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 about how we – in a very real way – helped stop new fossil fuel infrastructure projects, kept fossil fuels in the ground, and opened the door for a just transition to 100% renewable energy.
Love the climate? Passionate about environmental justice? Come intern with 350PDX this summer!
We’re recruiting two volunteer interns for this summer (flexible start date of Monday, June 4th). They will help with development and fundraising at 350PDX, as well as community and campaign organizing.
Read on for more info about these opportunities!
A monthly 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
In this month’s climate science round-up, we learn about the latest research on the effects of past deforestation on the climate, a mutant enzyme that can eat plastic, and why natural gas is not so clean after all. Read more
350PDX Art Team is between projects, waiting for the PCEF campaign to announce what sort of material design is needed for that action. In the meantime, we are experimenting with large puppet making using paper mâché. On Saturday, April 28th we will have a small Team workshop, lunch, and meeting to hone our skills in order to present and facilitate a larger workshop for many people to attend later. Read more
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
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 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.