Southern Oregon Climate Action Now is a grassroots, volunteer, non-profit organization of area residents who care about climate change and have joined forces to take bold action against it. Through volunteer projects, we focus on reducing the impacts of Global Warming across Southern Oregon.

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SOCAN Monthly meetings are the last Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm at the Medford Public Library.

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Projects – Get Involved!

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Climate in the Classroom

PROJECT LEADER – Kathy Conway (Interim) Project Description To explore with regional educators ways that we can contribute to finding and developing curricular materials which promote student awareness and understanding of the science…
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Master Climate Protector

Administrative Coordinator - Eric Dittmer. Modeled on the extremely popular Jackson County Master Gardener and Master Recycler programs, our Master Climate Protector (MCP) program incorporates both a training component and a service component...
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Media Corps

PROJECT LEADER – ALAN JOURNET Project Description The Media Corps (formerly the Writing Corps) Project comprises individuals who are interested in contacting print and broadcast media to promote public awareness about climate change issues…
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Oregon Legislative Districts

Project Leader - Alan Journet Project Description One of the most effective ways of communicating the importance of acting to address climate change is to show individuals what is happening in people's own backyards.  This project follows that…
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Presentations

Project Leader - Alan Journet Project Description The purpose of the project is to develop a set of presenters and presentations that can be offered to regional audiences.  It is anticipated that these presentations will be adjusted to suit…
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Water Management and Conservation

PROJECT LEADER – ERIC DITTMER Project Description This is an Ad Hoc group available to support water conservation promotion through presentations, seminars and contributions to classroom education. We live in an area where there is a real…

SOCAN at Mountain Meadows

Project Leader - Louise Shawkat Project Description This group is made up primarily of people who live in the Ashland area and generally focuses on issues related to Ashland. A wide variety of climate change actions are undertaken. Goals Stimulate…

Health & Psychological Impacts

Project Leaders - Ken Deveney Goals To raise awareness of health and psychological impac ts of Climate Change for individuals, our communities,and relevant public agencies. Project Description Prepare, arrange and offer public presentations…

Government

PROJECT LEADER – ALAN JOURNET CANDIDATE BRIEFINGS Southern Oregon Climate Action Now is willing to offer information and briefings to any candidate for local, statewide or national office wishing information on local climate trends and projections,…

Forests & Fire

Project Leader - Gary Clarida Project Description Through attendance at regional programs (presentations and workshops) and participation in field trips exploring local forest management strategies and tactics, the Forest and Fire team members…

Transportation

Project Leader - Louise Shawkat Electric Bus comes to the Rogue Valley Project Description Goals Connection to SOCAN Mission Accomplishments How to Join Please contact Louise Shawkat at louise@socan.info. Background Information Since…

Ongoing Activities & Latest Update

Ongoing Activities

Jordan Cove Terminal/Pacific Connector Pipeline

Gas companies have been working for years on a massive fossil fuel infrastructure plan called Jordan Cove to export fracked gas from Canada and the Rockies through southern Oregon and onto ships bound for Asia from Coos Bay. Natural gas is NOT ‘the…

Action and Information for Oregon Legislative Session 2019

For several years a coalition of  Oregon Climate Activists has been promoting comprehensive greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction legislation in the Oregon State Legislature. Efforts continue into 2019. YOUR PLANET NEEDS YOU!

Latest Update

Breathing new ideas on wildfire smoke

Nick Morgan, Medford Mail Tribune, September 16, 2018 As locals reel from a wildfire season that’s already consumed more than double the average number of acres burned over the past decade, leaving behind still-lingering smoke in its wake,…