Portland's Green Reckoning


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Mon, 04/24/2023 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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Portland prides itself on its green reputation, but it's becoming more and more apparent that we are facing a number of environmental contradictions and challenges that belie this reputation. According to Bob Sallinger, Urban Conservation Director for Willamette Riverkeeper, how can Portland call itself a green city when it has a ten mle superfund site - the Portland Harbor - running through the heart of the city.

On this episode of Locus Focus, we talk again with Bob about the green reckoning that Portland is facing, and where the city needs to improve how it is dealing with its environmental challenges.

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