As the largest educational institution in Oregon, Portland Community College (PCC) serves almost 90,000 students on four campuses and eight centers, offering traditional degree courses, distance and continuing education, and adult basic skills programs. Founded in 1961 to serve as an adult education component of Portland’s public school system, the college has since its inception been focused on investing in and engaging with the city.
Since 2009, Baltimore has been taking assertive action to reduce its contribution to climate change. With the adoption of its Sustainability Plan that year, the city committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 15 percent below 2010 levels. In 2012, a follow-on Climate Action Plan put forward the goal of doing so by 2020.
Climate change is a clear threat to the livelihoods – and lives – of Oregonians. Rising sea levels are responsible for coastal erosion and flooding, while increasing water temperatures in bays, estuaries, and rivers could have a negative impact on key fish species.
North Carolina is accelerating its efforts to address climate change and taking significant steps to increase clean energy.[i] These efforts build on past environmental progress in the state, such as the 2002 bipartisan Clean Smokestacks Act that slashed power plant emissions. The 2007 Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard set a national example for promoting clean air and use of solar energy.