Will you join us at G.R.O.W. Divestment: Portland?

This summer we are gearing up to G.R.O.W. Divestment in the Pacific Northwest!

WHAT: GROW Divestment: Portland
WHEN: Sunday July 28th, 1pm
WHERE: Portland, OR
YOU: Students, city divesters, environmental justice and climate activists, community members

Last month, in an exciting victory, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales committed the city to full fossil fuel divestment! However, in the fight for climate justice, we still have a lot of work to do. Numerous campaigns are pushing local institutions, colleges, churches, and the State of Oregon to follow suit and drop their holdings in the fossil fuel industry. Furthermore, as Big Coal, Oil, and Gas are making moves to turn the Northwest into a dirty energy export corridor, communities across the region are organizing to protect our home from their dangerous plans. If we want to keep building a truly dynamic movement for climate justice, we must bind these struggles together as we fight the fossil fuel industry.

That’s why on July 28th, the day after attending the Summer Heat: Columbia River Climate Action we’re bringing together students, community members, and climate activists for a GROW Divestment meet-up. These meet-ups will be happening in partnership with major actions against dirty energy happening across the country. Participants will engage in a day of trainings focused around fossil fuel divestment, coalition-building, and forming regional networks for collaboration around climate justice.

This summer, GROW Divestment hopes to connect students working on fossil fuel divestment with the work of communities on the frontlines of resistance to fossil fuel extraction. We believe that these meet-ups will provide an opportunity for many different groups and individuals within the climate movement to be together in one space to talk about ways we can support each other’s work in fighting for a just and sustainable future!

Sign up today!

Or for more information, contact toricole@lclark.edu.

Want to take action on climate change?

Come to the next 350 PDX meeting!

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This Saturday, June 8th

3:30pm-5:30pm

@ Red & Black Cafe

400 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR

There are lots of opportunities to get involved!
Possible project groups include:
Divestment
Media & Communications
Research
Summer Heat (350.org event)
NW Fossil Fuel Exports
Keystone XL
Community Education/Outreach
Carbon Tax

Now the salmon is migrating to Salem…

350pdxlogo_0We invite you to the first Oregon Climate Action Day on Wednesday, May 22nd at 11am on the Oregon Capitol steps in Salem. Join hundreds from across the state who share a vision of climate solutions and a thriving clean energy economy.

Throughout the day, our trained citizen lobby teams will meet with 20 legislators to ask that they author or sign on to an effective, market-based, upstream solution we believe in: a revenue-neutral carbon tax that sets a scientifically-determined and predictably graduating price on pollution. Oregon can implement such a policy to significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions and boost our local, renewable economy (as modeled by the tax levied in British Columbia in 2008 and proposed at the national level by the Citizens Climate Lobby).

We are proud as Oregonians to be part of a state with a history of bipartisan problem-solving and innovation on tough issues – from the bottle bill to current healthcare innovations – and know that Oregon can again lead the country on humanity’s greatest challenge yet: climate change.

Oregon Climate Action Day attendees will help launch the grassroots network Oregon CAN: which exists to connect climate-concerned Oregonians, organize creative advocacy, educate onarket-based climate solutions, and to empower citizens to lobby their elected officials.

This event is a point of convergence for people on fronts across the state engaged in the good fight to break free from dependence on destructive fossil fuels.

RSVP today to camilathorndike@gmail.com to join a citizen lobby team and ask your Representative or Senator to support an effective, upstream, market-driven solution to climate change. Fossil fuel lobbyists are there every day. It’s time for us to show up and defend our state and future.

Remember to sign up here for the countdown till May 22!

 

**Click below for additional info:

Documents viewable here.

If you plan on joining us in Salem on Wednesday, May 22nd, please let me know so we’ll have an idea of the numbers of people we expect to have from the Portland Metro Area.

Contact me if you need general or carpooling info.

Thanks!-Bonnie McKinlay

350pdx@gmail.com

503-705-1943