2023 Update

Time for the yearly update! Things have not changed drastically since the previous post from 2022. And that is a real problem. Despite the urgency of the climate crisis and the importance of plant-rich diets, Portland Public Schools has made very little change. As you can see from the chart below, the food category is by far the largest carbon emitter.

What can we do? A small and committed group of parents are meeting and planning action. We will need help. These changes need to come from the students themselves.

Want to take an easy action right now? If your student attends PPS, you can request their dietary preference here.

Do you want to learn other ways to get involved? Email amy (at) thriving-creative.com.