September 25, 2019

2019 Climate Strike staff group pictureOn Friday, September 20 from 12-1pm in the Multnomah Building Board Room, 50+ staff attended a Climate Strike lunch and learn hosted by the Office of Sustainability and Green Team.

The event featured:

  • Inspirational videos and rich discussion
  • Ideas for how staff can get involved and take action at work and in the community
  • A Green Team ERG sign up sheet
  • A station to make mini placards to share the reasons for taking action, and
  • An overview of what Multnomah County is doing to act on climate. 

Staff attended in person and remotely.

2019 Climate Strike March across the Hawthorne BridgeThe same day as the lunch and learn, millions of people across the globe marched to join young climate strikers to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. The face of the march, 16-year old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, has inspired millions of people through her Fridays for Future school strikes to demand change in our outdated systems that contribute to climate change and climate injustices everywhere. While Greta’s age and straightforward style of communication has grabbed media attention throughout the world, what has made her stand out as a leader is her consistent message that highlights how everyone needs to show up and be part of the solution. 

With Greta’s message in mind, Multnomah County staff showed up and joined the Office of Sustainability and Green Team at the Climate Strike lunch and learn.