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Digest for September 28, 2009

Digest Contents:

The Great Green March Monthly Meeting
Insights, trends, and information on the flourishing green building industry
Calling All Emerging Green Builders!
Think & Drink with Richard Read and Lijia Zhang in Portland on October 7
Marathon for the Kids of Makindu
Meet Europe's Young Leaders at a Cocktail Party! 9/29 6-8pm
Become a Woman for Change! Join us for an evening with Representative Tina Kotek
Learn about Cohousing and Tour New Daybreak Cohousing Community on Sunday, Oct 4
Film: "The Crash Course" - part 1 - Wednesday night
Transgender Justice Fellowship with Basic Rights Oregon
Downspout Disconnection Program Position Opening
PCC Class Starts Oct. 8: How to Launch an E-Newsletter Program
Living Yoga Volunteer Training
SOLV East County Retoration Project
TREASURER FOR OREGON STATE PARKS TRUST

Events

The Great Green March Monthly Meeting

The Great Green March aims to hold a nationwide conversation on sustainability by uniting citizen marchers, cyclists, and drivers of alternative-fuel vehicles on a march from Portland, Oregon to Washington, DC.

At 7 pm on September 29th we will launch the Great Green March monthly meetings. Held the last Tuesday of every month, these meeting will offer an open forum for the public to come meet the team face-to-face, listen to presentations, ask questions, offers suggestions and share ideas about the Great Green March.

Join us and you will help build bridges between ideas and realities.

The meeting will be held at: Oasis Healing Arts Center 537 SE Ash Street #42 Portland OR 97214

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Insights, trends, and information on the flourishing green building industry

Tuesday October 6th - Earth Advantage Green Tour 2009

Join us at the HBA as industry experts from Earth Advantage Institute share important insights, trends, and information on the flourishing green building industry and how you can incorporate sustainable practices into your business. The future is going green, learn how to thrive in your industry.

8:00am on October 6th at the Portland Metro Home Builders Association. 15555 Bangy Road, Lake Oswego 97035. Cost is $15.00 for HBA members and $20.00 for Non-Members. If you are a nonprofit and don't have the budget, please contact Shaina [email protected] for more details.Light Breakfast included

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Calling All Emerging Green Builders!

Portland Emerging Green Builders,

For our next monthly meeting, the 2007 Natural Talent Design Competition winners, Scott Mooney and David Posada, will get our creative juices flowing as EGB rev's up for the 2010 Natural Talent Design Competition. Afterward, we welcome you to network & socialize over a beer or two with all of the EGB PDX folks.

When: Tuesday, October 6th @ 5:30pm (always the first Tuesday of each month!)

Where: We're picking out a jazzy location. We'll let you know with a reminder a few days before, email [email protected] to get on the email list or to get details closer to the event.

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Think & Drink with Richard Read and Lijia Zhang in Portland on October 7

Think & Drink with Richard Read and Lijia Zhang A happy-hour conversation series sponsored by Oregon Humanities (formerly the Oregon Council for the Humanities) Wednesday, October 7, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. rontoms, 600 E. Burnside, Portland Free and open to the public

Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Richard Read and Wordstock visiting author and journalist Lijia Zhang will discuss life in modern China, journalistic freedom, and writing as social action at the next Think & Drink happy-hour conversation, a Wordstock special event, on Wednesday, October 7, 2009, at 6:30 at rontoms, 600 E. Burnside, Portland. This free, bimonthly series, which sparks provocative conversations about big ideas, is sponsored by Oregon Humanities.

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Marathon for the Kids of Makindu

Makindu Children's Program is the stateside support for the Makindu Children's Center (MCC) in east Kenya. Since 2002, we have done a biannual 150 mile walkathon - a "Proper Walk" - in the northern Kenya bush. (see www.properwalk.com). This is an off year, so Team Makindu is walking in the Portland Marathon on October 4th and is seeking pledges/donations to support the work of the Center. (MCC serves orphans and vulnerable children in Makindu Division, Kenya; it is not an orphanage - guardian families are located to take the children in.

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Meet Europe's Young Leaders at a Cocktail Party! 9/29 6-8pm

Join us to welcome eight Department of State International Visitors to Portland looking at Current Social, Political, and Economic Issues.  The event will be held in a Street of Dreams award winning penthouse with a 16th floor breathtaking view of downtown Portland.  Take advantage of this rare opportunity to mingle with young emerging world leaders while gathering in what is perhaps the Pearl District's finest luxury condo.  The visitors are here under the auspices of the State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program - a program promoting mutual understanding between citizens of the U.S.

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Become a Woman for Change! Join us for an evening with Representative Tina Kotek

Don’t miss Children First for Oregon’s next Women for Change Network reception coming up on Monday, October 5th from 5:30p.m. – 7:30p.m. at the p:ear gallery located in the Pearl at 338 NW 6th Ave.

Representative Tina Kotek will be speaking about the upcoming ballot measure season and what is in store for the 2010 special legislative session. Also learn about how you can help Children First for Oregon advocate on behalf of Oregon’s kids during the upcoming campaigns. This is a great opportunity to network with other amazing women while enjoying wine and appetizers.

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Learn about Cohousing and Tour New Daybreak Cohousing Community on Sunday, Oct 4

Construction of the Daybreak Cohousing community is nearing completion. Members will start to move into the community in October. Now is a great time to visit Daybreak Cohousing, which is currently seeking additional members.

On October 4, 1:30-3:30 pm, meet members of Daybreak and tour available units and the beautiful 7000 sq ft Common House at the 30-home site, 2525 N. Killingsworth Street, Portland, OR. The community is offering a five percent incentive for new members who join by December 15, 2009.

Take the Yellow line Max to the Killingsworth station or the #72 Killingsworth bus. Closed toes required due to construction site.

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Film: "The Crash Course" - part 1 - Wednesday night

When: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm Link: http://www.thedirt.org/node/4154 St. Francis Dining Hall - 1182 SE Pine St.

The Crash Course seeks to help you understand the nature of some extremely serious challenges and risks to our economy and your future prosperity. Chris Martenson weaves together a number of seemingly disparate topics into a single story, discussing the Economy, Energy, and the Environment... For it is where these fields overlap and intersect that the greatest story of any generation will get told.

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Jobs & Internships

Transgender Justice Fellowship with Basic Rights Oregon

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Basic Rights Oregon
position summary:

Basic Rights Oregon seeks one part-time Transgender Justice Fellow beginning in November 2009 and continuing through November 2010. The Transgender Justice Fellow reports to the Field Manager.

The Transgender Justice Fellowship is an entry level, organizer-in-training position. The Fellow is responsible for building and mobilizing diverse volunteer teams, planning and executing volunteer trainings, and working to support a campaign for accessible health care for transgender Oregonians. The position will involve regular in-state travel and will receive significant support in developing and carrying out their work.

Salary / Pay Rate:Part time, hourly wage.
more info...

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Downspout Disconnection Program Position Opening

NOW HIRING City of Portland Downspout Disconnection Program Seasonal Outreach Worker 35 hours per week through June 30, 2009

Work for cleaner rivers! Join a high energy team to provide face-to-face and telephone contact with Portland residents, and to work with volunteers to disconnect downspouts at area properties.

The ideal candidate will be comfortable with simple construction tools, techniques and computations, as well as accurate data entry and talking to the public about environmental issues. Must be at least age 18, have proven customer service abilities, a positive attitude and self-motivation skills, and a valid state driver’s license with acceptable driving record.

Duties include:

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Trainings

PCC Class Starts Oct. 8: How to Launch an E-Newsletter Program

E-newsletters are an efficient and cost-effective way for organizations to communicate with their audiences. Get the information you need to plan, implement and fine-tune a successful e-newsletter program during this four-week class.

Dates: Thursdays, Oct. 8-29

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Franklin High School, 5405 SE Woodward Street, Portland, 97206

Cost: $57

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/p3hybk

Questions? Contact class instructor Rebecca Ragain at 503.261.3967 or [email protected]

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Living Yoga Volunteer Training

Do you love yoga and community service?

Living Yoga is a non-profit outreach organization offering yoga as a tool for self-transformation to prisons, drug & alcohol rehabilitation centers, disadvantaged youth, domestic violence resources and other populations who would not otherwise have access to it.

Living Yoga is accepting applications for our upcoming volunteer training. The training will be held on Friday October 2 to Sunday October 4. Tuition is $80. For more information about Living Yoga or to submit an online application please visit www.living-yoga.org

If you have further questions contact [email protected] 503-546-1269

Namaste

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Volunteering

SOLV East County Retoration Project

Plant Trees and help restore the Columbia Slough watershed at Wilkes Creek, Osborn Creek, and Fairview Creek in NE Portland and Fairview at SOLV’s Team Up For Watershed Health site on Saturday, October 10th. Plantings start at 9 am, end around 12 pm and SOLV provides tools and gloves. These three sites are high priority ecological areas formerly overwhelmed by invasive plants. SOLV has been restoring them by planting native trees and shrubs for the past few years and the work is almost complete.

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TREASURER FOR OREGON STATE PARKS TRUST

OREGON STATE PARKS TRUST (OSPT), THE ONLY STATEWIDE NONPROFIT DEDICATED TO PRESERVING AND ENHANCING OREGON'S STATE PARKS, IS SEEEKING A VOLUNTEER TO SERVE AS ITS BOARD TREASURER.

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