Thursday, March 7 – 11th Annual Sustainability Fair and Town Hall, Keynote speaker: Mary Christina Wood

11thAnnual Sustainability Fair and Town Hall
Thursday, March 7 (5-7 pm Fair and 7-9 pm Town Hall)
CH2MHill Alumni Center, 725 SW 26thSt., OSU Campus

More than 50 hands-on exhibits will highlight the sustainability efforts of local businesses, organizations, and Sustainability Coalition action teams.  Local musicians will provide music, and delicious local food will be available. Following the fair, attendees will gather in the Alumni Center ballroom for a highly interactive Town Hall. This year’s keynote speaker is Mary Christina Wood, University of Oregon law professor who is best known for her writings advocating for the use of the Public Trust Doctrine to force government action on climate change. Her research is used in cases and petitions brought on behalf of children and youth throughout the US and in other countries.

Additional features of the Town Hall will include an on-screen
“2018 Community Scrapbook” of photos from Coalition partner organizations, including the League, to celebrate their sustainability achievements.

Once again this year, the Sustainability Fair and Town Hall will itself be a sustainable event, featuring zero waste, low energy and water use, and local food.  Attendees are encouraged to add to the sustainability focus of the event by using energy-efficient transportation to get to the event: walk, bike, carpool, or take the bus.  Register by March 1 online https://sustainablecorvallis.org

Both events are organized by the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition, a network of more than 350 partner organizations and hundreds of individual volunteers working together to create a sustainable community. The League of Women Voters of Corvallis is an “Engaged Partner” of the Coalition.