September 13th, 2014
Dr. Seth Holmes, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Loren Othon, Seattle Office for Civil Rights
Alex Carr Johnson, U.S. National Parks Service
Gerod Rody (Moderator), OUT for Sustainability, Pinchot University
What is LGBTQ sustainability and what are we doing at this Summit? Open your mind and the day with a panel of forward thinkers exploring the possibilities of this intersection, the role of LGBTQ individuals, communities and future directions.
Queer and Present Danger
Rachael Stamm, Close to Home
Heron Greenesmith, Movement Advancement Project
Susan Millan, Community planning consultant
When action to prevent climate change slows, we are faced with an uncertain future. The LGBTQ community has a history of responding to disaster, but also faces a future of uncertain challenges. Prepared communities, response, vulnerability and resilience are just a few important themes explored in a discussion of a Queer and Present Danger.
Coming Out Green
Darby Hoover, Natural Resource Defense Council
Rick Sakow, Environmental Protection Agency Region 9
Laura Clise, AREVA
Brendan Cook (Moderator), OUT for Sustainability, Center for Resource Solutions
Sustainability professionals discuss their work, field experiences and thoughts on the future of LGBTQ perspectives in an increasingly accessible world as we all start to Come Out Green.
Jared Powell, Casey Trees, Washington DC
Nick Colin, Heal the Bay
Are LGBTQ people more green? Communications experts facilitate a conversation on language, tactics for mobilizing people and unique opportunities in LGBTQ messaging for Communicating Sustainability.
Tatiana Tiley, The Pachamama Alliance
Zachary Pullin, SEIU Healthcare NW
How do we create a thriving, aware LGBTQ community? Sustainability and community organizing experts share their experience and host a discussion on community building in a variety of environments.
Create a Green Team
Melanie Coerver, Coerver Analytics
Learn how to start a diverse, sustainable team at your company or organization. Find out that many of these leaders are LGBTQ and that environmental initiatives and social inclusion work extremely well together.
“When we ‘come out’ for the local community and economy, we build a more inclusive and sustainability world for us all.”
Coming Out Local 2012
220 & Change
Pioneer Square in Seattle, WA
220 Second Avenue South Seattle, WA 98104
220 & Change is a beautiful, historic building – but it is so much more.
It is a living switchboard for the common good. A dynamic business center and a place where spontaneous connections can happen anywhere – at an event, around the lunch table or passing on the staircase. It’s a place where changemakers, entrepreneurs, savvy optimists and practical dreamers get great stuff done – right in the middle of thriving and diverse Pioneer Square!