Fall Flurry 2017 at Reed College: NATURAL DISASTERS

Fall Flurry 2017 at Reed College: NATURAL DISASTERS

The CCN had a gathering at Reed College last weekend! The theme of the weekend was Natural Disasters, so we collectively did some research on why natural disasters are occurring more frequently due to changes in the climate and we looked at some of the repercussions of larger natural disasters. We also had a speaker come in, Aaron Ramirez from the Reed College Environmental Studies Biology department, to speak about his research on the effects of drought post fire on…

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Spring Fling 2017 Registration!

Spring Fling 2017 Registration!

SAVE THE DATE: April 7-9, 2017 This year the Spring Fling will be at Reed College in Portland! We often consider the Pacific Northwest (and Portland) to contain the archetypes of environmentally sustainable cities.  However, research on environmental inequality has shown that minorities and low-income communities in urban settings are exposed to the bulk of environmental toxins.  This clarifies a major intersection in the environmental and social justice movements.  This intersection is especially salient in the Pacific Northwest, where we…

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Register for Fall Flurry 2016!

Register for Fall Flurry 2016!

This year the Cascade Climate Network (CCN) Fall Flurry will be held in Tacoma, WA at the University of Puget Sound from November 11-13th. The theme of this convergence will be Environmental Justice. During this weekend we will host films, activist and organizer workshops, discussions, and CCN strategizing sessions. Trainers and workshop leaders will come from a variety of organizations/backgrounds and will have on the ground organizing experience. This convergence is open to any Pacific Northwest college students, whether or not…

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Register for Spring Fling 2016!

Register for Spring Fling 2016!

SPRING FLING 2016 will be the weekend of April 8th-10th in Portland, Oregon Spring Fling Registration Form! Reed College will be hosting the Spring Fling this year! This is the first event that has happened in a while so we encourage any and all groups interested to come! The event will be centered around establishing what CCN is and renewing connections between activist, environmental, and sustainability groups on Pacific Northwest college campuses! Spring Fling Agenda Please email Bella at [email protected]

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Fall Flurry ’14 in Vancouver, WA!

Fall Flurry ’14 in Vancouver, WA!

We’re excited to announce that this year’s Fall Flurry will be held in Vancouver, WA! What do we want to see in our regional community?  How do we want to achieve that vision?  Interested in what other campuses are doing, or how they run similar campaigns? Along with answering these, we’ll be discussing our 2014-15 timeline, workshops, campaign breakouts, and getting to know fellow activists! Please join us this weekend and set 2015 up to be a kick ass year…

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Lessons from Tar Sands Blockade

Lessons from Tar Sands Blockade

The following story was written by Dandelion, a youth activist from Oregon who had the opportunity to go to the Tar Sands Blockade in Texas to help out. First I would like to clarify that I am a white, middle class woman, with a high school diploma, pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies. I went to Texas expecting to live in the woods with a bunch of anarcho-environmentalists, working on back woods strategy and reaching out to a primarily white…

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Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference

Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference

Today the first all-inclusive Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference came to a close at Portland State University. I was incredibly excited to be invited to be part of the conference and help lead a visioning portion of the Student Summit with Amanda Maxwell, our Oregon Co-Director, on behalf of the Cascade Climate Network. The efforts resulted in a beautiful vision document that we hope will be used to further sustainability across the Northwest and which aligns with our CCN Declafesto….

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CCN Gathers to Create Change! Join Us for Winter Fermentation Feb 22-24!

CCN Gathers to Create Change! Join Us for Winter Fermentation Feb 22-24!

On a cold, breezy fall weekend in December, a group of passionate, dedicated, like-minded individuals gathered for a weekend to strategize, hang out, and connect with each other around the CCN. We started off the weekend with a fun game night filled with deep questions, tea, and blankets. It was a very fun night connecting with each other and finding out things we didn’t know before. The next day was a fun full day of CCN discussion and planning with…

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Faculty and staff commuters: UO students are here to help

Faculty and staff commuters: UO students are here to help

It’s about time University of Oregon faculty and staff caught up with students – and LiveMove may be able to help. In a 2009 survey from the Office of Sustainability, about 50 percent of faculty and staff reported driving alone each day in their commute to campus. That compares to the 11 percent of students who drive alone, the rest taking advantage of alternative transportation such as biking, walking, and riding public transit. Something must be keeping faculty and staff…

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Thousands Join in Defending North America from Toxic Tar Sands

Thousands Join in Defending North America from Toxic Tar Sands

Defend Our Coast, Victoria B.C. On Sunday, I headed up to Victoria, B.C. with two other activists from the Cascade Climate Network. Little did I know that participating in a 5,000 person action to Defend the Coast from tar sands pipelines and oil tankers would continue to build momentum over the following days in many different capacities. I am truly inspired by my experiences of the past few days and wish to share them with you. In the weeks leading…

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