The Story of the Portland Clean Energy Fund
Monday, October 4, 2021
We invite you to join 350 Madison for our monthly meeting on Monday, October 4, at 7:00 pm, via Zoom. 350 Madison welcomes Indi Namkoong, representative of the Portland Clean Energy Fund community coalition, who will discuss how the first-ever clean energy fund for climate justice was won by communities on the frontlines of climate change. Join us to hear how 350 Portland (350PDX) and this coalition of racial justice and environmental groups worked together.
WHAT: 350 Madison Monthly Meeting
WHEN: Monday, October 4, 2021, 7:00–8:10 pm, followed by optional small group discussions
HOW: Register in advance for the meeting HERE. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting via computer, tablet, or smartphone.
The Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund (PCEF) provides dedicated funding for climate action that advances racial and social justice, generating and distributing $44–$61 million in new revenue each year. PCEF was created by local ballot measure #26-201 in November 2018 with overwhelming community support. In the face of climate change, racial injustice, economic insecurity, and COVID-19, PCEF invests in citywide resilience and opportunity while centering the leadership of the communities most impacted by the climate crisis and extractive industry today.
Indi Namkoong has worked in conservation and stewardship all over the Pacific Northwest. As coalition manager for 350PDX, she collaborates with and supports the work of allies in frontline communities and communities of color to build together toward a just transition.
350 Madison monthly meetings are open to the public. Typically held the first Monday of the month, they offer an opportunity to be inspired by a diverse group of climate activists who share personal stories and talents and support our campaigns, events, and direct actions. These meetings are a great way to learn about what 350 Madison does, meet other 350’ers, and find the best place to plug in to the action. Please join us!