Did you know that homes and buildings are some of Oregon’s top sources of climate pollution? The way we cook and heat with fossil fuels is not only exacerbating the climate crisis, but also polluting our indoor spaces with dangerous toxins. But this spring Oregon Legislative Session, we have an important opportunity to fight for safe and resilient fossil-free buildings across Oregon!

As part of the Building Resilience coalition, 350PDX is calling for Oregon to pass statewide policies to make sure new construction is built smart from the start to be healthy and resilient, cut energy waste, and lower energy bills for everyday Oregonians.

As we face the coming years of climate crisis, we need to make sure our homes and buildings are healthy, safe, and resilient. That requires transitioning homes and buildings to clean, efficient electricity for heating and cooling, hot water, and cooking. But the financial burden of this transition shouldn’t fall on individuals. The State of Oregon needs to make sure it’s easy and affordable to transition all homes and buildings to clean energy, while prioritizing those on the frontlines of the climate crisis.

Join us on April 20 for a Building Resilience Lobby Day!


One of the most impactful things you can do to pass climate action bills is to meet with your legislators face-to-face. So this Spring Legislative Session — join us for a Building Resilience Lobby Day to call on your lawmakers to pass bills for healthy, affordable, and resilient homes and buildings!

WHEN IS IT?   Thursday, April 20th, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
WHERE IS IT?   In Salem! (carpools available, but be sure to sign up by April 11)
HOW DO I SIGN UP?   SIGN UP HERE! — register by April 11


MORE DETAILS:  On April 20th, we’ll first meet at the Family YMCA of Marion and Polk Counties (685 Court St NE, Salem) for a lobbying training, then you’ll have a chance to meet with climate legislative champions as well as with your own Representative and Senator. More details to come about activities, food, and everything else you need to know. All you need is a clear schedule on April 20th and a passion for climate action. The Building Resilience coalition will help with everything else!

Energy-efficient homes and buildings are safer, healthier, and cheaper. They help protect people from extreme heat, air pollution, and other climate harms while reducing energy waste and climate pollution. With your help, we can make sure lawmakers understand these and other important benefits of the Resilient, Efficient Buildings policy package. We hope to see you at the Building Resilience Lobby Day! Remember to register here by April 11th.

Let’s do this,

Dineen O’Rourke, 350PDX Campaign Manager

P.S. Want to be a rock star climate activist and have a jam-packed day of climate action? After Lobby Day, join us at 6:00 pm in St. Johns for our 6th Rumble on the River Community Forum – sign up here. You’ll learn about the movement to stop Zenith Energy and transform the Critical Energy Infrastructure Hub. You’ll get to hear from a new slate of amazing panelists and learn how you can plug into this movement. (If you do both the lobby day and community forum, let Dineen know so she can give you a personal congratulations for being a climate rock star!!)

P.P.S. Stay tuned for more updates on the Spring Legislative Session! You can read about all the bills we’re supporting here.