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Oregon Environmental Council Presents ‘Cutting Carbs’: a Greenhouse Gas Reduction Workshop for Transportation Professionals

On Wednesday, December 3rd, the Oregon Environmental Council will host Cutting Carbs – A Professional Development Workshop for Transportation Professionals on Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

Nov 10, 2008

PORTLAND, Ore.—Nov. 10, 2008—On Wednesday, December 3rd, the Oregon Environmental Council will host Cutting Carbs – A Professional Development Workshop for Transportation Professionals on Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions. The workshop will cover a wide range of current and upcoming issues pertinent those who work in the transportation field, including: pending climate change and transportation legislation in Salem, Olympia and Washington, D.C., and how these changes could impact the work of transportation professionals. The workshop will also discuss what tools can be used to measure or estimate greenhouse gas emissions from transportation projects, and which strategies can make the most cost-effective dent in these emissions. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Certification Maintenance credits will be available.

The cost of the all-day event is $75 and includes lunch. Complete information and online registration is available at www.oeconline.org/cutting-carbs.

What: Cutting Carbs – A Professional Development Workshop for Transportation Professionals on Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions workshop
When: Wednesday, December 3rd from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Doubletree Lloyd Center, 1000 NE Multnomah, Portland, OR 97232

Scheduled speakers:
• Jeffrey Ang-Olson: Principal, ICF International
• Aaron Breakstone: Metro
• Rex Burkholder: Metro Regional Council
• Angus Duncan: President, Bonneville Environmental Foundation
• Brian Gregor: Oregon Department of Transportation
• Karmen Fore: District Director, Representative Peter DeFazio
• Rick Gustafson: Principal, Shiels, Obletz and Johnsen
• Allison Hamilton: Oregon Department of Transportation
• Peter Hurley: Portland Office of Transportation
• Rod Monroe: Oregon State Senator, District 24
• Lynn Peterson: Commissioner, Board of County Commissioners
• Bill LaBorde: Transportation Choices Coalition
• Tom Schwetz: Lane Transit District
• Bob Stacey: Executive Director, 1000 Friends of Oregon
• Clark Williams-Derry: Research director, Sightline Institute

About the Oregon Environmental Council
The Oregon Environmental Council safeguards what Oregonians love about Oregon – clean air and water, an unpolluted landscape and healthy food produced by local farmers. For 40 years, we’ve been a champion for solutions to protect the health of every Oregonian and the health of the place we call home. Our vision for Oregon includes solving global warming, protecting kids from toxins, cleaning up our rivers, building sustainable economies, and ensuring healthy food and local farms. Find out more at www.oeconline

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