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Resources for the 2021 Climate Action Plan

Portland Community College Resources

Climate Action

Scope 1 and 2

Scope 3

Education and Outreach

Learn more about Climate Change

PCC Library’s student research guide on climate change

Curriculum, Community Based Learning, and Available Data

The Sustainability Office is available for classroom visits upon request. In addition, we have a PCC-based module on Climate Change that we used during the Climate Action Plan. We collaborate with PCC Teaching and Learning Staff at PCC to offer community-based learning opportunities and internships.

Raw data is also available. Please email sustainability@pcc.edu. Here are a few examples of what’s available.

  • Raw energy data and building square footage information by campus
  • Raw greenhouse gas data sheet by scope for Scopes 1 and 2
  • Greenhouse gas information by type (e.g. direct fuel purchases, natural gas consumption, electric consumption, water consumption, purchases, and commuting)
  • Renewable energy production
  • Greenhouse Gas emissions data as reported to Second Nature
  • Greenhouse Gas Inventories


Equity Tools

Public Policy

Federal Government (Executive Order)
President Joe Biden signed an executive order on December 8, 2021, calling for the federal government to generate zero emissions by 2050.

Among other things, the order sets the following goals around federal procurement, construction, and operations:

  • 100% of the federal government’s new vehicles must be zero-emission by 2035.
  • All new light-duty vehicles must be zero-emission by 2027.
  • 65% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from federal operations by 2030 from 2008 levels
  • 100% carbon-free electricity by 2030 (on a net annual basis); 50% must be 24/7 carbon-free electricity
  • Net-zero emissions buildings by 2045
  • Net-zero emissions from federal procurement
State of Oregon Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions Goals (Oregon Legislature)
  • HB 3543 (2007): Arrests Greenhouse Gas emissions growth. Goals include reducing 10% below 1990 emissions levels by 2020 and 75% below 1990 levels by 2050.
  • HB 2620 (2010): Requires that public entities spend 1.5% of the total contract price of public improvements for new construction or major renovations of public buildings on renewable technologies.
  • SB 24 (2015): Removes previous clean fuels sunset date of December 2015 and authorizes the Department of Environmental Quality to issue regulations regarding clean fuels.
  • SB 838 (2007) and SB 1547 (2016): Oregon Renewable Energy Act of 2007: Establishes a renewable portfolio standard for electric utilities and retail electricity suppliers. SB 1547 updated the standard to raise the target to 50% renewable energy by 2040, which includes both Portland General Electric and Pacific Power. Furthermore, Portland General Electric has pledged to end the use of coal in Oregon by 2035.
  • HB 3612: Oregon State agencies are directed to reduce energy consumption to 20% below 2000 levels by 2015. (Does not apply to PCC)
Oregon Governor’s Office
City of Portland, Multnomah County, and Portland Metro