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.


SOCAN is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization;
contributions are tax deductible

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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!


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…

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...

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…

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…


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…

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…


PROJECT LEADER – ALAN JOURNET Clean Energy Jobs Bill 2018 Oregon Senate District 3 (2018): The Candidates and Climate Change Oregon Ballot Measure 101 (2018) Project Description In order to stimulate appropriate action at all levels,…

Forests & Fire

Project Leader - Project Description Working in cooperation with the Southern Oregon Forest Restoration Collaborative, we have initiated plans to develop a stakeholder workshop to be held in late summer/fall 2016. These efforts include the…


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 Background Information Since…

Ongoing Activities & Latest Update

Ongoing Activities

Action and Information for Oregon Legislative Session 2018

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 2018. YOUR PLANET NEEDS YOU!

Latest Update

The forest for the trees: Global warming is here now

Opinion Column by Alan Journet, The Applegater, Spring Issue 2018, (11:1). In the Winter 2017 Applegater, Alan Voetsch wrote a lengthy condemnation of climate science, climate scientists, and concerned individuals who understand and accept…