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350 Salem OR is a grassroots organization taking local action for a stable climate and sustainable planet.

Oregon’s new clean energy bill sets ambitious goals.

Gov. Kate Brown recently signed Oregon’s clean energy bill, which sets one of the most ambitious timelines in the country for moving to 100% clean electricity sources. 

350 Salem protests in support of Indigenous peoples.

350 Salem OR members joined global protests calling on invested banks to defund the Line 3 tar sands pipeline. We support Indigenous peoples who are asking for our help in protecting their lands and waterways in Minnesota. They are taking direct action to stop the construction of this toxic, climate-destroying project, locking themselves inside sections of pipe and blockading entrances to construction sites, and hundreds have been arrested.

Learn more at Honor the Earth and Stop the Money Pipeline, and tell President Biden to stop Line 3.

350 Salem’s radio show looks at drought and rising tensions in the Klamath Basin.

Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge is one of six national refuges in the Upper Klamath River Basin. Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

On this month’s 350 Salem radio show, The Elephant in the Room, host Tom Ellis talks with Becky Hatfield Hyde, a rancher from the Klamath Basin who is, in Tom’s words, “a rare voice of wisdom, ecological insight, common sense and compassion.”

Hyde speaks about about rising tensions among various stakeholders for limited water. She has spent two decades working with Tribes, elected officials and farmers on water issues in the Klamath Basin, helping design the first Tribal water settlement in the Upper Basin.

Salem aims for net zero emissions by 2050. Here’s how we can get there.

Under Salem’s new Climate Action Plan, the city aims to cut our greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2035 and to be carbon neutral by mid-century. 350 Salem OR submitted 10 Proposed Strategies for Benefit-Cost Analysis by Climate Action Plan Consultants to City Councilors.

  • Share your feedback on ideas the Climate Action Plan Task Force is considering, or submit your own ideas.

Take a walk with us!

350 Salem walkers

Join 350 activists and friends with Just Walk Salem Keizer for friendship and exercise on Wednesday morning walks. Participants meet at 9 a.m. at the mobile sculpture on the west side of the Cherriots Bus Station, on High Street. Walks to Riverfront Park usually bring sightings of heron, osprey, ducks, geese and hawks, and sometimes deer.

We stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, and believe silence is no longer an option. We encourage you to support local organizations doing social justice work, including Salem-Keizer NAACP, Causa, Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN), Black Joy Oregon, and youth-group Latinos Unidos Siempre (LUS).

Fifty years from now people will likely look back on this era through the lens of having seen catastrophic climate changes that we cannot even imagine. Our legacy will depend on the level of moral courage we display in this difficult challenge.  

350 Salem OR Co-Coordinator Phil Carver