|Audience at our first event — January 2016|
|Bill Bradbury (right)|
responds to a question
A video recording of Bill's talk has been edited and can be seen here:
Community Supported Solar (February 9, 2016)
|Dan Orzech and Jaimes Valdez|
|James and Dan look on as Jeff Bissonnette|
responds to a question
Portland Mayoral Candidates' Forum (February 17, 2016)
Let's Talk Climate, along with several other climate organizations, co-hosted a forum on environmental issues with candidates for Portland mayor. Oregon League of Conservation Voters organized the event.Climate Action Plan (March 8, 2016)
Michelle Crim and Bill Beamer summarized the City of Portland and Multnomah County Climate Action Plan which was recently revised. This sweeping plan with many defined actions is intended to reduce our emissions of greenhouse gasses, mitigate the impacts of climate change, and build resiliency for the future. Our conversations included discussion of the need for citizens to advocate with elected leaders to fully implement the plan.
Climate Organization Fair (April 12, 2016)
Representatives of eight climate organizations each spoke about their recent successes and plans for the near future. State Representative (46th House District) Alyssa Keny-Guyer moderated the panel. In her opening remarks, Representative Keny-Guyer discussed climate legislation in the recently completed short legislative session and bills expected to be introduced in the 2017 session.
Organizations represented were Oregon Environmental Council, Renew Oregon, 350PDX, Portland Rising Tide, Citizens Climate Lobby, Sierra Club, Oregon League of Conservation Voters, Oregon Interfaith Power and Light, and Oregon Climate.
Solidarity with Original Peoples on Climate Change (May 10, 2016)
Katherine Jesch, Barbara Dow, and ____ talked with us about a recent trip to meet with the Lummi Nation near Bellingham to learn about their efforts to assert treaty rights to fishing in order to halt permitting of a coal terminal at Cherry Point, at the mouth of the Nooksak River near Ferndale, WA. The US Army Corps of Engineers found that the impacts would not be de minimus and denied the permit just before out meeting. The presentation included discussion of ways to be effective allies to tribes as they assert their treaty rights.
The Rev. Katherine Jesch is a trip leader with the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice and was formerly a planner with the US Forest Service Columbia Gorge Scenic Area.
|People of the Lummi Nation protesting the proposed coal terminal at Cherry Point|