Stand Up. Speak Out. Act.

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

Tell President Biden: Declare a Climate Emergency! Stop approving fossil fuel projects.

In August 350 Salem OR joined People vs. Fossil Fuels, a coalition of more than 1,200 organizations nationwide, to ask President Biden to declare a Climate Emergency. The Salem protesters gathered on the Marion Street Bridge during the evening rush hour. 

Whatever good may come of the Senate climate deal, it opens the floodgates for more drilling for oil and gas. President Biden must use his Emergency and Executive authority to stop new fossil fuel infrastructure, stop new fossil fuel leases on public lands and waters, and stop fossil fuel exports.

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Logging in Yosemite Valley? … Not on our watch!

The so-called “Save Our Sequoias Act” is really just a logging bill in disguise. 

It would (1) essentially eliminate environmental laws to allow commercial logging of mature and old-growth trees, including sequoias, and (2) allow for post-fire clearcut logging, on both national forests and national parks in giant sequoia grove areas within Yosemite National Park, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, and national forests. Based on extensive field surveys, the government has grossly overstated the recent mortality of mature giant sequoias, and natural post-fire sequoia reproduction is already abundant, especially in the moderate and high-intensity fire patches. More than 80 Environmental Groups strongly oppose this horrible sequoia logging bill.

This is what Oregonians need to know about the Inflation Reduction Act.

Learn more about the significance of the recently passed federal act on 350 Salem’s radio program, The Elephant in the Room. The program features Nora Apter, from the Oregon Environmental Council, who discusses climate policies in the act, why some environmental groups take issue with parts of it, and what state and local lawmakers need to know to harvest the full benefits for Oregonians.

Support the Salem Bike Vision!

We hope you’ll support the Salem Bike Vision being promoted by City Councilor Virginia Stapleton, Cherriots Board Chair Ian Davidson, and Salem Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Vice-President Dylan McDowell.

Funding a connected network of buffered bike lanes throughout Salem is one of the best things we could do to get people out of their cars and reduce emissions to meet our climate goal of Net Zero by 2050. You’ll recall that cars and trucks produce more than half of Salem’s emissions. Let’s do this!

350 Salem’s radio program, The Elephant in the Room, features City Councilor Virginia Stapleton, who speaks about the vision of a safe and efficient bike system for all residents.

Stand for Children urges local schools to teach climate science.

Catch our 350 Salem OR radio program, The Elephant in the Room, as Diana Marquez Guerrero and Jadzia Beard, from Stand for Children, talk about their resolution for the Salem-Keizer School Board that would require climate change to be incorporated into the curriculum. The radio program is hosted by 350 Salem member Tom Ellis.

Take a walk with us!

Salem 350 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.

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
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