Catholic Sentinel photo by Ed Langlois
Students talk during a session on sustainable life two years ago at the University of Portland.
Catholic Sentinel photo by Ed Langlois
Students talk during a session on sustainable life two years ago at the University of Portland.
The University of Portland to hosts a session on clean energy in the future Saturday, Feb. 26.

Questions asked that day will include, What is the best way to transform the energy economy and cut carbon emissions? What are the opportunities for companies, citizens and students? What cutting-edge ideas and technologies are leading the way? How can people work together to encourage a clean and sustainable energy future?

“Focus the Nation 2011: Transforming Our Energy Future” will take place 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in Buckley Center Auditorium on campus

Bill Bradbury, former Oregon Secretary of State and gubernatorial candidate, is keynote speaker. Sharing the stage with Bradbury will be Wyeth Larson, a 2009 University of Portland graduate now working as sustainability coordinator for Mountain Gear.

A “Green Futures Exhibition” is set for 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about jobs, internships and graduate programs from some of the Northwest’s leading sustainable businesses and non-profits.

Discussions of the audience and panel talks are set.