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March 19, 2009

Sustainable Business Symposium Examines “Growing a Green Economy” April 3

Law Students for Sustainable Business, Lundquist College of Business, and the Oregon Law Review are co-hosting the 2009 Sustainable Business Symposium, “Growing a Green Economy: Perspectives from Law and Business,” from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 3, at the University of Oregon’s White Stag Building in downtown Portland.

The one-day event is designed to capture the dynamic energy surrounding sustainability in the Pacific Northwest and to discuss how legal frameworks can support the entrepreneurs who are changing the way individuals interact with the environment.

Prominent clean tech venture capitalist Nancy Floyd, founder and managing director of Nth Power, who addressed the nation at the Democratic National Convention regarding renewable energy, will deliver the keynote address.

Floyd has led Nth Power’s investments in Silicon Energy, Northern Power, Smartsynch, Serveron, SpectraSensors, and Propel Biofuels. She sits on the boards of the American Council on Renewable Energy (“ACORE”) and the Center for Resource Solutions. She has been an advisor to the National Renewable Energy Lab, was a board member of Sustainable Asset Management in Zurich, Switzerland, and is an active member of E2. She also helped organize the Northwest Business Leaders for Clean Energy campaign and also was appointed by Gov. Ted Kulongoski to serve on the Oregon Economic and Community Development Commission.

Visit the conference Web site for additional information and registration.

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