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ECO Resources

Eco Sattvah Resource Sheet

Buddhist Resources

One Earth Sangha, http://www.oneearthsangha.org/

Expressing a Buddhist response to climate and other threats to our home.

Some of the local groups working towards making positive change: moving away from fossil fuel consumption and working for social justice, a partial listing:

350PDX, http://350pdx.org/

Bark, http://bark-out.org/

Climate Solutions, http://climatesolutions.org/

Columbia Riverkeeper, http://columbiariverkeeper.org/

Eco Faith Recovery, http://www.ecofaithrecovery.org/

Friends of Columbia Gorge, http://gorgefriends.org/

Greenpeace USA, http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/

Oregon Climate, http://www.oregonclimate.org/

Oregon Environmental Council, http://oeconline.org/

Oregon League of Conservation Voters, http://www.olcv.org/

Our Children’s Trust, http://ourchildrenstrust.org/state/oregon

Portland Rising Tide, https://portlandrisingtide.org/

Sierra Club – Oregon Chapter, http://oregon2.sierraclub.org/chapter

Women Empowered in Climate Action Network, http://earthregenerative.org/wecan/

Northwest News and Analysis

Sightline Institute, http://daily.sightline.org/ (sign up for daily email newsletter)

Oregon is on the front lines in the struggle to stop a conglomeration of fossil fuel export projects that will send Earth into ever higher climate temperatures and decrease the possibility of a future that will allow our children and grandchildren to thrive. There are close to 30 different fossil fuel export terminals proposed for Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia with a combined carbon impact of 5 Keystone XL pipelines. The Sightline Institute describes out role as “The Thin Green Line”.  A short description and video of the importance of blocking these terminals can be found here: http://daily.sightline.org/2014/03/20/the-thin-green-line/

The bad news is that the challenges that face us are many and can feel overwhelming. The good news is that we are not alone and that we do not have to grapple with these overwhelming emotions on our own. Ecophilosopher Joanna Macy, a scholar of Buddhist, general systems theory and deep ecology has been working on this issue for many years. She given workshops and co-authored a book: Active Hope, How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy. A 10 minute introduction to the practice of active hope is available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fVqrFNIRAc