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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - Day One - Lopez Room

Developing E3 Projects in the Northwest

Join us to learn more about E3 and set a path forward for E3 in the Northwest (E3NW).  Come learn about E3 projects developing around the region and the role that you can play in the regional success of this program. 

E3: Economy, Energy and Environment - is a coordinated federal and local technical assistance initiative sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Small Business Administration (SBA). These five federal partners work with and through their affiliated local technical assistance providers to provide holistic sustainability assessments on small and medium-sized manufacturers.

This day will be valuable to: 

  • Manufacturers who are interested in improving efficiency, conserving resources and improving economic performance for themselves or their supply chain

  • Utilities and entities interested in or delivering services around energy efficiency and conservation

  • workforce and green job developers

  • agency staff

  • practitioners in lean, green, energy, waste, and related

  • educators and educational institutions

  • community leaders, students, sustainability leaders, and others


8 AM Registration
8:30 AM Welcome, Introductions and Objectives for the Day: Tab Wilkins, NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Liaison , Department of Commerce
8:40 AM E3 Case Studies:
  • Columbia Paint
  • Nature‚Äôs Path
9:10 AM E3: Three Levels of Good! Good for Me, Us, World
  • Round Robin Introductions
  • Discussion of Three Levels, and Agency Roles in E3 (Good)
9:45 AM Break (smoothies, yogurts, granola bars, fresh fruit, coffee and tea)
10:15 AM Cross-State Working Groups Build a Demonstration E3 Project
11:00 AM Group Report Out
11:30 AM Lunch (provided)
12:30 PM First Annual E3 Video Competition
1:30 PM Vote on E3 Project Most Likely to Receive Federal or Other Funding Assistance
2:00 PM Break (pretzels, fresh fruit, mineral water, assorted sodas)
2:30 PM Breakouts:
  • Group 1: Develop an E3NW purpose statement that fits on a T-shirt
  • Group 2: Develop an E3NW Elevator Speech/Pitch
  • Report Out
3:30 PM Next Steps for E3NW /Wrap-Up
4:00 PM Adjourn (Please plan to continue networking at our reception and 20th Anniversary Banquet)


Concurrent Day One Meeting - San Juan Room

12:00- 4:30 PM PPRC Board of Directors Meet




Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - Evening - Emerald 1 Room

Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center


Washington State Department of Ecology

20th Anniversary Celebration Dinner

5:30 PM

Reception - Sponsored by the Boeing Company - Emerald 1 Room

7:00 PM

Evening Banquet

· Join key change-makers of the past 20 years at this special event to reminisce and celebrate the success of pollution prevention efforts in the Pacific Northwest.

· The evening will feature some very special guests: Dara O’Rourke, founder of GoodGuide and a professor at UC Berkeley will deliver the keynote address. Under Dara’s leadership, GoodGuide has been named: one of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company; CNET Editors’ Choice “Best Newcomer”; the New York Times “App of the Week”; and the TechCrunch startup “Most Likely to Make the World a Better Place.”

· Dennis McClerran, EPA Region 10 Administrator, will welcome guests.

· PPRC will also premier a video that depicts highlights from the past two decades.

· Banquet attendees will include many other business leaders, pollution prevention professionals, staff, board members, and supporters from the past 20 years.



Thanks to our Reception Sponsor

The Boeing Corporation


Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - Day Two - Emerald 1 Room

Strategic Visioning and Planning for the Next 20 years of Pollution Prevention in the Northwest

This day will engage 100 community & business leaders, creative change-makers, environmentalists, religious leaders, sustainability experts, scientists, funders, educators, students and others dedicated to a clean and healthy Pacific Northwest in small group sessions to create a shared vision of the future.

8 AM Registration and Breakfast
8:30 AM Welcomes: Bill Ross & Paula Del Giudice
9 AM Keynote Address: Fred Hansen, EPA Deputy Administrator--Clinton Administration, former Director of Portland Tri-Met and Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality
12 PM Working Lunch: Small groups envisioning a clean & healthy Pacific Northwest in years to come, co-creating a roadmap of steps to help achieve our goals
3 PM Adjourn: Closing remarks & perspectives from agency, community, and business leaders such as Ted Sturdevant, Director of the Washington Dept. of Ecology; Dick Pedersen, Director of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality; and Dennis McLerran, Region 10 Administrator, U.S. EPA (all invited)

Thank You to Our Roundtable Sponsors

Network for Business Innovation and Sustainability

Intel Corporation

The Boeing Company

Ross and Associates

Washington State Department of Ecology

USEPA Region 10