Climate on Tap — Wednesday, January 5th

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Dear wonderful Climate on Tap participants, interested parties, and FinnRiver staff –

Please find the following in this message:

  1. Upcoming Climate on Tap on January 5th focusing on reducing our transportation footprint in Jefferson County; many special guests!
  2. Summary of the Dec. 1st session, “What Happened in Glasgow?”, including slides and talking points from our wonderful presenters.
  3. Ideas for future Climate on Tap sessions

All Climate on Tap sessions are on the first Wednesday of the month from 7-8:30PM at FinnRiver Cidery.

1) Wednesday, January 5th  – “What Can We Do to Lower Our Transportation Footprint?”

Jefferson County’s largest carbon emissions come from transportation. How can we lower this? Join guest speakers from Students for Sustainability at Port Townsend High School, Steve King, Port Townsend Public Works Director and head of the Electric Vehicle working group, Natalie Gauthier from Jefferson Transit, David Thielk from L2020’s Transportation Lab, Cindy Jayne from L2020 Climate Action and others focused on transportation solutions in Jefferson County. Bring ideas, answers, and suggestions as we break into interest groups and plan for our sustainable future!

2) Summary: Wednesday, December 1st – “What Happened in Glasgow?”

We had a delightful 3rd in-person session of Climate on Tap on December 1st with a focus on COP26 in Glasgow and presentations from local scientists, policy makers, and film makers who attended the conference. Over 50 people attended Climate on Tap and even though the weather wasn’t warm, the pavilion at FinnRiver was very comfortable. It has open air ventilation with heaters if needed. The tables seat 4 and are spread out so all can be safe. FinnRiver Cidery is open for Climate on Tap but not the general public. Vaccinations and ID are required. Food and beverages are available. The hot cider is fabulous!

I have attached a pdf of the slides and talking points from our fabulous presenters:

Rachel Cardone – Deputy Director, Program on Water, Health and Development; Stanford University

Jessica Plumb – award winning filmmaker, director, writer, and producer;; Jessica’s commentary on her beautiful slides will be sent once it’s published

Daphne Wysham – CEO of Methane Action

From Slide #9: the “special guest” at the conference can be seen at this link:’

We are hoping to have each of our presenters return to a future Climate on Tap to focus more deeply on their work and how that can be used to address climate change issues in our county.

3) Upcoming Climate on Tap sessions

February-June, 2022 – Bringing COP26 to Jefferson County with local ideas and actions

We are planning to take the lessons learned and suggested actions from COP26 and use them to solve local issues and take local actions.

Some suggestions:

  • Climate-related issues in the upcoming Legislative session (Jan-Mar) and how you can participate; example: fossil fuel risk bonds
  • local forestry issues

If you have suggestions for what topics we should address, please send them along!

Each Climate on Tap is held on the first Wednesday of the month from 7-8:30PM. Co-sponsored by Local 20/20 Climate Action, Jefferson County Public Health, and FinnRiver Cidery. This is not a lecture series, but an interactive discussion format. For further information email Laura Tucker or call 360-379-4491. 

Yours for a cooler planet –


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