Media alert: Thomas Friedman’s free lecture in Portland

Release Date: 02-12-2009

Oakley Brooks

Senior Media Manager
503.467.0779

PORTLAND, Ore. – Ecotrust, Portland State University and more than 30 other organizations have formed a coalition to bring Pulitzer Prize-winner, columnist, and #1 New York Times bestselling author Thomas Friedman to Portland, Ore. for a lecture on the need for green economic innovation at this time of crisis. In his talk, Friedman will discuss the themes in his bestseller Hot, Flat and Crowded, and ways to create a better future.

Reporters are encouraged to RSVP to Seth Walker and David Santen to reserve their seats in the media section of the Stott Center. Special accommodations are available for television cameras and broadcast recording equipment.

What:
A lecture by author and columnist Thomas Friedman — free to the public.

Where:
Stott Center (the gymnasium), Portland State University, 930 SW Hall St.

When:
March 9, 2009, 12:00 (noon). Q&A at 1:00 pm, book signing at 1:15 pm

Why:
At a time of crisis, America needs fresh ideas. Friedman offers such ideas.

Tickets:
Free tickets are available in advance at the PSU Box Office, or at the door.
Box office address: 1825 SW Broadway, inside Smith Memorial Student Union.
More at: www.pdx.edu/events/23281 or www.ecotrust.org

Sponsors:
Ecotrust | Portland State University | Portland Development Commission | The Lemelson Foundation | The Oregonian | Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability | Energy Trust of Oregon | The Standard | Bonneville Power Administration | Umpqua Bank | John Miller, Wildwood/Mahonia | Conkling Fiskum & McCormick | Gerding Edlen | ShoreBank Pacific | Wells Fargo | Portfolio 21 | Walsh Construction Co. | Tonkon Torp LLP | Oregon Department of Transportation | Stoel Rives LLP | Bonneville Environmental Foundation | Perkins Coie | Len and Betsy Bergstein, Northwest Strategies | George S. Turnbull Portland Center, University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication | Gun and Tom Denhart | Equilibrium Capital | The Lazar Foundation | Cascadia Region Green Building Council Sustainable Harvest | Sustainable Northwest | Climate Solutions | The Bus Project | Travel Oregon | Illahee | KINK FM | Chinook Book/ecometro.com | Portland Business Journal | Edible Portland | Borders Perrin Norrander/Pollinate Media | Focus the Nation | Nau