This is one of the local branches of the national 350.org of Bill McKibben fame. They have been active for about 2 years, now, and have spun off at least one other new group. Their membership is large and they can draw crowds, as they did for the PDX People's Climate March in September.

They are working on better communication, and here is their first Newsletter:

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Welcome to the first issue of our new monthly newsletter 

We are looking for submissions!  We’re looking for those among you with an inclination to creation, the writers, the poets, the journalists and the documentarists, the songwriters and the poster painters, the engaged actors of every shape and size. Your stories are important, and will help inspire and motivate others facing the same daunting issue of climate change you are.

This is a grassroots movement, and as the people who’ve chosen to get involved your voices deserve to be front and center. So whether your tools are the pen and paper, the easel and palette, or the strings and the pick, submit!  Send submissions to: submissions@350pdx.org

Hello 350PDX

We are Maya and Ryan, your co-editors!  We’re  super excited to be here and we’re looking forward to hearing from all of you.  Click here for an intro from each of us.

Climate March Marches Onwards!

A large contingent of Oregonians, many of whom traveled across the country aboard the climate train, joined 400,000 fellow marchers in New York City for the largest and most diverse climate march in history. Marchers took to the streets across Oregon in alliance with the People's Climate March in NYC, with over 5,000 marchers in Portland, over a hundred in Bend, hundreds more in Eugene, crowds in Hood River, over a hundred at the Community Earth Fair and kids’ bike tour in Salem, and a communal gathering in the small town of Manzanita- all came together and drew attention to...Read more

350PDX joins Portland Jobs with Justice

We’re proud new members of Portland Jobs with Justice (JwJ), a coalition of more than 90 labor organizations and community groups dedicated to protecting the rights of working people and supporting community struggles to build a more just society...Read more

Tax-Deductible 350PDX

We are pleased to announce that 350PDX has received 501(c)(3) status. In other words, we are now a non-profit for tax purposes.

For you, our supporters, this means donations you make to us --including all made since January 9, 2014-- can be deducted from both your Oregon and U.S. taxes....Read more

Ready for Action?

President Obama speaks of an "all of the above" energy policy. We climate activists engage in "all of the above" methods of tackling fossil fuels. Using a variety of strategies & tactics, from letter-writing to presenting testimony, from legislative advocacy to carrying signs, we each do our part in the growing climate justice movement.

Some members of our climate community also choose to participate in and/or provide support for non-violent direct action and civil disobedience. Collaboration between climate groups and those organizing direct action has produced the Climate Action Coalition....Read More

350PDX is proud to co-sponsor the following coming events & actions

This week: 
Important Public Hearing on Oil and Coal in WA

TODAY! Thursday, 10/30, 5:00-8:30 PM
Red Lion Inn, 2300 Evergreen Park Drive SW, Olympia, WA

Northwest communities are facing an onslaught of coal export and oil-by-rail proposals.  If oil and coal companies are permitted to build their proposed facilities, they would turn our beloved region into a fossil fuel corridor. Make your voice heard
Find out more

Student Divest summit at PSU

PSU students are hosting the Divest Student Network training this weekend. Representatives from across the nation are coming to Portland to update one another on their campaigns, develop cohesive next steps, and build skills, with the goal of increasing the regional and national coordination among schools. Find out more

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon's Interfaith Power & Light workshop: how to face the mess we're in without going crazy

Saturday, 11/1, 2014, 9am-4 pm 
First Christian Church, 1314 SW Park Ave.
$40 suggested donation includes lunch

With our planet and economies in crisis, our political process in chaos and our cultural story in transition, many of us at times feel hopeless, cynical or despairing. Active Hope is an empowering, creative stance for meeting these challenges. This workshop—based largely on the work of eco-philosopher Joanna Macy—explores new ways in which we can face these issues, find inspiration and embody our gifts for the healing of our world.Find out more

This month:

Change the Course Leadership Summit

11/15, 11:00am-5pm; 11/16, 12:30-6pm
Concordia University Library, 2811 NE Holman St. Portland, OR (note: location subject to change, so please RSVP if interested)
This summit is free of charge

As dedicated as we are to halting the march of the fossil fuel industry, we seldom take the time to envision what the world would be like if we succeeded.  Our allies at Rainforest Action Network are leading a free, two-day workshop to develop that picture and to come up with strategies to make it happen.  
Find out more

Sierra Club's public forum: Oregon Beyond Coal to Clean Energy Campaign 

11/19, 7pm,The Portland Building,1120 SW 5th
Oregon still gets one-third of its energy from coal plants.  Pacific Power, Oregon’s second biggest utility company, is the worst offender, getting two-thirds of its energy from coal plants. We can do better. Instead of buying coal from out-of-state plants, Oregon’s utility companies should invest in clean energy sources that create new jobs in Oregon.   Clean energy has already brought over $9 billion of investment and an estimated 5,000 jobs to Oregon, supporting local communities across the state. Come hear about the efforts to urge the Oregon State Legislature to pass legislation that transitions Oregon off coal power to clean energy by 2025.

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We look forward to hearing from you,

Maya, Ryan, Sandy, Bonnie, Adriana & the rest of the 350PDX team
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