Hot Off the Wire — 10/16/2021


Large tree with extensive roots showing in cut away under ground. Farmers working under the shade of the tree with a cow to one side.
— Meaningful Movies Project

October 26 | 6:50 pm PT
Join the Zoom presentation

Watch the Trailer

Narrated by and featuring Woody Harrelson, this groundbreaking film has won over 25 awards, including official film selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival.

How to Raise Climate-Resilient Kids

Man holding child in forest
— Yes! Magazine
– Ippei Naoi/Getty Images

A recipe for fighting climate change and feeding the world

Scientists hope this new kind of perennial grain offers a taste of what environmentally friendly farming could look like.
–The Washington Post

Cultivating Food Sovereignty Through Regenerative Ocean Farming

Kelp farming
Photo by Tesia Bobrycki

The first Native-owned and Native-led land trust is working to empower and equip young Natives to successfully farm kelp.
— Yes! Magazine

“Youth V Gov”

Free Screening and Community Conversation

Our Children's Trust logo-Youth v. Gov.

“YOUTH v GOV” follows 21 young Americans suing the world’s most powerful government to protect their constitutional rights to a stable climate
— Meaningful Movies Project

Oct 20 | 6:00 pm — 8:45 pm
Register for Zoom meeting

October 6, 2021 Update:
Washington Supreme Court Declines to Hear the Case

Indigenous youth standing in front of Justice building
They went to court to save the future.

Regional Actions

Climate and the Columbia:
Lessons from the Past for the Future  

Friday, October 29 | 12 pm

Columbia Riverkeeper logo

Watch this Webinar featuring Dr. Maureen Walczak and Dr. Alan Mix, earth scientists at Oregon State University and joined by Riverkeeper Senior Attorney, Miles Johnson

Local/Regional News

Indigenous Leaders at the Frontlines of Environmental Injustice and Solutions

Indigenous youth in traditional dress standing in front of a river.
Indigenous communities are leading the fight against the interrelated crises of climate change and biodiversity loss.

Keeping a Detailed Record of the Changing Climate Could Save This Tribe’s Foodways

Research by the Karuk Tribe of Northern California aims to build resilient food systems in the face of droughts, wildfires, and extreme weather.
— Civil Eats

JPR-Jefferson Public Radio logo

A Guide To Considering Local Threats From Climate Change
LISTEN 18:11

The Jefferson Exchange logo-banner

Climate Vulnerability Assessments are discussed with Ashland-based GEOS institute, through its ClimateWise program.

Dash Air Shuttle to serve Port Angeles

Dash intends to transition to electric propulsion within the next five years.

National Actions

Tell Congress:
Cut Climate Pollution Now

“We need strong pollution standards
for big trucks ASAP!”
–Daily Kos

Hey Charmin:
Stop Flushing the Boreal Forest for Toilet Paper!

UN Climate Change Conference UK 2021

The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow.

October 31 – November 12

Skilling up for Climate Action
350 Network Trainings-Fall 2021

Climate Justice
Oct 16 | 11:00 am — 1:00 pm PT
Register for Zoom

Vote Forward logo

Send Letters to Voters

Increase civic participation by sending letters to voters.

How you can help build a better planet

Countdown is a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, turning ideas into action.

Alaska Wilderness League logo. Mountains over text

Fish and Wildlife Service:
Don’t Let polar Bears Go Extinct

Treasury Secretary Yellen:
Stop Wall Street from Fueling the Climate Crisis

As part of the Global Day of Action, we are organizing a youth-led, youth-centered march and series of actions.

Fossil Free Future Day of Action October 29, 2021

Waterfront Park,
1401 Alaskan Way, Seattle
Friday 11:00 am

National/International News



Bee Jazzy Music Gala

Oct 21 | 6:30 — 8:30 pm PT
Live Stream via YouTube

Woman surrounded with a background of two large bees

The Inland Sea

Factories spewing smoke above water with outline of a woman's face in profile .
— Wonder Media Network Podcast

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. “

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