ANCE (Act Now for Climate Emergency) Report By Diane Meisenhelter During 2022, XRPDX’s ANCE work group monitored and protested the City of Portland’s inaction on reducing GHG emissions. Early in the year we pressured the City … Read more
I wake most mornings now to the singular “caw” of Crows. So precious, for it comes less and less with the songs of other Birds. Where are the Mourning Doves, the House Sparrows, Finches, Scrub-Jays, … Read more
When the cold in Wisconsin came, we knew this time seemed different. At nearly minus sixty degrees Fahrenheit, it was far too cold to snow with any consistency. In fact, it was too cold to … Read more
After two years of work by activists from XR chapters across the country, a Members’ Assembly attended by 47 chapter representatives launched the new national structure for XR US. Participants discussed the types of support chapters need, campaign ideas … Read more
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
By Pat Kaczmarek Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh died on January 22, 2022. He was 95 years old. The peace activist and advocate for civil rights gained wide recognition in the ’60s for his opposition to … Read more
By Jennifer Sanborn Compost still seems like a little miracle to me. I remember the amazement I felt the first time I dug into the pile of scraps and straw that I’d piled up a … Read more
“Regenerative culture” doesn’t have a single definition, but includes a basic commitment to care and sustainability: care of each individual, care of the group, the community, the place they reside in and the planet as a whole so that all life thrives. Within this broad brush stroke concept, details that are meaningful to any one group emerge out of understanding what care—in the moment of consideration—means to them.