A long-time officer and administrator of the Washington State Department of Corrections, Dan Pacholke co-founded the Sustainability in Prisons Project with Dr. Nalini Nadkarni of The Evergreen State College. As the agency’s assistant secretary of corrections, Dan has formalized the Sustainability in Prisons Project through an unprecedented cooperative agreement with The Evergreen State College. Today he spearheads sustainable operations system-wide and advances resource conservation efforts along with rehabilitative educational programs such as K-9 Rescue in which inmates train troubled dogs for adoption. Andrea Martin leads Sustainability in Prisons’ Oregon spotted frog program at Cedar Creek Corrections Center. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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