“Join forest and climate activists to make it clear that we agree with the science: Clearcuts Cause Climate Change and we don’t have time for false solutions!
On February 21st, we will gather at the intersection of 13th and Monroe in Eugene to demonstrate at the 2020 Oregon Logging Conference (OLC), who have claimed a theme this year of “Working Forests, Carbon Keepers”. The OLC includes speakers from the Oregon Forest Industries Council and Timber Unity, organizations that have lobbied against Oregon’s 2019 and 2020 climate legislation.
This rally stands in support of a just transition for Oregon’s timber industry as well as responsible, climate smart forest management that provides jobs and wood products without destroying Oregon’s forests and watersheds. We will make an effort to reach both students and workers attending the event with the truth about clearcut logging, which is being promoted as a climate solution. The rally will include a calm space where those attending the conference are invited to Talk to a Climate Activist with a warm drink and a pastry.
Studies from Oregon State University and the Oregon Global Warming Commission show that logging is one of Oregon’s biggest sources of greenhouse gasses, and wood products only store ~20% of the carbon that was sequestered in the forest they came from.”