- Juliana VS the United States
Twenty one different youth from all across the US. Challenging the US government for the right to a habitable climate. Juliana speaks out on their behalf. Come hear from her in person about the journey and where things currently stand. More info on the case here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8dvL0VxBHNw Free event, but registration requested here: https://climaterealitypdx.com/ TaborSpace 5411 SE Belmont (map) The Climate Reality Project: Portland Chapter is proud to present, along with City Club of Portland… A NIGHT WITH CELEBRATED YOUTH CLIMATE ACTIVIST, KELSEY JULIANA! Supported by: 350PDX SUNRISE MOVEMENT CCL- Portland Extinction Rebellion PDX and more… This event is FREE. Donations gratefully accepted. Sign up here for the event! Founded by Nobel Laureate and former US Vice President Al Gore, The Climate Reality Project is working to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society. With a global movement more than five million strong and a grassroots network of trained Climate Reality Leader activists, we are spreading the truth about the climate crisis and building popular support for clean energy solutions. The Climate Reality Project: Portland Chapter is a local group of climate activists that share The Climate Reality Project’s mission of supporting action to combat the climate crisis so we can make the transition to a clean energy economy and protect the welfare of the planet and its citizens.
- The Reluctant Radical - with Lindsay and Ken Ward in attendance!
Life.Changing. "The Reluctant Radical" film screening - FREE On Wednesday, March 13,, "The Reluctant Radical" will be screened at St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church, 120 NE Knott St., 7-9 pm. I saw this film last fall and was so impressed and inspired that I contacted the filmmaker, Lindsey Grazel, about hosting a screening at St. Philip. We are also fortunate to be able to have Lindsey and Ken Ward, A.K.A.the Reluctant Radical, be present to participate in a Q&A following the screenng. See https://www.thereluctantradicalmovie.com/ or www.stphilipthedeacon.org for additional information. I hope you can make it. You won't be disappointed.
- Supporting Venezuela
https://www.facebook.com/events/1142279799299325/ Western imperialism and military intervention has caused untold death and destruction across the global south. Join us in a community conversation featuring testimonies from people who have been personally affected, experts who can give a historical and analytical perspective of Western imperialism, and how this relates to our campaign to prevent Venezuela from becoming another country ravaged by needless war. This event will take place on February 23rd which will mark the one month anniversary of the US's attempted coup in Venezuela.
- Support Clean Energy Jobs through Legislative Action
The 350PDX State Legislative Team will meet January 10th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Central Lutheran Church, 1820 NE 21st Ave. The Oregon State Legislative session starts January 22nd and we need to be ready to influence strong, effective carbon emissions cap and invest legislation. Please RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/339249020229304/ Those of you already active with the team have had or will soon have meetings with your legislators. If you still need to schedule, please do so immediately. We want them to know that the Clean Energy Jobs bill is still a high priority for us. We continue to work closely with Renew Oregon on the Clean Energy Jobs bill. We do not know what the 2019 bill title will be. We do know that the Joint Interim Committee on Carbon Reduction and the Governor's Office on Carbon Policy have been busy conducting research and hearing testimony. We expect a bill to be introduced early in the session. Encourage your Representatives and Senators to become champions of a strong effective bill that will put Oregon in the forefront of carbon emission reduction policy. See you Thursday, January 10th. Legislative Team Co-Leads Rick Brown, Rand Schenck, Jane Stackhouse PS. If you want to learn more about the proposed legislation please join Jane at the One Small Thing Indivisible PDX meeting on January 8th from 6:45 - 9:00 PM at Subud Center 3128 NE Regents. Senator Dembrow will talk about expected legislation for the 2019 session and there will be a small group session on cap and invest led by Madison Hathaway from Renew Oregon.
- Solar Oregon End-of-Year Extravaganza
￼Eight non-profits presenting their work! Special Presentation on "Sharing Electricity in a Time of Need" Thursday, November 29th, 6-9pm Lagunitas Community Room 237 Northeast Broadway, Suite 300, Portland RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sharing-electric-power-in-a-time-of-need-and-solar-oregon-annual-meeting-tickets-50669556006 Join Solar Oregon for a fantastic end of year extravaganza! We'll hear from 7 other local nonprofits about the fascinating and important work they're doing to promote clean energy and sustainability. Each one will have 3-5 minutes to present their work in a rapid fire slideshow that will be sure to leave you inspired and motivated! Check out the list of groups coming here. Dan Bihn Senior Fellow at PSU to give talk on "Sharing Electricity in a time of need" The magnitude 9.0 earthquake, ensuing tsunami, and nuclear meltdowns of 2011 showed Japan the importance of sharing limited electric power during the disaster and the year-long recovery. And Japan learned sharing wasn't easy using its existing grid. The country has set out to change this. Delightfully, the investments needed to improve sharing not only increase the grid's resilience, but help the grid accommodate increasing amounts of wind and solar energy. And it pays for itself. Please RSVP below for this evening event ASAP to help us plan for capacity: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sharing-electric-power-in-a-time-of-need-and-solar-oregon-annual-meeting-tickets-50669556006
- Socialize and Do Good at the same time: Kalama Methanol Refinery Action
If built, the Kalama refinery would become the world’s largest methanol refinery, turning fracked gas into methanol. The methanol would then be shipped to China as a raw material for plastics (which, of course, could then be shipped back to us!) or it could also be used used as a fuel in China. There is currently a comment period open on a recently released Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEI). The comment period opened last week and will close on December 28th. With the holidays approaching, it is a difficult time to get people activated to flood them with comments (perhaps deliberately timed for that reason?!). Come write letters and socialize with others at the same time: 1) Tues November 20th Sierra Club Office. 1821 SE Ankeny. Portland Gather @ 6:30 Comment writing workshop with Columbia Riverkeeper @ 7:00-8:00 StopFrackedGas general meeting @ 8:00-9:00 Dan Serres will kick off the first hour with a Comment-Writing Workshop addressing the DSEIS (Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement) for the Kalama Fracked Gas/Methanol Refinery. Three entities, Port of Kalama, Cowlitz County and Washington State Dept of Ecology are overseeing the process. The Comment Period ends on Friday, December 28th @ 5:00pm.We'll follow-up with Jordan Cove/Pacific Connector Pipeline updates, news from our allies around state, upcoming project ideas, PBA action reports, and conversation. 2) Or, you can find information on how to submit comments on the 350PDX website with additional information on the Columbia Riverkeepers website. If you have a few hours free, on December 13th (6-9p), there will be a hearing in Longview, Washington. The goal is to pack the hearing room with red-shirted opposition and let them hear a lot of thoughtful testimony!
- Raise it for Rural
Event Description (Courtesy of eventbrite.com): Join Wallowa Resources and the Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition (RVCC) for our inaugural fundraiser in Portland. Raise it for Rural will be held Friday, November 16th at the Lagunitas Community Room. Come meet our team, hear stories from our partners, enjoy a beer, and help us raise funds to continue our hard work here in Oregon and across the West. Wallowa Resources shows how investments in forest restoration, water conservation, and renewable energy can improve the environment, while creating jobs in local communities and restoring rural vitality. RVCC demonstrates how these innovative approaches can be scaled across the Western U.S., helping improve federal policy more broadly to benefit communities and the environment. Join us to learn how urban cities are linked to rural communities and environmental stewardship, as we present the case for investing in the land, water and people of rural America. This fundraiser is intended to be fun, engaging and informative; and will include a silent auction and special appeal. This event is 21+ Individual tickets: $50.00 (include one drink token)
- NW Energy Coalition Clean and Affordable Energy Conference
Note: The Eventbrite page is shared with the NW Energy Coalition Efficiency Workshop Event description (Courtesy of https://www.eventbrite.com/e/efficiency-workshop-nov-14-and-clean-affordable-energy-conf-nov-15-tickets-48453092504) Panel 1: Are New Energy Storage Technologies a Game-Changer? Panel 2: Beyond Savings - All the Benefits of Energy Efficient Buildings Panel 3: Opportunities and Challenges for the Bonneville Power Administration in Helping the West Develop More Clean Energy Resources Fee required. Registration available at Eventbrite (above)
- NW Energy Coalition Efficiency Workshop
Note: The Eventbrite page is shared with the NW Energy Coalition Clean and Affordable Energy Conference Event description (Courtesy of https://www.eventbrite.com/e/efficiency-workshop-nov-14-and-clean-affordable-energy-conf-nov-15-tickets-48453092504) In the Northwest’s clean energy economy, energy efficiency drives the lion’s share of commerce, employment, and greenhouse gas reductions. The Next Level Energy Efficiency Workshop will explore how we can make EE work even harder. Starting with an overview of energy efficiency contributions to the Northwest’s electric system, economy, our health, and the environment, the workshop will examine how we can tackle financial and workforce challenges in the public, commercial, and residential sectors to increase energy efficiency investment and the benefits it yields. And we’ll learn how home-based energy efficiency measures are improving air quality and contributing to the health of kids and families in tribal communities. Fee required. Registration available at Eventbrite (above)
- Sustainable Textiles Panel
Get information about an understudied cause, and network with other interested activists. Tickets are $15, and available at eventbrite (link below). Event description (Courtesy of https://www.eventbrite.com/e/designing-for-change-sustainable-textiles-in-the-fashion-industry-tickets-50344832750): It’s estimated that we consume 80 billion pieces of clothing per year. Consequently, millions of tons of textiles are discarded each year, placing an increased pressure on the Earth’s decreasing natural resources. As we look for ways to balance our love of fashion with conscious consumption it’s important that we are aware of the materials used in our clothing and soft goods. Panelists: Shannon Welsh, Fibrevolution Alyssa Woods, VAVA Lingerie Ashley Metzger, Allmade Kiriko, Kiriko Lori Caldwell, Minnie & George Moderator: Carley Irwin, Xhiled Textiles