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Communication and Outreach Committee

Committee Members

Co-Chairs:

  • Bill Bradbury* – former Secretary of State
  • Jim Rue* – Businessman
  • David Brauer-Rieke – head of the Oregon Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Members:

  • Len Bergstein – Northwest Strategies, Inc
  • Bob Doppelt – Director, Climate Leadership Initiative, Institute for a Sustainable Environment
  • Angus Duncan* – President, Bonneville Environmental Foundation
  • Jill Eiland* – Intel Corporation
  • Kira Higgs – KH Consulting
  • Eric Lemelson* – Lemelson Vineyards
  • Peter Murchie – National Policy Consensus Center/Oregon Solutions-PSU
  • Martin Tull – Formos
  • Kat West – Multnomah County Sustainability Program

Oregon Global Warming Commission members are noted with an asterisk.

Committee Scope and Function

To meet both its Legislative mandate and the desires of Commission members, the Communications and Outreach Committee will carry out its work plan to further the following goals:

  • Develop a Robust Public Engagement Campaign
  • Provide Policy and Legislative Education
  • Provide Access to a Climate Toolbox

Work Plan

Section 11 of House Bill 3543 states that the Commission shall develop an outreach strategy to educate and inform Oregonians on climate change, including the scientific aspects, economic impacts, strategies to reduce emissions, and ways to prepare for and adapt to effects of climate change on people and the environment. Several documents and activities created a foundation for the development of an outreach work plan, including education and outreach recommendations from the 2008 Governor’s Climate Change Integration Group report and the work of the Committee during the past year to define potential short-medium term work products/activities.


Committee Meetings

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 9:00am - 11:30am
Monday, April 20, 2009 - 9:00am - 11:30am