April 16th, 2009 | by Adrienne So News | Posted In: Environment

Eco-Celeb-Struck: Oregon League of Conservation Voters' Dinner for the Environment

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Ed note: Updated with clarification from OLCV—tickets are not tax deductible, but still totally worth the money (thanks Toby!)

Why is it so exciting when people come out of your TV and you realize that they exist in real life? Dr. Dan Kammen is not short of outstanding professional credentials. A Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California-Berkeley, he was a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He campaigned for Obama in Oregon and is currently working to pass global warming legislation here. as an energy and environment adviser.

But sadly, I exist in a (nerd) celebrity-saturated haze and OMG Kammen will be is the host of Ecopolis, the Science Channel show about the ways that cities cope with environmental crises! OMG OMG OMG. Lolz.

Kammen is the keynote speaker at the Oregon League of Conservation Voters' (OLCV) Twelfth Annual Dinner for the Environment Friday, April 24. He will be joining nearly 900 other sustainable business managers, elected officials and conservationists at the "premier environmental event of the year," according to the press release.

The Oregon League of Conservation Voters "works to elect pro-environment officials and hold elected officials accountable."

The event, which will be held at the Oregon Convention Center, will start at 5:30 pm. Cocktails and schmoozing will take place until 7 pm, which is when the dinner and program will begin. Tickets to the event, which cost $125, can be purchased from www.olcv.org or by contacting Molly Kramer at 503-224-4011. All proceeds will go towards the OLCV.

I know, I know. It's not like many of us have that much spare cash, no matter how awesome the opportunity to press your case for issues that matter among the 900 most influential people in the state. But tickets are tax-deductible, and if you have the money to spare, you might consider spending it in the name of a good cause. It not, keep an eye out for Ecopolis, which is airing on the Science Channel this week. It looks like a great show. Seriously.

Oregon League of Conservation Voters' Twelfth Annual Dinner for the Environment, Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE ML King Blvd, 235-7575, 5:30 pm Friday, April 24. $125.
 
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