Hood River, Oregon: Making Energy Work for Rural Oregon

Posted by Lee Rahr on September 24, 2015

The second in our series of six energy workshops. November 6, 2015 in Hood River, Oregon.


This workshop is part of a series of six energy workshops taking place across Oregon that will help rural communities identify energy savings and energy generation opportunities, and invest in local energy programs and projects.

All of the workshops are co-hosted by Sustainable Northwest, Lake County Resources Initiative, and Wallowa Resources. The Hood River workshop is being developed in collaboration with local leaders who are pursuing investment in clean energy to help create a healthier environment for their community, grow the tax base, and save and keep money in their community. 

Download the workshop agenda at the bottom of the page, in the Downloads section. 


Who attends the workshops?

Hood River residents, business leaders, teachers, industry professionals, high energy users from the residential, industrial, and agricultural sectors, landlords, farmers, city planners, municipal leaders, and anyone interested in helping Hood River pursue a clean energy future.

Workshop participants will learn what kind of energy planning has already taken place, and learn from other communities that have committed to a clean energy future how much money they are saving and what type of jobs they have created. In addition, speakers will present on residential energy savings and generation opportunities, commercial opportunities for the main street, and how Hood River could pursue a community driven and owned solar installation.

Location: Hood River Fire Station, 1785 Meyer Parkway

Format: 9 am – 3 pm 

• Welcome, Mayor Blackburn and Councilor Brun 

• Creating Community Support

• Hood River’s Energy Potential

• Hood River's Energy Success Stories 

• Lunch, table topics with speaker hosted discussions

• Community Owned Energy

• Action planning with RARE

• Next Steps


Registration fee and information:

Registration is $15 and covers meals and workshop sessions.

For more information about the workshop, please contact Lee Rahr at Sustainable Northwest (503) 221-6911 x105,

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