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Public Involvement and Coalitions
Posts from March 30, 2012
I recently visited our nation’s capital for the annual consumer assembly of the Consumer Federation of America. The weather was beautiful, the cherry blossoms were emerging, and national leaders on consumer issues gathered in a hotel basement to discuss the most pressing issues that consumers, advocates, and policymakers are facing.
Today the Portland Tribune published an opinion piece written by CUB and several of our environmental partners. In the piece, Oregon’s Renewable Energy Guides State to Prosperity: Policies Plug into Electric Vehicle Future, we emphasize the importance of creating intelligent policies on electric vehicles, in order to maximize the environmental benefits of this exciting technology and address consumers’ concerns and needs. We broadly describe several key policies, supporting renewable energy integration and consumer interests, and emphasize the need for public…
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This past weekend, SA, Bob, and I had the pleasure of spending a few days in the great city of Eugene to partake in the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC). PIELC is an annual gathering for environmental activists, attorneys, students, scientists, and community members to share their expertise and insight about all things environmental (including lots of panels on energy and climate change, both of which are near and dear to CUB’s heart!).
We kicked off the weekend on Thursday night with a Meet… Full Post >>
The CUB Connects crew headed to Troutdale this past Friday to offer our first educational workshop on Understanding Your Phone and Internet Bill. It was a small event, and the attendees were very grateful for the information we shared. The experience gave us a lot of motivation to continue offering workshops in the community.
Posts from January 24, 2012
On Saturday, January 21st, Emmaline and I headed to Rosa Parks Elementary in North Portland for our second community Fix-it Fair. The City of Portland hosts these fairs to connect Portland residents to information and resources that can help them save money and be healthy at home. The fairs are free and open to the public.