Welcome to the 350PDX Calendar

This is where all events, trainings, film screenings, art builds and team meetings will appear. Everything on this calendar is open to anyone, so feel free to come along to anything and everything, even if you’re just testing out a new team. Some ask you to RSVP, and others you can just show up.

Mar
27
Wed
Yoga for Good @ Room 201, Central Lutheran Church
Mar 27 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Yoga for Good – Everyone welcome, no matter your skill level
Every Wednesday @ Central Lutheran Church (upstairs in Room 201)
4:30-5:30
Suggested donation of $10 – A % of the proceeds go to 350PDX.
From Paris to Pittsburgh Film Screening (NE Team) @ Leaven Community Center, corner of NE 20th and NE Killingsworth Ave.
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You are invited to the NE 350PDX Neighborhood Team movie night at their March meeting at the Leaven Community Center, 5431 NE 20th Ave – corner of NE 20th and NE Killingsworth Ave.

On Wednesday March 27 at 7 pm  NE 350PDX’s monthly meeting will feature the recent hour-long National Geographic film From Paris to Pittsburgh. The first half of the film dramatizes what many 350.orgers know well using dramatic footage of the results of climate change with compelling interviews of individuals already feeling its effect and public officials struggling with the problem. (e.g. Miami’s watery streets during the king tide).

The second half tells motivating stories of some specific actions taken by an individual, a couple of communities and a non-profit.(e.g.the installation of solar cells in Puerto Rico post-Maria, solar jobs in L.A. and city commitments to meet Paris abatement targets).

The film lasts about an hour.  Afterwards we’ll snack on deserts and discuss what we’ve seen.

A trailer is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFznn8FNRbU

Northeast Team Meeting @ Leaven Community Center
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Come to the NE Portland Neighborhood meeting to find out about local and state wide climate initiatives and actions. We’d love to see you there!

 

Mar
28
Thu
No LNG Exports Lobby Day 2019 @ Oregon State Capitol
Mar 28 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

The State of Oregon has authority to stop the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline, but Governor Brown and many of our state legislators still have not come out against it. On Thursday, March 28th communities across Oregon will go to the Oregon State Capitol to meet with our legislators and ask them to oppose the fracked gas project proposed in Southern Oregon.

RSVP today at bit.ly/nolnglobby

Please fill out the RSVP form (bit.ly/nolnglobby) if you’re interested in joining the “2019 No LNG Lobby Day” on Thursday, March 28. The day will include a lobby training in the morning and meetings with your legislators throughout the day. More details to come!

More info about the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and Pacific Connector Pipeline:

A Canadian fossil fuel corporation want to build the Pacific Connector pipeline across public and private lands in southern Oregon to transport up to 1.6 billion cubic feet of fracked gas per year from Canada and the Rockies to Coos Bay, where it would be processed to liquefied natural gas (LNG) and shipped overseas from a giant new terminal called Jordan Cove LNG. Pembina, a giant Canadian energy company would make massive profits, while the rest of us would pay the price.

Trampling on farmer and landowner rights: If landowners along the pipeline route don’t accept a small, one-time payment for permanent use of their land for the pipeline, the government will grant Pembina the power of eminent domain to force them to anyway. After 13 years, Pembina still has less than 40% of contracts with landowners.

Threats to traditional tribal territories: Cultural resources, traditional tribal territories and burial grounds are threatened by both the the pipeline route and the export facility. The Karuk, Yurok, and Klamath Tribes have openly opposed the fracked gas project.

Huge backward step on climate: According to the U.S. Department of Energy, exporting natural gas from the US to Asia could end up being worse from a greenhouse gas perspective than if China simply built a new power plant and burned its own coal supplies. The terminal would also become the largest source of climate pollution in the state, amounting to up to 15 times the last remaining coal plant in the state of Oregon. Fracking wells that would supply this project have been documented to leak substantial amounts of methane – a powerful greenhouse gas that can make fracked gas projects much worse than coal in a 20-year timeframe.

Serious safety risk: LNG facilities and natural gas pipelines are highly explosive. For example, in 2014, the Plymouth LNG facility in Washington exploded, injuring workers and forcing hundreds of residents to evacuate their homes. The Jordan Cove terminal would be built in a region vulnerable to tsunamis, while the pipeline, full of high-pressure gas, would pass through an area with a high risk of wild fires.

Higher energy prices: Exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) “puts pressure on prices and that wouldn’t be good for consumers,” according to Avista Senior V.P. Jason Thackston in 2014.

Threats to existing jobs and businesses: The pipeline will affect farms and fishing businesses as it disturbs more than 400 waterways and damages salmon and steelhead habitat. “Horizontal Directional Drilling” would happen under the Klamath, Rogue, Umpqua, and Coquille Rivers, threatening our rivers with pipeline drilling accidents called “frack outs”. This drilling technique has led to major spills and water contamination in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Major local impacts, few jobs: More than 1,000 temporary residents from outside our communities will descend on the region during the construction phase. Corporate CEOs promise that dozens of jobs will remain after construction, but history has proven that such promises are rarely kept.

Clean energy development creates far more jobs than fracked gas: Each dollar invested in clean energy creates two to seven times as many jobs as spending that dollar on fossil fuels. Businesses, elected officials, and community residents in the Rogue Valley have been working together to speed our transition to cleaner energy like solar and to greater energy efficiency. This project threatens all the progress we are making.

Apr
2
Tue
Chris Office Hours @ 350PDX
Apr 2 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Chris will be in the office on Tuesday afternoons from 3-6pm except on holidays or for major events.

If you’re new to the organization, come in and I’ll give you an overview of what we do at 350PDX and where you could fit in.

Come by to pick up or drop off outreach supplies, submit receipts, get help with your neighborhood team event, get questions answered about Google Drive, the website calendar, the website, your team rosters, or more.

Feel free to call the office before coming by, or just call to talk!

Apr
3
Wed
Yoga for Good @ Room 201, Central Lutheran Church
Apr 3 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Yoga for Good – Everyone welcome, no matter your skill level
Every Wednesday @ Central Lutheran Church (upstairs in Room 201)
4:30-5:30
Suggested donation of $10 – A % of the proceeds go to 350PDX.
Contemplative Practices for Activists and Other Engaged Humans @ SE Portland (Location TBD)
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

A series exploring various meditative, contemplative, and creative practices to deepen our intention and support our hearts as we contemplate and clarify our role as citizens. Drawing from both traditional and emergent ideas and practices, we grow our sense of belonging and groundedness with joy, gratitude, and radical honesty. Designed for folks who identify as activists, and for those longing for clarity about their contributions.

Examples of possible practices: Guided meditation and discussion, Gratitude practices, contemplative writing practices, somatic practices, voice/singing/vocal expression, etc.

Contact barbara.e.ford@gmail.com for the location or if you have any questions.

Co-sponsored by 350PDX Climate Odyssey Program. Facilitated by Barbara Ford. More info at www.barbaraford.net

Apr
4
Thu
Fossil Fuel Resistance Team Meeting @ 350PDX Office, Central Lutheran Church (use entrance on Hancock St and ring the bell)
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join the next Fossil Fuels Resistance Team meeting!

In order to stop the climate crisis from getting worse, we have to keep the remaining fossil fuel reserves in the ground. The Pacific Northwest is currently facing many active proposals for new fossil fuel infrastructure that if built would lock us into the fossil fuel economy and its carbon pollution for decades to come. The Fossil Fuel Resistance team seeks to stop new fossil fuel projects from being built in Portland or to service the Portland metro area, and to engage in regional fights to stop all new fossil fuel infrastructure in the PNW and beyond!

Current fights

    • Stop Jordan Cove LNG Export Terminal and Pacific Connector Pipeline (down in Southern Oregon)
    • Stop Tacoma LNG Facility
    • Stop Kalama Methanol Refinery – if built would be largest in the world
    • Act as a watchdog for the City of Portland’s Climate Action Plan and 100% renewable efforts
    • Oil Trains in Portland – Alberta tar sands is being covertly exported right under our noses
    • Click here to read more about this team

If you’re new and want to get up to speed, please let Melanie know (team co-lead, melanie.plaut@gmail.com) and she can meet you 30 minutes before the start time to explain what the team is up to.

Apr
6
Sat
NW Neighborhood Team Meeting @ Friendly House
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
NW Neighborhood Team Meeting @ Friendly House | Portland | Oregon | United States

Get involved in climate action on a local scale! Meet and collaborate with other people who want to prioritize our climate and the future of our planet! What could be better?

Apr
9
Tue
Chris Office Hours @ 350PDX
Apr 9 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Chris will be in the office on Tuesday afternoons from 3-6pm except on holidays or for major events.

If you’re new to the organization, come in and I’ll give you an overview of what we do at 350PDX and where you could fit in.

Come by to pick up or drop off outreach supplies, submit receipts, get help with your neighborhood team event, get questions answered about Google Drive, the website calendar, the website, your team rosters, or more.

Feel free to call the office before coming by, or just call to talk!

350 Washington County Meeting @ Mayflower Room, First Congregational Church of Christ
Apr 9 @ 6:30 pm
350 Washington County Meeting @ Mayflower Room, First Congregational Church of Christ

Do you live in Washington County and want to get involved with climate justice actions near you? Come to the next meeting of 350 Washington County, a local chapter of 350.org, an international organization dedicated to fighting climate change through direct action, divestment, and community involvement. Email Debby at debbygactivism@gmail.com, with any questions.

Apr
10
Wed
Yoga for Good @ Room 201, Central Lutheran Church
Apr 10 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Yoga for Good – Everyone welcome, no matter your skill level
Every Wednesday @ Central Lutheran Church (upstairs in Room 201)
4:30-5:30
Suggested donation of $10 – A % of the proceeds go to 350PDX.