Current Projects and News

                               

                                The "Usual Suspects"

First Saturday Litter Patrol

&

The "Garden Variety Suspects"

First Saturday Landscape Clean-up 

 

Saturday, May 7

9:00-10:00am

Meet outside Basics Market.

 

 Masks optional. 

 

Bring: 

Your own tools please (depending on how you'd like to help) w/gloves, buckets/bags,

pick-sticks/litter grabbers, brooms.

           

Garden Variety Suspects Bring:

gloves, buckets and clippers. Yard debris bags supplied 

 

   Duration:  

Usually about 1 hr. With enough people it can make a big difference

                Humans of all ages and cleaning abilities welcome!

 

           Write info@hillsdalecommunityfoundation.org with questions.

Going Solar

Learn how to get solar power even if you don’t have a sunny roof! Come to the Hillsdale Community Foundation’s Solar Fair on May 15.

 

The Solar Fair is happening at the Rieke School covered playground on May 15 from 9am to 1pm, just down the hill from the Hillsdale Farmer’s Market. Fun and informative exhibits show and explain how to tap into solar power at your own home or business to lessen greenhouse gas emissions. 

 

We’ll have exhibits from installers. A solar subscription service offers solar power to  those who don’t own their own sunny roof--sign up and get a bag of coffee! Learn about how solar co-ops can help non-profits go solar, and opportunities to help low-income homeowners get panels to help save the planet.

 

In addition, visit the exhibits from local schools and the UO School of Architecture with cool interactive displays. If it’s sunny, we’ll have a solar telescope to peer into!

 

This event is presented by the Hillsdale Community Foundation as part of its mission to strengthen and support the greater Hillsdale community by initiating and nurturing educational, informative, aesthetic, environmental and artistic programs and projects for the purpose of community building.

Exhibitors Include:

Oregon Shines
Oregon Clean Power Co-op

Solar Oregon

Sunbridge Solar
Ion Solar
Imagine Energy
Robert Gray Middle School Environmental Engineering Class
Ida B Wells Astronomy Club
UO School of Architecture and Environment
Solar for All

We recently hosted a free webinar with Oregon Clean Power Co-op (OCPC) on the possibility of a solar co-op installation in Hillsdale. If you missed it, you can check out the PowerPoint presentation here: https://app.box.com/s/v8jc8g1kh55wg3xmz19vn9y1xadl8z21   If you'd like to listen to a recording of the webinar, click here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jpjKd09RvPUDjvEOcZDXshtA-ZQLOatU/view

 

A co-op offers opportunities to both buy solar power from and invest in a solar installation serving the local community. OCPC develops projects by working with owners of sizable roofs (such as churches, schools, and large stores). If a project will supply more power than the roof’s owner needs, households and businesses can subscribe for the excess. Since the co-op may have to borrow to build the project, people can lend money (a minimum investment is $1000), and get paid back with interest over five to a dozen years. 

 

Hillsdale Hunt 2021

Part Photo Scavenger Hunt, Part Trivia Challenge....All Fun & Games 

 

Hillsdale News

 

Founded by Rick Seifert in 2007, the Hillsdale News covered hyper-local news and larger issues affecting our community for eight years. Now the News is back to continue the work of informing and connecting Hillsdale residents and neighbors. Thank you to Valeurie Friedman for reviving this important source of news of our community. Valeurie will be keeping a list of local businesses that are open at some capacity during the COVID closures. Read The Hillsdale News and subscribe here: www.hillsdalenewspdx.com.