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Past events

Monday, June 10, 2013:

From the Climate Solutions website:


The Northwest Biocarbon Summit: Restoring Nature – Storing Natural Carbon Monday, June 10, 2013, The summit runs from 9am – 5:30pm, University of Washington’s Center for Urban Horticulture 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle, 98195

This was a day well spent!

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