There are still a few days left to register for the Sustainable Forums conference here in Portland. Mayor-elect Sam Adams is a featured speaker and the CEO of Burgerville is a panelist. Obviously, we here are big proponents of sustainability in Portland not just because it is often the right thing to do morally and environmentally, but–like this purpose behind this conference–it is good for our local economy.
Anyway, hopefully this will be a good chance to see the future of this industry in our region. I hope so, because I had to use a vacation day. :)
Info from the press release:
In a stormy and unprecedented economic climate, businesses large and small are pursuing economic advantage through ambitious environmental innovation and social responsibility. The West Coast — Portland, Seattle and San Francisco in particular — is home to successful business thought leaders who have long understood the economic potential of sustainability. Still, tough viability questions and real economic context are sorely lacking, as are authentic, inspirational events that capture the true opportunity in going “beyond green.”
The event is being held at the Portland Art Museum.
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