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

NY Times screengrab that says: "Can portland be a climate leader without reducing driving."

Portland’s freeway fight gets its due with major story in The New York Times

It’s a huge day for Portland transportation reformers who want Oregon to more quickly adapt to a future where freeway expansions don’t happen and we finally break off our dysfunctional relationship with cars. Activists who’ve spent years fighting against the negative impacts of our region’s car overuse problem woke up to a major story in … Read more

Youth activists have one message for President Biden: No more freeways

We’ve spent a lot of time talking about how President Biden’s Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act (IIJA) is going to impact Oregon’s transportation system. Now, as Biden is traveling to Portland this week to hype up his landmark infrastructure bill, we’ll get to hear from the man himself. Or, I should say, the lucky few … Read more