A big thank you for making 350PDX’s first sustaining donor drive a success! This fundraising effort was really about growing our base of grassroots support, and you helped make that a reality.

We’d especially like to give a shout out to the 93 people who committed to supporting 350PDX on a monthly basis during the drive, as well as the many other sustaining donors who have stood with us over the years. Thank you to everyone who donated, to the volunteers who phone-banked and helped spread the word, and to all of you for being a part of 350PDX and the climate justice movement. We are truly honored to have your support.

(Missed the deadline, but still want to contribute? Join us as a monthly donor or make a one-time donation today. We have a few extra climate justice starter kits available upon request for anyone who makes a donation in the next few days)

Take Action

For quick actions like petitions, check out our Take Action PageSee here for our broader Volunteer Opportunities.

Time’s Up for “Natural” Gas!

It’s clear we need to move on from fossil fuels, and that includes fracked gas. Dozens of cities, including New York, Seattle, Denver, and San Francisco, have already said no to fracked gas in new buildings. We need Multnomah County to do the same! Sign the petition calling on Portland and Multnomah County to phase out fracked gas. 

You can also help spread the word about the dangers of fracked (aka “natural”) gas:

Take action for Eviction Representation for All (ERA)

The ongoing Eviction Representation for All (ERA) campaign is a grassroots push for renters’ rights in Portland. Sign the petition today to join the movement! Everyone deserves housing and free legal representation in eviction court. You can also help collect signatures by following instructions at  eratenants.org/gather or attend a Sunday training on eratenants.org/calendar. For further questions, email volunteer@eratenants.org

Keep up the heat on OPB! Our public radio shouldn’t air fossil fuel ads

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) is still running advertisement and sponsorship ads for NW Natural – a fossil fuel company trying to sell the public greenwashed fracked gas. When OPB promotes the use of fracked gas through ads that ignore harms to our communities, they lose our trust as listeners. OPB already refuses to air ads from tobacco and weapons companies — why are fossil fuels getting a free pass?

Events & Opportunities

Youth vs. ODOT Rally

Fri June 24 5:15 PM — Convention Center Plaza, 777 NE Mlk Jr Blvd, Portland

Join Youth vs ODOT for a public witness event with the Unitarian Universalist Church General Assembly. They’ve been rallying every other week for the past year demanding our leaders decarbonize our transportation system!

Graphic with a turquoise background with a title that reads “Week 30, Youth Vs ODOT” The text below reads “Join us for a public witness event with the Unitarian Universalist Church General Assembly, June 24th, 5:15, Convention Center Plaza 777 NE MLK Jr Blvd” To the right is an image of a person holding a sign that says “Youth Vs ODOT” Another text box reads “We have been rallying every other week for the last year demanding our leaders decarbonize our transportation system” Below that reads “Youth vs ODOT is not affiliated with the UUGA, just in partnership”

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.orgAlso – 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.

Demand the Oregon State Treasury Divest from Corporations Plundering the Philippines

Tue June 28 6:30-8:00 PM — zoom

Learn about the Stop the Plunder campaign from the Kalikasan Solidarity Organization. In this online event, you’ll learn about the crimes corporations are committing in the Philippines, the collusion of the Philippine government, and how Oregon’s public employee retirement system is invested in this plunder. Register to attend here. You can also sign the petition to Stop the Plunder 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.

Portland Black Lives Matter Protests

Throughout the week @ across the city – details here

Worker Solidarity Actions

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

Great news this week for the Portland City Charter!

After months of public pressure, the Portland Charter Commission voted this week to advance a set of key reforms to the charter! That means we’ll get to vote on these reforms in November:

  • Ranked-choice voting for City Council positions
  • Expanding City Council by adding 4 new geographic districts, each with 3 new representatives
  • A new governance structure where City Council is focused on setting policies and the Mayor is focused on implementing them

Overall, these changes would open up more avenues for us to build our collective power and incentivize more accountability from our elected officials. Thank you to everyone who delivered spoken and written public comments to get these reforms advanced to the ballot. Let’s vote yes on these reforms in November to usher in a more just, equitable Portland! Learn more about the Charter Review process from our partner, the Coalition of Communities of Color. 

There’s still more work to be done to get environmental justice on the City Charter. Stay tuned for more ways to make your voice heard during this critical once-in-a-decade moment to win a better city government capable of delivering safety, health, representation, and justice for Portland through the climate crisis to come.

News Round-Up


Earthjustice and Evergreen Action Release Just Transition Report

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