Climate Events


Talk on Youth Climate Courts

February 22, 2020, Waldport

Youth climate rally.\Photo courtesy of Save Our Shores.

The Central Coast Canterbury Forum will kick off its Winter-Spring Series with a talk on “Youth Climate Courts, Human Rights and the Courage to Be.”  The speaker will be Dr. Tom Kerns. The event takes place on Saturday, Feb. 22, 1:30...


Tidal Forest Carbon Storage Lecture

March 5, 2020, Newport

Sitka Spruce-dominated tidal wetland.|Photo courtesy of USFWS.

On Thursday, March 5, 6:30 p.m., the MidCoast Watersheds Council continues its “From Ridgetop to Reef” speaker series with a lecture by Dr. J. Boone Kaufman on “Why conservation and restoration of Pacific Northwest tidal wetlands...


Climate Change Discussion

March 21, 2020, Yachats

Coquille Valley flooded during a king tide, a preview of sea level rise.\Photo by Alex Derr, supported by Lighthawk.

Andreas Schmittner, a professor of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University, will speak on “Climate Change:  Hoax or Apocalypse?” at the Cape Perpetua...

Past Events


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...


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 around...


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...