We create our own media to uplift efforts to slow climate change, to increase awareness of the urgency to address the problem, and to bring more people into the movement. We publish photos and videos as well as journalistic, creative and opinion text articles.
Not all articles posted on the blog need to be 350PDX event coverage. Other ideas include:
Coverage of climate justice, fossil fuel resistance, or other relevant events not organized by 350PDX
Book, movie, or other climate or activism-related art reviews
Creative pieces like original poetry, stories, song lyrics, and narrative nonfiction
Any other editorial pieces or news items that reflect and communicate our group’s mission and vision
Step Two: Write the Article
After you’ve attended an event, the next step is to write the article! Some news and events are time sensitive. If this is the case, please write your article as soon as you can, the same or next day if possible. Other articles may not be time sensitive, but it’s still nice to have new content for the blog, so if you’ve been toying with an idea, now is a great time to start writing!
Step Three: Submit the Article
Easiest: Email your finished draft to the Communications Team. We’ll work together to get it into our shared 350PDX Google Drive.
If you have access to the 350PDX shared Google Drive… After you’ve finished writing your draft article, add it to the 350PDX shared Google Drive. The Communications Team has special folders specifically for processing blog posts. You will find these folders in Communications & Outreach >> Media Production >> Writing
Pick the month for which you’re writing the article. For instance, if you write a blog post in February you will choose the 2017 February folder.
Add your article to the “In Progress/Needs Edit” folder
Jump on Ryver and send out a request to the Communications Team for a read-through or review. Please include a link to your article. If you are not on Ryver, please email our Communications Team leads.
After sharing your draft article, another member of the Communications Team will review and suggest any changes. Once this is done they will notify you in Ryver (or by email) and you will have the opportunity to accept or reject these suggested changes before moving on to the next step. Once you have finished editing your article, you’re ready for publication!
Step Four: Publication
Once your article is ready for publication, we’ll post it to the website!
If you aren’t sure whether an article idea is appropriate for the 350PDX blog, or you’re having trouble getting started, run your idea by the Communications Team. We are more than happy to help you brainstorm! Or, stop by a meeting and help us make it happen in person.