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Thursday
Jun 1
100% Renewable Energy - City Council Hearing & Vote
Portland City Hall

NEW DATE: JUNE 1ST @ 2PM

The City of Portland is poised to pass a new policy setting a goal to meet 100% of our community wide energy needs with renewable energy by 2050 and 100% of our electricity needs with renewable energy by 2030!

Why does this matter? In order to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, we need rapid reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and to transition off of fossil fuels! Transitioning our energy system to clean & renewable energy is an important way to both reduce our impact on the climate and create a sustainable local economy.

Read a copy of the latest draft resolution online: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/auditor/article/636842

The Mayor and Commissioner Chloe Eudaly are championing the policy, but we need a huge turnout to ensure our Mayor and Commissioners pass the policy in its strongest form!

Here’s how you can help.

  1. Come to the hearing on June 1st.
  2. Call the Mayor and City Commissioners to express your support for 100% renewable energy (talking points and contact info below)
  3. Invite 5 friends to join you in supporting 100% renewable energy

Let the City Council know:

  • You support a goal for 100% community wide renewable electricity by 2030
  • You support a goal for 100% community wide renewable energy (all sectors - electricity, transportation, heating & cooling, industrial processes) by 2050
  • Renewable energy solutions that are rooted in equity and social justice
  • Upon passing the resolution, the City and individual commissioners should testify in writing and/or in person to the Oregon Public Utility Commission against allowing PGE to build new gas plants at Carty.
  • Thank them for their strong leadership on a rapid transition to clean energy!

Mayor Ted Wheeler: mayorwheeler@portlandoregon.gov | 503-823-4120 Commissioner Amanda Fritz: Amanda@portlandoregon.gov | 503-823-3008 Commissioner Chloe Eudaly: Chloe@PortlandOregon.gov |503-823-4682 Commissioner Nick Fish: nick@portlandoregon.gov | 503-823-3589 Commissioner Dan Saltzman: dan@portlandoregon.gov | 503-823-4151

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Thursday
Feb 23
Bridge to Disaster: Resisting Fracked Gas in the Pacific Northwest
1010 SW Park Ave.

The fossil fuel industry wants to argue that fracked gas is a bridge fuel to an imagined clean energy future, but we know that it’s only a bridge to further climate devastation. Join 350PDX and allies to demand that PGE replace coal power with 100% renewable energy.

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Saturday
Feb 25
350PDX Volunteer Orientation
Social Justice Action Center

Whether you are brand new to 350PDX or have you been part of a team for a few months, I invite you to join me for a (semi-) formal introduction to the organization.

I will provide an overview of all teams and campaigns, what it means to be a contributing volunteer with us, and offer materials for strengthening your organizing skills. Please RSVP!

This event will be led by Maya, Volunteer Coordinator.

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Tuesday
Apr 11
Environmental Justice 101
Social Justice Action Center

Do you want to help mobilize our community around the People's Climate Mobilization?

This year, the frontline communities of the Oregon Just Transition Alliance (OJTA) are taking a central, leading role in the Portland People’s Climate Movement (PCM). 350PDX is joining in solidarity, led by those who are most impacted by ecological injustice, to advance the Portland PCM Platform.

Join 350PDX for an Environmental Justice 101 workshop as the first step to be involved in all aspects of planning and organizing our community for the People's Climate Mobilization!

RSVP online to gaurantee a spot: http://350pdx.nationbuilder.com/environmental_justice_101

Frontline leadership does not diminish the valued participation of 350PDX and other organizations who have led and participated in PCM in years prior. This year’s PCM supports the vision and leadership of people who haven’t been centered, from planning to implementation, with the full partnership of allied organizations and individuals. The proper role of mainstream groups in climate justice is to uplift and support the vision of frontline communities. Organizations and individuals who want to participate are encouraged to come to this workshop to learn OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon's analysis and prepare to take on a role of support in planning Portland PCM.

We’re stronger together, guided by those who are hurt first and worst by injustice.

At the end of the workshop, you'll get plugged in to all the work happening in our city. Topics will be wide ranging including what's in the works, how you can get involved, and why we’re taking an environmental justice approach to PCM.

Look forward to seeing you there!

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Saturday
Apr 15
The People's Forest Forum for the Future of Mt. Hood
Sunnyside Community House

The forest plays a crucial role in the fate of our communities. It is time for us to take an active role in planning for the future of Mt. Hood!

The People’s Forest Forum 2017 will address the critical need to expand environmental protections for Mt. Hood National Forest in preparation for regional climate instability. With mounting political obstacles to ecological management, the public must create effective and transparent avenues with which to have a hand in the future of Mt. Hood National Forest. The Forum is a venue to amplify our collective aim of ecologically responsible land management for the forest. Focusing on climate change, clean water and recreation, the Forum will offer expert speakers and presentations, facilitated break-out groups and informal discussions, creating space and resources for participants to engage in defending and restoring local public lands.

We will share, learn, and build the necessary resources to amend the Mt. Hood National Forest Plan. With support and input from communities all around the forest Bark is working to craft a vision for Mt. Hood that prepares for climate change and ensures that the values of our communities take priority over commercial extraction projects.

Bark will be using the information generated at the Forum to develop recommendations for substantial improvements to the outdated Mt. Hood National Forest management plan and your input is crucial!

Event Outline 11 am – 1:45 pm: Welcome, and brief presentations covering Forests & Climate Change, Water & Aquatics, Recreation on Public Lands, and the need to change Mt. Hood National Forest’s outdated management plan. 1:45 – 2:35: Lunch & informal conversation (bring your own lunch, Bark will provide snacks). 2:30 – 4:05: Two rounds of break-out discussions covering topics such as: -Forest resilience in a changing climate: How will plant & animal habitat move and change? -Forest carbon cycle: How does the forest store or release carbon with different types of management? -Fire management: How does fire shape ecosystems, and how is climate change shaping fire? -Water as habitat: What are the current and future threats to aquatic species? -Recreation economy: How does the specialized recreation community leverage its economic power for forest advocacy? -Conservation and Social Justice: What might forest management guided by environmental justice principles look like?

4:20 – 5 pm: Reports from break-out discussions and closing

Participating organizations include Physicians for Social Responsibility, Center for Sustainable Economy, Bark, 350.org, Mazamas, Devil's Club, and the Cascade Forest Conservancy. Child care will be provided. Please contact Bark, 503-331-0374, with any questions.

RSVP below. Details and a full schedule will be available soon.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-peoples-forest-forum-for-mt-hood-national-forest-tickets-32452297696?aff=erellivmlt

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Wednesday
Apr 26
Rally for Renewables at PGE's Annual Shareholder Meeting
World Trade Center Portland

Portland General Electric can help Portland meet our climate commitment or they can lock us into 30 years of toxic pollution with their proposed Carty Fracked Gas power plants. Tell PGE shareholders we need wind and solar today!

On Wednesday, April 26th at 9am at the World Trade Center downtown, we are rallying to tell PGE shareholders that we need renewable energy. As PGE’s top decision makers are filling into their Annual Shareholders Meeting, we will send a crystal clear message that two new fracked gas power plants are not an option.

Event Details: When: April 26th, 2017, 9-10:30am. Arrive on time, PGE will. Where: World Trade Center, 25 SW Salmon street, Portland, OR What: Speakers, a Flash Mob, and, You directly telling PGE’s top decision makers that PDX wants to run on Wind and Solar not Dirty Fracked Gas!

RSVP Here: http://350pdx.nationbuilder.com/rally_for_renewables

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Thursday
Apr 27
City Council Hearing & Vote for 100% Renewable Energy
Portland City Hall

The City of Portland is poised to pass a new policy setting a goal to meet 100% of our community wide energy needs with renewable energy by 2050 and 100% of our electricity needs with renewable energy by 2030!

Why does this matter? In order to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, we need rapid reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and to transition off of fossil fuels! Transitioning our energy system to clean & renewable energy is an important way to both reduce our impact on the climate and create a sustainable local economy.

Read a copy of the resolution online: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/auditor/article/636842

The Mayor and Commissioner Chloe Eudaly are championing the policy, but we need a huge turnout to ensure our Mayor and Commissioners pass the policy in its strongest form!

Here’s how you can help.

1 - Come to the hearing on April 27th. RSVP online http://350pdx.nationbuilder.com/city_council_hearing_vote_for_100_renewable_energy 2 - Call the Mayor and City Commissioners to express your support for 100% renewable energy (talking points and contact info below) 3 - Invite 5 friends to join you in supporting 100% renewable energy

Let the City Council know:

  • You support a goal for 100% community wide renewable electricity by 2030
  • You support a goal for 100% community wide renewable energy (all sectors - electricity, transportation, heating & cooling, industrial processes) by 2050
  • Renewable energy solutions that are rooted in equity and social justice
  • Upon passing the resolution, the City and individual commissioners should testify in writing and/or in person to the Oregon Public Utility Commission against allowing PGE to build new gas plants at Carty.
  • Thank them for their strong leadership on a rapid transition to clean energy!

Mayor Ted Wheeler: mayorwheeler@portlandoregon.gov | 503-823-4120 Commissioner Amanda Fritz: Amanda@portlandoregon.gov | 503-823-3008 Commissioner Chloe Eudaly: Chloe@PortlandOregon.gov |503-823-4682 Commissioner Nick Fish: nick@portlandoregon.gov | 503-823-3589 Commissioner Dan Saltzman: dan@portlandoregon.gov | 503-823-4151-

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Filming Fossil Fuel Resistance:The Reluctant Radical fundraiser
The Hollywood Theatre

Filming The Fossil Fuel Resistance: a fundraiser for THE RELUCTANT RADICAL, a documentary film on climate activist Ken Ward. Film Director/Producer Lindsey Grayzel & Co-Producer Deia Schlosberg in person! 100% of ticket sales donated to help finish the film! Join us for scenes from this work-in-progress film, Scholsberg's short film on fracking, BACKYARD, and for a discussion on the filmmakers' recent arrests and felony charges for filming climate activists' civil disobedience. Presenting partners 350pdx and KBOO Community Radio More event info & tickets: http://www.portlandecofilmfest.org/filming-fossil-fuel-resist/

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Saturday
Apr 29
People's Climate Movement: PDX
Dawson Park

On April 29th, we mobilize! OPAL and our partners in the Oregon Just Transition Alliance are calling on Oregon's Environmental Justice communities and anyone who stands with people of color and low income people to join the movements for racial, social, and economic justice as pathways to climate action.

All individuals are invited to join to show solidarity. RSVP and share the announcement on Facebook here. Grassroots organizations, nonprofits, faith communities, academic institutions, and other groups can formally endorse and support this day of action: click here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe6RbDzdq5-romjZRPYexYckrkyNE_EZhQNqNKQfvxLv0wG4Q/viewform

Individuals who want details as they emerge, join the action email list. Click here: http://eepurl.com/cCfXE9

Event Details:

Where: Dawson Park, Portland, OR

When: April 29th, 2017, 12:00pm

What: Visible direct action led by people of color and low-income communities who are at the front lines of environmental and climate injustice. AGENDA: 12:00-12:30 Gather 12:30-1:30 Spoken Program 1:30-4:00 March! (Route TBD) 4:00-5:00 Tabling and Cleanup

What we know:

  • People of color suffer the worst impacts of climate change both in the U.S. and worldwide. Communities of color and low income people are disproportionately affected by natural and manmade disaster. We are the last to leave and the first to respond to disaster. Our communities already lack basic infrastructure to support us – from adequate transportation options to affordable housing and food access. These systems will fail during climate disaster.
  • Housing is a climate issue. Transportation is a climate issue. Energy, education, food, and jobs are climate issues. Every sector of our economy must transition to stop climate change.
  • Our communities are under attack by climate denial rooted in systems of oppression. A bold, urgent, collective response is needed.
  • Historically-marginalized people must lead the transition to advance justice, or the outcomes will not improve conditions for those of us who are most-impacted. Nothing about us without us!
  • Grassroots Global Justice states, “The climate crisis is a symptom of a deeper problem: an economy based on extraction and exploitation of resources and people. This economy benefits a few at the expense of communities and the planet. ... Climate Action must be rooted in justice. The frontlines of the climate crisis are low-income people, communities of color and indigenous communities. We are the hardest hit by both climate disruption––the storms, floods and droughts––as well as by the extractive, polluting and wasteful industries causing global warming. We are also at the forefront of innovative community-led solutions that ensure a just transition off fossil fuels, and that support an economy good for both people and the planet. ... People on the frontlines of the climate crisis know what action needs to be taken, and are ready to make change happen. We need our governments and global leaders to catch up with the people on the ground.”
  • The Climate Justice Alliance Principles state, “Living a good life in a good way can only happen by first recognizing that the root causes of the daily economic, environmental and social inequity that plague communities worldwide are also compromising the metabolism of Mother Earth; and that all real solutions must address both the economic and ecological crisis. This recognition is what defines the Climate Justice Movement."

In Solidarity With All Movements for Justice

  • The People's Climate Movement is also mobilizing in Washington, D.C. on April 29th, with echo actions taking place nationwide. We stand in solidarity with impacted people around the country and around the globe to demand action to stop and reverse climate change, prepare for and adapt to climate change, and strengthen community to grow our collective power.
  • Environmental Justice was among the Unity Principles of the Women’s March on Washington: “We believe that every person and every community in our nation has the right to clean water, clean air, and access to and enjoyment of public lands. We believe that our environment and our climate must be protected, and that our land and natural resources cannot be exploited for corporate gain or greed - especially at the risk of public safety and health.”
  • Environmental and Climate Justice intersect the great issues of our time. Everyone who fights for racial, social and economic justice must recognize the urgency of this moment, and that our fates are bound.
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Tuesday
May 2
For the Activist: An Evening of Heart-Centered Meditation
Central Lutheran Church

Rev. Jayna Gieber, Meditation Teacher in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, offers this experiential workshop with guided meditation to crystal bowls designed to support and balance the passionate hearts and minds of activists.

Much is asked of us as lovers of the earth and life. It is imperative as we do the work of tending the world, we also tend ourselves, keeping our hearts soft yet strong, even in the midst of heartbreaking planetary developments.

In a supportive atmosphere with climate and social justice companions, come take refuge. All are welcome. You might bring a blanket and pillow for guided meditation if you wish.

Rev. Jayna Gieber Spiritual Director of People of the Heart, www.PeopleoftheHeart.com

Senior student of Thich Nhat Hanh, Al Gore, Spotted Earth Woman, and Joanna Macy, Jayna addresses the concerns of our planet with a spirit of engaged love and compassion. As grandmother to Pepper and Kai, she devotes her lifeforce to creating a just and sustainable world for present and future beings of all species.

Donations to 350PDX gladly accepted.

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Monday
May 15
Public Hearing: Tell PGE we want clean energy NOT fracked gas
Chapman Square

Join us to tell PGE that Oregonians want #cleanenergy not #frackedgas. The Oregon Public Utility Commission is holding this public hearing to accept testimony from the general public about Portland General Electric's energy plan. Join us to speak out about their plans for fracked gas power plants. Please wear red. KEEP THE FRACK OUT. CLEAN ENERGY for OREGON. #climateaction #climatechange #actonclimate

Stay tuned (on Facebook page) for details. The public hearing runs from 6 pm - 8:30 pm and we expect testimony to be limited to 2-3 minutes.

There will be a rally beforehand at 5 pm at Chapman Square.

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