Gina Binole, GBM Communications
When it comes to “sustainability-related” news, this past weekend was kind of a bummer.
First, I read that the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surpassed a dreaded milestone, reaching levels not seen on earth since the Pliocene Epoch. That was about three million years ago, when the climate was decent enough for the likes of mastodons and saber-toothed cats, not necessarily present-day humans.
Even though several days have passed since the May 2 Sustainable Practices Raising Net Growth Conference held by UO’s Net Impact chapter, we are still teeming with enthusiasm.
Along Northwest Couch Street near First Avenue last Thursday, pedestrians went out of their way to approach the curious-looking sports car parked across from the University of Oregon’s White Stag building.
When the Portland-based International Society of Sustainability Professionals convenes Tuesday in Chicago for the group's ISSP Conference 2013, attendees can expect an earful from Rob Dietz.
Ashley Henry and Jana Gastellum
Chin up, Rip City, we’ve got some good news for you.
Though the Portland Trail Blazers missed the playoffs this year, they’ve given us something to cheer about by providing leadership off the court on an issue that affects us all: global warming.