Hot Off the Wire — 3/26/23

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April 2: Forests, Climate, Communities–Weaving a Healthier Web

Photo of old growth at Aldwell forest tract that will be logged.
Aldwell forest is being logged near the Elwha River watershed. Image: Forest2Sea.

This special presentation by Ed Chadd, Olympic Climate Action forests chair, focuses on forest management and recent initiatives that see environmental protection as an opportunity to recreate rural communities and economies in a healthier way. April 2, 12:30pm, at the Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1033 N. Barr Rd. Sequim. Free!

Take action on WA climate legislation— There’s still time to get local lawmakers to act for climate justice. Join the 350 WA Civic Action Team here. Also, Peoples Voice on Climate – ordinary Washingtonians working together on legislative climate democracy. Learn more.

March 31 , 10am-1pm Join a Stop Salmon Extinction session with U.S. gov’t. Resigter here.

Wild Salmon and Steelhead News –Latest issue available here.

Stop our state pension fund from failing on climate

WA350 asks that you urge State Treasurer Mike Pelliccotti to ensure our state pension fund is voting for climate justice and Indigenous rights. Send a letter here. Read a report on the pension fund failings here.

March 29: How to plan accessible events and actions

PNW Forest Climate Alliance activist training series is on Wed. March 29, 6-7:30pm. Register here.

April 10: DamNation film screening, online

Meaningful Movies Port Townsend/Mt. Baker presents this film about our changing national attitude from pride in big dams to awareness that our future is bound to the health of our rivers. Mon., April 10, 6:30pm. Zoom link

April 11: Save Energy—Save Money free workshop

Learn how your household can save energy and be rewarded for doing so with rebates and tax credits at this Port Townsend Indivisible workshop on Tuesday, April 11, 5- 6:30 p.m. at Unity Church, 3918 San Jan Avenue. Find out more here.

April 22: Earth Day at Port Townsend!

Rally & March on Saturday, April 22, noon. Bring an Earth Day sign and meet at the Triangle, Sims & Kearney St, Port Townsend.

Washington DNR says no to climate crisis, yes to logging old forests

The legal case against our Department of Natural Resources is here. And the Center for Sustainable Economy explores our state’s logging and climate failures here.

Green colonialism is flooding the Pacific Northwest – Read more from High Country News here.

April 22: Earth Day beach clean up with Washington CoastSavers! Choose a beach on the Olympic Peninsula and have fun. Register here.


Rock on, bank protesters

“It’s an easy moment to feel very pessimistic, even despairing. But coming together with others to demand change can change that into a feeling of determination.” Read more from Bill McKibben here.

There’s no greater feminist cause than the climate fight–and saving each other

Woman and girl in Pakistan flood. Photograph: Fayaz Aziz/Reuters
Photograph: Fayaz Aziz/Reuters

“When my country, Pakistan, flooded last year, women faced particular suffering. That’s true around the world.” Read more from Fatima Bhutto in her Guardian column here.

These Abundant and Generous Homelands

Rena Priest, a member of the Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation and Washington State Poet Laureate, reading at the 2023 State of the State address.

April 4: Climate Justice Arts and Action – Arts Training

earth week art project

Create People Vs. Fossil Fuels artwork. Zoom registration here . If you cannot attend the training, you can still create art. Get tips here.

National / International News and Actions

The Climate Bomb is Ticking

From Mozambique to Wall Street, Democracy Now explores our future here.

Airports aren’t ready for climate change

Airports face many threats due to climate change. Read more from the Brookings Institute here.

A clear message from science

“There is a rapidly closing window of opportunity to secure a livable and sustainable future for all.” Read more from Climate Forward.


Mountain climber says: Stop funding fossil fuels

Mountain climber Kitty Calhoun has seen the effects of climate change. Learn more at Third Act.

Stacey Abrams’ next project: Electrification of the U.S.

Stacey Abrams has left the world of campaign politics to take a job as senior counsel for the non-profit Rewiring America. Her role will focus on helping thousands of people across America wean their homes and businesses off fossil fuels and on to electricity, at a moment when scientists have given a “final warning” about the need to curb greenhouse gas emissions and prevent global catastrophe.

Read more from the Guardian here.

Held v. Gov–Youth are trying to save us

Landmark climate case in Montana makes the news. Read more here.

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