The Portland Public Schools board will soon vote on a comprehensive plan. “Climate Crisis Response Policy”This has taken more than a year to create. It will ask the district to reduce its emissions by 50% by 2030, reach net zero by 2040 and prepare schools for the impacts of climate change. It would also prohibit natural-gas infrastructure in new buildings and phaseout all natural gas district buildings by 2050. The policy is currently under public comment, the last step before a board voting. We hear from Portland Public Schools board members Julia Brim-EdwardsChair of the policy advisory committee is,
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