Tools and techniques from the third volume of the Community Investment Toolkit were the central focus of a breakfast forum on Feb. 1, 2011. Download presentations from the nationally recognized experts.
In partnership with Westside Economic Alliance and Clackamas County Business Alliance, Metro sponsored Building Tomorrow's Jobs, an event designed to engage both public and private sectors in ways to realize economic and ecological benefits of producing more with less. The forum was well-attended by both elected officials and the business community.
Three experts shared successful examples of eco-efficient and profitable projects, as well as the means to provide and pay for strategies that create jobs. These topics expand on themes included in the Community Investment Toolkit, Volume 3: Eco-efficient Employment. Download the volume
Bert Gregory is a renowned expert in the development of resource-efficient structures and communities, and serves as a national leader, speaker and advocate for sustainable building and urbanism. Bert is the chairman and CEO of Mithun, a nationally recognized sustainable design firm, with offices in Seattle and San Francisco.
Andrew Mangan is co-founder and executive director of the United States Business Council for Sustainable Development, an association of businesses formed to create and deliver sustainable development projects. His work results in projects that generate economic returns while improving local communities and the environment -- the triple bottom line.
Tracy Casavant is a leader in sustainable industrial and commercial development at both small and large scales. She specializes in eco-industrial development that enables businesses and governments to achieve mutual benefits. Tracy is president and CEO of Eco-Industrial Solutions Ltd in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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