Annual Webinar Series

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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. REGISTER HERE

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. REGISTER HERE

Motivators and Messaging to Reduce Wasted Food

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

  • This webinar will feature emerging research and insights from Oregon DEQ and Portland State University to help government agencies, NGOs, businesses, and funders better understand opportunities to reduce avoidable waste and the root causes leading to wasted food in the home. Oregon DEQ presenters will also share preliminary research findings on effective “call to action” messaging to waste less food. 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 2015-17 Webinars:
Topic Date Speakers Files
Drawdown Sept 13th, 2017

David Allaway- Oregon DEQ

Chad Frischmann- Project Drawdown

 Files coming soon!
Climate Friendly Purchasing Toolkit: Professional Services Dec 20th, 2016

Shannon Davis- EPA R9

Karen Cook- Alameda Co

Sarah Church- Alameda Co

Stacey Foreman- City of Portland

Shawn Postera- Multonmah Co

Jill Punches- Multonmah Co

Climate Friendly Purchasing Toolkit: Food

Nov 30th, 


Shannon Davis- EPA R9

Ashley Zanolli- Oregon DEQ

Leslie Kochan- Oregon DEQ

Climate Friendly Purchasing Toolkit: Asphalt & Concrete June 7th, 2016

Shannon Davis- EPA R9

​Wes Sullens - StopWaste

Jenifer Willer - City of Eugene

Jordan Palmeri - Oregon DEQ

Climate Friendly Purchasing Toolkit: Fuel & ICT May 17th, 2016

Shannon Davis- EPA R9

Karen Hamilton- King County

John Katz- EPA R9

Climate Friendly Purchasing Toolkit: Introduction  May 3rd, 2016

Shannon Davis- EPA (Region 9)

Aaron Toneys- Good Company 

Karen Cook- Alameda County

The Role of Cities in Sustainable Consumption: Making the Case for Local Action 

October 20, 2015

Babe O'Sullivan, City of Eugene

Vanessa Timmer, One Earth

Cara Pike, Social Capital Strategies

From Managing Waste to Managing Materials: Implementing Oregon's 2050 Vision

September 15, 2015

David Allaway, Oregon DEQ

Abby Boudouris, Oregon DEQ