How to Contribute to the Blog

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.

Have you taken a blog workshop with us? Submit photos or an article using this form.

Step One: Decide What to Write

350PDX organizes and participates in many events throughout the year and we need people to write about, photograph, film, or illustrate them. There are three places to check for upcoming events:

If any of the upcoming events interest you, make plans to attend and let the  Communications team know that you’ll be covering it. If you’re new to 350PDX,  you can sign up to volunteer or come to the next Communications Team meeting

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!

Additional Help

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.

Happy writing everyone!