Please join us to celebrate the roots that make urban greenspace possible, for an evening of rad music from Afro Q Ben, Dirty Revival, and Luck Dragon.
Come for the music and find some unique gifts at the Green Gift Bazaar.
The deets: Friday, December 6th from 7-11:30pm at Bamboo Grove Salon - 134 SE Taylor Street
We’re proud to be included in Willamette Week’s 2013 Give!Guide!
The Give!Guide is a holiday season fundraiser that facilitates year-end giving to a variety of Portland-area nonprofit organizations.
The organizations included in the Give!Guide represent a cross section of nonprofits across the following sectors: Animals, Arts, Community, Education, Environment, Social Action, Wellness, and Youth.
The goals of the Give!Guide are:
- to encourage people age 18–35 to get involved in philanthropy,
- to attract new donors and/or volunteers to these causes, and
- to provide publicity and exposure to a variety of local nonprofits.
Last year the Give!Guide raised $1.97 million for 110 local nonprofits. This year the goal is to break $2 million raised for 129 area nonprofits.
Willamette Week wants everyone to get in the spirit and offers fun incentives, swag and cheer, like discounts from local merchants, gift bags, and the chance to win $1,000 for donors 35 and under, and more. Check out all the Give!Guide incentives here.
In addition to Willamette Week’s Big Give Days and other prizes, this year we’ve got some great incentives to give from our Business Partners — Grendel’s Coffee House, Breakside Brewery, and Opsis Architecture who is matching the first $500 in donations.
• GIVE: $30 or more and get $5 to Grendel’s Coffee House
• GIVE: $65 or more and get a ticket to our RADIX benefit concert on December 6th
• GIVE: to Depave on WW’s Big Give Days (Nov 14 & 21, Dec 3 & 12) and get into the Breakside growler and beer raffle (4 prize packages)
Donations are tax deductible and accepted from Wednesday, Nov. 6 through midnight on Saturday, Dec. 31. Contributions can be made online through the Give!Guide website. Look for Depave in the “Environment” category, and spread the word.
Thanks for your continued support to help Depave improve neighborhood spaces around Portland and beyond!
Check out the Give!Guide here: www.giveguide.org
A broad coalition of Portland conservation and environmental justice advocates are coming together to oppose a proposed initiative to take water and sewer utilities away from the City of Portland and give them to an obscure commission with less accountability and
Supporters of this effort want to lower their water and sewer rates and de-fund some of the City’s most important environmental programs. If you like greenstreets, urban trees, and community re-greening projects, please join us in opposing this effort!
In their attempt to take water and sewer utilities away from the City, industrial water users have mounted a parallel lawsuit against the City and are masquerading their work as a populist movement. Don’t buy it! Some of Portland’s biggest polluters are behind this initiative and lawsuit!
Want to get involved? Email tedATdepave.org
To learn more, see:
We’ve teamed up with the American Society of Landscape Architects for the Portland Design Festival happening during October. We’re showcasing and celebrating local efforts to integrate Design and Community by hosting a series of seven minute “pecha kucha” style presentations.
What is Pecha Kucha? It’s the art of concise presentations. A pecha kucha presentation is 20 slides that advance automatically every 20 seconds for a fast-paced, fun, presentation. It is about the project and the delivery! Find out more here.
Please Join Us!
When: Thursday October 10th, 5:30-7pm
Where: The Jack London Bar – 329 SW 4th Avenue, PDX, OR
The evening will include presentations by the following:
We’re on the hunt for great candidates to depave and regreen.
Depave-lead projects typically take about a year to plan, fund and implement, so we are now seeking sites for the summer of 2014.
If you know of a place badly in need of more greenspace, and you have permission to depave from the property owner, please tell us about your vision for the space.
The first step is to fill out our Site Assessment Form.
We’re looking for new members for our Board of Directors!
Depave is led by a hard-working band of volunteer Board Members, and is looking to add a few more. Do you want to use your skills, connections, and ideas to help the organization thrive and evolve in the coming years?
This is a working board, with members doing much of the core work of the organization, and only limited support from part time staff. In order to advance our mission (education, policy work and projects, all “to overcome the social and environmental impacts of pavement”) and to sustain our organization, we need more help!
The board is deeply involved in all aspects of the organization, including:
- Site selection, project planning, event coordination
- Education (presentations, material development, etc.) and media coordination
- Policy advocacy
- Financial management