Transportation

Transportation

Overview

In 2019, Transportation accounted for 36% of CO2 emissions in Oregon.Reducing the use of fossil fuels as an energy source and reducing overall vehicle miles traveled (VMT’s) are both critical tactics in addressing the climate crisis.  Our vision of a sustainable transportation system  extends beyond electrification of vehicles to a broad range of issues that involve how we organize our space and move about in our city.

 

Goals

  1. Promote replacement of carbon-fueled with electric-powered vehicles as soon as possible. This includes cars, trucks, buses (especially school buses).
  2. Promote walking, biking, public transit as alternatives to driving.
  3. Promote telecommuting, telemedicine, etc. when possible, as a way to reduce vehicle usage.
  4. Heighten citizen awareness of the interaction between transportation and land use policies.

Contact

Team Members

  • Bob Sack
  • Duke Castle
  • Mike Perham
  • Lisa Adatto

Related Areas

    Projects

    1. Promote Electric Vehicles (EV)
    2. Promoting EV charging availability for residents of multifamily dwellings. We participate on a city commission that is studying this issue.
    3. Promoting electrification of school buses

    Areas of Interest

    Partners

      Interfaith

      Lake Oswego Sustainability Network

      Interfaith

      Overview

      The LOSN Interfaith Action Team was started to initially explore what sustainability efforts are currently ongoing within the Lake Oswego faith community.  It has evolved to support individual congregational sustainability efforts and to promote interfaith collaboration around sustainability.

      Vision

      The Interfaith community in Lake Oswego is aware, engaged and empowered to take action toward sustainability through partnership with the Lake Oswego Sustainability Network, which in turn recognizes and acknowledges the needs of this community in the fulfillment of its mission.

      Goals

      1. Create a network of faith organizations in Lake Oswego and the surrounding communities.
      2. Offer quarterly Interfaith coffees.
      3. Provide support and sustainability opportunities for our Interfaith community.
      4. Provide support for local religious groups to demonstrate and improve sustainability practices through the Clackamas County Leaders in Sustainability certification program.

      Leaders

      • Cheryll Simmerman, The Bahá’í Faith Member
      • Dorothy Atwood, LOSN Board Member
      • Lisa Adatto, LOSN Board Member and Beit Haverim Member
      • Michelle McKinnon-Young, Pastor at Lake Oswego United Methodist Church
      • Sydney Brewster, Christ Church Member
      • Phil Bertrand, New Thought Center for Spiritual Living
      • Rev. Masando Hiraoka, Associate Minister, New Thought Center for Spiritual Living

      Calendar of Events

        Quarterly Coffees
        May Panel - May 18, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

        Join us for a inspirational panel on how core religious tenets relate to sustainability with local religious leaders

        LEARN MORE…

        Contact

        Quarterly Interfaith Coffees

        Participating Faith Institutions

        Schools

        Schools

        Overview

        The Schools Action Team started as a way to connect parents in different schools that were working on sustainability with informal coffees. Once the Lake Oswego School District became a LOSN partner, we chose three primary focus areas: facilities, school gardens, and Green School Certification. Activities in all these areas continue. In addition the team is working on food, curriculum development and incorporating sustainability more broadly in the district.

        Vision 

        Lake Oswego School District becomes a regional leader through the integration of sustainability into school facilities, functions, and curriculum.

        Goals

        Incorporate sustainability into LO School District.  Specifically focus on the following areas:

        1. Facilities: Incorporate sustainability in new construction and remodels of the schools.
        2. Gardens: Development gardens in all LO schools.
        3. Green School Certification: Support the development and maintenance of Oregon Green Schools certification.
        4. Curriculum: Facilitate the incorporation of sustainability in Curriculum
        5. Food: Support food service in increasing sustainable food options – organic, local, and plant-based

        Partners

         Leaders

        • Dorothy Atwood, LOSN Board Member
        • Stephanie Wagner, LOSN Board Member, Chair of the Oswego Lake Watershed Council
        • Larry Zurcher, LOSD Sustainability Teacher on Special Assignment
        • Breck Foster, LO High School Teacher, LO School District parent
        • Liz Welsh, LO School District parent
        • Courtney Clements, LO School District parent

        Contact

        Projects

        1. Help implement the LO School District Strategic Plan Sustainability Priority.
        2. Support the LOSN  Sustainability Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA)
        3. Host three to four networking coffees for school parents working on sustainability.
        4. Support teachers and schools in developing sustainability components for curriculum
        5. Provide support and facilitation for school garden coordinators
        6. Work with the district Food Services Director to incorporate sustainability.

          Business

          Business

          Overview

          The economy is one of the three pillars of sustainability along with the environment and social equity. Our local businesses have an important role in moving forward to a sustainable future. LOSN is working with local businesses to show how sustainability practices can reduce cost, bring in new customers and open new markets with sustainability-oriented product and service offerings.

          Vision 

          All Lake Oswego businesses understand the value of sustainability and are working towards becoming more sustainable in their practices.

          Goals

          Assist Lake Oswego businesses to adopt sustainable practices.

           Partners

          Projects

          1. Work with the Lake Oswego Chamber to educate members on sustainability. Provide Sustainability Tips for Chamber Newsletter
          2. Collaborate with Clackamas County to promote the Leaders in Sustainability certification program.

          Areas of Interest

          1. Incorporate sustainability into the city’s economic development strategy
          2. Engage with LOSN’s Business partners to determine:
            1. How LOSN can support their sustainability goals
            2. How they can support sustainability with LOSN

          Resources 

          Contact

          Linda Ganzini  lganzini@losn.org

          Leaders

          • Dorothy Atwood
          • Linda Ganzini
          Lake Theater & Cafe
          B Corp Certification