Join Columbia Land Trust and the Portland Clean Energy Fund for a community conversation on opportunities that respond to climate change and support social and racial justice efforts
As Columbia Land Trust seeks to develop projects that address the climate crisis and support our equity commitments, it’s important to learn from local, successful models that are helping light the way forward.
Join us for a community conversation as we explore and begin to understand opportunities that respond to climate change and support social and racial justice efforts. We will be joined by Anissa Pemberton and Damon Motz Storey of the Portland Clean Energy Fund Coalition (PCEF) and ask the question: what does a human-centered approach to conservation look like? We’ll learn more about the current status of PCEF, and the way Portland communities of color are paving a way forward to a more just and inclusive climate change response. This conversation will be moderated by Dez Ramirez, Community Engagement Manager at Columbia Land Trust.
The Portland Clean Energy Fund was the first ever environmental measure in Oregon history created and led by communities of color. The goal: to create a more clean and just environment with voices from frontline communities at the center of the conversation. Two years into the measure being passed by Portland voters, the Portland Clean Energy Fund now prepares to award funding to dozens of small businesses, non-profits, affordable housing advocates, and environmental organizations this fall for local clean energy initiatives, green infrastructure and sustainable agriculture, workforce development and job creation. A huge local step toward a more inclusive climate movement, PCEF is an effort coming out of the Pacific Northwest that could influence nationwide efforts and strategies around climate action and solutions.