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The City of Portland, Oregon

World Environment Day 2013

Portland, Oregon celebrated Word Environment Day on June 5, 2013

Nature City, USA

  • The Intertwine

    A coalition for parks, trails and nature in Portland Oregon & Vancouver Washington region.

  • Portland Parks & Recreation

    Learn more about work related to Community Gardens, Environmental Education, Natural Areas, Urban Foresty, and Trails.

  • Urban Green Spaces

    Urban Green Spaces promote the integration of urban green infrastructure-parks, trails, streams and wetlands, fish and wildlife habitat, urban forest canopy, and greenspaces-with the built environment.

  • Portland Sustainability Institute

    Learn more about the Ecodistrict approach to sustainability and green innovation that has taken off in Portland and is spreading to other cities. 

  • Biomimicry 3.8

    Learn more about the study and imitation of nature’s remarkably efficient designs. Biomimicry (from the Greek bios meaning life, and mimesis meaning to imitate) is a new discipline that studies nature’s best ideas and then imitates those designs and processes to solve human problems. Studying a leaf to invent a better solar cell or coral to create carbon-sequestering cement are examples of biomimicry happening today.

  • Metro Places & Activities

    Looking for places to go and things to do in the Portland metropolitan area? Metro is your guide to local activities, parks and nature trails, entertainment centers and more.

  • Metro Natural Areas, Parks & Trails

    Metro works with partners to protect natural areas, restore sensitive habitat for fish and wildlife, and plan the region’s parks and trails.

  • The Nature of Cities

  • A collective blog on nature, ecosystems, and biodiversity in urban spaces.