My Basic Carbon Footprint: A Free Workshop
Saturday, June 18, 2016 10am-noon 1905 N. Alberta St.
How much carbon are you personally dumping into the air? Figure out what your carbon footprint is (individual or household) at this free workshop. Instructor Mike O’Brien was for 10 years the city of Portland’s expert on green building, and built a showplace low-energy house right here in Overlook.
Everyone welcome. Max 20 participants, please register below.
Gather and bring five pieces of information to the workshop. All of the electricity, natural gas and heating oil consumption figures can be gotten from your utility.
1. 12 months total of electricity used
PGE Customer Service: 800-542-8818
Pacific Power Customer Service: 888-221-707
2. 12 months total of natural gas consumed (if gas heat) or 12 months total of heating oil consumed (if oil heat)
Northwest Natural Customer Service: 800-422-401
3. 12 months total auto miles traveled (each car)
4. automobile gas mileage (each car)
5. 12 months total air miles travelled
Air travel distances: http://www.worldatlas.com/travelaids/flight_distance.htm
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Presented by Sustainable Overlook
Last Saturday, more than 100 neighbors and other Portland residents gathered for Sustainable Overlook’s second annual Resilience Summit, co-sponsored with the Overlook Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) on the theme of preparedness. The morning began with a terrific keynote presentation “Surviving a 9.0: Lessons from Chile and Japan,” by geotechnical engineer Allison Pyrch.
That excellent – and sobering – presentation was followed by four speakers: Captain Corey Wilson from Station 24 spoke about Portland Fire & Rescue’s response strategy after a big seismic event; Ernie Jones from the Portland Bureau of Emergency Preparedness spoke about PBEM’s NET and BEACON programs; Mitch Bixby (Overlook NET team lead) reviewed our team’s efforts; and Leslee Lewis Overlook NET lead and Sustainable Overlook spoke about the map your neighborhood block preparedness program and preparing your own home.
After a terrific lunch catered by New American Restaurant, there was more information and conversation at tables for NET, Phlush (the 4-bucket Emergency Waste System) and Thrive (freeze-dried foods); and an area with some ideas for your emergency food and supply stash. The day wound up with four more presentations: Emergency Radio Communications by John Beaston, Staging Areas and How They Work by Mitch Bixby, Food Prep Using Freeze-Dried Foods by Angie Smith, and Knowing Your Neighbors and Mapping Your Block by Josh Cabot.
There was plenty of food for thought, and neighbors went home with some concrete ideas on how to increase their preparedness. Luck favors the prepared.
Overlook Resilience Summit
Preparation: Where Resilience Begins
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Following up on last year’s sustainability summit held at Beach School, Sustainable Overlook is partnering with Overlook’s Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) and Multnomah County’s Schools Uniting Neighborhoods program to present a second summit that will focus on resilience. This is an open invitation for neighbors to come together and discuss how we can prepare our homes for the unexpected, connect more closely as neighbors to serve as mutual safety nets, and adapt to changing conditions using specific plans that are being collectively-developed by NET (Neighborhood Emergency Teams). Mark your calendars now and click here for details!
Interested in Earthquake preparedness and learning how to attach your house to its foundation?
Join Sustainable Overlook, Overlook NET (Neighborhood Emergency Team) and Earthquake Tech to get the scoop. The workshop filled quickly so a second session is being offered the same day:
Saturday, December 5th
Session 1 10 am – 11:30 am FULL
Session 2 12:30- 2 pm
$10 suggested donation (no one turned away)
Sustainable Overlook the Home
Earthquake Retrofit Workshop with Steve Gemmel
from Earthquake Tech (who taught our workshop
3 years ago) will teach us how to bolt our
houses to their foundations, and go over other
ways of making our houses more seismically
stable. A PERFECT winter DIY project!
Will be held at a residence in the neighborhood
with a live demo.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register and for more information.