This month’s Nerd Nite speakers will litter-ally spark your interest in the science of recycling and clean energy technologies! Seattle Public Utilities‘ Jeff Neuner and Becca Fong will talk about Fremont’s City Of Seattle North Transfer Station, and Spark Northwest‘s Daniel Poppe will discuss how organizations like his are leading the green energy revolution in the PNW.
Nerd Nite Seattle is a monthly series where nerds and non-nerds alike can connect over fascinating talks, delicious drinks, and engaging conversation. If you’ve never been to Nerd Nite before and are feeling shy, message us and we’ll make sure to introduce ourselves at the event!
::: TALKS ::::
Jeff Neuner and Becca Fong: “Talking Trash: A pictorial history of garbage in Seattle and current city waste generation statistics”
Daniel Poppe : Sparking the Clean Energy Revolution
At a time of increasing global insecurity, it has never been more important to secure our region’s energy future. The shift to clean energy may prove to be the most impactful technological transition of the 21st century and the Pacific Northwest is ready to lead the way.
Spark Northwest is a Seattle-based nonprofit that creates clean energy communities across the region. Whether working with rural farmers to deliver energy efficiency workshops, designing a community solar program for a municipal utility, or helping a local neighborhood chart a clean energy plan, Spark Northwest activates communities to work collectively towards a cleaner, healthier environment for generations to come.
Daniel Poppe, Spark Northwest’s Development Director, joins us to talk about clean energy in the PNW and how organizations like his are leading the charge in the clean energy revolution.
Daniel Poppe is the Development Director at Spark Northwest and is an MPA candidate at the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. Before joining Spark Northwest, Daniel worked in salmon and steelhead recovery with the Seattle-based nonprofit Long Live the Kings. Daniel received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of British Columbia and served in the U.S. Peace Corps in China.
Tuesday, April 17
Doors @ 6:30 / talks @ 7:30
$5-$10 / 21+ / No one turned away for lack of funds
BYO food or order Red Star Taco Bar through the bar
Nerd Nite Seattle is committed to being a safer and accessible space for people of color, women, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities. All proceeds benefit the Nerd Nite Seattle Fund.
Accessibility: There are no stairs to the venue’s entryways or bathrooms. Tables are at standing level, but there is open seating at the front of the stage. Please refrain from wearing scented products in consideration of attendees with allergies and sensitivities. Please message us if you have further questions, suggestions or concerns.