PubliCalendar: Good Work and Good Jobs
Today's picks for civic nerds.
4 Under Forty
The Northwest Energy Coalition is honoring four young leaders in the region's efforts to find clean and affordable energy solutions.
The honorees—SustainableWorks managing director Tara Anderson, Climate Solutions' Washington state director Jessica Finn Coven, Idaho Conservation League energy associate Benjamin Otto, and Puget Sound Energy senior energy management engineer Gus Takala—were chosen from a list of 24 nominees.
Multiple other speakers will also spend time behind the podium, delivering information on the state of Northwest energy efficiency efforts, the generation of wind and solar power in Montana, and the impact of EPA regulations in the energy industry.
All proceeds go toward the NW Energy Coalition’s work for clean and affordable energy solutions.
4 Under Forty, Thu, June 12, 5:30–7 pm, The Bullitt Center, 1501 E Madison St, $50
The Low Cost of Good Jobs
SkillUp Washington and the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program have imported MIT Sloan professor Zeynep Ton to Seattle for a talk on how companies can offer more jobs, keep prices down, and improve service for customers all while boosting their own profits by properly investing in their employees.
Ton, whose book The Good Jobs Strategy: How the Smartest Companies Invest in Employees to Lower Costs & Boost Profits hit shelves in January, sees Costco as an example of a company that gets it.
Costco Director, Executive VP, and CFO Richard Galanti (the man's got titles!) will be there too, offering some insights from his experience.The Low Cost of Good Jobs, Friday, June 13, 4–6 pm, Downstairs at Town Hall, 1116 8th Ave, free with registration.
Zombies? No, not them. Soviets? Wait, what year is it? ... Never should have trusted the disheveled man selling after-market time machines next to the Fremont Troll. But 70% off retail price seemed like such a steal!
Fortunately, the Red Scare is long over and the Dead Scare isn't particularly realistic—but natural disasters are always a real concern. Join the Seattle Fire Department, Red Cross, and many other organizations and companies at the Ballard Community Center Saturday morning for emergency preparedness lessons and demonstrations, with survival gear conveniently available for purchase. \
Zombie Apocalypse Day II, Sat, June 14, 10am–4pm, Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave NW, free.
Sustainable Seattle and the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition would like to take you on a tour of Beacon Hill from a unique perspective.
Follow the path taken by flowing rainwater while exploring multiple green buildings, gardens, and other neighborhood fixtures and learning practical methods to promote sustainability within your own home. The approximately two hour walk starts at 11am at El Centro de la Raza, and will end there as well—just in time for the Beacon Rocks! Festival.
Participants are encouraged to RSVP, and those who attend will recieve a free ticket for a Duwamish River boat tour.
Let's Go Beacon! A Clean 'Hood, Clean Water Walk, Sat, June 28, 11am, El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave S, free.
Send the details to Ezra Parter at firstname.lastname@example.org