On Sept. 17, PGE hosted a booth at the Milwaukie Farmers Market to debut an educational comic book titled "Climate Keepers: Agents of Project Zero."
Funded by PGE and developed by internationally known Milwaukie publisher Dark Horse, the comic book is intended to empower young readers to identify impacts of climate change and think about their role in potential solutions to global warming. Kids who attended the farmers market were among the first worldwide to receive free copies of the book.
"This is part of our larger Climate Collaborative campaign, designed to educate and build awareness of Milwaukie's Climate Action Plan and provide community members with the actions they can take in their home or business to support a clean energy future," said PGE spokesperson Allison Dobscha. "This comic book is one tactic of many helping us engage the next generation of industry leaders, climate scientists and innovators."
The new comic book's heroes, the Climate Keepers, rally against the forces of climate change, embodied by an intergalactic force called Ipsum, to help keep the city clean and green for everyone. Readers are told that just like the Climate Keepers, we can all do our part to slow the harmful effects of greenhouse gases by using renewable energy sources, switching to electric vehicles, and helping restore our forests and urban tree canopy.
In addition to the comic book, PGE's booth had donuts, educational resources and activities to encourage Milwaukie residents to identify climate actions they can take at home. In 2019, PGE and city officials opened an "Electric Avenue" for charging electric cars in downtown Milwaukie.
Visit pgeclimatekeepers.com to download both the English and Spanish comic.
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