Friends of Straub Environmental Learning Center is holding a Climate Masters Training Program at 6 p.m. on Tuesday Oct. 12 at Painters Hall. At 7 p.m. former Secretary of State Bill Bradbury will give a talk. He has spoken about climate change hundreds of times in the past few years.

Bradbury’s talk is free and open to the public. No RSVP required for the talk, but space is limited and individuals will be admitted on a first come, first served basis.

Climate Masters is a 10-week training program developed by the Climate Leadership Initiative at Univ. of Oregon. It was modeled after the Master Gardener/Recycler programs and provides participants with 30 hours of in-depth, how-to knowledge on climate science and on ways to use resources wisely and reduce carbon emissions.

All the classes will be held at Painter’s Hall. After Tuesday’s kickoff, Climate Masters classes will be every Monday from Oct. 18th – Dec. 20th at 6:00. The cost of the Climate Masters program is $25. If you’re interested, email Alexandra at or call 503-391-4145 or visit