deschutes deschutes, August 22, 2015

By Alice Hodgdon
“Freedom isn’t free.” A common phrase oft used by the right. I’m taking it back. For decades in the US and elsewhere, we have enjoyed driving larger & larger vehicles, flaunted our wealth and power, used dirty sources of energy, and chosen convenience and greed over conservation and community. Freedom isn’t free and the whole world has started to pay the environmental price; one so expensive and unprecedented the planet could go bankrupt.

What’s a person to do? Put panels on your roof, bike to work, grow a garden, collect rainwater and the list goes on. Then wake up (like I did) realize the only way to reduce the price is to organize and join the movement. Gather signatures, educate others, speak at city hall, take a delegation to your senator, write an op ed or make a video. Which is just what 350 Deschutes has done. Enjoy. Act. Organize. Freedom truly isn’t free.

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Youth Climate Strike!

350 Deschutes supports the student strike being organized by US Youth Climate Strike, here in Oregon and world wide! Join us in supporting young climate activists, September 20th at 4 pm on Peace Corner, (Greenwood @ Wall)

Sip for Sustainability

First 50 registrants get a new Tote Bag and shampoo soap bar! NEW incentives will help you save thousands! Everyone, including low to moderate income, can save money on new, leased or used electric cars. Discover how you can get to zero net energy with home or business solar and efficiency. Tips on Plastic avoidance and DIY products. Multiple presenters will show you how you manage your waste and buying choices. Come for the fun, and discover how to improve your life AND help the planet. $10 donation appreciated. Students with ID or kids under 14 go free. Conference attendees are free. Sanctuary, off NW St Helens Place.

EV Charging coming to Redmond

October 9 at 4:30: A public launch of the new EV charging stations at the COCC campus in Redmond! Join us for food, beverages and to learn about rebates and incentives on new and used EVs

Take Action in Central Oregon

Residents of Bend: Ask the city council for an ordinance on oil and LNG by rail!

Take Action in Central Oregon

Bend Residents: Let the City Council know you support a strong Community Climate Action Plan!

Take Action in Central Oregon

Deschutes County Residents: Ask the County Commissioners to start the transition to a strong energy future