Friday, May 13, 2005

Seattle Beyond Oil Conference

Workshop Session One

  • What is "Peak Oil"?
  • Alternative Energy Resources
  • Fossil Fuels and Climate Change
  • Implications for Structural Changes in the Economy
  • Environmental Justice

Workshop Session Two

  • Political and Economic Advocacy
  • Personal Responsibility and Lifestyle
  • Building Sustainable Communities
  • Using the Oil & War Connection to Promote Peace
  • Building Coalitions / Networks / Alliances

Panelists include:

  • Teodorico "Rick" Albis , grievance chair for PACE Local 8-675 (oil workers) at the ConocoPhillips Refinery group in Southern California
  • Max Vekich, International Executive Board of the ILWU (longshore workers) and former Washington State Representative from Grays Harbor
  • Yalonda Sinde, Executive Director of the Community Coalition for Environmental Justice
  • Rich Feldman, Executive Director of the Workers Center of the King County Labor Council and Washington State Apollo Alliance regional organizer
  • Margaret Kitchell, MD Co-chair, Environment and Human Health Committee, Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Jennifer Krill, Director of the Zero Emissions Campaign for Rainforest Action Network (RAN), a key labor ally among environmental organizations
  • Patrick Mazza, Research Director of Climate Solutions
  • Jody Haug, Co-chair of the Green Party of the United States
  • Alan Hamlet, Research Scientist, Climate Impacts Group (UW)
  • Ruth Yarrow, environmental educator and peace activist with Fellowship of Reconciliation and Sound Nonviolent Opponents of War


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