As the year draws to a close, we want to say THANK YOU!
For our first “official” year as an organization, we have made some big strides.
Together, we set the stage for a faster transition to cleaner energy in the Rogue Valley by…
- Organizing a Clean Energy Day event that involved more than 900 people in making artwork and demonstrated to local public officials and businesses that we need climate action now.
- Launching the Rogue Energy Alliance that brings together elected leaders, local businesses, community groups, and other residents to implement energy efficiency, solar, and other clean energy projects.
- Working with more than 630 students to learn more about climate and energy.
- Co-hosting the first Jackson County Climate and Energy candidates forum.
- Opposing backward steps by helping to turn out more than 300 people to the FERC hearings on the Pacific Connector LNG export terminal and pipeline project.
We couldn’t do it with out each of you contributing your time, energy, creativity, and support. Thank you. Together, we have a big year ahead of us, and we look forward to making even a bigger difference in 2015.
We hope to see you at one of the upcoming opportunities for climate action. Please check out the calendar below.
With hope and inspiration,
Hannah and the Rogue Climate Team
Rogue Climate Monthly Gathering Ashland, Jan. 7
Once a month, Rogue Climate volunteers get together to learn, plan, and act together. All are welcome. Soup and salad will be provided. We will be reviewing the legislative landscape in Oregon for 2015, learning about upcoming policies, and discussing plans to launch three local clean energy action groups in 2015.
When: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7
Where: United Church of Christ, 717 Siskiyou Boulevard, Ashland
Rogue Climate Advocacy Training #2, Jan. 24
This is the second of four trainings focused on building skills to develop clean energy and climate action teams around the Rogue Valley. We will be developing campaign strategy, working on public narratives, and more. You do not have to have been at the first training to attend the second.Apply HERE.
When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24
THE PACIFIC CONNECTOR LNG PIPELINE CAMPAIGN
LNG Next Steps: Planning and Strategy Meeting Jan. 6
Many of you attended the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) meeting in Medford on December 11th and were witness to the groundswell of opposition to a proposed gas export project for southern Oregon. THANK YOU! Please join us for a planning and campaign strategy meeting as we get ready for upcoming hearings and opportunities to pressure our decision makers to put our communities ahead of corporate special interests.
When: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6
Where: The Phoenix Grange, 209 N. Main St. Phoenix
Public Meeting on Jordan Cove Proposal Water Quality Permits Jan 22
The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will be holding a public informational meeting to discuss the water quality permit required for the proposed LNG project. Let’s show up!
When: 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22
Where: North Medford High School Commons, 1900 North Keene Way Dr. Medford
Updates: Water Quality Permit Comment Period Extended!
Thanks to public input, the Department of Environmental Quality has extended the comment period for one of the required permits for the Jordan Cove Fracked Gas Export Project, a water quality permit, until March 13. For more information or to submit a comment, click HERE.