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 a local chapter of the international organization, 350.org. You are welcome to join us! Volunteers are needed and appreciated.

Tell DEQ: Stop the expansion of oil trains along the Columbia River!

Now is your chance to tell the Department of Environmental Quality that oil-by-rail shipments should not be increased in the Columbia River Gorge. Learn more about how oil trains endanger communities, harm salmon and threaten clean water. Columbia Riverkeeper makes it easy to submit a comment to the DEQ.

Conservation organizations are working to prevent the daily transport of millions of gallons of explosive crude oil on trains through the Columbia River Gorge.

Jordan Cove LNP is challenged in court!

The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw and the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians just challenged FERC’s approval of Jordan Cove LNG.

So far that’s 30 impacted landowners, 10 community and environmental organizations, and two Tribes who have filed lawsuits to stop Jordan Cove. Check out the history and stay tuned for breaking information.

Weigh in on how Oregon addresses the climate emergency.

Governor Brown’s new Executive Order directed the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) and other state agencies to identify actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change impacts. In response, DLCD has detailed current actions and future policy options. DLCD is hosting an online forum to hear feedback on this planning document. You are invited to listen to a short presentation, ask questions and offer feedback.

Thursday, June 11
11 a.m-12:30

Learn more and register.

Take the survey to push for a greener Salem.

Our Salem is creating a vision for the future of Salem City. The multi-year planning project will guide development in the city for years to come. Your participation can help shape climate-friendly policies, with less auto-dependent housing, more public transit, and more neighborhood hubs accessible by walking and biking.

Our consistent presence during the Our Salem planning process helped ensure that a Climate Action Plan was part of the city’s strategic plan.

Learn more about the city’s planning process and take the OUR SALEM SURVEY.

Handshakes, no. Community, yes.

Social solidarity is just as important as social distancing. In the midst of this pandemic, it’s more important than ever to stay connected. You can make a difference by organizing a Neighborhood Circle!

Join the revolution from your computer.

You can use your shelter-in-place time to check out 350.org documentaries about courageous action that is being taken on the front lines of the climate crisis on every continent, or learn how Indigenous people in Latin America view climate change.

Young people speak up for climate action at the Oregon State Capitol.

Remember radio? It’s time to tune in again.

As you shelter in place, check out our 350 Salem OR radio show on KMUZ Community Radio, THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM. Join program host Tom Ellis and guests as they discuss climate issues from a local, state and regional perspective. Catch the program the first Tuesday of every month at 8 a.m., on the dial at 100.7 and 88.5 FM, or check out the program archive.

Climate Science Basics: just the facts …

The rain doesn’t deter these 350 Salem OR protestors from campaigning for clean energy investments.

Top photo: 350 Salem OR members and others rally for climate-friendly policies at the Oregon State Capitol.