Pre-Academy Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service—Vancouver Area

Register for a Plant for the Planet Academy in Portland or Vancouver, then, for a few hours of fun and service, join us on MLK Day, Monday, January 18, 2016, to pick up a shovel and meet Climate Justice Ambassador Miko Vergun! In Vancouver, near the Columbia River, join Columbia Springs from 9am – 12pm at Columbia Springs, 12208…… Continue reading Pre-Academy Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service—Vancouver Area

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Pre-Academy Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service—Portland Area

Register for a Plant for the Planet Academy in Portland or Vancouver, then, for a few hours of fun and service, join us on MLK Day, Monday, January 18, 2016, (refreshments included) to pick up a shovel and meet Climate Justice Ambassador Isaac Vergun! Just south of Portland, join Friends of Trees from 9am – 1pm…… Continue reading Pre-Academy Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service—Portland Area

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The Awesome Work and Poetry of Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner

Welcome to the Climate Change Recovery Fan Page for Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner 🙂   “Dear Matafele Peinem” I have adapted her poem for my own family and hope some day to share it here.   And, “Tell Them”: http://www.democracynow.org/embed/story/2015/12/2/marshall_islands_poet_to_the_un Please do. And, if you would like help locating earrings and baskets like she describes in her…… Continue reading The Awesome Work and Poetry of Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner

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Registering for the Academy on Saturday, January 23, 2016 in Vancouver at Columbia Springs

We’re so happy–and sad–to announce that space in the Vancouver Academy is now closed, filled to overflowing! Please consider attending the Portland Academy–this can be an excused absence from school if you are not in the Portland School district. Please contact vergun @alumni.stanford.edu if you have any questions. Come play and learn with us in…… Continue reading Registering for the Academy on Saturday, January 23, 2016 in Vancouver at Columbia Springs

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Portland City Council Passed the Resolution Banning New Fossil Fuel Projects Forever!

On this amazing and historic day, November 12, 2015, the Portland City Council passed the resolution we had all been working for 5 to 0 in favor!! Thank you, Mayor Hales and Council Members Fritz, Novick, Salzman, and Fish! Here are the last two pieces of testimony before the vote, by Miko and Isaac Vergun, Climate…… Continue reading Portland City Council Passed the Resolution Banning New Fossil Fuel Projects Forever!

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The First Oregon Plant for the Planet Academy—July 28, 2015

Climate Change for Families and Plant for the Planet Begin to Start U.S. Academies beyond Washington State! Tuesday, July 28, 2015 marked the first Academy in the U.S. that took place outside of Washington State. It happened in Portland, Oregon as part of an Interfaith Camp called Abraham’s Tent in which Jewish, Christian, and Muslim…… Continue reading The First Oregon Plant for the Planet Academy—July 28, 2015

Meeting Senator Merkley!

We were so glad to find out that Senator Merkley was joining us at University Park in Portland for the sHell No! rally put on by 350PDX! Oregon Public Broadcasting and Amelia Templeton did a great piece about this which included a photo of Isaac talking with Senator Merkley about Isaac’s campaign to get the…… Continue reading Meeting Senator Merkley!

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