Clean Air Warriors: Gregory Sotir

Gregory Sotir, Cully Air Action Team  Strategy: regulating the regulators As part of the Cully Air Action Team , Gregory Sotir will be the first to tell you that the Cully neighborhood is one of the...

Clean Air Warriors: Jessica Applegate

Jessica Applegate, Eastside Portland Air Coalition  Strategy: upsetting the paradigm of passive citizen involvement "If you had asked a few years ago if she ever imagined being an environmental activist, Jessica Applegate might have laughed out...

Clean Air Warriors: Akash Singh

Akash Singh, Community Organizer, Neighbors for Clean Air Strategy: make policy personal Neighbors for Clean Air advocates for stronger air quality standards in the Portland area. As a community organizer with NCA, Akash Singh is...

Clean Air Warriors: Greg Bourget

Greg Bourget, Executive Director and Lead Researcher, Portland Clean Air Strategy: directly regulating polluters with data Greg Bourget cut his teeth in the Earth First! movement, and its decentralized and mission-focused philosophy informs all the work...

Clean Air Warriors: Beven Byrnes

Beven Byrnes, Volunteer Spokesperson, Portland North Harbor Neighbors Volunteer Spoke Neighborhood Group Spokesperson Coordinator, Portland Clean Air Strategy: linking communities affected by air toxics to build strength in numbers. The next time you meet someone who...

Multnomah County Drainage District Prepares Us To Get Levee-Ready

by Jessica Rojas, NECN The Multnomah County Drainage District (MCDD), located between NE Columbia Blvd and Marine Drive, is a system of four districts, charged with the objective of protecting lives and property from flooding....

Boise-Eliot Neighborhoods Offered Some “Releaf” for Their Distressed Trees

by Jessica Rojas, NECN The Albina ReLeaf project is the first program of its kind in Portland, according to the Albina Neighborhood Tree Team (ANTT), and it has already served as a model for other...

Northeast History: Shaped by Water, Drawn by Hand

By Mischa Webley, NECN Staff Writer You wouldn’t know it today, but if you walk down the 15th Avenue hill near Prescott Street, you are skirting the edge of a massive geological event. This humble...

Our River, Our Future

by Mischa Webley, NECN Staff Writer The same year that the Environmental Protection Agency designated an 11-mile section of the Willamette River a toxic Superfund site, Donovan Smith was a grade schooler in Northeast Portland....

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