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1.2 million students spend their days in K-12 schools across Washington State. You can ensure they gain the skills and hands-on learning opportunities needed to be successful leaders. Our state depends upon the next generation… And Washington Green Schools is working with you to give them the tools they need to succeed.

Spring Fundraiser: Lead the Way to a Green Future

Join friends over drinks and hors d’oeuvres to

  • Learn from our panel of local experts about sustainability and what’s next in their fields
  • Explore how we can prepare kids to be leaders in their communities
  • Invest in green schools as catalysts for change

Suggested Donation of $100 | RSVP here


amanda_sturgeonPANELIST Amanda Sturgeon, CEO at International Living Future Institute 

As the CEO of the International Living Future Institute, Amanda has pioneered the green building movement in the Northwest. Amanda has also facilitated the growth of the Institute’s programs to support the sustainable transformation of communities in more than 30 countries. In 2014, Amanda helped develop the Living Building Challenge, the world’s most rigorous building performance standard. She is a LEED Fellow and was named as one of the ‘Top 10 Most Powerful Women in Sustainability’ in 2015. When envisioning how communities will shape the built environment in the future, Amanda sees promise: “The next 15 years are an opportunity for us to see Living Buildings, Living Communities, and Living Products in every city around the world.”


PANELIST Brenna Davis, Sustainability Director at Virginia Mason 

Under Brenna’s leadership, Virginia Mason is one of the Top 25 Sustainable Hospitals in the US. In 2013, she founded the Pacific Northwest Health Care Sustainability Roundtable to create a collaborative dialogue in the local Health Care industry. Brenna has advised Obama Administration on climate resilience and presented on health care climate action at the White House Summit on Climate and Health in 2015. She underscores the importance of sustainability in the health care industry, noting: “At Virginia Mason, we believe the ‘first do no harm’ doctrine extends not only into how we treat patients, but also in how we impact the air they breathe and the soil where their food is grown. We see it as a commitment to our patients, their families, and future generations of their families”


PANELIST Dongho Chang, Traffic Engineer at City of Seattle 

Dongho is responsible for bringing innovative traffic solutions to Seattle that prioritize all modes of transportation. He uses social media to share improvements and ask for community feedback, earning him local celebrity renown and the nickname “The Tweeting Traffic Engineer.” Dongho’s state-of-the-art urban upgrades have helped SDOT lay the foundation for a car-less future. His ethos that transportation infrastructure should cultivate community has earned him numerous accolades: This year, Seattle Met featured Dongho as one of “The 15 People Who Should Really Run Seattle,” and Greenways honored him with an Innovator Award for his bike-friendly street improvements. Dongho believes that highways are no longer the future of transportation, noting, “Traffic means vehicles, people, sidewalks, bikes, motorcycles.” 


MODERATOR Bellamy Pailthorp, Environment Reporter at KPLU Public Radio 

Bellamy Pailthorp covers the environment beat from the Seattle offices of KPLU Public Radio News, where she has worked since 1999. She holds a Masters in journalism from Columbia University. Bellamy’s reporting on the deconstruction of Washington’s Elwha Dam earned her an award from the Society of Professional Journalists in 2014. Bellamy strives to tell memorable stories about how we will power our future while maintaining healthy cultures and livable cities. 




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