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36500   Olympia, WA Metropolitan Area

Passive House Northwest Annual Conference

Thursday 6 April 2017, Workshops start at 8:30 AM
2300 Evergreen Park Dr SW, Olympia, WA 98502

The conference includes keynote and plenary speakers discussing the latest trends, techniques, and challenges within the PH movement, a comprehensive vendor fair, and workshops.

Workshops include:

Thermal Bridge
Mechanical Systems
Introduction to Passive House Seminar and House Tour
Multifamily Builders

Workshops begin at 8:30 AM on Thursday 6 April 2017.

The main conference will take place from 1:00 to 5:00 PM on Thursday 6 April and from 8:30 AM to 5:15 PM on Friday 7 April.

Hotel Red Lion Olympia
2300 Evergreen Park Dr SW
Olympia, WA 98502

Price: $525. Discounts and fees may apply. Register before 20 March for discounts.

Visit the sponsor for this event for more information or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

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38900   Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA Metropolitan Area

Solar Drinks

Thursday 30 March 2017, 6:00 to 8:30 PM
4200 SW Mercantile Drive, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Get together with others interest in solar energy for Solar Drinks, sponsored by Solar Oregon.

Thursday 30 March 2017, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

Coldwell Banker Seal Office
4200 SW Mercantile Drive, #700
Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Free.

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The Oregon Resilience Plan

Thursday 30 March 2017, 12 Noon to 1:00 PM
403 Northwest 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209

This presentation will look at the origins of the new field of resilience as it developed from two primary sources, earthquake disaster preparedness and adaptation from the effects of climate change. The presentation will examine these changes from both the perspective of architects and design professionals, to that of clients, agencies, and organizations. It will look at earthquakes and tsunami preparedness, as well as compare the resilience efforts from the Oregon Resilience Plan to resilience efforts that come from adaptation from the effects of climate change. Presented by Jay Raskin, an architect and a leader in resilience planning and design.

Sponsored by COTE, the Committee on the Environment for Portland's American Institute of Architects (AIA) chapter.

Thursday 30 Mar 2017, 12 Noon to 1:00 PM

Center for Architecture Portland (AIA Portland)
403 Northwest 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209

Price: $35. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Structures for Inclusion Conference

Thursday 6 April 2017, Thursday 6 April through Sunday 9 April 2017
Shattuck Hall, School of Architecture, Portland State University, Portland, OR, 97207

Portland State University’s Center for Public Interest Design and School of Architecture join with Design Corps, Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED), DesignBuildXchange, and Live Projects Network to host Building on the Common Ground: Structures for Inclusion Conference 2017. The conference brings together the best ideas and practices from around the world for reaching those currently underserved or unserved by architecture, including awards for excellence in public interest design.

The Center for Public Interest Design (CPID) is a research [+action] center at Portland State University that aims to investigate, promote, and engage in inclusive design practices that address the growing needs of underserved communities worldwid­­e. Through research and design, fieldwork, and public outreach, we promote a mode of practice that is socially conscious, environmentally sustainable, and economically accessible to all.

Thursday 6 April through Sunday 9 April 2017

Center for Public Interest Design (CPID)
Shattuck Hall, School of Architecture
Portland State University
Portland, OR, 97207

Price: $125, general admission. Discounts and fees may apply.

Visit the Portland State calendar for more information or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

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Better Housing by Design Stakeholder Working Group Meeting

Thursday 6 April 2017, 6:00 to 8:00 PM
8114 SE Division Street, Portland, OR 97206

The Better Housing by Design project is revising development and design standards in Portland’s multi-dwelling zones (R3, R2, R1 and RH) outside the Central City. These medium- to high-density residential zones provide opportunities for new housing to meet the needs of a growing Portland. The types of housing allowed in these areas include apartment buildings of varying sizes, fourplexes, townhouses and rowhouses.

This meeting will focus on Eastern Portland street/pedestrian connectivity and Jade District street plan and development options.

This is the next in a series of meetings that will discuss topics, such as Eastern Portland design/development issues, citywide amenity bonuses, and outdoor spaces and building scale. Additional meetings are scheduled for 6 April and beyond.

Thursday 6 April 2017, 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Jade/APANO Multicultural Space
8114 SE Division Street
Portland, OR 97206

Free.

Visit this page at City of Portland for more information or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

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Carpentry for Women--Tables and Benches

Saturday 8 April 2017, 1:00 to 5:00 PM
3625 North Mississippi Avenue, Portland, OR 97227

Intro to Carpentry for Women: Tables and Benches

A garden bench, a plant stand, or maybe a catch-all next to the front door - come with basic measurements and leave with your new piece of custom furniture! Using a very simple design and reclaimed lumber available in class, you'll make a basic table or bench while gaining skills and confidence to use in future DIY projects. For beginners.

The workshop on 25 February appears to be sold out.

Carpentry for Women classes are a safe and supportive learning environment specifically for women to develop carpentry skills.

See the ReBuilding Center Education page for more information on classes.

Saturday 8 April 2017, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

ReBuilding Center (Administrative entrance, North side of Mississippi)
3625 North Mississippi Avenue
Portland, OR 97227

Price: $65. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Oregon's Energy Future

Tuesday 18 April 2017, 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
1501 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97201

At this year’s energy future conference, speakers and panel discussions will address how Oregon can continue as a clean energy leader amidst the changing political landscape. Discussions will also focus on markets and strategies for energy projects and efficiency, and how to create new opportunities through equity and inclusion.

Featured speaker, Steve Brown (The Bald Futurist), CEO of Possibility & Purpose, LLC, will address the major building blocks of the post-mobile era and how you can use them to transform your business, create new value, and stay ahead of your competition.

Also scheduled: Michael Colgrove, Executive Director, Energy Trust of Oregon.

Tuesday 18 April 2017, 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
1501 SW Naito Parkway
Portland, OR 97201

Price: $250. Discounts and fees may apply.

Visit the sponsor for this event for more information or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

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Portland's Urban Heat Island

Tuesday 18 April 2017, 7:00 to 8:30 PM
5441 SE Belmont Street, Portland, OR 97215

Portland’s Urban Heat Islands: Unequal Impacts

A panel will discuss heat islands, areas where the temperatures are unusually hot in hot weather. Often they overlap with communities of color and low-income neighborhoods. Sponsored by Let’s Talk Climate

Panel includes:

  • Vivek Shandes, Founder of the Sustaining Urban Places Research Lab at Portland State University
  • Jim Labbe, Urban Tree Canopy
  • Eric Hesse, Urban Climate Planner

More about heat islands at Street Roots News

Tuesday 18 April 2017, 7:00 to 8:30 PM

TaborSpace
5441 SE Belmont Street
Portland, OR 97215

Free.

Visit Eventbrite for more information or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

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Design Week Portland Festival

Saturday 22 April 2017, all week
Multiple locations in Portland, OR

The 2017 Design Week Portland Festival (22-29 April) features many events related to sustainable development. Examples:

  • Restorative Design: by Maya Lin, a 2.4 mile hike to landscape installations and ecological restoration along the Columbia River System
  • Sustainable Design: with Let’s CoCreate, a discussion of sustainability-centered frameworks
  • Architectural Visions for the City: with Portland State University School of Architecture, a cross-section of provocative architectural projects (multiple sessions)
  • Portland Green Loop: warehouse-scale interactive exhibit from Untitled Studio (the winner of Loop PDX) and presented by Randy Gragg or Bright Lights
  • Office on Wheels: a mobile office for Los Osos by designer Laurence Sarrazin
  • Revolutionizing the Design/Build World: by GRIT Building Solutions, taking sustainability to a new level
  • Endurant Design: by SERA Architects, using resilient designs to prepare for climate volatility and other uncertainties
  • Let’s Talk Transparency: a Pecha Kucha-style event materials transparency—the substances that go into our food, clothing and buildings
  • Portland at 1,000,000 (Growth, Design and Sustainability): an interactive presentation by Green Building Services (RWDI)
  • AIA Portland Homes Tour: self-guided tour of residences designed by top architecture firms

. . . plus dozens of other design events. Go to the event page for further information. Most events are free or low-cost. Register for each event separately by clicking through to Design Week Portland.

This festival and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

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Building an Accessory Dwelling Unit on your Property

Saturday 29 April 2017, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
2120 Northeast Tillamook Street, Portland, OR 97212

This class is intended for homeowners interested in building an ADU on their property. It makes the whole process and project better by helping you understand the ADU design, management, and building process. While this class is geared to Portland, OR, attendees from other jurisdictions find the class valuable and worthwhile. Attendees will tour two ADUs during this class following lunch.

The class is presented by Kol Peterson. The instructor built an ADU in NE Portland which was featured in Portland's Build It Green Tour. Kol is managing editor of Accessory Dwellings.

Saturday 29 April 2017, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Holladay Park Church of God
2120 Northeast Tillamook Street
Portland, OR 97212

Price: $145. Discounts and fees may apply.

Visit the sponsor for this event for more information or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

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Solar Winery Tour

Saturday 6 May 2017, 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM
Portland, OR

This is the 5th annual Solar Winery Tour sponsored by Solar Oregon. This tour usually takes in three or more wineries powered by solar panels. Each winery opens up their finest for participants to sample along the way.

Find out how solar is used to power entire business operations “in the field” with the Solar Winery Tour!

Saturday 6 May 2017, 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Tour generally leaves from a site in the main part of Portland.

Pricing to be announced. Cost of wine depends on your taste.

Visit the sponsor for this event for more information or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

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40900   Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA Metropolitan Area

Exam Prep for WELL AP

Friday 7 April 2017, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
1919 19th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

This exam prep workshop is designed to prepare you to pass the WELL AP exam with confidence. It provides an in-depth review of the seven key concepts within the WELL Standards. The instructor is Adhamina Rodriguez is a Sustainability Consultant, Founder and CEO of AR Green Consulting.

The WELL Building Standard (WELL) consists of features that comprehensively address the design and operations of buildings, as well as how they impact and influence human behaviors related to health and well-being.

Friday 7 April 2017, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Lionakis
Lionakis Room
1919 19th St
Sacramento, CA 95811

Price: $245. Discounts and fees may apply.

Visit Eventbrite for more information or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

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Green California Summit

Tuesday 25 April 2017, Starts 10:00 AM
Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

See Greening the Golden State, v2.0.

The Summit provides information, education, and resources to the professionals responsible for issues such as emission reduction, water conservation, and clean transportation.

Tuesday 25 April from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Wednesday 26 April from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Thursday 27 April from 7:30 AM to 12:00 Noon

Sacramento Convention Center
Exhibit Hall & Meeting Rooms
1400 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Price: $335. Discounts and fees may apply. Keynote & Expo Pass: free.

Visit the sponsor for this event for more information or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

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41860   San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metropolitan Area

Impact Investing

Wednesday 29 March 2017, 6:00 to 8:30 PM
28 2nd Street 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105

Impact Investing: Delivering the Triple Bottom Line

Is investing in cleantech and sustainability an investment in solar only? What is the difference between conscious investing and impact investing? And, does impact investing really deliver the triple bottom line? Sponsored by Women in Cleantech & Sustainability and NextSpace.

Three panelists discuss impact investing, which is growing and becoming a strategy for both venture capitalists and regular investors. The panel will bring clarity on how we can use finance to promote a better environment.

R. Paul Herman, CEO, HIP Investor, Inc. and HIP Investor Ratings, LLC
Julia Murphy, Managing Director, Ultra Capital, LLC
Dale Wannen, President, Sustainvest Asset Management, LLC

Wednesday 29 March 2017, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

NextSpace Coworking
28 2nd Street 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

Price: $40. Discounts and fees may apply.

Visit the sponsor for this event for more information or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

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Graywater Reuse: Laundry To Landscape

Saturday 1 April 2017, 9:30 AM to 12 Noon
1213 Newell Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Learn how to simply and safely reuse water from sinks, showers and washing machine to irrigate plants. This class will survey various types of graywater systems, then focus on how to install a Laundry to Landscape graywater system. This laundry system doesn’t require a permit and is eligible for a $200 rebate in Palo Alto. Participants will have an opportunity to handle the plumbing parts and practice building a system. Instructor: Christina Bertea. Registration closes on 31 March 2017.

Sponsored by the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA).

Saturday 1 April 2017, 9:30 AM to 12 Noon

Rinconada Library, Embarcadero Room
1213 Newell Road,
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Free.

Visit the sponsor for this event for more information or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

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Organic Gardening Class

Saturday 1 April 2017, 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
55 Eckley Lane Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Lets Garden! is a monthly class on organic gardening presented by Laural Landscapes. Attendees should bring a snack or lunch, gloves and dress in comfortable clothes. Be ready to learn and work. No RSVP is required and the class uses the gardens onsite.

Saturday 1 April 2017, 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Mt Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church
55 Eckley Lane Walnut Creek
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Free.

Visit Walnut Creek MDUUC Organic Gardening Class for more information or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

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San Francisco Green Drinks

Tuesday 4 April 2017, 5:30 to 7:30 PM
575 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94105

Get together with other green-minded people to drink and socialize. Sponsored by San Francisco Green Drinks.

Tuesday 4 April 2017, 5:30 to 7:30 PM

Southside Spirit House
575 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Free, depending on how much you drink.

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Growing Edibles and the Healthy Soil Connection

Saturday 8 April 2017, 2:00 to 4:00 PM
4500 Lincoln Ave, Oakland, CA 94602

Part of the Sustainable Urban Gardening Speaker Series

This series, sponsored by The Plant Exchange, features a local horticulture expert.

All presentations are held outdoors, please wear layers. It will move indoors if there is rain.

Saturday 8 April 2017, 2:00 to 4:00 PM

Ability Now Bay Area
4500 Lincoln Ave
Oakland, CA 94602

Price: $12. Discounts and fees may apply.

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Palo Alto Earth Day Festival and Great Race for Saving Water

Saturday 22 April 2017, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
1900 Geng Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303

A family-friendly Earth Day Festival with musical entertainment, bird walk and bike tours between the Baylands and Cooley Landing, animals from the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo, arts and crafts, bike expo, games, zero waste picnic, community tabling, plus a 5K run/walk. A way for community members to meet with environmental organizations, non-profits, businesses and city representatives.

Saturday 22 April 2017, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Baylands Athletic Center
1900 Geng Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Free to attend.

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New Living Expo

Friday 28 April 2017, Starts at 2 PM
San Mateo County Event Center, 2495 S Delaware St‎, San Mateo, CA 94403

Exhibitors offer products and services for health and wellness, sustainable living, and more. Admission Includes workshops, panels, and lectures.

Fiesta Hall
San Mateo County Event Center
2495 S Delaware St‎
San Mateo, CA 94403

Get directions here.

$20 for one day, $35 for all three. Prices may vary. Go to this page for tickets.

Hours:
Friday, 29 April: 2pm -9pm
Saturday, 30 April: 10am – 8pm
Sunday, 1 May: 11am – 7pm

Visit the sponsor for this event for more information or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

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Sustainability Unconference

Saturday 6 May 2017, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
540 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105

Join us for the Sustainability Unconference!

An unconference is a conference organized around a central theme, but without pre-planned agenda items. For our event, the topic is sustainability, but the topics on that agenda are decided by you—the participant! The open agenda allows for innovation, sharing, and collaboration in ways not available at a regular conference and allows participants to learn great things from each other throughout the day.

Saturday 6 May 2017, 9:30 AM to 4:30PM

Eco-Systm Coworking, 540 Howard St, San Francisco, CA (between 1st and 2nd streets in SoMa).

Price: $35 for regular entry. Fees and discounts may apply. Apply early for discount.

Visit the sponsor for this event for more information or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

Contact Andrea Bertoli for more details.

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Beyond Energy Efficiency Conference

Thursday 18 May 2017, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
14600 Catalina Street, San Leandro, CA 94577

Building and Remodeling the Next Generation of Green Homes

Build It Green's Beyond Energy Efficiency Conference brings together leading industry experts as well as hundreds of building and home professionals who are working to achieve a higher standard of home performance to ultimately contribute to a healthier, more sustainable future. More at Build It Green.

This full-day event will comprise of cutting-edge workshops, seminars, product demonstrations and certification trainings--all with a focus on practical knowledge that can be incorporated into business practices immediately in order to gain a competitive edge in preparation for California’s fast-approaching 2020 zero net energy (ZNE) code requirements. The conference will explore:

  • Zero net energy homes
  • Connected/smart home technology
  • Healthy homes and indoor air quality
  • Water conservation
  • California code updates
  • New professional certifications

Thursday 18 May 2017, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Zero Net Energy Center
14600 Catalina Street
San Leandro, CA 94577

Price: $99. Discounts and fees may apply.

Visit Eventbrite for more information or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

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41940   San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Area

9th Annual Earth Day & Arbor Day Festival in Cupertino

Saturday 22 April 2017, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
10350 Torre Avenue, Cupertino, CA 95014

Cupertino's Annual Earth Day & Arbor Day Festival is an interactive community event that invites community members of all ages to learn about environmental issues and solutions in a family-friendly, interactive atmosphere. It features hands-on activities, live entertainment, and delicious food served by local food trucks.

Activities include a Pedal 4 the Planet Bike Ride, an environmental art and innovation exhibit, a neighborhood tree walk, live music, electric demo vehicles, and an ECO-film series.

Saturday 22 April 2017, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Cupertino Civic Center Plaza
Between the Library & City Hall
10350 Torre Avenue
Cupertino, CA 95014

Free.

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VERGE Conference and Expo

Tuesday 19 September 2017, 3-day conference
5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054

This three-day conference and expo focuses on the technologies and systems that accelerate sustainability solutions in a climate-constrained world.

Tracks include Connected Transportation and Mobility, City and Regional Resilience, Grid 2.0, Next-Gen Buildings, Circular Economy, and Renewable Energy Procurement.

Tuesday 19 September at 7:45 AM to Thursday 21 September 2017 at 5:00 PM

Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Pkwy
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Price: $1,695 until 28 April for full access. Discounts and fees may apply.

Visit the sponsor for this event for more information or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

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42660   Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Area

Living Future Conference

Wednesday 17 May 2017, 17-19 May 2017
1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, Washington, 98101

A forum for leading minds in the green building movement . This year’s conference focuses on genius and courage. Exhibits, speakers and more.

Speakers include Naomi Klein, author; Van Jones of Dream Corps; Kirsti Luke of a New Zealand tribal authority; and dozens more.

Begins Tuesday 16 May at 1:00 PM, ends Friday 19 May approximately 8:30 PM

The Westin Seattle
1900 5th Avenue
Seattle, Washington, 98101

Find details about the program here.

Price: $1,000 for full conference. Discounts and fees may apply.

Visit the sponsor for this event for more information or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.

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