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Let's Talk Transparency

Eco Trust Building- 721 NW 9th Ave #200

Wednesday, April 26 2017, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


This Pecha Kucha style event gathers diverse voices in industries that address material transparency in their work.


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On April 26, 2017, the Portland Material Transparency Collaborative (PMTC) & the International Living Future
Institute (ILFI) Portland Collaborative are throwing an event “Let’s Talk Transparency” as part of Design Week Portland. This Pecha Kucha style event gathers diverse voices in industries that address material transparency in their work.   From fashion, to food, to transportation, to buildings, we will hear from industry leaders about how they implement material transparency in their supply chain, fabrication processes and end products. The cross pollination of major industries in Portland will fuel a lively conversation highlighting health impacts from the stuff that is our material world

The Portland Material Transparency Collaborative (PMTC) is a network of building industry professionals dedicated to integrating full disclosure of material content as a performance benchmark in the way products are developed, designed and integrated into the built environment. The goal of PMTC is to stimulate market transformation and community engagement with a unified regional voice for the ­­implementation of material transparency into everyday practices.

The Portland Collaborative is a branch of both the Cascadia Green Building Council and the International Living Future Institute (ILFI).  Our mission is to lead a transformation toward a built environment that is socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative.  We achieve our mission through research and advocacy, communication and networking events where local professionals share ideas and learn from each other.

Here’s are the list of Presenters:

FASHION| Britt Howard @ Portland Garment Factory 
FOOD| Camas Davis @ Portland Meat Collective 
CHEMISTRY| Amelia Nestler @ Northwest Green Chemistry 
POLICY| Jordan Palmeri @ DEQ 
ARCHITECTURE| Lona Rerick- Sustainable Materials Leader @ ZGF 
CERTIFICATIONS| Jeff Frost @Bright Works- Mindful Materials 
FURNITURE| Greg Kooistra @ Watson Furniture 
MANUFACTURER| Tom Conway @ PatCraft 
MC| Jackie Santa Lucia @ Hacker 
MC| Terry Campbell @ Sustainable Northwest Wood

The cost is $5.00.

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