Hot Off the Wire — 8/14/2022

Solutions Baby Boomers Mobilize Around Climate Change Hazel Chandler (right) of the Elders Climate Action Network and Moms Clean Air Force.Photo by Adriana Zehbrauskas for Moms Clean Air Force The older generation’s organizing experience, voter turnout, and spending power make them a powerful force for change. Read more by Danielle Renwick Regional Actions and Events Washington DNR …

Hot Off the Wire — 7/31/2022

Schumer-Manchin bill aka The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 Critiques from Rachel Fazio and Dominick DellaSala Old growth rain forest by Eldergeek -- Pixabay Let’s toast to some success! However, here are critiques of the new bill from Rachel Fazio of the John Muir Project and Dominick DellaSala of the Wild Heritage Project, both sponsored by the Earth …

Schumer-Manchin bill

Let’s toast to some success! However, here are critiques of the new bill from Rachel Fazio of the John Muir Project and Dominick DellaSala of the Wild Heritage Project, both sponsored by the Earth Island Institute: Eldergeek Dominick DellaSala <dominick@wild-heritage.org> wrote: it's missing mature forest protections - a major problem - it has tax credits for biomass - a …

Pledge: Fight On

So I invite you to join me in this pledge: I will fight on, even as the waters rise and the deserts advance. I will never give up, never be passive or defeatist, even as the beauty of this living world of ours is eroded and degraded. I reject survivalism and other self-centered approaches, and …

Hot Off the Wire — 7/21/2022

Information Session Thursday July 21, 2022 11 am -- 1:30 pm Defining Old Growth and Mature Forests The U.S. Departments of Agriculture and the Interior jointly published a Federal Register notice seeking public comment on plans around federal old-growth and mature forests in response to Executive Order 14072: Strengthening the Nation’s Forests, Communities, and Local Economies.  You may …

State Schools Chief: Decouple timber harvest from school construction funding

State Schools Superintendent Chris Reykdal points the way to a better future for our students, our rural communities, and our forests. Now it's up to our state legislators to follow Reykdal's lead. Read his memo Reykdal's press conference is being held virtually July 19 at 1:30 pm on TVW and OSPI's Facebook page, and can be watched live …

Port Angeles adopts Climate Resiliency Plan

Three years in the making, the Port Angeles Climate Resiliency Plan has been adopted and posted online. Next comes implementation of the Plan, including short-, medium-, and long-term priorities, cost estimates, ordinance language, etc. This phase will be facilitated by a grant project of the North Olympic Development Council. Kudos to Council and Planning Commission …

One Final Meeting for City of Port Angeles’ Climate Resiliency Plan

Three years in the making, the Port Angeles Climate Resiliency Plan is finally ready for prime time! OCA Steering Committee member Bob Vreeland wrote a compelling letter to the PDN about the proposed Climate Resiliency Plan for the City of Port Angeles. Bob was also quoted in a comprehensive article by PDN's Ken Park in …

Not Too Late

We know the difference between the best and worst case scenarios matters. We know that the future is being decided in the present. We know that a lot of people are overwhelmed by doom and gloom. It is not too late. At the same time, we are not here to avoid the worst news. We …

Hot Off the Wire — 5/15/2022

by tierra del fuego Take Action Protect the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge from industrialization – Protect the Peninsula’s Future A corporation wants to industrialize the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge to grow oysters for its corporate gain. The corporation intends to keep the birds from their feeding grounds. Climate plan process kick-started by OCA in 2016 …

Port Townsend Chase Bank Protest — Fridays, starting May 13, from 11 am to 1 pm

A small group of enthusiastic activists demonstrated on Friday, May 13, in response to a national call at Chase Bank locations, in advance of their May 16 shareholder meeting. We were only 10 people in Port Townsend, but the big art made an impact. We spread out at the intersection of Kearney and Sims Way, …

Hot Off the Wire — 5/8/2022

by tierra del fuego Take Action Presentation: Save Our Wild Salmon – Amy GulickDate: Tuesday, May 10, Rose Theatre, Port Townsend Learn more about the 2022 legislative session – Washington Conservation VotersDate: Tuesday, May 10, 5:30 PM Forest Climate Alliance Gathering! – PNW Forest Climate AllianceDate: Friday, May 20 – Sunday, May 22, Oregon Snake …

Clallam County’s District 1 Commissioner Mark Ozias’s heartfelt speech for Earth Day 2022

Reading part of Amanda Gorman's poem, "Earthrise," Commissioner Ozias shared his vision for our county by recognizing our common cause and emphatically explaining how the people's government must be part of the solution. Many changes are happening already to shrink our county's carbon footprint and prepare for climate change, Ozias noted at the Earth Day …

Hot Off the Wire — 4/17/2022

by tierra del fuego Take Action Earth Day Beach Cleanup – Washington Coast SaversDate: Saturday, April 23rd, 1:00 – 5:00, varied locations Earth Day: Invasive Plant Removal at Fort Flagler – by Friends of Fort FlaglerDate: Saturday, Apr 23, 2022, 9:00 AM Meeting: Protecting Old Growth Forests – Washington State Sierra Club and Sarah AdlooDate: …

OCA comments on the proposed Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF):

The Biden Administration is currently developing an initiative to address economic strategy in the Indo-Pacific region. Olympic Climate Action submitted a letter to the Office of the United States Trade Representative requesting the inclusion of a Climate Peace Clause, and permanently ending Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS), as well as for the development process to be …

Save Washington’s legacy forests to save ourselves

Board members of the Center for Responsible Forestry (to whom OCA donated $5000 last month to continue their excellent work) just published this piece in the Seattle Times. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR), announced it is setting aside a small amount of older forests for carbon storage instead of timber harvest. At the same time, the …

Hot Off the Wire — 4/10/2022

by tierra del fuego Take Action Building electrification online field meeting – Climate SolutionsDate: Monday, April 11, 12:00 -2 pm Book Presentation: Indigenous Voices on the Changing Earth – by Dahr Jamail and Stan Rushworth for Earth MinistryDate: Sunday, Apr 24, 1:00 -3 PM Build the Climate Vote: Write letters to climate voters – Greenpeace …

Hot Off the Wire — 3/27/2022

by tierra del fuego Take Action Open house: The Groundwork Project – Economics for Peace InstituteDate: Wednesday, March 30 Climate on Tap – Co-sponsored by Local 20/20 Climate Action, Jefferson County Public Health, and Finnriver CideryDate: First Wednesday of the month from 7-8:30 We Are Puget Sound: Discovering and Recovering the Salish Sea, photo exhibit …

Hot Off the Wire — 3/20/2022

by tierra del fuego Take Action Representative Derek Kilmer Virtual Town Hall – Washington Conservation VotersDate: March 21, 5:45 PMClick on the link to register for the meeting. Virtual Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference 2022 – Salish Sea Institute at Western Washington UniversityDates: April 26-28, 2022The conference includes a presentation by OCA’s John Cambalik on citizens’ …

Hot Off the Wire — 3/13/2022

by tierra del fuego Take Action econ4peace Openhouse • Wednesdays, March 30 - 4 to 6pm– Economics for Peace Institute, Chimacum Grange Presentation: salmon recovery and forestry – 350.orgDate: March 14th @ 6pm-7:30pm PT Two Year, Three-County Study to establish baseline indicators of community well-being and ecosystem stewardship– Economics for Peace InstituteWhen: Wednesdays at the …

Mitigation Ideas for Regional Climate Planning

The North Olympic Development Council (NODC) received a $170,000 grant to coordinate climate action planning with local governments, building on the 2015 Climate Change Preparedness Plan for the North Olympic Peninsula. OCA has representatives on the steering committee for this process. In preparation for the first regional planning workshop in February 2022, OCA compiled a …

Hot Off the Wire — 3/6/2022

by tierra del fuego Take Action Webinar: Youth Climate Activism: The Next Generation of Climate Stakeholders– Climate Xchange. Time: March 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Urge Your Representative To Make It Happen For Snake River Salmon! – WA Sierra CubThe science today is beyond dispute: protecting these fish from extinction requires restoring the …

Hot Off the Wire — 2/27/2022

by tierra del fuego Take Action Ideas and solutions to lower our transportation footprint! – hosted by Port Townsend High School’s Students for Sustainability, Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 7:00pm - 8:30pm Effective Local Organizing: When and How to Bring your Voice to Local Decision Making – by Loretta Seppanen with Thurston Climate Action TeamDo you …

Why All the Excitement about Evs?

OCA member Tony Billera makes the case With 80 Zoom attendees on January 27, Tony reviewed history of electric cars, the climate crisis, the need to reduce CO2 from transportation, battery technology and recycling, the ownership experience, cost savings comparison with internal-combustion engines, sharing networks, and purchase incentives. 1.         Tony Billera's Slides-Buckle Up! 2.         Article in the …

Hot Off the Wire — 1/15/2022

Solutions Keep climate in Build Back Better Let’s get loud Olympic Climate Report Episode 2 is available today!Your host rants.We hear from Ecotopia.A musical sendoff and An important reminder of the January, 27 special OCA program. Alternative Fuels and Vehicles Technical Advisory GroupWashington Department of CommerceWSU Green Transportation Program 2022 New Year AFV-TAG MeetingJan. 21 …

Hot Off the Wire — 1/1/2022

PBS Declares an Earth Emergency I'm sorry to be alarmist, but Arctic News is also projecting imminent climate consequences. Solutions Urgency & Opportunity: Our Year-end Review - and look ahead Click to enlarge -- Back to Return United in the Fight Against the Climate Crisis Music Climate Revolution is uniting the music community in the …

Climate on Tap — Wednesday, January 5th

Dear wonderful Climate on Tap participants, interested parties, and FinnRiver staff – Please find the following in this message: Upcoming Climate on Tap on January 5th focusing on reducing our transportation footprint in Jefferson County; many special guests!Summary of the Dec. 1st session, “What Happened in Glasgow?”, including slides and talking points from our wonderful presenters.Ideas …

Hot Off the Wire — 12/25/2021

Solutions https://youtu.be/xMzCp00nrE0 A pleasant night ride through Amsterdam with a resident, discussing the excellent bike infrastructure available. People’s Declaration for the Sustainable Future of Planet Earth Round-Up of 2021 Decarbonization Podcasts Watch at YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJTSmDqH9xk Can a Major City Go Car-Free? Berlin Might Know Soon Enough Click to enlarge -- Back to Return Talking (or Not) …

Hot Off the Wire — 12/18/2021

Solutions Why Many Americans Underestimate Who Is Most Concerned About The Environment -- FiveThirtyEight FACT SHEET: President Biden Signs Executive Order Catalyzing America’s Clean Energy Economy Through Federal Sustainability United States will leverage its scale and procurement power to lead by example.-- The White House New York City is banning natural gas hookups for new …

Save Our wild Salmon

Greetings, As we head toward the holidays and the end of another year (gulp!), we wanted to share with you three recent stories/news that our team at SOS found inspiring. ONE: The first installment in a new two-part series from Lewiston Morning Tribune’s award-winning reporter Eric Barker. This series is exploring the circumstances today around …

350 Seattle Newsletter

TACOMA LNG RESISTANCE We’re not going to sugarcoat it, November was a rough month for communities in Tacoma and allies along the Salish Sea working to protect their health, safety, and children’s futures from local fossil fuel expansion. The state Pollution Control Hearings Board ruled to uphold the controversial final project permit for Puget Sound …

Transportation Package – 350WA CAT weekly news

Hi friends! Hope you had a lovely holiday! We’re back with your transportation package update, including briefings on the transportation package process from our campaign from coalition partner Front & Centered, as well as simple actions you can take today. Two Upcoming Events: Introduction to a Just Transition for Transportation in Washington Attend this training …

The Earth Bill Update

GREETINGS ALL - Next Up:  Final Push for the BBBA!Manchin is the main focus.See all the actions below.Then it's time for THE EARTH BILL!ENJOY OUR WORK TOGETHER?Please Support CCP 2022. $10 monthly is a big help!MEETING NOTE: No December Meetings.BBBA MOVEMENT DEC. PUSH & ACTION a. SENATORS RALLY for BBBA (starts @5:20 mins).LCV &  Climate Action Nowb. SENATE WEEK OF ACTION Climate Action …

Local Cross-Governmental/Organizational Stewardship Group Sets Priorities for the 2022 Washington State Legislative Session

Thanks partially to OCA leadership, climate is a high priority for the Strait Ecosystem Recovery Network The second priority addressed (Items 3-4) focuses on climate change. OCA applauds the Strait ERN for taking seriously its role to steward the magnificent natural resources of the North Olympic Peninsula. https://olyclimate.files.wordpress.com/2021/12/straitern_2022wastatelegislativepriorities_final_2021nov19-.pdf

Hot Off the Wire — 11/27/2021

Solutions State Climate Policy Dashboard (The Dashboard) This information hub tracks 51 policies across seven different topic areas, across all 50 states.-- Climate XChange Climate Governance and EquityAdaptation and ResilienceElectricityBuildings and EfficiencyTransportationAgricultureIndustry, Materials, and Waste Management A new poll from Yale University, finds that by a 55%-35% margin, voters in the U.S. support requiring all …

USDA Forest Service Alaska Roadless Rule Repeal Update

Sincere apologies for the typo in the email address and in the link to the preferred method for providing comments. The preferred method for submitting comments is: https://www.regulations.gov/document/FS-2021-0007-0006. The errors are corrected below. ----------------------------------------The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced it is taking steps to repeal the 2020 Alaska Roadless Rule and restore protections …

350 on COP26

Dear Climate Activists, I have been attending COPs since 2005 in Montreal, so at this point I feel like I have seen it all. Perhaps that is why people keep asking me - do I believe that COP26 was a failure? That is the big question, and I believe it takes some context in order …

Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation

Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation Your foundation for strength and resilience Author of Drawdown, and his new book Regeneration Regeneration with Paul Hawken (Free 5-Day Pass) Commusings: with Paul Hawken In this course, you’ll discover + learn about: Global warming myths and mistakesWhat regeneration means and why it’s key to ending the …

Hot Off the Wire — 11/12/2021

Solutions Electric Car Companies: Visualizing the Race for EV Dominance -- Visual Capitalist Our Tesla Model 3 Hasn't Delivered Big Savings in Maintenance Costs We've also spent serious money on windshield, roof, and tire replacement.-- Car and Driver Visualizing Copper Demand for Renewables -- Visual Capitalist David Hochschild, chair of the California Energy Commission, and …

Resources from Forest Practices Board: Briefing

Hi all, Thank you for signing up for the FPB Briefing and Comment Workshop last night. Resources, including a comment writing worksheet and more are included in this email. Thanks for your interest and activism in this work, Kat   --------- Worksheet and talking points: https://bit.ly/FPBworkshop Good templates for public comment letters and testimony from …

Draft 2021 Northwest Power Plan 

This September, the Draft 2021 Northwest Power Plan was released. The 2021 Northwest Power Plan, once finalized, will help determine how much clean energy and energy efficiency the Northwest will use by providing a blueprint for power system decisions throughout the region. It comes at a critical time, when the Northwest needs to replace the energy and capacity services …

Hot Off the Wire — 10/30/2021

Solutions In Juliana v. U.S., 21 young Americans assert that their government knowingly endangers their lives by permitting, subsidizing, and otherwise orchestrating the continued promotion and use of fossil fuels. Through these actions, the federal government has recklessly and deliberately allowed atmospheric CO2 concentrations to reach levels unprecedented in human history We need to establish a …

Grave concerns from scientists about Infrastructure Bills

A letter is circulating the Hill from well over 100 scientists urging them not to pass the BBB or BIF legislative packages unless the climate-harming logging provisions are removed from both. These two bills are the ones climate activists have been counting on to help promote climate solutions; the Reconciliation Bill (Biden's Build Back Better 3.5 Trillion) andthe Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill …

Puget Sound Partnership 2022-26 Strategic Plan

The Puget Sound Partnership, a state-sponsored regional collaboration of governments, organizations, businesses, and individuals to protect and restore Puget Sound, is working on their 2022-26 Strategic Plan, and they have already adopted 31 strategies for Puget Sound recovery, 3 of which (#18-20) deal with climate change. Now they're at the point of adopting High-Level Actions and Key …