Local / Regional News
April 22: Earth Day Concert
April 22, 3pm, at the Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1033 N. Barr Rd. Sequim.
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.
April 16: Kick off Earth Week at the Port Townsend Connectivity Fair
Get inspired by the short film, Interconnections, then meet over 60 Jefferson County organizations. Learn more on the Connectivity Fair website. 4/16, 1-5pm, Blue Heron Middle School, 3939 San Juan Ave.
April 16-23: North Olympic Birdfest
Field trips and talks planned throughout the week. Learn more here.
April 19 , Navigating Burnout, Building Resilience workshop
The latest PNW Forest Climate Alliance activist training series is on Wed., April 19, 6-7:30pm, online. Register here.
April 20-27: Wildflower walks
Sign up for Dungeness River watershed wildflower walks with the Dungeness River Nature Center 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.
April 24 library talk: The local movement to protect our legacy forests
WendyRae Johnson, soil advocate and climate solutions educator, will present on the movement to protect local legacy forests and imminent threats due to Dept. of Natural Resources logging. Monday, April 24, 6-7:30 pm, Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody.
Mature forests do more for climate, wildlife, water
Local scientists have repeatedly found that industrial logging activities are a leading source of emissions in Oregon and Washington, says John Talberth in the Everett Herald.
Tell Senators Cantwell and Murray: Stop a fracked gas pipeline
350WA has provided this info for your calls to stop this expanded pipeline through our state. Here’s Gov. Inslee’s statement against the pipeline.
April 22: Special Earth Day beach clean up with Washington CoastSavers! Choose a beach on the Olympic Peninsula and have fun removing debris and making it beautiful. Register here.
Superpod – Saving endangered orcas – a new book for youth
Seattle Aquarium’s Nora Nickum’s latest book will be published April 11. Order the book locally through Port Book and News.
Terminus- Olympic National Park art and poetry memorial to disappearing glaciers
The Terminus project seeks to immortalize glaciers of the Olympic Mountains through art. As these glaciers melt away, the works of art will live on as a reminder that they were meaningful, and are still meaningful. See the art on the Olympic National Park website.
National / International News and Actions
Tell the Feds: Save our salmon, breach the dams
If you didn’t get a chance to join a recent government session on the lower Snake River dams, send your comments here.
Inflation Reduction Act can save you money!
The rebates will start in 2023 after state-run programs are developed. Learn more from our Local 2020 experts here.
Antarctic melting – latest updates
Bill Mckibben’s column, Uncharted Territory, is here.
Maybe there’s time to reverse Willow oil sale
Congressional climate hawk Rep. Raul Grijalva has introduced a letter to pause the Willow Arctic oil project, and suspend key development permits before the Department of the Interior can implement them.
Sign the petition here.
Climate smart agriculture webinar
See this recording of Sustainable Conservation’s spring learning series featuring soil scientist Liz Carlisle here.
Your garden is killing the Earth
“I did almost everything wrong. For 20 years, I found the latest horticultural marvels…” read more from Washington Post columnist and gardener Dana Milbank here.
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