Hot Off the Wire — 1/29/2021

President Biden Poster. Which Future will YOu Deliver?
By Shepard Fairey for Greenpeace

Climate in Politics

Biden pitching a much vaster climate plan than Obama ever attempted

Climate activists celebrate “major step forward,” while oil industry warns of costs.
President Joe Biden is launching his sweeping assault on climate change with a much larger army of allies than Barack Obama had 12 years ago.
— Politico


FACT SHEET
President Biden Takes Executive Actions to Tackle the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, Create Jobs
— The White House

The High Cost of Quieting Down Trump

In a misguided effort to create the illusion of balance, centrist institutions are silencing voices that make conservatives mad.
— The Nation



COVID Resources

Solutions

Turn off that camera during virtual meetings, environmental study says

Simple tips to go green with your internet use during a pandemic
— ScienceDaily

Regional Actions

Please take the 11-question Downtown Port Angeles Renovation Survey

Port Angeles Business Association is working with Elevate Port Angeles to renovate the entire downtown area.


Washington Dept of Commerce.

Commerce seeks input on guidelines for next round of Grid Modernization grants


Join 350 Washington Civic Action Team.

Starting off Strong for Week Three!


WA Climate Assembly Open House
and Launch Party

Some Assembly Required. Climate Assembly open house and launch party.
People's Voice on Climate. Radiating concentric circles.

Thursday, February 11th
at 7 PM PST – RSVP

League of Women Voters of Washington. Legislative Newsletter.

FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE AND ITS EFFECTS

  • Climate Change | More climate bills and votes in the Legislature this week.
  • Energy | Advocate for clean and renewable sources.
  • Natural Resources | Protect natural resources that are impacted by climate change and provide resilience.
  • Transportation | A new transportation budget will be adopted this year and emphasis will be on reducing the net impact of transportation systems on climate change.

Registration for Washington Environmental Council’s 2021 Gala is officially open!

Thursday, March 25th | 5:00 – 5:45 pm
Zoom Webinar


Washington Environmental Council logo
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Register for Environmental Lobby Days February 8-10!

When: Monday-Wednesday — February 8- 10 
Where: Online! Through Zoom meetings, Facebook Live, Instagram stories and more! 

Social Media Workshops
Mary Lovell is offering two workshops on social media.

350.org Seattle. Blue and green with trees.

Social Media 101
Jan 26, 2021 06:30 PM 

Intended for people who have not really used social media much at all, you might have a facebook but not feel like you get much traction, haven’t waded into Instagram or twitter- or vice-versa, you might not even have social media but you’d love to learn first steps because of how online organizing has been ever-present during COVID. You are interested in social media, but don’t necessarily understand the various platforms’ purposes or how they work. 

Social Media 102
Jan 27, 2021 06:30 PM 

Intended for folks that use social media fairly regularly, and want to sharpen up- they want to think about strategies for how to move their organizing forward– how to pressure corporate or political targets, how to do successful event promotion, or want to help a small business or organization reach more eyes.

National Actions

Tell Biden to stop Line 3
pipeline construction
— Stand.earth


Support President Biden as the climate leader we need

Tom Steyer logo.

Add your name to the letter

Congressional Climate Camp –
Budget, Appropriations & Stimulus
Friday, January 29 at 11am-1pm PT

Free Upcoming Camps

  • February 26, 11am-1pm PT: Federal Policy to Decarbonize High-Emission Sectors
  • March 26, 11am-1pm PT: Lessons Learned from Past Congresses and Current Public Attitudes on Climate
  • April 30, 11am-1pm PT: Federal Policy for Mitigation and Adaptation Win-Win
EESI. Environmental and Energy Study Institute. Globe and capitol dome.

President Biden, Shut Down the Dakota Access Pipeline Now!

Local/Regional News

Clallam Transit is starting a Comprehensive Operational Analysis project

Please take the survey to participate

A renewed plan for climate protection emerges in Washington state

Redoubled climate goals revive hopes to cut emissions.
— Crosscut

WA Climate Assembly Interview
Northwest Now Digital First

Someone we know is on PBS.

Join in the 2021 Winter Spiritual Read:

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants, by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

As we seek inspiration in these challenging times, what can we learn from the natural systems around us? How can we build a reciprocal relationship with the earth and all creatures? How do we create a more environmentally regenerative, socially just, and spiritually fulfilling way of life?

When: Starts the week of January 25, 2021, once a week for about eight weeks (depending on group agreement). We will gather weekly by Zoom to discuss, reflect, share resources, and build community.

  • Mondays 2:00 PM, starts Jan. 25, facilitators Tim West and Margaret Denstad
  • Tuesdays 7:00 PM, starts Jan. 26, facilitator Asha Burson-Johnson
  • Wednesdays 9:30 AM, starts Jan. 27, facilitators Robert and Marilyn Eash
  • Wednesdays 1:30 PM, starts Jan. 27, facilitator Diana Somerville
  • Thursdays 10 AM, starts Jan 28, facilitator Marilyn Eash
  • Thursdays 2 PM, starts Jan 28, facilitator Donna Little
  • Sundays 1:00 PM, starts Jan. 31, facilitator Bob Nuffer
  • Other groups forming; contact us with questions or to start a group

To register: Contact interfaithclallamcounty@gmail.com and let us know which group you would like to join or contact the facilitator directly if you already know your group.

Local and Regional Newsletters

Time for WA to lead. Climate Solutions
Climate Solutions

National/International News


BlackRock Chief Pushes a Big New Climate Goal for the Corporate World

Larry Fink is using his firm’s huge influence to pressure companies to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
— The New York Times

Banks Are Budging!

Several major European banks responsible for financing billions in Amazon oil trade have committed to immediate exclusion measures on the trading of oil from the Amazon Sacred Headwaters of Ecuador!

BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse, ING, and Rabobank – are immediately excluding Ecuadorian Amazon oil from their financing activities
— Amazon Watch


Climate finance activism works! We are moving the giants

BIG NEWS on climate today as the world’s biggest investor continues to move towards real climate action.
— StopTheMoneyPipeline

LEO Network, the eyes, ears, and voice of our changing environment

LEO is a network of local observers and topic experts who share knowledge about unusual animal, environment, and weather events.

Our action needs to focus on politics

Leah Stokes on the Ezra Klein show

National Newsletters

The New York Times.
Climate Forward Newsletter.

A ‘very small window’ to save sharks

The New Yorker.
The Climate Crisis Newsletter.
Color-mapped globe inspected by classic New Yorker man.

Inspiration

Call for Climate Artists. A field of daisys.

Are you an emerging artist
living in the Pacific Northwest?

The University of Washington Climate Impacts Group is seeking qualifications for a two-dimensional visual art piece depicting climate resilience in the Northwest.


Earthrise: A Poem About Climate Change
by Amanda Gorman


Yarns from the Farm blog.
Nan Bray sitting with her shepherd dog, in front of her sheep and hillside in Tasmania, AU.

Nan Bray is an oceanographer and climate scientist who has farmed superfine merinos near Oatlands, Tasmania since 2000

A Climate Basic Series.
Thumbnail images of the 9 basic examinations of the climate.
Link to the series.

Note to Yarns from the Farm readers: This is a series of articles on climate change that I’ve written for our local monthly newsletter, the
Southern Midlands Regional News.
Cheers, Nan