Banning the Bottle

Just yesterday, Multnomah County passed a resolution to ban the use of county funds on bottled water. Multnomah County is joining a movement of cities, municipalities, schools, businesses, restaurants, and individuals who are taking a pledge to stop spending money on and consuming bottled water. In an effort to bolster these initiatives, Food & Water Watch is co-hosting a screening of Blue Gold, an excellent film about world water wars.Sign up today to attend the free screening of Blue Goldthis Sunday at 6pm at the Bagdad Theatre!

Bring your friends and family to enjoy beverages and food from McMenamin’s theatre pub and to get involved with the local Take Back the Tap movement! We hope you will join us to celebrate the passage of the county resolution by attending the free Blue Gold screening.

General Meeting Agenda for October 14th

  1. Introductions (3 min)
  2. Approve agenda, circulate minutes (2 min)
  3. Communications strategies: new directions/electronic media (Michele 3 min)
  4. East Portland Historical Calendar Project (Heather 3 min)
  5. Neighborhood Cleanup/Useful Goods Exchange future collaboration (Karen Hery 5 min)
  6. Self-Help small grant application proposal (George Slanina 10 min)
  7. Group GNA on Belmont – discussion (Paul, Katherine 5 min)
  8. Committee Reports (15 min)

Land Use and Transportation

Crime Prevention

Southeast Uplift

  1. Announcements (5 min)
  2. Approve minutes (2 min)
  3. Next meeting on November 11
  4. Adjourn


SNA Board Meeting Agenda

October 14, 2010, 8:00 – 9:00 PM

  1. Approve agenda/minutes (2 min)
  2. Treasurer’s report (Jane 3 min)
  3. Finance Committee report back (Jane, Tim 5 min)
  4. Do we want to partner with anyone on this grant cycle? (discussion 10 min)
  5. Action items? Liquor licences? Self-Help grant proposal? (20 min?)
  6. Newsletter articles (due September 15)
  7. Other Business
  8. Adjourn


Community Resource Fair

SE Uplift Hosts Community Resource Fair as One-Stop for Interested Community Advocates

PORTLAND, OREGON – SE Uplift will host a community resource fair focusing on community planning, environmental justice, public health, sustainability and livability on Saturday, November 6, 2010. Non-profit organizations from across Portland will gather at SE Uplift to offer community members one convenient place to gain resources, get training and create essential networks.

This FREE resource fair will provide avenues for motivated citizens to learn how they can better organize around issues for the purpose of uplifting their neighborhood and community. This fair will provide the tools to empower and inspire citizens to become effective community advocates.

Participating organizations confirmed thus far: Groundwork Portland, Ainsworth Street Collective, 1000 Friends of Oregon, Urban Garden Collective, Our United Villages, Neighborhood Emergency Team, and Second Stories. Trainings will cover advocacy, grant writing, asset mapping and how to start your own street collective.

Keep up-to-date with the increasing participating organizations and event information through

See Poster for More Details!