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Extension Sustainability Summit 2016

Join us for an exciting two-day Summit addressing sustainability and Extension’s outreach role. ESS2016 will provide an avenue to transition the ongoing conversations around sustainability outreach into an action plan. You will hear from and engage in conversations with speakers on topics ranging from sustainability youth education to energy independent communities (topics may vary based on final selection of presentations). We’ll be meeting and staying in the boutique-styleEmbassy Suites Downtown located only two blocks from the MAX light rail system.
The Summit’s session are organized around the five themes of sustainability: Climate/Air, Food, Energy, Land, and Water. Following the interactive presentations you’ll participate in session roundtable discussions.  
Held for the first time in 2013, this popular event promises optional pre-Summit field trips, two days packed full of interactive presentations, opportunities for networking, field trips to local businesses and universities with sustainable practices, and all that Portlandia has to offer!

Our Mission

To focus on sustainability, while developing regional biofuel solutions that are economically viable, socially acceptable, and meet the high environmental standards of the Pacific Northwest.

What is NARA?

Scientists from public universities, government laboratories and private industry from throughout the Northwest, and beyond, are joining together to focus on developing ways to turn one of the region's most plentiful commodities—wood and wood waste—into jet fuel.

Led by Washington State University, the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) will take a holistic approach to building a supply chain for aviation biofuel with the goal of increasing efficiency in everything from forestry operations to conversion processes. Using. . . View More


NARA is primarily supported by an Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant no. 2011-68005-30416 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
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