2017-18 Annual Webinar Series

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Measuring Amounts and Causes of Wasted Food

Thursday, November 30th 10:00-11:30 (PST)

  • This webinar will feature emerging research and insights from pioneering efforts led by the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC), and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) in collaboration with Portland State University.  This research is intended to help governments, NGOs, businesses and funders better understand opportunities to reduce avoidable wasted food through improved measurement and more effective prevention, rescue, and recovery strategies.  REGISTER HERE


More to come on the continuation of the series in 2018:

  • February 2018: Advancing Sustainable Consumption: New Tools for Local Government
  • April 2018: Consumption and GHGs: New Models and Insights
  • June: 2018: Measuring Success in Reducing Wasted Food Presented by Oregon DEQ and Portland State University


Past 2017-18 webinar recordings and files:
Topic Date Speakers Files
The Built Environment and Embodied Carbon Emissions October 12, 2017

Wes Sullens, US Green Building Council; Kate Simonen, University of Washington & Carbon Leadership Forum; Larry Strain, Siegel and Strain Architects; Jordan Palmeri, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality


Sept 13th, 2017

David Allaway, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality; Chad FrischmannProject Drawdown



Past Webinars:


Wednesday, September 13th from 10:00-11:30 am (PST)

  • The West Coast Forum on Climate and Materials Management’s 2017 – 2018 Webinar Series kicks off with Chad Frischmann, Vice President and Research Director at Project Drawdown. Published earlier this year, Drawdown is a New York Times bestseller that maps, measures, models and describes 100 substantive solutions to global warming. Chad will describe the technical modeling that was used to evaluate solutions, with a focus on materials-related actions including food waste prevention and recovery, low-carbon concrete, and community recycling. 

Built Environment Webinar

Thursday, October 12th from 10:00-11:30 (PST)

Download the 'Built Environment Webinar Flyer' with more information on the webinar and the presenters!

  • The Built Environment often connects the focus of climate programs to promoting building efficiency operations with regards to energy and water efficiency and renewable energy. While this is important, significant greenhouse gas emissions occur before the building is even inhabited, during design, construction and the sourcing of building materials. These ‘embodied’ carbon emissions can be addressed by understanding their sources and designing our built environment to optimize material use. This webinar brings together three industry and government leaders in analyzing and finding solutions through the Embodied Carbon Network and their academic and professional practices. 

Additional past webinars can be found here: https://westcoastclimateforum.com/resources/webinars