MOVING PLANET PORTLAND: A Climate Action Fest
Who Killed the Electric Car?
Find out, this Friday! Sep. 23, 7-9pm. SEIU Union Hall, 6401 SE Foster. Portland, OR
On September 24th from 11:45am-3pm people from around the metro area will hop on bikes, buses, trains, skateboards and their own two feet to head down to this year’s 350.org event: Moving Planet- Portland, outside at Memorial Coliseum Commons. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about climate change, alternative energy, and citizen involvement groups they can join through speakers, exhibits, and information stations. Make sure to bring your cameras to interact with some of the exhibit photo opportunities! People will be motivated to take action on-site by, among other things, writing cards to elected officials and making pledges to increase use of greener mobility modes.
In line with the goals of 350.org and the worldwide Moving Planet event, the aim is to inspire attendees to call upon political leaders, their communities, and themselves to move toward a sustainable way of life. We will take real action on issues of the environment, climate justice, transit equity, and cleaner transportation.
Of course, climate change isn't just a subject for adults. Our children and grandchildren will be living with the consequences of our decisions, so it's never too early to teach and inspire them. There will be a children's program area with learning opportunities, face painters, crafts, and ways that even little kids can pitch in to help change their world.
The choices made by our society in the next few years will impact our people and planet for decades and even centuries to come. Each individual's participation matters, and matters NOW. Moving Planet- Portland is designed to make this message clear, and to encourage each person to make all the difference they can.
SUBMITTING PHOTOS AND VIDEOS:
Below you'll find the process for submitting your Moving Planet photos and videos. Please get your photos and videos submitted by 12pmET on Sunday, September 25th to be included in our national press work as well as the Moving Planet wrap-up video!
We're creating a global mosaic of event photos to share with world leaders and the global media -- please submit yours!
To submit your photos, just send us an e-mail to
and follow the instructions below.
- Add your photos as attachments, making sure not to exceed individual photo size of 3MB.
- Submit only one photo per email.
- Use your city and country as the subject.
- The body of your email will be the caption for your photos. Include a compelling one-sentence description of your event and what is happening in the photo.
- Include any photographer credits in the e-mail body/caption.
- Send your email to
- And check out our guide on how to take a good photo
All submitted photos and action report content may be reproduced under an Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license. We highly encourage sending only a few of the best photos in via email to prevent being overwhelmed with images. If you feel you have a very good reason to upload more than a few photos, you can use the Moving Planet dropbox by clicking here, but know that using this method might result in your photos not being
displayed in a timely manner or incorporated into the global slideshow.
Use the tool at http://www.moving-planet.org/video-upload
to upload your video to the Moving Planet YouTube account. Since we're using YouTube, we need to make sure each video is less than 2GB in size, less than 15 minutes in length, and in an acceptable file format. We'll sort through the video uploads, and edit the footage together for a short compilation video that we'll share with the climate movement, with political leaders, and with the global media. If you're having trouble with the uploader below, feel free to use our YouSendIt Video Dropboxinstead.
Thank you for all of your passion and dedication! We can't wait to see all the amazing photos of your events tomorrow - keep up the great work!
To educate, inspire, and mobilize diverse communities from the Portland metro area to take action toward reducing our dependence on fossil fuels, for the larger goal of bringing the level of carbon in our atmosphere to 350 parts per million — the number, scientists agree, that can stabilize Earth’s climate and slow global climate change.
From 11:45-1:30, there will be a carnival atmosphere, featuring tables and booths with fun, educational activities that will engage the community to learn about what work is happening now and what we can all do to help.
At 1:30, there will be a parade around the neighboring area. We will gather again afterward for celebration, live music, and general joviality and inspiration!
Who We Are
A vibrant and diverse group of individuals, nonprofits, businesses, and government entities have been working for months to plan and coordinate Moving Planet Portland. Anyone is welcome to come and share their thoughts and ideas! For information on our next meeting, contact the
The International Movement
350.org's Moving Planet is a worldwide rally to demand action on the climate crisis—a single day to move away from fossil fuels. For too long, our leaders have denied and delayed, compromised and caved. That era must come to an end.
The idea for Moving Planet came from 350.org, a global campaign and network that works with grassroots organizers in 188 countries to mobilize against climate change and for a just future. Moving Planet is a collaborative effort of many organizations, movements, and individuals. Organizations and local movements are encouraged to take this day and idea and put forward what you’re able to make this day as powerful as possible around the world. For more information, see Moving Planet's FAQs.
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