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GoGreen Portland 2012 Program

8:30am Welcome
Sponsored By:
Introduction by: Peter West | Director of Energy Programs, Energy Trust of Oregon
  Cylvia Hayes | First Lady of Oregon
Conference Emcee: Nik Blosser | Co-Founder and President of Celilo Group Media
Conference Emcee: Christina Williams | Editor, Sustainable Business Oregon, Portland Business Journal
8:45-9:45amC-Suite Plenary | Oregon's Business Visionaries Discuss the State of Sustainability
Duncan Wyse | President, Oregon Business Council
Bruce Daucsavage | Chief Executive Officer, Ochoco Lumber Company
Tyson Keever | Co-Founder, Sequential Pacific Biodiesel
Dave Underriner | Chief Operating Officer, Providence Health & Services
10:15-11:45am Solutions Lab | Sustain This! Eight Crucial Elements for Integrating Sustainability and Managing Change
10:15-11am Workshop | Feet on the Ground or Head in The Clouds? Guidance From the Front Lines of Carbon and Energy Accounting
Guided Learning
11-11:45amWorkshop | Thinking Through Waste: Reducing Consumption with Product Innovation
Sponsored By:
Guided Learning
12:10-1:10pmLunch
Emerging Leaders | Trends and Culture Shifts as a New Generation Takes Leadership
1:15-2pm Capacity Building Workshop | If You Build It: Lessons on Driving Social & Environmental Change Through Entrepreneurship
  • Jacen Greene | Ames Fellow for Social Entrepreneurship, Impact Entrepreneurs, Portland State University
  • Amelia Pape | Founder, My Street Grocery
  • Summer Gorder | Chair of the Sustainability and Equity Committee, Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs & President, ecoREAL, LLC
Guided Learning (Front)  Guided Learning (Back)
Capacity Building Workshop | Change Agent Solutions: Ask an Expert on Energy, Water, Transportation and Waste
Sponsored By:


  • Lindsey Maser | Sustainability at Work Adviser, Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
  • Paul de Block | Sustainability at Work Adviser, Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
  • Yvonne Garcia | Sustainability at Work Adviser, Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
  • Kim White | Sustainability at Work Adviser, Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
Guided Learning
2:15-3:45pmSolutions Lab | The Responsible Human: Change the World Without Changing Jobs
Sponsored By:
  Carol Sanford | Author, The Responsible Business
2:15-3pm Workshop | Engagement Strategies: How to Accelerate Adoption and Recharge your Green Team
Guided Learning
3-3:45pmWorkshop | Lessons From Oregon's Seafood Industry: A Global Model for Sustainable Supply Chains
Guided Learning
4-5pmKeynote Presentation | "We Hate Sustainability." Moving Beyond the S-word.
  Nick Barham | Global Director, Wieden + Kennedy Tomorrow
5pm Networking Reception

Workshops - These short workshops are a fast-paced guide through central topics of importance. They are information intensive and provide attendees with tactical knowledge of how-to's and actionable next steps. Attendees are able to engage in direct Q&A with the session leaders and will leave with a list of tools and resources and action plans in hand.
Capacity Building Workshops - These are short workshops geared to generate empowerment and build capacity both of the individual and of Portland's business community. They are designed to be highly interactive, providing attendees with necessary know-how and skills to boost their professional capabilities. Experts are available to engage attendees directly, sharing insights and answering questions.
Solutions Labs - These labs are interactive learning environments with specialized topics to explore issues in greater depth. These are a chance to experiment with creative thinking and experience the application of new ideas to relevant, regional issues. We invite guest expert speakers to guide the labs and welcome all attendees to be active participants and prepared to share their expertise toward the creation of working solutions.

Click here to view the 2011 Program.