Activists Target GoGreen Sustainibility Conference for Promoting False Solutions to Climate Change
Environmental Activists Hang Banner, Lock Doors and Smear Tar on Gerding Theatre to Raise Awareness About False Solutions to Climate Change
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October 6, 2010
Portland, OR- Environmental activists local to Cascadia directly confronted false solutions to climate change at the annual GoGreen '10 Conference held this year at the Gerding Theatre in Portland Oregon.
The conference invites big and small business owners and professionals to attend and discuss ways to make business green and sustainable. The conference, a day long event with a ticket price of $175 per person; "a value-packed day connecting with eco-entrepreneurs + business leaders" according to the portland GoGreen conference website. Speakers ranged from mayor Sam Adams and secretary of state Kate Brown to Darcy Winslow, General Manager for Nike's Global Women's Fitness Business and Senior Advisor to the Nike Foundation along with 50 other various CEO's and successful business owners.
The GoGreen conference, intended to "educate, motivate and inspire" business owners and professionals to take the "green quotient to the next level" in their businesses. Environmental activists contend this conference calling it classist without any interest in the communities that it will impact. Real solutions to climate change can not be found within the doors of the wealthy elite. On the morning of October 5, 2010 anonymous environmental activists representing the interests of the earth and peoples oppressed by green washed business took action.
Environmental activists locked the doors to the Gerding Theatre with a chain and a banner reading " Green is the color of $$, No Excuses! No Compromise!" and tar was spread across the door handles and locks. This action is meant to represent both environmental impacts and social impacts of false solutions to climate change.
This action is claimed in the name of all oppressed people and all ecosystems effected by the business elite's false solutions to climate change.