Come to an event and see how you can make a difference!
In March, the Ashland City Council unanimously passed the Climate and Energy Action Plan: a visionary plan to reduce Ashland's climate pollution by 8% a year. To implement the plan the City must hire a full-time staff person who can manage, oversee and direct the plan. In May, the City's Budget Committee will meet three times to decide whether or not to fund the staff position and other important parts of the plan.
Will you join us at the budget committee meetings on Thursday May 25 at 6 pm in the City Council Chambers to demand the necessary funding for the city to do its part in stopping the global climate crisis?
On Wednesday, May 31st at 5:00pm, Rogue Climate and friends are inviting community members who live in the Rogue Valley that identify from communities of color to gather at the Rogue Action Center (3932 S. Pacific Hwy, Medford, Or 97501) for a bit of outdoor grilling and to allow for stories to be shared.
We will use this time to find power within our own stories and identities on issues that affect us all and personally and as a community in the valley.
A few topics of conversations that we will share are:
What is climate justice and how that looks in Southern Oregon?
What are the struggles we experience as POC in the Rogue Valley?
What are the next steps/action/project/artivism we can collaborate on?
We hope this is the first of many gatherings we will have in hopes of creating community within our small but growing community.
Please RSVP and email Lupe at Lupe@rogueclimate.org about any dietary needs or need childcare. We will provide food, just bring yourself and your friends!
This year, Oregon has the opportunity to take a major step in the transition to a clean energy. The Clean Energy Jobs bill, currently being considered by the Oregon legislature, limits climate pollution and creates thousands of jobs by encouraging investment in cleaner energy sources, greater energy efficiency, and upgrading rural infrastructure threatened by climate change. To make this bill a priority of our leaders in the Oregon legislature, we need your help!
On Monday, June 5 at 6-7:30pm at the Medford Public Library our team will be hosting Energize Oregon Climate Policy. This is your chance to learn about and take action on the Clean Energy Jobs Bill. The program will include a presentation about the bill and how it's doing in the legislature, breakout discussion groups, and an opportunity to write letters to our elected officials.