Heat Week Action – June 27

Last June during the Heat Dome, 96 lives were lost in Oregon due to the extreme heat.  The City Council has still not taken specific steps to reduce Portland’s greenhouse gas emissions. The latest International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report says that we face a catastrophic situation globally if emissions don’t begin a downward trend by 2025 and are halved by 2030. Join us in pushing the City government to address climate resiliency and climate chaos prevention on Monday, June 27 at City Hall (1221 SW 4th Avenue entrance) at 4:30 pm. 

A memorial altar for lives lost will be set up for reflection. Street theatre involving the monster Inferno will engage the mind and heart. Signage will be provided with Burma Shave style signs showing climate messages along with the “highway to hell” theme. Like to create art? Here’s a chance for you to make creative messages that will be left for the City Council, challenging their climate inaction. Even one life lost is one too many.   Please help us spread the word and share with your communities. 

About Diana Meisenhelter

Diana Meisenhelter has been involved on the Action Team of XRPDX since January 2019.  She served on the Extinction Rebellion US National Restructure Working Group proposal for a year and a half.  Active in antiracist, social justice, labor, and environmental organizing since the early 1970s, Diana has over 50 years of experience in movements for justice.


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