PYCC speaking up for Portland's trees!

Do you value Portland’s trees? Come join the Portland Youth Climate Council (PYCC) tomorrow, on September 11th to address weaknesses in the Portland Tree Code!

If you or I want to cut down a tree, we must pay a fee to acquire a permit. Owners of commercial and industrial land do not. That means they are allowed - by the City - to cut down trees whenever they want without protection for those trees. We will be asking the city to change this.

We will also be addressing an amendment adopted in 2016 that puts higher protections on older trees. Unfortunately, this amendment is set to expire (or “sunset”) in December of this year. We want the city to continue this protection indefinitely.

Please join PYCC in support of our testimony during the public comment period. Spread the word because individually we are just trees, but together we can make a forest!

The city gives us a 3 min slot to speak promptly at 9:30 am, so please arrive early. The trees need you! WEAR GREEN! See details on Facebook too and share.

Climate Legislation: Where do we go from here?

NOTE: New Venue & day of the week! Please sign up for tickets....

Our September Climate Reality Project Portland Chapter event focuses on Climate Legislation: How do we get it passed in Oregon and nationally?

Featuring three great speakers: Mark Gamba, Milwaukie Mayor, with Dylan Kruse, Director of Government Affairs & Program Strategy for Sustainable Northwest and Shilpa Joshi, Coalition Director for Renew Oregon.

The theme of this event is "How do we get the Clean Energy Jobs Bill passed by the Oregon Legislature short 2020 session?" Mayor Mark Gamba will share why he supports the Green New Deal as the best way to address the climate crisis on the federal level.

Come at 6 pm for socializing. Pizza and drinks are available for purchase. Our program starts promptly at 6:30 pm. Limited seats available: please RSVP.

Come at 6 pm for socializing, pizza and drinks available for purchase. Our program starts at 6:30 pm. We will be requiring tickets (FREE) due to the capacity of the space. Please share with others!

Monday, September 16, 2019 / 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Chapel Theater 4107 SE Harrison Street,
Milwaukie, OR 97222

No fee to attend, but donations gratefully accepted to defray event costs. Sign up here!

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September 20, 10:30 am.

Please join us! All our local climate groups, especially youth will be there. Look for our banner and we will plan a gathering place soon. This is from the organizers:

Our world and our future is demanding the attention of our society and those in positions in power.
On September 20th, 2019 the young people are coming together with the adults of our world to show our government the people want change.

The dangers of fossils fuels are being ignored by big oil companies and political leaders, destroying our future and the right to life, liberty, land, and the pursuit of happiness.
Join us to demand change NOW, too!

10:30 AM: Arrive at City Hall
12:00 PM: Leave City Hall
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM: March to Eastbank Esplanade by OMSI
1:30 PM: Arrive at Eastbank Esplanade by OMSI

RSVP here for updates and more details -> http://bit.ly/pdxclimatestrike
Share the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/497186087772656/

See what's going on over Oregon (and find resources to spread the word) -> climatestrikeoregon.org

Volunteer on the day! --> https://forms.gle/Cd58jBAPi9mKbwhd6

Want to support the strike? Donate here! -> https://www.gofundme.com/f/portland-youth-climate-strike-2019

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