This December, as world leaders gather in Paris to discuss the fate of planet earth, grassroots leaders are taking action and showing that solutions will come from the ground up.
This year, 350PDX is featured in the Willamette Week’s Give!Guide, the easiest and most fun path to year end giving, and the theme couldn’t be more perfect: “been a little bad, do a little good.”
Sometimes we as climate activists have to be a little bad to do a LOT of good. From getting arrested to stop Keystone XL, blocking Shell’s icebreaker in our kayaks to end Arctic Drilling, or creatively applying pressure to the City Council to get them to oppose new fossil fuels, 350PDXers are pushing the bounds on what is possible and winning.
In the hour before the city council hearing began on the proposition to ban all new and expanded fossil fuel infrastructure in Portland, roughly 200 people waited inside city hall for the hearing to begin. Some waited to give testimony, and others wanted to get a good seat. The majority wore red in support of the new legislation. There was a warm and friendly feeling in the air, solidified by a few people passing out free peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to everyone, made right there on a bench outside the hearing room. As the time neared to go inside the main area, people signed up to speak one by one and eventually filed inside. Read more
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