National pollution prevention conference set April 2-5 in Portland

Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality
& Outreach
811 SW 6th Ave.
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: (503) 229-5696
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News Release
Attention: Calendar Editors
For release: March 19, 2002

Marianne Fitzgerald, Director’s Office, Portland, (503) 229-5946
Brian White, Communications & Outreach, Portland, (503) 229-6044

National Pollution Prevention Conference
Set April 2-5 in Portland

What: Spring conference of the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable, “Blazing the Trail to Sustainability.”

When: Tuesday through Friday, April 2-5

Where: Portland Hilton, 921 SW Sixth Ave. (between SW Taylor and Salmon), downtown Portland

Background: Environmental sustainability means using, developing and protecting natural resources in a manner that allows people to meet current needs while providing that future generations can also meet their needs. The conference will focus on the latest in pollution prevention policy, regulatory and technical innovations, and sustainability practices.

Keynote speakers on Wednesday, April 3 include Janine Benyus, author of Biomimicry; Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury; and U.S. Sen. Gordon Smith (R-Ore.). Steve Johnson, assistant administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Prevention, Pesticides & Toxic Substances, will speak at noon Thursday, April 4. U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) will speak during the closing session at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 5.

Chief conference sponsors include Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Nike, Portland General Electric Co., Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, ChemAlliance and Tri-Met.

For More A complete agenda is available at:
Information: . Information is also available by calling Marianne Fitzgerald, DEQ, Portland, at (503) 229-5946 or by e-mail at More information on registration and other details is available at .