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.

Salem aims for carbon neutrality by 2050.

In their most consequential vote in recent memory, a 7-2 majority of the Salem City Council voted to set a goal for Salem to become carbon neutral by 2050, with a second goal to get halfway there by 2035. You can help them begin the process by taking the city survey on the new Climate Action Plan by November 4.


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 making phone calls or writing postcards to help elect Deb Patterson.

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 and making phone calls.

Take a walk with us

Join 350 activists for friendship and exercise on Wednesday morning walks. Walkers meet at 9 a.m. at the art 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.

More severe wildfires in logged areas, says expert on 350 radio show.

Our 350 Salem radio program, The Elephant in the Room, featured Ralph Bloemers from the Crag Law Center. He spoke about the role fires play in keeping forests healthy and provides his perspective on the recent traumatic wildfires.

Wildfires in Oregon are changing, says The New York Times.

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 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).

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 likely depend on the level of moral courage we display in this difficult challenge.  

350 Salem OR Co-coordinator Phil Carver