Our First Newsletter

Welcome to the Emerging Futures Newsletter!

Hello Friends – The late summer has brought with it some unexpected challenges, COVID-19, wildfire, culture clashes, and so much grief from in our valley for those who have lost their homes and businesses. These extreme events bring even more emphasis on the need to come together as a community.

Emerging Futures Network is busy trying to do our part, and we are excited to share about some upcoming trainings, the progress on the new community website, and other program updates. We hope you will join us!

Calling all community organizations and partners!

Emerging Futures, with support from many community organizations and a Department of Environmental Quality grant, is creating a website that will contain helpful resources, trainings, directory, and a calendar for our community!

We are so excited to share.

We want you to share information about your organization, business, or project with the community through the Emerging Futures Network community website.

We’re putting together a virtual Community Directory, and we want to include the wonderful local businesses, non-profits, and community-building organizations in our region who are working toward a better future for all of us.

To be included in the directory, click here and fill out this Google Form to submit your organization’s information.

Thank you for being our partner in this effort! 

Community Partner Meeting
Wednesday, October 7th at 5:30 pm

At this meeting, we will share about Cultivate Oregon’s Soil Symposium in November and will provide some exciting program updates about Emerging Futures.

Everyone is welcome to attend this free event. 

Please share with your contacts and encourage them to attend on 10/7 @ 5:30 pm PST via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81480929438

Food Waste Challenge Coming Soon!

We are excited to share a new program with folks who want to make a difference in the amount of food that goes to the garbage!

Stay tuned to take this four-part Challenge, to learn more, access resources, and develop strategies so that you can reduce your food waste.

Click here to sign up!

Additional Resources and News of Interest

1) Request for a house to rent. Several members of Talent Zero Waste lost homes and a couple of them are still looking for rentals.  They have money to pay rent, it’s just that rentals are hard to find.  If so, please contact our coordinator by email: coordinator@emergingfuturesnetwork.net

2) DEQ’s Materials Management is traditionally solid waste disposal and proper management of hazardous materials. As community members are allowed back to their properties, DEQ wants to additionally help with health and safety precautions.
How to Safely Manage Ash and Debris from Burned Buildings.

3) Sign up for the 2020 Go Clean Energy conference. Please feel free to share the link, especially if you have contacts directly involved in post-fire rebuild planning: https://gocleanenergy.org/2020-schedule/

4) Oregon Climate Action Town Hall Meetings: There are some really important public town halls coming up hosted by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality on Cap and Reduce. Below is the RSVP link that the Oregon League of Conservation Voters sent out. There will be talking points available, and we encourage people to use the RSVP link so they will be sent the training info.
Town Hall Option #1 – Thursday, October 1st, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Town Hall Option #2 – Thursday, October 8th, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Town Hall Option #3 – Wednesday, October 14th, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Sign up for an Oregon Climate Action Plan Town Hall here!

To learn more about what Emerging Futures is working on, to add your name to our contact list, or sign up for one of our educational programs, click here.

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