Hot Off the Wire –4/23/2021


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Yard Signs

Dana Lyons would like you to join the fundraising team for Snake River Dam Yard Sign Campaign.

Please join Meaningful Movies Port Townsend in celebrating Earth Day by streaming 2040, a hopeful film about climate change solutions, and attending one of the upcoming online discussions about the film.

While the Sustainable Farms & Fields Act passed with broad bipartisan support last year…

it still hasn’t been funded.

Regional Actions

Tell your Trps to move Climate action forward! Take Action.

Late last week, the House Environment Committee strengthened the Climate Commitment Act after the Senate passed the bill from its chamber

While there is more work to be done to improve it, Senate Bill 5126 is now poised to be the strongest in the nation.

National Actions

Our Moment in Congress

Tell Congress to pass the National Climate Emergency Act.

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Washington Environmental Council

Join us through August at the awe-inspiring, curated photo exhibit called We Are Puget Sound, hosted by the Seattle Aquarium.

Also, Tuesday, April 27 at 7:00 pm as we further explore the We Are Puget Sound book with photographer Brian Walsh and underwater diver and multimedia marine educator Laura James. This event will feature book contributor Mindy Roberts, WEC’s People for Puget Sound Program Director.  Click here for online event registration.

Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act Receives National Support

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Today marks the launch of the Red, Black & Green New Deal via the Movement for Black Lives & partners. We’ll be amplifying this important initiative in future posts and encourage you to do so as well.

There are new wrap-up videos out highlighting the amazing work (with thanks to all of you who participated!) of the Build Back Fossil Free Week of Action & the Global Just Recovery Gathering.

Watch recordings of the plenaries and many of the workshops from the Global Gathering here (more workshop recordings will be added over the next few weeks; keep checking back).

This Earth Day, you can take action for our collective future by pledging your solidarity with Earth defenders.


On Friday, May 7, 2021, activists around the world will organize actions & protests at the branches, offices and headquarters of the banks funding Line 3.

Happy Fire Drill Friday! Yesterday was a BIG day with the 51st celebration of Earth Day and the Climate Summit at the White House. That’s why on today’s show, I’m excited to debrief these important events with Greenpeace International Executive Director Jennifer Morgan, and Oil Change International’s Senior Campaigner Collin Rees. We’ll discuss what the Climate Summit means both globally and domestically, how it gets us closer to ending fossil fuel subsidies, and what we can do to demand the strongest, boldest climate solutions possible.

During the summit yesterday, President Biden committed the U.S. to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 50-52% by 2030.1 But that isn’t enough. We need to continue pushing him — as well as Congress — to phase out fossil fuels. So, before tuning in to our Fire Drill Friday livestream today, tell your Members of Congress to sponsor the End Polluter Welfare Act to end fossil fuel subsidies!

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All Eyes are on BlackRock, and the world is watching to see how the finance giant votes this shareholder season.

Local/Regional News

In Honor of Elizabeth Furse

National/International News

The Forest Carbon Coalition and its partners are signing this letter to the National Climate Task Force, John Kerry, the US Department of Agriculture and the US Department of Interior, calling on the Biden Administration to halt and reverse deforestation and forest degradation in the US in fulfillment of Executive Order 140008. 

Humanity’s greatest ally against climate change is the Earth itself
— but only if we protect it — The Washington Post

National Newsletters

Insider - The Sierra Club's Official Newsletter.
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Our second edition provides information about the actions that took place on the previous Global Day of Action on March 19th. We also discuss the threats environmental defenders face being at the forefront of the climate crisis as well as critical climate events taking place in 2021.

A daily newsletter by Grist


Time to get outside.

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

A note to my Yarns from the Farm Readers—I’ve started another series for our local newspaper on biodiversity…”

Cheers, Nan

View the Biodiversity Series
View A Climate Basics Series

Cover of A Sand County Almanac. Drawing of a waterfowl in a marsh.

4. Thinking Like a Mountain

“Aldo Leopold argued eloquently for the idea of human obligation to maintain the health of the land through what he called a conservation land ethic—the concept that land is to be loved and respected.”

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