Climate policies, programs, and politics that are working well in Oregon will be the topic of a special program this Saturday, April 11, from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2945 NW Circle, in Corvallis. The keynote speaker will be Catherine Mater, who serves on the Oregon Global Warming Commission and is a prominent expert in sustainable forestry and conservation issues. She is president of Mater Engineering in Corvallis and a senior fellow of the Pinchot Institute for Conservation.
Additional “celebratory talks” on the stunning achievements that enable Oregon to be an example for the nation in meeting carbon reduction goals by 2050 will include Jeff Bissonette, Citizens’ Utility Board Legislative Director, on Oregon’s key energy legislation; Anne Murray Allen, PhD, on “Overcoming Your Barriers to Action”; and Theresa Gibney, of the Sustainability Coalition’s Energy Action Team, on Take Charge Corvallis – our community’s participation in the Georgetown University Energy Prize competition.
Also, small room conversations will offer an opportunity for attendees to have specific questions answered in the areas of community and personal solar (Laura Uhler), efficient lighting (Elizabeth Waldorf), heat pump water heaters (Brandon Trelstad), Oregon’s new building codes that allow water collection and grey water recycling (Dave Eckert), and direct political action (Leonard Higgins).
Saturday’s event is sponsored by the Energy Action Team of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition and the Climate Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.