Regional Actions and Events
12/6 Dungeness Off-Channel Reservoir Open House
Climate change and summer drought severely impact the Dungeness River. Get the update on creating an off-channel reservoir to protect fish and provide for irrigation needs. Dec. 6, 6-8 pm at the Dungeness River Nature Center.
12/7 & 12/8: Carbon friendly forestry
A Washington Environmental Council virtual webinar on climate-smart forest management, community resilience, and environmental justice. Zoom on Dec. 7 and 8. Register here.
12/8: Meet Eba: the orca poop dog!
On Zoom 12/8, 7 pm: An Endangered Species Coalition presentation about Eba, the orca poop-smelling dog who helps Wild Orca with research on Southern Resident Killer Whales. Learn what analyzing fecal matter tells us and how we can help whales recover. Register here.
12/10: WA Legacy Forest Summit
Center for Responsible Forestry Legacy Forest Summit in Olympia on 12/10, 1:30pm. Register here.
12/14: Climate / Societal Costs of Logging
Logging impacts us all. What can we do about it? Find out in this webinar sponsored by the Forest Carbon Coalition. Zoom registration here. 11:30am, Dec. 14.
Volunteer for the Environment!
Learn about North Olympic Peninsula volunteer and environmental learning opportunities in this monthly WSU Extension newsletter.
Local / Regional News
U.S. promised WA tribe would always have fish, but the fish are toxic
New investigation reveals Native tribes in WA’s Columbia River Basin face risk of toxic exposure through their most important food–salmon. Read the report here.
Quinault Nation gets $25 million for climate change relocation
The Quinault Indian Nation will receive $25 million as part of a federal funding package aimed at supporting the relocation of tribal communities affected by climate change. Learn more here.
National / International News and Actions
Climate change explained
This New Yorker article is a great one to share for the holidays. Nice cartoons, too.
A need for fossil-free food systems
“A fossil-fuel-free food system is a health imperative for the planet and the human community.” –Dr. Vandana Shiva. Read more here.
Time for a fossil fuel treaty
COP 27 had some shortcomings, but we can advocate for a fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty here.
Indigenous Land Defenders from Mexico and Guatemala Warn Green Capitalism Creates Violence
Democracy Now interviews land defenders speaking truth to power. Listen or watch here.
U.S., Canada, and old-growth logging
Does Canada care more about the timber industry than the environment? Guardian report here.
Read more about old-growth logging in the U.S. here.
Vanguard Complicit in Amazon Destruction
Vanguard provides investment to extractive companies that devastate Amazonian communities. Tell Vanguard to stop this. Sign the petition.
Your garden will love this! And the earth, too
Climate Injustices—and Solutions—Puerto Rico and Mississippi
Amid racialized and climate-based trauma in Puerto Rico and Jackson, Mississippi lies similar suffering and also emerging solutions. Read more from Yes! Magazine.
Dimming the Sun to Cool the Planet Is a Desperate Idea, but…
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