Upcoming Events and Actions
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
- Join 350 Salem OR at the Salem Strategic Plan Open House
June 1 Broadway Coffee House 1300 Broadway St. NE 6:00 -8:00 pm
This is our chance to tell the City Council to get serious about climate change and to have a voice in other priorities for Salem’s future.
Learn more about the Salem Strategic Plan here.
Jo Ann Hardesty presentation
at 350 Salem OR Quarterly Forum on April 9
Race & Climate Justice – Why Communities of Color Must Lead the Revolution to Clean Energy
Thank you to videographer Raymond Dukes