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!

Contact your legislators to save Oregon’s solar energy program!

All hands on deck! The Legislature is considering a budget cut to Oregon’s solar energy program. We should be helping families reduce energy bills and tackle climate pollution by expanding their access to solar power, especially low-income families. Instead lawmakers in Salem are set up to slash solar funds down to zero when they meet in a matter of days.  Please send an email to your Representative and Senator today!

Salem needs a greenhouse gas reduction goal, 350 leader tells the Salem Reporter.

Salem’s residents and the city council want reduced emissions and a city more resilient to climate change, says 350 Salem OR leader Phil Carver, but city planners have to go about it in a more methodical, goal-oriented way if we want to get there.”

Help shape the Oregon Climate Action Plan.

We’re excited by Governor Kate Brown’s Executive Order directing state agencies to take actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Considered to be the most sweeping executive order on climate in the nation, this plan is a sector-by-sector approach for Oregon to transition away from dirty energy that puts carbon, sulfur and arsenic in our air and water and puts the future of our kids and grandkids at risk. It will provide a framework for our clean energy economy. 

To learn how you can participate, fill out a Climate Engagement Questionnaire, and someone from Renew Oregon will be in touch.

Oregon’s Climate Action Plan will help protect Oregon’s landscapes, cities and people from the effects of climate change.

Provide a lifeline for local immigrant families impacted by Covid-19.

Immigrant farmworkers have long born the brunt of climate change. As Oregon grows hotter, their suffering is real. Now the pandemic has put many Latinx immigrant families at even greater risk due to unemployment and exposure to the virus. To help, Causa has launched the Oregon Worker Relief Fund, which offers direct financial assistance to thousands of immigrant families that have lost income. 

Grassroots movements are turning the tide against oil and gas.

It’s been a truly awful few months for the fossil-fuel industry, which is another way of saying that it’s been an unexpectedly good few months for planet Earth: a trio of massive and unlikely victories have demonstrated the depth of great organizing and the increasing weakness of the industry’s hold on our political system.

Oregon tells FERC: We’ll see you in court.

The State of Oregon 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. Please consider sending a thank you to Governor Kate Brown.

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).

We are no longer waiting for politicians to declare climate disruption an emergency and respond accordingly. We are going to declare the emergency ourselves, from below, just as social movements have always done.
–Naomi Klein