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Rural-Urban Connections | Spring 2012 Speakers

This spring, we are partnering with Sustainable Northwest to explore the inextricable connections between rural and urban communities in areas such as food, energy, and forests.

APRIL 11, 2012


Obama’s conservation agenda: Where we’re headed on land, water conservation, clean energy, and sustainable economic growth

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Nancy Sutley
Chair, White House Council
on Environmental Quality



 APRIL 25, 2012


Emerging renewable energy in Oregon: Boom and bust or sustainable?

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Cylvia Hayes
Oregon's First Lady  and Founder and CEO, 3EStrategies

Matt Krumenauer
Senior Policy Analyst, Oregon Department of Energy

Chad Davis
Director of the Forest Stewardship Program, Sustainable Northwest

Matt King
Renewable Energy Program Coordinator, Wallowa Resources


 MAY 2, 2012


The Klamath: Emerging partnerships

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Erica Terrence
Director, Klamath Riverkeeper

Becky Hyde
Rancher, Country Natural Beef 

Don Gentry
Vice Chairman, Klamath Tribal Council

Glenn Spain
Director, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Association

James Honey (moderator)
Program Director, Klamath and Rangelands, Sustainable Northwest


 MAY 9, 2012


Building green from the forest to your house

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Ryan Temple
President, Sustainable Northwest Wood

Sarah Deumling
Manager, Zena Forests

James Arnold
Owner, JRA Building Construction

Patrick Shannon (moderator)
Program Associate, Forest Stewardship Program, Sustainable Northwest


 MAY 23, 2012


The rural approach: Healthy landscapes for healthy economies

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Melanie Parker
Executive Director, Northwest Connections

Nils Christoffersen
Executive Director, Wallowa Resources


JUNE 6, 2012


Farming 2.0: Modern innovations for sustainability

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Cory Carman
Owner, Carman Ranch

Alison Hensey
Director of Heathy Food and Farms,
Oregon Environmental Council

Emily Hall
Marketing Associate,
Stahlbush Island Farms

All events are FREE and open to the public.

When: Selected Wednesdays April-June at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Portland State University, Native American Student and Community Center
710 SW Jackson Street map


Presented by the Institute for Sustainable Solutions and Sustainable Northwest.