Road Closure – Winburn Way will be closed from Nutley to the Upper Duck Pond on Friday, Sept 20 from 10 am to 4 pm.

Southern Oregon Joins Global Strike for Climate Action

On September 20th, millions of people of all ages around the world will walk out of their classes, jobs, and homes as part of a Global Climate Strike. Taking place three days before the UN Climate Action Summit in NYCit’s destined to be the largest worldwide event ever as global citizens unite to call for climate action now.  And the action will continue throughout the week. Learn more at

Local Southern Oregon organizations are joining this week of Climate Action. 

Why Strike?

Young demonstrators hold placards as they attend a climate change protest organised by

Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP/Getty Images

Everywhere, the signs are clear: our climate is on the brink of collapse, and our communities are suffering from the impacts. Across the Midwest, communities are still struggling to recover from unprecedented floods. The planet has just experienced the hottest summer in recorded history.  

Communities of color, particularly Indigenous nations, often bear the brunt of climate inaction. 

As the climate crisis continues to claim lives, elected officials keep catering to the fossil fuel billionaires who created this problem instead of protecting people and the planet. It’s no wonder young people around the world have been taking to the streets for more than a year. Now, they are calling on people of all ages to join in — and it’s up to all of us to heed their call.

It’s time for a concerted show of action in the centers of our communities.  It’s our gesture—our being together, being for the change, being in our great power, and celebrating the power of unity on the most important issue of our time.  

If you believe that climate action needs to be taken now, this is the time to show up. 

Southern Oregon Climate Strike Events: September 20

Southern Oregon residents have multiple opportunities to join the strike.

Rogue Valley Youth-led Walkouts

Walkouts from multiple schools are being planned. In Ashland, a rally is planned at the Plaza from 11 am to noon.

Unite for Climate Action

noon-3:45 pm. Butler Bandshell, Lithia Park, Ashland

Immediately following the youth rally in the Ashland Plaza, the climate action strike will migrate to Butler Bandshell, Lithia Park.

Join us for a community picnic and a day of joy and creativity to demonstrate that we share the concerns of our local students and are with them in this transformative effort to address climate change. Under the creative direction of Barret O’Brien, enjoy a program of music, uplifting presentations, poetry, group art, spiritual centering for climate healing, and area groups will provide information on opportunities for taking personal and community action. Join with us to celebrate our beautiful planet and be inspired and energized to continue to build a sustainable future.

Food trucks will also be available, or BYO picnic with your own plates, cups, and utensils. Our goal is a zero-waste event.

Calling all Southern Oregon climate change movers and shakers: All hands on deck! To volunteer, be a partnering organization, host a table, or help spread the word, or for more information, please contact Lorrie Kaplan, co-organizer, or Kathy Conway of SOCAN at

Musicians, spoken word artists, acrobats, clowns, singers, and performers of all ilks desiring to be part should contact Barret O’Brien at

Table Registration        Information for groups tabling

Printable Quarter sheets          Printable Unite for Climate Action Flyer

Grants Pass Global Climate Strike

4:30 pm. Josephine County Courthouse, Grants Pass

To get involved or for more info, contact Brian DeLaGrange at

Southern Oregon Climate Fiesta

5:30 pm – 8 pm. Pear Blossom Park, Downtown Medford

Contact or to get involved or for more info.

Information on other Southern Oregon Climate Action Week activities, September 20-27

Unite for Climate Action Partners