Southern Oregon Climate Action Now

Fall 2023 Campaign

See below for other events that are part of this campaign

Kickoff event images. Thanks Dasja for the photos!!

This Fall, after eleven years of largely all-volunteer leadership and climate activism, the SOCAN Board is pleased to announce that we are embarking on a campaign to move to a new level of climate action.

Climate change continues to impact communities across Oregon, with increasing temperatures and heat waves, reducing snowfall, persistent drought, ecological disruption, and ever-increasing wildfire risk. Southern Oregonians face the challenges and risks of being on the frontlines of the climate crisis every day.

For over a decade, SOCAN has been deeply rooted in the Southern Oregon community. SOCAN promotes awareness of the science of climate change and the chaos it is imposing and, within the framework of resolving a history of social injustice, stimulates individual and collective action to address it. As a result, SOCAN is well positioned to continue promoting climate action.

Over this period, SOCAN has achieved regional and statewide success in serving our mission of promoting awareness and understanding about the science of global warming and its climate change consequences and, within the framework of targeting social injustice, stimulating individual and collective action to address it. Since SOCAN has achieved its success with a corps of volunteer activists and leaders, our funding needs have been relatively modest with an annual operating budget of $20,000 to $30,000. As we initiate the campaign to reach a new level of climate action, we anticipate moving from the volunteer leadership currently in effect to hiring a first Executive Director. This will allow us to expand our fundraising efforts and our impact across populations in Oregon and to meet the continuing and increasing need for action. As can be expected, enhancing our capacity in this way will require that we increase our budget.  To achieve this, the SOCAN Board and volunteers have developed a Fall 2023 fundraising campaign entitled ‘SOCAN: Reaching a new level of Climate Action’, with a total 2023 fundraising goal of $90,000.

We are off to a good start with individual donations and have received $30,000 in support from the Oregon Raindrop Fund. With your help, we will reach our fundraising goals and together we will reach a new level of climate action. Please join us!

Mark your calendars for upcoming events

Benefit for SOCAN featuring bands Mountaintop Sound and Shine On.

SOCAN’s Grateful Americana Benefit Bash!

November 11 at 6 pm, Bellview Grange, Ashland

More Information

November 28 at 6 pm SOCAN Monthly Meeting at Medford Library. Presentation by Garett Long, Troon Vineyard, Director of Agriculture