Portland’s 100% Renewable Energy Resolution Update ?>

Portland’s 100% Renewable Energy Resolution Update

Instead of an (irregularly) scheduled blog post, this is an URGENT action item for those of you who live in Portland!  UPDATED: see the bottom this post for more info! Multnomah County and the City of Portland introduced resolutions to transition to 100% renewable energy sources by 2050. This is great news! In order to truly address climate change we need to move away from reliance on fossil fuels. This resolution would be one of the best policies in the country…

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How to Talk to Your Elected Officials ?>

How to Talk to Your Elected Officials

When was the last time you took yourself out of your comfort zone? What did you do? Why did you do it? How did it feel? On April 4 I joined the non-profit Friends of Family Farmers (FoFF) for a rally day on behalf of local farmers at the Oregon State Capitol. FoFF advocates for small and mid-sized farmers and ranchers and family-scale sustainable agriculture in Oregon. The day’s mission was to support several House and Senate bills related to beginning…

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Pollution Q&A With 10-Year-Olds ?>

Pollution Q&A With 10-Year-Olds

A few weeks ago I gave a talk about my sustainable lifestyle to a pretty important group of people. This group is going to save the world. Their enthusiasm for the environment can’t be matched, their creativity is unparalleled and they command the attention of our most prestigious educators. No, they’re not diplomats, scientists or business leaders. But they might be someday. For now at least, they are impressionable 10-year-olds in my friend Nicole’s fifth grade classes.