Save the Date! Next Chapter Meeting:
Tuesday, March 16, 6:30 – 8 pm.

Our Leadership Team has decided that we will move to a bimonthly chapter meeting (every other month). There will not be a chapter meeting for February. We will often have monthly events that take place, and other ways to take climate action besides chapter meetings. Also, stay tuned for details about our next virtual training which is happening April 22!

TODAY, 11 am: Climate Emergency Legislation with Earl Blumenauer

Throughout the past year, we have seen the effects of the climate crisis in our own backyard and around the world. From wildfires raging across Oregon and the West, to hurricanes wreaking havoc in the Southeast, and increasing average temperatures everywhere in between, the impact has been devastating. The scientists and experts have been clear: this is a climate emergency, and we need to take action yesterday.
After years of unrelenting destruction from Trump and congressional Republicans, a massive mobilization is sorely needed. That is why, today, I’m taking the next steps, alongside Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Bernie Sanders, to introduce legislation mandating the declaration of a national climate emergency by the president of the United States. This legislation builds upon a resolution we introduced last Congress that was initially crafted by stakeholders right here in Oregon.

I invite you to join me for a discussion about this new climate emergency legislation and its path forward in Congress.

Our climate crisis is connected to, and exacerbates, almost every other crisis we are dealing with. It’s important to emphasize the current and lasting effects that disproportionately impact Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color. Climate justice is racial justice. Our National Climate Emergency Act will ensure every resource is at the country’s disposal to halt, reverse, mitigate, and prepare for the consequences of this climate crisis.

Please RSVP to Liv Brumfield on my staff to join our conversation on Monday (she will give you the zoom link). She can be reached at liv.brumfield@mail.house.gov or 202.821.5018. I hope to see you next week!

Earl Blumenauer, Member of Congress
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Paris Agreement 101 presented by SW Oregon Chapter of Climate Reality

Wednesday, February 10th, 4 pm.

Things are MOVING for Climate! For one thing, the US is back in the Paris Agreement. Which means it is the perfect time to learn more about it, a 101, plus a lot more besides. The SW Oregon Chapter is partnering with the UNFCCC effort at Oregon State University and our featured presenters are Zac Pinard and Grace DoleShel. Get more information, and sign up!

Climate Reality Chapter Training Series:
Federal Lobbying Training

February 11th and 18th, 7 pm.

Join us for the next installment of the Chapter Training Series on federal lobbying. This is a two-part series to hone in on your lobbying skills at the federal level. Climate Reality encourages you to join both sessions, but will do their best to send out the recording of both regardless.

Volunteer with our Chapter, Elections coming soon!

We will be holding elections if you have been thinking about taking a general or specific leadership role (see the interest form link below for more details). We are also 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!