350PDX Weekly Update – Busy day in City Hall tomorrow – Dec 11 2019

Hi everyone,

Thanks for everyone who joined for our end of year party last week. Getting together with volunteers, board members and staff and spending an evening away from the climate crisis is always revitalizing.

Website issues: As some of you have noticed, over the last week we’ve been having some website problems. We were getting a big increase in spam traffic which was crashing the server. We isolated the problem to our calendar, so now the website is working, but the calendar is still down. Sorry for the inconvenience, we’re working on it! Fingers crossed, it may even be fixed by the time you open this email.

Here’s your 350PDX weekly update!


  • New Matching Donation!

    Patagonia is matching donations up to $10 million to selected non-profits, including us! This money will likely run out in the next week so get your donations in quick. $10 becomes $20, $10,000 becomes $20,000, and everything in between! Our annual appeal is going reasonably well, but some doubled donations would help supercharge it. Thank you! — Donate here.

  • Lost and found – any of this yours?

    Over the last year a mass of water bottles, scarves, hats and raincoats have built up in our office, leftover from meetings and trainings. Is any of this yours? In a few weeks we’ll be donating it so please do come in and have a look if you think you lost something! Text Chris at 971-712-4152 if there’s a specific item you’re looking for, or if you want to check there is someone present in the office.


  • Metro 2020 Taskforce Meeting

    TONIGHT Wed Dec 11, 5:30PM – 7:30PM @ World Trade Center, plaza conference room, 121 SW Salmon St, Portland

    The Transportation Funding Task Force advises the Metro Council on the development of a possible 2020 regional transportation investment measure. These meetings are our chance to push for more funding for public transit and bike/pedestrian infrastructure, and less funding for fossil fuel (car) projects. Wear red!

  • City of Portland’s Progress Report on 100% Renewable Energy

    TOMORROW Thurs Dec 12, 3:00PM – 4:00PM @ Portland City Council, 1221 SW 4th Avenue

    In 2017 Portland committed to a just transition to 100% renewable energy. On Thursday, December 12, the City of Portland will give their first report on progress towards this 100% Renewable Energy Resolution. The report will include presentations from utilities PGE, Pacific Power, and Northwest Natural, and testimony from community organizations, including 350PDX. Come out to hold our leaders accountable and to show your support for strong action for a just transition. Wear green and/or red!

  • PCEF City Council Hearing

    TOMORROW Thurs Dec 12, 5:30PM – 7:00PM @ Portland City Council, 1221 SW 4th Avenue

    The Portland City Council is planning to amend the Portland Clean Energy Fund (PCEF) this Thursday, December 12th. Join us to send a clear message that we are watching closely and we expect City Council to honor the voters of Portland who passed this ballot initiative last November by a margin of 65%. Please wear green! Facebook event.

  • Civil Disobedience Workshop

    Sat Dec 14, 10:00AM – 3:00PM @ RSVP for location – contact Bonnie: (503) 705-1943, or goto350pdx@gmail.com.

    This free workshop is for people considering risking arrest, those who want to support others risking arrest, or for those who want a greater understanding of why civil disobedience is an effective tactic. Please plan on participating through the entire session.
    Workshop Includes…
    – Brief History of Civil Disobedience
    – Personal Grounding
    – Possible Legal Consequences
    – Practical Preparation for Risking Arrest
    – Know Your Rights – Action Roles and Tactics
    – Action Practice and Planning

Thank you all for the work that you do, you make me so proud to be part of 350PDX,
Chris – 350PDX Volunteer & Communications Coordinator