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Upcoming Webinars

Please check back for information on future webinars and registration links. Note: Webinar recordings and presentations will be posted on this webpage within a few weeks after a live webinar.

*NEW* Right to Repair Movement and Accessibility 

Date: Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 from 9:30 - 11:00 am (PT)

Summary: As more people seek repair solutions to extend the useful life of products and equipment, they often discover that it’s not as easy as it should be. Many products are not designed for repair and access to replacement parts and trained repair technicians can be limited, making the process frustrating, time-consuming and expensive. The Right to Repair movement is dedicated to breaking down these barriers and making affordable repair more accessible, whether through repair professionals or DIY. We’ll learn more about this effort and some recent breakthroughs that could signal change ahead during this exciting webinar
Speakers: Amber Schmidt, Free Geek; Kerry Maeve Sheehan and Kyle Wiens, iFixit; Moderated by Marie Diodati, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Webinar Recordings and Files

Food Waste Reduction and the Pacific Coast Collaborative

Date: Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 from 9:30 - 11:00 am (PT)

Note (6/8/2021): Webinar recording and slides will be posted within a couple of weeks. Please check back again soon.

Summary: The Pacific Coast Collaborative (PCC) has launched the Pacific Coast Food Waste Commitment.  The Commitment is a voluntary effort for food retailers throughout the Pacific coast region to work together and with their suppliers to help cut the amount of food wasted in the region by 50% by the year 2030 – which is in line with the US EPA’s and the USDA’s US Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions goal and Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 from the United Nations. We’ll learn more about this work and find out what opportunities there might be for local governments to engage.

Speakers: Elaine Blatt, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality; Mike Falconer Hall, UK Wrap; Dana Gunders, ReFED; Moderated by Janine Bogar, Washington Department of Ecology

Webinar recording: Coming soon

Supporting Files: Coming soon

Research, Campaigns and More - the latest from Oregon's Work to Prevent the Wasting of Food

Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 10:00 - 11:30 am (PST)

Summary: This webinar covers Oregon’s recent research (completed summer 2020) to identify effective messaging for households on preventing the wasting of food, how early phases of that research informed a COVID-19 “mini-campaign” on food waste prevention, and what’s next, now that the research phase is complete.  The webinar also covers Oregon’s recent lifecycle assessment study of the impacts of various food rescue channels, as well as previews plans for implementing Governor Kate Brown’s recent Executive Order on Climate that include direction to DEQ to reduce food waste in Oregon by half by 2030.

Speakers: Elaine Blatt, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality; Peter Canepa, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality; Moderated by Shannon Davis, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Webinar recording: View the Research, Campaigns and More - the latest from Oregon's Work to Prevent the Wasting of Food webinar 

Supporting Files: Presentation slides (PDF)

Local Government Policies to Drive Low-Carbon Concrete

Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 10:00 - 11:30am (PST)

Summary: Concrete is the most widely used construction material in the world and is responsible for 6-10% of global anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions*. Proven alternative technologies and practices are readily available in the marketplace that can reduce these emissions by more than half.  Attend this webinar to hear about three different strategies being used by local governments to drive demand for low-carbon concrete, and learn how you can do it, too. *Source: Architecture 2030 (

Speakers: Jordan Palmeri, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality; Alice Zanmiller, Marin County; Karen Cook, Alameda County; Stacey Foreman, City of Portland; Moderated by Miya Kitahara, Stop Waste

Webinar Recording: View the Local Goverment Policies to Drive Low-Carbon Concrete webinar

Supporting Files: Presentation slides (PDF) (62 pp)

Archived Webinars

Content from past webinar series, including recordings and presentations can be found on the Forum Webinars webpage.