Sustainability

HAND Green Team Strategy Session: Thursday, April 23

Campaign for a Carbon Neutral Neighborhood
Join the HAND Green Team for a strategy round table on…

Thursday, 4/23, 6PM

at Southeast Uplift
3534 SE Main Portland, OR

(Coinciding with the SEUL open house)

Do you have an idea for neighborhood sustainability project? Want to learn more about what we’ve been working on? Come share your ideas or get involved with an ongoing initiative.

* Neighborhood mapping for resource/skills sharing
* Water+food security
* Local agriculture and composting
* Transportation
* Information packet (for street fair, National Night Out, etc.)
* Bull Run Watershed tour

For more information, or to suggest a topic for discussion in advance, please email ethan@handpdx.org

HAND Sustainability Meeting, Tuesday 3/31

Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood Development Association (HAND)
Sustainability Meeting & Discussion

Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 7:00 PM
St. Philip Neri Church Paulist Center 2408 SE 16th Avenue (and Division)

Join the discussion on neighborhood sustainability projects and concerns…
…share your ideas and expertise!

Agenda

7:00PM
Water

Mt. Tabor Reservoir and EPA mandates (more info)
Tabor to the River (map)
Bull Run Watershed tour! – planning and signup

7:30PM
Food Security
Neighborhood Composting project
Urban agriculture

8:00PM
Transition Towns and Neighborhood Sustainability
Raising awareness locally
What has been accomplished so far – the Coalition for a Carbon Neutral Neighborhood framework
Partnering with nearby neighborhood associations
Next steps: brainstorming, block organizing, communication, etc.

8:30PM
Open Discussion
Please bring your ideas and dreams to discuss with your community.

SE Clay Green Street Open House!

clay_green_street_mapThursday, April 2, 2009
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Olympic Mills Conference Center (formerly the B&O Building)
First Floor Common Areas
107 SE Washington Avenue
Portland, OR 97214

The City of Portland has completed concept designs of the SE Clay Green Street Project. Get information about how this project will manage stormwater along SE Clay Street between Water Avenue and SE 12th Avenue, and how these improvements will enhance pedestrian, bicycle, and motorist safety, creating a route to the river, while maintaining the business and freight needs of the Central Eastside Industrial District.

Come by to review final Route to the River concept designs, talk with project staff, and enjoy refreshments. This project is a collaborative effort between several city bureaus and members of the community.

Get more information at www.portlandonline.com/sustainablestormwater or call Alice Meyers at 503-823-7914.

Benefits of Trees Workshop

Persuasion and the Benefits of Urban Trees
A free 3-hour workshop
March 30, 2009
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Location:
Northwest Natural
220 NW 2nd Ave.
4th Floor Conference Room
Portland, Oregon

Geoffrey Donovan, USFS researcher, will quickly cover dozens of recent studies, translating them into layman’s terms and pointing out the highlights and limitations of each. Continue reading “Benefits of Trees Workshop”

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