350PDX’s Strategic Goals

This past winter and spring, 350PDX volunteers, staff, and Board members worked together to create five strategic goals that are meant to guide 350PDX’s work. The goals were created with input from across the organization by way of several surveys and meetings with 350PDX general membership and volunteer leaders.



They are as follows (and you can also see them here):

Advance the climate justice movement in alliance with frontline communities*

  • Work in coalition with other organizations, especially frontline communities
  • Train and educate 350PDX volunteers on environmental and climate justice
  • Respond to requests of frontline communities
  • Advocate for social justice where it intersects with climate change

*According to the Oregon Just Transition Alliance platform, frontline communities refers to, “people of color, low income communities, and rural and tribal people [who] are at the front line of environmental and climate injustice [and that these communities] must lead the efforts to address climate change.”

Progressively replace the extractive economy with a regenerative one that is healthy and just for all

  • Work for 100% renewable energy
  • Work in and support the Just Transition Movement
  • Promote community-owned renewable energy
  • Promote energy efficiency and reduce community-wide energy use
  • Remove the fossil fuel industry’s social license, which includes fossil fuel divestment
  • Educate the public about the extractive economy and where it intersects with climate change

Reduce emissions and atmospheric greenhouse gases to support a thriving planet

  • Stop new fossil fuel infrastructure projects locally, regionally, and beyond
  • Pressure utility companies to transition to renewable energy sources and eliminate reliance on fossil fuels
  • Pressure the state legislature to pass bold pro-climate policies
  • Support a just transition away from existing fossil fuels
  • Explore ways 350PDX can advocate for emission reduction in the sectors of sustainable agriculture, forestry, and transportation
  • Promote ideas for how individuals can lower their carbon footprint

Build a community that is resilient to the effects of climate change

  • Support projects that prepare and equip the Portland Metro Area to withstand extreme weather and the effects of climate change
  • Hold events and workshops that creatively promote dialogue and relationships that encourage wellbeing in a changing climate
  • Promote mutual aid (people helping people) in response to climate disasters

Nurture an organization that is inclusive, transparent, and compassionate

  • Support and mentor current and emerging leaders
  • Create and foster transparent pathways for new activities and ideas to be realized within 350PDX
  • Improve diversity, equity, and inclusion within 350PDX
  • Reflect on and improve the organization’s structure and culture
  • Facilitate dialogue between 350PDX members about social justice issues

Author: Nicole Metildi