Hot Off the Wire — 9/18/2021

Solutions

Is It Time to Abandon the Term “Climate Anxiety”?

People are calling for a more nuanced discussion of climate change and mental health.
— Yes! Magazine


Managing Climate Panic After the IPCC Report
— Yes! Magazine

Grieve what we've lost, Breathe when you need to, Seize the fucking day!
Residential Renewables for All logo

Direct Pay: Opportunity for All

A new residential solar push with a justice focus

U.S. map made from solar panels.

Incentivizing Solar

Catalyzing Solar Energy Technology Adoption to Address the Challenge of Climate Change

Help support Grist publications by becoming a subscriber. Donation matching this month.

Regional Actions

350.org Washington logo.

Two exciting legislative opportunities from 350 Washington


2022 Volunteer
Campaign Launch


Wednesday, September 29 | 6:30pm

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Northwest Power and Conservation Council Releases Draft 2021 Power Plan

The public now has until November 19 to submit written comments, and several opportunities to testify at public hearings (virtually).

NW Energy Coalition - for a clean and affordable energy future.

NW Energy Coalition will host two upcoming webinars to review what’s in the plan, and provide information and talking points for public comment.

September 27 & October 6
12:00 pm — 1:30 pm PT

Sunday, Sept 26 is World Rivers Day

Be a part of at least 12 banner deployments in the Pacific Northwest to amplify the call to restore a free-flowing lower Snake River.

The Port Townsend ferry terminal action will begin about noon. You can consider a walk-on over to Whidbey Island afterward, and join salmon and orca activists there.

The Northwest Beyond Coal:
The Fight to Close Colstrip

September 27 | 6-7:15 pm PT

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OCA Transparent Oval

Indigenous Allies and Accomplices workshop

Learn how you can act in solidarity with Indigenous communities.

On two Wednesdays
September 22 and October 6
4 — 6 pm PT

Registration is limited to those who can commit to joining both sessions.

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Sean Farrar, Port Angeles community member, will talk about his recent short-range electric vehicle (EV) road trip from Detroit, MI to Port Angeles.

September 28 | 4:30 pm PT
Register for free online event

Join other events for
National Drive Electric Week!

Local/Regional News

Do you have anything you want to say to our neighbor’s Government?

Minister’s Office
Honourable Katrine Conroy
Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and
Rural Development
PO Box 9049 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC V8W 9E2

Phone: 250 387-6240
Fax: 250 387-1040
Send an e-mail to the Minister

Deputy Minister’s Office
Rick Manwaring
Deputy Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and
Rural Development 
PO Box 9352 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC V8W 9M1

Phone: 250 952-6500
Fax: 250 387-3291

Department of Ecology - State of Washington

Climate Commitment Act

How the CCA will reduce
greenhouse gas emissions?

Webinar recording:
Roadmap to Cap & Invest Implementation

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HYBRID CONFERENCE
(In person/Virtual)
Friday, October 22, 2021
Lynnwood Convention Center
Conference + Exhibition + Reception

Register In person/Virtual

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Candidate Forums September 22, 29, and 30


Port Angeles School District and
Port Angeles City Council

September 22 | 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Sequim City Council

September 29 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Hospital District 2

September 30 | 6:00 – 7:30 pm

National Actions

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Our call to action is growing stronger

Members of the Congressional ‘Squad’ visited with Indigenous Water Protectors
Members of the Congressional ‘Squad’ visited with Indigenous Water Protectors on Line 3.

We need Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith
to speak out against the Line 3 tar sands pipeline.

Tell MN Senators Stop Line 3
©2021 Keri Pickett
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The Squad e-mail photo
Head-shot of Eileen Flanagan, smiling broadly.
Eileen Flanagan-Inspiring Positive change.

I learned so much this summer during my two recent trips to Minnesota

In this report, I will share more about what I learned, especially on the spiritual level.

Expanding my Worldview,
Naming the Lessons

Indigenous couple in front of Minnesota Capitol.

I will be leading a Zoom session on what we can do
to Stop Line 3

The answer is, there’s still a lot!

September 22 | 4:00 pm PT

Sign the petition:
Liberty Mutual must stop insuring tar sands
— Rainforest Action Network


Sign and send the petition:
We can’t wait. Pass historic Build Back Better Act now
— Daily Kos


URGENT: This is our best chance to avert climate catastrophe

A drone view of Lake Oroville looking from the South Fork showing extremely low water under the Enterprise Bridge during a drought. Photo taken July 26, 2021.
Kelly M. Grow/ California Department of Water Resources

Bolster opposition to oil drilling in the Arctic Refuge

Submit your public comment before the comment period closes on October 4.
— Alaska Wilderness League

White House protest
— CENTER for BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY

Join the People vs. Fossil Fuels protests for climate justice at the White House this October 11-15.


Sign and send the petition:
Climate can’t wait. We need historic investments now.
— Daily Kos

Top 20 CA fires
Click to enlarge — Back to Return

National/International News

Yes! Fest - A Better World Rising 2021
Click to enlarge — Back to Return

Oct 7-8 | 10 am – 2 pm PT

EPA collage - Smoke Stacks, Cars in Flood, Man at work outside.

Population Specific Summaries

The impacts of climate change will not be distributed equally across the U.S. population.

Indigenous Resistance Against Carbon Report
The Powerful Connection Between Education, Climate, and Justice: Town Hall Webinar - Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 2:00pm to 3:30pm


Opinion


How Should a Movement Operate?

Drafting Some Principles for Working Together.

Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben

Inspiration


Atlas Hugged book cover

Atlas Hugged

“A beautifully written work of fiction with tantalizing sex and captivating drama, Atlas Hugged is also a serious read with its powerful insights into the broad appeal of the unadulterated evil of Ayn Rand’s political philosophy and the critical elements of the alternative that might lead us to a viable human  future.”
David Korten, MBA, PhD


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


A small fire in the Australian Bush.

9. Enhancing Biodiversity: Fire

“The millennia of experience that Indigenous Australians bring to this vitally important activity can guide us in enhancing native biodiversity. “