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July 2024 Eco-Spiritual Calendar

Updated: 4 days ago

Here's a list of some upcoming online and Rogue Valley, in-person, eco-spiritual activities that may be of interest to you. Check back as this post will be updated during July as we get additional information, and a new calendar listing will come out in August.

July 5, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. PDT - Third Act Oregon is presenting a free, in-person, and live-streamed event at First Unitarian Portland, OR: An Evening with Bill McKibben. The renowned climate activist, author, and journalist will talk about "what’s bringing him joy, what gives him hope, and why he believes that working together, we can have a huge impact on making our world a better place for generations to come." Register here.

July 6, 2024, 10 a.m. - noon PDT - Jackson County Master Gardeners Sustainable Living Series: Drip Irrigation 101, at the OSU Extension Auditorium, 569 Hanley Rd., Central Point -- $15 per person.

July 8, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. PDT - ProSocial is offering a free research seminar with Robert Styles: Conscious Multilevel Cultural Evolution: Theory, Practice, and Two Case Studies. Register here.

July 8-12, 2024 - The Center for Open and Relational Theology is having its ORTCON24 at Grant Targhee Resort in the Grand Teton mountains of Wyoming, "This in-person conference "brings together scholars, leaders, pastors, and activists... providing workshops, lectures, and social activities to deepen relationships and present new ways of imagining God and the universe." Information and Registration:

July 9, 2024, from 6-7 p.m. PDT - SOCAN is offering Zoom training for giving testimony at the Forward Oregon Transportation August 8 event. Zoom link Contact Alan Journet for more info.

July 9, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. PDT- The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will hold the second public workshop for the Clean Fuels Program 2024 Rulemaking to discuss its draft OR-GREET 4.0 model and simplified calculators.

The purpose of this workshop is to provide an opportunity for interested parties and DEQ to discuss the draft model and provide feedback. While DEQ has convened a Rulemaking Advisory Committee for this rulemaking, this workshop is not a meeting of that committee.

July 11, 2024, at 4 p.m. PDT - Deeptime Network will launch the Deeptime Cafe on second Thursdays (4-5 p.m., PDT), and third Fridays (9-10 a.m., PDT). This will be a time for followers of the Deeptime Network to spend unstructured time together, share news, resources, and know-how, and become 'zones of activation" and "fields of synergy." During July and August this will be free and open to everyone; starting in September the Deeptime Cafe will be open to Premium Members for $8 per month.  Register here.

July 8-13, 2024 - "Th!rd Act is working groups in actions across the country to demand that Wall Street banks stop using our hard-earned retirement savings to fund the climate crisis." As Summer of Heat's Elders Week kicks off on July 8th Third Act is presenting a recorded Contemplative Service to provide spiritual grounding for the week. Created by Rev. Dr. Jessica McArdle, this 18-minute service includes interfaith chants, prayers, petitions, and an immersive guided forest meditation. Register here.

July 15, 2024, from  6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. PDT - Ashland Together is having "an empowering conversation about Fire, Climate Change, and Community at Carpenter Hall, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland, OR. Special guests are Marko Bey (founder & Executive Director, Lomakatsi Restoration Project, and Belinda Brown (Tribal Partnerships Director).

July 15, 2024, from 7-8:30 p.m. PDT - Pachamama Alliance is sponsoring a private, preview screening of the unreleased documentary: We Are Guardians about the Indigenous protectors of the Amazon rainforest, at the Varsity Theatre in Ashland, This will include a Q&A period with the Director, Get Tickets here. ($10-$50 sliding scale)

July 16, 2024, at 10 a.m. PDT - Th!rd Act is also offering an online, monthly Contemplative, Mindfulness Meditation Practice with Sharon Salzberg. A meditation teacher since 1974 and a co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, Sharon is the author of 13 books on the topic and is part of the Garrison Institute’s Pathways to Planetary Health. Register here.

July 17, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. PDT - SOCAN and the Oregon Conservancy Foundation are sponsoring a presentation by Lloyd Marbet and Cathryn Chudy “Nuclear Power, Unaffordable at any Size”, at the Metaphysical Library, 1757 Ashland St., Ashland, OR.

July 18, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. PDT - Rogue Climate is having its Monthly Volunteer Gathering at their office in Phoenix, OR.

July 23, 2024, from 1-2 p.m. PDT - The BTS Center is offering a taste of Navigating Climate Spiritual Care Learning Community. This online gathering with the hosts Rev. Alison Cornish and Nicholas Collura will allow you to find out more about the Learning Community, meet the facilitators, and ask any questions you might have. Register here.

July 30, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. PDT - SOCAN is having its Monthly General Meeting at the Medford Public Library, 205, S. Central Avenue, Medford. where Bill Gorham will speak on Oregon’s Proposed Floating Offshore Wind Project.

August 8, 2024 (time not announced yet). - SOCAN's Legislature's Joint Transportation Committee is having a Listening Session on Transportation Funding in preparation for the 2025 Session, at the Medford Public Library.

August 28 to October 31, 2024 - ProSocial Action Lab will be running two cohorts to serve a variety of schedules and global time zones. Over 10 weeks, groups from around the world will be paired with a ProSocial coach, and together, will learn and share how we can work together more effectively.  Register here.

September 22, 2024, from 3-4 p.m. PDT - Faith in Place has announced that Lama Rod Owens, a Black Buddhist Southern Queen and an internationally acclaimed teacher whose teachings center on freedom, self-expression, and radical self-care, will deliver the annual Environment & Spirituality Summit keynote address. Register here.


Rogue Valley Voice aggregates and curates information from many third-party sources and does not necessarily endorse all aspects of others' work. Still, we find their viewpoint provocative and interesting enough to encourage the reader to engage with and come to their understanding and actions as they deem appropriate.


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