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Rep. Liz Berry

State Representative, WA 36th District

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Rep. Liz Berry is speaking in person at the Crosscut Ideas Festival 2023.

State Representative Liz Berry represents Washington’s 36th Legislative District in northwest Seattle. Liz serves as Chair of the Labor & Workplace Standards Committee, and is a member of the Environment & Energy and Transportation committees, where she is a passionate advocate for working families, combating climate change, and building vital infrastructure that is safe, equitable, and green. She previously led the region’s largest civil justice advocacy organization dedicated to standing up for the legal rights of patients, consumers and injured workers, and is the former Legislative Director to U.S. Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. Liz lives with her husband Michael, a small business owner, and their two children George, 6, and Eleanor, 3, in Queen Anne.

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Scheduled Appearances

Our Plastic Planet

Crosscut Festival 2023
Sat May 6, 2023 | 2:45pm

The recently defeated Washington Recycling and Packaging Act sought to address the problem of plastic pollution; requiring companies to be responsible for the end-of-life management of packaging, set minimum recycled content requirements and ban some packaging. It failed to advance, so the question remains: what can we do to tackle the massive plastic problem here at home and all over the world?

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Featuring: Heather Trim, Rep. Liz Berry, Benjamin Woodard, Yoshitaka Ota

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About the Festival

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival brings together journalists, newsmakers, and innovators from around the country to talk about the issues that are animating our cultural conversations. The festival includes live recordings of television and podcasts from The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Pushkin, NPR and PBS; as well as community meetups, meet-and-greets, food trucks, DJs, and more.

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival will take place May 4, 2024, at the Amazon Meeting Center, 2031 Seventh Ave. Seattle, WA 98121.

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