Regional Roundtable 2016 PresentationsOctober 28, 2016
Our 25th annual Regional Roundtable took place on October 25 and 26 in beautiful Suquamish, WA. As always, the event brought together a lot of bright, problem-solving minds to address some of our region’s most pressing problems. This year’s conference focused on two main themes: how states and businesses can implement more energy efficiency and clean energy; and how to reduce the use of toxics in our processes and products.
We will add more detailed summaries of the presentations over the course of the next week. In the meantime, you can find the many excellent presentations – filled with good resources and info for both agencies and businesses – below:
Day 1 Presentations
- Patricia Cochran, Alaska Native Science Commission – On the impacts of climate change on native Alaska communities
- Paul Williams, Suquamish Tribal Fisheries – On the impacts of ocean acidification and solutions
- Bill Dewey, Taylor Shellfish – On current risks of ocean acidification and adaptive management strategies
- Gary Chittim, PlanLED – On why LEDs are the way of the present and future
- Bret Turner, Northwest Electric & Solar – Does solar make sense in commercial operations in the Northwest?
- Jack Sipila, Puget Sound Energy – On the rebates and resources available for saving both energy and money
- Energy Trust of Oregon – On advanced control of air pollution systems
- Brittany Price, Northwest Energy Efficiency Council – On energy management tools like benchmarking and building operator certification
- Carey Gersten, Distributed Energy Management – On leading the sustainable energy future
- David Kunz, ODEQ – How breweries like Hopworks are pushing the sustainability curve
- Michelle Gaither, PPRC – On unique brewery innovations and collaborations all over the Northwest
Day 2 Presentations
- Regional Agency Updates
- Rick Yoder, P2RIC – Is It Time to Re-brand P2? A Discussion
- Marjorie MartzEmerson, PPRC – On assessing risks of heavy metals in our foods
- Lauren Heine, Northwest Green Chemistry Center – On safer alternatives to toxic boat paints
- Holly Davies, Washington Department of Ecology – Beyond TSCA: What do we need to know about the changes made to TSCA?
- Mark Frost, Clean Technology Trade Alliance – On the connection between sustainability and earthquake preparedness, and the Kitsap Resiliency Project