Upcoming Events and Actions
Plant for the Planet is a free, day-long Academy for all youth grades 4th through 12th and their families
to make a difference in Climate Change & Recovery
Saturday, November 18th at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
1444 Liberty NE, Salem OR
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Through Plant for the Planet, youth teach other youth to become Climate Justice Ambassadors. They learn:
- the science of Climate Change & Recovery
- how Climate Change impacts people everywhere
- how-to plant trees and why it matters
- how to make effective presentations and influence policy.
See further details and sign-up for this or other local Academies at:
Volunteer to make Plant for the Planet a success:
We need adult volunteers for the day! The adults will be there to encourage and support the children, and keep things on schedule. Volunteer tasks range from setting up; moving chairs and tables; assisting with registration; laying out materials; picking up, delivering and serving food; taking photos; assisting with small group work where needed; assisting with tree planting; and cleaning up. It’s a packed day!
Please register online soon to volunteer: https://climatechangerecovery.org. We’d like to know as early as possible how many people we can line up!
Our September 9 Forum “A Climate Action Plan for Salem – What Can We Learn from Other Oregon Cities?” was a great success. Thank you to everyone who attended and to all who worked so hard to make it happen. Former Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy and Linda Lovett from tbe Corvallis Climate Action Task Force gave inspiring and informative presentations on their efforts to develop climate action plans in their cities. Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett introduced Ms. Piercy and Ward 2 Councilor Tom Andersen gave an update on what the City Council is doing.
Thanks to videographer and 350 Salem OR member Raymond Dukes, you can watch the whole Forum here: https://vimeo.com/233164933
Check out this interview with Linda Wallmark & Laurie Dougherty talking about 350 Salem OR, recorded on September 6 on KMUZ – Willamette Wake Up World Views with Catalina de Onis: http://kmuz.org/willamette-wake-up-09062017-world-views-wednesday-350-salem/