Environmental Transformations are Taking Place
At Portland Community College (PCC), the Transform Transportation campaign has recently succeeded in convincing PCC to fuel their shuttle buses with 20% bio-diesel blend. But it wasn’t the smoothest of roads; the Sierra Student Coalition worked hard to organize meetings with campus administration, sign student petitions and hold many large educational events. The results, however, were fantastic: the group succeeded in performing a greenhouse gas inventory, creating the Student Senator for Environmental Sustainability position on their student government, and finally signing the President’s Climate Commitment and committing to carbon neutrality. Students Nathan Jones and Jordan Rohdig lead the campaign and will continue to help PCC develop in-depth plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by buying Energy Star-certified products and purchasing carbon offsets.
The weekend before Step it Up (the National Day of Climate Action), Portland Area Students for Energy Justice, a student group comprised of students from six universities and colleges in the area were hard at work (and play) on Mt. Hood to create a documentary about the loss of Mt. Hood's glaciers. The students ventured out to the northernmost area on the mountain and hiked around the ski boundary, filming scenic shots, interviews, a few snowball fights, and a rally against Global Warming.
Watch the video here: Mt. Hood Documentary