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and the Sustainable Future Section

Attorney Volunteer Day with Friends of Trees

Enjoy a crisp December day of community building with Friends of Trees while helping to increase Portland’s urban tree canopy.  All ages are welcome and encouraged!

When:  Saturday, December 10, 2016, 8:45am – 12:00pm, email sara@sarabutcherlaw.com to register.

Where:  Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, 5329 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, 97206, look for the Friends of Trees signs to guide you as you get close

What to expect:  Please arrive by 8:45am to register and be assigned to a planting crew. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather: wear sturdy shoes/rubber boots (sandals are not allowed for your own safety), rain-proof layers are always great, and be prepared to get a little dirty.  Friends of Trees provides gloves, tools, and guidance–as well as breakfast snacks and hot coffee/tea to get everyone fueled up!  There’s a warm potluck lunch provided by the hosting neighborhood groups to all volunteers when the planting is complete — we hope everyone can stay for it!

Activities: We’ll be planting new street and yard trees in the Brentwood-Darlington, Woodstock, Sellwood-Westmoreland and Eastmoreland Neighborhoods in SE Portland. This will be a huge volunteer effort with as many as 350 trees planted to help improve Portland’s air quality now and for decades to come.

RSVP:  Email sara@sarabutcherlaw.com to register.  Please RSVP by December 5, 2016.

CLE: Problem of Air Toxics in Portland 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Noon to 1:15 pm

Join the Sustainable Future Section for a discussion from the perspective of Portland citizens and businesses dealing with the consequences of toxic air emissions.   The presenters will discuss the rulemaking process underway in the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality as part of Governor Brown’s Cleaner Air Oregon initiative, DEQ and OHA authority to issue Cease & Desist Orders, and the issues involved in regulating toxic emissions and enforcing compliance.

Mary Peveto is the President and co-founder of Neighbors for Clean Air, in Portland, Oregon, an Oregon non-profit established in 2010 to work for stricter state air quality standards, to regulate air toxics in Oregon, and to continue to strengthen and galvanize the citizen action necessary to effect change in regulating toxic air pollution. She is a mother of three who calls herself an “accidental activist.” She started organizing neighbors and parents when she stumbled upon a national study published in 2008 that showed her daughters’ school to be ranked among the worst 2% in the nation for schools at risk to toxic industrial air pollution.

Jeffrey Hunter is an Attorney and Partner at Perkins Coie in Portland, Oregon and has been counseling corporate, governmental and individual clients both in the United States and internationally on issues related to the environment and his experience includes extensive representation related to the Clean Air Act (CAA), and to businesses dealing with the impacts of air quality regulations in the Portland area.  Jeff is included in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 – Present for Environmental Law and is a member of the Northwest Environmental Business Council, Associated Oregon Industries and Chair of the Air & Waste Management Association.

Location:        Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, 1300 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97201
Cost: Free to Sustainable Future Section members; $20 for nonmembers (payable at door)
CLE: 1 hour CLE credit (application will be submitted)
Call-in:            Teleconference available for Sustainable Future Section members upon request.
By Dec. 9th: Roselene Chand at roselenechand@dwt.com with your OSB bar number

The Section is planning other events, but the dates and descriptions are not confirmed at this time.  Check back soon!

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