- Climate and Conservation
- Consumers and Utility Customers
- CUB in the News
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- General Utility Regulation
- People and History of CUB
- Legislative & Political
- Telecommunications and the CUB Connects Project
- Public Involvement and Coalitions
- Generation, Transmission, Distribution
January Fix It Fair Great Fun!
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.
We spoke to over 60 people about the CUB Connects project and ways they can better understand and select phone and internet service options in their area. We were also excited to invite Fix It Fair attendees to a series of new workshops CUB Connects is hosting in the next few months in partnership with the Multconmah Library System.For more information and to save the dates, check out the schedule at http://www.cubpolicycenter.org/events.
Emmaline also shared information about CUB’s consumer education outreach project that will help Oregonians understand how electric vehicles—if implemented with the right policies and focus—can be a benefit to our state’s economy, electrical grid, and environment. It was rewarding to introduce this growing project and talk to attendees about an up-and-coming technology CUB has a vested interest in.
Overall it was a great day working in the community and talking to fellow Portlanders—we hope that all of the attendees and fellow volunteers feel the same!
The next Fix-It Fair is coming up on February 25th, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Jefferson High School, 5210 N Kerby Ave in Portland. We hope to see you there!