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EarthFix Sr. Manager of Community Engagement

Toni Tabora-Roberts

Toni Tabora-Roberts is the Sr. Manager of Community Engagement for EarthFix, the environmental news partnership led by OPB

Encompassing a wide range of experience, Toni has worked at the nexus of community, media and the arts. At Young Audiences and KBOO Community Radio, she led outreach and engagement efforts. She was Media Fund Director at Center for Asian American Media, overseeing granting programs and producer resources. She’s been a contributing writer to The Asian Reporter and a radio producer/host with APA Compass collective and KBOO.

Toni has a B.A. in Fine Arts from Syracuse University. Off hours you might find Toni bouncing around the Portland media, arts and improv scenes or exploring Northwest landscapes, food and rummage sales with her sweet kid and hubby.

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Recent Articles

Environment | Flora and Fauna

Single Wolf Documented Near Mount Hood

OPB | Feb. 26, 2014 2:49 p.m.

The wolf known as OR-7 was the first wolf to be documented in the Cascades. According to a new report from Oregon Fish and Wildlife, a second single wolf was documented near Oregon's Mount Hood in December.

Communities | Environment

Urban Goat Herd Gets A New, Temporary Home

OPB | Feb. 10, 2014 2:30 p.m.

A beloved urban goat herd in Portland has found a temporary new home in the city.

Environment | Energy

B.C. Terminal Considers Coal Proposal

OPB | Feb. 10, 2014 7:29 a.m.

As Northwest coal proposals crawl through approval processes, a plan to export coal through a B.C. terminal is also getting scrutiny.

Communities | Environment

3 Ways The Super Bowl Will Be Green

OPB | Jan. 30, 2014 1 p.m.

A round up some of the green features for this year’s Super Bowl festivities.

Communities | Environment

Climate Data Sonification

OPB | Jan. 29, 2014 8 a.m.

Cellist and University of Minnesota undergrad Daniel Crawford and geology professor Scott St. George came up with an interesting idea: put climate data to music.

Communities | Environment

How To Cook A Geoduck

OPB | Jan. 26, 2014 11 p.m.

Geoduck clams from Puget Sound are a prized delicacy in China. But many diners in the Northwest have never tried them. Perhaps one of these recipes will whet an appetite for the clams, which go for $100 a pound in China.

Environment | Water

Wash. Senator, Chefs Weigh In Against Pebble Mine

OPB | Jan. 24, 2014 10:51 a.m.

A Washington senator and a chef denounce the proposed for Pebble Mine at Bristol Bay, Alaska.

Communities | Environment

Bullitt Center Nabs Top Honors For Green Building Award

OPB | Jan. 6, 2014 12:21 p.m.

EarthTechling reports Seattle's Bullitt Center can now officially say it's the greenest building in the world.

Communities | Environment

You And Your Green Holidays

OPB | Dec. 24, 2013 10:30 a.m.

Earlier this month, we asked what you are doing to have a more sustainable holiday season. Here are some of your responses.

Communities | Environment

Recycling Candles Into Skateboard Wax

OPB | Dec. 20, 2013 2 a.m.

Need a holiday gift idea for that skateboarder in your life? How about some upcycled skate wax?

Communities | Environment

How Are You Going Green This Holiday?

OPB | Dec. 13, 2013 4:15 a.m.

'Tis the season -- how are you going green this time of year?

Communities | Environment

Northwest Urban Areas Among Trendsetters For Commute Transportation

OPB | Dec. 4, 2013 9 a.m.

If urbanites’ behavior is any indication, American workers' commutes are changing. A new transportation study of the biggest U.S. urban areas shows a decline in driving and an increase in biking to work.

Communities | Environment

Idaho Company Pushes 'Poop' Compost In Super Bowl Ad Contest

OPB | Nov. 29, 2013 midnight

A small Northwest compost company is one of four finalists vying for a free 30-second Super Bowl ad.

Environment | Flora and Fauna

California Finds No Reason To Protect Wolves

OPB | Nov. 25, 2013 8:15 p.m.

As the feds consider delisting the gray wolf under the Endangered Species Act, a study by California’s Department of Fish and Wildlife decides the gray wolf does not need protection in the state.

Environment | Flora and Fauna

Artists Tell Stories Of Dead Bees

OPB | Nov. 22, 2013 10:04 a.m.

Two artists are responding to the decline of bees through their work.

Communities | Environment

Women Are Consuming Less Mercury In Their Fish

OPB | Nov. 21, 2013 1:45 p.m.

A new EPA study shows that blood mercury levels in women of childbearing age dropped 34 percent between a survey done in 1999-2000 and follow up surveys conducted 2001-2010.

Environment | Energy

Tesla Fire Investigation Launched

OPB | Nov. 19, 2013 11:56 a.m.

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is responding to concerns about safety for his company's luxury electric vehicle, the Model S, after three recent car fires.

Environment | Flora and Fauna

Foraging For Fungi Stories

OPB | Nov. 15, 2013 1 p.m.

Deep in the forest of our media landscape, fungi have been emerging. A roundup of some recent news as well as fun stuff from the archives.

Environment | Flora and Fauna

Crushing Ivory To Crush Illegal Wildlife Trade

OPB | Nov. 14, 2013 1:33 p.m.

The Washington Post reports that six tons of confiscated ivory have now been crushed, a message to would-be elephant poachers.

Environment | Energy

Washington's Catholic Bishops Call For Broad Review Of Coal Exports

OPB | Nov. 12, 2013 10:24 a.m. reports that Washington's four Catholic bishops have released a statement calling for “exhaustive and independent review” of the state's two coal export terminals under consideration.