Thursday, March 9 – 2017 Sustainability Coalition Fair & Town Hall Meeting

 Sustainability Coalition Fair & Town Hall
Thursday, March 9th, 5–9 PM CH2MHill Alumni Center, OSU

Don’t miss the sustainability event of the year! The annual Sustainability Fair at the features delicious local food, lively music, and more than 50 hands-on exhibits. It will be held at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center from 5 to 7 PM, prior to the Town Hall. Registration is not required for attendance at the Fair. Be sure to visit the League booth at the Fair and plan to stay for the Sustainability Town Hall.  Registration is required for the Town Hall, and the deadline for registration is March 5th. www.sustainablecorvallis.org.

Participants will sit at 40 tables of eight for a fast-paced, interactive Town Hall program that includes three parts, each with a presentation from the main stage followed by discussion and activity at the tables.

A highlight of the program will be the opening remarks by Samantha Chisholm Hatfield (pictured), an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians who earned her PhD from OSU in Environmental Sciences. She has worked with Oregon

Climate Change Research Institute and completed a Post- Doctoral Research position with Northwest Climate Science Center. She will speak on “Traditional Ecological Knowledge: Groundwork for a Sustainable Community”.

Other event highlights include the annual “Community Scrapbook” featuring sustainability accomplishments of local businesses and organizations during the past year, as well as activities to determine the direction of sustainability efforts in the coming year.

The 2017 Sustainability Town Hall is organized by the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition and supported by a variety of business and organizational sponsors and individual donors (“Town Hall Heroes”).

The LWV of Corvallis is a member of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition – a network of 350 organizations and individuals in Corvallis and Benton County working to create a more sustainable community. The Coalition includes non- profits, businesses, government agencies, educational institutions, and faith-based organizations.