Verde Launches a New Solar Energy After School Program in Cully

In response to The Living Cully Community Energy plan, Verde and Hacienda CDC’s after school program Expresiones have teamed up to launch a pilot Solar energy curriculum here in the Cully Neighborhood. The Living Cully Community Energy Plan is a neighborhood-scale energy plan that identifies energy conservation and energy generation pilots for the Cully neighborhood. … Read More >

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Verde presents the Living Cully Community Mobility Needs Assessment

EVs, Uber and Lyft, Bird, Autonomous Vehicles – our options for getting around are quickly changing and expanding. Living Cully is interested in understanding how these new technologies can help Cully residents meet community needs. For this reason, Living Cully developed the “Living Cully Community Mobility Needs Assessment.” The assessment focuses on “Clean Mobility.” Clean … Read More >

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VICTORY! City Council said YES to Mobile Home Zoning

City Council voted 5-0 on August 22nd to adopt the manufactured housing park zoning ordinance! Thank you for your support throughout this campaign. The testimony and turnout at the public hearings and written testimony to the PSC and City Council were decisive. The new zoning went into effect immediately, and is already helping to protect 56 mobile home … Read More >

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10 Tips for Preparing for Emergency

With increasing climate disasters and exposure to industry hazards, emergency scenarios are becoming a recurring reality. The five-alarm fire at a scrapyard in Cully last March was a grave reminder that low-income and people of color communities face these disasters more often, due to disproportionate exposure to hazards from the natural and built environments, like … Read More >

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Mobile Home Zoning Approved by Planning Commission

Proposal to protect homes for 3,000 low-income families now goes to City Council for final adoption July 10, 2018 — The Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) voted today to support a new zoning measure that would help preserve 56 manufactured housing parks in the City of Portland. If approved later this summer by City … Read More >

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Cully Park Grand Opening: Celebrating Years of Community Leadership

Come celebrate the Grand Opening of Cully Park on Saturday, June 30th, from 11–4 p.m.! The event will feature live performances from groups like Dina y Los Rumberos, Native American drumming and storytelling, youth nature activities led by the Columbia Slough Watershed Council, soccer clinics and more! The event is free, family-friendly and open to … Read More >

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Celebrate Juneteeth with the Black Community in Cully!

Come Celebrate Juneteenth weekend at an event by and for the Black Community in the Cully neighborhood! On Friday, June 15th from 4-7pm at Khunamokwst Park, let’s build community unity with a meet and greet, snacks, games and crafts (RSVP on Facebook here)! This event is organized by ShaToyia Bentley, Living Cully’s new organizer for … Read More >

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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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