Hot Off the Wire — 2/27/2022

by tierra del fuego

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Ideas and solutions to lower our transportation footprint!hosted by Port Townsend High School’s Students for Sustainability, Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Effective Local Organizing: When and How to Bring your Voice to Local Decision Making – by Loretta Seppanen with Thurston Climate Action Team
Do you want to see change happen at the local level, but struggle to navigate seemingly endless bureaucratic loopholes? Come get educated, Thursday, March 3rd at 7:00pm.

Turning the Tide: Disrupting status quos in infrastructure investment, climate, and the land we occupy – by 12,000 Rain Gardens
2022 Green Infrastructure Summit of the Salish Sea, March 24th and 25th, 2022 – Virtual

Make a Human Orca Mural near Pike Place Market – March 3Backbone Campaign
Let’s show policymakers our love for orca, salmon and Pacific Northwest wildlife on Thursday March 3rd!

Support Weatherization and healthier homes for low-income households – by ReSources
Please contact your Washington legislators via the hyperlink.

Direct action trainings interest survey– 350 Seattle
Interested in learning to serve as an “Agent of Change” in Summer 2022?

Tired of politicians shutting us out of salmon and orca recovery? –
Let’s open the doors to salmon and orca recovery. Tell President Biden to order the Corps to begin breaching in 2022.

Urge the Senate to pass this game-changing Move Ahead Washington transportation package. – from Washington Environmental Council

Demand Environmental Justice from ALL transportation projects. – Front and Centered

Tell the Department of Energy to stop propping up dirty energy! – Friends of the Earth
Department of Energy is planning to increase hydrogen energy production from fossil fuels, worsening pollution and contributing to climate chaos. Demand the agency put clean energy over Big Polluters!

Tell the U.S. Postal Service: Join the Climate Fight – NRDC
Submit an urgent letter imploring USPS to do its part to fight the climate crisis by transitioning to 100% electric vehicles.

Sign the petition: No Arctic Drilling! – Civic Shout
ConocoPhillps is moving forward with plans to extract more than 500 million barrels of oil from the pristine western Arctic.

SIGN NOW: Electrify Heavy Duty Trucks!Hip Hop Caucus
The Biden administration made bold promises on climate change, but until those promises are followed by bold action they’re nothing more than a distraction. Pressure President Biden to put action behind his words!

We WON! A federal judge ruled that the biggest oil & gas lease sale in US history was ILLEGAL. – (Twitter post)
Let’s get this over the finish line! Tell @Interior 866-834-8040 to accept the ruling!

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Jefferson Transit’s Kingston Express Launches – Tues, Feb 22nd – Jefferson Transit
Passengers riding the #14 Kingston Express with the Kingston Ferry Terminal as their final destination will receive one transfer pass that will allow them to ride the Kitsap Transit Kingston Fast Ferry. Each Transfer Pass is good for one fast ferry sailing from Kingston to Seattle and one sailing from Seattle to Kingston. Transfers are valid until March 31, 2022.

Series: Legalizing Inexpensive Housingfrom Sightline Institute
Researchers explore key laws that prevent smart, affordable housing, and look to a Northwest revival of inexpensive housing options.

A portfolio of public comments on behalf of legacy forests abruptly cut short or altogether skipped under the leadership of Hilary Franz – direct public comment

Want to learn more about how to electrify your home? – by Joel Rosenberg for Rewiring America
Come with us on a journey through accessible and affordable electrification for your home with Joel Rosenberg’s new how-to guide “Electrify Everything in Your Home: A Guide to Comfy, Healthy, Carbon-Free Living.”

White House science office to hold first-ever event on countering ‘climate delayism’by Maxine Joselow for The Washington Post

The energy transition is sparking America’s next mining boom – from The Economist
Can critical minerals be secured without wrecking the environment and sacred tribal lands?

Is the Supreme Court About to Hamstring the EPA in Its Fight Against Climate Change? – by Jeff Turrentine for NRDC
A last-ditch effort by coal companies and coal-friendly states to keep the agency from doing its job

Climate Scientists Warn of a ‘Global Wildfire Crisis – by Raymond Zhong for The New York Times
Worsening heat and dryness could lead to a 50 percent rise in off-the-charts fires, according to a United Nations report.

New research shows how warmer temperatures could push atmospheric pathogens into new Zoya Teirstein for Grist

Fighting fire with fire: can Aboriginal knowledge save the world from burning? – from The Economist


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