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

We’re in the final push for Salem’s Climate Action Plan.

The climate crisis compels societal changes at every scale. That’s why 350 Salem OR began, five long years ago, to advocate for a city climate action plan. We pushed for these TOP TEN Climate Action Strategies, which include encouraging vehicle electrification; more biking, walking and transit use; and more use of clean energy to power residences and businesses.

Salem recently released its Draft Climate Action Plan. Public comments are still welcome! Submit comments by email to SalemCAP@cityofsalem.net. Join 350 Salem meetings to learn more. We’ll be discussing the final draft at our upcoming meetings.

The Jordan Cove LNG pipeline project is finally dead!

After years of collaboration and organizing the fight to stop the Jordan Cove Access Pipeline, the fight is finally over! Read more from our friends at Rogue Climate, who helped lead the fight.

The “Our Salem” draft plan is ready for your review.

How we shape Salem’s future development will have consequences for the climate. Our city has an opportunity to create compact, mixed-use neighborhoods where people can walk, bike or take public transit for work, school, errands and recreation. This type of development supports vibrant communities as well as reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Visit the Our Salem website to learn more.

Oregon just took a huge step toward reducing climate pollution!

The Climate Protection Program adopted by the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission will help secure a healthy climate future, invest in frontline communities and hold corporate polluters accountable. This makes Oregon only the 3rd state to require reductions in harmful greenhouse gas emissions!

Garden Guilds grow food, and build community.

Willamette Wake Up, on KMUZ Community Radio, features 350 Salem member Tom Ellis, who talks about garden guilds and their potential to grow, not just food, but community. Ellis suggests guidelines for forming neighborhood-based guilds in our area.

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). Read our Land Acknowledgement Statement.

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