At least three times a year WFFE
presents events that contribute to discussions and education
around important environmental issues in our region. These events are in the form of
both informal roundtables and an Environmental Issues Slam. Informal roundtables
to bring together civic leaders, scientific experts, and interested individuals for
discussion of current environmental topics. The Environmental Issues Slam presents
seven important environmental issues in the region allowing audience members to
decide on which issues are most urgent.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Socializing and Carb-loading
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Environmental Issues Slam
Location: The REI Flagship Store
222 Yale Ave. North, Downtown Seattle
The Event: Seven local movers and shakers who are passionate about an environmental issue will each have 5 minutes to convince us that it is critically important for the future of all Washingtonians that we tackle THEIR issue NOW.
Audience members will vote on the most persuasive presentation and the winner will earn the right to designate a nonprofit group as recipient of a $1,000 grant from the Washington Foundation for the Environment for work on their issue. The second place finisher will receive a $500 grant. Come watch the competition and help determine the winner.
Ross Reynolds from KUOW The Conversation
Meet the Contenders:
The Sponsors: CH2M Hill, Futurewise, Sound Experience, Washington Conservation Voters, Puget Soundkeepers Alliance, Washington Environmental Council, Center for Environmental Law & Policy, EarthCorps, Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation, RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, Climate Solutions, World Watershed Alliance, Forterra, Washington Toxics Coalition and The Washington Foundation for the Environment
The Cost: This event is free, donations are welcome
To RSVP to this event, please email email@example.com