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March 16: Save energy, save money at homea special Olympic Climate Action webinar

Home energy savings. Image courtesy of the Environmental Defense Fund.
Inflation Reduction Act home savings. Image: Environmental Defense Fund.

How to Save Energy and Money at Home is a special OCA webinar by David Large, whose Sequim home makes more energy than it consumes! Learn about what you can do at your home, and find out about incentives and assistance. Program is online on Thursday, March 16, 6:30-8 p.m. Click here to register.

March 13-17: Take action on WA state climate legislation – Sign in to 350 WA Civic Action here. This week’s proposals include responsible management of batteries, reducing impacts from lead, and Buy Clean, Buy Fair. Sign Save Our Wild Salmon’s petition to Stop Salmon Extinction here. Sadly, the the WRAP Act, will not move forward. Learn more here.

March 21 action poster to stop funding fossil fuels

March 21- Stop dirty banks in Puget Sound!

Tell fossil fuel funding banks – Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and CitiBank – to stop fossil fuel investments. Sign a petition here. Seattle — Day of Action – Tues., March 21, 12 pm, Capitol Hill. RSVP by signing up on Third Act’s website

April 2- Local forest conservation talk with the Green Sanctuary movement

The Green Sanctuary Climate Action Team presents a talk by OCA’s Ed Chadd about conservation work in local forests at 12:30 pm, April 2, at the OUUFellowship, 1033 N Barr Rd., Sequim. 

April 3The Politics of Beauty film

Politics of Beauty movie poster

Dungeness River Nature Center will screen The Politics of Beauty, a newly released documentary on Stewart Udall. who helped pass the Wilderness Bill, Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and more. Get tickets here.

Volunteer for the environment: Join the Clallam County Noxious Weed Control Program to remove invasive weeds from an oak restoration site next to Carrie Blake Park in Sequim, Tues. April 4, 9am-12. RSVP here.


Gen Z climate activists go viral on TikTok

Sadly, Biden has approved the Alaska Willow oil lease, but young people did put up a fight. Read more here.

How to build homes that fight climate change

The building sector has a massive role to play in ensuring a liveable future. Check out how they can in this Grist article.

Save our Wild Isles campaign with David Attenborough

“It’s easy to feel overwhelmed or powerless by the scale of the issues facing our planet, but we have the solutions.” Learn more about Wild Isles here.

Northwest Artists Against Extinction

Northwest Artists Against Extinction logo

Come see the Honor: People and Salmon art exhibit in the Kittredge Gallery at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma.  The exhibit runs through April 15.

National / International News and Actions

Tell Biden: Stop logging national forests

Join singer Carol King in telling the Biden Administration to end commercial logging in our national forests. Contact the White House here. Also, check out this Center for Biological Diversity petition here.

Gas utility threatens an Oregon city’s electrification ordinance

“They’re thinking that if they can roll back climate policy in Eugene, then they can do it anywhere,” Dylan Plummer, of the Sierra Club, told Grist. Read more here.

Kentucky’s landslide victims left behind

Learn more about this Kentucky climate story here.

Feedback loops show need for quick climate action

One of the main factors making climate change especially dangerous is the risk of amplifying climatic feedback loops.  Read about recent research on climate feedback loops here.

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