February 25, 2024

From the Public News Service: Food Waste and the Climate Crisis: What to know And what to do.

In 2022, the U.S. Department of Agriculture stated: “Food loss and waste … exacerbates the climatecrisis with its significant GHG footprint. Production, transportation, and handling of food generatesignificant carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions, and when food ends up in landfills, it generates methane,[which is] an even more potent greenhouse gas.”A 2021 U.S. Environmental Protection […]

From the Public News Service: Slam the Scam Day: Tips for Avoiding Fraud. April 25 Scam Jam in Portland

March 9 was National Slam the Day. National Slam the Scam Day raises awareness about thieves’ attempts tosteal money from people. A few tips can keep people from falling victimto fraud. Comments from Carmel Perez Snyder, director for communityoutreach and local advocacy, AARP Oregon. “They just do it in a multitude of ways, either to […]

Oregon Right To rest Act HB 3501

Poor and unhoused people are most often prosecuted for “crimes of survival,” like sitting, lying down, or sleeping in public space. As people accrue charges, it becomes virtually impossible for them to access essential resources. Criminalization directly blocks pathways to stability and further endangers the physical and mental health of our most vulnerable community members. […]

A National Call for Moral Revival

Neither poverty nor prison should be a death sentence. “People are dying over misdemeanors. A lot of these laws are made against the poor people in West Virginia.” – Pam Garrison, Tri-Chair of West Virginia Poor People’s Campaign 13 people have died in the Southern Regional Jail in Beckley, West Virginia, in the last year. The […]