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Voz Environmental Justice Framework

Environmental justice was born from social justice and civil rights movements to protect the health and safety of marginalized communities from environmental harm. These movements have been led by people of color and poor communities for decades. However, in Portland, environmental work has not historically been inclusive of environmental justice philosophy or leadership...


Portland Climate Action Plan Through Equity

As Portland increasingly contends with heat waves, droughts, flooding and other extreme weather events, awareness of the need to take action on climate change has grown, yet recognition of the connection between climate action and social equity has often been absent. The City of Portland and Multnomah County have a goal to reduce carbon emissions 80 percent from 1990 levels by 2050. In the face of projected population increases and changing demographics, the need for a more broad-based movement is apparent...



Prosper Portland Equity Framework

Advancing racial equity is essential work for each of us. Prosper Portland must continue to transform how we engage, how we partner, how we invest, and how we change our internal culture to ensure we are creating equitable opportunities and impacts through our efforts...


AfroEcology Framework

In winter of 2017, the Portland African American Leadership Forum (PAALF) and Africa House were awarded a planning grant from Meyer Memorial Trust to develop a Climate Justice/Environmental Justice agenda. The project was intended to explore, understand, and develop an environmental justice agenda that is relevant to both African American and African immigrant and refugee communities and foster relationship across communities...

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