Events & Opportunities
Heat Week & Climate Resiliency Ride
HEAT WEEK: June 26-30th — learn more here
RESILIENCY RIDE: Tue June 28 5-6:30 pm – Lents Park, SE 92nd Avenue and Holgate Blvd
Mark your calendars for Heat Week 2022! Last June we experienced one of the most serious natural disasters in Oregon history: extreme heat. Learn how to prepare your household for warmer summers and take action together to cool our neighborhoods. We’re all in this together. Events at www.HeatWeek.org. Also – Don’t miss the Climate Resiliency Ride during Heat Week where we’re commemorating last year’s heat dome and its unequal effect on Portlanders. The ride will travel from Lents to Laurelhurst through neighborhoods with different levels of tree canopy and shade. We’ll end at Colonel Sumner Park for snacks and a night of climate justice actions with 350PDX. Learn more about the ride here.
Neighbors for Clean Air Summer Camp!
Summer Camp for young adults Aug 8-11 — Learn more and register here.
Neighbors for Clean Air has long been involved in supporting the efforts of youth as they use their voice to ensure that their communities are healthy, climate resilient, and based on principles of environmental justice. They continue this work through Camp AQ! Camp AQ is a 4-day summer camp, August 8th-11th 2022, for teens across the Metro region. During the camp, young adults will learn the science behind air quality data, the specific air quality crises and ongoing issues in our region, the regulatory landscape in Oregon, and how they can play a vital role in community engagement efforts to create a different future.
Throughout the week @ across the city – details here
Throughout the week @ across the city – visit the Portland Jobs with Justice page for more info (PJWJ is a coalition of over 100 labor, faith, community and student organizations and individual activists taking action for workers rights and economic justice)
News & Updates
- Oregon youth are feeling the effects of climate change on their mental health
- Environmental activist disrupts French Open semi-final
- A decade of wins against fossil fuel projects
- Environmentalists join forces to fight ‘carbon bomb’ fossil fuel projects
- We can’t wait to protect old forests
- A timber sale in Oregon tests Biden’s pledge to protect older trees
- Fossil fuel leasing program undercuts Biden’s climate goals, report says
Today, Earthjustice and Evergreen Action released a policy report: Meeting the Moment: How President Biden Can Align the Federal Fossil Fuel Program to Deliver on Climate and Put People Over Profits. The report outlines recommendation on how the Biden administration can lead a just transition away from the fossil-fueled economy.
In love and gratitude,
Anissa, Brenna, Chris, Dineen, Emily, Indi, Julia – the 350PDX staff