3 ways to cope with the smoke
If you live west of the Cascades in the Pacific Northwest, you likely woke up yesterday to an awful late-summer surprise (if you weren't under wildfire threat already): a blanket of unhealthy wildfire smoke.
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Finding Climate Justice in the Fight for Transit Equity

Oregon's transit justice movement is critical to the success of our climate movement.

Game on for Bold Climate Action

In December 2014, 37 local elected leaders from across Washington State sent a clear statement of support for bold state action on climate change and clean energy. New Energy Cities is helping local officials advance clean energy in the 2015 state legislative session.

Smart grid and solar

How to make friends and influence people on smart grid

Attention mid-career workers and graduate students in the Portland-metro area: there is still time to register for an engaging course series called

Washington State Capitol Building

Time for Local Climate Action in WA State

The 2015 Washington State Legislature gets underway in Olympia, and local officials across Washington are ready.

Getting Serious about Reducing Carbon Emissions

Elected officials from King County and 12 cities commit to an ambitious carbon reduction agenda for 2015.

Senators Ron Wyden (left) and Jeff Merkley

Oregon’s Senators want what we want: less pollution, more clean energy

Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden are calling for stronger carbon pollution reduction targets in the Clean Power Plan.

Night time at the Shoreline city limits

Art and Science: Carbon-Cutting in Shoreline, WA

On-the-ground urban carbon reduction strategies are essential with or without carbon pricing, as they are the bricks-and-mortar pathways to a low-carbon future.

A modern energy system for a changing climate

It's time for Northwest utilities to improve coordination of our region’s flexible generation through an Energy Imbalance Market (EIM).

Oregon businesses declare: climate progress is our priority

Over 70 businesses have signed onto the Oregon Business Climate Declaration.

Divest. Separate. Win.

Divestment is more than a tactic in the climate battle. In a broad sense, it’s the whole game. Because, by itself, the fossil fuel industry does not have enough money or power to stop climate solutions. It only wins by continuously taking our money, and our power, and using them against us.

Revolution Required: Climate, Energy, and the Road Through Paris

Come join Climate Solutions' very own Ross Macfarlane as he outlines the reasons we need a complete transformation of our energy system over the next several decades, and how local and state leadership can play a critical role. “Revolution Required: Climate, Energy, and the Road through Paris” illustrates climate‘s effects east of the Cascades and what the means for the future. Doors open at 6:30 PM for no-host refreshments and the presentation begins at 7:00 PM. Admission by donation.

The Seattle Go Green! Conference

The 7th annual GoGreen Seattle Conference, is a one-day, interactive learning experience featuring tactical how-tos, a solutions-centered deep dive into new ways of thinking, and a showcase of regional business leaders and their success stories. With a distinct platform of bringing together leaders from across industries, GoGreen builds viable networks and cross-pollinates sustainability best practices throughout the regional business community. 

350.org PDX Road through Paris - Portland March for Climate Justice

SAVE THE DATE: December 12th, the day after the UN Paris Climate Talks end, people all across the world are taking to the streets to make sure the people, not the politicians, have the last word. Regardless of what gets decided in Paris, we know that climate leadership is coming from the ground up with the grassroots and cities leading the way.

In Portland, things are shaping up for a great event!

The Path to Urban Carbon Reduction

The international climate talks are a moment in time for forward-looking urban leaders to demonstrate the collective political will they have amassed for bold climate action, and to show how far they have already come in reducing carbon emissions.

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Building Diverse Coalitions beyond Climate

Urban leaders are increasingly aligning their carbon reduction and clean energy agendas with other important community priorities—such as air quality, transportation, social equity, economic development, and climate change resilience. In doing so, they forge stronger and more diverse coalitions for climate action.  

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