A savings, not a cost: Arresting Climate Change Makes Economic Sense

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A savings, not a cost: Arresting Climate Change Makes Economic Sense

A great editorial by the Register Guard on the economic benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Click here to read our own analysis of the issue.

Portland Economist Paints A Different Picture of Transportation and Economic Growth

Kevin Pozzi, 1000 Friends of Oregon Communications Intern
Fri, 05/13/2011 (All day)

Portland economist Joe Cortright is a staunch defender of smart choices in transportation. At a Transportation for America event in Bend this month, cosponsored by 1000 Friends of Oregon, he told central Oregon leaders and activists how reducing their dependence on automobile transportation doesn’t just protect the environment. It actually grows the local economy, keeping as much as $800 million a year in the region's economy, instead of

Oregon Land Use Planning System Is Honored By Harvard

Craig Beebe, 1000 Friends of Oregon Communications Intern

Oregon's landmark land use planning system has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Innovations in Government by Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, the university announced this week.

Legislative Update, April 25

Last Thursday, April 21, was the deadline for Legislative bills to pass out of their first committee. Many of the 140 bills that 1000 Friends was tracking are now dead, although several significant bills have passed out of committee or been referred to the Ways and Means Committee (which keeps them alive for another four weeks). Moreover, due to the Legislature's complex rules, no bill is really "dead" until the final gavel falls to close the session.

Why 1000 Friends Supports Senate Bill 766

1000 Friends of Oregon supports SB 766, which will protect areas currently zoned for industrial use from being converted to other uses, and streamline permitting new industrial projects "of statewide significance" within urban growth boundaries. We believe that SB 766 will create economic development opportunity while protecting the integrity of UGBs and the viability of agriculture throughout the state.

There's been some misunderstanding by some about the purpose of the bill and what it does.

Fixing our Federal Transportation System: Our Trip to Capitol Hill

Fixing our Federal Transportation System: Our Trip to Capitol Hill

Tara Sulzen, 1000 Friends Organizer

Commons Convergence

Oregon's Commons are the physical and cultural assets that belong to all of us.

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/07/2011 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Legislative Session Half Over: Where Do We Stand?

The 2011 session has reached the halfway point. Bills not scheduled for a public hearing and/or work session by last Friday are now officially ‘dead.’

Study Demonstrates Success and Challenges Protecting Oregon Resource Lands Since 1974

Craig Beebe, 1000 Friends of Oregon Communications Intern
Wed, 03/16/2011 (All day)

A study released in January reveals that Oregon’s land use planning system has had a great deal of success in protecting private forest, farm, and range land from development.

Oregon Active Transportation Summit

Biking and walking activists converge on Salem for the Oregon Active Transportation Summit March 29-30, for two days of learning, networking, and lobbying legislators to encourage sustainable transportation alternatives in Oregon communities.

Conference speakers and panelists on the 29th include Andy Clark of the League of American Bicyclists; Lynn Peterson, transportation advisor to Governor John Kitzhaber; and Scott Bricker of America Walks. The 30th is a lobby day at the Capitol.

Event Date: 
Tue, 03/29/2011 (All day) - Wed, 03/30/2011 (All day)
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