On October 15, members of the Columbia Gorge Climate Action Network and the Hood River High School Earth Club proposed that the City of Hood River adopt a Declaration of Climate Emergency.
Background: The goal of the Climate Emergency Campaign of The Climate Mobilization is to compel governments to adopt an emergency response to climate change and the broader ecological crisis.
The Climate Emergency Campaign has worked with grassroots activists, political leaders, and organizations around the world to pass local Climate Emergency Declarations. The movement has won over 1100 declarations so far.
Entering emergency mode is the critical first step to launching the comprehensive mobilization required to rescue and rebuild civilization.