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Carbon Talk: To Tax, Cap & Trade, or Offset - This Wed. 6-8pm

Informal Discussion Wed. Sept 24, 2008 6-8PMPaddy's Bar & Grill, Back Room  MAP Totally Free! (Beer Not Included) Join Green Empowerment and guests Sallie Schullinger-Krause from the Oregon Environmental Council, Lucy Brehm from The Climate Trust, and Eli Lamb from Green Lightning Consulting, LLC for an informal discussion on carbon.  Grab a pint or a pop, head to the back of historic Paddy's Bar & Grill, and take part in a little chat about carbon and how to get more people to use less of it. Lucy Brehm is Senior Management for Business Development at The Climate Trust.  Lucy joined The Climate Trust in December 2007 as a Senior Manager whose focus will include helping individuals, businesses and other large organizations to offset their carbon footprint. Lucy has over 20 years of experience in law and business. Prior to joining The Climate Trust, Lucy was a Senior Vice President and Sustainability Officer for ShoreBank Pacific, a commercial bank focused on sustainable community development. Her work focused on outreach to depositors and helping commercial borrowers understand their impact on the community, economy and the environment. After 20 years of managing system software development at AT&T, Sun Microsystems, and Intel, Eli Lamb  left to teach and study.  He recently added a graduate certificate in Energy Policy and Economics from Portland State University to his MS (Computer Science, Indiana) and BA (Computer Science and Philosophy, Kansas) degrees. He now spends most of his time on policy issues relating to alternative energy, global warming, and tax shifting.  His company, Green Lightning Consulting LLC, provides investment, information technology, project management, and policy analysis consulting to clients in the green economy.  He is a Founding Partner of Social Venture Partners Portland and an active volunteer with Green Empowerment. Sallie Schullinger-Krause is the Program Director for Global Warming at the Oregon Environmental Council.  Prior to coming to OEC in 2006, Sallie was an environmental consultant and provided media, organizing and fundraising assistance for Alaskan environmental and Alaska Native non-profit organizations. She began her professional career with Greenpeace in 1990 and worked on energy and climate related issues in New York, Seattle and Alaska as a regional campaigner and researcher.  She served on the Executive Board for the Northwest Energy Coalition and later took a position with that organization as a Project Coordinator.  Sallie served on the Portland Peak Oil Task Force in 2006-7 and sat on the Governor's Climate Change Integration Group.  Sallie represents OEC for WeCAN, a loosely affiliated network of environmental and public interest organizations around the Western U.S. and Canada working to advance critical issues related to the Western Climate Initiative.