Aurora Chorus was proud to share our post-concert reception with representatives from the following organizations doing important work in our community:
We envision a future where international agreements and public policies, at all levels of government, have kept most of the known fossil fuels reserves in the ground; where, by mid-century, emissions from the burning of fossil fuels have reached zero, allowing natural processes in soils and forests to absorb excess carbon from our atmosphere, bringing it steadily down to levels safe for the our children, grandchildren and all life on earth.
We envision a future with enlightened social, political and economic systems prioritizing renewable energy use and increasing energy efficiency while creating quality family-wage jobs in building a fossil-free economy; where low-income communities are no longer disproportionately suffering the effects of climate change; and where sustaining life and the needs of communities take precedence over corporate profits, leading to a healthy world with thriving and resilient communities.
Learn More: 350pdx.org
BottleDrop is a new system for redeeming bottles and cans in Oregon. With their clean and spacious indoor facilities, friendly and helpful staff, and innovative BottleDrop Accounts, BottleDrop makes returning deposit containers and collecting a refund fast, clean and convenient.
If you already save returnables and collect your deposit back through BottleDrop you can now donate the funds you earn to Aurora. Just go online to your BottleDrop account, choose “give,” select Aurora Chorus from among participating non profits, and donate all or part of your redemption funds to Aurora. Or, pick up a blue BottleDrop bag from the BottleDrop table downstairs and return the bag at your convenience to any BottlleDrop redemption center. The bags are marked with the Aurora barcode and our account will be credited with your funds. There is no cost to you for the bags. Thank you for supporting Aurora and the environment!
Learn More: bottledropcenters.com
Northwest VEG educates and encourages people to make vegan choices for a healthy, sustainable, and compassionate world. Based in the Greater Portland and southern Washington areas, Northwest VEG is dedicated to bringing awareness to the power of a plant-based, vegan lifestyle and helping support people in their transition toward making healthier, more sustainable, and compassionate food choices. Through courses, social events,
programs, outreach, and larger annual events including Portland VegFest (SAVE THE DATE – Oct. 5 & 6, 2019 at the Oregon Convention Center), Northwest VEG welcomes everyone to learn about the animal, environmental, human rights, and health issues intertwined with our food choices, and fosters a community of people with shared values.
Learn More: nwveg.org
Oregon Environmental Council
OEC brings Oregonians together to protect Oregon’s water, air and land with healthy solutions that work for today and for future generations. Founded in 1968 by concerned Oregonians across the state, OEC is a membership-based, nonpartisan nonprofit. OEC is a fiscally sound, highly-regarded organization that is committed to transparency. OEC strives for equitable environmental policies and practices, works with businesses, farmers and health providers so that all may thrive and works with elected officials to create protective public policy.
Learn More: oeconline.org