Sustainable Business Oregon
It is amazing what happens when business gets hold of a good idea. A powerful and growing list of small cleantech industry innovators and Fortune 500 companies now understand what metropolitan policy makers have known for years: Cities are crucibles of sustainability.
The reasons are simple. Today, almost 60 percent of Oregonians live in the Portland metropolitan region. By 2025, the region is expected to grow to 2.8 million people — following the global trend of increasing urbanization. As we grow more urban, metropolitan areas worldwide are expected to bear the brunt of issues such as climate change, air pollution, energy and water scarcity, food insecurity and congestion. READ FULL STORY