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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Review Eco-School Network’s Equity Plan

The Eco-School Network is grateful to Meyer Memorial Trust for granting us nearly $13,000 for equity training, diversifying the communities served by our network, and developing an organizational equity plan. As the grant year wraps up, we’re proud to have welcomed 10 new Title 1 schools this...

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PCC – A Top College for Sustainability, 2019

PCC was named top community college for sustainability in the country by The Chronicle of Higher Education. We’re in some elite company as we try to combat climate change & create a healthier future. Check out our ranking! http://bit.ly/2lwVvS1 

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PSU’s Sustainability Dashboard is Here!

After several months of hard work, the Campus Sustainability Office is thrilled to share its new interactive Sustainability Dashboard. Use the arrows to enter full screen – from there, you can examine utility data by time period, building, and more. The dashboard was created by PSU student...

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Nature for All campaign

Dear partners and friends, As many of you know, The Intertwine Alliance Board of Directors has endorsed the Metro Parks and Nature measure. Supported by the Nature for All campaign, this region-wide Metro bond seeks to renew funding that ensures birds, fish, friends and neighbors alike have access...

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Empowering Changemakers in the Pacific Islands

There is perhaps no issue more pressing for Pacific Island nations than climate change. Rising sea levels, warming oceans, and depleted fishing resources put the future of these island nations in jeopardy. It is projected that island nations like the Marshall Islands could be underwater by the end...

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Recycler of the Year Award

At the Association of Oregon Recyclers Conference, in Bend, Trash for Peace’s Founder and Executive Director and GPSEN Board Member, Laura Kutner Tokarski, received the individual Recycler of Year award. It’s so amazing to see her work recognized by the recycling community....

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Empowering a Green Future

During this Spring term 2019 at Portland Community College, I have been taking a class focused on environmental sociology. As part of the curriculum, our instructor Dr. Kim Smith – founder of GPSEN – invited the class to participate in the Northwest Earth Institute’s...

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Serving Coffee and Community: Nossa Familia

Sitting at a cafe, have you ever noticed the large number of straws, to-go cups, and plastic utensils that steadily flow from the counter to the trash can? In a culture of convenience and disposable goods, it can be easy to pass off this waste as trivial. However, these little pieces of waste add...

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ReBuilding Center, Rebuilding Communities

Have you ever contemplated whether demolishing an old building was the only way to remove it? Do you have a door knob you’d like to replace, but you’d rather not throw it away? A local non-profit will happily tell you that the old building isn’t garbage and that door knob can surely find another...

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PCC’s Eco Social Justice Grant 10-year Anniversary

It is the 10-year anniversary of the Eco Social Justice Grant (formerly the TGIF) at Portland Community College!   To celebrate the work and commitment to sustainability a short video was produced to highlight the amazing work that has been done by many at PCC and funded by students.  Over $1...

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