PHOTOS: Activists with 350 Eugene Fan The Flames During World Athletics Championships

“Hey world! There’s a climate climate emergency!” is what the email from 350 Eugene said announcing a protest on July 19. Due to the World Athletics Championships at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field, the organization said “we think this is an excellent opportunity to hit the streets with some of our beautiful art to share the message.” On July 19, they did just that and gathered at both the Ferry Street Bridge and and in front of the Whole Foods on 8th Ave.

  • A group of people, many wearing bright green reflective vests, walk on grass towrds the camera. Some are carrying smalelr signs on poles that say things such as "Fossil Free Eugene." Others are carrying large red letters. In the background is a line of trees.
  • A group of people, many wearing bright green reflective vests, walk on grass towrds the camera. Some are carrying smalelr signs on poles that say things such as "Fossil Free Eugene." Others are carrying large red letters. In the background is a line of trees.
  • Two activists with EUgene 350 hold up a large red banner with white letters that says "Off Fossil Fuels." Behind them, kinda offset to the right, is the beginning of the DeFazio Bridge in Eugene with it's rusty-red colored beams.
  • A light brown and black blow-up Tyrannosaurus Rex holds a sign that says "Not a penny more for dirty energy" whilestanding on the median. Behind the Rex is a passing car and a few parking alongside the road behind it. To the right of the Rex is a sign that points to 3rd Ave.
  • A woman wearing a bright purple Raging Grannies shirt holds a sign up that read "Rx for a healthy [drawing of earth], Diagnosis: too much exploitation." "Exploit: to make unethical, selfish, or unfair use of for one's profit or advantage." "Remedy: A lot more respect, equality, and co-operation."
  • A light brown and black blow-up Tyrannosaurus Rex wearing shoes is seen next to a blow-up globe. THe globe is colorful with blue oceans, white clouds, and greenish-yellow terain depicted on it.
  • A group of people, including two blow-up Tyrannosaurus Rexes and a globe, stand in a line on the grass. A few on the left are holding a banner that reads "Fossil Fuels" while the majority of those in line holding up large red letters that spell out "Fossil Free Eugene". There are smaller, more vibrant, signs being held throughout. They say things such as "no more mufflers," "no more gas," "no more tune ups," "that's bad ass," "drive electric!" and the rest are illegible.

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  1. Abby Gershenzon says:

    Great photos. Thanks for covering this!

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