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April 1 - April 30, 2021

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  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Climate Resilience Learn about 'Green Gentrification'
    Cities and towns need to plan for climate change. How can your city or town make its climate action plans equitable and socially just?

    Kate Green's avatar
    Kate Green 4/30/2021 7:32 PM
    A climate plan that factors in the long term safety for those in vulnerable locations/situations would be one way to add some equity and social justice to the equation.  
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Accelerating Solutions Advocate For More Packaging Options
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

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    Kate Green 4/28/2021 7:38 AM
    The earth is our only home, so we must consider how our every action and choice helps or harms it. We must take care to leave a healthy planet for our unknown descendants and those of the elephants, redwoods, and hummingbirds and...

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    Henry Qua 4/27/2021 6:11 PM

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    Henry Qua 4/27/2021 6:11 PM
    On April 22nd, I was successfully gave a 15 minutes Solar Photovoltaics System presentation of the Solar PV Panels on the roof of my house to the City of Portland Green Team and Employees.

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    Virginia Bowers 4/27/2021 11:22 AM
    Have you all seen Big Little Farm?  An amazing documentary about a couple that turn a run down farm into an thriving farm in harmony with nature, using nature as a template
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Learn More about Silvopasture
    Had you heard of the term "silvopasture" before now? After learning more about it, what do you think is the biggest advantage of silvopasture?

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    Kathy Robertson 4/27/2021 9:56 AM
    This is the first time I heard of silvopasture.  After learning about it I wonder why more big farms don't incorporate silvopasture.  I think the biggest advantages are two crops and less environmental problems.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Support Local Food Systems
    Dependable fresh food, supporting local farmers and building resilient communities are just a few benefits of local food systems. Which of these (or other) advantages inspire you the most?

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    Kathy Robertson 4/23/2021 11:54 AM
    I started eating a plant based diet a few years ago so dependable fresh food is very inspiring.  I also like getting to know the local farmers.  Tomorrow one of the farmers is bringing me a grape plant and will tell me how to successfully grow it.

    • Kate Green's avatar
      Kate Green 4/28/2021 7:40 AM
      Yes! We are so fortunate to have so many excellent farmer's markets in our region!
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Watch a Video about Methane Digesters
    What does your vision of a sustainable community look like? What would need to be changed in order for such vision to become reality?

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    Kate Green 4/23/2021 7:53 AM
    My vision for a sustainable community is one that has a circular flow, where materials are reused and repurposed on a continual loop. 

    One change needed to make this a reality would be to halt all single-use packaging and to develop a robust reusable container approach. 

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    Kathy Robertson 4/22/2021 8:25 AM
    Learned about Green Gentrification and the social impacts it can have.

    • Kate Green's avatar
      Kate Green 4/28/2021 7:42 AM
      We need to be more mindful and consider the impacts of our actions. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Tend A Garden
    Have you ever had a significant experience in nature that altered your perspective or focus? If so, please describe it.

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    Kate Green 4/22/2021 7:20 AM
    Everyday! The beauty and wonder of the world invigorates and delights me!