Entries by Dragon

100% Renewable Passes!!

We had a big win- the City of Portland and Multnomah County both unanimously passed what is one of the strongest 100% resolutions in the country! The Resolutions commit the City and County to 100% renewable electricity by 2035 and 100% renewable energy in all sectors by 2050 while simultaneously prioritizing equity and community-based renewable […]

Audio: Bridge to Disaster – Resisting Fracked Gas in the PNW

On Feburary 23, 2017 organizers from a number of climate/social action organizations (listed below) joined forces to promote resistance to fracked methane being implemented as a fuel source for our local power grid, as well as for export to foreign markets. Methane – a greenhouse gas with 86 times the heat trapping potential of carbon […]

Speaking Up Against The Carty Gas Plants

On February 23rd, some fellow Sierra Club members trekked out to Cousins’ Country Inn in The Dalles.  The Energy Facility Siting Council (EFSC) was holding one of their regular meetings where they discuss and eventually vote on which sites are granted the right to produce energy.  Thus, they can either approve or deny the Carty/Boardman […]

February Climate Science News Roundup

With climate change now our daily reality, climate scientists are working hard to understand its effects. And as climate denial and misinformation seems to crop up everywhere these days, it’s more important than ever that we keep tabs of current climate science so we can be effective, informed activists. With that in mind, each month […]

January Climate Science News Roundup

With climate change now our daily reality, climate scientists are working hard to understand its effects. And as climate denial and misinformation seems to crop up everywhere these days, it’s more important than ever that we keep tabs of current climate science so we can be effective, informed activists. With that in mind, each month […]

Climate Activism News Roundup #1

Here at 350PDX we hear about climate activists all around the world working to dismantle the fossil fuel industry, but we do not see nearly enough media coverage of their daily acts of bravery. This movement is happening everywhere, and we hope that this project will amplify the voices of the many ordinary people doing […]

Indigenous Solidarity is Making History in North Dakota

To date, 87 American Indian Nations have stood in support of the Standing Rock Sioux and their ongoing fight against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), whether by letters, resolutions, or by sending delegations of tribal members to the Sacred Stone Camp. Many have shown their support by sending much needed water, and […]

Update: Struggle for Clean Water and Tribal Sovereignty Intensifies in North Dakota Against the Dakota Access Pipeline

A U.S. District Judge ordered Native American protesters Wednesday to stop blocking the construction of a $3.8 billion oil pipeline set to cross four states and major rivers, said a Sioux official. The temporary restraining order follows days of protest which have halted construction at the site. As of today, Wednesday, August 17th, 28 people […]

Metro Divests!!

We are thrilled to announce that Metro has made the fossil fuel divestment commitment! And their investments are already clean! Way to go Metro! This victory completes the trio of Portland-area governments on the divestment list! A lot of credit for Metro passing their divestment resolution on July 28th goes to Councilors Bob Stacey and […]