Environment Oregon endorses Metro measure 26-218

Metro measure 26-218, also known as "Get Moving 2020," would be one of the largest-ever investments in greater Portland's transportation system, and an important step to putting our region on the path to mitigating transportation's outsized impact on our climate.

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Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director, Environment Oregon

Author: Celeste Meiffren-Swango

State Director, Environment Oregon

(503) 231-1986 ext. 318

On staff: 2006-2009; 2010 to present
B.A., magna cum laude, University of Arizona

As director of Environment Oregon, Celeste develops and runs campaigns to win real results for Oregon's environment. She has worked on issues ranging from preventing plastic pollution, stopping global warming, defending clean water, and protecting our beautiful places. Celeste's organizing has helped to reduce kids' exposure to lead in drinking water at childcare facilities in Oregon, encourage transportation electrification, ban single-use plastic grocery bags, defend our bedrock environmental laws and more. She is also the author of the children's book, Myrtle the Turtle, empowering kids to prevent plastic pollution. Celeste lives in Portland, Ore., with her husband and two daughters, where they frequently enjoy the bounty of Oregon's natural beauty.

Environment Oregon endorses Metro measure 26-218. 

Metro measure 26-218, also known as "Get Moving 2020," would be one of the largest-ever investments in greater Portland's transportation system, and an important step to putting our region on the path to mitigating transportation's outsized impact on our climate.

The proposed measure includes a lot of exciting projects including funding TriMet's transition to a zero emission bus fleet, connecting a regional rapid bus network to get buses moving faster and more reliably, critical safety improvements, off street walking and biking infrastructure and a lot more. You can see the full list of proposed projects here. 

Please join us in voting yes on Metro measure 26-218 to help improve how we get around our region, reduce air pollution and fight climate change. 

Happy voting! 

Paid for by Environment Oregon, a project of Environment America.

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Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director, Environment Oregon

Author: Celeste Meiffren-Swango

State Director, Environment Oregon

(503) 231-1986 ext. 318

On staff: 2006-2009; 2010 to present
B.A., magna cum laude, University of Arizona

As director of Environment Oregon, Celeste develops and runs campaigns to win real results for Oregon's environment. She has worked on issues ranging from preventing plastic pollution, stopping global warming, defending clean water, and protecting our beautiful places. Celeste's organizing has helped to reduce kids' exposure to lead in drinking water at childcare facilities in Oregon, encourage transportation electrification, ban single-use plastic grocery bags, defend our bedrock environmental laws and more. She is also the author of the children's book, Myrtle the Turtle, empowering kids to prevent plastic pollution. Celeste lives in Portland, Ore., with her husband and two daughters, where they frequently enjoy the bounty of Oregon's natural beauty.