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Updated March 20, 2020

Next Meeting Cancelled
No Meeting on March 31, 2020

Dear Friends, like everyone else we are adapting to the rapidly changing situation with the corona virus so we can all stay healthy, help protect our community, and do our part to slow the spread of the disease.  We’re looking into online options for April meetings.

Along with the 350.org global network and allies, we are exploring creative ways to use digital and social media tools to foster solidarity and continue building the movement for climate justice. 

From May Boeve, 350.org Executive Director:
How to care for your community in a crisis
” With this new community organising guide for climate activists in the time of coronavirus, we offer creative online solutions and tactics to ensure we don’t deal with this crisis by making others worse.”
https://350.org/how-to-care-for-your-community-in-a-crisis/

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City of Salem: Our Salem – Comprehensive Plan
POSTPONED: Public Workshops on Scenarios
Please take the online Survey Our input is important.
English here: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5504437/Our-Salem
Spanish here: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5509455/Encuesta-sobre-la-Visi-n-de-Salem
Our Salem project page: https://www.cityofsalem.net/our-salem
Sign up here for Our Salem project updates

Our Salem is planning for Salem’s future.  How do land use and transportation fit together to help us reduce climate-changing emissions even as the city is expected to grow? What would a city look like where all residents can enjoy safe, healthy, active lives in neighborhoods where places to  live, work, shop and play are all within easy reach?  Will Salem evolve in sync with the emerging clean energy economy?   Participation in the Our Salem survey can help  the city answer these questions. Our persistent presence during the Our Salem community process has been an important factor in bringing climate-friendly opportunities to the table. 

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Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of  Earth Day
This year Earth Day is devoted to climate justice

 Even though we can’t hold the grand public demonstrations the day deserves, plans are in progress for a massive online presence. Young people, born and raised in the Internet era, are bursting with creative energy and ideas: email blasts, Tweetstorms, hashtags, Facebook Live events and DIY videos, a flood of letters to the editors of mainstream media, selfies with homemade climate art posted everywhere in every sort of social media, and more. This is a chance to learn new techniques, try out new tools, stretch our imaginations, put resilience into practice.
Wednesday April 22 – 50th Earth Day – Global Day Supporting Youth-Led Activities
Sign up here & we’ll keep you updated
Thursday April 23Stop the Money Pipeline –  Oppose Finance for Fossil Fuels
Sign up here & we’ll keep you updated
Friday April 24Holding Elected Officials Accountable & Electing Climate Champions
Sign up here & we’ll keep you updated

If you would like to share ideas or help plan these activities, contact us at  Coordinators@350salemor.org

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Watch & Like Our New Short Videos | “What you can do when you can”

A small team of climate activists and professional videographers with the support of 350 Salem OR and Eugene 350 is producing a series of short videos highlighting how personal daily decisions and actions can affect climate change. These videos will give practical, common sense carbon reduction tips supported by fact-based explanations in a non-shaming, engaging way. View two of our completed videos at https://youtu.be/O-Kt6tyJsRo and https://youtu.be/DdoXAnkkALc.
It will take about five minutes to view them both. If you like what you see, here’s how you can help:
Give a thumbs up on the YouTube web page. We are accumulating data to assist us in finding a funding sponsor to help us continue making a full series of videos. Forward it on to people, businesses and organizations that you think might be supportive of the effort.

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Listen to our 350 Salem OR monthly radio show on KMUZ Community Radio 100.7 & 88.5 FM: The Elephant in the Room with Tom Ellis. Live every first Tuesday at 8 am.
Programs are archived 0nline here.

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