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Link to 2020 Southern Oregon Candidate Interviews on Climate and Environment

Government Group 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 our concerns about climate change and its consequences, and advocate for or against positions held by these individuals and proposals that are under discussion. Our hope is to serve as a resource for scientific knowledge and expertise on climate change to all candidates for public office as well as to support governments in taking action to address the problem.


The goal of this group is to stimulate climate sensitive action at all levels of government.

Connection to SOCAN Mission

This project is designed to promote awareness and understanding about the need for climate action among elected representatives and their staff at all levels of government. As a result of this engagement, we hope to stimulate action that will promote reducing the severity of climate change by both decreasing the causes of it and by preparing for its inevitable changes.


This team has developed relationships with elected representatives at all levels of government, engaged in lobbying for legislation, and collaborates with the statewide Oregon Climate Action Plan coalition to promote the necessary rule making consequent upon the Governor’s 2020 Executive Order 20-04. We have also encouraged and support cities throughout the region in developing and implementing climate action plans.

How to Join

Please contact Alan Journet  (

Background Information

While we are all individually responsible for doing the best we can do to address climate change through modification of our personal behaviors, the unfortunate reality is that this is a necessary but insufficient solution. Addressing this global crisis will take more than that; it will require the collective action of peoples throughout the world taking steps to curtail the greenhouse gas pollution that is increasing the global temperature and imposing havoc on our weather patterns. This global problem will take global collaboration. Beyond personal and corporate efforts, we want our local, state, and national governments to address climate change in a manner consistent with their authority and responsibility.


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