“Climate change is here and getting worse. Truly, there’s no greater threat to humanity, the planet, the local ecosystem, animals, our children and the future. At the same time, there are many other threats facing our community and nation. Absolutely there are. Which is why I appreciate how 350PDX seeks to operate at the intersection of social, racial and climate justice activism. 350PDX has a coherent vision on how to address climate chaos via challenging systems of oppression.
As far as HOW to get involved – it’s important to figure out what kind of volunteering feels good and right for YOU. I’ve helped out at art builds, which are fun and easy and anyone can do it. I’ve worked on the Zine Team, which utilizes my specific skill sets, as does work with the Story Strategy team. There are also teams that focus on specific issues, such as shade equity or fossil fuel resistance. If joining a team isn’t your jam, you can pick an ‘action item’ from the website and do a quickie task now and then, like writing a card or making a call. And, of course, there are action nights and rallies to attend. Simply showing up makes a difference.”
— Miriam G, 350PDX Volunteer