Local / Regional News
April 22: Earth Day Events
Earth Day Spring Fest Concert, 4/22, 3pm, at the Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1033 N. Barr Rd. Sequim.
Beach clean-up, 4/22, with Washington CoastSavers! Choose a beach on the Olympic Peninsula and have fun removing debris. Register here.
Earth Day Mulch Event, 4/22– Help the North Olympic Salmon Coalition mulch newly planted native plants along the Dungeness River. Register here. Can’t make it? Other volunteer opportunities here.
Port Townsend Rally & March, 4/22, noon. Bring an Earth Day sign and meet at the Triangle, Sims & Kearney St, Port Townsend.
Beach Clean up on Sunday, 4/23, Fort Flagler– Help Friends of Fort Flagler clean up. Register here.
April 24 library talk: Elwha River legacy forests
Climate solutions educator WendyRae Johnson speaks about the movement to protect local legacy forests on Monday, April 24, 6-7:30 pm, Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody.
Before May 2: Contact the Board of Natural Resources to stop timber sales in the Elwha watershed. Find a comment link in the new website: Protect the Elwha Legacy Forests.
April 27: Meet local sustainable farmers cultivating art and a new land ethic
Wilding Farm, Sisterland Farms and Hidden Penny Farm will speak about their work and art at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Thurs., April 27, 5:30-7:30pm. More info here.
May 3: Forest Stewardship in the 21st Century – webinar, 7-8pm. Online registration here.
Orcas a bit more protected from boats thanks to WA state bill
Boats on Puget Sound will have to stay farther from our southern resident killer whales, thanks to a new bill signed by Gov. Inslee. Read more here.
Arrest warrant: YouTuber’s illegal fishing in Canada national park
A U.S. YouTuber who illegally fished in a Canadian national park has been fined $6,000, after a judge condemned their “reckless” outdoor survival videos. Read more here.
Ways to defend biodiversity
“As citizens of the Earth, we have a duty to protect biodiversity. ” Read more from Xerces society.
Think like an ancestor
Intergenerational thinking is essential to heal the planet. Read more from Yes magazine here.
Terminus- Olympic National Park memorial to disappearing glaciers
Elkhorn Glacier, by Amory Abbott. See the art on the Olympic National Park website.
National / International News and Actions
Video: Standing Rock’s Dakota Water Wars
Forest service to log mature forests near Yellowstone— Read more here.
Stop corporate greenwashing – sign the petition here.
Citibank tried to fool some nuns… – Read more from Bill McKibben here.
World leaders won’t say NO — When it comes to oil and gas, it’s the one crucial word. Read more from Bill McKibben here.
Tidal power’s fickle future
To pull power from the waves, you need a high tidal range or strong currents. Sea level rise threatens to mess with both. Read more from Hakai Magazine.
A modern power grid needed
A tax on frequent fliers?
Some say frequent flyer levies are “the fairest way to tax carbon.” Read more from Yes magazine.
Why don’t we all use solar water heaters?
I dare you to stop proliferating fossil fuels
We have a nuclear non-proliferation treaty, so why not fossil fuels? Listen to the Hakai Magazine story here.
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