2019 United Nations Day

The United Nations has declared climate change as the defining issue of our time.  You are invited to come learn about taking Climate Action. Join Keynote Speaker, Gillian Wilson, Communications Associate at UNA-USA, Washington, D.C., to explore how to address climate change through an advocacy...

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Climate Change Kid Lawyer Camp!

This is a great opportunity for middle schoolers (grades 6-8) to learn about law by doing it – using the Juliana kid climate case, just argued by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, as a model. Young people can take parts as appellate lawyers for the kid plaintiffs or for the government...

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Ideas Matter: History & the Shaping of U.S. Foreign Policy

Since its inception, the United States has been a self-consciously ideological project. The nation was conceived as a revolutionary republic in a world of monarchies, and its leadership has continuously struggled to uphold its ideals while maintaining safety in a complex and capricious world. This...

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Summer Jobs: Fund for the Public Interest

The Fund is currently hiring students to join our summer campaign staff right here in Portland, and in 30 other cities across the country. Students will get the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in grassroots organizing, learn valuable communication skills and have the opportunity to...

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Time for Europe to stop growing and grow up

As the European Union’s economic prospects improve and leaders vow to accelerate growth, life on earth is dying out at an alarming rate. To deal with this unprecedented emergency, the EU must forge a new Sustainability and Wellbeing pact which focuses not on growth but on quality of life, tax...

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Climate Adaptation Leadership Awards

The nominations for the Climate Adaptation Leadership Awards, hosted by the Climate Adaptation Strategy group, are now available. Categories For the 2019 Award year, each Award nomination must identify the category that best describes the individual or organization being nominated. Awards and...

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ReThinking Democracy

This four day event is meant to bring together students, faculty, community of activists, worker and all stakeholders to evaluate, strategize, collaborate and consolidate efforts, towards social justice issues. We speak from various perspectives regarding the topics surrounding human rights,...

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Summer Job Opportunities with PP&R Environmental Education!

Are you responsible, silly, curious about the world, and interested in connecting children with nature? Are you hoping to hone your skills as an educator? Spend your summer working at Portland Parks and Recreation’s Nature Day Camp! Our summer camp staff is comprised of teens and young adults (16...

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Progressing National SDGs Implementations

What are Voluntary National Reviews? Voluntary National Reviews are one of the key mechanisms to track the implementation progress of the commitments enshrined in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Presented annually at the UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), they aim to...

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