350PDX Weekly Update – August 7 2019

Hi everyone,

Here’s your 350PDX weekly update!

Remember to check out the Volunteer Boards for all our current volunteer opportunities, including Tasks, Roles, Representing 350PDX, Stuff we need. And let me know any suggestions or additions!


  • Climate Strike General Meeting

    We had almost 80 people show up for a massive brainstorming session last night to lay the groundwork for a successful strike and week of action! We broke out into 6 groups – Strike, Arts, Outreach, Week of Action, Funding, Movement Building – and these groups will go on to form teams in the run up to Sept 20-27. Interested in getting involved in any of these teams? Contact Chris (chris@350pdx.org) or look out for these meetings on the calendar. We wrote hundreds of post-its full of ideas, which will all be typed up, but you can see a sneak preview here.

    See other shots of us in action on Twitter

  • Zenith News: “Portland oil terminal execs gave mayor’s staff false information, aide’s notes indicate

    Our local nemesis Zenith Tar Sands Energy have once again shown themselves to be untrustworthy. Share the article on Facebook (or share our post) and retweet on Twitter (or retweet our post) and make sure to tag Ted Wheeler and tell him to shut this project down!


  • Environmental Justice Tour of Portland’s Sacrifice Zone

    TOMORROW Thurs Aug 8, 9:00AM @ Meet in front of Montgomery Ward Building in NW Portland (2757 NW Wardway, Portland)
    We will hear the voices of the many groups who once lived and worked in historical river communities. We’ll car pool to the many forgotten sites and consider the policies that made this possible. This tour with visit the Zenith tar sands facility and several other sites in the area. Contact Sarah Taylor to register – Sarahsojourner@mac.com or 503-805-4680.

  • Hang Dry Your Laundry For Climate Change

    Sat Aug 10, All Day @ Spin Laundry Lounge, 2326 NE Broadway
    A fun local event with all day free washes and laundry lines, music, food, games and prizes.

  • August Volunteer Orientation

    Wed Aug 14, 6:00PM – 7:45PM @ 350PDX Fellowship Room, 1820 NE 21st Ave
    Come and learn about climate justice, how people power is changing the world, how you can get involved, and meet other cool people in the climate movement. For those completely new to the climate justice movement, or those wanting a refresher. Looking forward to meeting you! Please RSVP so we know how PIZZA to buy. Thanks!

  • Facilitating Just Organizing Spaces Training

    Sat Aug 17, 3:00PM – 5:00PM @ 350PDX, 1820 NE 21st Ave
    This training will share information about how to plan a meeting, facilitate a meeting, and provide space for feedback and conversations about skills folks have in the room. More info here!

  • Civil Disobedience Workshop

    Sat Aug 24, 10:00AM – 3:00PM @ SE Portland
    Another opportunity to join Bonnie McKinlay’s excellent training. This is a great introduction to civil disobedience and is relevant for those who may wish to someday risk arrest, those who want to support others risking arrest, or just for those who want a greater understanding of why civil disobedience is an effective tactic. RSVP for location details -> contact Bonnie: (503) 705-1943, or goto350pdx@gmail.com

Thank you all for the work that you do, and for being part of this magnificent and moving movement,
Chris – 350PDX Volunteer & Communications Coordinator