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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2019 International Green Gown Awards Winners

The winners of the 2019 International Green Gown Awards were announced on 10th July 2019 at our host partner venue – the Institute of International Education (IIE) – in New York as part of the United Nations High Level Political Forum. The International Green Gown Awards celebrate the...

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Saving the Environment: My Immigrant and Activist Journey

2019 INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER SERIES—FUTURE LEADERS, GLOBAL VOICES WorldOregon welcomes Erica Fernandez to the Portland’5 Newmark Theatre on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 7pm , as part of the 2019 International Speaker Series. 2019 International Speaker Series WorldOregon’s International Speaker...

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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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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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EAUC Declares a Climate Emergency

We, at EAUC, are today declaring a Climate Emergency We are calling for all post-16 education institutions and support bodies in the UK and Ireland to declare a Climate Emergency and to commit to the Committee on Climate Change’s recommendation to adopt as a minimum a 2050 net zero emissions...

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Green Empowerment Annual Report 2018

Green Empowerment has a rich history of making progress, despite conflict and achieving excellence, despite hardship. Last year was a challenging one for our organization, but we found a way to fulfill our commitments to communities and supporters like you, who fuel our efforts. We dedicate our...

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World Oregon Youth Forum

Join WorldOregon as we celebrate youth leadership at our 2019 Youth Forum, “This is Our World!”  The Youth Forum will explore a variety of topics, offering workshops, resources, an action fair and networking opportunities for high school students. Each workshop has a global to local...

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YP Steering Committee Now Recruiting!

World Oregon’s Young Professionals (YP) Steering Committee Now Recruiting! Committee Eligibility: 21-40 years old Interest in global affairs Attend monthly meetings Contribute professional skills Serve a two-year term From planning discussion groups to orchestrating trivia nights, join a...

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World Oregon 2019 International Speaker Series

2019 International Speaker Series Newmark Theatre 1111 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 Sun, March 3:   Julián Castro Tues, May 14:   Jaha Dukureh Wed, May 29:    Farah Pandith Sun, June 23:    Erica Fernandez The 21st century will be defined by how well young leaders navigate climate change,...

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GlobalPDX Lunch & Learn

When the member nations of the UN signed onto Agenda 2030, in 2015, they established 17 aspirational Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets to achieve by 2030. While overwhelming at first, each of the SDGs, from poverty and hunger to energy and peace, are being addressed to some...

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