About This Speaker Series
As part of our Materials Management Through Sustainable Consumption Webinar Series, we invite guest speakers to share their views on sustainable consumption to get participants thinking and talking about new strategies for achieving our environmental goals.
Please note the opinions, ideas, or data presented by non-EPA speakers in this series do not represent EPA policy or constitute endorsement by EPA.
Contact: Viccy Salazar
This webinar was offered as part of the Materials Management Through Sustainable Consumption Webinar Series.
Please join us for a free webinar featuring Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s newly adopted Materials Management in Oregon: 2050 Vision and Framework for Action. The 2050 Vision describes a future where all people produce and use materials responsibly, conserving resources, protecting the environment, and living well. This session will present the development of the 2050 Vision, which started out as a routine update to the state’s solid waste plan, and Oregon’s recent work exploring new frontiers in sustainable consumption.
Abby Boudouris will describe how Oregon is shifting from “solid waste management” to “materials management,” how this relates to traditional work involving waste management and prevention, and some of the new programs related to consumption contained in the Framework for Action.
Jordan Palmeri will explore one of those programs in more detail: Oregon’s innovative work in residential green building, including efforts to shift consumption of materials and energy through research, partnerships, outreach, building codes and incentives.
Register for this webinar, the second in a series of three leading up to the Forum’s Annual Meeting, to hear more about how you can integrate sustainable materials management into your work.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Jordan Palmeri, Science and Policy Analyst - Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Jordan Palmeri is a Science and Policy Analyst in the Green Building Program at the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). He has worked for Federal and State governments for the past 9 years on forestry, water quality, site cleanup, and green building topics. His current efforts focus on reducing the lifecycle environmental impacts of building material consumption. He's worked on building code, rating systems, material modeling, and local incentive structures to place the value of "size" on par with other green building practices. Jordan holds a Master's Degree in Environmental Science from Tulane University and is a certified BPI “Envelope Specialist”.
Abby Boudouris, Policy Analyst - Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Abby Boudouris is a Policy Analyst at Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) with a primary focus on product stewardship. Over the past 20 years at DEQ, Abby has worked in the Environmental Cleanup Program, the Hazardous Waste Technical Assistance Program and currently in the Solid Waste Program. Abby serves on the Board of Directors of the Product Stewardship Institute and as a Steering Committee Member of the Northwest Product Stewardship Council. Abby earned her undergraduate degree in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan and her Master’s in Public Health from the University of North Carolina.