The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition will be hosting the 2017 Sustainability Fair and Town Hall on Thursday, March 9. It will feature more than 50 hands-on exhibits, along with the Kids’ Activity Room for the younger crowd. Valley Catering will provide delicious local food, and The Nick Rivard Jazz Duo will bring the tunes.
After the fair, focus will shift to the Town Hall to highlight the community’s sustainability achievements. This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Samantha Chisholm Hatfield, who is a member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and a renowned specialist of tribal adaptations to climate change and Native culture issues. Dr. Chrisholm Hatfield received her doctorate from OSU in Environmental Sciences and recently completed a post-doctoral research position with the Northwest Climate Science Center. Her presentation is entitled “Traditional Ecological Knowledge: Groundwork for a Sustainable Community.”
The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition is a network of 350 partner organizations and individual volunteers, working toward creating a sustainable community in Corvallis.
This event is free and takes place at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center on the OSU campus from 5 to 7 p.m. If you plan on attending the Town Hall Meeting from 7 to 9 p.m., register at sustainablecorvallis.org, as seating is limited.
By Keely Corder