October Chapter Meeting- tomorrow!
October 20, 6:30 pm.

Connect with other members in our climate community. Get updates from our committees and how to get involved, share the projects you are working on, learn how 24 Hours of Reality went, and discuss the upcoming election actions to get out the vote.

Direct link to the zoom meeting below.


Decarbonize HVAC & Refrigeration with 'Guaranteed Energy Saving' Contracts

Thursday, October 22, 2-3 pm.

Offered at no cost by our Business Working Group Lead, Kate Gaertner, Founder of TripleWin Advisory:

Bruce Nagy will be in conversation with Olivier Matte, an engineer and heating, cooling and water system expert from Ecosystem. Ecosystem works with companies on upgrade projects under ‘guaranteed energy savings’ contracts. Bruce and Olivier will talk shop and highlight several case studies including:
  • a new system at North America’s largest chocolate plant, which allows the company to repurpose cocoa bean husks to reduce waste, greenhouse gas emissions, disposal and fuel costs
  • a cost-containment upgrade solution for the world’s most infamous architectural white elephant, the Montreal Olympic Stadium.
Join Bruce and Olivier on 10/22 to learn more about Ecosystem's 'guaranteed energy savings' contracts and how they can be leveraged at your company.
Webinar Host: Bruce Nagy, TripleWin’s Energy + Efficiency Practice Lead.
Guest: Olivier Matte, Ecosystem's engineer and heating, cooling and water system expert

Register now and share with your business groups!

Get involved with OR Climate Legislation

To stay up to date, we recommend joining this email listserv used to coordinate advocates on the rulemaking and implementation of the Oregon Climate Action Plan (Executive Order 20-04). This googlegroup will share communications, policy, and public comment period updates across all issue areas of OCAP. For more information or to be added to this group, please contact Nora Apter at noraa@oeconline.org or Zach Baker at zachariah.baker@climatesolutions.org.

News from the Climate Education Team

The Climate Reality Project, Portland Chapter is a partner with the Vision 2030 Climate Education team and it’s shaping up to be an exciting and busy October! Our Vision 2030 Core Team Meetings are scheduled for the first and third Wednesday of the month, at 5:00pm. Let me know if you’re interested in participating with us and I’ll send you the details, all are welcome. Please also note the following:
  • Additional Core Team Meetings (5:00pm): October 21, Nov 4th, Nov 18th, December 2, December 16, Jan 6, Jan 20
  • October 22nd, 2-3:30pm: Full Vision 2030 Team Meeting. Twice a year the Vision 2030 Team meets as a full team to share with partners and friends. Join us to meet members from BPS, Metro, Forth, Solar Oregon and other organizations.
  • December 2nd: First ever tri-county Climate Career Summit hosted in partnership with PPS and others.
  • Outreach & planning for several events in Washington County - dates TBD
Please feel free to email me around any of these events that are of interest to you.
— Lynn Merrick, FacilitatorVision 2030 TeamClimate Reality Leader, Miami, 2015
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Getting out the Vote: we're almost there!

Tonight, at 2 pm PST, Climate Reality is hosting a webinar! We'll be joined by some incredible Climate Reality Leaders and guest speakers who will share their own voting stories, why they're voting (many of them for the first time!), and how they've experienced voter suppression.
In the meantime, be sure your networks have secured their plan to vote by using this tool, and plug in to all the Climate Reality actions by using our texting tool, Outreach Circle.

Thank you to everyone who wrote letters. If you would like to stay involved with this, email us at climaterealityportland@gmail.com and we can plan another session. Or look at how you can text bank as we have less than a month for action on the most important climate action we can take!

Volunteer with our Chapter

We are looking for help with specific needs. Let us know if one of these projects aligns with your skills and experience! Please email us at climaterealityportland@gmail.com and we will work with you!

Our Committees

We have Climate Legislation, Climate Education in Schools, Business Working Group, Presentations Working Group, Climate-Friendly Food, Plastic Reduction, and Social Justice.

Thank you to everyone who filled out the interest form to let us know which committees you are interested in (or let us know if there is a climate solution you would like to be involved in that is not listed). Please do fill it out if you haven't yet. We will be in touch!