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2017 ECO Net Summit

  • Brightwater Environmental Education Center 22505 Washington 9 Woodinville, WA, 98072 United States (map)

With a special focus on Equity & Social Justice, join your fellow ECO Net members for a day of inspiration, networking, and collaborative learning sessions!

Topic Areas Include:
-Communicating Climate Change
-Equity & Diversity within Your Organization
-Recreation / Access to Nature
-Food Systems
-Community Resiliency to Climate Change

Coffee / tea, light snacks, and lunch will be provided.

Questions? Contact Kristen Reichardt at or (425) 282-1927

**Scholarships available to those unable to afford registration costs. Please contact Kristen Reichardt directly to register.


ECO-Net Summit Agenda

Wednesday, December 6th | 8:30am – 3pm

8:30 - 9:00 Registration and visit tables

9:00 - 9:15 Welcome

9:15 - 10:00 Rising Above: How Investing in Communities Builds Resilience, Nancy Huizar, Sustainable Seattle

10:00 - 11:05 Concurrent Sessions A

Organizational Structure

  • Aligning Values with Practice: Centering Equity in Your Business, Inside & Out, Ruth Bell, Cascadia Consulting & Tali Hairston, Seattle Pacific University
  • WA State Applied Baccalaureate Degrees: Overcoming Barriers to Careers in Sustainability, Jodie Galvan, Cascadia College

Climate Change

  • • Community Resiliency in a Changing Climate, Lara Whitely Binder, King County DNRP
  • King County Climate Engagement, Jamie Stroble, King County DNRP

11:05 - 11:20 Coffee / Restroom break

11:20 - 12:25 Concurrent Sessions B

Connecting with Diverse Audiences

  • Let Me Be Great! A Dialogue on Diversity in the Outdoors, Deabra Gray & Tiffany Barber
  • More than Translation: Increasing Environmental Awareness with Latino Audiences, Yolimar Rivera Vazquez, WSU Snohomish County Extension

Food Systems

  • • Permaculture Design for a Changing Climate, Nick Jennison, 21 Acres
  • Food Access is Food Justice, Zsofia Pasztor, Farmer Frog

Communication Practices

  • • Visualizing Change: Climate Communications, Emily Carlson, King Conservation District
  • • Engaging Diverse Audiences, Chuck Janovick, Nature Vision

12:25 - 1:30 Lunch / Networking

1:30 - 2:00 Visualizing Sustainable Cities, Sian Wu, Resource Media

2:00 - 3:00 Breakout work sessions: Incorporating Equity into Your Work

  • • Organizational Structure
  • • Community Resiliency
  • • Food Systems
  • Connecting & Communicating with Diverse Audiences

3:00 - 3:15 Thank you and final words

3:30 Informal post-summit celebration at Redhook Brewery, Woodinville