SE Uplift December E-News

SE Uplift December E-News

PROJECT INSPIRATION OF THE MONTH Neighborhood Small Grants We Are Public Housing, a project by the Center for Urban Pedagogy, aimed to improve the New York City Housing Authority’s accountability and increase resident participation through education and a strong call to action. They created a pamphlet for use during door-to-door outreach with [...]

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New mural on Division

Detail from Division St. mural by Jeff Jacobson

Jeff “Weirdo” Jacobson is a leading force in the urban art scene in Seattle and his new work is in SE Portland. He has transformed Artifact Creative Recycle’s once nondescript alleyway into a striking, colorful mural at 3630 SE Division St. See more of his work at www.weirdocult.com.  

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Update on Mt. Tabor Disconnect

By Midge Pierce   A last ditch campaign to save Portland’s iconic Mt. Tabor reservoirs is emerging from outer SE citizens who lobbied successfully against fluoridation. At a recent Mt. Tabor Neighborhood Association meeting, a handful of diehard water watchdogs from neighborhoods as far away as Park Rose, called for [...]

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A good use of concrete

Green Wall on the Expo Center’s campus

The Bureau of Environmental Services, Metro and the Expo Center in a joint effort created the Green Wall on the Expo Center’s campus. It is an ingenious way to beautify a space with cement, glass and steel structures while reducing the amount of stormwater runoff produced by the 53 acre [...]

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New Litigation to Address Climate Change

By Don MacGillivray   On September 21, 400,000 people marched in the streets of New York City to call on 100 global leaders to take action on climate change during the United Nations climate summit that took place September 23. This action was supported by 1,400 climate related organizations. At [...]

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Preserving furniture for posterity

Green Furniture Hospital on SE 2oth

By Ben Williams   The Green Furniture Hospital turned 100-years-old this year, making it older than much of the antique furniture they repair. Mike McCourt, the co-owner of the small but bustling shop at 916 SE 20th (Phone 503.234.9378), credits the longevity to their insistence on quality. “We care about [...]

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