U.S. Air Quality Was Improving. Now It’s Getting Worse

After years of decline, a spike in air pollution may have taken the lives of almost 10,000 additional Americans over two years. Following a 24% drop between 2009 and 2016, particulate matter air pollution in the U.S. increased 5.5% in 2017 and 2018, according to a new analysis of Environmental...

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Parks and Nature Bond for Greater Portland

Greater Portland residents said yes to clean water, healthy fish and wildlife habitat, and nature close to home by investing $475 million in their regional park system. Results show Metro’s parks and nature bond measure passing with 67 percent of the vote, making it possible to buy and restore...

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Judy Walton – 2019 AASHE Lifetime Achievement Award

PSU’s Judy Walton  is the Recipient of 2019 AASHE Lifetime Achievement Award Judy Walton was the founding director of AASHE, serving the organization from 2006 to 2013. Sustainability has been her lifelong passion, with a focus on higher education and cities. Her experiences include community-led...

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Equity and Safety in Metro’s Regional Transportation Plan

Portland has a national reputation as being one of the best cities for biking in the country. But while investments over the past several decades have been focused on downtown and affluent close-in neighborhoods, low-income communities and communities of color in the greater Portland region have...

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The Intertwine Alliance Strategic Plan

Today The Intertwine Alliance is launching its new strategic plan! Guided by your input over the past year, we’ve set three clear and focused goals, and developed strategies to reach them. The goals are: Create and promote a compelling and specific vision for our region’s parks, trails and...

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India Will Ban Single-Use Plastics

The ban will be implemented across the nation on Oct. 2. Why Global Citizens Should Care Plastic waste, if not recycled or properly managed, often becomes a harmful environmental pollutant that impacts life on land and in the oceans. Reducing plastic pollution is essential to establishing and...

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