The Twelve Principles of Permaculture

Most of us now understand that our way of life on this planet has to change if humanity is going to survive – we’re faced with a range of challenges that threaten our very existence. It can be easy to become disheartened and to feel like shrugging our shoulders and asking what we, as individuals,...

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Confluence Environmental Center Americorps Members

Congratulations 19-20 AmeriCorps Members! Although we had to meet virtually for our Commencement Ceremony, we loved having the opportunity to celebrate our Members and appreciate an incredibly impactful term of service. Collectively our 19 – 20 AmeriCorps Members secured 719 volunteers who...

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Welcome to the Edge of Chaos 2.0

This book came about after we spent two years in the 1990s immersed in complex adaptive systems theory in the hope that Mother Nature’s rules for evolution could teach us something useful about how to help organizations take advantage of turbulence to evolve and move themselves to the next level...

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X-Ray Non-Profit Happy Hour

Airing weekly on XRAY.fm (1:30 pm Fridays, after the City Club broadcast), “The Non-Profit Happy Hour” is an great way to stay engaged with Portland’s civic leaders and trends. A half-hour interview program with host Phil Busse. Friday, August 28:  Cameron Whitten, Executive...

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Racial Justice

This page contains a variety of different types community support and educational resources to address issues of racial injustice.  If you have resources to share, please do, as we want this page to be helpful and current. Community Resources: Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives (PCRI) ...

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Center for Sustainable Economy

West Linn, OR-based Center for Sustainable Economy “straddles the divide between a think tank and a do tank. We conduct peer-reviewed research on the full range of sustainable development challenges humanity faces, including climate change, deforestation, extinction, inequality and poverty....

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Health Resources

Regional Health Resources If you need health insurance or care These options can help when you lose coverage, do not get health insurance through an employer, or qualify for additional coverage. There are special options for COFA islanders, members of tribes, and small businesses. See the Oregon...

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