a draft sustainability plan for a specific company process and return to work being able to lead company sustainability initiatives.

More info: http://oregontrainingnetwork.com/training-topics/sustainability/

Contact: Rachel Kjack Phone: 503.867.0742 Email: [email protected]

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Saturday
Mar 13, 2010
Zday 2010
Backspace

Zday is the annual international celebration in observance of the ideas of Jacque Fresco’s Venus Project as presented in Peter Joseph’s popular documentary film Zeitgeist: Addendum.

The ideas behind Jacque's Resource-Based Economy have become viral and are challenging established paradigms.

We will be screening a special edit of Zeitgeist & Venus Project videos, as well as hosted discussions. There will be something for everyone: newcomers, and those who are very familiar.

The activist organization for the Venus Project has become know as The Zeitgeist Movement. This movement has grown to 350,000+ people world wide, in just over 1 year.

Join us in our exploration of the future!

RSVP or View other event location here: http://zday2010.org/worldwide-map

To learn more about this movement visit: http://thevenusproject.com http://thezeitgeistmovement.com http://zeitgeistmovie.com

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Tuesday
Jun 1, 2010
Tech for Tomorrow: How to Win the Sustainable Innovation Race
White Stag Block (University of Oregon)

We all know Ghandi once said: “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Many of us are pretty good at practicing that principle in our personal lives, but what about at work? The goal of this one day workshop is to motivate and educate potential “change agents” in the high tech and IT industries on how to use the scientifically-based framework of The Natural Step (TNS) in launching successful sustainability initiatives in their organization. You can then apply this framework and the new ways of thinking presented in this course to make you and your organization more innovative, more competitive and ultimately more sustainable.

Training Objectives: What You Will Learn

* A whole systems perspective for considering sustainability
* The Natural Step framework, including the four system conditions
* The basic science underlying The Natural Step Framework
* How the framework is used for decision making and strategic planning
* Suggested ideas for applying the TNS framework in technology organizations
* Resources for fresh ideas and assistance when you wonder what to do next
* Through case studies, how organizations have benefited from implementing the framework
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Wednesday
Nov 17, 2010
Your Future in Global Leadership starts with the Master of International Management Program
Portland State University (PSU) - Smith Memorial Center

MEET IN: Room 236 - The Cascade Room

The Master of International Management forum & social networking event

Due to the high demand/popularity on the Oct 20th forum- We are extending another forum discussion on November 17th.

Do you have what it takes to become the next global leader? Join us as we premier an exciting and new forum to learn more from the Master of International Management experts. Find out what it takes to become the next global leader in today’s competitive market. Mingle with some of the emerging global leaders and experts in Asian business and culture.

The Master of International Management forum will help you:

  1. . Gain perspective on globalization and international leadership
  2. . Cultivate effective cross cultural management relationships, liaisons and partnerships
  3. . Learn more about the importance of Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability/Global Marketing/Global Supply Chain Management/International Finance to further enhance your marketability
  4. . Get an overview of top-rated professional training and education on emerging language, culture and politics
  5. . Network with current working professionals, alumni and graduate business students who are industry leaders

Who should attend: Working professionals who aspire to be leaders of Global Marketing, International Social Entrepreneurship & Sustainability, Global Supply Chain Management and International Finance.

Where:

Smith Memorial Student Union

1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR, 97201

Room 236 - The Cascade Room

When: Wednesday, October 20, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Forum will start at 6pm sharp- *RSVP/pre-registration is required as seating is limited to 30. http://mim.eventbrite.com/

The forum will include:

* Brief info session

* Panel discussion with experts in International Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability/Global Marketing/Global Supply Chain Management/International Finance

* Q&A

* Complimentary hors d'oeuvres + drinks

check out the panelist bio here: http://mim.eventbrite.com/

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Your Future in Global Leadership starts with the Master of International Management Program
Portland State University (PSU) - Smith Memorial Center

The Master of International Management forum & social networking event

Due to the high demand/popularity on the Oct 20th forum- We are extending another forum discussion on November 17th.

Do you have what it takes to become the next global leader? Join us as we premier an exciting and new forum to learn more from the Master of International Management experts. Find out what it takes to become the next global leader in today’s competitive market. Mingle with some of the emerging global leaders and experts in Asian business and culture.

The Master of International Management forum will help you:

  1. . Gain perspective on globalization and international leadership
  2. . Cultivate effective cross cultural management relationships, liaisons and partnerships
  3. . Learn more about the importance of Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability/Global Marketing/Global Supply Chain Management/International Finance to further enhance your marketability
  4. . Get an overview of top-rated professional training and education on emerging language, culture and politics
  5. . Network with current working professionals, alumni and graduate business students who are industry leaders

Who should attend: Working professionals who aspire to be leaders of Global Marketing, International Social Entrepreneurship & Sustainability, Global Supply Chain Management and International Finance.

Where:

Smith Memorial Student Union

1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR, 97201

Room 236 - The Cascade Room

When: Wednesday, November 17th, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Forum will start at 6pm sharp- *RSVP/pre-registration is required as seating is limited to 30. http://mim.eventbrite.com/

The forum will include:

* Brief info session

* Panel discussion with experts in International Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability/Global Marketing/Global Supply Chain Management/International Finance

* Q&A

* Complimentary hors d'oeuvres + drinks

check out the panelist bio here: http://mim.eventbrite.com/

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Tuesday
Jan 11, 2011
Easy Street Online Services: New Data Center Open House and Technology Tour
EasyStreet Online Services

EasyStreet is proud to announce our new data center has been finished on schedule and the first customers are ready to move in. Please accept our invitation to see the data center and the unique energy-saving technologies we've employed before it is closed to the public.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. 9610 SW Sunshine Ct. (Across from our main offices) Beaverton, OR 97005

Local dignitaries will be on hand to help launch this new data center, which is an archetype for sustainable IT in Oregon. Scheduled speakers include:

• Denny Doyle, Mayor, City of Beaverton • Jim Piro, CEO, Portland General Electric • Bob Repine, Director, Oregon Department of Energy

We hope you will join us and will invite others who have an interest in the latest IT technologies and/or sustainable practices.

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Wednesday
Jan 26, 2011
Generate: Social Change [by AIGA Portland / design community]
KEEN Community Room

~ Evolved thinking for change ~

Design, at its core, is problem-solving. We are presented with a problem and use our talents to solve it. Design is usually thought of as a profession. However, many designers and creative thinkers are using design-thinking to solve social issues. Generate: Social Change is a platform for designers and creatives to discuss and share with other forward-thinkers who want to see a more sustainable world.

https://aigaportland.org/events/generate-social-change

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Thursday
Apr 21, 2011
Shift 6 : Engaging Presentations On Sustainable Design

SHIFT 6 is an event to inform, inspire and engage peers, clients and students about sustainable design thinking and practices. Ten presenters will briefly share their observations, ideas and even challenges in shaping the future of visual communications. This evening also includes mingling, Q&A, local snacks, and free beer with your own mug!

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Monday
May 9, 2011
Green Light Movie...The Sustainable Oroville Project www.facebook.com/greenlightmovie
souk

Green Light Movie…The Sustainable Oroville Open House A call to action for leaders and press.

Being from the Pacific Northwest; you are considered a sustainability thought leader. You are cordially invited to our open house, a free solution based networking event.

Are you looking to get something out of the time you spend at a networking event? Do you attend green networking events to meet new people, or to participate in a solution?

Join the key Sustainable Oroville and Green Light Movie team for an engaging conversation. City leaders are saying YES to “green” through Sustainable Oroville – a civic initiative that already has attracted a canola crushing plant (which will produce canola oil and meal), as well as plans for the nation’s first sustainable, passive haus hotel. Since the launch of this initiative, Oroville is gaining attention from other clean-technology entrepreneurs and sustainability advocates who want to see it succeed.

So what’s the big deal? Oroville isn’t waiting around for the world to change … instead, it’s taking steps to change the world.

Oroville’s journey into sustainability will create a road map that other agriculture-dependent communities can adopt. Capturing this transformation in a documentary film creates a proof-of-concept that can be distributed worldwide. Through conversations with local leaders, business owners and residents, as well as sustainability movement leaders, we will show a grassroots effort creating change we NEED to see in the world.

This is your opportunity to play a part in a "think globally, act locally" solution that is happening right now while being documented in the Green Light Movie, the Sustainable Oroville Project film.

This is not your usual networking event. Stop by anytime between 3pm and 6pm. Stay as long as you like. Get one on one talking time with the thought leader visionaries. Listen to the vision, get questions answered, and see how YOU can intersect your experience, skills, and passion into this movement that is providing a solution to improve qualities of life in our very own Pacific Northwest communities.

www.greenlightmovie.com www.sustainableoroville.com www.facebook.com/greenlightmovie

Feel free to contact myself at [email protected] or 360-420-4594

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Wednesday
Aug 3, 2011
AIGA Portland The Living Principles Workshop
David Evans & Associates Inc.

AIGA Portland is holding The Living Principles Workshop on Wednesday, August 3rd. The Living Principles design framework is a catalyst for driving positive cultural change, and distills the four streams of sustainability—environment, people, economy and culture—into a roadmap that is understandable, integrated and most importantly, actionable. This event will help design/creative professionals understand and use this innovative sustainability framework.

The event, on Wednesday, August 3rd from 1:30 – 5:00 pm at the David Evans & Associates Inc., is $20 for AIGA members, $15 for student members and $35 for non-members. Please RSVP and obtain additional information at https://aigaportland.org/events/living-principles-workshop-event.

Phil Hamlett, one of the chief architects of The Living Principles, and graduate director of the School of Graphic Design at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, will lead the workshop. Through a series of engaging group challenges, attendees will apply The Living Principles to practical design problems.

AIGA, the professional association for design, is committed to advancing design as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force. With Portland already at the vanguard of sustainability dialogue, the AIGA Portland Sustainability Committee provides on and offline environments for designers and thought leaders to discuss sustainability, green practices, the future role of visual communications, and beyond.

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Saturday
May 19, 2012
Nike Materials Index Hackathon
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

Nike MSI is one of many approaches to evaluate the environmental sustainability of materials and the suppliers that produce them. We have created this forum to capture feedback and new ideas from users and reviewers.

We hope that releasing this framework and data will jumpstart a rich conversation within the footwear and apparel industry. Please participate with questions and comments regarding the value of our approach, ways to improve and build upon Nike MSI, data to populate new materials and a wider variety of supply chains, and the development of a centrally managed, open-source center of excellence that provides access to all.

Nike Materials Sustainability Index

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Monday
Dec 10, 2012
Cleanweb PDX Meetup
PSU Business Accelerator

Are you interested in expanding the cleantech community in Portland? On Monday, December 10 from 6:30--8pm, the Accelerator is hosting the first Cleanweb PDX Meetup, a group designed to foster the Cleantech community in Portland.

The meetup is organized by Jay-E Emmingham, a friend of the Accelerator who was an organizer for the NY Cleanweb community and is hoping to start a similar program here. Learn more about Cleanweb here: http://cleanweb.co/about/

Sign up for the 12/10 meetup here: http://www.meetup.com/Cleanweb-PDX/.

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Tuesday
Jan 15, 2013
Cleanweb PDX Meetup: Monthly Hack, Eat & Drink
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

At this monthly meeting, we get together, talk about app ideas for one or two industry (such as sporting apparel, commercial building, food, water, etc). These are the local industry that can use some help to identify solutions to reduce carbon footprint and lessen any negative environmental impact to local residents.

Our goal is to brainstorm innovative ideas utilizing information technology by leveraging the mobile and social web.

Of course, creative juice often comes after a glass of nice brew. That's how drink is involved in this. If you not a drinker, the Pub serves good food of you to hack & eat.

We are not really building an app at the meeting (but if you would like to crank out an app in 90 mins, that would be awesome too). And what are we doing with these ideas? You'll have to come to find out.

For those who won't be able to make it in person you can join via G+ Hangout. Please let me know in advance.

Thanks and hope to see you on the 15th!

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Friday
May 17, 2013
Cleanweb Hackathon = (Cleantech + IT) + Charrette + Some Good Company
through Earth Advantage

This hackathon is different than others...it is a two day charrette to bring together developers, designers and innovators building web or mobile apps to solve environmental issues and enjoy a few good company.

Here is the scoop about the hackathon.

Prizes First place: $1500 and three 50% off the admission to the NEXT Startup Weekend Second place: $500 and two 50% off the admission to Tech for Change

Friday, 5/17 (optional but recommended) Kick-Off Party: Good food and beer will be there for you plus some good companies. An opportunity to scout teammates and networking & social

Saturday, 5/18 Commissioner Fish will speak. Bill Weihl, Sustainability Guru at Facebook will make cameo appearance via video conferencing. API, datasets and project ideas will be presented.

Sunday, 5/19 It is your time to shine. The final presentation will start at 3:30 and the prizes will be given out to the top two teams.

Breakfast and lunch are on us. Thanks to Chipotle!

See you all there!

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Thursday
Aug 29, 2013
[POSTPONED] SOSSA: Sustainable Open Source Software Alliance meetup
OpenSourcery

[Our apologies, due to a scheduling mixup we have to postpone this event]

Please join us at the next Sustainable Open Source Software Alliance meetup!

What: SOSSA meetup

Where: OpenSourcery, 1636 NW Lovejoy Street, Portland Oregon 97209

When: [POSTPONED]

A news article discussing the group's formation: http://www.sustainablebusinessoregon.com/articles/2013/08/open-sorcerers-look-to-form.html?page=all

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Saturday
Oct 26, 2013
PSU-TAO Cleanweb Hack (updated)
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

If you haven't already signed up for the Hack tomorrow at PSU, we hope some details included here will entice you. To prepare our participants for a fun and productive day, below are details and resources for the Hack.

Goals: To generate ideas are innovative to solving environmental and sustainability, social equity issues through utilization of software and mobile apps. Don’t forget to have some fun.

Idea Generation: To start, you should ask the following questions: 1) What issues you and your team would like to tackle? (ie. carbon emissions reduction by buildings or vehicles, solar potential identifier, change of personal habits, e-waste tracking, etc.) 2) What do other similar applications exist on the market? Sometimes, building on existing apps can resolve a more refined product. 3) What is the marketability? Is it scalable?

The best project ideas are one that you are passionate about, and have some components of competition and linkage to social media.

Finding Data: While you are brainstorming ideas, you should also consider data availability as well. It is not the end of the world if you don’t have data sets or APIs to mock up a prototype. Simply build your own datasets, even if just a few that are enough for you to test out your product.

See the Cleanweb Hack resource guide for APIs, data sets, sample projects and project ideas. (http://tinyurl.com/m7a744e)

Judging Criteria: At the end of day, your prototype will be scored on these criteria: 1) Impact on resource and sustainability issues 2) Design and usability of prototype 3) Feasibility and marketability 4) Good use of datasets and APIs

Prizes: 1st Place - $500, 2nd Place - $250

Bragging right is priceless.

Our judges are looking forward to your innovations!

Winston Saunders, Director of Data Center Security Initiatives at Intel Chris Harder, Division Manager at the Portland Development Commission (PDC) Skip Newberry, President at the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO)

Questions? Ask us on Twitter (@cleanwebPDX), Facebook or via email [email protected]

There will be food, drink and good companies. Come out to have some fun!


What is Cleanweb? Cleanweb is a meme, a movement, a market that individuals/organizations are leveraging information technologies to address the world's critical resource challenges. This web of technologies can optimize how we use resources across the way we live, work, and play. It creates the biggest impact and economic opportunity of our time.

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Thursday
Sep 14, 2017
BEST FEST, The Pacific NW's Premier Cleantech Innovation Conference
World Trade Center

Innovations on the frontiers of science and technology can help address the environmental challenges we face. The 2017 BEST FEST will explore how cutting edge innovations in Advanced Manufacturing, Energy, Water, Natural Resources, IoT, Agriculture and Food can make a positive impact on the planet while also growing the Oregon economy. Experts from across industries in Oregon and outside the state along with entrepreneurs and university researchers will expose exciting innovations in an informative and fascinating program.

Now in its ninth year, BEST FEST brings together the doers, thinkers, and innovators working in clean technology across the region. Our signature event – known as the Pacific Northwest’s premier cleantech innovation conference – is about learning, inspiring, networking, sharing ideas, and shaping a better, more sustainable future. BEST FEST convenes a diverse audience of entrepreneurs, investors, partners, corporates, university researchers, students, and scientists – all of whom share the common goal of accelerating solutions to environmental challenges and want to create opportunities to engage.

Early bird tickets on sale now at: https://tinyurl.com/y7mc2a28

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Tuesday
Sep 26, 2017
New Green Things: Product Innovation in Oregon's Craft Cannabis Industry - Hosted by the Craft Cannabis Alliance
CENTRL East Side Location

It has often been said that cannabis is Oregon's next great craft industry. Join the Craft Cannabis Alliance at the Built Up Festival along with some of the most visionary leaders in Oregon cannabis for a lively discussion of Oregon's creative present and economic future as a center of innovation and leadership in this emerging and soon to be global market. Minds will be opened, myths will be shattered, futures will be predicted, and refreshments will be served.

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