International Day of Peace – Peace Pole Dedication

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. The Hawthorne Boulevard Business Association (HBBA),...

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Online Compassion Course (Nonviolent Communication/NVC)

As protests intensify across the US and worldwide, are there individual and collective skills we can learn that deepen people’s mutual understanding, connection and trust to the point where together we choose to develop ways to dissolve systemic racial and economic inequality? Yes! The...

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Liveable Cities Conference: Webinar Series 2020

We are proud to announce the launch of the LIVEABLE CITIES CONFERENCE: WEBINAR SERIES 2020, a three-part online event designed to inform, engage and inspire you to create a healthier city and stronger community.   This series delivers you the same quality experience of the 2020 Liveable...

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Recipe for Action: Building Food Security in Insecure Times

Even before the Coronavirus pandemic, our global food system was misguided and destined for failure. Now, as millions more families join the ranks of the food insecure, it’s clearer than ever that our food systems must be re-localized to ensure greater resilience in the face of future crises. In...

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Village Building Design Course: VBDC

It’s 20th anniversary of the Village Building Convergence!  One of the blessings this pandemic is offering is the time to reflect on our work. While we are needing to adapt to COVID-19, there are still several ways that we are continuing to support the essence of our work – to deepen...

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EcoDistricts Webinar is One Week Away!

An Equitable Approach to Governance and Consensus-Building EcoDistricts is proud to kick off our 2020 Webinar Wednesday Series with a conversation with Mencer Donahue “Don” Edwards and Donzell Robinson of Justice and Sustainability Associates (JSA) on Wednesday May 27th at 11 AM PST/2 PM EST....

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EcoDistricts Webinar is One Week Away!

An Equitable Approach to Governance and Consensus-Building EcoDistricts is proud to kick off our 2020 Webinar Wednesday Series with a conversation with Mencer Donahue “Don” Edwards and Donzell Robinson of Justice and Sustainability Associates (JSA) on Wednesday May 27th at 11 AM PST/2 PM EST....

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Cascade Forest Conservancy Grassroots Campaign Coordinator

Cascade Forest Conservancy is looking to hire a Grassroots Campaign Coordinator who is passionate about conservation and has experience working on advocacy or grassroots campaigns. We are seeking an enthusiastic person to develop and implement strategic campaigns that amplify community voices,...

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Initiation by Coronavirus

There is a truth that every rite of passage guide shares with those in their care: once you cross the threshold, there is no going back. The old life is gone. Now you must travel your way through the darkness, no-longer and not-yet, as you move toward your unknown future.  In the middle of the...

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Co-Creating a Sustainable Future

Even though the Coronavirus is resulting in a number of significant changes and the Columbia Gorge Community College has indefinitely postponed Spring term classes, the course “Co-Creating a Sustainable Future” will still be hosted via Zoom by Milt Markewitz. Do you want to better...

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Community Watershed Stewardship Program (CWSP) Stewardship Grants

The Community Watershed Stewardship Program (CWSP) is accepting pre-applications for Stewardship Grants, through Friday, February 7.  CWSP provides stewardship grants of up to $12,000 each for projects that help Portlanders make improvements in their neighborhoods and communities while also...

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