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<p style="line-height: 24px; margin: 0px 0px 10px; font-size: 24px;"><span style="color: rgb(47, 79, 79); font-family: tahoma, geneva, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">Dear&nbsp;</span></span><span style="color: rgb(47, 79, 79); font-family: tahoma, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">Friend,</span></p>

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<p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif;"><span style="color:#2F4F4F;">It&rsquo;s hot, it&rsquo;s smoky, and it&rsquo;s almost over. Summer that is. The heat and smoke just may persist. (Thanks, global warming!)<br />
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This August, we </span><a href="https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/8/21/16180362/total-solar-eclipse-most-watched-in-history"><span style="color:#008080;">experienced the solar phenomena</span></a><span style="color:#008080;"> </span><span style="color:#2F4F4F;">of the decade. It took our breaths away. But, so does the smog from all those </span><a href="http://www.kgw.com/news/eclipse/eclipse-traffic-already-hits-central-oregon/464948514"><span style="color:#008080;">cars on the road</span></a><span style="color:#2F4F4F;">.<br />
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While the </span><a href="http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/The-Daily-202-Evidence-of-climate-change-abounds-11817191.php"><span style="color:#008080;">Northwest burns</span></a><span style="color:#2F4F4F;">, the </span><a href="http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/28/546776542/national-weather-service-adds-new-colors-so-it-can-map-harveys-rains"><span style="color:#008080;">Southwest is drowning</span></a><span style="color:#2F4F4F;">. These natural disasters remind us to do more in resiliency planning and climate change mitigation.<br />
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We are reading about the </span><a href="http://ocfsn.net/ocfsn-member-reports-2017-legislative-session/"><span style="color:#008080;">big legislative takeaways</span></a><span style="color:#2F4F4F;"> from members of the Oregon Community Food Systems Network, and what it means for Oregon&rsquo;s food future.<br />
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Portland for Everyone explores what we can do to create a </span><a href="https://openhousing.net/surly-urbanism-jamaal-green-on-building-a-pro-housing-political-alliance-854c02072639"><span style="color:#008080;">bigger tent for a pro-housing political alliance</span></a><span style="color:#2F4F4F;">, and ways to </span><a href="https://medium.com/@pdx4all/1-house-4-homes-dekum-project-shows-the-potential-of-stacked-flats-fb7ff77e392b"><span style="color:#008080;">reinvent our existing housing</span></a><span style="color:#2F4F4F;"> to better meet community needs.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />
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Finally, and critically, we need to talk about&nbsp;white supremacy. </span><a href="http://www.friends.org/latest/charlottesville-facing-hate-love"><span style="color:#008080;">Our thoughts on Charlottesville&nbsp;and ways to combat hate</span></a><span style="color:#008080;">.</span><span style="color:#2F4F4F;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></span></p>

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<span style="color:#2F4F4F;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">Thank you for your passion,</span><br style="color: rgb(47, 79, 79); font-family: tahoma, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;" />
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<span style="font-family: tahoma, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">The 1000 Friends Team</span></span></p>

<div style="line-height: 24px; margin: 0px 0px 10px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 24px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-family: tahoma, geneva, sans-serif;"><font size="5"><span style="color:#2F4F4F;">Oregon Solar Eclipse:</span></font></span></span></strong><br />
<span style="font-size:14pt;"><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif;"><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><a href="https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/solar-eclipses-in-history/"><span style="color:#008080;">Stunning phenomena</span></a></span><span style="color:#2F4F4F;"><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">, </span></span><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><a href="http://www.kgw.com/news/eclipse/eclipse-traffic-already-hits-central-oregon/464948514"><span style="color:#008080;">crippling traffic</span></a></span></span></span></div>

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<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.3745454545454545;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:9pt;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif;"><span style="color:#2F4F4F;">This month, eclipse chasers</span><span style="color:#008080;"> </span><a href="http://www.oregonlive.com/eclipse/2017/08/total_solar_eclipse_leaves_ore.html"><span style="color:#008080;">traveled from far and wide</span></a><span style="color:#2F4F4F;"> to get a glimpse of totality. For that briefest moment in time, we were mesmerized, humbled, moved, and connected to one another through a new </span><a href="https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/8/21/16180362/total-solar-eclipse-most-watched-in-history"><span style="color:#008080;">shared experience</span></a><span style="color:#2F4F4F;">. Then we got back in our cars, and cursed the sudden (and fortunately temporary) 25% increase in Oregon&rsquo;s population with the estimated 1 million out of state visitors. Our friend, Professor Richard Waring, wants Oregonians and our visitors alike to</span><span style="color:#008080;"> </span><a href="http://www.gazettetimes.com/opinion/columnists/as-i-see-it-a-plea-to-our-eclipse-visitors/article_4b57f42f-f3b1-57eb-b919-44ed99d50f48.html"><span style="color:#008080;">understand the real impact all this car travel has on our planet</span></a><span style="color:#2F4F4F;">: Climate change is real and getting worse. As we celebrate celestial bodies, we must also honor our own home &ndash; earth.&nbsp;</span></span></span></p>

<p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, geneva, sans-serif;"><font size="5"><a href="http://www.friends.org/latest/updates-circut"><span style="color:#008080;">C</span></a></font></span></span></span><a href="http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/The-Daily-202-Evidence-of-climate-change-abounds-11817191.php"><span style="color:#008080;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, geneva, sans-serif;"><font size="5">limate Change</font></span></span></span></span></a></strong><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 24px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" />
<span style="color:#2F4F4F;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><font face="tahoma, geneva, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:14pt;">Fire and floods intensify</span></span></span></font></span></span></p>

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<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.3745454545454545;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:9pt;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif;"><span style="color:#2F4F4F;">It&rsquo;s no secret that Oregon, the Pacific Northwest, the US and the world are all experiencing more, longer lasting</span><span style="color:#008080;"> </span><a href="http://www.opb.org/news/article/weather-pacific-northwest-oregon-extreme-heat-climate-change/"><span style="color:#008080;">extreme weather events</span></a><span style="color:#2F4F4F;">. This August, the Northwest has experienced </span><a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/08/02/pacific-northwest-threatened-by-hottest-weather-ever-recorded-seattle-could-hit-100/?utm_term=.0432e61654e8"><span style="color:#008080;">record heat levels</span></a><span style="color:#2F4F4F;">, impacting our daily lives, our farms, forests, and wildlife. It creates lands that are more susceptible to wild fires, like the ones we are experiencing now, which are contributing to </span><a href="http://www.wweek.com/outdoors/2017/08/28/right-now-oregon-has-the-worst-air-quality-in-the-united-states-may-allah-save-us-all/"><span style="color:#008080;">Oregon&rsquo;s horrid air quality</span></a><span style="color:#2F4F4F;">. Meanwhile, </span><a href="http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2017/08/28/texas-design-flooding"><span style="color:#008080;">in Texas</span></a><span style="color:#2F4F4F;">, a combination of paved over porous surfaces like grass and wetlands, mixed with </span><a href="http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/08/28/climate-change-hurricane-harvey-215547"><span style="color:#008080;">climate-change related extreme weather</span></a><span style="color:#2F4F4F;">, has lead to the worst flood in the region in decades. We are all deeply concerned for those affected, and encourage </span><a href="http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/28/546745827/looking-to-help-those-affected-by-harvey-here-s-a-list"><span style="color:#008080;">active support for recovery efforts</span></a><span style="color:#2F4F4F;">. We are seeing these effects on an </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/30/mumbai-paralysed-by-floods-as-india-and-region-hit-by-worst-monsoon-rains-in-years"><span style="color:#008080;">international scale</span></a><span style="color:#2F4F4F;">, with India, Bangladesh, and Nepal all experiencing deadly monsoons. But concern and recovery after-the-fact won&rsquo;t stop the floods and fires. Real, systemic change needs to be enacted, and we can start now. We must move forward with </span><a href="http://www.oregon.gov/oem/Documents/Oregon_Resilience_Plan_Final.pdf"><span style="color:#008080;">resiliency planning</span></a><span style="color:#2F4F4F;"> and significantly reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. 1000 Friends is committed to these efforts through our land use system and policies.&nbsp; &nbsp;</span></span></span></p>
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<p><strong><a href="http://ocfsn.net/ocfsn-member-reports-2017-legislative-session/"><span style="color:#008080;"><font face="tahoma, geneva, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 24px;">Food Systems at the Legislature</span></font></span></a></strong></p>

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<p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif;"><span style="color:#2F4F4F;">Our program Portland for Everyone, born out of the necessity to promote abundant, diverse, and affordable housing options in Portland&rsquo;s comprehensive plan, has become a powerhouse &ndash; building bridges with partners, reporting on housing issues in the region, and always driving solutions based conversations forward. This month we </span><a href="https://openhousing.net/surly-urbanism-jamaal-green-on-building-a-pro-housing-political-alliance-854c02072639"><span style="color:#008080;">interviewed Jamaal Green</span></a><span style="color:#2F4F4F;">, aka@ Surlyurbanist, about his vision for building a big tent of affordable housing and pro-housing advocates. In a blog miniseries, #WeCanDoThis, we explore practical solutions to Portland housing dilemmas. This month we look at how a</span><span style="color:#008080;"> </span><a href="https://medium.com/@pdx4all/1-house-4-homes-dekum-project-shows-the-potential-of-stacked-flats-fb7ff77e392b"><span style="color:#008080;">remodel of an older home</span></a><span style="color:#2F4F4F;"> can add more total housing and enhance neighborhood character.&nbsp; &nbsp;</span></span></span></p>
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<a href="http://www.friends.org/latest/charlottesville-facing-hate-love"><span style="color:#008080;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><font face="tahoma, geneva, sans-serif">Facing hate with love</font></span></span></a></p>

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The Urban Land Institute is hosting a panel discussion on <strong>September 27, 7:30-9:30am</strong>. Come hear Mary Kyle McCurdy and others discuss our urban future.&nbsp;</font><br />
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Learn more about accessory dwelling units and meet the homeowners, builders, and designers who produce them. <strong>Events from September 8 - 10</strong>.</font><br />
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Become a local Salmon Watch volunteer for the coming shcool-year.<br />
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<strong><a href="https://worldsalmoncouncil.org/our-programs/2017-18-volunteer-application/"><span style="color:#008080;">Portland-Metro area</span></a><br />
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