laurie laurie, August 3, 2018

 

For the second year in a row, 350 Eugene and allies, including Our Children’s Trust and the Raging Grannies, won one of the top prizes at the Eugene Sunday Streets Annual EUG Parade held on Sunday, July 29.  Well over 50 supporters participated with us. Thanks to our 350 Eugene media team: Don Ewing – Videographer and Krystal Grube-Photographer. Special thanks to Joanie Kleban, 350 Eugene Artivism Director and Patty Hine, 350 Eugene Director, for coordinating this year’s entry. Check out Don’s video snippets of the entire event and Krystal’s slideshow below:

While we are delighted with the Judges Choice award, of course, but we know we’re all aiming for these  critically important achievements:

1) Keep carbon in the ground

  • Revoke the social license of the fossil fuel industry
  • Fight iconic battles against fossil fuel infrastructure
  • Counter industry/government narratives

2) Help build a new, more equitable zero-carbon economy

  • Promote investment in community-based sustainability solutions
  • Support communities confronting the impacts of climate change & building climate solutions for an economy free of fossil fuels

3) Pressure governments into limiting emissions

  • Run local and national campaigns targeting leaders
  • Capitalize on big regional and international events, like climate negotiations and economic summits

Click here for a list of EUG Parade award winners.

Best of Show: The SLUG Award – Comunidad Latino

Best View: Best Decorated Entry – Candice Westburg Balloon Costumes
Best View: Best Decorated Entry Runnerup – City of Eugene Love Food Not Waste

Best Decorated: Best Use of Costumes — Pagan Pride
Best Decorated: Best Use of Costumes Runnerup — Eugene Ballet

Best In Step: Best Marching — One More Time Marching Band
Best In Step: Best Marching Runnerup — Ritta’s Burritos

Best Laughs: Best Use of Humor — Emerald Valley Pickleball Club
Best Laughs: Best Use of Humor Runnerup — The Rickities

Best Listening: Best Use of Sound — Jefferson Westside Neighbors with Samba Ja
Best Listening: Best Use of Sound Runnerup — Eugene Bhangra

Judges’ Know Best: Judges’ Choice — 350.org Eugene Chapter
Judges’ Know Best: Judges’ Choice Runnerup — SLUG Queens

Kids Are Best: Best Youth Entry — U.S. Tae Kwon Do College
Kids Are Best: Best Youth Entry Runnerup — Healthy Moves with NextStep (Parade Partners)

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