350PDX exists to address capitalist and political systems where profits trump people, false climate solutions are written by those protected from climate chaos, and the climate movement is steeped in white supremacy culture. We solve these problems by centering the needs of frontline communities in our campaigns and programs, while being co-conspirators in the fight for social and racial justice.
We approach these problems by building our communities’ collective power to effect long-lasting, systemic change by giving hundreds of dedicated volunteers the tools and support they need to change political, social and economic systems that perpetuate injustice. That looks like:
- Education on climate policy, advocacy opportunities, and the intersection of climate with the root causes of systemic oppression
- Training on community organizing, campaign strategy & leadership development
- Community support in the face of injustice and the effects of climate change
- Organizing with frontline communities to pass local and state Just Transition policy created by frontline communities, like the Portland Clean Energy Initiative
350PDX chose those strategies because we believe you cannot combat climate chaos without also combatting the foundational extractive economy, which exploits people and natural resources through capitalism and the dehumanization of racism, white supremacy, and all other forms of oppression.