Neighborhood Sustainability Committees

Neighborhood associations are a great place to get a sustainability effort started.  They offer community-organizing support, access to existing resources, and a very effective communications network for the community.  Many neighborhoods already have active sustainability committees that are open for any community member to participate in.  Neighborhood associations that don’t yet have sustainability committees would be happy to have a volunteer to help create one.

Below are links to existing sustainability committees.  If you don’t see your neighborhood listed, or aren’t sure which neighborhood you live in, contact us for help.

Brooklyn
The Brooklyn Sustainability Committee has been working over the past two years to create community composting and gardening sites in their neighborhood.  Contact Nancy at nancy@bamboogarden.com for information on current projects.

Hosford-Abernethy
Visit http://handpdx.org/blog/sustainability/

Kerns
Contact Jon at jualpdx@gmail.org.

Montavilla
Contact Liz at montavilla.sustainability@gmail.com

Mt. Tabor
Contact Bryan at bebrumley@yahoo.com

North Tabor
Contact Moonrose at moonrose@pdx.edu

Reed
Contact Steve at steveco1948@comcast.net

Richmond
The Richmond Sustainability Committee is working on projects to provide local food security for their neighborhood.  Visit http://richmondpdx.org/?page_id=45 for information on current projects and meeting times.

Sellwood
Visit http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=301526649819

Sunnyside
Sunnyside is working on preparing their community for a less energy-abundant future. Contact Reuben at 9watts@gmail.com for information on projects and meeting times.

Woodstock
Transition Woodstock Area (formerly Transition SE South) aims to bring the Transition message of building community connectedness and resilience against climate change, rising energy costs and economic insecurity to the Woodstock and surrounding neighborhoods.  We meet generally on the 2nd Thursday of each month at Trinity UMC, though occasional meetings are elsewhere.  Everyone is welcome! 

Contact Becky Luening (chair) at info@sustainablewoodstockpdx.org for information