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Green Spot returns to Sunday Parkways on June 22. Can you find them all?
Green Spot returns to Sunday Parkways on June 22. Can you find them all?
NEWS RELEASE
News from the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
CONTACT
Christine Llobregat
503-823-7007
christine.llobregat@portlandoregon.gov
Discover Green Spot at North Portland Sunday Parkways on June 22
Green Spot sheds light on sustainable neighborhood features that nurture healthy, connected communities
Portland, ORE. —  Riders, rollers and walkers at the June 22 North Portland Sunday Parkways can take home more than just the satisfaction and smiles from cycling and walking on traffic-free streets. Green Spot will feature five locations where participants can learn about ideas and resources for making all Portland neighborhoods more accessible, healthy and safe. Locations are highlighted on the North Sunday Parkways map.
Presented by the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, Green Spot shines a light on sustainable neighborhood features that are often hidden in plain view. From tool libraries to bioswales and from community gardens to greenways — the five spots are examples of essential elements for maintaining a prosperous, healthy and connected city.
Participants are welcomed to each spot with a fun and informative outreach station, where Portlanders can learn more about the features in their own diverse neighborhood. Raffles and giveaways will be available!
Explore these Green Spot treasures in North Portland on June 22: 
  • At June Key Delta Community Center, a service-driven non-profit, touch the materials that make up a living building composed of cargo containers, salvaged glass and recycled construction materials using green technology.

  • Find out why Harper’s Playground at Arbor Lodge Park is a place where people of all ages and abilities can play safely, relax on pesticide-free lawns and build community.

  • Discover how to borrow what you need, meet neighbors and join the sharing community at the North Portland Tool Library.

  • See the ways New Columbia models how to be a good neighbor. Together they create art and grow and eat affordable, healthful food.

  • Travel on neighborhood greenways and enjoy safer and easier ways to walk and roll through the neighborhood.
The City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) organizes the Green Spot activities. Visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/greenspot or contact Bill Beamer, 503-823-5629 at BPS for more information. 
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About the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
The Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) develops creative and practical solutions to enhance Portland’s livability, preserve distinctive places and plan for a resilient future. BPS collaborates with community partners to provide comprehensive land use, neighborhood, district, economic, historic and environmental planning, and urban design; research, policy and technical services to advance green building, energy efficiency and the use of solar and renewable energy, waste prevention, composting and recycling, and a sustainable food system; and, policy and actions to address climate change.
City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
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