Our mother cedars, that emblematic tree of the Pacific Northwest, our very own trees of life are dying. Their shallow root systems cannot compete with the maples and they dry out in our sandy soil, making them a haven for insects. Our cedars are dying, and I wonder how our forests, and the animals, human and nonhuman alike, can go on without them.
Nakate talks about her own story of becoming an activist in a country where protesting could lead to her arrest. She highlights the moment at the World Economic Forum in Davos where she, the only activist from Africa, and the only Black activist, was cropped out of a photo of youth climate activists
Block 14 of Lone Fir Cemetery in Southeast Portland looks a lot like a gravel parking lot, in stark contrast to the many trees and headstones that fill the rest of the cemetery. And for … Read more
Last spring the Oregon Department of Transportation’s maps planning an I-5 freeway expansion were uncovered by No More Freeways PDX. These maps detailed expanding the interstate onto the school grounds of Harriet Tubman Middle School. … Read more