OLCV's 13th Annual Dinner highlights broad-based support for protecting Oregon's environment

Date: 
April 8, 2010

For immediate release: April 8, 2010

Contact: Toby Van Fleet, OLCV Communications Director,
503-224-4011 x212, toby@olcv.org

The Oregon League of Conservation Voters’ 13th Annual Dinner highlights broad-based support for protecting Oregon’s environment

Portland, OR—The Oregon League of Conservation Voters’ Annual Dinner for the Environment, on April 23, will highlight the wide community that supports environmental priorities in Oregon. The largest environmental political gathering in the state, the event is expected to attract more than 1,000 guests this year, and has attracted an all-star list of speakers and sponsors.

“This dinner is a great showing of the broad-based support for environmental priorities,” says OLCV Executive Director Jon Isaacs. “From the Portland Trail Blazers to businesses and labor groups, environmental advocates know we have a special opportunity to help build a new clean economy that builds prosperity for all Oregonians.”

And energy will be a focus at the event. This year, OLCV features keynote speaker Chris Chafe. Chafe is the Executive Director of the newly formed Clean Economy Center, a green-jobs initiative that brings together workers, businesses, environmental advocates and policy experts to create good jobs and strong companies, reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, and drive economic recovery and transformation. Chafe recently served as the Executive Director of Change to Win, a 5.5 million member labor federation.

This year’s event has attracted an unprecedented number of sponsors. The presenting sponsor—and first-time dinner sponsor—is Intel, with the company’s Corporate Environmental Manager, Todd Brady, attending as the dinner’s featured speaker.

Premium sponsors—and also first-time dinner sponsors—are the Portland Trail Blazers, whose green cred shot up last year with the LEED Gold Certification of the Rose Garden, and SolarWorld, which located a facility in Hillsboro in 2008 and aims to employ nearly 1,000 by the end of this year.

Find out about other sponsors and more at www.olcv.org/annualdinner.

What: The Oregon League of Conservation Voters’ 13th Annual Dinner for the Environment

Date: Friday, April 23, 2010

Time: No-host cocktail reception at 5:30; Dinner and program at 7:00

Location: Oregon Convention Center, Portland

Keynote Speaker: Chris Chafe, Clean Economy Center

MC: House Majority Leader Representative Mary Nolan

Menu: Sustainable northwest menu with great Oregon wines.

Ticket price: $125/seat. Purchase tickets at www.olcv.org/annualdinner

The Oregon League of Conservation Voters works to pass pro-environment laws, elect pro-environment candidates, and hold all of our elected officials accountable. www.olcv.org

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