2018 Program Theme

The Climate Commitment Leadership Imperative: Businesses, Cities and States Rise to Fill Federal Gaps

The current federal administration has not prioritized climate action in a way that creates space for environmental progress during a time in which this is a global imperative. Decentralized climate commitments and local self-reliance has lead the way with movements such as We're Still In, The US Climate Alliance, RE100 and more. This year's GoGreen program will highlight that work by showcasing businesses and local leadership taking responsibility on climate action.

2018 Conference Program Outline

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Strategic Sustainability Solutions Equity and Social Justice Clean Energy Future

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8:00-9:00am
Registration and Networking
9:00-9:15am
Welcome Address
Dow Constantine | King County Executive
9:15-10:15am
Nancy Backus | Mayor, City of Auburn
Mary Lou Pauly | Mayor, City of Issaquah
Dana Ralph | Mayor, City of Kent
Victoria Woodards | Mayor, City of Tacoma
10:15-10:30am
Jay Inslee | Governor of Washington
10:30-11:00am
Networking Break
11:00am-12:00pm
Moderator: Ellen Southard | Puget Sound Outreach Manager, Salmon Safe
Heather Schrock | Environmental Products Representative, Bonneville Environmental Foundation
Lori Mason Curran | Investment Strategy Director, Vulcan
Susan Wickwire | Executive Director, Seattle 2030 Districts
Moderator: Catherine Teebay | Program Manager, Forth
Joel Espino | Legal Counsel, Environmental Equity, The Greenlining Institute
Ashley Horvat | Vice President Public & Private Partnerships, Greenlots
Moderator: Allison Arnold | Executive Director, Solar Installers of Washington
Elizabeth Crouse | Associate, K&L Gates
Bonnie Frye-Hemphill | Policy & Partnerships Director, A&R Solar
Jennifer Grove | Executive Director, Spark Northwest
12:00-1:00pm
Hosted Lunch & Networking
1:00-2:00pm
Moderator: Betty Cremmins | Director, Carbon Disclosure Project West
Liz Willmott | Carbon Program Lead, Microsoft
Moderator: Belinda Chin | Urban Food Systems Program Coordinator, Seattle Parks & Recreation
Lylianna Allala | Vice-Chair, Board of Directors, Got Green
Mo! Avery | Young Leaders in the Green Movement Program Organizer, Got Green
Jill Mangaliman | Executive Director, Got Green

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Moderator: Rachel Brombaugh | Executive Energy Policy and Partnerships, King County
Jonathan Heller | President, Ecotope Inc.
Charlie Stephens | Senior Energy Codes and Standards Engineer, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
2:00-2:30pm
Networking Break
2:30-3:30pm
Serilda Summers-McGee | Director of Human Resources, City of Portland and Owner, Workplace Change
Carrie Lee | Sustainability Program Coordinator, King County Metro Transit
3:30-3:45pm
Networking Break
3:45-4:00pm
Brenna Davis | Vice President of Social and Environmental Responsibility, PCC Natural Markets
4:00-5:00pm
Moderator: Laura Clise | Founder and CEO, Intentionalist
Steve Lippman | Director of Corporate Responsibility, Microsoft
Sara Nelson | Co-Founder/Owner, Fremont Brewing
Alisha Valavanis | President & General Manager, Seattle Storm
5:00-6:00pm
Hosted Networking Reception


Learn more about the GoGreen Conference in Seattle and see topics we've covered over the years. View our past programs:

2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010