Tanner Springs Park

MIKE HOUCK

Tanner Springs Park in Portland, Oregon

Vote No on 26-156 for your wallet and the climate

Cross-posted from Sustainable Business Oregon

Drive, bike, or walk through downtown, the South Waterfront, or just about any neighborhood in Portland, and you'll notice eco-roofs, green streets, and other natural infrastructure projects. These enhancements bring multiple economic benefits to Portland, provide valuable tools to help fight climate change, and have city planners around the globe rethinking what is possible in an urban landscape.

Unfortunately, future success in natural infrastructure may be in real jeopardy if Portlanders pass Measure 26-156 on May 20.

Read more over at Sustainable Business Oregon.

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, Climate Solutions

Jenna is a former staff member at Climate Solutions, where she provided the Strategic Innovation team with research on and analysis of the pathways to a low carbon future. She also coordinated Climate Solutions' Knowledge Management.

Jenna’s career spans 18 years in the environmental field, with extensive experience leading collaborative efforts, as well as creating and advocating for public policy. She hails from California and received her BA in Environmental Sciences with an emphasis on Natural Resources Management from UC Santa Barbara in 1994. After working as a land use policy planner for Santa Barbara County and as the Community Affairs Director for the Environmental Defense Center in CA, Jenna headed north to the University of Oregon, where she attained an MS in Environmental Studies & Graduate Certificate in Not-for-Profit Management in 2006. After graduate school, she directed stewardship and outreach activities for an Oregon watershed council, and worked to advance sustainable building practices for the City of Eugene, where she developed and managed the City's Green Building Incentive Program.

When not working, she likes to play outside, listen to live music, and explore new places.