Don’t miss the sustainability event of the year! Registration is now open.
Registration is now open for the 2017 Sustainability Town Hall, to be held Thursday, March 9, from 7–9 pm at the CH2MHill Alumni Center on the OSU campus.
Save your place at the table! This event typically draws a standing-room-only crowd, so save your place today by registering at Town Hall 2017 Registration. (NOTE: There is no registration required for the Sustainability Fair.)
Our 9th Annual Sustainability Fair and Town Hall promises to be the best ever! The Fair from 5 to 7 pm will feature more than 50 interactive exhibits, a generous spread of delicious local, organic food served by Valley Catering, and music provided by the Nick Rivard Jazz Duo. In addition, a Kids’ Activity Room will include lively, hands-on activities for children.
At 7 pm, the focus will shift to the Alumni Center ballroom, where participants will be seated at tables of 8 for a fast-paced, interactive Town Hall. The program includes three parts, each with a presentation from the main stage followed by discussion and activity at the tables.
The program will include the annual Community Scrapbook, a slide presentation highlighting the sustainability achievements of local organizations and businesses during the past year – actions that are moving our community toward our goals of environmental quality, social equity, and economic vitality.
This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Samantha Chisholm Hatfield, who is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. She earned her Doctorate from OSU in Environmental Sciences, focusing on Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) of Siletz Tribal Members. Dr. Chisholm Hatfield’s specializations include Indigenous TEK, tribal adaptations due to climate change, and Native culture issues. She has worked with Oregon Climate Change Research Institute and has successfully completed a post-Doctoral research position with Northwest Climate Science Center.
The Fair and Town Hall are organized by the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition, a network of 350 partner organizations and hundreds of individual volunteers working together to create a sustainable community. The primary event sponsor is the OSU Office of Sustainability. Additional sponsors include Block 15, Corvallis Chamber of Commerce, First Alternative Co-op, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Abundant Solar, Blackledge Furniture, Caves Bier & Kitchen, Corvallis Radiology, Denison Farms, Footwise, Green Girl, Greenbelt Land Trust, Kate Hickok Media Productions, Marys Peak Group of the Sierra Club, Owen Dell & Associates, Sky High Brewing & Pub, Town & Country Realty, and Western Pulp Products.