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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

Please comment on Clallam County’s proposed new Greenhouse Gas ordinance

Dear OCA members with an interest in Clallam County climate planning: See Item 7 of this past Monday's County Commissioners' Work Session, starting on p. 155 of the work session packet, which concerns a new draft ordinance on GHG reduction policy: http://websrv7.clallam.net/forms/uploads/bocc_worksession_packet.pdf. Please consider commenting on this draft policy as individuals. There probably is inadequate time …

Conservation Northwest trying to Undo Established Precedent for Forest Management Benefits

Link to the Amicus Brief Lawyers for DNR and Hilary Franz have submitted an Amicus brief in the case brought by Conservation Northwest to change the beneficiaries of forest lands management in Washington State. The intent, or purpose, of the Conservation Northwest suit is not clearly disclosed in the Amicus brief, but the invalid arguments …

Letter to the PDN

              Several excellent columns and letters in this paper have tried to explain to angry demonstrators how we’re all in this COVID fight together, and how “freedom” only exists in balance with “security” and “responsibility.”               This letter is for the rest of us, the less-vociferous majority, those Dr. Tom Locke describes as “responsible and …

Postal Service EIS

Greetings All, Please check out the Postal Service EIS for their planned purchase of up to 165,000 vehicles over 10 years. Up to 90% of these vehicles could be ICE powered. There are 35 days left in the comment period. On Feb 23, 2021 Oshkosh Defense was awarded the contract for replacing the aging Grumman LLV trucks. …

WA Carbon Action

While the Sustainable Farms & Fields Act passed with broad bipartisan support last year... it still hasn't been funded. That means the program is not yet able to put much-needed economic support in farmers' hands. In addition to working with legislators on this this session, we've been working with the Washington Conservation Commission (WSCC), Audubon …

League of Conservation Voters Endorses Climate Agenda

This is the single biggest day for climate action in more than a decade.Today, President Biden signed a series of executive orders and memoranda that place climate justice at the center of the administration's agenda. These orders are just the start of the Biden-Harris administration's all-of-government approach to address the climate crisis and the interrelated …

An update talk by local climate activist and scientist Bob Larsen

Climate Warming: Impact of COVID-19 and Latest DevelopmentsNovember 12, 2020 You can listen to the audio recording here What are the latest developments in our understanding of climate science and the development of policies and technologies to lessen the effects of Climate Warming? As a follow-up to my series of in-depth presentations last Autumn, I …

Fridays for Future

Fridays for Future in Port Angeles will be suspended during the holiday season. We will resume after the new year. We'll let you know when in Hot Off the Wire. When we begin again, you can join us every Friday 12 to 1 on the old Courthouse stairs, on Lincoln near 4th in Port Angeles. …

Wet’suwet’en matriarchs share words of truth and wisdom

Powerful words of truth and wisdom were shared by Wet’suwet’en matriarchs yesterday. Hearing Wii Esdes Sandra Harris speak the names of more than 30 missing and murdered Indigenous women (and men) was a soul-shaking moment I will personally never forget.  https://vimeo.com/470685651 Misiyh - gratitude - goes to Charlotte Euverman, Lisa deWit, Wii Esdes Sandra Harris, …

Usual and Accustomed Places Screening

Greetings Friends of ʔaʔk̓ʷustəƞáwt̓xʷ House of Learning, Longhouse, This Friday starts a unique opportunity and collaboration between Magic of Cinema, Studium Generale, and ʔaʔk̓ʷustəƞáwt̓xʷ House of Learning, PC Longhouse,  as we bring Usual and Accustomed Places to the campus and our community. Audience members will also have an opportunity to meet virtually with the film's director, Sandra …

An update talk by local climate activist and scientist Bob Larsen

Climate Warming: Impact of COVID-19 and Latest DevelopmentsNovember 12, 2020 You can listen to the audio recording here What are the latest developments in our understanding of climate science and the development of policies and technologies to lessen the effects of Climate Warming? As a follow-up to my series of in-depth presentations last Autumn, I …

En-ROADS — Climate Change Solutions Simulator

En-ROADS is a transparent, freely-available policy simulation model that provides policymakers, educators, businesses, the media, and the public with the ability to explore, for themselves, the likely consequences of energy, economic growth, land use, and other policies and uncertainties, with the goal of improving their understanding. https://vimeo.com/359091159

350 Leadership Webinar – July 1, 2020

URGENT:  FEDERAL CLIMATE BILLS & STRATEGYDate & Time: Wed.  July 1, 2020.  Noon-1:30 pm.Zoom Register.   FB Event. TOPICS:★ Federal Climate Bills: What's Good & What's Missing?★ Movement Action for National Legislation.★ Organizing for Power: A "Climate Bill Package"? PRESENTERS:★ Todd Fernandez, Executive & Legislative Director, Climate Crisis Policy★ Jake Davis, Senior Policy Director, Family Farm Action★ Etelle Higonnet, …

The Destruction of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Photo: Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post via Getty Images Go to Earth Day Home How Trump is destroying Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and what it means for environmental protection laws everywhere Thursday, April 23, 7pmOn zoom.us,meeting ID: 972 0690 8213, Password: carolyn@riseup.net, or call in at(253) 215-8782 (more connection information below).Trump’s border wall is …

#ClallamTogether: Earth Day comes home & goes virtual

Back to Earth Day Home Go to Inspire Art Projects Dear Community Members/Organizations/Businesses/Groups and Allies:As Wednesday, April 22, the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, approaches, we find ourselves in unprecedented circumstances, as the urgent, evolving challenges of the coronavirus pandemic call on people everywhere to respond to one another and to our shifting circumstances with …

COVID-19 and Climate Connections April 2020

What connects Climate Change with CoronaVirusWhat connects CoronaVirus with everything else Climate Change Won’t Stop for the Coronavirus Pandemic -- ProPublica Pandemic Prescriptions for the Climate Emergency -- Stan Cox Why Jane Goodall says human disregard for nature led to the coronavirus pandemic-- PBS News Hour COVID-19 & Climate Change: What does this mean for the fight …

Imperial College COVID-19 Response Team Issues Report

Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs)to reduce COVID-19 mortality and healthcare demand “Here we present the results of epidemiological modelling which has informed policy-making in the UK and other countries in recent weeks.” — March 16 Download the PDF Document SummaryThe global impact of COVID-19 has been profound, and the public health threat it represents is …

Attend Environmental Lobby Day on January 30

More than 500 activists gathered on the Capitol steps for Environmental Lobby Day in January 2019 to call for bold action for the Southern Resident orcas, reduction in plastic pollution, 100% clean electricity, and oil spill prevention. For the upcoming 2020 legislative session, the Environmental Priorities Coalition will continue fighting for policies that will help …

“Time for a Green New Deal”

Come learn the latest about the fight for climate justice with Bobby Righi of Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA). Co-Sponsored by 24th LD Democrats, Indivisible Port Townsend, Local 20/20 Jefferson County, Olympic Climate Action, and Sierra Club North Olympic Group.  -- Thursday, October 24, 6 pm, Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler Street, …

Artifishal

Patagonia's founder, Yvon Chouinard, has followed his 2014 documentary DamNation with a new film: Artifishal is a film about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that supports them. It explores wild salmon’s slide toward extinction, threats posed by fish hatcheries and fish farms, and our continued loss …

Climate on Tap at FinnRiver Farm & Cidery

Climate on Tap - Monday, October 7th, 6-7:30 p.m. FinnRiver Farm & Cidery, 124 Center Road, Chimacum, WA 98325 Join us for monthly solutions-oriented sessions on issues related to climate change at FinnRiver Farm and Cidery in Chimacum. Co-sponsored by Local 20/20 Climate Action and Jefferson County Public Health, this is not a lecture series, but a book club and …

Tickets are now available for Antonio Zamora’s launch event

On Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Leaven Community Center in Portland, OR. Admission is free for this exciting evening. Please SAVE THE Seattle DATE for For the People’s annual fundraiser Saturday, November 9 5-8pm in Seattle. Tickets are now available online. To help us better plan food and logistics, be sure to …

Orca Recovery Day

Volunteers Needed to Help Plant Conifer Seedlings WHEN: October 19, 2019 (Saturday) from 9:00 to noon WHERE: Lake Aldwell Road (follow it to the end for parking), Port Angeles REGISTRATION: Volunteers must pre-register to ensure we have enough tools and parking. Click on the button or call 360-775-3747, ext. 5. The removal of the lower …

Rise for The Orca Tour

Dana Lyons June 8th - 7-9 p.m. at Sequim's Pioneer Park 387 East Washington Street Dana Lyons with an inspiring musical message of hopefor the Orca to help save the Southern Resident Killer Whales from extinction. Dana has invited the North Olympic Orca Pod to dance, and specifically the “Stayin’ Alive” number, which Dana will …

GND local update

From: Mike Ferguson <petitions4bernie@gmail.com> Sent: Friday, February 8, 2019 8:15 PM Below are local actions to take and UPDATED INFO for events on the Olympic Peninsula to ensure the Green New Deal gets the support it needs. The plan to pass the Green New Deal starts now! From today until Sunday, February 10, we need …

Green New Deal

Join livestream kickoff watch parties for a Green New Deal, Tuesday, February 5, from 7-8:30 pm at the Clallam County Courthouse (use the after-hours entrance west of the flagpoles) or in Port Townsend at Rosewind Commons. The most recent scientific consensus, including the federal government’s own National Climate Assessment, indicates a very short window for …

Western Washington Forest Health

Olympic Natural Resources Center Evening Talks The next Evening Talk is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 25th. We are fortunate to have Dr. Daniel Omdal, Forest Pathologist for Washington State Department of Natural Resources Wildfire Division. Join us at 7:00 pm in the ONRC’s Hemlock Forest Room for another great Evening Talk.  Title:  Western Washington Forest …

Native Skywatchers

Bringing Together Cultural and Scientific Knowledge of the Stars This workshop builds on combined decades of experience in what we come to call “duallearning” – the weaving together of cultural and scientific knowledge, stories, and hands-on activities in an environment where neither is dominant over the other and resonance between the two is easily found. …

Jan. 10 webinar to provide update on Governor’s proposed budget and policy for Orca Task Force recommendations

From the co-chairs of the Governor's Southern Resident Orca Task Force: Please join us on Thursday, January 10, from 10 to 11 a.m., for a Governor’s Office budget and policy update webinar to address questions from members of the Governor's Southern Resident Orca Task Force. The following panelists will participate in the discussion: Jim Cahill, …

Welcome to nəxʷsƛ̕áy̕əm Territory – Peninsula College – Thursday, Sept. 27

Studium Generale will open its fall season with a presentation that has become an annual event but with an important change to the title. Instead of the English language, the Klallam/S’Klallam language will take precedence. “Welcome to nəxʷsƛ̕áy̕əm Territory” will begin at 12:35 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in Peninsula College’s Little Theater in Port Angeles, …

Save our Salish Sea featuring singer/guitarist Dana Lyons, Sept. 15 in PT

On September 15th, from 2-4 pm at Pope Marine Park in Port Townsend, there will be a free concert featuring singer/songwriter and guitarist, Dana Lyons.  He will be sharing his “Songs of the Salish Sea” focusing on the health and restoration of our important waterway. Our local community is joining other communities around the bioregion to build broader …

Rise for Orca and Climate Justice – Saturday, Sept. 8 – Port Angeles

Our action is part of a national day of observance sponsored by 350.org. and a prelude to the Global Climate Summit being held in San Francisco September 12-14. Activities include: * Hollywood Beach Party, meet and greet, potluck/picnic * Kids' activities all day long (see press release below for details) * Storytelling and music * …