Sustainability Assistance Programs for Businesses and Current Regional and City Policies Helping to Create a Sustainable Local Economy
In June 2008, the Metro Council will consider adopting a new program to increase business recycling. Businesses generate almost half of the region's garbage and each year dispose of more than 100,000 tons of recyclable materials. Increasing business recycling is a major conservation opportunity for the region. Metro Council would like to get your feedback on the proposed requirements to recycle paper, cardboard, and metal, glass and plastic containers.
Find out how this program will impact YOUR business and community.
Speakers: Metro Councilor Rex Burkholder. Megan Stein, Office of Sustainable Development, Marlowe Kulley, BEST Business Center, and Babe O'Sullivan, The Portland Recycles! Plan.
Rex Burkholder has spent the last two decades working as a teacher, community activist, and elected official to make the Portland area a more livable and environmentally healthy place. He was a founding member of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, a non-profit group devoted to promoting cycling and improving cycling conditions, and the Coalition for a Livable Future. In 2000, he was elected to the Metro Council, where he focuses on policies to conserve energy, increase transportation and safety, and protect natural resources while boosting the region's economy. He currently serves as the Chair of the Joint Transportation Advisory Committee on Transportation and serves on the Bi-State Transportation Committee, as well as other regional transportation committees.
An opportunity for local businesspeople to network and learn about a variety of sustainable business practices. Enjoy local Hot Lips Pizza and salad. Cost is $10 for SBNP members, $20 for non members. You must reserve a spot by calling Robyn at 503 232-2943 by April 14th or send an email to [email protected].
Event submitted by Eventful.com on behalf of CubeSpace.
Added by Eva Schweber on April 3, 2008