Playful Presence Episode 5: Earth Day

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Sat, 04/22/2023 - 8:00am to 9:00am
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Improv, mindfulness, play and creativity. Interview with local tree activist.

Interview with local tree activist, Albert Kaufman.  Letters from trees to people.  Improv scenes.

How to play the improv game, “I’m a Tree:”    https://improwiki.com/en/wiki/improv/i_am_a_tree

What Portland’s Doing to Plant Climate-Resilient Trees — Trees For Life

We Keep Trees Standing in Portland and Beyond - FB Group for Organizing

If you are concerned about a tree at risk call Urban Forestry right away @ 503-823-8733 #5 is for general questions/comments.

Also: trees@portlandoregon.gov is a way to reach them.

This is an ongoing effort to save Portland (and beyond) trees from the chopping block. Join our e-list to get regular updates:

https://conta.cc/376pdW2 - click on the Tree choice

Please share this link to this group with friends who will be an active part in protecting and increasing our canopy. And, if you're visiting from another part of the country - please take what you learn here and use it.

Trees for Life Oregon is an education and advocacy group whose mission is to preserve large-form trees and space to plant new ones. Learn about the tree code and much more at treesforlifeoregon.org and sign up for their newsletter.

More about Portland's Tree Code @ https://www.portlandoregon.gov/citycode/66002

Info about trees and neighbors in Portland:

https://www.portland.gov/trees/tree-concerns-and-problems/neighbors-trees

  • ----- City Contacts...

Advocacy info:

Urban Forestry Commission:

urbanforestrycommission@portlandoregon.gov

Jenn Cairo: City's Urban Forester. Jenn.Cairo@portlandoregon.gov

Planning and Sustainability Commission: psc@portlandoregon.gov

Adena Long, Director of PDX Parks and Rec: parksbureaudirector@portlandoregon.gov

Parks: 503-823-7529

Email: CustomerServiceCenter@portlandoregon.gov

City Council:

Comm.Rubio@portlandoregon.gov, mayorwheeler@portlandoregon.gov, gonzalezoffice@portlandoregon.gov, MappsOffice@portlandoregon.gov, CommissionerRyanOffice@portlandoregon.gov

Commissioner Carmen Rubio

Comm.Rubio@portlandoregon.gov

503-823-3008

Mayor Ted Wheeler

mayorwheeler@portlandoregon.gov

503-823-4120

Commissioner Rene Gonzalez

gonzalezoffice@portlandoregon.gov

503-823-4151

Commissioner Mingus Mapps

MappsOffice@portlandoregon.gov

503-823-4682

Commissioner Dan Ryan

CommissionerRyanOffice@portlandoregon.gov

503-823-3589

The public can also provide written testimony to Council by emailing the Council Clerk at cctestimony@portlandoregon.gov

Here is a great tool that shows GIS data related to trees (and homeowner names/addresses).

http://climatecope.research.pdx.edu/plant

 

Episode Playlist

  • Time
    8:06
    Artist
    Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer
    Song
    Tanglewood Tree
    Album
    Tanglewood Tree
    Label
    Signature Sounds Recording Company
  • Time
    8:17
    Artist
    Bruce Cockburn
    Song
    If a Tree Falls
    Album
    Anything Anytime Anywhere
    Label
    True North Records
  • Time
    8:39
    Artist
    Cat Stevens
    Song
    Where Do the Children Play?
    Album
    Tea for the Tillerman (2020 Remaster)
    Label
    UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)
  • Time
    8:48
    Artist
    Joni Mitchell
    Song
    Big Yellow Taxi
    Album
    Big Yellow Taxi (Remixed) - EP
    Label
    Reprise

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