City Club of Portland presents: Jane Lubchenco Distinguished Professor of Zoology and Wayne & GladysValleyProfessor of Marine Biology OregonStateUniversity
Ms. Lubchenco will discuss new scientific findings about climate change and likely changes in the Pacific Northwest.
Governor Hotel (614 S.W. 11th Ave.). Doors will open at 11:30 a.m.; the program begins at 12:15 p.m. and concludes at 1:15 p.m. A limited number of coffee/tea tickets are $5 at the door. General seating, also available at the door, is free for members, $5 for nonmembers. Visit City Club's website for more information.
Green Building Forum in Bend
ENERGY STAR Builder Workshop "House as a System: Home Building Solutions"
Builders, designers, developers and others in the building trades have the opportunity to spend a full-day learning with ENERGY STAR building specialists. Tuitionis $45 for Building Green Council Members and $65 for non members ( includes lunch and materials). Space is limited and pre-registration is required—register on-line or call the Building Green Council, .
LEED and Green Building Workshop - Eugene
The Cascadia Region Green Building Council invites you to attend a LEED & Green Building workshop to be held in Eugene as part of the student organized HOPES Conference!
This workshop will provide a credit by credit review of the LEED-NC rating system, including case studies and additional resources. It is great preparation for both LEED projects and the LEED Accredited Professional exam.
WHEN: Friday April 14, 8:30 AM - 5 PM WHERE: University of Oregon, Lillis Business Center, Rm 112 COST Before April 5: $200 for Members, $250 for Nonmembers COST After April 5: $225 for Members, $275 for Nonmembers (student discounts available as space allows) More information and registration details here. font>> />> />> />> />> />> />> />> />> />> />> />> />> />> />> />> />> />> />> />> />> />> />> />> />> />> />> />> />> />> />> /> font>> />> />> />
2006 HOPES Eco-design conference
April 12-16, 2006
Schoolof Architecture & Allied Arts
Universityof Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
HOPES (Holistic Options for Planet Earth Sustainability) works to promote a deeper understanding and broader application of sustainable design principles. It is presented annually by the EcologicalDesignCenter on the University of Oregon campus.
The theme of HOPES 2006 is "Permanence/Impermanence" and the conference will address the many approaches to sustainability in the 21st century. ALSA, AIA and APA credits are available, as is academic credit through the University of Oregon. Click here for more information or to register.
Green Home Forum: How Toxic is your Home?
The Green Home Forum is a monthly event where the public and green building professionals can exchange ideas, needs, and services on the how-to's of green building.
For the first 20 minutes of this forum, a panel of green building professionals will highlight the key issues of creating healthier homes. The panel is scheduled to include people who will talk about indoor air quality (TBA), mold (TBA), lead, carbon monoxide and other nasties (TBA), and non-toxic cleaning (TBA).
In the remainder of the time you will have an opportunity to meet in small groups with the green building professionals and the other participants to discuss topics of interest to you. We have invited other knowledgeable and experienced people to contribute to the conversation.
All forums are 7:00 to 8:30 pm on the Thursday evenings and are accessible by bike, bus and car at PCC Central Workforce Training Center next to OMSI, 1626 SE Water Ave., Portland. PCC parking is $3.
For more information visit the Green Home Forum website at
Carpentry Skills for Women
This comprehensive week-long introduction to carpentry is designed for women with little or no experience with building or powertools. The workshop will cover the basics of home construction demonstrated by working on the construction (from the foundation up) of two out buildings; a composting toilet structure and small tool shed.
Learn how to reduce the risks of repairing, renovating or painting your older home. Participants will receive a free household lead test kit and a lead safe home improvement manuel. A drawing for Metro Recycled Paint gift certificates will be held.
Where: Historic Kenton Firehouse 8105 N. Brandon Ave. Portland, OR 97217 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. No registration required.
The workshop sponsored by the Metro Recycled Paint Program will be taught by Barbara Zeal, Public Health Educator for the Oregon State Department of Human Services Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. For more information contact the Lead-Based Paint Program .
Sustainable Facilities Management workshop
The Sustainability Leadership Program University of Oregon presents a workshop on sustinable facilities management. Learn how to understand and apply the principle of sustainability to the planning, design and management of built facilities.
Presenter: Thomas J. Puttman, PE, AICP, LEED AP Sustainability Planner and Engineer David Evans and Associates, Inc.
For complete registration and workshop details on this and other Sustainability Leadership Program workshops, please visit their website or call the Registration Office at .
Friday April 7, 2006 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. UO Portland Center $175 before March 30; $200 after March 30.
Greening Vancouver, BC and Portland
What's the difference? Speakers Jerry Yudelson and Michael Geller examine green building strategies in Portland, Seattle and Vacouver, BC.
Prospective homebuyers can attend a free workshop for an overview on the Portland Development Commission’s Purchase and Renovation mortgage loan. You’ll learn the entire process, from pre-approval to what takes place after the loan closes and the work begins! Loan officers and construction specialists will be available to answer individual questions at the end of the session.
6-7:30 PM N. Portland Public Library 512 N. Killingsworth Street, on the #72 bus line
Registration Deadline, Friday, March 31 - Space is limited, register early!