Solar panels?

I work for Solar Oregon, a local nonprofit working to expand solar energy in Oregon through education and advocacy. Our annual Go Zero Tour is coming up this October. Would you be interested in sharing this opportunity with your neighborhood?

The Go Zero Tour is an open-house tour of zero energy homes in Portland. Residential buildings account for almost a quarter of all energy usage in the state of Oregon, and zero energy home design is an important strategy in climate adaptation. On October 8th and 9th, attendees can move between homes around the city where they can learn about sustainable building and design practices, energy efficient home technologies, and residential solar systems. Our goal is to educate homeowners or potential home builders on how they can reach their zero energy goals in order to catalyze community-scale reductions in our carbon emissions. 

I’ve attached our communications toolkit below. Feel free to use the promotional language and links provided to post on social media or send out in your newsletter. 

We really appreciate you considering sharing this opportunity! Let me know if you have any questions, I’d be happy to answer them.



Grace Hardy

Program Manager

C: 971-645-6795 


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Help SOLVE litter problem

   Take part in the upcomingDowntown Portland CleanupWednesday, September 28, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Sponsored by
“Let’s welcome fall by giving Portland a clean slate!”
You’re invited to SOLVE’s Downtown Portland Cleanup, sponsored by The Standard and Swire Coca-Cola with additional support from the City of Portland and the Portland Lodging Alliance. Litter cleanup supplies and safety orientation will be provided by SOLVE. Feel free to bring your own reusable gloves, bags, and buckets if you’d like!Project locations include The Standard, The Benson, Tom McCall Waterfront Park, and Providence Park. Check-in for these events begins at 9:00 AM. The events end at 11:00 AM.Join the grassroots effort to pick up Portland, one piece of litter at a time. Click on a location of your choice to sign up!September Downtown Cleanup DONATE!   Stay ConnectedTwitterFacebookInstagramLinkedInYouTubeSOLVE1501 SW Jefferson St. Portland, OR 97201 info@solveoregon.org solveoregon.org
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Food insecurity

The weather is beautiful, fall is approaching, and my garden is giving me fresh produce for my table. Some folks aren’t as fortunate and have challenges purchasing fresh produce to feed their families. The need for fresh produce in our community is real, and our neighborhood can help fill the gap. Again, this summer, the East Columbia Neighborhood Association is running a Surplus Garden Produce food drive.

How it works: When your garden produces more than you can use, it can be collected and delivered to a bona fide food distribution charity. You grow and harvest it. We will pick up and deliver it. Over the past two years we have supplied food to the St. Johns Food Share, the St Paul Missionary Baptist Church, Dignity Village, and the Oregon Food Bank.

I’m gathering produce to make a donation in the near future. To donate contact Sally Beck 503-453-5864 or Gary Kunz 503-799-1803. We will pick it up from you, or you can bring it to us.


City Charter Ballot Measure


Cleanup anyone?

The Neighbors Helping Neighbors PDX board recently decided to donate $200 to North Portland neighborhood associations towards the cost of dumpster rental for community clean-up events organized by Neighborhood Associations.

Based on our experience, dumpster fees run $600.  That means if three NAs work together on a community event, you will have one dumpster available at no cost to your organization.  To facilitate the rental, Terrance Moses, our operations coordinator, will arrange the dumpster delivery with the company with which NHN PDX has a relationship. 

Thank you for the opportunity to partner with you in an event that will reduce trash in our North Portland neighborhoods and also provide a means by which peninsula residents can reduce and recycle items.  Please let us know if you are interested in taking advantage of our donation offer; there is no time limit.

We look forward to partnering with your neighborhood association in a community clean-up event.

Kind regards,

        Patt Opdyke  
            Program Coordinator
      Bridging the gap between our housed and houseless neighbors
info@nhnpdx.org    www.nhnpdx.org