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Portland, Oregon gets a lot of attention for our strategic and efficient land-use planning and we are known as one of the greenest and most livable cities in the world. We've invested in and revitalized places like the Pearl District and Alberta, and they are highly desirable places to live, shop and eat. Portland is a city that strives for equitable and healthy communities, but are those goals tangible enough to get the work done? What will it take to move forward with projects like the Memorial Coliseum and Centennial Mills, which have been hot topics of discussion for decades? Brian Libby will moderate this program, while John Russell addresses these development issues and provides us with his ideas to keep development moving forward in our city, while keeping Portland's values intact. Published on Jan 16, 2013 by City Club of Portland.
A heartfelt message from the Amazon rainforest communities in Ecuador to new Chevron CEO John Watson: "We don't want to continue dying of cancer." This video message appeals for Chevron to clean up its massive contamination of the Ecuadorian Amazon that has devastated the environment and continues to cause widespread cancer, birth defects, and other ailments. (published in Jan 2010)
The Other Inconvenient Truth: How Agriculture is Changing the Face of Our Planet by Jonathan Foley, director of the Institute on the Environment (IonE) at the University of the Minnesota and leader of the IonE’s Global Landscapes Initiative. Foley’s work focuses on complex global environmental systems and their interactions with human societies.
We typically think of climate change as the biggest environmental issue we face today. But maybe it's not? In this presentation, Jonathan Foley shows how agriculture and land use are maybe a bigger culprit in the global environment, and could grow even larger as we look to feed over 9 billion people in the future.
Bill McKibben encourages us to join the flight to stop the tar sands oil pipeline.
Reducing demand for oil is the best way to improve our energy security. U.S. demand for oil has been declining since 2007. New fuel-efficiency standards mean that this trend will continue once the economy gets back on track. In fact, the Energy Deptartment report on KeystoneXL found that decreasing demand through fuel efficiency is the only way to reduce mid-east oil imports with or without the pipeline. (September 9, 2011)
Instructional, how it is done...After being made available on YouTube it was re-classified as "private" by the company.
We are leaving a link to it on EarthSayers in the event the company changes its mind and makes it available once again.
In order to maximize the production potential for a natural gas well, the shale formation must be hydraulically fractured. This video outlines and demonstrates the hydraulic fracturing process in Chesapeake Energy natural gas operations. For more information on fracking, visit www.hydraulicfracturing.com.
Here is a news/personal story about spills from a Chesapeak Energy drilling site and contamination of private and public natural resources.
Here is our January 1, 2013 article on Fracking in our blog, Sustainability Adovate.
Part 1 of 2 Rob Bennett is the founding executive director of the Portland Sustainability Institute (PoSI). Rob talks about his journey starting with his early involvement as a community organizer and leadership of the Green Building program in Portland, Oregon. He continues to work at the intersection of the environment, community social justice, and built form. For more videos on Portland's sustainability progress, visit Portland Sustainability Leadership channel on YouTube.
Mary Vogel, planner and urban designer in Portland, Oregon talks about how she became an advocate and community developer starting with her first job in Washington, D.C. through to her current work and vision, to use every little piece of our landscape to regenerate the planet with a special emphasis on native plants.
For more videos on Portland's sustainability progress, visit Portland Sustainability Leadership channel on YouTube.
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