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Regional Roundtable 2016

PPRC-2016-Roundtable-Logos-SQ2Our 25th Annual Regional Roundtable will be held October 25 and 26, 2016 at the Suquamish Clearwater Resort Conference Center, in Suquamish, WA. This year’s Roundtable will focus on two of the most crucial aspects to long-term environmental health: creating clean energy and fewer toxic substances.

The first day, October 25, will focus on mitigating climate change, on regional challenges and success stories from agencies, businesses, and tribes.

The second day, October 26, will focus on toxics reduction as well as putting pollution prevention in historical context. Where do we go from here?




Register for the 2016 Regional Roundtable HERE!


Agenda 2016


  • Registration – 7:30 a.m. – to 8:00 a.m.


  • Breakfast & Climate Update – 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

    • Patricia Cochran, Alaska Native Science Commission On the impacts of climate change on native Alaska communities.


  • Impacts Panel – 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

    • Paul Williams, Suquamish Tribal Fisheries
    • Bill Dewey, Taylor Shellfish – On current risks of ocean acidification and adaptive management strategies

Networking Break

  • Tools and Strategies to Save Energy (Session I) – 10:30 a.m. – noon
    • 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?
    • Jack Sipila, Puget Sound Energy – On the rebates and resources available for saving both energy and money

Lunch – noon – 1:30 p.m.

  • Tools and Strategies to Save Energy (Session II) – 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    • 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

Networking Break

  • What’s New in Brew? – 3:30 p.m – 4:30 p.m.
    • 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.


  • Registration – 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.


  • P2 Professionals Breakfast – 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
    • State and EPA Program Updates


  • Is It Time to Re-brand P2? A Discussion – 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
    • Led by Rick Yoder, P2RIC

Networking Break

  • Current Programs Panel – 10:30 a.m. – noon

    • 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: How can businesses stay ahead of a changing regulatory curve?


  • Lunch – noon – 1:30 p.m.
    • Carolyn Gangmark, former EPA Region 10 Representative – A pollution prevention retrospective, and where do we go from here?


  • Innovations Panel: Innovations from the Kitsap Peninsula – 1:30 p.m – 2:30 p.m.
    • Mark Frost, Clean Technology Trade Alliance – On the connection between sustainability and earthquake preparedness, and the Kitsap Resiliency Project
    • Rice Fergus Miller, Rice Fergus Miller Architecture and Planning (Invited)

Networking Break – 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m

  • P2 Cafe Conversation: Cascadia Rising – 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • A group discussion about the role of businesses in earthquake and other resiliency planning. What can businesses do? Should technical assistance providers offer resiliency assistance?



*Check out full speaker bios here.


Transportation / Parking

The Suquamish Clearwater Resort Casino is located on the Kitsap Peninsula. You can get there via a scenic drive from Tacoma, or via the Washington State Ferry system.

Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort
15347 Suquamish Way NE
Suquamish WA, 98392


From Tacoma: Take Highway 16 West to Highway 3 North towards Poulsbo. Exit at the Highway 305 Bainbridge Island exit. The Clearwater Casino Resort is located just before the Agate Pass Bridge on the right.

From the Seattle/Bainbridge Island Ferry: Follow Highway 305 North towards Poulsbo approximately six miles. The Clearwater Casino Resort is located just across the Agate Pass Bridge on the left.

From the Edmonds/Kingston Ferry: Take Highway 104 to Poulsbo. Turn left on Highway 305 and continue south through Poulsbo toward Bainbridge Island. The Clearwater Casino Resort is located just before the Agate Pass Bridge on the right.

Public Transport

If you can, we recommend taking public transport to the resort, for all or part of your journey.

You can get to the Clearwater resort via the ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island. The Clearwater Resort runs a pick-up drop off Shuttle Service for all Bainbridge Island Ferries (for weekday arrivals after 9am). For more information and a full schedule for the Shuttle Service, go here.

Seattle/Bainbridge Island Ferry: The Washington State Department of Transportation operates a ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island. For more information, and scheduling information, go here.

*NOTE: WSDOT also operates a ferry service from Edmonds to Kingston (on the peninsula), but the Clearwater Resort DOES NOT run a shuttle service between Kington and the resort.

Lodging / Room Reservations

About the Clearwater Resort

We are thrilled to be hosting this year’s Roundtable at the Clearwater Resort Hotel. The resort is nestled on the shores of the Agate Passage. Indoors and out, the breathtaking property captures the rustic natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

Room Reservations

Reservations for the block of rooms held for the Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center will be held until Monday, Sept. 26, when they will be released. Please call: 866-609-8700 to make your reservations! Conference rates will apply on Monday, Oct. 24; Tuesday, Oct. 25; and Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Room options on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Resort & Tower—nonview–$89 plus tax
  • Tower—Northwest view–$89 plus tax
  • Resort—Water view–$89 plus tax

*The guestroom rates quoted are NET rates and no commission will be paid on this booking. The rates quoted are based on double occupancy (2 people) per room per night. For each additional adult please add $10.00. A limited number of roll-a-way beds are available for $10.00 per night. In addition to the listed guestroom rates, a Resort occupancy tax of 10.7% per room per night will be added/


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