Information about Resources of Oregon Climate Action Hub

First of all, if you're looking for informational resources, check out our ever-evolving Resource posts!

Getting Into Action

If you are new to climate action and aren't sure what calls to you...check out this zine or take this quiz to find some options that might be a good fit. Or try doing your own Climate Venn Diagram, with gratitude to Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson. Join a Climate Changemakers Hour of Action. OR consider taking the Introduction to Community Climate Action class offered by Pachamama Alliance. You're not alone, and overwhelm is not forever. Embrace the uncertainty, and start to find your way!

Climate Justice & Just Transition

Wondering what a "just transition" is all about? Check out the Climate Justice Alliance explainer page; two other good resources are the Beyond Toxics climate justice page and 350 PDX climate justice page. In Oregon, Oregon Just Transition Alliance (OJTA) brings together frontline-led and -serving organizations throughout the state to advocate for a powerful, inclusive just transition agenda. Other good resources are the Beyond Toxics climate justice page and 350 PDX climate justice page.

Tribal Leadership

Sovereign tribal governments, including the nine federally recognized tribes in Oregon, and intertribal organizations throughout the state are taking powerful climate action. Read about their work here: Status of Tribes and Climate Change Report (STACC), Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI) Climate Change Program, Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission (CRITFC).

Community Resilience

Resilience-building in communities is one of the most impactful climate responses. Resources for building resilience include the US Climate Resilience Toolkit, the Urban Sustainability Directors Network Guide to Equitable, Community-Driven Climate Preparedness Planning, and

Clean Transportation

A good starting point for information about clean transportation issues in Oregon is Climate Solutions' Clean Transportation page. OPAL focuses on transit justice in the Portland metro area, which you can read about here.

Renewable Energy

A good starting point for information about renewable energy issues in Oregon is Climate Solutions' Fossil-Free Electricity page. Community Energy Project provides energy efficiency audits and upgrades in the Portland metro area.

Sustainable Food Systems

Ecotrust's Food Systems program is one example of a program working on local sustainable food systems issues, as is Farm to School Counts. Statewide, the Oregon State Extension Service Master Gardener program is a great way to get started growing your own food! And across the Pacific Northwest, educators can check out the Native Plants and Foods Curriculum Portal

Individual Action

The Oregon Climate Action Hub recognizes the power of individual action, and encourages all Oregonians to reduce carbon footprints and support regenerative systems across their spheres of influence. Those wanting to focus on personal/household action might consider signing up for BrightActionEarthHero, and/or ActNow. Also, Regeneration has a very comprehensive description of thorny problems and tools to develop your own solutions!

Background Information

Learn more about climate change in Oregon by reading through the most recent (sixth) Oregon Climate Assessment.