Hot Off the Wire — 10/25/2019

Opinion

Yakama, Lummi tribal leaders
call for removal of three lower Columbia River dams

The Seattle Times — October 14, 2019

Can Climate ‘Test Cases’ Move Forward? It’s Up to Supreme Court

Can local governments use public nuisance law against energy companies
for their role in Climate Disruption? — Bloomberg Environment

Why the Bus Got So Bad, and How to Save It — CityLab
TransitCenter’s Steven Higashide has created a how-to guide to help city leaders and public transportation advocates save struggling bus systems.

The climate crisis isn’t an accident, it’s a crime — 198 Methods

Solutions

The Sustainable Future Town of Your Imagination

A walk into the future, in a British city where housing is sustainable,
energy is locally owned,
food is abundant, and
the work week is just three days long.

The Key to Saving Family Farms Is in the Soil

Farmers adopting regenerative agricultural practices across the Midwest
are restoring the health of the soil and of their rural economies.


Sierra Club is
calling all artists and creatives to join us in creating art for the Green New Deal

Regional Actions

There are now 2 weekly #ClimateStrikes in Grays Harbor! 
Donna Albert is at the Montesano County Building, and
a high-schooler is leading one at Hoquiam City Hall.
Both begin at noon, each Friday.


You are invited to the second annual fundraiser on
Saturday, November 9 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at
Central Area Senior Center (500 30th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144). 

For the People is a grassroots organizing collective that provides a stable platform for community organizers to fundraise for social justice projects.

Your gift goes directly to a lean, mean campaign for bipartisan legislation and Sustainable Farms
that will cut carbon emissions.

Should we exempt Tongass National Forest
from the 2001 Roadless Rule for logging?
Public Comment ends December 17. Please tell USDA what you think.

“Time for a Green New Deal”

Come learn the latest about the fight for climate justice

Climate Solutions

Ask Commissioner Franz to propose and adopt a
stronger conservation strategy for Washington

— Washington Environmental Council

Join the Chase Campaign – Monthly Call
with 350.org

When: Monday, November 11th, 5PM Pacific
Where: Zoom. Register for the call details here

Pledge to Organize a #ClimateStrike on Dec 6th!
Yeah! You can do it with our help.

National Actions

Day One Pledge — Climate Action

Tweet-out the Day One Pledge to Presidential Candidates — 350 Action

Tell Democratic presidential candidates:
Include toxic clean-up in your climate plans — Daily Kos

Tell MSNBC they must ask candidates
for their plans to address the climate crisis at the next debate

The House Select Committee is seeking additional detailed input
from a broad range of stakeholders. That’s YOU!
Help Congress answer 13 questions about our way forward.

Filthy Fashion:
Ditch coal and go renewable

My name is Vic Barrett. I’m one of the 21 youth plaintiffs in Juliana v United States,
a climate lawsuit targeting the federal government for knowingly causing climate change.

Local/Regional News

The Oregon-Washington Water Year 2019 Recap
and 2020 Outlook Meeting
— November 5

is a one-day workshop held to review the climate events and impacts of the 2019 water year, provide forecast information for the upcoming water year, and learn about new resources on drought and climate variability. Attend via Zoom.

Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs
Sightline’s Latest Original Work

National/International News

Patagonia’s founder, Yvon Chouinard,
has followed his 2014 documentary DamNation with a new film:

The Shafeek Nader Trust for the Community Interest
awards the
Joe A. Callaway Award for Civic Courage
in 2019 to
George Luber, Ph.D. and John M. Barnett

The Latest News

Banks warned over Saudi Aramco by environmental groups
Ten green groups send letter to express concern over planned market float

Keep it in the Ground

Inspiration

THE GRIEF & GRATITUDE LODGE

WHEN: Saturday, November 9th, 2019
WHERE: The Zen Dome on Marrowstone, 4894 Flagler Road, Nordland, WA 98358


Sing to Improve Your Hearing? Apparently it’s True!

Soprano Ann Gresham presents:
The Unashamed Singer:
Improve Your Hearing and Listening Skills by Singing With Others

Free Preview Monday 10/28 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.