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
Join us for a free webinar Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. through 11:00 a.m. (12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT).
Registration is open at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/469476793
State and local governments are leading the way on climate action planning. Learn how King County, Washington and the State of Oregon are including sustainable consumption and consumption-based inventories in their plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Hear about King County’s Consumption and Materials Management Goal in its new Strategic Climate Action Plan and Oregon’s update to its consumption-based emissions inventory. Learn about the relative cost-effectiveness of 200 different greenhouse gas reduction measures, including waste prevention of food and packaging. Finally, learn about the new ICLEI U.S. Community Protocol for Accounting and Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and its treatment of materials- and consumption-related emissions.
David Allaway is a senior policy analyst in the Solid Waste Program of Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality. He coordinates DEQ’s Waste Prevention Strategy and has contributed to several projects involving life-cycle analyses, including e-commerce packaging, water delivery systems, residential construction, end-of-life management of paint, community-scale recycling, and an economy-wide “carbon footprint” for all consumption in Oregon. David co-leads the Inventory Workgroup of the West Coast Forum on Climate and Materials Management and is a member of the Steering Committee of Wal-Mart’s Packaging Sustainable Value Network. He has a B.A. in Physics from Carleton College (Minnesota).
Matt Kuharic is the Senior Climate Change Specialist for King County, Washington, coordinating and supporting diverse projects related to sustainability and preparing for the impacts of climate change. He also leads much of the County’s climate related outreach and policy development. Recent work has involving developing the County’s Strategic Climate Action Plan, helping plan GoGreen Seattle 2013, integrating climate change impacts considerations into County projects and plans, and co-leading the King County-Cities Climate Collaboration. Matt previously spent several years researching long-term climate change in places including Tibet, Mongolia, and Italy. He has a B.A. in geology from Carleton College in Minnesota.
Shannon Davis is an environmental scientist for the Environmental Protection Agency in San Francisco where she works with cities and states to integrate materials management approaches into climate protection sustainability plans. She was a co-author of the EPA report, Sustainable Materials Management, and is the Co-Chair of the West Coast Forum on Climate Change and Materials Management. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Arizona in Tucson.