The Two Billion Dollar Question

It's time to price pollution and cut carbon. 

The $2B question: What should Oregon do with the carbon revenue?

FREE PUBLIC FORUM - CLICK HERE TO RSVP

Free food for the first 50 people who RSVP! + Music + Art + Raffle

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EVENT OVERVIEW

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?

EXPERT SPEAKERS

  • 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
  • Movement-building
  • 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!*

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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!

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Help us thank these businesses for their tremendous support:

 Thank you!

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

Like what you see, want more of it? Donate here - every dollar counts!


 

 

WHEN
December 07, 2014 at 12pm - 2pm
WHERE
KOBI-TV
CONTACT
Natalie Mitchell, Southern Oregon Hub Leader · · 541-613-1396
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  • commented 2014-12-05 16:28:29 -0800
    Dear Pacific Freedom, not to worry, breathing will not be taxed, only the fossil fuels get dinged as they come into the economy from the mine, the well and the port. Just like Norway and British Columbia do now.
  • commented 2014-12-05 15:53:44 -0800
    A two billion dollar tax that you don’t know how to use the money. A tax for every breath of air a human exhale.
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  • commented 2014-12-01 07:52:09 -0800
    I can’t make the event in person but with you in spirit. For those who want to use the carbon tax money to fund other projects they miss the long term goal of the carbon tax. We want the tax to go away. We don’t tax cigarettes to raise money and run the government; we tax cigs so people stop smoking. All the money should be used to educate and market “no smoking” campaigns. All the money raised from a carbon tax should go back into the economy to protect the people and businesses. When the tax gets high enough, the economy will be greened and the tax revenue will amount to nothing. And in truth, Oregon along with Massachusetts and Washington are laying the ground work for a National/International carbon fee and dividend plan, American led of course.
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  • @JoshDLenker tweeted link to this page. 2014-11-26 16:02:41 -0800
    Please RSVP: National Action Day: Price Carbon, Cut Pollution http://www.oregonclimate.org/action_day?recruiter_id=1514
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    Flyers are ready, spread the word! Thanks for your gorgeous donated work, Mitch Olsen.
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