Green Business Initiative Student Association Announces Sustainability Symposium

Green Lifestyles - The Green Business Initiative Student Association, a joint venture of students from the University of Oregon School of Law and the Lundquist College of Business, announces its 2011 Green Business Symposium.Symposium will highlight key issues of sustainability in the legal and business sectors

EUGENE, Ore. — The Green Business Initiative Student Association, a joint venture of students from the University of Oregon School of Law and the Lundquist College of Business, announces its 2011 Green Business Symposium.

“The Next Step: Greening the Pathway to Recovery,” will take place Thursday, March 31, and Friday, April 1, at the University of Oregon’s White Stag Building in Portland. On Thursday, the symposium will feature a guest speaker (to be named at a later date) from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., with a reception following. Friday’s events, which feature a keynote presentation and four open-dialogue panels, begin at 8:30 a.m. continuing until 4 p.m. followed by a reception for symposium participants.

The symposium, presented in partnership with Pacific Continental Bank, brings together regional and national business leaders, policymakers, academics, and legal practitioners to engage in discussions on what is necessary to realize the goal of achieving sustainability in this recovering economy. The two-day event will explore the policies and practices necessary to unlock the full potential that green business represents.

This year’s keynote speaker is Ralph Cavanagh, co-director of the Natural Resource Defense Council’s energy program and a board member of the Northwest Energy Coalition, the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, and the Renewable Northwest Project.

More information about the Green Business Initiative and the 2011 symposium can be found here. Please direct any inquiries about the event to Yochi Zakai, the Green Business Initiative Student Association’s vice president of marketing, at 202-276-0330 or YZZ@uoregon.edu.

About Oregon Law
For more than 125 years, the University of Oregon School of Law has served the state, the nation, and the world through a constantly renewed commitment to excellence in scholarship, classroom teaching, and public service. Oregon Law is an American Bar Association accredited law school, and the only public law school in the state.

About the University of Oregon
The University of Oregon is a world-class teaching and research institution and Oregon’s flagship public university. The UO is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), an organization made up of the 63 leading public and private research institutions in the United States and Canada. The University of Oregon is one of only two AAU members in the Pacific Northwest.

About Pacific Continental Bank
Pacific Continental Bank, the operating subsidiary of Pacific Continental Corporation, delivers highly personalized services through fourteen banking offices in Oregon and Washington. Pacific Continental, with $1.2 billion in assets, has established one of the most unique and attractive metropolitan branch networks in the Pacific Northwest with offices in three of the region’s largest markets including Seattle, Portland and Eugene. Pacific Continental targets the banking needs of community-based businesses, health care professionals, professional service providers and nonprofit organizations. Since its founding in 1972, Pacific Continental Bank has been honored with numerous awards and recognitions from highly regarded third-party organizations including The Seattle Times, the Portland Business Journal and Oregon Business magazine.


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