Climate Odyssey Program – Growing Our Community As We Work for Climate Justice

How are we doing?

The news is a barrage of outrageous political acts and disturbing compliance in the face of injustice. Facts are considered elitist and optional. Profiteers are driving the political process globally and locally. The arctic is melting, drought and floods create chaos and famine and migration and wars. Houselessness grows in our city. Racism and xenophobia continues to traumatize our neighbors and friends. Read more

Putting a Price on Greenhouse Gases in Oregon: an Update

Great progress was made in the short Legislative session. Portland is lucky to have as climate champions in the Oregon Legislature, Senator Michael Dembrow, and Representative Ken Helm who have moved the Clean Energy Jobs bill ever closer to the finish line. Below is a quote from Sen. Dembrow that summarizes well where things stand now:

“The 2018 Legislative Session generated the kind of grassroots support we’ve been dreaming of for years. We had another incredible round of hearings early in the session with an enormous amount of outside advocacy, including more than 500 Oregonians from all over the state descending on the Capitol for a lobby day on February 12. Oregon’s tribes voted to support the legislation and came to the Capitol to show support. Nike formally joined the business organizations supporting the legislation, as have many other Oregon businesses and farms. Scores of high school students and even younger children have been roaming the halls calling on us as adults to take action to secure a better future for them and their peers.”

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Please Join The 350 Washington County Team for a FREE Film on June 16th

Join the Washington County Team and Washington County Solid Waste & Recycling for a FREE viewing of the film Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story!

The second film in the One World Films and Conversations series hosted by Washington County, this documentary follows filmmakers, Jen and Grant, as they attempt to rescue food often wasted from farm to fridge. Enjoy the movie and some free popcorn and stay for the discussion to learn how you can waste less food and about the solutions that local organizations are working on to combat food waste.

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Press Release: May 1st Day of Action Calling out the PBA

Say “No!” PBA! by Wally Shriner

Over 60 people lined entrances to the Convention Center to greet attendees of the Portland Business Alliance’s (PBA) Annual Meeting. Signs and leaflets informed members that PBA has endorsed the Pacific Connector Pipeline and Jordan Cove fracked gas plant in Southern Oregon. Read more

We’re Recruiting Interns for Summer 2018!

Come fight for climate justice with 350PDX this summer!

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!

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Art Team – April 2018 Update

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

Come to the 5th Annual Lefty Sing-Along: Resist! Songs of Unity, Hope & Change!

Resist: Songs of Unity, Hope & Change

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 Journey of Climate Activism

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.

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Update on the Clean Energy Jobs Bill (April 2018)

Please join us for our next meeting of the State Legislation Team to build on our successful strategy to ensure all Portland area legislators are climate champions. We will meet Tuesday, April 24 from 7 – 9pm (gathering and socializing starts at 6:30) at the Central Lutheran Church, 1820 NE 21st Ave, in the Fellowship Hall. If you haven’t been involved in the past, please join us now to help move the Clean Energy Jobs bill over the finish line! Read more

Portland Ballot Initiative Officially Filed!

The Portland ballot measure you’ve heard so much about has officially been filed!

350PDX and our partners have been working for over two years on a Portland Ballot Initiative to promote green jobs and homes that internally has been known as PJET (Portland Just Energy Transition). We are pleased to be working alongside Portland’s NAACP chapter, Verde, the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA), APANO, and Oregon Sierra Club. As of late January, the Initiative has been filed with the city and the official ballot title will be confirmed by early March!

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