Community Spotlight: Annette Pronk, Insights on Building Resilient Communities

What does a resilient community look like? Living Cully has been re-asking this question in the wake of the five-alarm scrapyard fire that affected our neighborhood in March. We turned to Annette Pronk, a Cully neighbor who has taken Neighborhood Emergency Team training, to seek her experience in building community and preparing for disaster. “Community … Read More >

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Northeast Emergency Food Program Bring the Pantry to the People

The Northeast Emergency Food Program (NEFP), a program of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, believes in a future where people have consistent access to nutritionally adequate and culturally appropriate food. They have worked for more than 30 years to meet families’ emergency and longstanding food and clothing needs through community building and regular pantry hours. However, … Read More >

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Cully Community Members Respond to Scrapyard Fire

Update 5/1/2018: To read agency responses to community questions, click here. Join us 5/3 at 5:30 at Living Cully Plaza to hear responses and take action to prevent future emergency events! On March 20th, 2018, over 100 community members gathered at Living Cully Plaza to share their concerns and questions about the scrapyard fire that … Read More >

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Living Cully presents the Living Cully Community Energy Plan

Living Cully is proud to present the Living Cully Community Energy Plan, a neighborhood-scale energy plan that identifies energy conservation and energy generation pilots for the Cully neighborhood. The Energy Plan creates a blueprint for how we can prevent displacement through increased investments in the energy sector. By investing in public education, resilient institutions, affordable … Read More >

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Verde Landscape Launches into the 21st Century

Last week, Verde launched a website for their longest-running social enterprise, Verde Landscape: www.verdelandscape.org. This website takes Verde Landscape to the next level as a business, offering a way to connect with potential clients and share the organizational values through visual and written storytelling. The Verde Landscape website seeks to reflect a vision for engagement … Read More >

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New Rain Gardens take root at Cully homes

Verde, Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East, Columbia Slough Watershed Council and Reynolds Learning Academy MYC are teaming up to install rain gardens at six Cully homes this spring. Rain gardens manage stormwater by diverting run-off to native plants that filter the water and prevent flooding. As part of Verde’s mission to build environmental wealth in … Read More >

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Community Leaders create vision for future Columbia Slough Trail in Cully

After months of gathering input on the proposed Columbia Slough Trail in the Cully Neighborhood, community leaders and Verde staff presented their vision for the future trail to key stakeholders on Tuesday, January 16. Since 2012, Verde’s Living Cully Walks program has sought to enhance pedestrian and bicycle access to neighborhood parks and greenspaces and … Read More >

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Thank you Living Cully Energy Interns!

Living Cully has been grateful to have four motivated and passionate student interns working on the Living Cully Community Energy Plan this year. Portland State University’s Institute for Sustainable Solutions has been a long time Living Cully Partner. They provided funds for three students to work on the design and implementation of the energy plan, … Read More >

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