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Tell City Council Portland Wants 100% Renewable Energy

On Thursday, June 1 the City of Portland and Multnomah County will introduce resolutions to transition to 100% renewable energy! Attend the Portland City Council hearing on Thursday June 1, 2017 at 2 p.m. or submit comments online to show your support for Mayor Ted Wheeler and Commissioner Chloe Eudaly who are championing this resolution and help ensure it remains intact as industry fights to weaken it.

On Thursday, June 1 the City of Portland and Multnomah County will introduce resolutions to transition to 100% renewable energy!

Attend the Portland City Council hearing on Thursday June 1, 2017 at 2 p.m. to show your support for Mayor Ted Wheeler and Commissioner Chloe Eudaly who are championing this resolution and help ensure it remains intact as industry fights to weaken it.   

The 100% renewable energy resolution is a critical step in combating climate change at a local and regional level while also working to create sustainable local economies. By promoting renewable energy technologies and ending our reliance on carbon emitting fossil fuels, this resolution takes steps towards creating a healthier and more equitable community. If passed, Portland and Multnomah County’s would continue to hold the position as climate leaders, building on their joint Climate Action Plan and the City of Portland's pledge to ban all new fossil fuel infrastructure in the City

Portland Audubon strongly supports these resolutions and hopes you will join us and advocate for 100% renewable energy to our local leaders. Both resolutions in their current form are in a good place, but they could be strengthened further. Portland Audubon, along with a coalition of local conservation groups have proposed two important amendments to be considered by council at the upcoming hearing. 

Submit comments to Portland City Council - Subject line: I support 100% renewable energy resolution with improvements. You can email them at:

mayorwheeler@portlandoregon.gov
amanda.fritz@portlandoregon.gov
nick@portlandoregon.gov
chloe@portlandoregon.gov
dan@portlandoregon.gov 

Talking points

In addition to showing strong support for the pledge to transition to 100% renewable energy in a way that commits to social equity and climate justice we hope you advocate to: 

  • Acknowledge the importance of green infrastructure to improve energy conservation and reduce energy demands while providing secondary benefits to ecological and human health.
  • Add biomass to the list of energy sources that are excluded from being defined as renewable. A process that emits carbon dioxide and other harmful toxins into the atmosphere should not be considered a renewable energy source.         

Please join us on Thursday at City of Portland Council meeting to show support for the resolution and insist that council considers our proposed amendments.     

Portland City Council Meeting
When: Thursday June 1, 2017 from 2 - 4 p.m.
Where: Portland City Hall 1221 SW 4th Avenue
(Wear Red to show support for the resolution)

Check out the Facebook event page for more information on a rally planned for that afternoon.

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