How do we approach sustainability as it relates to our transportation, our energy usage, or the preservation of our historic roots?
To be sustainable is to consider long-term relationships between people and our surroundings – from the planet we call home, to the products we produce and use, and the neighborhoods we know and love. To critically look at the way we interact with these aspects of our lives on a daily basis, and to consider how those interactions might affect us 5 to 50 to 500 years from now, is to build more equitable resiliency in our city-wide growth. Portland’s passion and vulnerability therewith drives our technology and developments, and these can always be traced back to the individuals behind the innovation.
Join us for the Summer Story Hour kickoff, July 17th at Vestas, as we hear the perspectives of individuals from a range of backgrounds and experiences, broadening our understanding of what it means to look to the future, while honoring the past.
About the Speakers
Erica Dunn • Director of Design, Green Hammer
Under Erica’s guidance, Green Hammer has accelerated its ability to design-build projects that are 15 years ahead of their time, achieving today the goals of the 2030 Challenge, which calls for all new buildings, developments, and major renovations to be carbon-neutral by 2030. In 2012, Erica was awarded the Van Evera Bailey Fellowship for researching the human aspect of net-zero energy in high performance buildings. Her research included post-occupancy evaluations of nine net zero/high performance buildings in Oregon and around the country. In addition, Erica reviewed occupant comfort and how to engage occupants in energy saving behavior.
Franklin Jones • Founder and CEO, B-Line
Franklin serves as CEO of B-line Urban Delivery, utilizing electric-assist freight tricycles, B-line provides a unique mobile advertising and promotions platform in addition to reducing congestion and pollution. B-line draws on Franklin’s combined interests in cycling, community, and sustainability. He earned a degree in history and environmental studies before working in bicycle and transportation planning. Franklin then taught English for three years in Japan, before embarking on a global, 17,000 kilometer bicycle trip. From 2000 to 2008, Franklin continued his career as an educator in the San Francisco Bay Area. In order to shift his focus from teaching about pressing environmental and social problems to addressing them directly, Franklin Jones founded B-line in 2009. Recognized as a Champion of the B-Corp movement (2012), Franklin’s vision is to utilize the power of business to help communities become more livable and sustainable.
Jason King • Associate Principal, GreenWorks
Jason is a Landscape Architect with over 20 years of experience, focusing on ecological design, green stormwater infrastructure (GSI), and vegetated roofs with numerous built works. His work spans multiple sectors including urban development, healthcare design, campus, multi-family and mixed-use housing, streets and infrastructure, master planning, and community-centered design. He pushes the boundaries on sustainable strategies, through implementation and development of sustainable sites with LEED and SITES, as well as his involvement as a contributor and assessment team member for Salmon Safe.
Jonas Angelet • Community Programs Manager, Portland Center Stage at The Armory and Co-Founder of A Beat Happening
At Portland Center Stage at The Armory, Jonas creates all community programs that accompany the season’s theater productions. This allows him to produce programming in collaboration with underrepresented members of the greater Portland-area including visual artists, dancers, theatre companies, local bands, education, and social justice organizations. In addition, Jonas is an instrumental hip hop producer and musician who performs under the stage name Luvjonez (pronounced Love Jones) and licenses music for film, video and podcasts with Portland-based company Marmoset Music. Aside from personal work, he also co-founded A Beat Happening with Derrick Taruc. It is a free, monthly, all ages, inclusive, music producer showcase held at Future Shock Records and a record label that highlights local Portland musicians with limited edition releases. A Beat Happening recently celebrated their 2-year anniversary in June 2019 with a DIY music festival called Forward Frequencies.
Lynn Morgan • Sales & Marketing Manager, Sustainable Northwest Wood
Lynn grew up under the feet of a carpenter; sawdust stirs a certain place in her memories. Lynn has a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design and a passion for color. So much so, that she immersed herself in the paint industry for more than 20 years. From moving up the corporate ladder in management at Sherwin Williams, to running her own successful painting and decorating business, to providing color and painting advice for the environmentally friendly paint pioneers at YOLO Colorhouse, she has gained a wealth of knowledge and skills that she loves to share. She is passionate about green building and providing an exceptional customer experience to every person that walks through the doors at Sustainable NW Wood.
$20 tickets in advance, $25 at the door. This is a cash-free event. Doors open at 6:00 pm, program begins at 6:30 pm, outdoor cocktails at 7:30pm. Food and beverages will be served.
Attending all three events? Purchase a Summer Story Hour Series package for 25% off!
What is Summer Story Hour?
Design is often used to tell a story. Design Museum Portland’s Summer Story Hour offers the opportunity to share tales of creativity and exploration, live and onstage. Each event features a theme and a group of storytellers who share a unique experience adhering to that theme, drawing from the tellers interpretation. Whether it’s a student’s first forays or an established professional’s years of practice, their range of perspectives offer an audience inspiration, commonality, and good fun.