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Events related to the climate crisis, whether sponsored by OCA or others

March for Science Earth Day

Celebration of Science

Our Celebration of Science, co-sponsored by Olympic Climate Action, Feiro Marine Life Center and others, is a satellite event for the National March for Science, taking place

Earth Day, April 22, 2017
on the Port Angeles City Pier and Feiro Marine Life Center,
kicking off at noon and finishing at 4:00pm. 

In keeping with the mission statement of the National March for Science, our satellite event is meant to celebrate the very real role science plays in each of our daily lives.  Our festival will feature

activities for kids,
informative booths staffed by Olympic Peninsula organizations and businesses,
posters, presentations,
and a “Wall of Scientists” honoring the many real, live scientists living and working on the Olympic Peninsula!

Stay tuned to this webpage for additional details!  To help with this special event please email Sue at getndux2@sbcglobal.net or call 360-683-2654.

March For Science

People’s Climate March on the Olympic Peninsula

People’s Climate March Olympic Peninsula

Start: April 29, 2017 3:00 PM
Port Angeles City Pier 321 N. Lincoln St., Port Angeles, WA 98362
Host Contact Info: olyclimate@gmail.comDsc03115

The People’s Climate March is a nationwide event intended to re-energize and build the movement for climate action in order to reduce pollution, protect human rights, and protect sensitive habitats.

Here in the Olympic Peninsula, we have the opportunity to build a coalition of communities and cultures who are dedicated to a just transition toward community  resilience. Climate action here, can mean moving toward stable jobs with good wages building and retrofitting infrastructure to increase efficiency. We ask for investments to help retrain our workers to be prepared for the new economic benefits of a low carbon future.

When we work together we can achieve a better future for all of us. This is why we are concentrating our efforts into a joint march for the whole peninsula. This is our peninsula, it is our future, and this is our climate.

In addition to climate action on the peninsula, we look to protect the recently signed Paris accord, in which nations  work together to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees C, and thereby hopefully sustain a livable planet. There is currently a call to pull out of the Paris agreement and unleash a new wave of unnecessary and lethal fossil-fuel extraction. With this action, we can let our voices be heard that the Olympic Peninsula supports the Paris Agreement.

Now is the time to join the wave of recent protests which are larger than almost any point in US history — and on April 29, join us and in solidarity with people around the country to mark the 100th day of new administration with a mass action that stands up for our communities.

The Sierra Club North Olympic Group and Olympic Climate Action would like you to join us April 29 at 3 pm at Port Angeles City Pier. Let’s march together for our future.

Please help cover our expenses!  https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/olympic-peninsula-peoples-climate-march

Olympic Climate Action – olyclimate@gmail.com

Stand for Standing Rock

U.S. Bank, Port Angeles & Sequim

Saturday, March 4, 2017, 11 – noon

In response to the sudden announcement that the Trump administration plans to abrogate the Environmental Impact Statement process and bulldoze the sovereign rights of indigenous people at Standing Rock in order to push the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) through their ancestral lands, OCA, in partnership with the Clallam Progressives and the Racial Justice Collective, will picket outside the U.S. Bank branches in Port Angeles, 134 E. 7th St. (corner of Lincoln), and Sequim, 101 W. Washington St. (corner of Sequim Avenue).  Bring signs and dress for the weather.

U.S. Bank is among a number of banks financing DAPL, and a worldwide movement is calling to divest from these banks if they won’t withdraw their DAPL investments.  Seattle just passed a resolution to divest their accounts at Wells Fargo, another DAPL investor.  In Clallam County, several local governments bank with U.S. Bank.  Such demonstrations and divestment demands are being staged around the country.

This protest is not against our local bank branches, staffed by our neighbors and doing everyday community banking.  Rather, this protest is against their corporate executives, who often follow a very different agenda.  In coming weeks, we will start a dialogue about ethics and investments by individuals and institutions.

Here are messages from Sacred Stone Camp and the #NoDAPL 2017 Action Hub.  There the protesters are risking prosecution, jail, and worse to protect their sacred lands and water, and the water supply of millions.  We quite simply do not need any new pipelines, and the sooner we get onto clean energy, the better off we’ll all be.

Finally, a word from Arnold Schwarzenegger about an offer you can’t refuse!

Stand for Standing Rock

U.S. Bank, Port Angeles & Sequim

Saturday, February 25, 2017, 11 – noon

In response to the sudden announcement that the Trump administration plans to abrogate the Environmental Impact Statement process and bulldoze the sovereign rights of indigenous people at Standing Rock in order to push the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) through their ancestral lands, OCA, in partnership with the Clallam Progressives and the Racial Justice Collective, will picket from 11 AM till noon, on Saturday, February 25, outside the U.S. Bank branches in Port Angeles, 134 E. 7th St. (corner of Lincoln), and Sequim, 101 W. Washington St. (corner of Sequim Avenue).

This will be our third week of demonstrating, back by popular demand!  Bring signs and dress for the weather.

U.S. Bank is among a number of banks financing DAPL, and a worldwide movement is calling to divest from these banks if they won’t withdraw their DAPL investments.  Seattle just passed a resolution to divest their accounts at Wells Fargo, another DAPL investor.  In Clallam County, several local governments bank with U.S. Bank.

This protest is not against our local bank branches, staffed by our neighbors and doing everyday community banking.  Rather, this protest is against their corporate executives, who often follow a very different agenda.  In coming weeks, we will start a dialogue about ethics and investments by individuals and institutions.

Here are messages from Sacred Stone Camp and the #NoDAPL 2017 Action Hub.  There the protesters are risking prosecution, jail, and worse to protect their sacred lands and water, and the water supply of millions.  We quite simply do not need any new pipelines, and the sooner we get onto clean energy, the better off we’ll all be.

Rally vs Trump Nominees

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That pin in the upper left is us, not Victoria…in the entire Pacific Northwest, we and Seattle were the only places to hold “First 100 Hours” rallies to begin the resistance against the Cabinet nominees of Donald Trump.

Twenty-eight hardy souls were out in the middle of the street early this morning to spread the word, and we got much support from passersby.  More support than from the Port Commission, who said it was inappropriate to lobby other government bodies such as the U.S. Senate. This was just prior to a long discussion of whether they should lobby state government to extend the halibut fishing season!  Oh well, Profiles in Courage it wasn’t.

But the good news is that two out of three Port Commissioners acknowledge that human-caused climate change is a serious problem that must be seriously addressed.  That’s a good thing for our local community, as the Port controls some of the most vulnerable assets in Clallam County under the threat of climate change.

Pictures from the rally are on our Facebook page.

“Corral the Climate-Killing Cabinet”

Rally Jan. 23, 8 am – First and Valley Streets, Port Angeles

Climate action is under attack. The Trump presidency threatens to undo all our progress, and set the climate movement back years — years we can’t afford.  In the first 100 hours of Trump’s administration, join Olympic Climate Action and a nationwide resistance to oppose the Trump Administration’s aggressive attacks on our air and water, our economy, our health, our families, and our future.

On January 23 OCA sponsored a rally and sign-waving at First and Valley Streets in Port Angeles at 8 AM to kick off the resistance during Trump’s Presidency.  We brought signs and flags, and dressed warm!  We rallied early that morning because at 9 AM, we crossed the street to the Port of Port Angeles office to ask the Port Commissioners to join us in opposing a Cabinet made up of climate criminals.

See event poster here

It’s up to us to stop these attacks before they can really start.

Stand with Standing Rock in Port Angeles

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 3 pm – Gateway Center – Front & Lincoln – details here

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To make a donation:
– Camp support: http://standingrock.org/
– Legal support: https://fundrazer.com/d19fAf?ref=sh_25rPQa

The Lower Elwha Klallam and Jamestown S’Klallam Tribes stand in support of the Standing Rock protesters.

JAMESTOWN S’KLALLAM TRIBAL COUNCIL RESOLUTION #35-16
The US Army Corp of Engineers authorized the Dakota Access Pipeline’s construction over the objections of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and despite the fact that the environmental assessment failed to account for the health and will-being of the Tribe or the spiritual significance of the purposed development site. The construction of the Pipeline poses a significant risk of contamination of Tribal homeland, water and natural resources and will permanently destroy sites that have sacred and cultural significance to the Tribe.

standingrockprotester12 Ways to Be an Effective Ally at Standing Rock

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Here are some important tips for non-native allies who want to support the movement at Standing Rock.