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BPS announces community kickoff for Sustainability and Climate Commission

Press Release
You're invited! Be a part of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability's community kickoff and information session for the new Sustainability and Climate Commission.

Join Commissioner Rubio, BPS Director Donnie Oliveira, and BPS Chief Sustainability Officer Vivian Satterfield as they introduce the commission’s purpose and vision.

Portland, Ore. — Make your way to Collective Oregon Eateries on Southeast 82nd Avenue at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6, for an informative and engaging community kickoff and information session on the new Sustainability and Climate Commission (SCC). You’ll learn more about the process, scope and work of the commission, and the timeline for recruiting and seating future commissioners. You can also provide your thoughts through an engaging, no-pressure activity designed to gather additional community input for the formation of the SCC.

The SCC will be a new governance structure for climate action in Portland. It also will serve as the official climate connection to other governance bodies at the City of Portland.

Sustainability and Climate Commission Community Kickoff
Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023, 5:30 p.m.
CORE – Collective Oregon Eateries at 3612 Southeast 82nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97266
Free, all ages. No registration necessary.

Portland values individuals’ everyday climate action while doing its part to create meaningful systemic change. You can learn more about the SCC’s purpose and charge on our website.

About the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

The Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) develops creative and practical solutions to enhance Portland’s livability, preserve distinctive places and plan for a resilient future. BPS collaborates with community partners to provide comprehensive land use, neighborhood, district, economic, historic and environmental planning, and urban design; research, policy and technical services to advance green building, energy efficiency and the use of solar and renewable energy, waste prevention, composting and recycling, and a sustainable food system; and policy and actions to address climate change.


Magan Reed

Communications Manager, Planning and Sustainability