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June 30, 2010
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- Advocacy, publications and events
- Reflections on E2's First 10 Years
- Championing clean cars and taxis, e-waste reduction and recycling
- Helping move Clean Cars policy, protect air quality, combat global warming
- Galvanizing around fisheries, clean energy, public health, transit and global warming
- Expanding membership, solidifying relationships, fighting for green energy and jobs
- Harnessing enthusiasm for environmental protection in Oregon and Washington
- E2's ''Get Off Oil'' team in Senate meetings
- Members focus on clean energy and freshwater supply
- Focus meetings discuss "invisible energy"
- New England marks E2's 10th birthday
- San Francisco EcoSalon on necessity for all users to cooperate
- E2 TeleSalon for June 2010
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  U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (left) addresses E2 members and guests after an introduction by Chapter Director Mark Liffmann.
The Portland and Seattle/Puget Sound regions are long-standing centers of environmental and business leadership, and home to a number of E2 members and many more who share E2's passions. Sally Desipio took an E2 commitment along when she moved from Los Angeles to Oregon - and immediately turned it into an impact in support of clean cars legislation in that state. Others have found their way to E2 through NRDC or personal networks. In recognition of this core membership base, and to reach out to the many like-minded individuals and communities in the region, E2 officially formed its Pacific Northwest Chapter under the leadership of Mark Liffmann in late 2009.

PacNW's initial events in the first half of 2010 attracted wide interest and launched the chapter on a path of energetic growth. In April, the chapter held its inaugural EcoSalon at the Seattle campus of Adobe Systems, Inc. The event featured U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), NRDC's Climate Policy Director David Doniger, and E2 Co-founder Nicole Lederer. Co-promoted by regional environmental groups, it filled the event space of more than 100 seats. Participants represented a broad spectrum of backgrounds and interests, and included local environmental notables such as Bullitt Foundation CEO Denis Hayes, organizer of the first Earth Day.

Most recently, PacNW hosted David Goldstein, Co-director of NRDC's Energy Program, who presented "Energy Efficiency to Resuscitate our Economy and Environment" at Focus Meetings in Seattle and Portland. Again, both new and prospective E2 members turned out in force, underlining the potential of the Pacific Northwest to support E2's efforts toward economically responsible environmental progress. (Click here for full summary of this event.)

According to PacNW Chapter Director Mark Liffmann, "In its first decade of hard work, E2 has built a terrific track record and developed a tremendous base of practical know-how that we're thrilled to leverage in the Pacific Northwest. The chapter is off to a great start: signing on new members, looking forward to more great events, and putting together an ambitious advocacy program. PacNW is going to be a full partner in making E2's second decade as exciting and impressive as its first."

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