Climate Events


Lights Out Night

September 21, 2018 - September 22, 2018, Portland

Mt. Hood at sunset. | Photo by A.Davey

The third annual Lights Out Portland on night of Sept. 21 through the morning of Sept. 22 is a one-night event in which residential households and commercial buildings dim their lighting in order to raise awareness about the impact of light pollution on...


The Reluctant Radical Screening

September 22, 2018, Hillsboro

Courtesy of The Reluctant Radical Film

The Washington County organization is hosting a fascinating film with Oregon roots and global impact. They are screening The Reluctant Radical on Saturday September 22, from 2p.m.-4p.m. at The Vault Theather (370 East Main St, Hillsboro). The...


Northwest Climate Conference

October 9, 2018 - October 11, 2018, Boise

Wave heights are growing in the Pacific Northwest.\Photo by Bruce Swenson.
Wave heights are growing in the Pacific Northwest.\Photo by Bruce Swenson.

This is a mark-your-calendars item.  The 9th annual Northwest Climate Conference has been scheduled for Oct. 9-11 at the Riverside Hotel (2900 W. Chinden Blvd.) in Boise, Idaho. 

Information about registration, lodging...


GoGreen Sustainability Conference

October 10, 2018, Portland

Photo courtesy of Social Enterprises, Inc.

The 11th annual GoGreen Conference in Portland takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at the Gerding Theater (Portland Center Stage, 128 NW 11th Ave, Portland) for a full day of networking, peer-to-peer-learning and empowering dialogue on how to build a...


Science Talk '19

April 4, 2019 - April 5, 2019, Portland

Have you ever struggled to explain why your science matters to a non-scientist? Have you ever been frustrated at the way science is covered in the media and used in policy? Have you wondered just what they’re teaching about science these days? Then this particular annual conference is right...

Past Events


Local Effects of Climate Change

September 19, 2018, Newport

 King Tide along Yaquina Bay Road.\Photo by Meg Reed.
King Tide along Yaquina Bay Road.\Photo by Meg Reed.

350 Oregon Central Coast and the Newport group of Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) are sponsoring a meeting with five speakers about the "Local Effects of Climate Change.” The event, free and open to the public, takes place 7-8:30 p.m., on...


Ocean Renewable Energy Conference

September 18, 2018 - September 19, 2018, Portland

Courtesy of the Ocean Renewable Energy Conference

The Ocean Renewable Energy Conference (OREC) helps bring marine energ's challenges and opportunities into focus. The conference takes place Tuesday Sept 18- Wednesday Sept 19 at the Leftbank Annex (101 N Widler, Portlnad). This year’s...


Presentation on Antarctica

September 16, 2018, Yachats

Poster courtesy of the Yachats Academy of Arts and Sciences

The Yachats Academy of Arts and Sciences is hosting a presentation focusing on Antarctica on Sunday, Sept. 16, at 2 p.m. at the Yachats Commons (4th St. & Hwy. 101, Yachats). The event is open to the public; they are asking for a...


Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice

September 8, 2018, Portland

Photo courtesy from Oregon Just Transition Alliance

The Oregon Just Transition Alliance and 350PDX invite the public to join the Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice in Oregon event on Sept. 8, from noon to 4 p.m., at Glenhaven City Park (N.E. 82nd Ave. & Siskiyou St.) in Portland. This event...


Ditch the Straw Day

August 29, 2018, Newport

Plastic straws, leading components of marine debris.\Photo courtesy of The Last Plastic Straw.
Plastic straws, leading components of marine debris.\Photo courtesy of The Last Plastic Straw.

Every year, over a million seabirds, marine mammals and sea turtles are killed by eating or getting tangled in plastic. Over five trillion pieces of plastic litter our ocean. Microplastics outweigh...


Climate Change Screening and Community Conversation

August 24, 2018, Port Orford

What’s up with the weather? Our climate is changing, becoming hotter and more erratic. Join Guest Moderator Tom Calvanese (of OSU’s Port Orford Field Station) and fellow community members to watch a NOVA documentary "Decoding The Weather Machine" that aims to cut through the confusion...


Climate Change Webinar

August 22, 2018

Coastal erosion due to climate change. | Photo courtesy of Surfrider Foundation

Surfrider invites the public to particpate in their "Climate Change Program: Updates and Action Opportunities" webinar. Climate change is a reality that will have particular impacts on shorelines, and the work to...


Coastal Economic Summit

August 22, 2018 - August 23, 2018, Lincoln

 Newport Seafood & Wine Festival from the air.\Photo by Alex Derr.
Newport Seafood & Wine Festival from the air.\Photo by Alex Derr.

For the seventh year, the Oregon Coastal Caucus (state legislators from coastal districts) is hosting an “economic summit” devoted to coastal issues.  Co-sponsor this year is the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz.  The event...


Ocean Temperature Risk Lecture

August 15, 2018, Charleston

Sea stars at Cannon Beach. | Photo by Peterson Photography

Join Hilary Hayford, from the University of Washington, as she presents a lecture entitled: Small movements with large performance benefits: Navigating temperature risk at a snail's pace. 

Hayford is interested in organisms that live...


Webinar on Regional Climate Assessments

August 14, 2018 - August 15, 2018

Photo by Alex Derr

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine invites you to join a two-day workshop in Washington, DC or via webcast on August 14-15, 2018. The workshop will explore the process, findings, and implementation strategies identified in California's Fourth...