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.

 

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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Press Release: Record Number of Comments Submitted In Opposition to Jordan Cove LNG Export Terminal and Pacific Connector Pipeline

Taken by Rogue Riverkeeper

More than 42,000 comments were submitted to Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), overwhelmingly in opposition to the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline. This unprecedented number of comments ask the agency to deny the Clean Water Act permit required for the project. In the last month, thousands of comments flooded in after Oregon DEQ extended the comment period as a result of public pressure. The comment period closed on Monday, August 20.

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Summer fundraising appeal exceeds expectations!

Our summer fundraising appeal ended on July 31st. Together, we raised over $18,000 in just over one month! $18,000! WOW! That is incredible – evidence of the dedication of our donors and supporters. Read more

Press Release: Industry Attack on Portland Fossil Fuel Policy Fails

Initially published on July 31, 2018 by Nicholas Caleb on Center for Sustainable Economy

Oregon Supreme Court Declines Review, Leaving in Place Oregon Court of Appeals Ruling in Favor of Portland’s Fossil Fuel Ordinance

July 31, 2018 (Portland, Ore.) — Today, a coalition of public interest groups celebrated news that opponents of Portland’s fossil fuel ordinance have failed in their efforts to overturn the City’s landmark law. In 2016, Portland’s City Council voted unanimously to prohibit new fossil fuel infrastructure such as oil and gas terminals. Last week, the Oregon Supreme Court declined to review a January 2018 ruling by the Oregon Court of Appeals that upheld the Constitutionality of Portland’s Fossil Fuel Terminal Zoning Amendments, dealing another blow to the legal challenges brought by the Portland Business Alliance and the oil industry.

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Press Release: Breaking news – PCEF officially qualifies!

Portland Clean Energy Fund supporters

(PORTLAND, OR) – The Portland City Auditor Elections Division sent news late today that the Portland Clean Energy Fund (PDX 04, the “Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Initiative 2018”) received enough valid Portland voter signatures to qualify for the November 2018 ballot. A sampling of 55,509 submitted signatures revealed 39,755 valid signatures, over 5,000 more than the 34,156 signature threshold for the City of Portland. The announcement means that Portland voters will decide this Fall on funding clean energy projects including housing upgrades, living-wage jobs and job training, and green infrastructure.


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We’re Hiring a New Executive Director

350PDX is excited to announce that we are looking for our next Executive Director.  If you are interested in the position, please review the job description below and apply.  Additionally, please share this job posting with anyone that you think might be a good candidate. Read more

Update: Capping Carbon Campaign

Please join us for our next meeting:

Tuesday, July 24; 7-9pm at Central Lutheran Church (1820 NE 21st Ave)
7:00 – 7:30pm – Gathering and socializing
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350PDX’s Strategic Goals

This past winter and spring, 350PDX volunteers, staff, and Board members worked together to create five strategic goals that are meant to guide 350PDX’s work. The goals were created with input from across the organization by way of several surveys and meetings with 350PDX general membership and volunteer leaders.

 

 

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