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.

We are helping shape Salem’s Climate Action Plan.

Under Salem’s new Climate Action Plan (CAP), the city aims to cut our greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2035 and to be carbon neutral by 2050. Learn more about 350 Salem’s involvement in the city’s new Climate Action Plan and watch for opportunities to stay involved.

Frontline climate groups have partnered to promote the Oregon Clean Energy Opportunity campaign.

2020 brought many hardships for Oregonians, including the pandemic and its impact on our small businesses, wildfires, climate change, and for many, a struggle to pay bills.

That’s why 350 Salem and other groups have launched the Oregon Clean Energy Opportunity campaign. Our goal is to help those burdened by energy bills and pollution and to support clean energy jobs. Here’s how you can take action!

Our 350 radio program highlights environmental justice and land use.

On this month’s 350 Salem radio show, The Elephant in the Room, host Tom Ellis talks with Lisa Arkin from Beyond Toxics and Aimee Okotie-Oyekan from Eugene/Springfield NAACP. Their legislative proposal, House Bill 2488, ensures that vulnerable communities have a place at the table when we make decisions about land use and climate resilience.

Scientific American: An OSU professor offers solutions to our climate emergency.

Last year, researchers at Oregon State University led a group of 11,000 scientists worldwide to declare a climate emergency. The Climate Emergency: 2020 in Review, whose lead author is OSU Professor William Ripple, says climate change is accelerating more rapidly than most scientists anticipated, and climate chaos now threatens both the biosphere and humanity. Here’s what we can do about it.

Take a walk with us!

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. Please wear a mask and observe 6′ social distancing.

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

350 Salem OR Co-Coordinator Phil Carver