Happy Earth Month! This April, we’re working to get climate justice bills passed in the Spring Oregon Legislative Session, continuing the resist Zenith Energy and GTN XPress, keeping up the fight for shade equity in Portland, and more.
Can you support our climate justice work by becoming a sustaining donor? Our goal is for 100 new people to become monthly donors during Earth Month. Whether you can give $5, $15, or $50 monthly, your contribution is a huge help.
We are largely funded by grassroots donations from people like you, so sustaining donors are a critical backbone in our funding stream. When you give a monthly contribution, you are giving us the gift of long-term financial security (when we are more secure today, we can make bolder decisions to grow our work in the months and years ahead!)
Thank you for your support, and for being in the fight!
350PDX Staff (Anissa, Brenna, Chris, Dineen, Eloise, Julia, & Kiera)
For quick actions like petitions, check out our Take Action Page. Take the Pledge of Action for more updates.
Tell your Legislators to Support Climate Justice in the 2023 Legislative Session
Right now, we have an opportunity to win important changes across all of Oregon in the 2023 Legislative Session. 350PDX has a list of bills we’re urging our Senators and Representatives to champion during the session. If passed, these bills would have sweeping, tangible benefits for our communities and our climate. Join us in calling on our legislators to champion these bills!
Tell Governor Kotek: Oppose the GTN XPress!
Together with organizations across the Northwest, we’ve been tirelessly fighting to stop the proposed GTN XPress fracked gas pipeline expansion. Federal regulators are planning on making a decision on the project as soon as next week, on Thursday, April 20th. Washington Governor Inslee and Oregon Senators’ Wyden and Merkley have joined the growing list of public opposition to GTN XPress.
But what about Oregon Governor Kotek? It’s time for our Governor to stand up against GTN XPress! Send Kotek’s office a message now.
Events & Opportunities
Contemplative Practices for Activists and Other Engaged Humans
Thurs, April 13 6:30-8pm @ Process Work Institute (2049 NW Hoyt St, Portland)* — rsvp here
Join us for a monthly gathering to explore various meditative, contemplative, and creative practices to explore feelings, deepen our intention, and support our hearts as we contemplate and clarify our role as citizens. Drawing from both traditional and emergent ideas and practices, we grow our sense of belonging and groundedness with joy, gratitude, and radical honesty. **There is also a virtual option for this event
Transit Street Theater to stop fare increases!
Mon, April 17, 4:30pm @ the Hollywood Transit Center (NE south side of Halsey and NE 42)
Late last year, Trimet Directors backed a proposal to raise fares without giving the public any chance to respond. We need to make our voices loud and clear: we will NOT accept this decision to increase fairs without public input.
Join OPAL, 350PDX, Bus Riders Unite!, Sunrise PDX, and XRPDX on April 17 in launching 10 days of street theater leading up to April 26, when there will be an official vote on the fare increase. We will practice and then go out on transit to spread the word about the fare increase. We will be encouraging teams of two or three to do street theater at high volume transit stops during the days leading up to the hearing. Here are some sample scripts you can practice or improv from, or you could write your own (there will be silent roles as well).
End the Era of Fossil Fuels Mobilization Call
Wed, April 19, 5-6, on zoom — RSVP here
Are you outraged by Biden Administration’s decision to approve the Willow project in Alaska? Want to learn more about our movement to end the era of fossil fuels, and how YOU can plug in? Then join us next Wednesday, April 19th for the “End the Era of Fossil Fuels Mobilization Call“
We will hear from frontline leaders of fights to stop fossil fuels from across the country, grounding ourselves in the legacy of Indigenous leadership in fossil fuel resistance, and learn from those leading the charge against the Willow project, as well as from youth organizers about ways to skill up and plug into upcoming campaigns.
350PDX April Action Night
Wed, April 19 6-8pm @ 350PDX Offices (3625 N Mississippi Ave) — rsvp here
Join us for our monthly 350PDX Action Night, a monthly in-person gathering at our offices where we take action, share food and drink, connect, and build community. Feel free to drop in for 30 minutes, or come for the whole thing!
Training: Navigating Burnout & Building Collective Resilience
Wed, April 19, 6-7:30pm — RSVP here
Join us for the third webinar in the Pacific Northwest Forest Climate Alliance’s Activist Training Series. To help sustain ourselves in the struggle over the long term, activists can tend to our physical and emotional well-being as well as create/participate in systems and practices that nourish our communities. This workshop will share some tools for that tending, from herbs and emotional practices to building networks of mutual support, and invite you to share what has worked to sustain you in the movement.
Building Resilience Lobby Day!
Thurs, April 20 (9am-4pm) — in Salem! (carpools available, sign up ASAP to secure a ride!) – SIGN UP HERE!
Rumble on the River Community Forum #6: Fighting Zenith Energy and the Critical Energy Infrastructure Hub
Thurs, April 20 (doors & Info Tables 6:00pm, Panel 6:30pm) — St Johns Church (8044 N Richmond, Portland) – learn more & RSVP here
Join us for our 6th community forum in the highly successful and well-attended series Rumble on the River! A coalition of 26 neighborhood, river and environmental advocacy organizations sponsor this series of free forums to increase public awareness of the safety, health and seismic risks associated with the Critical Energy Infrastructure (CEI) Hub and Zenith Energy.
Portland Youth Climate Strike
SAVE THE DATE: Fri, April 21 — stay tuned for updates!
Earth Day Celebration & Funky Fundraiser at Tomorrow’s Verse Taproom
Sat, April 22 (8-12pm) — Tomorrow’s Verse Taproom (4605 NE FREMONT ST. SUITE #103) – learn more & RSVP here
Actions with Don’t Shoot PDX
Throughout the week, across the city – details here
Worker Solidarity Actions
Throughout the week, across the city – visit the Portland Jobs with Justice page for more info. Also see their list of solidarity actions.
News & Updates
The Building Resilience Coalition is going strong!
Check out our new zine!
In love and gratitude,
350PDX Staff & Community