Activists want ‘Deeds not words’ as Portland adopts climate work plan

“What are the serious actions that the city is willing to take?” – Janet Weil, Extinction Rebellion PDX “Deeds not words” was the message a group of activists with Extinction Rebellion PDX had for Portland City Council at their meeting this morning where they voted to approve the city’s Climate Emergency Work Plan. The work … Read more


Not much urgency around Portland’s latest ‘Climate Emergency Work Plan’

Last week, Portland City Council moved forward on a work plan to address the climate crisis outlining the “actions Portland can and must take to eliminate carbon emissions by 2050.” This plan emerged from City Council’s 2020 Climate Emergency Declaration, which set new, ambitious emissions reductions targets and reentered Portland’s climate plan to focus on … Read more


OHA: Climate change anxiety plays large role in youth mental health crisis

Youth are playing a major role in Oregon’s climate movement, but the flip side of their admirable passion and activism prowess is a looming mental health crisis. A report released last week from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) shines light on this crisis. While its conclusion won’t be revelatory to people involved in climate work, … Read more


Mayor Wheeler, Commissioner Rubio announce $2.4 million climate change investment

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and Commissioner Carmen Rubio are calling a plan to spend $2.4 million an on climate change-related work an “unprecedented investment” that will enable them to “take accelerated, aggressive climate action rooted in racial justice.” Rubio, who oversees the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, said in a press release this morning … Read more


Guest Opinion: Portland Public Schools climate policy deserves more attention

“Even school districts have a part to play in the climate crisis.”— Danny Cage, youth activist and Portland Public Schools student rep 17-year-old Danny Cage is a student representative of the Portland Public Schools Board of Education Policy Committee and a speaker and youth organizer who advocates for racial justice, education reform, and LGBTQ+ rights. … Read more