A ‘Letter to Nature’ in Portland

Nature breathes life into our cities. As part of a new campaign to highlight the importance of urban nature to our everyday lives, C40 has invited mayors, artists, cultural influencers and other thought leaders from cities around the world to write a ‘Letter to Nature’.

The first in our series of letters is from Mayor of Portland Ted Wheeler.

“Dear Nature,

You are so important to Portland!

  • You provide clean, cool air and fresh water for wildlife and people.

We know that you can also help us be resilient to climate change — if we help you.

  • We will weave nature into our urban neighborhoods from rooftops to streets.

As you nurture us, we commit to care for you so we can survive and thrive together.


Portland (via Mayor Ted Wheeler)”

C40 is a leading global network of cities taking bold and ambitious climate action to deliver a healthy, equitable and sustainable future for all.