Holy cow, there’s some cool stuff going on this week if you’re in the Puget Sound area. (Regardless of whether you’re in Seattle or not, if you’re looking for something to do, why not take the National Walking Survey?)

Wednesday, May 18

Time of Breakdown or Breakthrough?
Renowned environmentalist Norman Myers will discuss issues of growing populations and the challenges of the 21st century. Seattle Town Hall (8th and Seneca) at 7:30pm. Learn more.

Saturday, May 21

Northwest Carbon Pricing Conference
Meet with concerned citizens, business and labor leaders, elected officials, students, and scholars to learn more about carbon pricing strategies in the Northwest. University of Washington 8:30am to 3:30pm. Learn more.

Saturday and Sunday, May 21 & 22

Seattle Green Festival
See exhibitors at the region’s premier green festival. Hear speakers, chat with green businesses, and learn about local efforts to make our city more sustainable. Qwest Event Center, 10:00am to 7:00pm on Saturday, 11:00am to 6:00pm on Sunday. Learn more.

May and June

SIFF Environmental Films
The Seattle International Film Festival kicks off on Thursday. They’ve got a cool lineup of environmental films in their schedule, including some on mountaintop removal, honey gathering, natural gas in Ireland, and environmental activism. See the full schedule.