Activist Alert

Electric cars, refugee resettlement, sustainable living and more

Green Lane Sustainable Business Network is holding its monthly luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 6, 11:30 am to 1 pm at the First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive Street. The topic is the benefits of electric vehicles for your business. Vegetarian lunch is optional, $12 per person for lunch, $5 per person if not eating. More info at

The Refugee Resettlement Coalition of Lane County has been working on getting more low-cost help to refugees, asylum seekers and other immigrants in need of legal services. RRCLC is made up of local faith-based groups, service organizations and concerned community members. Catholic Community Services, which coordinates the coalition, has opened a new law services program in conjunction with Immigration Legal services in Portland. There is a shortage of immigration attorneys due to the change in federal administration. Innovation Law Lab is planning to send a lawyer to Eugene in September and do a training/workshop to train lawyers (current practicing attorneys in other areas of law, retired or non-practicing attorneys) to do asylum cases pro-bono. You can contact the attorney arranging the training, Christine Zeller-Powell at For more information about the Innovation Law Lab go to For more info on the RRCLC go to

BRING Recycling’s annual self-guided Home and Garden Tour, “The Art of Sustainable Living,” is Sept. 10. BRING says, “This year’s theme draws from ‘wabi-sabi,’ the Japanese aesthetics tradition that finds the beauty in imperfection and impermanence and profundity in earthliness.” For tickets, or to get in free by volunteering, go to

Basic Rights Oregon will hold its statewide leadership summit in Eugene Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Unitarian Universalist Church. The all-day event will draw hundreds of LGBTQ advocates and activists from around the state for workshops and leadership trainings.

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