Forest Defense is Climate Defense! (PDX)

An educational forum about how our forests can help fight climate change

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Our RSVP has filled up so we don't have any more tickets available. We have received a stunning response from folks and we'll be sure to host more forums on this topic in the future!

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  As the climate continues to change at a rapid pace, Oregonians are talking more about ways to reduce the carbon emissions from our energy and transportation sectors; however, notably absent from these conversations is one of Oregon’s largest sources of carbon emissions: logging.

Join us on December 4 for an insightful discussion about the relationship between the climate and our forests.

Forest Defense is Climate Defense!
Tuesday, December 4, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Happy hour begins
 at 5:45pm

First Unitarian Church of Portland
Buchan Hall (enter on SW Salmon)
1211 SW Main St, Portland

At our forum, we’ll be hearing from experts about how clearcutting is a major source of carbon emissions and how forests, when protected from industrial logging, can mitigate climate change by capturing and storing vast amounts carbon. We’ll also discuss the latest scientific research about how protecting more of our old-growth forests can help plants and animals adapt to the impacts of climate change. We'll highlight a few ways you can take action to help defend our forests, and we’ll close with a Q&A with the panelists.

This free event is organized by Oregon Wild, Community for Earth of First Unitarian Portland, the Climate Action Coalition, and 350 PDX, with support from numerous other nonprofits in the Portland area. 

Join us for a happy hour at 5:45pm with free beer, wine and snacks donated by local businesses. Several nonprofits will be tabling and offering information about their work, so come early to grab a seat and connect with us!

This event is part of a series of educational forums around the state about how our forests can help fight climate change. The “Forest Defense is Climate Defense” tour has already been to Corvallis and Eugene, and will soon visit Oregon City, Newport, and other communities around Oregon.


Photos by Eric DeBord and Gary Miller

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