Non-profit

350 PDX

Website:

350pdx.org

Location:

PORTLAND, OR

Tax ID:

46-4120269

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2015):

Revenue: $119,916
Expenses: $63,722
Assets: $65,688

350 PDX is a Portland, Oregon-based child organization of 350.org, a left-of-center environmentalist organization that advocates for eliminating the use of conventional energy sources. It has advocated for ending America’s market-capitalist and political systems, alleging that the country is “steeped in white supremacy culture.” [1]

Activities

350 PDX has advocated for blocking any new conventional energy developments. The organization has protested and advocated for boycotts of banks that finance conventional energy companies. [2] Additionally, 350 PDX has organized protests of conventional fuel pipelines and advocated against natural gas fracking. [3][4]

350 PDX has also been critical of an alleged lack of regulation on conventional fuel companies, stating that the government has not done enough to ensure that they are operating safely. This has led to activists performing their own surveillance of conventional fuel companies out of suspicion of allegedly environmentally harmful activity. [5]

In November 2019, 350 PDX activists participated in a protest of the development of an oil pipeline at the Oregon governor’s office. Protestors demanded insisted that they would not leave the building until the pipeline project was cancelled, resulting in 21 individuals being arrested and charged with criminal trespass. [6]

In October 2020, 350 PDX, alongside other organizations, filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), alleging that the agency violated environmental law by using tear gas as a chemical agent during protests and riots earlier in the year, purportedly causing harm to the environment and citizens’ health. [7]

In 2017, 350 PDX convinced Portland Public Schools to integrate a “climate justice resolution” that would incorporate environmentalist classes and programs into the Portland public education system. The resolution is the first of its kind and has inspired other cities to incorporate similar programs. The program has been applauded by the political left for countering so-called “climate denial” and environmental deregulation, and teaching for student environmentalist ideals. [8]

350 PDX has advocated for the Green New Deal and a transition from infrastructure using conventional energy to one that solely uses environmentalist energy sources. The organization also advocates that this transition prioritize racial minorities in hiring and institute a government-controlled healthcare system. [9]

People

Dineen O’Rourke is a campaign manager for 350 PDX. She has a history of environmentalist activism and lobbying, working as a field organizer for the Sierra Club and other local environmentalist organizations. [10]

Chris Palmer is the communications and volunteer manager of 350 PDX. He is responsible for press releases and has previously worked as a “sustainability advisor,” encouraging businesses to do things like fly less to reduce carbon emissions and promote environmentalism. [11]

Financials

350 PDX is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It reported $244,521 in contributions and $204,725 in salaries paid in 2018. [12]

References

  1. “Home – 350PDX: Climate Justice.” 350PDX, January 28, 2021. https://350pdx.org/. ^
  2. KATU Staff. “Protest against Natural Gas Pipeline Staged Outside Chase Bank in Portland.” KATU. KATU, May 7, 2018. https://katu.com/news/local/protest-against-natural-gas-pipeline-staged-outside-chase-bank-in-portland. ^
  3. Green, Emily. “Portland Protest Planned over Dakota Access Pipeline.” Street Roots. Street Roots, March 24, 2017. https://www.streetroots.org/news/2016/11/10/portland-protest-planned-over-dakota-access-pipeline. ^
  4. “Chase, Stop Fracking with Oregon!! Move Your Money Action – 350PDX: Climate Justice.” 350PDX. Accessed February 9, 2021. https://350pdx.org/event/chase-stop-fracking-with-oregon-move-your-money-action/. ^
  5. Profita, Cassandra. “Opponents Struggle To Stop A New Breed Of Oregon Fuel Terminals.” opb. OPB, June 3, 2020. https://www.opb.org/news/article/oregon-zenith-oil-fossil-fuel-terminals-environmental-group-fight/. ^
  6. Monahan, Rachel. “Oregon State Police Arrest 21 People Who Protested LNG Pipeline at State Capitol.” Willamette Week, November 22, 2019. https://www.wweek.com/news/state/2019/11/22/oregon-police-arrest-21-people-who-protested-lng-pipeline-at-state-capitol/. ^
  7. Vaughn, Courtney. “New Lawsuit Targets Feds’ Use of Riot Control Agents in Portland.” Portland Tribune. Pamplin Media Group, October 20, 2020. https://pamplinmedia.com/pt/9-news/484982-390856-new-lawsuit-targets-feds-use-of-riot-control-agents-in-portland. ^
  8. Hellmann, Melissa. “Portland Public Schools First to Put Global Climate Justice in Classroom.” YES! Magazine, April 6, 2017. https://www.yesmagazine.org/environment/2017/04/06/portland-public-schools-first-to-put-global-climate-justice-in-classroom/. ^
  9. Palmer, Chris. “Just Transition Archives – 350PDX: Climate Justice.” 350PDX, June 19, 2019. https://350pdx.org/category/just-transition/. ^
  10. “Leadership and Staff – 350PDX: Climate Justice.” 350PDX, December 4, 2020. https://350pdx.org/about-us/leadership-and-staff/. ^
  11. “Leadership and Staff – 350PDX: Climate Justice.” 350PDX, December 4, 2020. https://350pdx.org/about-us/leadership-and-staff/. ^
  12. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990). 350PDX. 2018. Part I, Lines 8-15. ^

Supported Movements

  1. Green New Deal (GND)
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: August 1, 2014

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2015 Dec Form 990EZ $119,916 $63,722 $65,688 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

    350 PDX

    1820 NE 21ST AVE
    PORTLAND, OR 97212-4788