Climate Crisis Response Committee

  • The Climate Crisis Response Committee (CCRC) will advise the PPS Board of Education on implementation of the Climate Crisis Response, Climate Justice and Sustainable Practices Policy. As the CCRC reviews the Policy, they will discuss and determine specific avenues for arriving at stated policy goals such as, “Goal 1.2: PPS will maximize reductions in Green House Gas emissions from district operations, maintenance, and facilities management.” The CCRC will meet quarterly, provide insight and feedback for the District in setting goals and milestones, and engage with public comment about opportunities and challenges related to the Policy. CCRC Members bring expertise and diverse perspectives on sustainability and climate justice in Portland, and all have connections to Portland Public Schools, as students, parents, or alumni. 

    View Climate Crisis Response Committee Charter Here. 

    Climate Crisis Response Committee Members

    2022 - 2023 Committee Members

    • Danny Cage - Student
    • Richard Deng - Student
    • Isaac Barrow - Manager, Commercial Energy Offerings at Portland General Electric, PPS Parent
    • Charity Fain - Executive Director at Community Energy Project, PPS Parent
    • Erik Opsahl - Director, Global Sustainability Policy, Government and Public Affairs at Nike, PPS Parent

    2022 - 2024 Committee Members

    • Barbi Alexander - Community member
    • Jane Comeault - Freelance Sustainability Consultant, PPS Parent
    • Angela Long - Senior Manager of Planning & Strategy at Portland General Electric, PPS Parent
    • Dianne Riley - Development Director at Columbia Riverkeeper, PPS Parent

    Upcoming Meetings (All meetings will have a virtual attendance option, meeting links to be included within three days of meeting)

    • February 2, 2023 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    • Location: Matthew Prophet Education Service Center - 501 N. Dixon St, Portland, OR, 97267

    Past Meeting Notes