March 18, 2019
Dear Committee on Energy and Environment,
We live in the Bridgeton neighborhood, a small but powerful community perched on the Northern edge of the city of Portland. We are the neighbors who live on the I-5 corridor and are directly affected by dirty diesel.
We strongly urge you to support the strongest possible Clean Energy Jobs bill, HB 2007 that will be introduced in the 2019 Oregon Legislative session.
We must put a declining cap on all greenhouse gases to ensure Oregon meets it Green House Gas (GHG) goals: to reduce all GHG emissions by 45% by 2035 against 1990 levels and to zero by 2050.
We need to make sure polluters pay and hold them accountable for their contributions to the climate crisis. A market-based approach will both ensure GHG reductions and level the playing field for clean energy.
We need to invest in climate solutions that will ensure a just and equitable transition to a clean energy economy.
In addition to achieving these three vital aims of climate legislation we also urge you to do all you can to make sure this legislation is as effective as it needs to be by:
Oregon has often taken the lead in addressing major environmental problems by passing legislation like the Bottle Bill and Statewide Comprehensive Land Use Planning. We need to once again be a leader in tackling the climate crisis. Please do all that you can to help us cap and reduce greenhouse gases. We have the ingenuity, knowhow and workforce; you are a motivator of political will. Please make it happen, and soon.
Bridgeton Neighborhood Association Board of Directors
cc. Representative Tina Kotek & Senator Lew Frederick
Report water pollution and environmental problems to the City of Portland Environmental Services
Report Pollution 24 Hours a Day, Call 503-823-7180.The Environmental Services Spill Protection and Citizen Response section investigates pollution going to, threatening, or leaving Portland's sewer system. Someone washing paint down a storm drain, a strange looking discharge coming from a pipe on the river, or sewage coming out of a manhole are all things Spill Protection and Citizen Response investigates.
To report pollution or ask a question about an environmental concern, call the spill hotline at 503-823-7180 or go online here (link)
It's spring cleaning time. The BNA Spring Clean Up is scheduled for Saturday, May 19th.
Plan to get rid of the old junk cluttering your life at the BNA neighborhood clean up. The cost is FREE but donations are welcome! BNA accepts donations to fund events and activities that take place throughout the year (like the cool neighborhood picnic).
Volunteers are wanted to help plan and pull off this fun and valuable event. Lead organizer this year, Gorgy Gonzales, is putting together a dynamite team to make Bridgeton neighborhood sparkle again. Join us!
Volunteering is a simple as A B C
A - The Awesome Ones - Clean & clear our Gantenbein entry.
B - Box Bunch - Monitor drop boxes and help recycle.
C - Cool River Crews - Litter removal shoreside from boats!
Sign up to volunteer: firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-673-6290
Compost - Recycle more - and save more too!
Lucky neighbors, who mostly live on the south side of Bridgeton Road, have a large green can for yard debris & food scraps. Your green can allows you free pick up of yard debris and food scraps
What goes in:
Food scraps: Meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, bones, eggs and eggshells, cheese, dairy products, bread, baked goods, pasta, rice, beans, nuts, seeds, vegetables and fruit, table scraps, plate scrapings, leftovers, spoiled food, and the like.
Other: Put only these types of food-soiled paper in curbside compost roll carts: coffee filters, tea bags, paper napkins, paper towels and pizza delivery boxes (remove any plastic or wax paper).
Yard debris: Weeds, leaves, vines, grass, small branches, flowers, house plants, plant clippings, fallen tree fruit, pumpkins.
The BNA Green Team:
BNA Green Team Meetings
Join us monthly:
Every other month
4:30 - 6:00pm, dates &
locations vary, contact email@example.com for the latest updates.
Garbage & Recycling
East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District (EMSWCD)
Multnomah County Master Gardeners
METRO Yard & Garden https://www.oregonmetro.gov/tools-living/yard-and-garden
Native plants https://www.oregonmetro.gov/tools-living/yard-and-garden/plants
Ask Metro 503-234-3000