Take Action Now!

Want to get more involved?

Here are the some actions you can take right now to fight for climate action and racial justice.

Deadline: ASAP

Tell Eugene City Council to Stand Up to NW Natural

The City of Eugene has officially walked away from negotiations with NW Natural, allowing the franchise agreement to lapse in May! This a good first step, but we need to do more to phase out fracked gas in Eugene.

Action:
  1. Testify to City Council and tell them we need a ban on new gas infrastructure!
  2. Submit Letters to the Editor to the Eugene Weekly or Register Guard! Check out our Letters to the Editor page for some inspiration. Our talking points are useful for this as well!
  3. Send an email to your City Councilor! We’ve already come up with a basic letter, but adding your own thoughts makes it much more impactful. 

Deadline: ASAP

Support OCN’s Priorities for a Healthy Oregon

The Oregon Conservation Network (OCN) is a coalition of 30+ environmental groups that works to pass pro-environment legislation. This year, they’ve chosen four priorities:

The Oregon Clean Energy Opportunity
– 100% Clean Energy for All (HB 2995) would transition Oregon to 100% clean energy within the next few decades, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create new jobs in clean energy.
– Healthy Homes (HB 2842) would help low-income families improve air-quality and energy efficiency in their homes.
– The Oregon Energy Affordability Act (HB 2475) would make energy bills more affordable for low-income families.

Smart Wildfire Policy
In response to last summer’s disastrous wildfires, groups in the Oregon Conservation Network will support bills that use the State’s limited resources to best protect lives and property and to support the recovery of communities decimated by the Labor Day fires––including support for mapping the areas most likely to be affected by wildfire in the future so we can build back better, restore and protect drinking water sources, and ensure affordable housing is part of the recovery plan.

Disbanding the Oregon Forest Resources Institute
For years, the Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI) has been using millions in public funding to make the timber industry look more sustainable than it is, using propaganda to cover up the dangerous effects of logging on drinking water and wildlife habitat. HB 2357 would disband OFRI and redirect its public funding to scientifically sound sustainable forest restoration and management practices.

Budget
Due to budget cuts, many of the programs we’ve fought to pass in previous sessions are already struggling to hire enough staff to do the important work they need to do: we can’t afford to cut the budget even further. There needs to be room in the budget to give natural resource agencies the funding they need to protect our air and water, public lands, and our communities.

Action:

Using this form, send an email to your state senator and state representative, and encourage them to support the Oregon Conservation Network’s 2021 Priorities for a Healthy Oregon!

Deadline: Ongoing

Build Community Resilience and Solidarity!  

The reality is that this pandemic is compounding precarity for vulnerable people throughout the community, especially our Black, Indigenous and People of Color neighbors. Financial support is badly needed. Our economic privilege is a great anti-racist tool!

Lane County Mutual Aid strives to create solidarity and resilience in Lane County through this crisis and beyond by developing connections and providing support from neighbor to neighbor. We are a grassroots alternative to top-down institutions and work to normalize everyday, radical steps towards collective liberation.

Action:

Donate to Lane County Mutual Aid here