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Events happening in our Oregon Community!

I wanted to mention a few events coming up from other climate and environmental organizations across Oregon. Climate Solutions has maintained a focus on regional climate energy policy work. Still, we’d like to take this opportunity to lift the efforts of other organizations that focus on a wide range of issues, from environmental justice to conservation. Climate Solutions isn't formally involved with all these events, but they are happening near you! We appreciate you all for engaging in the climate movement in whatever capacity!

PCEF Climate Investment Plan Logo

What: PCEF Unveils Climate Investment Plan

Who: Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund (PCEF)

When: Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Where: TBD, Portland City Council Meeting.

General Info: The Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund’s inaugural five-year Climate Investment Plan (CIP) will guide how $750 million in PCEF funds will achieve major greenhouse gas reductions in ways that advance racial and social justice over the next five years. The City Council will consider the CIP for adoption. For more information, click here.

Lake Oswego EV and home fair event details

What: Electric Home and Vehicle Fair

Who: Lake Oswego Sustainability Network

When: Saturday, September 23, 2023, from 10am to 2 pm

Where: Lake Oswego United Methodist Church, 1855 South Shore Blvd, Lake Oswego, OR 97034

General Info: This event will feature a wide variety of Electric Vehicles, home appliances, and even how to apply tax credits and rebates to electrify your home and vehicles! This event is open to the public. For more info on the schedule and exhibitors, click here.

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What: 2023 CUB Energy Policy Conference

Who: Oregon Citizens’ Utility Board

When: Friday, October 6, 2023 (all day)

Where: Left Bank Annex, 101 N Weidler St, Portland, OR 97227

General Info: The CUB Energy Policy Conference is designed as a day of discussion, networking, and sharing diverse perspectives. This conference is ideal for community groups, regulators, advocates, utility representatives, attorneys, or those interested in our region’s energy industry. Learn more and register here.

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What: Electrify Portland! Home Electrification Fair

Who: Electrify PDX

When: Saturday, October 7, 2023, from 11 am to 3 pm

Where: The Redd, 831 SE Salmon St, Portland, OR 97214

General Info: The Electrify Portland! Home Electrification Fair is a free, festive, one-day event for homeowners and renters ready to start transitioning their homes from gas (or old electric) to efficient electric. 

The Redd’s main hall, demonstration kitchen, conference room, and parking lot will be filled with product demonstrations, contractor introductions, kid activities, and tasty treats. Gather practical tips on how to electrify your home, including incentives to help cover the cost! This public event kicks off Portland’s Sustainable Building Week, which will conclude with Solar Oregon’s October 14th home tour. Get your free ticket by clicking here!

Author Bio

Juan M. Muñoz Jiménez
Juan M. Muñoz Jiménez

Oregon Communications Manager, Climate Solutions

Juan M. Muñoz Jiménez was born in Dayton, Ohio, half-raised in the Midwest and half in his native home of Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Juan’s love for the outdoors brought him to the southwest after completing his MBA in marketing and international business at Wright State University. He has seven years of communications and marketing experience with affordable housing and environmental education nonprofits in New Mexico.  A recent transplant to the northwest, at Climate Solutions, Juan works with the Communications team and coalitions partners to push forward action on climate change in the state of Oregon.

In his free time, he volunteers for organizations like Latino Outdoors, to push for more outdoor equity in the Latino communities and enjoys fishing, archery and Judo.