The first of four public workshops on the Global Warming Commission's Roadmap to 2020 will be held in Medford on Thursday, May 12, from 7-9pm, at the Jackson County Library's Medford Branch, 205 S Central Ave.

Read below for more information.

Public Workshops on The Roadmap to 2020:  How We Can Meet the Challenge of Climate Change and Create Great Communities

In 2007, the Oregon legislature set a goal for the state:  By 2050, reduce our statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 75%.  Now how do we get there?

To aid in that, the legislature also established the Oregon Global Warming Commission, consisting of 11 members appointed by the Governor.  (  The Commission is charged with recommending ways to coordinate state and local efforts to reduce Oregon’s greenhouse gas emissions, and to recommend how state and local governments, businesses, and residents can prepare for the effects of global warming.

The Global Warming Commission has now prepared the Roadmap to 2020 –  offering recommendations for how to get Oregon on the road to meeting the challenges of global climate change while creating a prosperous, clean-energy-based 21st century state economy.

The Global Warming Commission is taking that Roadmap on the road.  There are two ways you can participate: 

  • Attend a public workshop near you.  Check back to our website for updates on locations.

            Rogue Valley Council of Governments - May 12, 7 - 9 pm, Medford Public Library, 205 S Central Avenue

            City of Eugene - May 26, 7 - 9 pm, Location  TBD

            City of Bend- June 2, 7 -9 pm, Location TBD

            City of Portland/Multnomah County/Metro- June 9, 7 - 9 pm, Location TBD

1000 Friends of Oregon is working at the state and regional levels to help create and support walkable communities with housing and transportation choice – those are development patterns that also reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Event Date: 
Thu, 05/12/2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm