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.
For the Climate Strike and Week of Action check out our campaign website climatestrikeoregon.org for all the details and events going on!
How does community solar compare to individual solar installations? Why are there initiatives at the state level to make community solar a reality? And what roles might individual citizens play in this new and promising technology?
Co-sponsored by Let’s Talk Climate, 350PDX, and the Oregon Environmental Council, the event is free and open to the public. Donations accepted.
The speakers will be Dan Orzech, General Manager, Oregon Clean Power Cooperative, focusing on solar cooperatives; and Jaimes Valdez, Policy Manager, Northwest Seed. Mr. Valdez will discuss the different models for community solar development, key policy tools, social equity considerations and the status of current legislation regarding community solar power generation in Oregon.
Although the event is free, we request pre-registration to help with planning. You can pre-register through:
Eventbrite at http://tinyurl.com/ha4nbso
Meetup at http://www.meetup.com/Climate-RenewalPDX/events/227384362/
or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating the number of participants.
Future Let’s Talk Climate events include:
On Tuesday, March 8 we will hear from City of Portland Office of Planning and Sustainability about the Multnomah County and City of Portland 2015 Climate Action Plan.
Find out more on the Let’s Talk Climate facebook page.
From Jasmine and Mike of Portland Rising Tide…
HOUSING IS A HUMAN RIGHT: RESISTING SWEEPS AND EVICTIONS
When movements combine we all succeed. Join Portland Rising Tide, Right to Survive, and Portland Tenants Union for a coordinated workshop on the rapid response network needed to support all of our organizing in these busy times.
Sunday, February 21 noon-4:00PM
at the Center for Intercultural Organizing, 700 N Killingsworth (Across from PCC Cascades Campus). Lunchtime snacks will be provided!
Portland aims to make itself the most sustainable and green city in the nation. We support that — but not if this goal is achieved by pricing out low income residents and sweeping away the houseless population. Climate justice requires us to go beyond the simple math of carbon footprints and ensure that those least responsible for climate change (in the Global South and in our own city) aren’t holding the weight of the impact or, in the case of ‘green’ places like Portland, being priced out their place in a healthy city to live in.
The workshop will will provide folks with the tools and values needed to be an effective supporter of this holistic vision of climate justice. For example: what is the most useful thing to do when asked to respond to a sweep of a houseless encampment? How do you support your neighbor to resist their eviction? How do you talk to the media about what’s happening to our climate and our community?
- Briefly review past divestment movements, and see how we may be able to model after past successes
- Hear from a financial expert about how the PERS fund is managed, the investments it contains, and which parts of the fund may be candidates for divestment targets
- Discuss a strategy for moving forward with our divestment campaign (working with unions, lobbying, legislation, etc.)
- Brainstorm ways to bring more people, and organizations, into the fold as we look to grow this campaign