Events run April 7 through May 5 and are open to public

Internationally celebrated nature writer, conservation biologist and sustainable agriculture activist Gary Paul Nabhan is the featured speaker for the Clackamas Community College Sustainability Speaker Series 2011.

On April 14, he will give a presentation titled 'Redesigning Your Regional Food Traditions.'

The series is in its sixth year at CCC and includes a lineup of outstanding state and local leaders in sustainability. Events run from April 7 through May 5 and are open to the public. All events are free except for the featured presentation April 14.

Here is the Sustainability Speaker Series 2011 lineup:

• 'Electric Cars' will be held noon-1 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at McLoughlin Auditorium with Mike Grainey, renewable energy adviser, Oregon Business Development Department.

• 'Redesigning Your Regional Food Traditions' will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Niemeyer Center. Gary Paul Nabhan is the featured speaker. Cost is $5. Registration required, call 503-594-3292. Refreshments and book signing at 6 p.m. Books for sale at CCC bookstore.

• 'The Environmental Impact of Consumption' will be held noon-1 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at McLoughlin Auditorium with David Allaway, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.

• Film: 'Ecological Design,' noon-1 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Rook 220.

• Alternative Energies Panel, noon-2 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at McLoughlin Auditorium with Adam Serchuk, Director of Market Intelligence, Vestas-American Wind Technology, and Chance Currington, project manager, Sunlight Solar Energy.

For more information on the CCC Sustainability Speaker Series 2011, call Suzanne Munro at 503-594-3238. For more information on sustainability events and workshops, visit

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