Get involved in your community and help even more
We can’t take on climate change by ourselves. Together we can make a difference. Get connected with others involved in activities that help us all reduce our carbon emissions. We can spur real change and help ensure a healthy and vibrant future for the next generations.
Share your passion by getting involved in groups that are working to create change in our community, such as Children’s Book Bank, Community Cycling Center, Community Energy Project, Friends of Trees or Repair PDX.
Make your voice heard by telling others about the actions you’re taking – in person and on social media.
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Resources to help you get started
Local government initiatives
- Portland Climate Action Plan (CAP) – A plan to put Portland and Multnomah County on a path to achieve an 80 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2050 (compared to 1990 levels). The plan builds upon a legacy of local forward-thinking climate protection initiatives that have resulted in significant total and per person reductions in local carbon emissions.
- Metro's Climate Efforts – Addressing climate change through great communities.
Oregon/Pacific northwest resources
- Oregon Department of Energy: Climate Change and Oregon – The mission of this office is to protect Oregon's environment by saving energy, developing clean energy resources and cleaning up nuclear waste.
- City of Seattle/Seattle City Light – Climate change information for the City of Seattle
- University of Washington Climate Impacts Group – An interdisciplinary research group at the University of Washington that studies the impacts of natural climate variability and global warming on the U.S. Pacific Northwest.
- The Climate Group – Brings together an international network of greenhouse gas reducers – corporations, governments, and organizations – to share experience on profitable emissions-reduction strategies and link promising solutions with appropriate financing.
- Climate Solutions – Their mission is to stop global warming at the earliest point possible by helping the Northwest become a world leader in practical and profitable solutions.
- The Climate Trust – Promotes climate change solutions by providing high quality greenhouse gas offset projects and advancing sound offset policy.
National and international resources
- Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
- US Environmental Protection Agency
- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – Recognizing the problem of potential global climate change, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) established this Panel in 1988. Their role is to assess the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant for the understanding of the risk of human-induced climate change.
- ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability – The world’s leading network of over 1,000 cities, towns and metropolises committed to building a sustainable future.