Education for Climate Solutions & Justice

Vision 2030 is a team of teachers, volunteers and nonprofit and governmental organizations who support a local, place-based approach to educate middle and high school students about Portland’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 50 percent from 1990 levels by 2030.

 

Our team offers the Keystone Lesson on Climate Justice & Solutions and we promote related lessons and projects led by students, teachers, and partners. We also partner with schools to organize fairs and events for students to learn about different climate solutions and workforce opportunities.

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Thanks to these organizations for supporting our team:

Bonneville Environmental Foundation, City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, Climate Reality, Community Energy Project, Eco-School Network, Energy Trust of Oregon, Forth, Oregon Green Schools, Prosper Portland, and Solar Oregon!

Ways To Volunteer With Vision 2030

Want to get more involved in this important work?

Join our Vision 2030 Team

Core team members meet bi-weekly to network and to accomplish more together. All team members meet periodically to share progress on specific projects. Together, we offer:
  • Keystone Lesson on Climate Justice & Solutions
  • Fairs and events to introduce groups of students to climate solutions and climate career paths
  • Meet with student in a small group Eco-club setting to share about sustainability

Contact us to learn more and get involved.

We are also very grateful to sponsors who support our Vision 2030 teamwork! Click here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities for this school year.

Offerings for Teachers, Students, Clubs

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Keystone Lesson on Climate Solutions & Justice

Want to learn about local climate solutions?

Participate in the Keystone Lesson on Climate Justice & Solutions, an opportunity for students to experience a free, interactive presentation about our region’s 2030 climate goal, solutions, and workforce opportunities. The lesson can be taught in-person, online, or as a hybrid model.

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Click to schedule the lesson for your group

Click for a summary of the lesson

Click for the presentation slides

This is an open-source lesson, so you should feel comfortable adapting this lesson and slides 

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Want to partner on a fair or event?

Our team has supported fairs and events in English and Spanish, and for both middle and high school students.

In 2022, we facilitated large, in-person events at Roseway Heights and Robert Gray Middle Schools. In 2023, we will host three more fairs at Roseway Heights, Robert Gray, and Parkrose.

Since 2020, we have also partnered with Portland Public Schools on district-wide events to spotlight climate careers.

Curious about which climate career is right for you?

Review our Climate Careers Resource and learn about jobs in green building, renewable power, transportation, materials recovery, food and agriculture and community affairs

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Careers Resource is being updated (click here to view a draft)

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