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Cottonwood Bay Clean Up – Saturday April 26th 10-1

Posted by on Apr 26, 2014 in Sustainability |

Cottonwood Bay is a small bay in the South Waterfront district. My kids spend a great deal of time here with their school. Southwest Charter School is partnering up with Solv to give the bay an earth day clean up. We’ll be heading down there to do our part soon. This event was organized by the 8th grade students. I’m proud to be a part of this...

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Communities of Practices: Food Equity

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 in Social Justice, Sustainability |

Food has the ability to nourish us, feed us, and even heal us. But is our relationship with food healthy? We will explore our relationship to food on a personal and societal level and discuss questions like: How sustainable and equitable is our food system? What is healthy food? Are we connected with the food we eat? How can we honor and celebrate our food?...

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Bioregional Confluence at PSU

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in Educational Equity, Justice System, Social Justice, Sustainability |

We often describe where we live by arbitrary political borders. Instead we could define our home by watersheds, plants, soils, rocks, and culture. With this ecological framework, we can also explore how we relate, organize, and celebrate each other and the environment we are part of. To learn more about bioregions, join the first annual Cascadia Rising:...

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Forest Engagement with Bark

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Sustainability |

This week I went out to the forest with the local organization Bark. They are an amazing group dedicated to preserving and protecting the Mt. Hood National Forest. My class spent time in second growth stands last cut 80 years ago and in stands that were subject to logging four years ago. The picture shows the continued impact of these practices on the...

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