Our mission

Cities all over the world are taking the lead on responding to climate change. In the United States over 1,000 Mayors have signed the Mayors Climate Protection Agreement. Unfortunately in the US there is a lack of funding at the local level to implement the types of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects that could meaningfully reduce greenhouse gas emissions while creating family-wage jobs.

Here in Portland progress has been made, but despite the stated goal of achieving climate solutions while creating jobs for local residents not benefiting from the current economic engine, low-income Portlanders have largely been left out of the process and the gains.  

The Portland Clean Energy Fund is a story about us creating our own clean energy future, where new renewable energy and energy efficiency investments improve our homes, improve our city’s environment, train our workers, and support our businesses. Through the Portland Clean Energy Fund, we will lift up a community-led vision that builds resilience and wealth in the face of climate change and federal inaction. Our community can take proactive steps to fight climate change while addressing social and economic inequity by providing major new economic opportunities for low-income Portlanders, including women and communities of color.  

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  • Upcoming events

    Data Entry Volunteer Training
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 05:30 PM · 1 rsvp
    PCEF HQ: Sierra Club in Portland, OR

    Calling volunteers (including introverts!) to help build the backbone of the Portland Clean Energy Fund: People!

    Do you believe in climate and social justice? Do you want a better future for Portland’s frontline communities and our environment? Do you want to support the Portland Clean Energy Fund ballot initiative, but maybe you'd rather not be out canvassing? Do you want to work in a team setting, or from the comfort of your home?

    Then you should come to the Portland Clean Energy Fund Data Entry Volunteer Training!

    When: This Wednesday, July 18, 5:30-7 p.m.

    Where: Portland Clean Energy Fund Headquarters, Sierra Club, 1821 SE Ankeny St., Portland.

    Bring: A laptop, if you have one.

    Learn how to input data that will fuel the campaign. We have thousands of signatures to enter into our voter database. Fortunately, it only takes about one minute per signature. Working together, we’ll get it done. We’re up against millions of dollars in opposition funding, which is why we need your help to win in November!

    Once trained, you can work from home!

    RSVP below or by emailing Alison at alison.wiley541@gmail.com.

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