350 Salem OR is a grassroots organization composed of everyday people taking action for a stable climate and sustainable planet. 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).
City Survey: What’s your vision for Neighborhood Hubs in Salem?
City planners with Our Salem have heard strong community support for creating Neighborhood Hubs in Salem. These hubs offer small-scale shops and services in residential neighborhoods, making it easier to walk and bike for routine errands. City planners are asking for your input as they begin to work out the details. What kind of businesses would you like in your neighborhood? What should they look like? Where should they be located?
Please take this short survey to help shape our Neighborhood Hubs.
Catch our 350 radio show to learn about the value of permaculture during pandemics.
This month’s Elephant in the Room radio show, hosted by 350 Salem OR, features permaculture teacher Andrew Millison (pictured) from Oregon State University talking with host Tom Ellis. Millison shared insights on the value of permaculture design for coping with the Covid-19 pandemic and other catastrophic breakdowns in our global infrastructure. Listen to the program the first Tuesday of every month at 8 a.m., on the dial at 100.7 and 88.5 FM.
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.
Oregon tells FERC: We’ll see you in court!
The State of Oregon just sued the the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission (FERC) for approving the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and fracked gas pipeline. After more than a decade of communities across the state showing up and speaking out against Jordan Cove LNG, Oregon now joins impacted landowners, Tribal governments, and climate and environmental organizations in challenging FERC’s approval of the project.
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.
Climate Science Basics: just the facts …
350 voices: Curiosity about spring leads to climate studies.
Kendra Schaber, a Chemeketa Community College student and 350 Salem OR member, shares a blog post about her journey of career exploration.
The convergence of the climate and coronavirus crisis will be catastrophic. According to The Guardian, “Climate crisis will deepen the pandemic. A green stimulus plan can tackle both.”