EVENT DATE: Dec 06, 2016
I'm an artist, singer, and organizer for the awesome Portland, Oregon climate justice non-profit 350PDX.org. Our mission is to build a diverse grassroots movement to address the causes of climate disruption through justice-based solutions by inspiring, training and mobilizing people to act. We've been amazingly successful, working to stop fossil fuel infrastructure locally and regionally, growing a divestment/reinvestment movement to shift money to sustainable energy sources, and creating opportunities for creative, inspired activists of all ages to be a part of the climate justice movement.
The 350PDX Vision: We envision a future where international agreements and public policies, at all levels of government, have kept most of the known fossil fuels reserves in the ground; where, by mid-century, emissions from the burning of fossil fuels have reached zero, allowing natural processes in soils and forests to absorb excess carbon from our atmosphere, bringing it steadily down to levels safe for our children, grandchildren and all life on earth. We envision a future with enlightened social, political and economic systems prioritizing renewable energy use and increasing energy efficiency while creating quality family-wage jobs in building a fossil-free economy; where low-income communities are no longer disproportionately suffering the effects of climate change; and where sustaining life and the needs of communities take precedence over corporate profits, leading to a healthy world with thriving and resilient communities. My area of organizing is with artists, musicians, and other creatives to support them in offering their gifts to this important cause.
At almost 60, I'm privileged to integrate my creative skills with my concern for the world, which enriches the movement and makes it more fun! Please consider contributing to this fundraiser to support the important work as well as the concept of artful, joyful action.