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UN World Environment Day Innovation Celebration
Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 5:30pm

HEAR FROM ELECTED OFFICIALS, UNIVERSITY LEADERS AND OTHER CHANGEMAKERS on solutions that led to Portland’s honor as host city for UNEP World Environment Day 2013.

REMARKS BY AMY FRAENKEL, Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Regional Office of North America

NETWORK WITH LOCAL INNOVATORS AND SPECIAL GUESTS

When: 
Thursday June 6, 2013
5:30-6:30 p.m. Reception l 6:30 p.m. Program begins

Where:
World Trade Center, Auditorium
121 SW Salmon Street #2
Portland, OR 97204

ALSO FEATURING:

BELLA GAIA, in collaboration with UNEP, will be performed by Director, Composer and Violinist Kenji Williams, sharing visualizations of Hotspots and Hopespots and humanity’s presence on earth as seen from space. Stories selected for BELLA GAIA’s multimedia show come from UNEP and NASA science data, and were created to inspire future solutions thinkers.

Gary Braasch is a Portland-based environmental photojournalist whose project World View of Global Warming documents climate change science, effects and solutions. His work is featured in UN publications, books, magazines, postage stamps, apps, and museum exhibitions.

EVENT SPONSORS: CITY OF PORTLAND, UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME, INTERTWINE ALLIANCE, PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY, PGE, PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE 

*The event is free, but registration is necessary. Please RSVP to Cynthia Butler: Cynthia.butler@portlandoregon.gov by May 31.