UPCOMING XRPDX EVENTS
Weekly Chapter and New Member Orientation Meeting
Every Tuesday Evening at 6 PM (unless noted below)
Leaven Community Center at the corner of NE Killingsworth and NE 20th (5431 NE 20th Ave, Portland, OR 97211)
Come join us at a chapter meeting! We have an orientation for new people and regular chapter business. We are planning actions, working on community events, building the organization, and working on art and music projects in support of making a difference with the climate crisis. If you are able, bring food to share. Join our community!
Limited free parking in the lot next to the center. Enter through the parking lot doors.
CLIMATE STRIKE AGAINST TMX TAR SANDS
Friday, February 7, 2020
10:30 AM -- 2:30 PM
3103 NW Lower River Road, Vancouver, WA 98660
If completed, the Trans Mountain Expansion Pipeline would triple the capacity of the existing pipeline, lead to the extraction and shipment of up to 590,000 more barrels of tar sands per day, cause a 700% increase in oil tankers in the Salish Sea, violate indigenous rights, and threaten endangered orcas. Right now, pipe is sitting across from Portland in the Port of Vancouver WA waiting to be transported by rail to Canada. Join XR PDX, Rising Tide and others on February 7!
Heading For Extinction & What to Do About it
(To be announced) Library
The planet is in ecological crisis: we are currently experiencing the 6th mass extinction, losing 150-200 species a day. This is a 1000 times the 'natural' rate. Scientists believe we may have entered a period of abrupt climate breakdown. This is an emergency.
In this public talk, members from the local Extinction Rebellion will share the latest climate science on where our planet is heading, discuss some of the current psychology around climate change, and offer solutions through the study of social movements.
Everyone is welcome and there will be time to ask questions and discuss afterwards. Entry is free. Library parking is available.