Climate Pledge

Let’s Come Together

and Turn the Tide on Climate Change

Ruby Slipper acknowledges climate science and is committed to both reducing our greenhouse gases and achieving a carbon-neutral footprint. Climate change is happening now. In the Pacific Northwest, we endure fires every summer. Our snow pack and annual rainfall are becoming less and less. We can’t afford to sit back and wait.

We think of the people most affected by climate change. Of future generations. Of our beautiful earth — the old-growth forests, the boundless sea, the intricate ecosystems. And all creatures great and small. We pledge to do what we can to keep our planet habitable. Read on to see a few of our passion projects and favorite organizations.


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

Founder Erin O’Kelley Muck took the 2020 Master Climate Protector course, a comprehensive 10-week training that covered climate change science and the impacts on key sectors of energy, transportation, agriculture, water, and health. In addition, Ruby Slipper Designs is a member of Businesses Taking Action, which explores the relationships between local businesses, consumers, and ecosystems, to create a sustainable community for the future.


Carbon Offsets


Our organization has reduced our carbon footprint with Cool Effect, and is carbon-neutral-certified. Through their projects, we cancel out a portion of our emissions that cannot otherwise be reduced. Their projects include planting trees, wind energy, methane capture, clean-burning cookstoves, and protecting habitat / avoiding nature loss.

Cool Effect also offers guidance on other ways we can all help, in areas like commuting, air travel, food waste, fast fashion, red meat, electricity, and shipping. With just a few lifestyle changes, we can reduce our carbon, improve quality of life, and make sure the planet stays cool and clean for generations to come.


Ecochallenge inspires people to take responsibility for the earth. During a challenge, we collectively take action, learn, share reflections, and track successes — all the while collecting points and competing across teams.

Ruby Slipper founder Erin O’Kelley Muck leads a handful of ecochallenges throughout the year — Plastic Free in July, the People’s Challenge in October, and the wildcard challenge every April for Earth Month. Contact her to join our team, the Siskiyou Climate Crew.

Tia Lehua’s Kokua ~ Litter Pickup Crew


In our small town of Ashland, Oregon, we are inspired by our friend Tia, who tirelessly advocates for multiple issues. Keeping waterways and nature trash-free is one that is dear to her heart.

As a young girl on Maui, Tia would collect trash from the beaches. She and a school friend single-handedly started a recycling program at their high school, using homemade chicken wire bins to collect cans.

On Tia’s birthday, friends surprised her with a  litter pick up crew. We roam our town frequently, stopping along the roads and scouring Emigrant Lake for trash. To date, we have collected a staggering amount of trash — tires, shoes, cigarette butts, syringes, plastic, aluminum, glass, and more. We hope for a day where collectively, our community cares more holistically about the earth.

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