350PDX Weekly Update – July 31 2019

Hi everyone,

As summer reaches its height we have a fairly quiet newsletter for you this week. It’s a great time to enjoy the Oregon outdoors, but also a great time to jump into the climate movement – especially with the upcoming Climate Strike (come to the Aug 6 General Meeting to get plugged in!).

Here’s your 350PDX weekly update!

Remember to check out the Volunteer Boards for all our current volunteer opportunities, including Tasks, Roles, Representing 350PDX, Stuff we need. And let me know any suggestions or additions!


  • Summer Appeal

    We are so grateful for all the amazing support we have seen for our 2019 summer appeal! We are SO CLOSE to our $15,000 goal and today is the LAST DAY to make your contribution count towards it! We are currently at 85% of our goal. Please help us with this final push!


    With just a few more generous contributions we will reach our goal and can continue to expand our work in the climate justice movement. Thank you for all of your support, we can’t do this organizing without you!

  • Anissa on X-Ray radio talking about PCEF

    Check Sam Baraso, Ranfis Villatoro, and our very own Anissa out at the 8:32 AM mark! Listen here.


  • Do you have Non-Profit Development experience?

    350PDX could use your help! We are seeking an experienced development or non-profit professional to volunteer with our development committee. In the coming year 350PDX is going to be stepping up our game. We will be taking on more campaigns, training more volunteers for leadership roles in the movement, and navigating the political landscape of the 2020 election cycle. Collaborating with experienced volunteers to assist in the planning and implementation of our development plan is crucial to sustain our growth. The committee is currently made up of two board members and 1 staff. Committee members must be able to commit to 2-10 hours per month, meeting approximately every other week with flexible scheduling. This could be a great way for you or someone you know to contribute to the climate justice movement! Please email ashley@350pdx.org if interested. Thank you!

  • Help needed for the Multnomah Days Parade!

    Want to march in a parade raising awareness of the climate crisis? This is your chance! Marching in this parade with the 350PDX Southwest Team is a wonderful opportunity for someone new to the movement and for seasoned veterans both to practice having a visual impact in support of the Climate Movement. The parade is just a 20 minute walk and hundreds will see our message.

    When – Meet at 9:30 AM, Saturday, August 17. (Parade begins at 10:00 AM)
    Where – Meet across the street from the defunct Andy’s Garage located at 7991 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, 97219
    Contact – Bob Kaminski, robertwkaminski@gmail.com; Text: 510-610-1705
    (Bob’s email was wrong last week so I’m sending this again. Thanks!)
    See here for more details


  • Environmental Justice Tour of Portland’s Sacrifice Zone

    Thurs Aug 8, 9:00AM @ Meet in front of Montgomery Ward Building in NW Portland (2757 NW Wardway, Portland)
    We will hear the voices of the many groups who once lived and worked in historical river communities. We’ll car pool to the many forgotten sites and consider the policies that made this possible. This tour with visit the Zenith tar sands facility and several other sites in the area. Contact Sarah Taylor to register – Sarahsojourner@mac.com or 503-805-4680.

  • Climate Strike and Week of Action

    Sept 20 – 27, @ Globally
    Tues Aug 6, Climate Strike General Meeting @ 350PDX, 1820 NE 21st Ave
    Save the dates! I sent an email about this a few days ago, but see here for 350.org’s press release that was released today. Interested in being part of the biggest moment in the history of the climate movement? Come to the 350PDX Climate Strike General Meeting on August 6th, 6-8pm. RSVP here.

Thank you all for the work that you do, and for being part of this living and loving movement,
Chris – 350PDX Volunteer & Communications Coordinator