January Chapter Meeting: Focus on Climate Change Legislation.
Tuesday, January 19, 6:30 – 8 pm.

Our main speaker this month is Climate Reality Leader, Brian Ettling. Brian is a professional Climate Change Communicator, Organizer, Writer, and Public Speaker. He is involved with many lobbying and climate organizations including CCL (Citizens' Climate Lobby) and MCAT (Metro Climate Action Team is a community of experienced volunteers working within OLCV to steward significant greenhouse gas reduction policy into law in Oregon. Brian will be giving our chapter an overview of the current landscape, priorities, and how to get involved in local climate legislation in 2021!

We will also have time for questions and discussion, and short updates from our committees and ways to get involved. We will have time to meet each other in breakout rooms at the end.

Tomorrow: Grassroots Presentation with Renew Oregon. Friday, January 15 at 4 pm.

Madison Daisy Hathaway of Renew Oregon will walk us through the grassroots effort taking shape in support of the Oregon Climate Action Plan (OCAP). Hosted by the SW Oregon Chapter of The Climate Reality Project. Read more here.

Late notice, but if you miss this, they will be recording this session and we can share that link with you later.

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Cook and Serve Jambalaya with the Climate-Friendly Committee

January 18, 5:30-6:30 pm & January 23

Chef Justin Riel, Veritably Vegan Chef and Nutrition Coach, will demonstrate how to make Jambalaya to give to a homeless shelter on January 23rd.

Sign up for the next Cook & Serve opportunity organized by Ashwin Prabhu, a member of our committee. Learn to cook vegan Jambalaya at 5:30pm on Monday, January 18, and make the dish on January 23 for the 60 people experiencing homelessness who are staying at the Walnut Park Shelter. You can make a lot or a little, and Ashwin can help you identify what you can make (like a side dish, for example) if you want to contribute but can't contribute a lot. We will give you the recipe and ingredient list for vegan jambalaya and cornbread muffins.

Chef Justin Riel will be launching a new website soon, follow him on Instagram for now.

Please email climaterealityportland@gmail.com to get more information, or to receive the recipes and zoom link. If these dates won't work for you, we will record the demo and you are also welcome to make the dishes for your family at home!

Two Ways to Get Involved in Climate Education in Schools!

Invitation to Serve as a Climate Solutions Educator

Are you concerned about climate change? Do you enjoy working with middle and high school students? Would you enjoy helping students engage in a hands-on, service-learning project? If so, we encourage you to join us as a Vision 2030 Climate Educator to inform students about the climate solutions in our region’s Climate Action Plan, relevant workforce opportunities, and to facilitate service-learning opportunities for students with nonprofit partners.

Invitation to Serve as a Vision 2030 Core Team Member

Are you concerned about climate change? Do you want to help young adults learn about climate solutions in our region, and how they can get involved? If so, we encourage you to join us as a Vision 2030 Climate Solutions Core Team Member. SAGE’s Vision 2030 Team includes teachers, volunteers and nonprofit and governmental organizations who support a local, place-based approach to educate middle and high school students about our region’s groundbreaking efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 50 percent from 1990 levels by 2030. Learn more about our efforts at:

Volunteer with our Chapter

We are looking for help with specific needs. Let us know if one of these projects aligns with your skills and experience! Please email us at climaterealityportland@gmail.com and we will work with you!

Our Committees

We have Climate Legislation, Climate Education in Schools, Business Working Group, Presentations Working Group, Climate-Friendly Food, Plastic Reduction, and Social Justice.

Thank you to everyone who filled out the interest form to let us know which committees you are interested in (or let us know if there is a climate solution you would like to be involved in that is not listed). Please do fill it out if you haven't yet. We will be in touch!