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  • Seminars - Sustainable Path Sustainable Path
    Past Grantees Seminars 2016 SEMINARS The Myth of Climate Change Apathy Seminar Previous Seminar 2014 Seminars Funding Areas Get Involved WHAT IS COLLECTIVE GIVING About Us Who We Are Our Staff Our Board Our Story News Contact 2016 SEMINARS Seminars Seminars Show picture list Collective Giving Collective Impact Sustainable Path is a non profit community based organization that believes to improve the sustainability of our region we must recognize the broader interconnected nature of our world At the heart of our work is the belief that the principles of science can help us find solutions to some of the most significant and interconnected challenges facing our region We re a community of like minded people who care about making our region more sustainable We pool our donations so we can make a greater impact than any one donation can provide opportunities for partners to learn from one another and make an impact through our educational and grant making activities Why It Matters Contact Us Sustainable Path Foundation Holyoke Building 107 Spring St Seattle WA 98104 Telephone 206 914 7131 E mail info at sustainablepath org GRANT CYCLE Just released Our FIRST grant cycle for 2016 is now CLOSED 2016 grant

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  • 2004 SERIES - Sustainable Path Sustainable Path
    share their expertise on different aspects of this complex field and participate in a dialogue on ways to translate cutting edge science into actions we can take to create a healthier world for current and future generations We heard from Pete Myers PhD on the impact on toxic chemicals on health from Jane Houlihan MS on the new science of tracking chemicals in our bodies and from Devra Davis PhD MPH on environmental factors in the rising incidence of breast cancer A lively discussion and answer period followed each lecture and spilled over into a wine and munchies reception in the lobby of the Seattle Art Museum The lecture series grew out of initiatives developed at the March 2003 Advisory Group retreat One of the ideas that got everyone excited was sponsoring a health environment seminar series The Group goals for the project were to Partner with other groups Target two audiences other scientists and the general public Recruit well known scientists experts in interdisciplinary areas as speakers Extend the seminars reach through newspaper articles radio and the SBL website Provide for extended conversations among speakers and audiences through receptions associated with the seminar The seminar series came together during the summer when SBL identified two great partners the Oregon Environmental Council OEC in Portland and the Institute of Children s Environmental Health ICEH here in Seattle The OEC launched their third lecture series in the Fall of 2003 and SBLF was able to piggy back on their model to bring three of their top speakers to Seattle Joining in this unique collaboration ICEH made the series a hit here at home Media savvy Robin Shapiro donated her own time and that of her firm Health Advocacy Strategies to help us publicize these events Another round of applause to Cascadia

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  • 2005 SERIES - Sustainable Path Sustainable Path
    policy level to ensure we all have a healthier future The Q A sessions with the addition of local experts enriched our understanding of the topics at hand and the receptions afterward have been abuzz with lively conversation and strategy sharing With this kind of reception we re happy to say that the SBLF board has set aside funds to continue and perhaps expand the series in 2006 Our first lecture Enduring Legacies How Pollutants Shape Brain Development on January 19 featured Bernard Weiss PhD a nationally renowned researcher who has been exploring the neurobehavioral toxicology of lead and other contaminants for over 30 years He is Professor of Environmental Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry editor or coeditor of seven books and monographs and author of over 200 articles Dr Weiss presented his research on the links between lead and other heavy metals and learning and developmental disorders After the lecture Dr Weiss was joined by Dr Stephen Gilbert a local expert on human health and toxicology for a lively panel discussion with experts chiming in from the audience Links to articles by Dr Weiss can be found at www iceh org Are frogs the canaries in our coal mine Tyrone Hayes PhD Professor of Developmental Endocrinology at the University of California Berkeley thinks so He gave a compelling lecture on the effects of atrazine on animal and human health on February 8th Dr Rich Fenske joined Dr Hayes for a stimulating panel discussion following the lecture When the panel concluded the lecture series audience of 160 gave them a standing ovation Dr Hayes and his research have been in the news of late most recently in a fall editorial in the Minneapolis Star Tribune when he was invited to testify before the state legislature While he was in Seattle SBLF arranged for Dr Hayes to be interviewed on the cable program To Your Health Again you can find more information about Dr Hayes research at www iceh org A DVD of Tyrone Hayes lecture at the Seattle Art Museum on Feb 8 2005 available for sale You can order one by filling out the form on the Institute for Children s Environmental Health website www iceh org CHE WAlectures html The DVD costs 20 or 15 for lecture series partners and non profits Air Pollution and children Not Breathing Easy The last 2005 lecture on Wednesday March 16th was to be given by Dr Ruth Etzel Professor of Public Health at George Washington University on Wednesday Dr Etzel was unexpectedly summoned to serve on a Public Health Service Board in Washington D C as part of her requirements with the Naval Reserve and was unable to make it to Seattle Fortunately Catherine Karr MD PhD whom Dr Etzel highly recommended was able to speak in Dr Etzel s place Dr Karr is a board certified pediatrician with a doctorate in epidemiology Her research involves a large study of the impact of

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  • 2006 SERIES - Sustainable Path Sustainable Path
    traffic background noise water air and food quality access to open spaces or sidewalks all of these factors affect our health Lawrence Frank PhD is the J Armand Bombardier Chair in Sustainable Transportation at the University of British Columbia and author of Health and Community Design The Impacts of the Built Environment on Physical Activity and most recently co author of Urban Sprawl and Public Health Designing Planning Building for Healthy Communities His articles on health community design and transportation have appeared in Time magazine CNN ABC news and other media outlets An alumnus of University of Washington Dr Frank has also had a long standing local presence working with King County and the Puget Sound Clear Air Agency to conduct research and initiate public health programs His lecture focused on urban sprawl and public health with information about the research he is currently conducting in King County Plastic Promises Better Living or Bodily Harm February 15 2006 Plastics permeate our lives from CDs and cell phone casings to baby bottles and incubators for premature infants Mounting evidence suggests that exposures to certain chemicals found in hard plastics may contribute to a variety of lifelong human health problems Frederick vom Saal PhD is a professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Missouri Columbia and has been published in numerous peer reviewed journals such as Neurotoxicology and Teratology and Environmental Health Perspectives Dr vom Saal presented his seminal research on the health effects of low dose exposures to endocrine disrupting chemicals specifically bisphenol A Bisphenol A found in many household medical and baby products is now associated with compromised uterine function thwarted fetal development decreased sperm production neurological problems prostate and other cancers aggressive behaviors and more He also discussed how this research may catalyze the plastics industry to develop

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  • 2007 SERIES - Sustainable Path Sustainable Path
    Green Chemistry summary Nanotech Precaution February 7 2007 Nanotechnology has fast become an arena of great technological promise By manipulating the structure of matter at the level of small numbers of atoms engineers are producing novel materials and devices However nanotech also carries a number of potential and concerning health risks Given the scientific uncertainty of this technology some researchers and environmental health advocates are using this debate to call for a thoughtful application of the precautionary principle Joel Tickner ScD director of the Chemical Science and Policy Program and assistant professor in the Department of Community Health and Sustainability at the University of Massachusetts Lowell has written and lectured widely on implementing precaution in public health and policy settings He will describe how using precaution can lead to more prudent public health choices when considering emerging technologies such as nanotech Open a Nanotechnology summary sheet Biofuels March 21 2007 Residents of Washington State currently use five billion gallons of gasoline and one billion gallons of diesel and other petroleum distillates every year In this coming year biodiesel production in Washington is expected to leap from 10 million gallons to between 150 and 200 million gallons and ethanol use will grow from 40 million gallons to 300 million gallons To help us understand the science of biofuels and the potential health environmental and policy implications for using more biofuels we will have three outstanding local experts speak David Kircher manager of the Air Resources Department at the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency on environmental health Peter Moulton coordinator of the Northwest s Harvesting Clean Energy Program on agriculture and Tim Stearns senior energy policy specialist with the Washington Department of Community Trade Economic Development on public policy Open a Biofuels summary sheet Sustainable Systems April 18 2007 Sustainability has been

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  • 2008 SERIES - Sustainable Path Sustainable Path
    Economics at the University of Vermont a premier institution studying the relationships between human ecological and economic systems He is the cofounder and past president of the International Society for Ecological Economics is past chief editor of the society s journal Ecological Economics and currently serves on editorial boards of various journals and steering committees of many organizations relating to sustainability Costanza Lecture Materials Dr Costanza s video available from the Seattle Channel The Future of the Puget Sound Region Applying Ecological Economics to Our Area with David Batker MS and Katherine Davies DPhil February 13 2008 What does an application of ecological economics mean to the Puget Sound region The region currently serves as a major case study for a whole system based analysis by the Gund Institute The effort is headed locally by Earth Economics where David Batker is the founder and director He gave an overview of the critical concepts of ecological economics with specific application to the Puget Sound watershed and presented ideas and solutions for our region Using the health cost of diseases due to environmental factors as an example Dr Katherine Davies director and faculty member of the Center for Creative Change at Antioch University Seattle expanded our understanding of the ecological economics framework and highlighted the connection between our health environment and economy Together Mr Batker and Dr Davies touched upon many of the elements necessary to sustain human well being including the vital importance of health and the environment and present ideas for transforming the economy to support a healthy future in the Puget Sound region PowerPoint handouts for Dr Davies s lecture Applying Ecological Economics to Puget Sound Health Environment Economy 68 KB Lecture information sheet The Future of Energy Applying Ecological Economics to Global Issues with Cutler Cleveland PhD March 12 2008 How useful is ecological economics in the real world Dr Cutler Cleveland director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies at Boston University will illustrated the key concepts of ecological economics as applied to energy economics A particularly timely issue since energy is one of the most pressing issues in our society energy economics is expected to grow more important every year due to increasing scarcity of fossil fuels and the connection to global warming Dr Cleveland elucidated many of the transdisciplinary aspects of energy and energy s central role in society Within the framework of ecological economics he talked broadly about the relationship between the environment and society including energy sources distribution and taxation PowerPoint handouts for Dr Cleveland s lecture Energry 101 1 240 KB Lecture information sheet Link to article co written by Dr Cleveland The fundamental principles of energy as posted on The Encyclopedia of Earth website Economics for the 21st Century Creating a Collective Vision for a Sustainable Future with Joshua Farley PhD and David Korten PhD April 30 2008 Why do we need to imagine our future vision collectively A broad overlapping consensus around the goal of sustainable development is emerging

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  • 2009 SERIES - Sustainable Path Sustainable Path
    design and construction of our communities Our sixth annual seminar series explored how changes to our environment affect our health economy and community MAY 13 2009 EXPLORING ENERGY DESIGN SMART SOLUTIONS FOR THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT with Alan Thein Durning and Jason F McLennan As the prospect of global economic crisis hits home there is hope The work being done to combat climate change through smart community design green building and energy research gives communities the opportunity to respond to economic crisis with common sense solutions This seminar highlighted work being done right here in our backyard and explained what needs to be done in the future to ensure the sustainability of our region Handout from seminar PDF MARCH 25 2009 CLIMATE CHANGE AND WATER LOCAL PERSPECTIVES ON A GLOBAL PROBLEM with Philip Mote and Steve Malloch For more information about topics covered in this seminar we suggest reading the Washington Climate Change Impact Assessment Climate change is heating up our planet Here in Washington we are beginning to get a glimpse of what the future holds for us sometimes too much water and at other times too little water How do we respond to the prospect of more floods drought wildfires and other catastrophes This seminar will look at our current situation and put forward community wide solutions for how we respond to serious issues relating to growth development climate and community We ll also look at personal solutions what you can do in your home and with your lifestyle that can reduce not just your carbon footprint but also your water footprint FEBRUARY 11 2009 ENERGY AND WATER IN THE WEST PRIORITIES FOR A HEALTHY WASHINGTON with Michael Hightower and Joan Crooks The series opened with a seminar that highlighted a major dilemma as our nation seeks to reduce

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  • 2010 Seminar Series - Sustainable Path Sustainable Path
    U S and Canada as they discuss these important issues A CONVERSATION ABOUT OUR FOOD AND EATING with Mary Embleton Executive Director of Cascade Harvest Coalition and Britt Yamamoto Core Faculty at the Center for Creative Change at Antioch University JUNE 9 2010 Watch the Seattle Channel Video of the Food and Eating Seminar Choosing and eating food is a significant personal activity that is common to all of us The various ways that food is produced distributed regulated marketed and consumed have profound cultural environmental economic political health and social implications Is it enough to vote with your fork What would a sustainable food system look like Join us as Mary Embleton Executive Director of Cascade Harvest Coalition and Britt Yamamoto a member of the Core Faculty at the Center for Creative Change at Antioch University discuss the many dimensions of food and eating A CONVERSATION ABOUT SUSTAINABLE DESIGN with Ash Awad Vice President of Energy Facility Services at McKinstry and Daniel Friedman Dean of the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington SEPTEMBER 14 2010 Watch the Seattle Channel Video of the Sustainable Design Seminar Design plays a pivotal role in the sustainability of our buildings communities and products as well as in the systems we use to handle transportation energy and water Can we change our perspective on the built environment from projects that are created and finished to a more sustainable one of systems that perform over time What social factors should be considered when creating built solutions Join us as Ash Awad Vice President of Energy and Facility Services at McKinstry and Daniel Friedman Dean of the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington explore these and other considerations of sustainable design and its impact on our future Collaborating Organizations 21

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