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The Divestment Team is more than Divestment!

In fact, we changed our name to Divestment/Reinvestment several months ago. We still work on divestment–currently we are engaged with the Cities of Portland and Milwaukie, Lewis & Clark College and Catlin Gabel School, among others, and have a new campaign to divest PERS, the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System–but a lot of our energy […]

To All Students, Alumni, Faculty and Staff of Willamette University

Help us Divest Willamette University From Fossil Fuels! Sign our Petition The recent election results make it all too clear—citizens concerned about climate change must refocus their energies and resources at the state, local, and institutional levels to force action on climate change. We are unlikely to have leadership in this regard at the federal […]

The Action on Climate Trump Can’t Undo

We need to ask Obama to pay the $3B the USA pledged at the Paris Climate Talks to help the Global South deal with climate change. If he does so, Trump won’t be able to undo it. We need to save what we can! Click to sign a letter to President Obama

Foundation Divestment moves ahead–and you can help move it further

This summer saw great advancement in the divestment of Washington and Oregon foundations. In June the McKenzie River Gathering Foundation (MRG) made the fossil fuel divestment pledge at the request our the 350PDX Divestment – Reinvestment Team. MRG is now fully divested. MRG said, “The Board of Directors committed to keeping our investments fossil free. They reaffirmed […]

Hold US Bank Accountable

Last month, over a hundred climate activists, religious leaders, and community members kicked off a week of action in front of U.S. Bank headquarters in downtown Minneapolis, to call on the bank to stop toxic practices that harm our climate and communities. We’re still waiting for an answer. U.S. Bank claims to take climate change […]

In Memorandum: Gary Braasch

Portland-based Gary Braasch was a climate hero. Since 2000 his central focus has been his project World View of Global Warming, which documents the effects of rapid climate change. Gary died at work on March 7th, snorkeling with his camera on Australia’s  Great Barrier Reef, documenting the bleaching of the coral. Articles and tributes to […]

Dear Public Employees

Thank you for all you do for us, taking care of us. You educate us and our children, run our cities, counties and state, fix our roads, put out our fires, show up in emergencies and so much more furthering the public good. When you retire the State of Oregon has a promise to help […]

Finally–City of Portland and Multnomah County are set to Divest!

Thursday, September 24 is a Red-Letter Day: that’s the day both the Multnomah County Commission and the Portland City Council are scheduled to vote on divestment resolutions–the County in the morning and the City in the afternoon. Please join us at these meetings for this significant victory! We’ll have some mini-banners available (large signs are […]

350PDX Awarded Grant From MRG Foundation

350PDX has been awarded a $9000 grant from the McKenzie River Gathering Foundation (MRG) for general support to strengthen and support our organization and work. We are proud and grateful to join the family of MRG grantees, all of whom are doing amazing work toward social and climate justice. MRG’s mission is to inspire people […]

Global Divestment Day in Portland isn’t over yet!

  We’re going to City Hall to tell Mayor Charlie Hales break up with fossil fuels for good, and we hope you can come! The day before Valentine’s Day, three hundred 350PDX supporters gathered outside City Hall at the largest off-campus Global Divestment Day event in the country to tell Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, “We […]