Portland's Caring Community
Old Town, Portland, Oregon
60 Portlanders die in June 2021
Below are the recommendations made by residents of Old Town and written by one-time resident, Ruth Ann Barrett, Sustainability Advocate. She is CEO of Earthsayers.tv. (415) 377-1835 text
These recommendations were ignored at both the committee and board levels by The Old Town Community Association (OTCA). Each addresses the neighborhood as a heat island in different ways.
Also included is the paper on the Caring Economy. It is important to understand there are alternatives to the economic vitality talk espoused by agencies such as Prosper Portland and the OTCA in their strategies. Our leaders are failing citizens in their denial of the effects of Global Warming, especially at the neighborhood level and in spite of the City of Portland's Climate Action Plan and the healthy connected neighborhood strategy.
Spongy Parking Lots, 2015, Press Release, 3BL Media
Blog, Research and Background, Spongy Parking Lots
Video, Spongy Parking Lots Overview, 2015
Three recommendations for Block 25 - Spongy Parking Lots, Wall of Memory, and Living Wall (2015)
This Tree is Important to Me, Testimony to the Urban Forestry Commission, June, 2017
The Shade Brigade and Employee Volunteer Programs, 2017
Health and Trees: A Quick Look (May 2017)