The mission of Southern Oregon Climate Action Now (SOCAN) is to promote awareness and understanding about the science, causes, and consequences of climate change. We work with individuals and organizations in Southern Oregon, statewide, nationally, and internationally to advocate for both personal and governmental actions that reduce the emissions and atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases. Within this framework, we are committed to supporting climate solutions that address the social injustices that have undermined vulnerable communities for many decades and that still plague our society today.
SOCAN relies on the kindness of friends like you.
We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization – donations are tax deductible.
SOCAN May Monthly Meeting
Let’s find out how we can curtail a fossil fuel industry that is driving the climate crisis!
Tuesday, June 27, 6:00 – 7:00 pm Featured Speaker: Rory Cowal, Divest Oregon
This is a Zoom event – Registration Required Link to SOCAN Calendar
The Southern Oregon Climate Action Now monthly general meeting on Tuesday, June 27th will focus on the efforts of Divest Oregon to bring the Treasury more in line with the wishes of the majority of Oregon citizens. The program will feature Rory Cowal from Divest Oregon who will discuss the reasons for divestment, the efforts of Divest Oregon to achieve it, what the next steps will be subsequent to the failure of HB2601 during the 2023 session, and what we can do individually to invest conscientiously.
The program will be on Tuesday, June 27th from 6:00 – 7:00 via ZOOM. There is no charge for joining the ZOOM meeting, but participants must register. Link to Zoom Registration
Regional & Local Project
Climate Action Team Meetings
Ashland Climate Action Team – Thursday, July 6; 7:00-8:30 pm at the Guanajuato Room, Ashland Public Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland. Jacksonville Climate Action Team – Monday, June 19; 4:00-5:00 pm at Jacksonville Library, 340 C Street, Jacksonville Medford Climate Action Team – Friday, July 7; 5:30-6:30 pm via Zoom (Link in SOCAN Calendar) Talent Climate Action Team – Will not meet in July. Next meeting: Tuesday, August 1; 6:00-7:30 at Talent Library, 101 Home Street, Talent.
Please join us for the July 4th Parade and at our Booth in Lithia Park
Parade Route: The parade starts in Triangle Park and ends in Ashland’s Plaza onto Water St.
9:00 – 9:15 A.M.- All parade entries and anyone joining your entry must be at the staging area in the SOU parking lot on Mountain Ave
10 A.M.- Parade begins
11:30-12:00 P.M.- Parade ends
We plan to showcase the Regional & Local Climate Action teams with SOCAN activists and friends walking in the parade. Please wear your SOCAN shirts (orange or MCP) and join us at the staging area between 9:00 and 9:15. The parade starts at 10 and we will walk less than a mile (downhill) while enjoying the applause. If you have never walked in a parade before, this is a good year to join us.
Park Booth Details
Please join us for one or more of the following activities:
8:00 – 9:00 Set Booth up
9:00 AM to 4:30 PM – Staffing the booth (2 hour shifts)
You Can Help Us Engage Families
Exciting News! SOCAN’s Ashland Climate Action Team (A-CAT) has starting a children’s library to awaken interest, provide education, and offer solutions to climate change and saving our endangered Planet. You are lovingly invited to invest in this urgent & meaningful cause. If you are interested in engaging our children in working towards a sustainable future, please click here to donate for the purchase of books. (Then click on the box for “Write us a comment” and indicate that the donation is for the “Children’s library.”)If you are able to join us for the parade and/or booth please fill out this form. We will send email updates to people on these lists as we get them. Link to SOCAN calendar where updates will also be posted.