It's time to price pollution and cut carbon.
The $2B question: What should Oregon do with the carbon revenue?
Free food for the first 50 people who RSVP! + Music + Art + Raffle
Climate change is hurting Oregonians. Pollution affects our health, economy, and infrastructure.
Nearly every developed country wants the United States to hold polluters accountable for climate change. But Congress won’t act before a state can prove the model of effective policy.
November's election made this much clear: that state is Oregon.
But if we send the bill for droughts and wildfires to the out-of-state corporations that cause them, what should we do with the estimated $2 billion in revenue every year? Cut taxes? Repair infrastructure? Invest in schools and clean energy? Should we send the money back to Oregonians as a $2,000 annual kicker? Or save for a rainy day?
Join us on Sunday, December 7th at KOBI-TV Studio C in Medford to celebrate the things we love about our home and get involved with the surest way to protect it: a fee on carbon pollution.
Enjoy great food and music, win a raffle prize, meet the experts, and join the Two-Billion-Dollar-Debate.
Now is the time for Oregonian exceptionalism. Don't miss out on this exciting event!
FRESH OFF THE PRESS
Read the Portland Business Journal article, December 6 2014
Watch the KOBI-TV promotion, December 5 2014
Read the Oregon Climate op-ed in the Medford Mail Tribune, December 4 2014
Listen to our interview on the Jefferson Exchange on JPR news, December 4 2014
EXPLORE @ THE FORUM:
* What is carbon pricing policy?
* Could Oregon pass a fee on carbon in 2015?
* What should we do with the $2B in revenue--every year?
- Dr. Charles Maples, Oregon Tech, President (Moderator)
- Ian Adams, R Street Institue, Senior Fellow
- Maud Powell, OSU Faculty, Small Farms Extension and Research and Siskiyou Sustainable Co-Op
- Michelle Glass, Oregon Action, Rogue Valley Chapter Outreach Director
- Dan Golden, Chemical Engineer and Oregon Climate Policy Director
CARBON PRICING CONVERSATION GROUPS
Special guests Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury and State Senator Alan Bates
Come learn and discuss the risks and opportunities our state will navigate as it considers carbon pricing in the 2015 legislative session. Shape the conversation!
- Economic development
- Social justice
- Passing a bill...and more!
FUN FOR ALL AGES
-> Raffle for great local prizes from Willow-Witt Ranch, Northwest Outdoor Store, Medford Food Co-op, Ashland Food Co-Op, Well Within, Skin Solutions, Sew Creative, N Health, Trader Joe's, and Chipotle
-> Youth art and poetry exhibit
-> Special hands-on creative project
-> Food truck lunch, free for the first 50 people with RSVPs!
SPECIAL INVITATION TO YOUNG OREGONIANS
* DEADLINE EXTENDED - bring to the event!*
Your work will be displayed at the event and then published in a beautiful color book.
TOOLKIT & SUBMISSION FORM HERE - JUST CLICK THE LINK.
SPONSORS & VOLUNTEERS
Our gratitude to The Carpenter Foundation for making this event possible!
Help us thank these businesses for their tremendous support:
Co-Sponsoring & Participating Organizations
Oregon Bus Project, Pricing Carbon Initiative, Medford Styrofoam Ban, Citizens' Climate Lobby, SOCAN, NW Seasonal Workers, Oregon Action, R Street Institute, Rogue Climate, Siskiyou Sustainable Co-Op
Event Team & Volunteers
Natalie Mitchell, Julie Norman, Galen Sincerny, Susan Madley, Jesse Phillips, Ariana Shockey, Sam Bango, Tina Gallier, Kayla Starr, Sherrill Rinehart, Rick Shaw, Michelle Blum-Atkinson, Ralph Bowman, Sean Bagshaw, Chris Sackett, Dee Anne Everson, Bill Thorndike, Will Wilkinson, Jeff Golden, Page Atcheson and many more!
RSVP below for updates on speakers, food and parking.
To volunteer, contact Natalie by clicking this link.
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