Entries by kathyconway

Recology is Cleaning Things Up

Spotlight #20: August 13, 2021 By Lorrie Kaplan, Chair, Ashland Climate Action Project AT A TIME WHEN CLIMATE CHANGE FEELS OMNIPRESENT –  it’s reassuring and even energizing to shine the light on companies and individuals working to reduce their carbon footprint. While the actions of any one of us are clearly not enough, creating positive momentum […]

When Climate Change Comes to Town

Spotlight #19: July 23, 2021 By Lorrie Kaplan, Chair, Ashland Climate Action Project CLIMATE CHANGE FEELS PRETTY REAL IN SOUTHERN OREGON LATELY. Most of us just experienced the hottest temperatures of our lifetimes. Our gardens are scorched. TID is done for 2021. Our to-go bags are packed and ready.  The scientific consensus is that we need […]

Climate Plan Victory: It’s Up to Me — and You

Spotlight #16: June 18, 2021 By Lorrie Kaplan, Chair, SOCAN-Ashland Climate Action Project SOME HOPEFUL NEWS: With continued political will and funding, Ashland’s municipal operations can achieve its climate goals established under our 2017 Climate and Energy Action Plan.   Not so good: despite good intentions and many positive steps, we people and businesses of Ashland […]

Spotlight: Natural Gas is a Fossil Fuel

April 23, 2021 By Lorrie Kaplan, Chair, SOCAN-Ashland Climate Action Project ENVIRONMENTALISTS AND PROPERTY RIGHTS ADVOCATES may feel some relief and satisfaction that the Jordan Cove liquified natural gas pipeline project has been stalled for more than 13 years by legal challenges and regulatory reviews. But make no mistake about it: natural gas is still […]

2020 Candidate Interviews Now Available

Southern Oregon Climate Action Now provides Southern Oregonians with an opportunity to learn where candidates stand on climate and environmental issues. All candidates for Oregon Senate Districts 1, 2, and 28; House Districts 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 55; and County Boards of Commissioners in Jackson and Josephine Counties were invited to be interviewed […]

Oregon Climate Action Plan

Oregon Climate Action Plan For several years a coalition of  Oregon Climate Activists has been promoting comprehensive greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction legislation in the Oregon State Legislature. On March 10, 2020, Governor Brown signed Executive Order 20-04. Now the rule-making to implement the orders.


PROJECT LEADER – Kathy Conway Project Description Drawdown is that point in time when the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere begins to decline on a year-to-year basis.  “Drawdown” is also the title of a book, and a website (drawdown.org), that document solutions aimed at resolving global warming by reducing greenhouse gases. A highly qualified and […]

Addressing Fire in a Fiery Climate – Video

Addressing Fire in a Fiery Climate Presentations were made on January 15 at SOCAN’s Special Meeting at the  Medford Public Library. The program was live streamed and is currently available  (Link). The panel includes: Dr. Kerry Metlen, ecologist with The Nature Conservancy and one of the authors of the Rogue Basin Cohesive Forest Restoration Strategy, Marty Main, […]