Happy 2020! Here are a few of the many local events happening this month, as well as important chapter news, please read the full email.

We will be having elections this month for our Chapter's Leadership team. Please consider joining us so we can continue to have a local presence and create events and host presentations. We currently need 3-4 people to join the team to keep things running. Our number one goal, and what makes Climate Reality unique from other environmental organizations, is that we focus on educating members and the public. We build awareness and educate about the drivers, impacts, and solutions to the climate crisis. You do not need to have completed the Climate Reality Training Corps to join the Leadership Team (except for the Chair and Co-Chair roles).


Climate Reality Portland Chapter Elections!

Starting this year, chapters will hold elections for leadership positions. Elections ensure that the chapter’s leaders represent the interests of current chapter members and provide opportunities for engaged chapter members to grow into new roles. Elections also foster diversity in chapter leadership and create an annual opportunity to welcome other communities into the climate advocacy space.

Your commitment will be to meet once/month for a leadership team meeting, attend at least 4 chapter meetings/year, and volunteer a minimum of 4 hours/month. This is a rough estimate of time commitments.

Most roles only need 1-2 hours/week.

Apply here, please! Deadline is January 9

Chapter Chair: 8 hrs/month
  • Set up and attend Leadership meetings, create the agenda
  • Communicate with Climate Reality Chapter
  • Work with Co-Chair
  • Check-in with the other leads.

Chapter Co-Chair: 6 hrs/month
  • Attend monthly leadership meetings
  • Chair leadership and general meetings where the chair is not available
  • Regular brainstorming and communications with chapter chair in guiding the chapter
  • Attend monthly Zoom calls with Climate Reality, if possible, especially if chapter chair can't make the call

Communications / Marketing Lead: 8 hrs/month (this job may be split among 2 people)
  • Attend monthly leadership meetings
  • Create social media graphics/flyers
  • Send out 2 email newsletters/month
  • Post events on Facebook, twitter, Instagram and other channels
  • Keep website updated
  • Keep mailing list updates

Events/Programs Committee Lead: 4-6 hours/month
  • Organize chapter meetings and special events
  • Assist with finding venues
  • Help find speakers
  • Help organize any food options if allowed

Presentation Committee Lead: 4-6 hours/month
  • Attend leadership meetings
  • Organize presentation workshops
  • Help members get information and resources they need for presentations
  • Work with Marketing Lead on promotion

Membership Lead: 4 hrs/month
  • Attend Leadership meetings
  • Make sure new emails are gathered at chapter meetings
  • Send that information to Communications Lead
  • Follow up by email, phone or in-person with any new attendees

Admin/Secretary: 4-6 hours/month
  • Attend leadership meetings
  • Take notes and send out to the group
  • Take notes in chapter meetings to share on website
  • Assist with any written and administrative tasks
  • Send thank-you notes to speakers
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Apply for the next Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training by January 31!

This will be the closest one to us for the next 6 months at least. Get more details and apply here!

Join us for our next Chapter Meeting:

Passing Oregon Climate Pricing Legislation in 2020!

Tuesday, January 21, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Hollywood Senior Center / 1821 NE 40th Ave. Portland, OR 97212

RSVP Here.
For more local legislative action and other climate events in January:
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Comprehensive Climate Action in Oregon:

The Roles of Forests and Forest Management

Presented by Multnomah Democrats Climate Action Team

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Doors open 6:30 pm. Program 7-9 pm

Hollywood Senior Center 1820 NE 40th Ave., Portland, OR 97212

John Talberth, PhD, Senior Economist, Center for Sustainable Economy
Chuck Willer, ED, Coast Range Association
Ralph Bloemers, JD, Director of Crag Law Center
Sean Stevens, ED, Oregon Wild.
  • Understand the impact and causes of forest management on climate, water, environment, economics, wildfire and more.
  • Discussion of solutions to address the climate crisis and balance concerns of timber owners and counties.
  • Understand the barriers to changing forest management.
  • Foster cooperation and better understanding of the grueling legislative process and of the urgent need to keep building a strong enough majority to pass strong climate legislation in line with the aspirations of the Green New Deal here in Oregon.

    Questions: Please email volunteer@multdems.org
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