Keep climate in Build Back Better
Olympic Climate Report
is available today!
Your host rants.
We hear from Ecotopia.
A musical sendoff and
An important reminder of the
January, 27 special OCA program.
Alternative Fuels and Vehicles
Technical Advisory Group
Washington Department of Commerce
WSU Green Transportation Program
2022 New Year AFV-TAG Meeting
Jan. 21 | 9 am — 12 noon PT
- Ecology’s adoption of rules for the Zero Emission Vehicle law in Washington and Advanced Clean Truck rules
- The Zero-emission Access Program (ZAP), WSDOT’s new grant program to increase access to zero-emission mobility for low-income Washingtonians
- Electric school buses, including case studies from leading school districts in the state
- Current rule making processes for ZEV infrastructure and climate-related laws
Global Warming’s Six Americas, September 2021
The Alarmed are the most engaged, are very worried about global warming, and strongly support climate action. The Concerned think global warming is a significant threat but prioritize it less and are less likely to be taking action. The Cautious are aware of climate change but are uncertain about its causes and are not very worried about it. The Disengaged are largely unaware of global warming, while the Doubtful doubt it is happening or human-caused and perceive it as a low risk. The Dismissive firmly reject the reality of human-caused global warming and oppose most climate change policies.
Alarmed & Concerned total 58% today.
We need to inform the Cautious & Disengaged in ways that bring the Alarmed total to 80%.
Interest has shifted upward toward Alarmed in recent years.
Lobby your Washington State legislators
Continually updated account of the status of bills about climate issues in the Washington State Legislature.
Environmental Lobby Days Training
Join us in this training where you will learn how to be a successful advocate for environmental priorities in the 2022 Legislative Session!
All advocate levels are welcome.
— Washington Environmental Council
Jan 20 | 6 — 7 pm PT
Tuesday, January 25th — Thursday, January 27
Several different events will be held through Zoom meetings, Facebook Live, Instagram Stories, and more!
Virtual Lobby Days
If you are new to lobbying or want a refresher on the do’s and don’ts of lobbying virtually.
by Friday 21 January 2022
Sign in ‘Pro’ to support HB 1682 – Concerning a compliance pathway specific to emissions-intensive, trade-exposed businesses
Establish a pathway for certain industries to substantially reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
Support More Housing near Transit by Signing in “Pro” to the House Local Government’s Public Hearing
Homes4WA is a set of bills that aims to create additional middle housing near transit and in areas traditionally dedicated to single-family detached housing.
Sign in “Pro” to support HB 1770 (Energy codes)
Construct energy efficient homes and buildings that help achieve the broader goal of building zero fossil-fuel greenhouse gas emission homes and buildings .
Support Targeted electrification by Signing in “Pro” to the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology’s Public Hearing
An online public hearing on this bill is coming up in the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology committee. Please let them know your stance on the bill at least an hour before the hearing starts. (Written testimony can be provided up to 24 hours after the public hearing starts.)
Support Organic materials management by Signing in “Pro” to the House Environment & Energy’s Public Hearing
We need a statewide target for organics diversion and edible food diversion to reduce methane emissions from landfills and to expand access and capacity for managing organics including compost, anaerobic digestion and other technologies.
Sign in “Pro” to support HB 1814 (Community solar projects)
House Bill 1814 focuses on expanding opportunities for low-income earners to realize the benefits of renewable energy by setting up community solar projects throughout the state.
Step into your elected officials’ shoes by simulating the process they go through in making policy decisions. Get briefed, hear arguments, come to decisions –
Then send your results to your legislator.
Other Regional Actions
Does DNR Have a Responsibility to Protect Future Generations from Climate Disruption?
Connie Gallant & Patricia Jones
Join Us in a Conversation on
January 20 | 7 pm via Zoom
“At this time, the SEPA Environmental Checklist does not include analysis of climate impacts. The topic of climate impacts is an evolving issue as new science emerges and agencies work to include that new science in their work.”
Wildfire Management &
Climate Adaptation Policy
Jan. 19 | 5:30 pm — 6:30 pm PT
Sponsored by the UW
Energy Justice for Everyone in Washington
— Clean Energy Policy
January 13 | 12:00 — 1:00 pm PT
Join the Wet’suwet’en to protect their land
We Are Puget Sound:
Discovering and Recovering the Salish Sea
Jan 23 | 3 pm PT
RSVP online and share on Facebook
Planeta G — Season 2
Winter Book Read
Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation
by Paul Hawken
with your choice of group to
Pam Wilder, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sundays 1:00 pm, starts Jan. 23,
facilitator Bob Nuffer
- Wednesdays 10:00 am, starts Jan. 26, Full
facilitators Robert & Marilyn Eash
- Wednesdays 7:00 pm, starts Jan. 26,
facilitator Karen Weaver
- Thursdays 2:00 pm, starts Jan. 27,
with Pam Wilder & David Mattern
- Thursdays 7:00 pm, starts Jan. 27, Full
facilitator Asha Burson-Johnson
Come join us as we read and engage with, Regeneration. Paul and his team inspire us to view our place on Earth as participants in a vibrant natural system rather than as victims of uncontrollable forces.
Reading Groups are filling to capacity to talk about this inspiring book.
If you can facilitate a group using Zoom, please contact Pam Wilder via e-mail at email@example.com
Local and Regional Newsletters
Tell President Biden’s EPA:
Cut Methane Emissions & Fight the Climate Crisis
What can YOU do?
- Sign this petition to tell your elected leaders do what science and justice demands: phase out coal, oil, and gas and build up clean, family sustaining, renewable energy for all!
- Volunteer with Greenpeace USA.
- Read this blog post about Don’t Look Up.
- Learn about climate justice and the Indigenous, Black, Brown, and working class communities fighting at the frontlines of the crisis.
- Talk about the climate crisis with everyone!
Self care for organizers during emergencies
How to care for ourselves during climate emergencies and opportunities to collaborate and support each other after extreme weather events.
Jan. 18 | 4:00 pm PT
Give the Tongass Forest the Roadless Rule protections it deserves
Please write to Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell and urge them to vote ‘YES’ on Lael Brainard’s renomination
NO to Public Waters for Offshore Oil Drilling
Sign the petition to the U.S. Senate: Do everything you can to protect our freedom to vote!
Call on the Biden Administration to Save America’s Largest Wild Forest
|A Second Life For EV Batteries|
Tuesday, January 25
(10:00 — 11:00 am PT)
We will explore policies and incentives for recycling and reusing batteries including how strong health and labor standards can minimize the negative impacts of electric vehicles in this webinar.
|Charged Up: What Transportation Agencies Need To Know About Charging|
Tuesday, February 8
(10:00 — 11:00 am PT)
This webinar will highlight specific use cases as we address what transportation agencies need to know about charging.
What to Expect With Federal Funding for EVs
Tuesday, February 22
(10:00 — 11:00 am PT)
Join the conversation on what’s coming and what’s next with the federal EV Policy.
How loving our children can prevent climate collapse
That our ecological future appears grave can no longer come as any surprise. And yet we have so far failed, collectively and individually, to begin the kind of action necessary to shift our path away from catastrophic climate collapse.
Poland discusses a
Citizen’s Star Chamber
Basically a citizens’ assembly with law-making power.
Join at the appropriate time.
Feb. 1 | 9:00 am PT or
Feb. 2 | 2:00 am PT
State Climate Policy Network
January Call — Jan. 26 | Noon PT
Register for the Zoom meeting
DEEP DIVE WEBINAR
Fed. Climate Funding Initiatives:
What States Need to Know
Feb. 15 | Noon PT
Register for the Zoom meeting
Carole King: ‘The forest service is not serving the forest — It’s serving the timber industry’
— Morning Joe on MSNBC
Infrastructure spending should not facilitate sawing down our National Forests
— The Hill
A daily newsletter by Grist
January 10 — A federal agency is alerting the public to a wider range of substances that cause cancer.
January 11 — New York is weighing strong sustainability regulations for the fashion industry.
January 12 — A European court is considering the human rights implications of Arctic drilling.
January 13 — The Biden administration is making coal plants clean up their toxic byproducts.
January 14 — Texas renters have the right to know if a home is prone to flooding.
The 2020s: The End of American Democracy? Or A New Birth?
David Domke & Hason Hosein
It’s a time of historic upheaval: racially, politically, economically, technologically, internationally.
Jan. 24 & 26 | 5:00 pm PT
The Supreme Court Case That Could Upend Efforts to Protect the Environment
The potential ramifications of West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency are profound.
— Elizabeth Kolbert
What happens if you greenwash greenwash?
It’s hard to go lower than net zero….
From Greek to Latin:
Visualizing the Evolution of the Alphabet
Warmth: Coming of Age at the End of Our World
Warmth is a new kind of book about climate change: not what it is or how we solve it, but how it feels to imagine a future–and a family–under its weight. At once a memoir, a love letter, and an electric work of criticism.