Posts Tagged ‘Information’

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Portland_Planning

Photo Courtesy of City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.

“Urban Growth Bounty’s new season of classes expands your knowledge about growing abundant fruit and vegetables, raising chickens and bees, improving your soil and yard, and making delicious cheese. The classes are taught by Portland experts and will make 2011 a more sustainable, healthier year for the earth, your family and your budget”. -Via Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.

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Workshop tonight, Monday April 26, 6:30pm-9:00pm, Southeast, Central Catholic High School, 2401 SE Stark St. For additional workshops coming up located in the different areas of Portland (Northeast, North, Central City, East, and Southwest), Click Here.

Words from Mayor Sam Adams:

“Dear Friends:

Phase Two of the Portland Plan workshops starts tonight, Monday, April 26th, and I encourage you to attend a neighborhood workshop. All workshops will follow a similar format to the first round, but this time you’ll have a chance to discuss a specific topic in greater depth. Participants will also discuss how we can plan in all areas for the benefit of all Portlanders. You can read more about the topics, also called Action Areas, here.

As Mayor, I am committed to addressing the significant challenges we face as a community – only 61% of our high school students graduate on time, 10.7% of Portlanders are unemployed, nearly 70% of our electricity is produced by burning fossil fuels – and the Portland Plan sets a framework for how this city will overcome these and other challenges over the next 25 years.

Your knowledge of issues and experience in Portland is an invaluable asset when it comes to making decisions about this city’s future. I hope that you will consider contributing to the conversation and helping us refine the collective goals that we are developing to realize a thriving and sustainable city for all Portlanders. Please see the workshop schedule below.

Oh, and just for fun…

We will be welcoming the community with live music, refreshments and door prizes, including donations from local businesses like Grand Central Baking, Pastini Pastaria, New Seasons Market and Meat Cheese Bread. In fact, you can enter to win in our social media contest by RSVPing to the events on Facebook and Twitter.

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I look forward to seeing you out in the community”.

Best regards,

Sam Adams
Mayor

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City Club of Portland presents the Metro Council President Debate: “With the term limit expiring for Metro Council’s current president David Bragdon, a three-way race for the top Metro position is on. On April 9, City Club welcomes Metro Council president contenders Rex Burkholder, Tom Hughes and Bob Stacey. The candidates will engage in a substantive debate about the recent adoption of urban and rural reserves, the future of Metro’s role in regional transportation planning and the broader responsibilities of Metro and its position within the region”.

Debate will held April 9, 2010 at 12:10pm.

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Photo Courtesy of Timothy Hursley

Our beloved architectural neighbors, ZGF, were recently featured in Metropolis magazine. Check it out here. Lead architect, Eugene Sandoval, tells the interesting story of designing his own firms world headquarter office building.  You can also catch explanations of all the complicated sustainable features in the building. It’s worth the read.

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City Club of Portland, Friday Forum, Are All Children The Future? Caring for Oregon’s At-Risk Youth. March 19, 2010 – 12:00pm Speaker(s): Dennis Morrow, executive director, Janus Youth Programs

Description of Event :  “The needs of teen parents and their infants, young adults in juvenile custody and homeless street youth go too often ignored or unseen by the communities they live in. Though Portland is lucky to have one of the strongest social service networks in the country, it still struggles to serve its at-risk youth (brought to you by City Club of Portland)”.

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Did you take the time to watch The Story of Stuff video? If not, take some time out of your day and check it out! Next, watch the The Story of Cap & Trade. Why is this important? Our global climate is in trouble not only due to our consumption as individuals but also due to big corporations and industries controlling regulations of carbon emissions through something they call “Cap & Trade”. What exactly is Cap & Trade you might ask? Well, if you are asking that question you should fill in where you are missing out by following this short film to start answering some basic questions.

The following information is from The Story of Stuff website:

“The Story of Cap & Trade is a fast-paced, fact-filled look at the leading climate solution being discussed at Copenhagen and on Capitol Hill. Host Annie Leonard introduces the energy traders and Wall Street financiers at the heart of this scheme and reveals the “devils in the details” in current cap and trade proposals: free permits to big polluters, fake offsets and distraction from what’s really required to tackle the climate crisis. If you’ve heard about cap and trade, but aren’t sure how it works (or who benefits), this is the film is for you”.

Watch The Story of Cap & Trade Now. Updated: You will also be able to view The Story of Cap & Trade featured and debated on Democracy Now.

March 22, 2010, 7:30PM- See Annie Leonard Live at Powell’s Books.

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             Photos provided by Sustainable Table Website.

Sustainable Table’s mission: “Sustainable Table celebrates local sustainable food, educates consumers on food-related issues and works to build community through food”.

Sustainable table is a great resource for the consumer that wants to buy locally-grown, fresh, organic, and family farm foods. Sustainable table aims to educate consumers and provides information to help consumers get on the right track to healthy eating.

Here’s a bit more about the knowledge Sustainable Table has to share: “Sustainable agriculture involves food production methods that are healthy, do not harm the environment, respect workers, are humane to animals, provide fair wages to farmers, and support farming communities.  But rather than focus on the problems, Sustainable Table promotes the positive shift toward local, small-scale sustainable farming”.

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                   Photos provided by Sustainable Table Website.

Sustainable table will even help you find where you can purchase your local, sustainable, and organic eats. Simply type if your address and they will reveal what’s right around you.

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Did you know there is a nonprofit and nonpartisan civic organization here in Portland dedicated to public affairs, community service, and leadership development through education and research?

City Club of Portland, Good Citizens are the Riches of a City, club mission: To inform its members and the community in public matters, and to arouse in them the realization of the obligations of citizenship.

Upcoming Friday Forums include Measure 66 and 67 Debate, held January 8, 2010, 12:25pm.

Speakers include Steve Novick, Policy Analyst, Vote Yes for Oregon Pat McCormick, partner, Conkling Fiskum & McCormick, and spokesman, Oregonians Against Job-Killing Taxes.

In 2009 the Oregon Legislature passed two bills as part of an effort to address the state’s fiscal crisis: one raising taxes on high income earners; the other increasing the state’s corporate minimum tax and levying new taxes on corporate revenue. In response, critics of the legislation gathered a sufficient number of petitions to qualify two referenda – Measures 66 and 67 – for a January 26, 2010 special election allowing the electorate to decide the fate of these tax increases.