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Action Alert from Stop Fracked Gas/PDX

by Leah Jane Fisher

Coos Bay, Oregon

The Portland Business Alliance (PBA) sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) endorsing the Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline and the Jordan Cove LNG project proposal. They are expecting 1200 attendees at their Annual Meeting on May 1st. This event will be one of the region’s largest gatherings of business professionals and civic leaders in 2018, and we need to be outside protesting as they come into the Oregon Convention Center. They are honoring their outgoing President and CEO, Sandra McDonough, the very same person who signed the letter to the FERC in February. Read more

Come to the 5th Annual Lefty Sing-Along: Resist! Songs of Unity, Hope & Change!

Resist: Songs of Unity, Hope & Change

Join us at the 5th Annual Lefty Sing-Along on Saturday, June 16th at 6:30 p.m. at Central Lutheran Church.

This is a fundraiser for 350PDX and Congregation P’nai Or. We’ll be featuring songs written by Bob Dylan, Malvina Reynolds, Phil Ochs, Holly Near, Pete Seeger, and other singer/songwriters. The P’nai Or House Band will lead the singing. This will be fun opportunity to sing, dance, and celebrate each other in the fight for climate and social justice.  Read more

The Reluctant Radical – A Journey of Climate Activism

The Reluctant Radical, a new film about local climate activist Ken Ward, is having its Portland premier at the EcoFilm Festival at the Hollywood Theatre on Saturday, April 21st at 7:30pm. Co-sponsored by 350PDX, it explores the complexity of a life dedicated to activism, including the personal costs and questions that can arise when one is trying everything they can to stop the destruction of the planet. Portland filmmaker Lindsey Grayzel and co-producer Deia Schlosberg will attend and do a Q&A session after the film. Pre-film music by the Road Sodas, and an after party at Columbia River Brewing are also planned.

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Update on the Clean Energy Jobs Bill (April 2018)

Please join us for our next meeting of the State Legislation Team to build on our successful strategy to ensure all Portland area legislators are climate champions. We will meet Tuesday, April 24 from 7 – 9pm (gathering and socializing starts at 6:30) at the Central Lutheran Church, 1820 NE 21st Ave, in the Fellowship Hall. If you haven’t been involved in the past, please join us now to help move the Clean Energy Jobs bill over the finish line! Read more

Portland Ballot Initiative Officially Filed!

The Portland ballot measure you’ve heard so much about has officially been filed!

350PDX and our partners have been working for over two years on a Portland Ballot Initiative to promote green jobs and homes that internally has been known as PJET (Portland Just Energy Transition). We are pleased to be working alongside Portland’s NAACP chapter, Verde, the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA), APANO, and Oregon Sierra Club. As of late January, the Initiative has been filed with the city and the official ballot title will be confirmed by early March!

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Activism News Roundup #9

This most recent update takes us far and wide. From a Louisiana swampland put at risk by a planned pipeline, to the front lines of the legal battle against opening up Bears Ears to mining interests, to a Canadian man who has taken it upon himself to check for leaking gas wells in British Columbia.

The Climate Activism News Roundup is a curated collection of climate activism news, protests, public marches, direct actions, and related court-cases. We are regularly inspired by the creative and courageous resistance we see around the globe, and we hope that gathering the stories here will keep you motivated, informed and connected. Read more

350PDX Seeks Board of Directors Applicants

Join us as we fight for climate justice and a sustainable future – right here in Portland.

350PDX believes the climate crisis and racial and economic injustices share the same root causes, and so we can only effectively address the climate crisis by building a diverse grassroots movement that fights for justice-based solutions. As such, 350PDX works alongside frontline communities to tackle the climate threat head-on.

To help guide our rapidly growing and evolving organization, we are currently seeking candidates with diverse lived-experiences and talents to join our Board of Directors. Read more

Event Recap: NW Climate Arts Organizer Convergence

Last November, twenty arts leaders from climate organizations across Oregon and Washington met for a two-day workshop presented by David Solnit, the lead arts organizer for 350.org, at the Center of Equity and Inclusion in Portland. At the workshop, 350PDX members practiced making flags and banners, large and small, via silk screen and hand painting. Mary Rose introduced the art and science of making a flash mob, and Barbara Ford shared expertise and led a discussion about how to use songs and chants specifically designed for parades and actions. Read more