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The Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership (Estuary Partnership) requests proposals and qualifications for the development of a strategic plan for a consumer education campaign. This campaign will inform consumers on the significant risks to human and environmental health that are associated with flame retardants (a common ingredient in products ranging from computers to mattresses) and some ingredients found in personal care products (such as lead and plasticizers). Campaign objectives are to educate consumers on human and environmental health risks and provide information on alternative ingredients that are safe for both humans and the environment. The strategic plan should outline a campaign that can be implemented in stages, presented in different media (including print, radio, and television and in paid and public safety announcements), creatively use any proposed outreach materials (e.g., consumer pocket guides), and reach diverse audiences.
Proposals are due at the Estuary Partnership office by 4:00 p.m. on January 22, 2008. Please submit applications to Krista Jones, Monitoring Coordinator, Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership at 811 SW Naito Parkway, Suite 120, Portland, Oregon 97204. Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted. For more information and RFP details, see the Estuary Partnership’s website:

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About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.