Take action with the Building Resilience Coalition for clean energy! The statewide coalition includes climate justice, public health, family, and youth organizations, business, labor, faith, and frontline communities, and thousands of Oregonians. We are advocating for legislative action to promote healthy, affordable, resilient homes and buildings that run on clean energy.
Homes and buildings are our first line of defense against climate harms, like extreme heat and wildfire smoke and the second largest source of climate pollution in Oregon. We can’t wait any longer for safer homes and buildings that protect us from climate extremes, provide life-saving cooling, and reduce climate pollution.
This legislative session, the Building Resilience Coalition is working to pass four priority bills:
– SB 868 – Healthy Heating and Cooling for All: Sets a target to install 500,000 new heat pumps that will both heat and cool homes efficiently and affordably. Provides financial assistance and other help to purchase and install heat pumps and prioritizes low-income households and those at highest risk from extreme weather.
– SB 869 – Build Smart from the Start: Ensures that the building codes for energy efficiency and materials in new construction align with our state climate goals, which is healthier for people, for climate and for family budgets.
– SB 870 – Building Performance Standards: Set standards for energy efficiency and pollution reduction for large, commercial buildings, with enough transition time and financial incentives for owners to make the needed upgrades.
– SB 871 – Smart State Buildings: State buildings should lead by example, and demonstrate how increasing resilience and efficiency and transitioning to clean energy is feasible, affordable, and beneficial.
350PDX Staff & Community
For quick actions like petitions, check out our Take Action Page. Take the Pledge of Action for more updates.
Call on your Oregon Senators & Reps to Support HB 2601
One of the key climate bills we’re supporting is HB 2601, the Treasury Investment & Climate Protection Act. The Oregon Treasury invests $137 billion for the people of Oregon — and at least $5.3 billion of those investments are in fossil fuels. This is not only morally wrong, but also financially irresponsible. The Treasury’s current investment strategy leaves investments critically vulnerable to the risks of the fossil fuel industry and climate change.
This legislative session, join Divest Oregon — a statewide, grassroots coalition — in sending a message to your legislators calling on them to support HB 2601!
Tell your OR Senators and Representatives to Support Climate Justice in the 2023 Legislative Session
Right now, we have an opportunity to win important changes across all of Oregon in the 2023 Legislative Session. 350PDX has a list of bills we’re urging our Senators and Representatives to champion during the session. If passed, these bills would have sweeping, tangible benefits for our communities and our climate. Join us in calling on our legislators to champion these bills!
Are you an East Portland Resident? Join community members in opposing the Prologis Distribution Center
“We, the members of the East Portland community, strongly oppose the proposed redevelopment of the old K-Mart location at 122nd and NE Sandy Blvd. into a 38-bay distribution center, proposed by ProLogis, Inc. This proposed development poses significant risks and concerns to our community’s health, safety, and well-being.”
Are you a resident of East Portland? Read more about the proposed developed and sign the petition here.
Phone Zap to Drop the Charges for #StopCopCity Forest Defenders
This week, folks have been showing up for a Week of Action to defend the Weelaunee Forest and Atlanta community from “Cop City” — a $90 million police-military compound on stolen Muscogee land. On March 5, police terrorized a music festival and arrested 23 people. Now they have been charged with domestic terrorism and are being denied bail.
CALL TO ACTION: Demand the authorities drop domestic terrorism charges for all those arrested. Learn more and take action here.
Events & Opportunities
Contemplative Practices for Activists and Other Engaged Humans
Thurs, March 9, 6:30-8pm — at the Process Work Institute (2049 NW Hoyt St) (there is also a virtual option) – RSVP here
A monthly gathering to explore various meditative, contemplative, and creative practices to explore feelings, deepen our intention, and support our hearts as we contemplate and clarify our role as citizens. Drawing from both traditional and emergent ideas and practices, we grow our sense of belonging and groundedness with joy, gratitude, and radical honesty.
35PDX Art Build
Sun, March 12, 1-4pm — 350PDX Office, 3625 N Mississippi Ave (in the Rebuilding Center admin building) – More info here
The 350PDX Arts Team hosts a monthly art build to create posters, puppets, t-shirts and more for upcoming climate justice actions. No experience necessary! Please email Donna email@example.com to RSVP or for more information about getting involved in the Arts Team! Details can change last minute so please to email ahead!
Atomic Bamboozle: The False Promise of a Nuclear Renaissance Premiere Screening
Sun, March 12, 3:00-5:00pm — @ Cinema 21 – 616 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door
“Atomic Bamboozle: The False Promise of a Nuclear Renaissance” is a 46-minute documentary that follows the decades-long campaign to shut down the Trojan Nuclear Power plant in Oregon. Limited number of sponsored tickets available for folks with financial need, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
350PDX March Action Night
Wed, March 15, 6:00-8:00pm — at the 350PDX office (3625 N Mississippi Ave) — Learn more and RSVP here!
Join us for our monthly 350PDX Action Night, a monthly in-person gathering at our offices where we’ll be leaning into all the stuff we can’t do on Zoom! There will be action stations, team tabling, food and drink, a kids’ area, and more!
Dis-Credit the Dirty Banks Day of Action
Tues, March 21 — Portland event at 635 SW 6th Ave Wells Fargo branch (12:00-1:00pm); Vancouver event at Chase bank branch @ Broadway and E 12 St (3:30-5:30pm)
350pdx.org is partnering with Third Act on a nationwide day of action on March 21 drawing attention to how Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Citibank have invested one trillion dollars since the 2015 Paris Climate Accord in dirty fossil fuel projects and companies. In advance, please Sign the Banking on our Future Pledge.
Rumble On The River Community Forum # 6: Fighting Zenith Energy & The Critical Energy Infrastructure Hub
Thurs, April 20 (doors & Info Tables 6:00pm, Panel 6:30pm) — St Johns Church (8044 N Richmond, Portland) – learn more & RSVP here
Join the next Rumble on the River Community Forum — a series of forums about the fight against Zenith Energy & the Critical Energy Infrastructure Hub! Each forum is different in its approach to examining the 6-mile stretch of aging tank farms that line the North Reach of the Willamette River within a seismic liquefaction zone. Learn more about this rumble and RSVP here.
Actions with Don’t Shoot PDX
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. Also see their list of solidarity actions.
In love and gratitude,
The 350PDX staff