We can all play a part in reducing climate change. There are five areas of focus in Portland CAN. This table focuses on Food Choices. Three waste prevention strategies: meal planning and shopping lists to buy only what is needed; proper storage to keep food fresh and tasty; and ways to make sure food at home is eaten before going to waste.
The event will have tables for 350, Oregon Environmental Council, and possibly Renew Oregon. This would be a great opportunity to spread the good word from the City’s perspective.
Let’s Talk Climate will host Mayor Ted Wheeler in a Climate Action Town Hall on Thursday, March 16th at 7 p.m. in TaborSpace, 5441 SE Belmont St., Portland. Climate stability and preparedness were key topics during the 2016 election campaign and Portland citizens elected a mayor who has made climate action a top priority.
Portland’s Climate Action Plan calls for significant commitment from many of the city bureaus in order to prepare for the inevitable impacts of climate change. Hotter summers, more flooding, new levels of uncertainty – these are some of the predictions for the coming decades in Portland. This town hall offers an opportunity to hear from city officials as they consider climate action steps in the immediate future. How will the bureaus meet these new goals? How will the mayor set priorities? How can citizens contribute to help mitigate climate impacts?
The mayor will speak briefly, followed by comments by senior staff, with plenty of time for questions and answers in a town hall format. Guests include: Ted Wheeler, Portland City Mayor; Michael Armstrong, Senior Climate Planner, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability; Leah Treat, Director, Portland Bureau of Transportation; and Nathan Howard, senior policy advisor to the mayor.
This event is free and open to the public; donations gratefully accepted to help defray expenses. Attendees are asked to sign up on Eventbrite (https://mayortownhall.eventbrite.com). We expect a big crowd so come early to get a seat.