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The Third Annual Great Environmental Issues Slam

Six local movers and shakers who are passionate about environmental issues will have 5 minutes to convince us concerning their particular issue.

What
When April 24, 2013
from 06:30 pm to 08:00 pm
Where The REI Flagship Store
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Six local movers and shakers who are passionate about environmental issues will have 5 minutes to convince us concerning their particular issue. Audience members will vote on the most persuasive presentation and the winner will earn the right to designate a nonprofit group as a recipient of a $1,000 grant from the Washington Foundation for the Environment for work on their issue. In addition we will have a special set of presentations by three groups of students from Explorer West, a local Seattle middle school. 

WHERE: The REI Flagship Store, 222 Yale Ave. North, Downtown Seattle
WHEN: Wednesday, April 24th, 2013, 6:30 pm

  • 6:30 - 7:00 pm Socializing and Carb-loading
  • 7:00 - 8:00 pm Environmental Issues Slam
TICKETS: This event is free, donations are welcome

Come watch the competition and help determine the winner!

The CONTENDERS:

  • Doug Howell, Sierra Club - "The Single Greatest Greenhouse Gas Reduction in the West"
  • Joelle Robinson, Climate Solutions - "Goal Export, the Northwest at the Crossroads"
  • Crina Hoyer and Matt Krogh, RE Sources for Sustainable Communities - "Dirty Fuels"
  • Justin Lacson and Dan Elefant, World Watershed Alliance - "Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Buddist Women in the High Himalya"
  • Dee Boersma, University of Washington - "Penguins as Ocean Sentinels"
  • Hilary Franz, Futurewise - "To be determined"
  • Explorer West Middle School - Special presentation by three groups of students

The REFEREE: Ross Reynolds from KUOW's "The Conversation"

The JUDGES: YOU! The audience will decide who wins the Slam.

The SPONSORS: CH2M, Futurewise, Sound Experience, Washington Conservation Voters, Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, Washington Environmental Council, Center for Environmental Law and Policy, EarthCorps, Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation, RE Sources for Sutatinable Communities, Climate Solutions, Wold Watershed Alliance, Forterra, Washington Toxics Coalition

Overheard...

Chris Hawkins headshot“The environment has always been a passion of mine, and now I have a 6 month old – I feel our survival depends on the long-term viability of our ecological systems, so this needs to be a priority for our public policy and our elected officials.” - Chris Hawkins, Thurston Conservation Voters.

 
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