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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 belbrownw@reed.edu…

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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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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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CCN Site Goes Black for SOPA Protest

CCN Site Goes Black for SOPA Protest

Tonight the CCN Core Team decided to join what’s being touted as the largest internet protest in history: the fight against online censorship. If you haven’t heard yet, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA) will be voted on in the House and Senate, respectively, next week. The Huffington Post says “SOPA would give both the government and major corporations the power to shut down entire websites accused of copyright infringement with neither a trial nor…

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Parents Power Past Coal at Whitman College

Parents Power Past Coal at Whitman College

CCN affiliate school Whitman College participated in Power Shift’s 100 Actions for 100% Clean Energy last month. Here’s a write-up of the event, originally featured on WeArePowerShift.org. On October 23, Whitman College students called into question two kinds of power: the dirty electricity derived from oil and coal that is shamefully prevalant across America today, and the power wielded by big business to keep that coal and oil at the forefront of the nation’s energy landscape. The Parents Power Past…

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Power Shift West 2011 Kicks Off!

Power Shift West 2011 Kicks Off!

After months of planning, Power Shift West 2011 is finally here! The event kicked off Friday afternoon with three keynote speakers who motivated the hundreds of students who traveled from Washington, Idaho, Montana, California and beyond to attend this grassroots environmental activism conference. CCN co-organizers Emma Newman and Lauren Ressler introduced the first two speakers, Dave Cobb of Move To Amend and Rob Dietz of Center for the Advancement of the Steady-State Economy, and also talked about the CCN and Sierra…

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Take Action to Protect the NW from Dirty Energy

Take Action to Protect the NW from Dirty Energy

  The CCN proudly supports the following action described below by our Coalitions facilitator Natalie Eberts: 3 Targets . . . 2 Issues . . . 1 All-Out Action! Join the Energy Action Coalition, Rainforest Action Network, ForestEthics, and Coal Action Network for an amazing march after Powershift to put all the amazing energy from the weekend into action for the crucial issues of TarSands and Coal Exports! Here’s a snapshot: “Returning” Grocery Bags of Tar Sands Destruction at Safeway,…

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#Occupy I-5: A Revolutionary Roadtrip

#Occupy I-5: A Revolutionary Roadtrip

Lauren Ressler, CCN interim Washington co-director and Sierra Student Coalition coordinator for the Pacific NW, wrote this blog about her trip to CCN-affiliated communities in Oregon and Washington. This post was originally featured on WeArePowerShift.org After stops at twelve universities over the course of eighteen days in a journey totaling over one thousand miles I have reached an important conclusion: students in the Pacific Northwest are taking campus climate organizing to new heights. Here is what a small fraction of these schools are…

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Get Involved at Power Shift West!

Get Involved at Power Shift West!

The second Power Shift West is happening November 4-6 at the University of Oregon in Eugene. (For a full description of what Power Shift West is all about, see our previous blog post.) Volunteers and bottom-liners are still needed to organize the conference, and we at the CCN strongly encourage people to sign up for a team. Below are contacts for each of the organizers; please get in touch with them or fill out the volunteer interest form. Thanks and…

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Youth Activists Prepare for Community-Building Journey

Youth Activists Prepare for Community-Building Journey

It’s called the Self Express: and the catchy name isn’t the only unusual thing about the 38-foot bus which a group of Northwest students and recent graduates are converting into a living space that will transport them across the country this summer.  By the time it’s finished, the former 1989 school bus will be ready to run entirely on used vegetable oil, and will be outfitted with a solar panel installation on the roof.  For the bulk of the summer it…

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