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Portland Public Schools examines climate crisis response policy

Portland Public Schools examines climate crisis response policy

Thousands of children, students, and citizens from around Portland rallied as a part of the Portland climate strike in effort to fight climate change.

Thousands of children, students, and citizens from around Portland rallied as a part of the Portland climate strike in effort to fight climate change.

As part of the Portland climate strike, thousands of students and citizens from all over Portland rallied to combat climate change.

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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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