Health & Psychological Impacts of Climate Change

The next Southern Oregon Climate Action Now general meeting focuses on the human factor. Ken Deveney discusses “Climate Change and Stress,” while local Obstetrician-Gynecologist Dr. Bryan Sohl will discuss "Changing Health Concerns in a Changing World."



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4th of July Celebration

SOCAN will participate in the July 4th Parade and Celebration at Lithia Park in Ashland where we will make Southern Oregonians aware of SOCAN and provide information about the issues and our projects.



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

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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…

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 May 20 Update From Apple (Apollonia Goeckner) Stand Up Rally in Salem, June 14th Attend State Land Board Meeting & Rally Against Jordan Cove Southern Oregon is headed to Salem to show our opposition to the Jordan Cove…

Latest Update


Trump Building Wall in Ireland to Keep Climate Change Out

Climate Denier Round-up, Eco-Watch May 24th 2016 Donald Trump has said numerous times in various places that he does not consider climate change to be a significant problem warranting corrective action. From calling it pseudoscience to…