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Rogue Climate invites community to celebrate with block party Sunday, Oct. 15

Members of the Rogue Climate Action Team hold up a pair of signs prepared for a school walkout, according to a post on the Facebook page for Rogue Climate.
October 9, 2023

Phoenix event to feature music, food truck

Ashland.news staff reports

Rogue Climate is getting ready to celebrate its 10th anniversary and the community is invited.

Rogue Climate will host a block party from 3  to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15, 205 N. Phoenix Rd., Suite 255, in Phoenix. Music from The Rosa Lees, Reencuentro Michoacan, and Somos Samba will be on hand, as well as a food truck. 

The community is welcome to come celebrate all that the organization has accomplished for climate justice in the past decade, including communities in the Rogue Valley and on the South Coast, organizers said. This work includes organizing to defeat the Jordan Cove LNG pipeline, pass the Climate and Clean Energy Action Plans in Talent and Ashland, and provide fire relief resources to communities impacted by the Almeda Fire in Phoenix and Talent. 

Rogue Climate has also been a leader in statewide coalitions to pass the 2021 Clean Energy For All bill, legislation that has provided ongoing funding for community energy projects statewide. In addition, the organization has worked to pass the Emergency Heat Relief Bill.

Currently, the organization is supporting Ashland Youth for Electrification to transition new residences in Ashland off fossil fuel dependency by passing the Climate & Clean Air Ordinance in Ashland, organizing to stop the GTN Xpress pipeline, and advocating for stronger estuary protections in the Coos Bay Estuary Management Plan, as well as preparing communities for the impact of climate change.

The organization was formed 10 years ago after hundreds of people came together to create a large-scale art installation in the form of a great salmon. The goal was to encourage deep conversation about climate change in the Rogue Valley.

Reach Ashland.news reporter Holly Dillemuth at hollyd@ashland.news.

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