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VIDEO | Fortified: True Stories of Climate Action

An executive, a student, a diversity strategist, a tribal leader, an activist, and a veteran—they’re all taking on climate change. And they all came together at Portland State University this winter to share a live story about their efforts at an event called Fortified: True Stories of Climate Action. 

Missed the event? Not to worry—we filmed it just for you.

Get a glimpse of the evening in this short video, then continue on to watch each of the full stories below.


Cylvia Hayes

Oregon’s First Lady
Fortified Emcee





Micah McCarty

Former Chairman of the Makah Tribe
Presented by Ecotrust





Camila Thorndike

Climate Change Activist
Presented by Climate Solutions





Greg Wolley

Founder of the African American Outdoor Association
Presented by the Portland Bureau of Planning & Sustainability





Paul Rummell

Military Veteran & Renewable Energy Dispatcher
Presented by Renewable Northwest





Al Jubitz

Business Leader & Philanthropist
Presented by Oregon Environmental Council





Virginia Luka

Portland State University Graduate Student & Palau Native
Presented by PSU’s Institute for Sustainable Solutions