Taborspace to host an informational gathering on Portland City/County Climate Action Plan March 8, 7 p.m.
On Tuesday, March 8, Michele Crim, Climate Action Program Manager for the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, will speak about the City/County Climate Action Plan, with an emphasis on implementation of the plan’s goals.
The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the monthly series “Let’s Talk Climate,” held at Tabor Space, SE 54th and Belmont, at 7:00 p.m. In order to facilitate planning, participants are encouraged to register at http://tinyurl.com/Climate-Action-Goals-PDX or by sending an e-mail to .
Portland prides itself on being a global leader in addressing climate change at the local level. Last summer, the City of Portland and Multnomah County jointly passed an updated Climate Action Plan, which is referenced with these words:
“Together with other West Coast cities, Portland is committed to meeting the inter-connected challenges of economic prosperity, housing affordability, climate change, and building a city where families and businesses can thrive today and in the future. Our results to date – a 14% total reduction in carbon emissions – are due to the individual actions of thousands of residents, businesses and organization.” Susan Anderson, Director of the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.
Let’s learn more about this sweeping plan for action. How will it affect our lives, our health, our work, and our choices? How can we personally take action to help in the implementation of this plan? What unique role can local government play in building a low carbon community and responding to the effects of climate change? To read the entire plan or a summary of it, go here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/66993.
Michele Crim is the staff member of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability who took this plan to all the government offices and agencies involved in its final passage. There will be ample opportunity for questions and responses from the audience. This event is co-sponsored by Let’s Talk Climate, the Oregon Environmental Council, and 350PDX. Contributions to help defray costs will be gratefully accepted.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Limited parking available, additional free street parking. Carpooling recommended. Bike parking available. Trimet bus line 15.