What can we do locally about climate change?
By Hannah Sohl
Published in Ashland Daily Tidings, January 13, 2014
If you are like me, the subject of climate change can be overwhelming. As extreme weather patterns plague our valley and other regions, many of us wonder, "What can we do?"
That's why a group of local residents, initiated by young people in Southern Oregon, has come together to identify constructive steps we can take as a community. As Rogue Climate, our goals are to help save and create jobs, reduce energy cost increases, strengthen local businesses, and preserve and improve our quality of life.
Are you interested about climate change? Do you love making art and fighting for solutions? Then come join us for our Rogue Climate Kick-off! We are a local grassroots organization that uses art and community to create the political momentum for real climate solutions... and we want YOU! Join us on January 16th at 6 pm in the Stevenson Union to find out who we are, what we do, and how you can get involved. We will have music, art and a burrito bar. Kids are welcome.
What: Rogue Climate Winter Kick Off
Where: SOU Stevenson Union Rm. Rm. 319, 1118 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland
Who: Rogue Climate and Friends
RVSP: Stuart at: email@example.com; (541) 324-1009
Rogue Climate and SOCAN had a great showing at the recent Senator Merkley town hall meeting. See the Mail Tribune for his thoughts on climate change, carbon taxes, hydraulic fracturing (fracking), liquid natural gas in Oregon, and a number of other good topics Southern Oregonians are concerned about.
There were some wonderful moments and accomplishments this year--from the giant salmon in Medford, to Oregon Climate Action Day, to the fast for the Philippines. Take a minute to check out the slideshow celebrating this past year!
It’s simple. Climate change affects everything we call home: from our backyard, to our dinner tables, to the planet we share with all forms of life — climate change impacts not only the environment, but our homes, our families, and our pocketbooks.
Here in the Rogue Valley of beautiful Southern Oregon we are starting to feel the effects. From prolonged fire seasons, increasing summer temperatures, and rising energy costs, climate change has started to affect our lives and the Oregon we love.
We here at Rogue Climate believe that individuals joining with others is the only way forward to a stable future. From giant art-projects that increase community awareness to lobbying for climate solutions at the state capital, Rogue Climate is committed to increasing community awareness and fostering the political will to address climate change here at home. We are anglers and hunters, grandmas and grandpas, doctors, lawyers and students; we are young and old, omnivores and vegans, gamers and outdoor enthusiasts; we are Oregonians, charged for action and ready to make a difference.
Check out the links on the right to learn more about climate change and what groups are doing to address it. To check out our other events and see some great photos, like our Facebook page Rogue Climate Art.
Stay-tuned to find out more as we get this website up and running!
To get on our mailing list or for more information contact Hannah at:
Hannah Sohl: firstname.lastname@example.org, (541) 840-1065