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September 2019

PDX Climate Strike / Climate Strike Festival

September 20, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave #110
Portland, OR 97204 United States
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Global Climate Strike will be holding a rally outside of City Hall at 10.30am to demand an Oregon Green New Deal, and an end to fossil fuels here in Oregon. This is followed by a march through downtown Portland, across the Hawthorne Bridge and over the Eastbank Esplanade. On the Eastbank Esplanade, there will be a Climate Strike Festival near OMSI / the Tilikum Crossing Bridge, with opportunities for folks to become empowered in action for climate justice, 12pm -…

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November 2019

CUB Policy Conference Clean Energy Communities / Reliable Systems

November 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Portland Hilton, 921 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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Date: November 8, 2019 When: 8:00am – 5:00pm (Reception to follow) Where: Downtown Portland Hilton (921 SW 6th Ave.) The ninth annual CUB Policy Conference: Clean Energy Communities / Reliable Systems, will take place on Friday, November 8, 2019 at the Downtown Portland Hilton (921 SW 6th Ave., Portland, OR 97205). This all-day event will explore the potential conflicts between policies to advance clean energy communities and to maintain reliable systems, investigate the definitional differences at play, and ask questions…

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January 2020

2020 Business & Environment Forum

January 28, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Altabira City Tavern, 1021 NE Grand Ave #600
Portland, OR 97232 United States
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Join us on January 28th as we discuss how the business sector can be part of the solution to our environmental challenges. Advancing transportation technologies and policies can provide multiple benefits, including health, climate and road congestion relief. A panel of Oregon-based businesses and agency speakers will highlight emerging transportation technologies, opportunities to reduce emissions from company fleets, and regional efforts to relieve traffic jams by expanding light rail, speeding up bus travel, and implementing new parking and road congestion pricing…

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February 2020

Oregon Climate Emergency Day of Action

February 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Oregon State Capitol, 900 Court St NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Show our strength by standing together. Send a message to state legislators and Governor Brown to stand up to the powerful oil industry and pass real climate action. If you show up for one action on climate legislation in 2020, make it this one. Register below: http://bit.ly/SignUp4DayofAction2020

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The Current: ACT I: Task Force on Addressing Racial Disparities in Homeownership ACT II: Oregon Cap & Trade

February 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark St
Portland, United States
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As a new Legislative Session is underway issues like Oregon's Cap & Trade and the new Task Force on Addressing Racial Disparities in Homeownership take the forefront of political conversation. Join us Oregon Environmental Council and City Club of Portland Featuring Guest Speakers: Representative Mark Meek A longtime Clackamas County resident, Representative Mark Meek is a small business owner who served in the U.S. Air Force, coached high school football, and spent years as a dedicated volunteer in our community.…

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March 2020

Water Justice Seminar Series: Oregon Water Futures

March 12, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Water Justice Seminar Series: Oregon Water Futures March 12 at 4:00pm Portland State University, Portland OR Come out and learn about Oregon Environmental Council's work to elevate voices from communities of color around the state in the Oregon 100-Year Water Vision. OEC is co-convening a collaborative project with Coalition of Communities of Color, Willamette Partnership, and the Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies Department at the University of Oregon to consult Indigenous peoples and communities of color about the future of…

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Water is Life Film Festival

March 22, 2020 @ 2:30 pm

Water is Life Film Festival March 22 at 2:30pm Clinton Street Theater, Portland OR Oregon Environmental Council and Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians will screen the latest video from ATNI's Changing Currents Tribal Water Project on World Water Day at the Water is Life Film Festival. Changing Currents is an initiative to foster deeper, collective dialogue about water protection and its importance to tribal communities. The new video, produced in partnership with Oregon Environmental Council, features interviews with Native youth and…

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December 2021

2021 Business and Environment Forum – Less is More: a new mantra of water efficiency

December 7, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Online Webinar

REGISTER NOW! This year for our Business and Environment Forum series we are hosting two online events, one in December 2021 and another in March 2022! The first event is coming up, offering insights and discussion into the state of water efficiency. To paraphrase Will Rogers, the trouble with water is that they aren’t making any more of it. With Oregon’s population growing, the climate changing and 90% of the state in drought conditions, water efficiency – making the most…

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January 2022

If I had a billion dollars: how we can transform Oregon’s transportation future

January 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online Webinar

The federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) is sending nearly a billion dollars to Oregon, with more on the table in the form of grants. If the Build Back Better Act passes, Oregon could see even more transportation dollars. Some of the federal funds are tied to specific kinds of projects, such as repair and replacement of aging bridges, and some of the funds can be directed in different ways. For example, projects that are funded by these dollars…

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March 2022

Unlocking the Power of the Grid: Oregon’s Next Big Energy Opportunity

March 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Online Webinar

Join us, and other business and community leaders, for the next Business and Environment forum event, Unlocking the Power of the Grid: Oregon’s Next Big Energy Opportunity!  REGISTER HERE   Oregon is committed to “100% Clean” Electricity for All by 2040. But how do we get there? Getting to 100% clean will require more solar and wind for sure, but the transition invites us to reimagine our current system. This event will address tough questions like: How can we best…

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