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Tuesday
Dec 2, 2008
Green Drinks
Ecotrust (Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center)

Every month people who are interested in environmental issues and topics meet up for beers at informal sessions known as Green Drinks. These events are very simple and unstructured, but many people have found employment, made friends, developed new ideas, done deals and had moments of serendipity.

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Saturday
Dec 6, 2008
"Financing the Good" Springboard Social Innovation Forum - FREE
Urban Grind East

With economic turmoil spreading from financial markets to local communities, it’s a tough season for raising funds to start or support good causes. Join us for this free event on December 10th to explore diverse ideas and new models for “financing the good.”

Panelists representing banking, angel investing, micro-philanthropy, and grant funding will discuss innovative approaches for funding social change that reflect shifts in the way their organizations do business. Specifically, they will highlight opportunities for "average" Portlanders to obtain funding for their social change projects and visions.

During the workshop segment, learn tips and tricks for obtaining one of Portland's community building or environmental grants, discover how community currency can fund social change, talk with a lawyer about how to apply for a 501(c)(3), learn how a social stock market generates seed funding for launching good ideas and how to implement "sustaining strategies."

Panelists: Mark Moffenbier, Shorebank Pacific Mark Holloway, Social Venture Partners Portland Amy Pearl, ChangeXchange Social Stock Market Joy Hunt, Vision into Action Grants

Workshops Angela Southwick, Neighbors West-Northwest Neighborhood Grants Emily Rice, Community Watershed Stewardship Program Environmental Grants Janelle Geddes, Metro Grants John Brown, Rooms for Peace Alan Rosenblith, Community Prosper, community currency Nancy Murray, Community Development Legal Clinic

The forum is sponsored by Portland-based nonprofit, Springboard Innovation. Springboard's mission is to launch community-led community change. The purpose of the forum is to empower "average" Portlanders with the resources and tools needed to take action to solve problems our society is facing.

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Wednesday
Jun 10, 2009
Social Innovation Forum
Urban Grind East

June's Forum focuses on sustainability. How do you implement innovation in a way that creates lasting change? How do you preserve and maintain the change you've worked for? This month's forum will guide you through both of these considerations, the two sides of real sustainability. Join us to share your ideas and discuss emerging local and national concepts and projects and how they are sustaining the good! The Springboard Social Innovation Forum offers a monthly event designed to support those interested in creating a better future. Our focus is to help practitioners or potential practitioners of social projects push beyond discussion and debate into action. Each Forum will inspire and teach with ideas, powerful role models, and stories. Speakers, content experts, panels, and workshops will help you improve your strategies for planning and launching effective social ventures. The Forum will create a context to connect, learn, and take action around ideas that lead to tangible change—all in a venue designed for building community. Cost is $5.00 at the door.

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Thursday
Jul 2, 2009
Art Exhibit on Electronics Mining in Congo
SEA Change

Art Exhibit: Profane Relics--- An Ossuary of the Congo Mineral Wars, an installation by Ryan Burns

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 2 from 5-10pm Community Dinner + Dialogue: Saturday, July 11 from 5-7pm

Sea Change Gallery, 625 NW Everett, Gallery #110, Portland www.seagallery.wordpress.com

The installation presents “artifacts” of the past twenty years of war and mineral exploitation in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Partially unearthed artifacts of cultural disarticulation, corporately funded wars, crude hand-tools of small pit mining, skeletal traces of bush meat trade are jumbled together with discarded iPhones, blackberries and obsolete laptops.

But, the exhibit won't merely wallow in despair. In accordance with SEA Change Gallery's mandate of social and environmental change, the curators are organizing a public brainstorming discussion to look for sustainable solutions to the coltan addiction. The free event will include a Congolese dinner and encourage community dialogue. Speakers from Mercy Corps, Run for Congo Women, and "Apocalypse Found" author Casey Bush will share their knowledge about the conflict, discuss solutions they are helping implement, and brainstorm ways to take action.

RSVP to seagallery@gmail.com

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Wednesday
Sep 30, 2009
Free showing of "The Crash Course" in three parts Sept. 30th, Oct 28th & Nov 18th
St. Francis Church Dining Hall

The Crash Course seeks to help you understand the nature of some extremely serious challenges and risks to our economy and your future prosperity. Chris Martenson weaves together a number of seemingly disparate topics into a single story, discussing the Economy, Energy, and the Environment... For it is where these fields overlap and intersect that the greatest story of any generation will get told.





Chris Martenson is an author and obsessive financial observer who has made profound changes in his lifestyle because of what he sees coming. He runs a popular website devoted to advancing awareness of the Three“E’s"--the Economy, Energy and the Environment, although most of the focus is on tracking the economy.

Chris is not an economist. He is trained as a scientist, having completed both a Ph.D. and a post-doctoral program in Neurotoxicology at Duke University. Chris’s extensive scientific training guides how he thinks. He gathers data, develops hypotheses, and continually seeks to accept or reject them based on the evidence at hand. He lets the data tell the story.

In addition, Chris has a solid business background, with an MBA in Finance from Cornell with ten years experience in corporate finance and strategic consulting, becoming an executive of a Fortune 300 company.

The main body of Chris' work, The Crash Course, is a dynamic web-based video presentation, bringing together the threads of the “Three E’s,” and explaining why and how the next 20 years will be completely unlike the last 20.

Shown in Three Parts

All 20 sections take 3 hours and 23 minutes to watch in full, with chapters are between 3 and 20 minutes in length.  

To allow for plenty of time for discussion we will be showing this DVD in three parts, on the following days. Please note that we will be flexible in how far we get each night, but the dates listed below are not going to change.

September 30th

1. Three Beliefs   (1:46 minutes)
2. The Three "E"s    (1:38 minutes)
3. Exponential Growth    (6:20 minutes)
4. Compounding is the Problem    (3:06 minutes)
5. Growth vs. Prosperity    (3:40 minutes)
6. What is Money?    (5:55 minutes)
7. Money Creation    (4:19 minutes)
8. The Fed - Money Creation    (7:13 minutes)
9. A Brief History of US Money    (7:14 minutes)
10. Inflation    (11:48 minutes)
11. How Much Is A Trillion?    (3:28 minutes)
12. Debt    (12:32 minutes)
13. A National Failure To Save    (12:06 minutes) 

October 28th

14. Assets & Demographics (13:41 minutes)
15. Bubbles (14:10 minutes)
16. Fuzzy Numbers (15:52 minutes)
17a. Part A: Peak Oil (17:52 minutes)
17b. Part B: Energy Budgeting (12:15 minutes)
17c. Part C: Energy And The Economy   (7:05 minutes)

November 18th

18. Environmental Data  (16:22 minutes)
19. Future Shock   (8:02 minutes)
20. What Should I Do?  (19:48 minutes)

 

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Friday
Oct 16, 2009
Dale Jamieson - “The Moral and Political Challenges of Climate Change.”
Portland State University (PSU) - Smith Memorial Center

Room 238

Dale Jamieson is Director of the Environmental Studies program at New York University, where he is also Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy, and Affiliated Professor of Law. He is also the current Wayne Morse Chair of Law and Politics at the University of Oregon. A prolific presence in his field, Professor Jamieson has authored Morality’s Progress: Essays on Humans, Other Animals, and the Rest of Nature (Oxford, 2002) and Ethics and the Environment: An Introduction (Cambridge, 2008); and edited or co-edited seven books, including the forthcoming Climate Ethics (Oxford, 2010). His research has been funded by both the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Wednesday
Oct 28, 2009
Free showing of "The Crash Course" in three parts Sept. 30th, Oct 28th & Nov 18th
St. Francis Church Dining Hall

The Crash Course seeks to help you understand the nature of some extremely serious challenges and risks to our economy and your future prosperity. Chris Martenson weaves together a number of seemingly disparate topics into a single story, discussing the Economy, Energy, and the Environment... For it is where these fields overlap and intersect that the greatest story of any generation will get told.





Chris Martenson is an author and obsessive financial observer who has made profound changes in his lifestyle because of what he sees coming. He runs a popular website devoted to advancing awareness of the Three“E’s"--the Economy, Energy and the Environment, although most of the focus is on tracking the economy.

Chris is not an economist. He is trained as a scientist, having completed both a Ph.D. and a post-doctoral program in Neurotoxicology at Duke University. Chris’s extensive scientific training guides how he thinks. He gathers data, develops hypotheses, and continually seeks to accept or reject them based on the evidence at hand. He lets the data tell the story.

In addition, Chris has a solid business background, with an MBA in Finance from Cornell with ten years experience in corporate finance and strategic consulting, becoming an executive of a Fortune 300 company.

The main body of Chris' work, The Crash Course, is a dynamic web-based video presentation, bringing together the threads of the “Three E’s,” and explaining why and how the next 20 years will be completely unlike the last 20.

Shown in Three Parts

All 20 sections take 3 hours and 23 minutes to watch in full, with chapters are between 3 and 20 minutes in length.  

To allow for plenty of time for discussion we will be showing this DVD in three parts, on the following days. Please note that we will be flexible in how far we get each night, but the dates listed below are not going to change.

September 30th

1. Three Beliefs   (1:46 minutes)
2. The Three "E"s    (1:38 minutes)
3. Exponential Growth    (6:20 minutes)
4. Compounding is the Problem    (3:06 minutes)
5. Growth vs. Prosperity    (3:40 minutes)
6. What is Money?    (5:55 minutes)
7. Money Creation    (4:19 minutes)
8. The Fed - Money Creation    (7:13 minutes)
9. A Brief History of US Money    (7:14 minutes)
10. Inflation    (11:48 minutes)
11. How Much Is A Trillion?    (3:28 minutes)
12. Debt    (12:32 minutes)
13. A National Failure To Save    (12:06 minutes) 

October 28th

14. Assets & Demographics (13:41 minutes)
15. Bubbles (14:10 minutes)
16. Fuzzy Numbers (15:52 minutes)
17a. Part A: Peak Oil (17:52 minutes)
17b. Part B: Energy Budgeting (12:15 minutes)
17c. Part C: Energy And The Economy   (7:05 minutes)

November 18th

18. Environmental Data  (16:22 minutes)
19. Future Shock   (8:02 minutes)
20. What Should I Do?  (19:48 minutes)

 

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Wednesday
Nov 18, 2009
Free showing of "The Crash Course" in three parts Sept. 30th, Oct 28th & Nov 18th
St. Francis Church Dining Hall

The Crash Course seeks to help you understand the nature of some extremely serious challenges and risks to our economy and your future prosperity. Chris Martenson weaves together a number of seemingly disparate topics into a single story, discussing the Economy, Energy, and the Environment... For it is where these fields overlap and intersect that the greatest story of any generation will get told.





Chris Martenson is an author and obsessive financial observer who has made profound changes in his lifestyle because of what he sees coming. He runs a popular website devoted to advancing awareness of the Three“E’s"--the Economy, Energy and the Environment, although most of the focus is on tracking the economy.

Chris is not an economist. He is trained as a scientist, having completed both a Ph.D. and a post-doctoral program in Neurotoxicology at Duke University. Chris’s extensive scientific training guides how he thinks. He gathers data, develops hypotheses, and continually seeks to accept or reject them based on the evidence at hand. He lets the data tell the story.

In addition, Chris has a solid business background, with an MBA in Finance from Cornell with ten years experience in corporate finance and strategic consulting, becoming an executive of a Fortune 300 company.

The main body of Chris' work, The Crash Course, is a dynamic web-based video presentation, bringing together the threads of the “Three E’s,” and explaining why and how the next 20 years will be completely unlike the last 20.

Shown in Three Parts

All 20 sections take 3 hours and 23 minutes to watch in full, with chapters are between 3 and 20 minutes in length.  

To allow for plenty of time for discussion we will be showing this DVD in three parts, on the following days. Please note that we will be flexible in how far we get each night, but the dates listed below are not going to change.

September 30th

1. Three Beliefs   (1:46 minutes)
2. The Three "E"s    (1:38 minutes)
3. Exponential Growth    (6:20 minutes)
4. Compounding is the Problem    (3:06 minutes)
5. Growth vs. Prosperity    (3:40 minutes)
6. What is Money?    (5:55 minutes)
7. Money Creation    (4:19 minutes)
8. The Fed - Money Creation    (7:13 minutes)
9. A Brief History of US Money    (7:14 minutes)
10. Inflation    (11:48 minutes)
11. How Much Is A Trillion?    (3:28 minutes)
12. Debt    (12:32 minutes)
13. A National Failure To Save    (12:06 minutes) 

October 28th

14. Assets & Demographics (13:41 minutes)
15. Bubbles (14:10 minutes)
16. Fuzzy Numbers (15:52 minutes)
17a. Part A: Peak Oil (17:52 minutes)
17b. Part B: Energy Budgeting (12:15 minutes)
17c. Part C: Energy And The Economy   (7:05 minutes)

November 18th

18. Environmental Data  (16:22 minutes)
19. Future Shock   (8:02 minutes)
20. What Should I Do?  (19:48 minutes)

 

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Tuesday
Jan 15, 2013
Cleanweb PDX Meetup: Monthly Hack, Eat & Drink
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

At this monthly meeting, we get together, talk about app ideas for one or two industry (such as sporting apparel, commercial building, food, water, etc). These are the local industry that can use some help to identify solutions to reduce carbon footprint and lessen any negative environmental impact to local residents.

Our goal is to brainstorm innovative ideas utilizing information technology by leveraging the mobile and social web.

Of course, creative juice often comes after a glass of nice brew. That's how drink is involved in this. If you not a drinker, the Pub serves good food of you to hack & eat.

We are not really building an app at the meeting (but if you would like to crank out an app in 90 mins, that would be awesome too). And what are we doing with these ideas? You'll have to come to find out.

For those who won't be able to make it in person you can join via G+ Hangout. Please let me know in advance.

Thanks and hope to see you on the 15th!

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Tuesday
Apr 7, 2015
Science on Tap - Freshwater Ecosystems
Clinton Street Theater

In Hot Water: What is the Future of our Freshwater Ecosystems?

DATE: Tuesday, April 7, 2015

TIME: Doors at 6 p.m. event at 7 p.m.

LOCATION: Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton Street, Portland, Ore.

COST: $8 online advance tickets, $10* suggested cover at the door

FOOD & DRINK: Beer, wine, popcorn, and snacks available. You’re welcome to bring food into the theater with you.

DESCRIPTION:

Freshwaters are some of the most imperiled ecosystems on the planet. Human activities, such as those linked to climate change, invasive species, and pollution, have greatly accelerated the degradation of these critical ecosystems.

Angela Strecker, PhD, assistant professor of Environmental Science and Management at Portland State University, will share some recent research and prospects for the future of healthy freshwaters in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.


Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

*A note on the suggested cover at the door: Science on Tap is mostly supported by money collected at the door. It is committed to offering educational opportunities to adults who want to learn, so if $10 is a hardship for you, please come anyway and donate what you can.

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Thursday
Oct 11, 2018
Out in Tech PDX | Sharing is Queering
Airbnb Portland

Join Out in Tech PDX on Thursday, October 11th for a panel on LGBTQ+ futures and the sharing economy! Stay afterwards for the social! Hosted by Airbnb.

Schedule:

6:00 PM | Doors

6:30 PM | Panel

8:00 PM | Social

Out in Tech unites the LGBTQ+ tech community, empowering aspiring tech leaders to improve our world by showcasing accomplished speakers, producing timely and thought-provoking events, and connecting our members to new opportunities and each other. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, we provide resources and mentorship to ensure career access for LGBTQ youth and provide web services for LGBTQ activists around the world.

Note: A BIG thank you to Ovidio Francisco for volunteering his time and talent to build our beautiful graphics for this event. He maintains his little corner of the web over at https://www.ovidio.design

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