Climate Events

Apr
4

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...

Apr
4

Talk on Ocean Acidification

April 4, 2019, Newport

 Oregon's ocean--trouble beneath the surface.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.
Oregon's ocean--trouble beneath the surface.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.

While sea level rise, intensifying storms, and wildfires dominate discussions about the effects of climate change, the increasing acidity of the oceans is actually one of its most threatening aspects.  The nearshore ocean...

Past Events

Oct
10

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...

Oct
9

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.

The 9th annual Northwest Climate Conference has been scheduled for Oct. 9-11 at the Riverside Hotel (2900 W. Chinden Blvd.) in Boise, Idaho. Find full details on the conference's site, ...

Sep
22

The Reluctant Radical Screening

September 22, 2018, Hillsboro

Courtesy of The Reluctant Radical Film

The 350.org 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...

Sep
21

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...

Sep
19

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...

Sep
18

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...

Sep
16

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...

Sep
8

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...

Aug
29

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...

Aug
24

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...