Roundtable hosting speakers from BlueGreen Alliance, Puget Sound PartnershipOctober 10, 2012
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Seattle — On October 23 – 24, 2012, the Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center is hosting their annual Regional Roundtable at the Clearwater Resort in Suquamish, Wash.
This year’s Roundtable will convene for two days with representatives from the BlueGreen Alliance, Puget Sound Partnership, Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Washington Department of Ecology, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, and Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission presenting on the EPA’s E3 intiative, green chemistry, and chemicals of concern to Puget Sound and the Columbia River.
Joining in the Roundtable this year is keynote speaker Charlotte Brody of the BlueGreen Alliance, a national strategic partnership between labor unions and environmental organizations dedicated to expanding the number and quality of jobs in the green economy As their Associate Director for Health Initiatives, Brody’s keynote, “Taking Pollution Out of Production,” will explain why this is a priority and how to increase jobs while working toward this goal.
“I’m so excited,” said Brody, “to come talk with this group of pollution prevention professionals about how we can work together to build the pillars of a new economy making products that are safe for the workers who make them, safe for the people who use them, and safe for the environment as well.”
Additionally, Anthony Wright, Executive Director of the Puget Sound Partnership, is providing closing remarks on Day Two.
For more information about this event, please visit http://pprc.org/index.php/2012/networking/networking-roundtable/2012-regional-roundtable/.
The Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC) is the leading regional nonprofit that provides practical, on-the-ground technical assistance to businesses, public agencies, and nonprofits that seek to conserve resources and improve economic performance. PPRC’s projects include lean and green for industry, various environmental trainings in the form of webinars, environmentally preferable purchasing, green business certifications, and the Spray Technique Applied Research (STAR) training for painters. PPRC also provides research that includes development of best management practices, life-cycle analysis, toxics- and greenhouse gas (GHG)-footprinting, and a free research program for a specific environmental issue or question.