Powerful coal export documentary to make its PDX debut

momenta1350 PDX is proud to co-sponsor Columbia Riverkeeper’s showing of the NW premier of Momenta on January 16th!Momenta, a powerful documentary about coal export, was named one of the Top 10 documentaries of 2013 and captures stories from the mines of Montana and Wyoming to the ports threatened by Big Coal. Read more

It's show time!

350PDX on Hollywood Theatre Marquee

It’s show time!

Philippines brunch fundraiser this Saturday

In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan’s devastation, 350 PDX is hosting a BRUNCH FUNDRAISER as our community comes together around this climate calamity. Please join us this Saturday to aid in the ongoing relief efforts for our brothers and sisters in the Philippines:

Please join us this SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16th, brunch will be served between 10:00am-2:00pm at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 1704 NE 43rd (by NE Broadway, near Sandy Blvd), Portland 97213. We will also have a couple of special guest appearances.

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Video: Kathleen Dean Moore full speech, “If Your House is on Fire”

Kathleen Dean Moore, former professor of philosophy and environmental ethics — and now full-time climate activist — speaks on the moral imperative of acting on climate issues. She was the speaker at our Draw the Line event in Portland, on September 21st, 2013

“Draw the Line” day of action with Kathleen Dean Moore

Photo credit: Marguerite Hall, margueritehall@ymail.com

Photo credit: Marguerite Hall, margueritehall@ymail.com

In her speech to the environmental coalition rally against the Keystone XL pipeline in Portland Saturday, September 21st, philosopher Kathleen Dean Moore took aim at the fossil fuel industry.

She called it out for trying to externalize its shame onto people who use its products. “We are not the enemy,” she said. When you consider the shady actions this industry is taking to keep people dependent on its products, she said, the appropriate response is moral outrage.

The 400 member audience responded enthusiastically to Moore’s words, interrupting often with applause. She announced that she is stepping down from her professorship at Oregon State University to devote herself to climate activism. She has written books on the moral implications of climate change.

“The climate crisis is a moral crisis,” she said, and it’s time for people to stop giving up in despair or hiding behind blind optimism and start accepting their role as responsible persons faced with difficult choices. Read more

Kathleen Dean Moore: “If Your House Is On Fire”

350 PDX, Oregon Interfaith Power & Light, Greenpeace, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility present: Kathleen Dean Moore, distinguished Professor of Philosophy, environmental ethicist, and co-editor of Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril, speaking on climate activism. This is a FREE event.

Saturday, September 21, 2:00pm
First United Methodist Church, 1838 SW Jefferson, Portland 97201

Workshops will follow at 3:15pm. Topics include comment writing for the Longview coal export terminal scoping process, NW fossil fuel exports, and divestment.

Getting there:
– Blue and Red MAX lines stop at Goose Hollow.
– TriMet Bus lines 6, 58 and 68 stop at the church.
– Lines 51 and the 63 stop a few blocks away.
– Free parking at the Church

For more information contact Bonnie McKinlay at 350pdx@gmail or 503-705-1943.

Sun Magazine interview with Kathleen Dean Moore

Oregon Faith Fossil Fuel Divestment Resources

Oregon Interfaith Power and Light, a project of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon has set up a web page to provide resources and information to congregations and denominations as part of its collaboration with Oregon activities of350.org and the Go Fossil Free campaign. The page contains links to resources, guidebooks and articles on fossil fuel divestment and reinvestment as well as copies of resolutions and educational materials from congregations and denominations. Send links to your web pages if you have a resolution or resource to share at oipl@emoregon.org.

Faith-based Fossil Fuel Divestment and Reinvestment Resources

Longview Terminal Comment Period Begins August 16

Cowlitz County, WA recently issued a letter announcing the beginning of a 95-day comment period, from August 16 to November 18, requesting comments on the appropriate scope of the EIS for the proposed Millenium coal terminal at Longview. This is the second largest of the three coal terminals actively under review in the Northwest. There are a variety of ways to submit your comments, detailed here. All comments will be given consideration by the agencies.

Unlike the DEQ hearing regarding the permitting of the Morrow Pacific Terminal Project in Boardman, OR, Washington’s scoping comment collection and hearing process welcomes input on all aspects of coal export. This ranges from strip mine extraction in the Powder River Basin, transportation through our region, and the effects of burning the coal in Asia.

The first in a series of scoping hearings throughout Washington will take place on Tuesday, September 17th, 5-8pm at the Cowlitz Expo Center in Longview, WA. Although the oral testimony period is limited to two minutes, you may email/send in as many comments as you like. We encourage you to attend the Longview hearing to show opposition to the development of the Longview Terminal.

For assistance on writing comments and testimonies, visit www.powerpastcoal.org or read 101 Reasons to Be Against Coal Exports.

Workshops on comment-writing will be held at the following locations:

  • Longview: Monday, August 26, 6:30pm. Cowlitz PUD, 961 12th Ave
  • Portland: Saturday, September 7, 3:00-5:00pm. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1126 SW Park