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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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 & Liz Olson (Voices of the Valley Project) Goals To raise awareness of health and psychological impac ts of Climate Change for individuals, our communities,and relevant public agencies. Project Description …

Government

PROJECT LEADER – ALAN JOURNET Oregon Legislative Action  2017 Project Description In order to stimulate appropriate action at all levels, SOCAN is committed to reaching out to our elected representatives and their staffs both to express…

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…

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…

New Idea

Do you have an idea for a Group or Project? Share your thoughts and others might be interested in working with you on your idea. Please contact us at info@socan.info.

Ongoing Activities & Latest Update

Ongoing Activities

Action and Information for Oregon Legislative Session 2017

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 ths session. YOUR PLANET NEEDS YOU! PLEASE…

Latest Update

Senator DeBoer needs your help

Letter to Editor by David Lane, Ashland Daily Tidings, June 21, 2017 The Joint Committee on Tax Reform in Salem has devised an outstanding plan to provide both cost containment and tax reform. This plan provides an exceptional opportunity…