CAC MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS
350PDX is building a diverse movement to solve the climate crisis. Through public education, community engagement, and creative non-violent direct action, 350PDX is creating a future where fossil fuels are kept in the ground and communities are empowered over corporations to bring about climate justice. Our fossil fuels team works to stop new fossil fuel projects in the region. We are volunteer driven and our teams are open to everyone! Join us!
Community for Earth
A Social Justice Committee of the First Unitarian Church of Portland.
Guiding Principle and Mission: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. We strive to connect the members of our spiritual community to the sacred earth and to inspire personal and congregational change through deeds, education, and faith. We believe in our ability to change the world for ourselves, for our children, and for future generations.
Focus: Leadership, education, lobbying, and direct action (when deemed necessary) at local, state, and national levels. Standing with First Nations and other marginalized peoples. Open to members and friends of First Unitarian Church.
Location: First Unitarian Church, SW 12th between Main and Salmon.
Contact: Emily Herbert
Portland Rising Tide is committed to social and environmental justice. We are an all-volunteer organization with horizontal leadership, organized to take direct action to confront the root causes of climate change.We do not believe that the dominant, business-friendly means of addressing climate change will prevent catastrophic global warming. Power-hungry politicians and an economy based on money making and careless consumption are fundamentally at odds with the concept of environmental sustainability. We believe climate change can only be addressed by exposing the intersections between the oppressions of humans and the earth. Climate change is a result of the injustices inherent in a capitalist, racist, and patriarchal society; we must respond to these disasters in ways that do not continue that oppression.
BEYOND FOSSIL FUELS
Ecofaith /BEYOND FOSSIL FUELS is a group of Christians and others of good will who are ready to move beyond fossil fuels and who seek spiritual grounding, shared values, common practices, and real relationships from which to act. . . and act powerfully! You are invited you to join us for our monthly Grounding for Action organizing meeting
OREGON FAIR TRADE
Our Mission: The Portland Raging Grannies is a social activist group. We are part of the International Raging Grannies, who have been active for 25 years. We support peace, social justice, human rights, and environmental protection through protest, song, and performance.
Our Credo: There are no non-radical solutions to the problems we face. "Our economic system, Our consumer lifestyles, Our energy policies, Our political system Are all corporate controlled and need to be changed because they are destroying the earth’s life support systems.”
Our Endorsement Policy: The Portland Raging Grannies take a stand on a variety issues, but we do not make endorsements of political candidates or other organizations.
Other Information: We are a member of the Climate Action Coalition (CAC). We meet regularly for rehearsals and planning. If you are interested in becoming a Raging Granny, fill out the information on the Contact Us page on our website. Be sure to read the Portland Raging Grannies Membership Guidelines before making a commitment to join.
(Heal Our Planet Earth)
HOPE is a SW Portland eco-faith group committed to building relationships, educating ourselves and others, and taking action for climate, social and economic justice. We are members of the Climate Action Coalition and participate in their meetings and actions.
HOPE meetings are held at St Luke Lutheran Church at 6835 SW 46th Ave. We particularly target SW Portland because we want to build a local community of activists who can support, encourage one another and join together for action, but all are welcome. Many of us come from a faith or a spiritual perspective but our goal is to be inclusive of everyone. Meetings have time for prayer, song, relationship building, education, discussion and planning for actions.
Join our email list for information on upcoming meetings, events and actions happening in Portland, Oregon and Washington. We are working toward a fossil free future and have participated in and supported opposition to Pembina, Shell’s Arctic drilling, the LNG pipeline and terminals, and oil and gas trains.
Contact Cathy Spofford at email@example.com, Glenna Hayes at firstname.lastname@example.org or Gregory Monahan at email@example.com
Since 1996, the Sustainable Energy and Economy Network (SEEN) has worked to end the fossil fuel age and to usher in the age of clean energy and a sustainable economy for generations to come.
As a project of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC, our initial focus was on shifting international financial institutions away from support for fossil fuels and toward investments in clean, renewable energy.
After 17 years of research, advocacy and activism by our members, staff, and partners, the following countries have agreed to end their public financial support for coal-fired power: Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. The following publicly held banks have agreed to limit their investments in coal-fired power: The World Bank, the European Investment Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development, and the U.S. Export-Import Bank.
In 2013, we became a project of Center for Sustainable Economy. SEEN is now building a strong network of activists committed to ending all new fossil fuel export infrastructure, with the goal of upholding the scientific call to keep over 80 percent of proven fossil fuel reserves in the ground.
Join our e-mail network! We will send you regular updates and you will help us reach out to elected officials as well as amplify our collective voice in social and paid media.
The Oregon Fair Trade Campaign is a statewide grassroots coalition of labor, environmental and human rights organizations working together to fight the expansion of corporate globalization through NAFTA-style free trade agreements, and promote a positive vision for international
trade policy that: prioritizes quality jobs in communities across the state; creates markets for Oregon products and raises the standard of living in trade partner countries; enforces strong and consistent standards for labor, the environment and human rights across borders; and allows our producers to compete on a level playing field.
The Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project has been working to protect and restore the ecosystems of the Blue Mountains and Eastern Oregon Cascades since 1991. We work to stop or modify projects that threaten ecological diversity and integrity such as logging, road building, livestock grazing, herbicide and biocide use, and mining. Our work area includes the Malheur, Ochoco, Umatilla, and Deschutes National Forests. We prioritize the protection of old growth, sensitive and listed species, water quality, roadless areas, and areas vital to ecological processes. We also provide ways to become more involved in environmental change work via our summer volunteer internship program and other volunteer opportunities. Our work is important for the conservation of numerous species, including salmon, wolves, lynx, rare woodpeckers, Pacific fishers, marten, and wolverine.
BikeSwarm is a bicycle revolution for the 99%! We advocate for social justice and a more livable city for all, opposing the destructive effect capitalism and car culture have on our social fabric. BikeSwarm is a loose affiliation of riders primarilycommitted to providing support for nonviolent direct actions in the pursuit of social and environmental justice.Bicycles provide tactical and strategic advantages via greater mobility, vehicular protection for pedestrians and longer sight lines. We also organize our own rides around issues to draw visibility to them, as well as to create a sense of camaraderie and fun in our direct actions. We can often be seen hauling Portland fan favorite, the Tank of Doom.Bikeswarm is a team and a tactic.
Wanna join? Contact us @PDXBikeSwarm (FB/twitter), or look out for our events. Bring your bike and a desire to see change, and you’re in. We prioritize accessibility for alter-abled folks, so if you are looking for help customizing or finding a bike that fits your needs please contact us.
HELP Portland (High School Environmental Leadership Project) is growing interconnection and support among emerging youth leaders for a livable planet. Students, educators, community members, institutions and organizational partners collaborate on ways more youth can become better connected and gain skills necessary to do their part. www.helppdx.org
Equipment & Supply Team
As a loosely-organized gaggle of volunteers, P.E.S.T. provides logistical support and promotion for Climate Justice organizations, actions and candidates. Operations have included food service, hauling equipment, displaying messages with light projection, and producing banners and signs.
Contacts: Mike Horner -
Harlan Shober -
* "Giv[ing] shy persons the strength they need to
get up and do what needs to be done."
The Climate Action Coalition is a Pacific Northwest alliance of community-based organizations dedicated to confronting the causes and effects of climate change.
ORGANIZATIONS interested in joining the coalition should contact us to discuss membership.
INDIVIDUALS can become part of the climate movement by joining one of our member organizations.