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GoGreen '09: The Green Line Series Debuts


Inspirational Advice From GoGreen ’09 Eco-Visionaries:

Putting The Green Line on Equal Footing With The Bottom Line


What does it mean to be truly sustainable?

How do we go about turning our company a deep shade of green?

How do we win support from corporate leadership to start going green?

What is green washing and how do we avoid it?

Good questions. The good news? We have answers.

The GoGreen Conference is excited to offer the community The Green Line Series, available on the GoGreen Conference Blog (http://www.gogreenpdx.wordpress.com) and on the Going Green Blog at the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (http://community.oen.org/blogs/gogreen).

The Green Line Series features many of the 40+ eco-visionary speakers from the GoGreen ’09 Conference, digging deep into the challenges and rewards of putting sustainability front and center at their companies. In this informational series, we tap into their experience and first-hand knowledge for cultivating sustainable business models with in-depth interviews designed to help any business or professional avoid common pitfalls, find the right voice regarding sustainability and create a plan that achieves maximum profits with minimum negative environmental impact.

GoGreen ’09 Featured Interviews:

·         James Curleigh, CEO, KEEN Footwear

·         Darcy Winslow, Founder/President, DSW Collective: Designs For A Sustainable World

·         Jason Graham-Nye, Founder/President, gDiapers

·         Kate Brown, Secretary of State, State of Oregon

·         Joyce LaValle, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Interface Americas

·         Nik Blosser, President, Celilo Group Media

·         Mark Brady, Sustainable Development Liaison, Oregon Business Development Department

Stay tuned for more Green Line Series interviews with Pat Reiten, President of Pacific Power and many more. We will feature a new GoGreen ’09 speaker each week leading up to the conference, where on Wednesday, October 7th you can see these green business gurus live.

GoGreen ’09 is an all-day sustainability conference that takes place in Portland on Wednesday, October 7th from 8:30am—4:30pm at the Gerding Theater in Portland’s Pearl District. GoGreen ‘09 will present the regional business community with the unique opportunity to learn from over 40 green business leaders, who will share their expertise on a variety of sustainability topics, aimed at giving business owners and professionals new ideas and strategies for increasing sustainability in all areas of their business. Early Bird Registration until September 1st! Full-Day Registration is $150, $125 Full-Day Registration for groups of two or more. Please visit www.gogreenpdx.com for detailed event information and to purchase tickets online.


Contact:         Ericka Dickey l [email protected] l 503.969.7852