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.
President Biden Takes Executive Actions to Tackle the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, Create Jobs
— The White House
Over the past 10 days, President Biden has taken sweeping and swift executive actions
— League of Conservation Voters
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
THE DIRTY TRUTH
About Utility Climate Pledges
— Sierra Club Report
What Will it Take to “Build Back Better?”
— Yes! Magazine
What to Expect after Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine
Biden to sign virus measures, requires mask use to travel
— PBS News Hour
Turn off that camera during virtual meetings, environmental study says
Simple tips to go green with your internet use during a pandemic
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.
Commerce seeks input on guidelines for next round of Grid Modernization grants
Starting off Strong for Week Three!
WA Climate Assembly Open House
and Launch Party
Thursday, February 11th
at 7 PM PST – RSVP
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
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.
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.
Tell Biden to stop Line 3
Support President Biden as the climate leader we need
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
Clallam Transit is starting a Comprehensive Operational Analysis project
A renewed plan for climate protection emerges in Washington state
Redoubled climate goals revive hopes to cut emissions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Southern Ocean warming 3-10 times faster than expected, threatening Antarctica
— Nature Communications
25 states promised to stay in the Paris Agreement. Did they follow through?
Sunrise Movement’s Varshini Prakash: Biden’s Climate Agenda Must Go Beyond Undoing Trump’s Damage
— DemocracyNow! Interview
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
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.
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
A ‘very small window’ to save sharks
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