Earth Month 2023
A healthier, more hopeful and equitable future is possible, thanks to the tireless passion and commitment of individuals and organizations the world over, and billions of dollars in unprecedented investments, some of which include the Inflation Reduction Act and local funds from Portland Clean Energy Fund and its forthcoming Climate Investment Plan, directed at addressing climate change and its unjust and harmful impacts. The results of these investments will include long term benefits, like reduced energy bills and health impacts, increased ability to cope with soaring temperatures, and addressing the omnipresent and rising tide of climate injustice.
To achieve these potential benefits, awareness of how to make the most of these investments and apply them to our own lives and communities is the first step. Earth Month BINGO with the Office of Sustainability will help you to build a foundational understanding of how we can make choices that will help to reduce the burdens of climate change, instead of shifting them elsewhere.
Submit your accomplishments by Sunday, 4/30 to be entered into the raffle for gift cards to Portland Nursery and Black-owned ECOVIBE. Each completed 5-in-a-row actions on the BINGO card will earn you one raffle entry.
Download the full 2023 Earth Month BINGO Card:
Row 1: Watch
- 2 minutes - What is community solar?
- 2.25 minutes - How we can decarbonize our homes
- 3 minutes - How indoor air quality affects your lungs
- 11 minutes - How America can leave fossil fuels behind, in one chart
Row 2: Read
- Ditch the gas - electric power tools are here to stay
- Read the 2023 Multnomah County's Office of Sustainability's work plan
- Zap! Let's bust these myths on electrification
- Skip the fire - get cozy with a non-smoking (electric) fireplace
- View the report about the health hazards of gas stoves
Row 3: Attend
- Thursday, 4/20/23: Webinar, Climate-Friendly Food: The Delicious, Nutritious Truth (details forthcoming)
- Tuesday, 4/25/23: Webinar, How to Make Your Own Air Filter (details forthcoming)
- Thursday, 4/27/23: Climate Resilience at Home, In Your Yard, and Beyond
- Saturday, 4/29/23: East County Learn.Share.Do. Fair (details forthcoming)
Row 4: Try It
- Do your own home energy assessment
- Subscribe to the Multnomah County Climate Leadership Now newsletter
- Plan and take one or more trips with Trimet
- Take the survey and shape City of Gresham's climate priorities
- Get outside, and use any and all senses that you are able to use