MEDFORD, OR– Youth climate justice advocates plan to stage creative protests against the proposed Jordan Cove Energy Project at 11:30 at the Vogel Plaza in Medford today. The youth will display large banners, enact a symbolic "die in," perform passionate spoken word and march in procession with supporters from the local No LNG Campaign. Before congregating in downtown Medford, the group will deliver a symbolic message to Pacific Connector at their office on Highway 62, denying them a permit to "destroy the future." Issues ranging from climate destabilization to the disruption of Indigenous burial grounds unite the group around a common cause to stop the pipeline. Read full press release from the youth below.Read more
Coalition of Groups from Across Oregon to Rally Against Liquefied Natural Gas at the Capitol in Salem on May 26 with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
May 14, 2015 (Salem, OR) — Hundreds of Oregonians including farmers, ranchers, business owners, and conservationists will gather on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at 12:00 pm at the Capitol steps in Salem, Oregon, for a rally to oppose liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports throughout Oregon. The rally will include speeches from tribal leaders, impacted landowners, and a keynote speech from Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Waterkeeper Alliance President.Read more
Students at the Armadillo Technical Institute (ATI), a Phoenix Charter School, are getting innovative as they prepare for Earth Day next week. Teacher Jesse Stonewood’s class is creating an artistic backdrop for the Rogue Valley Earth Day, made up of 12 solar-powered robo-puppets shaped like wind turbines, a biker, a tractor, and a robot. Through the project, students are combining disciplines like art, technology, and engineering, subjects that don’t typically end up in the same lesson plan together.