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Why Should You Come to This Year’s Roundtable?

September 30, 2015

Our Regional Roundtable, October 27 & 28 at the Silver Cloud-Seattle Stadiums, is less than one month away.

2015 PPRC square_Page_4This year’s event will bring together businesses and technical assistance providers to discuss cutting edge pollution prevention topics like green chemistry, stormwater, and energy efficiency. The event includes a keynote speech by Bob Perciasepe and a facility tour of one of the greenest sports stadiums in the country, next door Safeco Field! For the full agenda and registration info, go here.

Each day offers ample opportunities to hear about cutting edge pollution prevention issues, and to participate in discussions. For your convenience, we’re offering a variety of different registration options. You can register for one day, both days, or even just the Keynote Speech & Breakfast.

Highlights from Day 1 include:

  • A presentation by PPRC’s Marjorie Martz-Emerson on the under-recognized issue of cadmium in the Northwest. In the U.S., cadmium mining is decreasing, but does that mean our exposure to this heavy metal is declining? What are cadmium’s health impacts and most common exposure pathways? And what can we do to prevent them?
  • A Facility Tour of one of the greenest sports stadiums in the country, Safeco Field, which is right across the street from the hotel. Find out what Safeco has done to reduce energy and water use as well as boast one of the best composting rates of any venue in the country.

Highlights from Day 2 include:

  • Wake up with coffee, breakfast, and a Keynote Speech by Bob Perciasepe, current President of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions. Perciasepe has built a reputation for bringing diverse stakeholders together to solve issues.
  • A Green Chemistry Lunch, with Ken Geiser, author of Chemicals Without Harm: Policies for a Sustainable World, which has been called, “systematic yet visionary blueprint for bringing smart politics together with good science to create tomorrow’s clean economy.” Check out how green chemistry works at the forefront of pollution prevention.
  • Two small group workshops on regionally relevant topics:
    • #1: What are the opportunities and implications for P2 involved with EPA’s Clean Power Plan? Join a discussion with EPA engineer, Margaret McCauley, and Christopher James, a Principal with the Regulatory Assistance Project, a nonprofit focused on the long-term economic and environmental sustainability of the power sector.
    • #2: Discuss the many dimensions of business and municipal stormwater improvement with environmental engineer, Margaret McCauley, and Washington Stormwater Center’s Lisa Rozmyn.

*For more information about the Roundtable – agenda, registration, transportation, or anything else – visit our full Regional Roundtable information page.

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