Southern Oregon Climate Action Now





September 11, 2014


People's Climate March
In years to come, suppose you are asked: "What were you were doing on
September 21, 2014?"
Will you say: "I was sitting at home, it was just another Sunday."
OR
will you say: "I was standing with thousands of others in the People’s Climate March, the largest demonstration of public concern about climate change ever held!"


How will YOU take a stand?
Go to New York City (details)
Go on the SOCAN van to Eugene's People's Climate March Solidarity Event (Contact Kathy immediately to reserve a place-details)
Join SOCAN at the People's Climate March in Eugene Oregon (details)
Collect signatures for The Oregon Climate Declaration (copy of declaration to print)
Sign the Oregon Climate Declaration (electronic form)
Talk to others about Climate Change
Write a letter to a politician or a newspaper (details)
Join others in  the Global Releaf Project as they plant trees (details)

SOCAN Meeting
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Medford Public Library, 205 South Central Avenue

Special Topic Presentation: Discussion of Jackson County Candidate Forum on Clean Energy & Climate Change: Opportunities and Impacts for the Rogue Valley
(6:00 - 6:30 pm)
  Adams Room  
The organizing team members Hannah Sohl, Julian Bell, and Brad Carrier will discuss the forum, its objectives, and how it will be conducted. The Candidate Forum is sponsored by SOCAN and Rogue Climate and will be held on Wednesday October 8th (see below)
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Monthly Meeting
(6:30 - 8:00 pm)  Large Meeting Room

New Format: Beginning this month, SOCAN will start a new format for meetings.
September: Information meeting*
October: Action Meeting**
November: Action Meeting**
(cycle repeats in January)
*Information Meeting: This is a chance to find out about SOCAN through brief presentations on SOCAN Projects and recommit to action on climate change. The meeting will end with time to talk to leaders about projects that interest you.
**Action Meeting: These one-hour meetings are designed for people who want to TAKE ACTION. Actions will be identified for each meeting. Participants will decide  which action they wish to work on.


Jackson County Candidate Forum on Clean Energy and Climate Change: Opportunities and Impacts for the Rogue Valley

Wednesday, October 8 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm
RCC/SOU Higher Education Center Presentation Hall, 101 S Bartlett, Medford
All Candidates for Oregon Senate District 3 and Jackson County Commission have been invited.
Moderator: Geoffrey Riley, Jefferson Public Radio News Director and Host of The Jefferson Exchange.
The Program will feature questions from the organizing team, questions from the audience, and a brief opportunity to meet the candidates following the forum
Sponsors: Rogue Climate  & Southern Oregon Climate Action Now

Can You Help? Volunteers are needed to 'Table' with brochures/flyers for at Growers' Markets for next couple of weeks - contact David Beale.

City of Ashland Divestment Resolution

At their Study Session on Monday, the Ashland City Council, will discuss the Divestment Resolution presented by the SOCAN Divestment Project. The Divestment Proposal asks the council to request that the boards of the Oregon Local Government Investment Pool (LGIP) and Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) divest from fossil fuels.
If you would like the City of Ashland to support this resolution;
please attend the meeting to show YOUR support.
Ashland City Council Study Session
Monday, September 15, 2014 from 5:30-7:00 pm
Siskiyou Room, Community Development Building
51 Winburn Way, Ashland
(Across from Lithia Park)
Please wear your orange SOCAN shirt, if you have one. SOCAN buttons will be available at the door for those who don't have a SOCAN shirt.
Link to the September 15th Study Session agenda, resolution, and notes

Upcoming Courses & Presentations

September 6, 13, and 20 1:00 – 3:00 pm ‘Climate Change and the Rogue Valley’ at 
Coyote Trails Jefferson Nature Center (Details)
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Sept 8 – Nov 10 1:00 - 3:00 pm ‘Carbon Pollution, Climate Change and Rogue Consequences’ at Medford Higher Education Center (Details)
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September 25 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 'Pipeline Perspectives' at Medford Public Library (Details)
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October 2, 9, and 16 7:00 – 9:00 pm ‘Climate Change and the Rogue Valley’ at North Mountain Park Nature Center (Details)

SOCAN Projects

A chance to work with others to take Action
Link to Projects

Consider a SOCAN Donation

SOCAN has tax exempt status under the umbrella of Peace House.  If you are able to make a donation, please consider the work of SOCAN and contribute to our efforts. All money is used to further SOCAN activities; since we are an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff, contributions do not get lost in administrative costs. Donation details.

Top 10 Facts About Solar Power

ACTION ALERT
Share the "Top 10 Facts About Solar Power"
Americans are shifting to solar power 
like never before.  
Even more people would make the solar switch if they knew that harnessing the power of the sun is now more affordable than ever.
That may be one of the energy industry's best kept secrets, in part because fossil fuel and utility interests are spending big money to perpetuate outdated myths about solar.
We're getting the word out with our new report,  
Solar Power on the Rise, and Solar Revolution infographic.
Help shine a light on solar's success by tweeting these illuminating facts from our analysis. You can also share all 10 of these solar facts on Facebook or Google+.
1. The US is now home to enough #solar to power 2.4 million homes: http://j.mp/1y9ZcH0
2. By 2017, rooftop #solar could be as cheap as electricity from the grid in more than half the states: http://twitpic.com/e9xhcc
3. 140,000: number of #solar jobs in the US: http://j.mp/1y9ZcH0
4. #Solar revolution: generating electricity with zero 
#globalwarming emissions: http://j.mp/1y9ZcH0
5. It's never been more affordable to go #solar 
at home: http://twitpic.com/e9xhfu
6. In at least 11 states, you don't need to own your home to share in benefits of #solar: http://j.mp/1y9ZcH0
7. $15 billion: #Solar industry's annual investment in US economy: http://j.mp/1y9ZcH0
8. Aloha! 1 in 10 utility customers on the Hawaiian island of Oahu has #solar: http://j.mp/1y9ZcH0
9. #Solar works, whether you live in California, Georgia, or Maine: http://j.mp/1y9ZcH0
10. 30K to 400K: Growth in number of American homes with rooftop #solar from 2006-2013: http://twitpic.com/e9xhib