Climate Events


Talk on Coast and Climate

July 17, 2019, Bay City

Tillamook Bay during a king tide, a preview of sea level rise.\Photo by John Bauer.

Chuck Willer, director of the Coast Range Association, will speak on “Sea Level Rise, Ocean Acidification, and a Warming Planet:  The Oregon Coast in the Era of Climate Change.”  His talk takes place on...


Lecture on Antarctica and Climate Change

July 31, 2019, Charleston

James McClintock, a professor from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will give the summer public lecture as part of the Summer Seminar Series at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OMB).  Dr. McClintock speaks at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium.  His...

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Seminar on Global Ocean Change

October 12, 2018, Charleston

Seaweeds on the Oregon Coast.
Seaweeds off the Oregon Coast. | Photo by Hannah Brandsma

Dr. Kristy Kroeker, an associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of California at Santa Cruz, will be speak in Charleston on "Sea Change: Incorporating species interactions into forecasts of emergent...


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...


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, ...


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...


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...


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...