Started in January 2014, 350 Eugene is a local affiliate of 350.org, an organization dedicated to helping raise awareness of and organize direct action around institutions and policies driving climate change.
350 is the safe upper limit of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, measured in parts per million (ppm), above which the planet is in a state of climate crisis. We are currently at 400 ppm.
Our work is to reduce dangerous carbon emissions by building a grassroots movement, moving away from fossil fuels and harmful land use practices, and helping jump-start a clean energy economy–and in the process, transforming our world into a livable, joyful and just place.
Through symbols, art and creative actions, we help visualize both the problems and the solutions to climate change for our communities, the media, and our leaders. Creative ways of communicating often speak more directly to our hearts, and provide a beautiful reminder of what we strive to protect.
The 350 Eugene Team
Patty Hine – Director/Co-Founder
Deb McGee – Co-Founder, No LNG Campaign Lead
Mary DeMocker – Co-Founder, Art Director
Mary Addams, Bookkeeper
Michael Carrigan – Community Alliance of Lane County/Climate Recovery Ordinance/Non Violent Civil Disobedience Support Trainer
Elizabeth Chandler-Break Free PNW/Event Organizer
Sandra Clark – Break Free PNW/Non-Violent Civil Disobedience Lead Trainer
Don Ewing – Photographer/Videographer
Jenny Gordon – Liaison 350 Eugene Earth Guardians/Hospitality
Elliot Gray – Treasurer
Betzi Hitz – Media Support, Non-Violent Civil Disobedience Support Trainer
Linda Kelley – Cap the Gases Coordinator
Joan Kleban – Artivism Director
Leonard Higgins – Direct Action Coordinator
Christa Knittle – Break Free PNW/Artivist
Sarah Mazze – Cap the Gasses Campaign Lead
Zach Mulholland – Climate Recovery Ordinance
Jim Neu – No Crude-by-Rail Campaign Lead
Delaney Pearson – Media Support
Danny Pearson – Climate Recovery Ordinance/Public Outreach
Laurie Powell – Website/Climate Recovery Ordinance Work Group Coordinator