350PDX Weekly Update – We Need Your Feedback – Feb 5 2020

Hi everyone,

Did you volunteer with us in 2019? Volunteering can mean anything from showing up to a meeting, attending an event, signing a petition online, or being an active team member. If so, we want to hear from you!

I know you’re busy and asking you to take a survey can feel like the furthest thing from climate action.

But one of the most important lessons of activism is finding out if you’re getting the right outcome. More than just blocking another fossil fuel pipeline, we want to know if we’re serving you and supporting your role in the climate justice movement.

Please invest 5-10 minutes in 350PDX’s future by filling out this anonymous Volunteer Evaluation Survey of 2019 by February 10!

Here’s your 350PDX weekly update.


  • Thank You to our Give!Guide Business Partners!

    If you donated through the Give!Guide towards the end of last year then you’ll have seen the generous support from these three businesses. We want to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU, and to encourage you to support them with your business.The first 50 donors over $100 received free 12 oz cup of coffee from Water Avenue Coffee
    Donors 35 and under: received a packet of UMI Organic Noodles
    Trillium Asset Management: Matched first $1000


  • BIPOC Caucus Meeting

    TOMORROW Thurs Feb 6, 5:00PM – 6:00PM @ 350PDX, 1820 NE 21st Ave, PortlandJoin us for our Black, Indigenous, and People of Color* (BIPOC) Caucus meeting! Come meet with other people of color working on climate justice at 350PDX or on various justice issues within our partner organizations. At our February meeting, Renate, the Census Equity Manager at Portland African American Leadership Forum (PAALF), will be joining us to share more about the #WeCountOregon campaign.The #WeCountOregon campaign is a community-led effort to ensure that hard to count communities  – people of color, immigrants, renters, rural communities, and parents of children under 5 – understand and take the 2020 Census.This meeting will be a potluck for community building from 5-6 PM, with Renate presenting from 6-6:30 PM. Email Anissa at anissa@350pdx.org to RSVP and to sign up to bring a dish! Share the Facebook event here.
    *People of color are defined as black, brown, Asian, indigenous, and mixed-race people who do not identify as white. White people are encouraged to attend all other events but this is an affinity group for folks of color to form a community. Thank you for respecting our boundaries!

  • Good Grief – Get Acquainted with this 10 Steps Support Group

    TOMORROW Thurs Feb 6, 7:00PM – 8:30PM @ 350PDX, 1820 NE 21st Ave, Portland – Facebook event hereIntroduction to the “Good Grief” weekly support group sponsored by 350PDX. Open to all who find themselves grieving about the planet. Learn about the group and experience the Twelve-Step practice of sharing without cross-talk. Hear from prior participants. Ten week commitment to join after introduction. Feb 13 through April 16. Thursday Evenings 7:00-8:30 PM. $50 or what you can afford to cover rent and expenses. This is NOT a therapy group but emotional expression is welcomed.

    Climate Strike Against TMX Tar Sands!

    Fri Feb 7, 10:30AM – 2:30PM @ Vancouver Port Commissioner’s Office, 3103 NW Lower River Rd, Vancouver, WA, 98660Yesterday the Canadian courts gave final approval to the devastating Trans Mountain Pipeline project (TMX), with the support of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. It will bring tar sands bitumen from Alberta to a port near to Vancouver, BC. This is bad news, and means the last line of defense is good old-fashioned people power. Pipe for the construction of this project is being shipped through our backyard, and arriving at the Port of Vancouver, WA.The resistance against pipelines and fossil fuel projects is growing. We need you to join us, in solidarity with those on the frontlines up north, to amplify the message: No Pipelines! Stop TMX! Right now, there is still TMX pipe at the Port of Vancouver, WA. Join in the fight! We’ll be meeting at the Vancouver Port Commissioner’s Office at 10:30am on Friday, February 7th to rally and take action! Wear red and/or black! Facebook event here.

  • Fire Drill Fridays

    Fri Feb 7, 12:00PM – 1:00PM @ Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave, PortlandEvery Friday folks are assembling outside City Hall in an energetic and colorful vigil to keep the pressure on Mayor Ted Wheeler to shut down the Zenith tar sands terminal in NW Porland, and to raise awareness from people and cars passing by.Bring signs or banners, or just bring yourself. Among the many things such a sign can say is “Fire Drill Fridays,” “Stop Zenith Energy,” “No More Bomb Trains,” “Mayor & Commissioners: Stand Strong!” 2×3 signs are big enough to be visible to walkers-by and drivers-by.

  • 350PDX Volunteer Orientation

    Mon Feb 10, 6:00PM – 8:00PM @ 350PDX, 1820 NE 21st Ave, PortlandCome along to learn what we do at 350PDX, meet other new volunteers, and find out how you can plug into meaningful and powerful climate action. Please RSVP here!

  • 350PDX General Meeting
    Tues Feb 11, 6:00PM – 8:00PM @ 350PDX, 1820 NE 21st Ave, Portland
    Save the date for our monthly General Meeting. We’ll be taking a deep dive into forests, climate, how the logging industry has become one of Oregon’s biggest carbon emitters, and what you can do about it – i.e. the Forest Waters Protection Act.We’ll start with a potluck and end with team tabling as always, which makes this a great time to come together for new volunteers and old friends. See you there!
  • Washington County Team Meeting
    Tues Feb 11, 6:30PM – 8:00PM @ First Congregational United Church of Christ, 494 E. Main St., HillsboroAll climate-concerned activists are invited to join the 350 Washington County team at our monthly meeting. We’ll enjoy potluck supper beginning at 6:30, and an expert presentation/discussion beginning at 7pm. We’ll share local updates and current action opportunities, including planning our participation in the Hillsboro St Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday, March 14 and preparations for a big climate strike focused Earth Day-Earth Week celebration in April.Bring a potluck dish if you can (don’t worry if you can’t), and your ideas and questions! The church location is convenient to MAX and with lots of parking. Please let us know if you have questions at debbygactivism@gmail.com.
  • Civil Disobedience Workshop
    Sat Feb 22, 10:00AM – 3:00PM @ RSVP for location
    For info or to RSVP, 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.
    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
    Please plan on participating through the entire session.

Thank you all for the work that you do, here’s to ten years of radical positive change,
Chris – 350PDX Volunteer & Communications Coordinator