Verde: Crossing the Green Divide
Produced as a component of E3 Network’s Future Economy Initiative, this film focuses on Verde, a unique community organization based in Portland’s Cully neighborhood. It tells the story of their (so far quite successful) efforts to reframe sustainability as an anti-poverty strategy, leveraging city funds earmarked for sustainability to improve the lives and livelihoods of low-income residents.
The Future Economy Initiative is an innovative research project designed to study and provide hard facts about some of the most exciting new economic models sprouting up all across the country. We worked closely with E3’s team of renowned economists as well as the awesome folks at Ecotrust to bring the first case study of this exciting new venture to life.