2017 Materials Matter – Beyond Transparency: Materials Disclosure & Practice

  • Date Fri, Aug 25, 2017 - 8:00am — 1:00pm
  • Venue Seattle City Hall - Bertha Knight Landes Room
    600 4th Ave
    Seattle, WA 98104

Session 5 of the Material Matter series, Beyond Transparency: Legality, Advocacy + Practice, explores the intersection of the “why” and the “how.” Why pursue healthy material selection as a primary value? How does this value system get implemented in practice, and what are the challenges and risks? Exploring local social and environmental justice issues will help clarify the ‘bigger picture’ impacts that manufacturers, firm and client values have on human and environmental health. Unpacking the legal/contractual risks involved with material transparency will facilitate the implementation of new strategies for managing risk while also encouraging transparency. Manufacturing, advocacy and legal voices come together to share their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities for healthy, sustainable and responsible material choices. The session ends with immediate actions participants can take to apply their new knowledge and skills.

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