Upcoming Events and Actions
Saturday September 9 from 2:00-3:30 pm
350 Salem OR Quarterly Forum:
A Climate Action Plan for Salem – What Can We Learn from Other Oregon Cities?
Salem Public Library Anderson Rooms, Lower Level
585 Liberty St. SE Salem Map
free and open to the public
Downtown Salem photo: M.O. Stevens cc3
Ask our state and local elected officials to Side with Paris
by taking these actions:
350 Salem OR is promoting the creation and adoption of a Salem Climate Action Plan to the Salem City Council. The city is currently undergoing a Strategic Plan process and we think climate action is an important priority. Salem is the only large Oregon city which has not yet even begun to consider efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or to plan for adaptations to the effects of global warming. The City has already adopted several strategic goals. We are advocating that they add Climate Action as a goal.
Sign the petitions at the links below:
Salem City Council: Develop a Climate Action Plan
Oregon State Legislature: Pass the Clean Energy Jobs Bill HB 2135
Governor Kate Brown: No LNG No Pipeline
We appreciate Governor Brown’s commitment to the goals of the Paris Agreement. We ask her to back that up by saying No to the Jordan Cove Liquified Natural Gas Terminal in Coos Bay and No to its 230 mile fracked gas feeder pipeline.
Salem Needs a Climate Action Plan
Salem is the only major city in Oregon that has not completed or begun to work on a Climate Action Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and associated climate impacts.
What is a Climate Action Plan?
A Climate Action Plans is a set of coordinated policy actions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality while providing equitable co-benefits to the community (positive impacts beyond emissions reductions) like:
- Attracting businesses, creating jobs, and retaining young workers
- Increasing public transit options particularly for low income groups
- Applying smart city planning to bring affordable housing closer to job opportunities
- Improving energy resiliency and increasing capacity to respond to emergencies
- Supporting safer walkable/bikeable communities and increasing access to green spaces
- Making healthy food more accessible
The Salem City Council is currently working on strategic plan that will set a limited number of goals to achieve in the next five years. We want the goals to include a Climate Action Plan for Salem that will lead to emissions reductions and other benefits for our city.
What can we do about it?
- Sign the petition to the City Council and share it widely. Click here
Watch two 350 Salem OR Coordinators interviewed on CCTV’s City Beat show with Ken Adams about why Salem needs a Climate Action Plan.
Thank you to Ken Adams & CCTV