Time for some good news!
There’s news and then there is NEWS! People often ask how Portland became so active in sustainability efforts. We can attribute this to many people and initiatives, but we definitely want to honor Jeanne and Dick Roy, often called the grandmother and grandfather of sustainability in Portland. Community leaders came together last Friday to celebrate the Roy’s retirement and their many contributions to our community. We wish them great success in their new chapter of life and the launch of the new non-profit, the Eco-School Network.
We also welcome back our GPSEN Executive Director, Neeraja Havaligi, who has just returned from the RCEs of the Americas’ conference in Argentina. She represented GPSEN and shared the many stories of our region, including the equity and inclusion trainings she received, with LeRoy Patton, via the Intertwine Alliance.
We also have more news – a new addition to our newsletter and website, profiling individuals and organizations who are making a difference in our community. We begin the series with a look at the good work of GPSEN Fellow and Board Member Frank Granshaw. Please learn about his research and projects under Regional News below and consider finding your own ways to Get Involved. We look forward to sharing your stories in the future, so feel free to recommend other people and organizations to highlight.