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On September 24th, people from around the Portland metro area will hop on bikes, buses, trains, skateboards and their own two feet to head down to this year’s 350.org event: Moving Planet — Portland, outside at Memorial Coliseum Commons.
The goal of this event is to educate, inspire, and mobilize diverse communities from the Portland metro area to take action toward reducing our dependence on fossil fuels, for the larger goal of bringing the level of carbon in our atmosphere to 350 parts per million — the number, scientists agree, that can stabilize Earth’s climate and slow global climate change.
When: Saturday, September 24th, 11:45 AM until 3 PM
Where: Memorial Coliseum Commons in Portland
From 12-1:30, there will be a carnival atmosphere, featuring tables and booths with fun, educational activities that will engage the community to learn about what work is happening now and what we can all do to help.
At 1:30, there will be a parade around the neighboring area. We will gather again afterward for celebration, live music, and general joviality and inspiration!
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about climate change, alternative energy, and citizen involvement groups they can join through speakers, exhibits, and information stations. People will be motivated to take action on-site by, among other things, writing cards to elected officials and making pledges to increase use of greener mobility modes.
In line with the goals of 350.org and the worldwide Moving Planet event, the aim is to inspire attendees to call upon political leaders, their communities, and themselves to move toward a sustainable way of life. We will take real action on issues of the environment, climate justice, transit equity, and cleaner transportation.
For more information, please go here. We look forward to seeing you at the Oregon PSR table on September 24th!