trash cans at Clean Camp

Nonprofit Forms to Provide Garbage Service to Unhoused Residents in 3-Month Pilot Project

Inspired by the “hygiene stations” the City of Portland provides, the Clean Camp project gives homeless campers the ability to keep their area clean by providing basic dumpster services.
A couple and their dog pose with a bucket full of trash they collected through AdoptOneBlock

AdoptOneBlock: Bringing Portlanders together to clean up their favorite places

It really is fast and easy: enter your address at www.adoptoneblock.org, choose a block, and order the clean up supplies -- all delivered within a week or two via Amazon.

Join the Portland Harbor Superfund Site Collaborative Group!

We are looking to recruit community members for the Portland Harbor Superfund Site Collaborative Group! The Site’s website is here.  What is the Collaborative...

Cleaner Air Law Ramps Up with Industrial Emissions Testing at Columbia Steel

By NECN Staff Columbia Steel, Google Maps Two years after the Cleaner Air Oregon law’s passage -- mandating the scrutiny of industrial air quality statewide...

Volunteers sought to support nature patches at local parks

Portland Parks & Recreation and the Bureau of Environmental Services are collaborating at Irving Park to create nature patches and rain gardens that will capture rainwater, foster habitat for wildlife, and add...

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...

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