Oil on Ice

This month's video explores the pressures to drill for oil in ANWR and the potential impact of such drilling on Indigenous Peoples and wildlife, and alternatives to drilling.



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SOCAN Projects

SOCAN encourages all interested individuals to join a project. Meeting times are on the calendar.



Southern Oregon Climate Action Now is a grassroots, volunteer, non-profit organization of area residents who care about climate change and have joined forces to take bold action against it. Through volunteer projects, we focus on reducing the impacts of Global Warming across Southern Oregon.


SOCAN is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization;
contributions are tax deductible

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Take Action!

Attend Monthly Meetings

SOCAN Monthly meetings are the last Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm at the Medford Public Library.

Take Personal Action

The cumulative impact of millions of painless individual choices can be immense.

Donate to SOCAN

Donate to support SOCAN’s work financially, either in your own name or on behalf of another person.

Projects – Get Involved!

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Connect With Students

PROJECT LEADER – MARY EHLERS Project Description To explore with regional educators ways that we can contribute to finding and developing curricular materials which promote student awareness and understanding of the science of climate…

Master Climate Protector

PROJECT LEADER – LOUISE SHAWKAT Project Description Modeled on the extremely popular Jackson County Master Gardener and Master Recycler programs, our Master Climate Protector program incorporates both a training component and a service component. …
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Media Corps

PROJECT LEADER – ALAN JOURNET Project Description The Media Corps (formerly the Writing Corps) Project comprises individuals who are interested in contacting print and broadcast media to promote public awareness about climate change issues…
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Oregon Legislative Districts

Project Leader - Alan Journet Project Description One of the most effective ways of communicating the importance of acting to address climate change is to show individuals what is happening in people's own backyards.  This project follows that…


Project Leader - Alan Journet Project Description The purpose of the project is to develop a set of presenters and presentations that can be offered to regional audiences.  It is anticipated that these presentations will be adjusted to suit…
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Storm Water Management and Conservation

PROJECT LEADER – ERIC DITTMER Project Description This is an Ad Hoc group available to support water conservation promotion through presentations, seminars and contributions to classroom education. We live in an area where there is a…
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SOCAN at Mountain Meadows

Project Leader - Louise Shawkat Project Description This group is made up primarily of people who live in the Ashland area and generally focuses on issues related to Ashland. A wide variety of climate change actions are undertaken. Goals Stimulate…

Health & Psychological Impacts

Project Leaders - Ken Deveney & Liz Olson Goals To raise awareness of health and psychological impacts of Climate Change, for both individuals and relevant public agencies. Project Description Prepare, arrange and offer public presentations…
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PROJECT LEADER – ALAN JOURNET Project Description In order to stimulate appropriate action at all levels, SOCAN is committed to reaching out to our elected representatives and their staffs both to express our concerns about climate change…
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Forests & Fire

Project Leader - Project Description Working in cooperation with the Southern Oregon Forest Restoration Collaborative, we have initiated plans to develop a stakeholder workshop to be held in late summer/fall 2016. These efforts include the…
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Project Leader - Louise Shawkat Project Description Goals Connection to SOCAN Mission Accomplishments How to Join Please contact Louise Shawkat at louise@socan.info. Background Information Since 30-40% of greenhouse gas emissions in…
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New Idea

Do you have an idea for a Group or Project? Share your thoughts and others might be interested in working with you on your idea. Please contact us at info@socan.info.

Ongoing Activities & Latest Update

Ongoing Activities

Stand up for Oregon

Jordan Cove Terminal/Pacific Connector Pipeline

Updates June 29 Update From Apple (Apollonia Goeckner) Tell Governor Brown No LNG in Medford on July 7th  Governor Brown is coming to Medford on Thursday July 7th for a campaign fundraiser at the RoxyAnn Winery. We will be taking this…

Latest Update


ODOT's Goal Elusive

Letter to editor by Louise Shawkat, Medford Mail Tribune July 18, 2016 Greenhouse gases (GHG) are methane, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and fluorinated gases. They trap heat in our atmosphere and make the planet warmer. A GHG inventory is…