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Fossil Fuel Divestment Needs Your Support!

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 […]

The Fossil Fuel Industry is Fighting Back

Today 350PDX is proud to officially support the efforts of the City of Portland and our allies at Columbia Riverkeeper, Portland Audubon, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility and Center for Sustainable Economy in opposing the industry challenge to the fossil fuel terminal ban. Want to take action to protect the fossil fuel infrastructure ban? Call […]

Is Natural Gas a Clean Energy Source?

Send in your comment to the Energy Facilities Siting Council (EFSC) telling them you oppose these gas plants! https://350pdx.org/campaigns-and-teams/nw-fossil-fuel-resistance/carty-comments/

The Fossil Fuel Industry Will Not Grow in the City of Portland

After the second of two public hearings, Portland City Council is poised to set a historic national precedent by halting the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure and prohibiting new fossil fuel terminals as well as expansions of existing facilities within Portland. At Wednesday’s hearing, Council members voted 3-0 on amendments that further restrict fossil fuel […]

In Solidarity with Women Everywhere

350PDX is joining climate justice groups across the Pacific Northwest in making statements supporting the women in our movement who are facing sexual harassment and other forms of gender based discrimination and violence. Earlier this summer, an incredible movement organizer Zarna Joshi was sexually harassed while working on the “Block the Bunker” campaign in Seattle. […]