Shut It Down Today – Five Valve Turners

Five tar sands valve turners, along with 2 supporters and 1 filmmaker, are being prosecuted in four states for their bold action on October 11, 2016, shutting down all 5 pipelines carrying Canadian crude into the US.

Leonard Higgins (below), a member of 350 Eugene, was one of the 5 courageous valve turners. You can read his story via the link below and follow the journey of the Valve Turners via Shut It Down Today website and Facebook page.


Street Roots – Five Activists Stop Alberta Tar Sands Oil

Shut It Down Today website

Shut It Down – Climate Direct Action – Facebook

Science and Memory Project

University of Oregon School of Journalism

Stories of change exploring complex issues
of climate and environment from Oregon to Alaska.
This project is produced by students and faculty
at the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication.


Science & Memory


Climate Mom – Mary DeMocker

I work to stop climate bullies, light fires under people feeling disempowered, and have a blast along the way. I do that by writing a lot, designing interactive art spectacles to engage the public, and rabble-rousing with 350 Eugene (I’m co-founder and creative director). Join me.


Read Mary’s stories and blog here.


Cascadia Planet. For Cascadia. For the Planet – Patrick Mazza

I have worked in journalism and advocacy since 1978. I took part in the Northwest ancient forest movement from its early days in the mid-1980s and was a pioneer in the Green City/Urban Sustainability movement. I was editor of Cascadia Planet and now work independently to forward solutions to climate change and global sustainability. (Note: Patrick is also a member of the Delta 5,)


Read Patrick’s blog here.


Cycling the world, telling the human story of climate change – Forrest Watkins

I’m Forrest Watkins, and I want to help share the human story of climate change. So I’m cycling–from China through Central Asia to Europe, then through Africa and on to the Americas. As I go, I meet with communities, organizations and individuals, and do my best to pass their stories on to you.  Click here to follow Forrest – 360 by bike


Forrest Watkins (Photo: Maia Watkins)



Climate Stories Project gives a voice to the emotional and personal impacts that climate change is having on our lives. Often, we discuss climate change only from the impersonal perspective of science or the contentious realm of politics. Today, though, more and more of us are feeling the effects of climate change on a personal and community level. Climate Stories Project allows people from around the world to share their stories and to engage with climate change in a direct way.   Click here to visit the Climate Stories project.


Jason Davis – Climate Stories Project – Project Director (Photo: Randy Cole)


Stephen Siperstein – Poet, literary scholar, and environmental educator.


The Elephant Podcasts


The Elephant is a journey into climate change. But it’s about a lot more than just the climate. From politics and rising sea-levels, to contested pipelines and the cities of the future, through illuminating interviews, the Elephant takes you inside the surprising questions, stories, battlegrounds, debates, and fights occurring throughout the world, as the planet heats up and humanity confronts what is perhaps the greatest challenge of our time.

The Elephant – Soundcloud podcasts