Portland: Rally to Protect Forests

October 6, 2022 - 4:30 PM
South Hawthorne Waterfront Park
1403 S Harbor Way
Portland, OR
North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection, Sunrise Movement PDX, Pacific Northwest Forest Climate Alliance

Jetty Creek after logging. /Photo by Shawn Records
Jetty Creek after logging. /Photo by Shawn Records

On Thursday, Oct. 6, The North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection (NCCWP), Sunrise Movement PDX, and other Pacific Northwest Forest Climate Alliance members will rally to protest harmful industrial forestry practices. Participants will meet at 4:30 p.m. at the South Hawthorne Waterfront Park (1403 S Harbor Way in Portland).

More about the rally from Nancy Webster of NCCWP:

“Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA) and other Wall St. corporations are helping to bankroll the climate crisis through their funding of deforestation and fossil fuels.  TIAA, a massive pension fund for teachers and those in the academic, research, medical, cultural, and governmental fields, owns Nuveen Natural Capital (a land-focused asset management platform).  GreenWood Resources, an international timber corporation, is a part of Nuveen.  In other words, TIAA, Nuveen, and GreenWood Resources are involved in industrial forestry in Oregon and around the world, clearcutting the carbon-rich forests that are our best natural solution to the climate crisis.  TIAA, Nuveen, and GreenWood are helping to drive the climate crisis by land acquisition used for industrial forestry in the Pacific Northwest, as well as elsewhere in North America, plus Latin America, Europe, and Asia.  These practices are contrary to the wishes of many individuals who are invested in TIAA and even contrary to TIAA's own rhetoric.  Join us on October 6th to take action against TIAA for their destructive practices and hypocrisy!”

There will be a simultaneous rally in Seaside at 3:30 p.m. at the “Big Orange Chair” in front of the Seaside Visitors Bureau (7 N Roosevelt Dr). 

For more information, contact NCWWP or Sunrise Movement PDX