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Community-driven Culture of Portland, Oregon 2 of 2: Rob Bennett

Part 2 of 2 Rob Bennett is the founding executive director of the Portland Sustainability Institute (PoSI). PoSI was founded in 2009 to systematically bring together business, higher education, nonprofit and municipal leaders to drive a set of next generation urban sustainability initiatives for the Portland metro region.

Rob talks about the concept of EcoDistricts and how the challenge is to blend pieces into a whole and cleaer strategy. He believes that positive change can only come from attacking challenges with enthusiasm for inspiring tangible, sustainable solutions at the local level. He ontinues to work at the intersection of the environment, community social justice, and built form.  For more videos on Portland's sustainability progress, visit Portland Sustainability Leadership channel on YouTube.

EarthSayers Rob Bennett; Barry Heidt
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Community-driven Culture of Portland, Oregon, 1 of 2: Rob Bennett
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Part 1 of 2 Rob Bennett is the founding executive director of the Portland Sustainability Institute (PoSI). Rob talks about his journey starting with his early involvement as a community organizer and leadership of the Green Building program in Portland, Oregon. He continues to work at the intersection of the environment, community social justice, and built form.  For more videos on Portland's sustainability progress, visit Portland Sustainability Leadership channel on YouTube.

EarthSayers Rob Bennett; Barry Heidt
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Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Portland Sustainability Leaders More Details
On mapping and protecting our Forests by Rebecca Moore:
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In this video, Barry Heidt interviews Rebecca Moore of Google of Outreach at the 2009 Bioneers Conference.  Ms. Moore discusses her project, the Google Earth Outreach Program and the importance of her project as a Global "Community Watch." It brings mapping to the people and is already changing the world by supporting non-profits, communities and indigenous peoples around the worldd in applying Google's mapping tools to help create a sustainable society.

Rebecca Moore is a computer scientist and longtime software professional. Her personal work using Google Earth was instrumental in stopping the logging of more than a thousand acres of redwoods in her Santa Cruz Mountain community. Rebecca also initiated and leads the development of Google Earth Engine, a new technology platform which supports global-scale data-mining of satellite imagery for societal benefit. Rebecca received a bachelor's degree with honors from Brown University in Artificial Intelligence, a master's degree from Stanford University, and is currently on leave from the Stanford Ph.D. program in Computer Science.

EarthSayers Barry Heidt; Rebecca Moore
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Quest for a Livable City: Portland, Oregon
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A collaboration of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and Northern Light Productions, this documentary explores the benefits of land use planning to urban development and the cost of establishing boundries to the farmers on the border of the City.  Sustainable development involves issues of economic development, gentrification, local food and farming, property rights, and civic participation. For more videos on Portland's sustainability progress, visit Portland Sustainability Leadership channel on YouTube.
EarthSayers Robert Liberty; Bob Stacey
Date unknown Format Documentary
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Farming and Food Production More Details
The New, New Deal by EcoTrust
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A trailer for a 10 minute video on the Ecotrust belief that building local, living communities is the way to save the economy and the environment at the same time. The film shares the stories of analysts, professors, bankers, students, entrepreneurs and architects, and their movement toward a new economic model of recovery and sustainability.

This and other programs are available on EarthSayers as well as the EcoTrust Website and on their YouTube Channel.

Date unknown Format Documentary
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City Repair Project: Creating Commons
Static PreviewFrom this short segment from an old bikeTV episode, Make Lakeman from City Repair Project in Portland, OR talks about how the City Repair came to be and how the community is involved in creating and using public space.
EarthSayer Mark Lakeman
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Portland Sustainability Institute - EcoDistricts
Static PreviewAn EcoDistrict is a neighborhood or district with a broad commitment to improve its environmental performance in an integrated strategy that includes engagement, self governance and benchmarking to make informed decisions about demand management, green building, infrastructure, and community engagement best practices.
EarthSayers Naomi Cole; Mark Gregory
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Haiti: Nouvelle Vie Youth Corps

The Nouvelle Vie Youth Corps will be a group of 50 trained Haitian young adults (ages 18-30) dedicated to serving their country for 2 years to: implement mass-scale mental health interventions and community-based sustainable solutions for food, water, sanitation, and construction systems (Permaculture).

The Nouvelle Vie Youth Corps is the International Association for Human Value's response to the Haitian Earthquake. It is born out of IAHV's pre-earthquake programs in Haiti. Since October 2007, IAHV has impacted 350 Haitian youth in: youth leadership, sustainable agriculture, and small business development.

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Albina Community Bank and Sustainability
Static PreviewMary Edmeades, vice president and social impact banking manager at the Pearl District branch of the Albina Community Bank in Portland, Oregon.  Ms. Edmeades describes the bank's sustainable business practices and support for the arts, local artists and keeping money in the local economy.
EarthSayer Mary Edmeades
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Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Portland Sustainability Leaders More Details
The New Urbanism: Built to Last

Built to Last won first place in The Congress for the New Urbanism CNU 17 video contest. This short film explores the connection between New Urbanism and environmental issues.


Created by independent filmmaker John Paget (www.pagetfilms.com) with First+Main Media (Drew Ward, Chris Elisara and John Paget). www.firstandmain.tv

EarthSayer John Paget
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