Category Archives: "News"

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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Neighbors help Neighbors Access Northeast Village Services

Cully community members, non-profits, and friends came together last Friday, December 15th to raise funds for low income residents to access the services offered by the Northeast Village, a program that helps older adults and those living with disabilities thrive in their homes. Living Cully is committed to preventing the displacement of low-income residents and … Read More >

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Verde Joins Solar Plus to Build Regional Solar Energy Goals

Written By Carolina Iraheta During this past year, Living Cully’s partner Verde has participated as a stakeholder in the Solar Plus process. Solar Plus is a Pacific NW regional effort to identify state-level solar goals and strategies for Oregon and Washington that support the growth of solar energy. Verde joins solar installers and manufacturers, utilities, … Read More >

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Community Members Share Feedback on Community Energy Plan

Infographic by Tay Stone. We are so grateful to the community members who joined us on Wednesday, November 28th to share their opinions on a draft of the Living Cully Community Energy Plan (LCCEP). The LCCEP is a blueprint for how Living Cully can address community needs through energy projects. Our focus group participants shared … Read More >

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Verde, OMSI teach active transportation curriculum to Scott Elementary School

Nestor Campos and Raquel Stewart have been teaching the Promoting Active Transportation and Health (PATH) curriculum for two years under the Metro Nature in Neighborhoods Grant. Teaching in the 5th grade classrooms at Scott K-8 School offers an exciting opportunity to expand the impact of the program. Taught over the course of six, the PATH … Read More >

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Share Your Feedback on the Living Cully Community Energy Plan

Come shape the future of energy education in the Cully neighborhood! The Living Cully staff invites community members to join us for a second focus group to share feedback on a draft of the Living Cully Community Energy Plan (LCCEP), Wednesday, November 28th from 5:30-7:30 pm. The LCCEP is a blueprint for how Living Cully … Read More >

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Volunteers Brave Rain to Turn Future Habitat Build Site into Positive Space

Thanks to the volunteers who made it out to the Lowes Volunteer Day at the Simpson Street Property, a future Habitat For Humanity Portland/East Metro build site. Lowes employees worked with volunteers in the morning to install a fence along the backside of the property. The Cully Walking Group scheduled their bi-weekly neighborhood clean-up to coincide … Read More >

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Habitat, Community transform Simpson Street Property into Positive Space

Join Habitat for Humanity Portland East Metro on Wednesday, November 8th from 8:30-3:30 to help turn the future home site at 6360 Northeast Simpson Street into a positive community space. Habitat purchased the Simpson Street property summer of 2016, however due to other construction priorities, Habitat will not start building on the property for another … Read More >

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Hacienda Seeks Community Input on the Living Cully Plaza Development Project

We were so grateful to the community leaders who joined us last Friday, Oct. 6th to provide feedback on an early design for the Living Cully Plaza Development project. Hacienda CDC, one of the Living Cully Partners, recently purchased Living Cully Plaza with plans to build a new mixed-use development starting in Spring 2019. The … Read More >

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