Entries by mia

It’s Not Goodbye, It’s “See Ya Later!”

In Spring 2015, when I began talking to the volunteer leadership of 350PDX about becoming their first paid staff person, I never could have dreamed of the amazing work we would all do together. As I wrap up my time as paid staff for 350PDX and get ready for new adventures, I’m nearly speechless thinking […]

Citizen Groups Vow to Keep Pushing For Fossil Fuel Policy in Portland: LUBA’s Decision Upholds Challenge

July 19, 2017 (Salem, OR) – Today, the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) ruled that Portland’s Fossil Fuel Terminal Zoning Amendments, passed unanimously in December of 2016, is inconsistent with the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Portland’s fossil fuel policy intended to prevent new major fossil fuel infrastructure projects in the City. […]

Fossil Fuel Divestment Needs Your Support! Date changed to April 5

The Portland City Council is considering renewing fossil fuel divestment, but needs some support from the community! Please call or email Portland City Council to ask them to continue the city’s divestment from the Carbon Underground 200, 100 coal companies and 100 gas and oil companies with the largest reserves, and affirm the recommendation of […]

Swim for the Climate

My name is Dylan Beckett; I live in Portland and I am in sixth grade. When I started school, I was hearing all these scary things on the news—things like ice caps melting, and weather changing, and animals going extinct—that made me worry about the planet. People always say, “even if you do something small, […]

Centering Frontline Communities in Portland’s Climate Movement

In previous years, environmental groups and social justice groups have operated independently. This has been to our detriment. We know from the many successes of coalition-building that we are stronger when we work together to achieve our goals. Together, we can achieve ecological justice, where our knowledge of how we manage community resources is applied […]

Volunteers from 350PDX hand deliver over 700 public comment cards to EFSC voicing opposition to PGE plan for gas plants at Carty

Oregonian’s Demand Clean Energy, Not Dirty Gas This morning, volunteers from 350PDX, the Portland chapters of international organization 350.org, served as a megaphone for Oregonians who demand clean energy from renewables and oppose Portland General Electric’s plans to build two methane gas fired power plants to power the city of Portland at Carty/Boardman. Concerned community […]