Stand Up. Speak Out. Act.

350 Salem OR is a grassroots organization composed of everyday people taking action for a stable climate and sustainable planet.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Our regular meeting this Tuesday, September 29, will be held at 7:30 so we can watch the presidential debates.

It’s all hands on deck from now until November!

Write postcards, drop off literature, make phone calls, put up lawn signs, host outdoor meet-and-greet events, and tell your friends to vote green. Help us elect climate-friendly candidates who believe in science and value social justice.

Deb Patterson will bring experience, dedication and passion to the Oregon Senate. She needs your help.

350 Salem OR is endorsing environmental champion Deb Patterson in her race for Oregon’s Senate District 10. After two sessions of Republican walkouts from the legislature to deny a quorum for voting on statewide climate action, we know how important it is to have people like Deb in the legislature. Please consider volunteering for her campaign.

Here’s what 350 Member Ray Quisenberry has to say about Deb.

Help elect the first Democrat County Commissioner in more than 40 years! 

Ashley Carson Cottingham is a 5th generation Oregonian who has served in Washington, D.C., on two U.S. Senate Committees and will work to ensure sustainability of our agricultural land and environment. “Climate change is real and is impacting our daily lives and our resources,” she says.

Ashley needs your help with delivering campaign literature door to door, making phone calls, hosting an outdoor meet-and-greet, putting up a lawn sign, and talking to your neighbors.

350 Salem calls on the City Council to set climate action goals.

350 Salem OR is calling upon the Salem City Council to set a Climate Action goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the city to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, and to get half-way to the goal by 2035. This comes as the City is about to begin a long-awaited process to develop a Climate Action Plan, beginning in November. Read our PRESS RELEASE and help us take action.

The New York Times reported that in Oregon there’s a new climate menace: fires raging where they don’t usually burn. We need climate action now, at the city level, at the state level, and at the national and global level.

Climate refugees have streamed into Salem. Here’s how you can help.

Many people fled the wildfires with just the clothes on their back. Please consider helping out by volunteering or donating to the local Red Cross or United Way.

Care about your health? Here’s one more reason to stabilize the climate.

This month’s 350 Salem radio program, The Elephant in the Room, features Damon Motz-Storey, the director of the Healthy Climate Program with Physicians for Social Responsibility. Motz-Storey says carbon emissions have a harmful effect on public health.

Climate migration will reshape America.

Millions will be displaced in the coming decades by fires, hurricanes, extreme heat and rising seas. The New York Times Magazine asks, “Where will they go?”

Climate Science Basics: just the facts …

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) and youth-group Latinos Unidos Siempre (LUS).

We are no longer waiting for politicians to declare climate disruption an emergency and respond accordingly. We are going to declare the emergency ourselves, from below, just as social movements have always done.
–Naomi Klein