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NEW! Special Conference Events October 15 & 17

We are excited to announce the addition of several new events to the GoGreen Portland lineup! Get ready for two days of special events produced with the EPA, Portland Timbers and ISOS before and after the GoGreen Conference on October 16.

Pre-Conference Events October 15

Join us for a behind the scene tour of Providence Park, home of the Portland Timbers and the EPA Executive Forum!

STADIUM TOUR | 1 & 2pm
Providence Park | 909 SW 18th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

Witness first-hand the renovation which crafted Providence Park into one of the most unique and authentic soccer environments in the country. Hear about the history, structures, strategy and all the fun facts behind Portland's timeless stadium. Additionally, you will learn more about the Park's LEED® Silver Certification and sustainability efforts including the use of energy-efficient lighting and low-flow plumbing fixtures, recycling stations and food-waste composting programs for staff and visitors, subsidized mass transit programs and availability of bicycle racks for fans, utilizing reusable commodities and using green-certified materials and equipment.

Tours will take place at 1:00pm and 2:00pm and will last for 60 minutes. No cost, registration required. Each tour is limited to 30 participants. Meet on KeyBank Club Patio.

Providence Park, KeyBank Club | 909 SW 18th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

The EPA Executive Forum at GoGreen demonstrates the successful cross-sector collaboration of the business and public sector with a panel of "Outstanding Participants" who have achieved award status in the EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership, EPA Food Recovery Challenge, EnergyStar and Green Power Partnership programs from the state of Oregon. Several leading organizations will share their best practices and discuss how free EPA tools and resources helped them achieve the next level of sustainability. Learn from sustainability executives at organizations based in the region by joining us for this special event.


  Kate Kelly | Director, Office of Air, Waste, and Toxics, U.S. EPA, Region 10


  • Moderator: Kate Kelly | Director, Office of Air, Waste, and Toxics, U.S. EPA, Region 10
  • Susan Anderson | Director, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, City of Portland - EPA Green Power Partnership
  • Richard Beam, MBA, CEP | Director, Energy Management, Engineering & Hospitality Services, Providence Health & Services - EPA EnergyStar
  • Melynda Retallack | Development and Sustainability Director, Redside - EPA EnergyStar, Small Business
  • Teak Wall | Sustainability Manager, New Seasons Market - EPA Food Recovery Program

Hosted Networking Reception to follow with GoGreen Portland Speakers and guests of the Green Sports Alliance Transportation Workshop

Transportation & Parking


  • Information/Schedules: www.trimet.org
  • MAX - Red and Blue Lines
  • Kings Hill/SW Salmon St MAX Station (Stop ID: 9759)
  • Providence Park MAX Station (Stop ID: 9758)
  • Various Bus Lines

Pay-to-Park Lots:

1. Stadium U-Park Lot - The entrance is located on 20th Avenue, between Yamhill and Salmon St.
2. Rack Attack - The entrance is located on SW Morrison St. between 17th and 18th Avenues
3. Morrison/Civic Building Parking Garage - The entrance is located on SW Morrison between 18th and 20th Avenues. (Early bird specials before 9:30am)
4. The surface lot at the corner of SW Morrison and 17th. The entrance is located on SW 17th between Alder and Morrison
5. The garage on SW 17th Avenue between Alder and Morrison. The entrance is located on the west side of SW 17th between Alder and Morrison
6. The garage at the corner of SW 17th and Salmon, adjacent to Lincoln High School. The entrance is located on SW 17th

*Street parking is also available every day.

Pre-Conference Event Sponsors

Post-Conference Events October 17

Materiality Matters!

GOGREEN GRI CERTIFIED Materiality Short Course Led by ISOS Group
FULL-DAY | 9:00-5:00PM

White Stag Building, Room 152 | 70 NW Couch St. Portland, OR 97209

Many corporations have chosen the GRI Guidelines as their resource for developing sustainability-related disclosures, and many public agencies have followed suit. Determining reporting content requires first evaluating what's important to stakeholders and why it matters. This GRI course will include an overview of common sustainability impacts among public agencies and corporations. This course will be led by ISOS Group Trainer and sustainability expert, Dr. Jeff Leinaweaver. Upon course completion, participants will receive a certificate issued by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the most widely used voluntary framework for sustainability reporting in the world today.

This certification course will train participants on the following:

  • The various definitions of "materiality"
  • What it means to determine what's relevant
  • Tools available to compliment this process
  • Methods for illustrating what matters most

*Space is limited and additional registration is required to attend.

Dr. Jeff Leinaweaver | Founder & Principal, Global Zen Sustainability

Jeff Leinaweaver

Dr. Jeff Leinaweaver is founder and principal of Global Zen Sustainability. He is a strategic sustainability strategist, organizational development professional, and nationally-known storyteller who works with organizations and leaders on crafting authentic narratives that best showcase their emergent sustainability story. Jeff has wide-ranging sustainability expertise in management consulting, intercultural communication, strategic leadership development, social performance, organizational storytelling, sustainability/CSR reporting, and training. He is one of the leading GRI-certified trainer-consultants in the United States by way of a strategic partnership with the ISOS Group. Jeff is also a contributing writer to the Guardian's Sustainable Business Column. Jeff is a graduate faculty member at the Bainbridge Graduate Institute, and adjunct at the University of Washington, Capella University, and Antioch University. Additionally, Jeff holds a Permaculture Design Certification with advanced teaching work in social-ecological Permaculture design. Jeff is a Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) and an associate with The Natural Step organization. Jeff has done work with a variety of companies and organizations, including Amazon.com, Kyocera, Olympus, The Associated Press, Salesforce, Johns Manville, Symantec, Umpqua Bank, The Smithsonian Institution, The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), and OUR Ecovillage.

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