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Inside the Methane Monster

I volunteered to become the most vile and justifiably loathed creature in modern times – the methane monster.  The monster that adds to global warming by trapping heat 86 times more potently than carbon. Some call it a ‘bridge fuel’ but only because they stand to benefit financially.  It’s everywhere. It’s what we call ‘natural gas’ and ‘fracked gas’. It comes from cow burps, and rotting vegetation. It even seeps up and sometimes explodes out of the melting permafrost.  We need to stop it. So I volunteered to take the ridicule and become methane personified in a creatively fashioned large purposely ugly costume.

As the personification of methane I was able to get in touch with its power and potency.  I growled and took in a stance like a Maori warrior whose native lands are being overtaken by sea level rise.  I jumped in the air, skeleton hands raised high and shouted ‘BOOM’. I grasped at the innocent by standers and shouted, ‘I want to testify.  I am death’. I went to entertain the supporters of the Pacific Connector Pipeline and Jordan Cove liquid fracked gas plant. I wanted dialog but one can’t reason with methane so I shouted ‘BOOM’ in hope they would see how deadly dangerous I can be to them.

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Clean Energy Jobs Lobby Day 2019

CLEAN ENERGY JOBS LOBBY DAY & NOON RALLY Oregon State Capitol, Salem Feb. 6TH, 2019 9 am – 4 pm THE BILL Clean Energy Jobs is a policy to put a limit and price on climate pollution from the largest polluters in the state. It will secure greenhouse gas reductions and reinvestment into communities across […]

Donate for Deliciousness

In support of 350PDX, local businesses Spielman Bagels and Umi Organic are graciously offering incentives for donors who give through the Give!Guide by December 31st!

Everyone who donates to 350PDX through the Give!Guide, will receive a 5oz bag of Spielman Bagel Chips.

After 18 years roasting coffee, Rick Spielman went into business with his son Raf, developing a unique “Portland-style” bagel.  A sourdough start gives these kettle-boiled bagels a tartness that is balanced with milk and honey and a perfectly textured center. Their bagel chips are made from the same sourdough bagels that made Spielman a local favorite, lightly seasoned with Portland’s own Jacobson salt. And while the bagels have taken off, the Spielman’s have remain true to their roots and continue to roast a great cup of coffee.

Spielman has been a dominant force in Portland’s ever-expanding bagel scene, earning accolades from Portland Monthly, Eater, and The Willamette Week. Starting in 2011 from a single shop on SE Division, Spielman has expanded to three locations, each serving shade-grown coffee and a variety of schmears and sandwiches. Their bagels and chips are also available in coffee shops and restaurants throughout the city.

As a special incentive for donors under 35, Umi Organic will provide a box of their delicious organic noodles. The first ten 35 and under donors will also receive a packet of Umi Organic Sauce.

Umi began when Lola Millholland was working as a journalist and took a week-long noodle making workshop with ramen companies from around the world. She followed her passion for Japanese culture and food advocacy, delivering Portland a top-notch, springy noodle that is organically grown and ethically produced.

The team at Umi isn’t just making noodles, they are building a food production system with a deep respect for both the environment and the people who work to transform wheat and barley into the food on your plate.  Along with Lola, Umi is spearheaded by Ayla Ercin, a former wall street lawyer who is committed to creating healthy workplace cultures and Theresa Marquez, a 40-year veteran of the natural foods industry.

Umi noodles are high-quality restaurant-quality refrigerator noodles that cook up in 2 minutes, serving as a quick and easy base for any meal. Their noodles are created with only six ingredients, organic wheat, organic barley, water, sea salt, organic wheat gluten, and kansu – a combination of mineral salts that gives ramen noodles their springy texture.

Send a comment to Oregon Department of State Lands to Stop Jordan Cove!

This comment period closed at 5pm Sunday Feb 3 2019. The wide variety of organizations and individuals involved in this fight submitted over 45,000 comments, which is an Oregon state record number!

Thank you for your ongoing concern and help in the fight for a clean and just future. To keep up to date on future campaigns and comment periods, please sign up to our email list!

Submit a Public Comment on Kalama’s Methanol Refinery

350PDX is in the Give!Guide

350PDX is excited to announce that for the fourth year we are participating alongside 150 Portland based non-profits in the Give!Guide.

From now until December 31st you can donate directly to 350PDX through the Give!Guide.

What is the Give!Guide? It’s Portland’s easiest path to year-end giving. G!G showcases small, medium and large organizations whose missions fall into eight categories: Animals, Civil & Human Rights, Community, Creative Expression, Education, Environment, Health and Human Services.

In 14 years, G!G has raised over $24 million for hundreds of local nonprofits. Last year, WW readers gave nearly $4.2 million to 150 Portland organizations and the Oregon Cultural Trust.

Donate to 350PDX through the G!G Today!

What’s in it for our donors?

350PDX and its business partners will be providing the following incentives for G!G donors who give to 350PDX:

G!G are providing the following incentives for donors who give to any G!G non-profit:

  • Donors of $10 or more – Home delivery of Widmer Brothers Beer, KIND Bars, a free Washman carwash, a Chinook Book Download code, and more
  • Donors of $1,000 – $2,499 and live in the Portland metro area will receive incentive bags full of local goods delivered directly to their home by G!G nonprofits. Donors can also pick up their incentive bags, either out of preference or because they are located outside of the Portland metro area.
  • Donors of $2500 – $4,999 – Nossa Familia Coffee, Bob’s Red Mill steelcut oats, A to Z Wineworks Bubbles, Guayaki Yerba Mate and more
  • Donors of $5,000+ – Home delivery by Mark Zusman or Richard Meeker [co-owners of the Willamette Week] of everything in the $2,500-$4,999 bag, plus a bag of Jasmine Pearl Tea Company tea and more

There will be a chance to win even more goodies by giving on Big Give Days which will happen almost every week through Dec. 31st.

  • November 8th – A chance to win a $500 shopping spree at Powell’s Books
  • November 14th – A Tender Loving Empire gift packages + a year’s supply of Laughing Planet (Each TLE package includes four brand new records, a TLE mixtape, a $100 shopping spree, a comfy t shirt, a mug, and more)
  • November 26th – Two nights at Brasada Ranch in a luxury suite and a round of golf
  • December 6th – Two Sony RX 100 VA Cameras from Pro Photo Supply
  • December 13 -2 Tickets (with parking) to Dec. 19th , 2018 Portland Trailblazers vs. Memphis Grizzlies game and Jan. 9th, 2019 Trailblazers vs. Chicago Bulls game; plus a jersey signed by Jusuf Nurkic
  • December 20th – One Specialized FX 1 Commuter Bike from Bike Gallery
  • December 27th – One Cultural Adventure Package Across Oregon from the Oregon Cultural Trust

It is because of our generous donors that we are able to magnify the reach of our message of fighting climate injustices and maximize the potential our dedicated foundation of volunteers. Thank you to our business partners for providing these incentives for our donors and to the Give Guide for allowing us to reach a broader audience.

Click here donate to 350PDX through the Give!Guide today.

The EPA wants to scrap coal and emissions standards – here’s how to say NO!

No automatic alt text available.On Tuesday 23rd October, the Oregon DEQ held a public hearing that was a rare opportunity for Oregonians to comment on changes the EPA is proposing to standards for national automobile fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants.

Three folks from 350PDX testified against these changes (see their comments below), and until the following dates you can submit comments too!

See some talking points here: https://docs.google.com/…/1mYOlgTwArqssSFT0mxsgj3nvfUJ…/edit

Or take inspiration from the wonderful testifiers below.

Brooke

“Give the EPA a piece of your mind ASAP!

That’s what I did Tuesday night at a public hearing on EPA rollbacks of vehicle and coal plant emissions standards. I was nervous to get up and speak, but after listening to 10 year girl say “It’s scary thinking when I grow up it won’t be safe anymore,” that was it for me.  So, I just told it like it is: the EPA’s new rules will increase greenhouse gas emissions, which will exacerbate climate change and harm our health and environment.  As you can imagine, the EPA doesn’t want to hear what people think about their proposed rules, and that’s exactly why you should speak up. You still have a tiny window of time to give them the what for. How to comment? Go to the bottom of this document from Neighbors for Clean Air for helpful talking points and the links to submit comments about vehicle emissions rules (SAFE) byOctober 26 and comments about the coal plant standards rule by October 31.”

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Submit a Public Comment on Tacoma’s Fracked Gas Project

This comment period closed on November 21st 2018.