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 * …

Clallam County Commissioners to consider climate resolution

At their regular meeting of June 19, 2018, starting at 10 a.m., the Clallam County Board of Commissioners will consider a resolution long in the making, shepherded by Commissioner Mark Ozias, to reinvigorate a Climate Action Plan passed in 2009. The draft of the resolution is here. Passage of this important resolution is not guaranteed; …

Warrior Up! Rally on land & sea vs. Kinder Morgan May 20 in Seattle

The Kinder Morgan pipeline project can and must be stopped! Tar sands are one of the biggest climate threats we face, and Houston-based Kinder Morgan is trying to build a massive new pipeline through British Columbia to export this oil. They've encountered much more resistance than they expected so they've temporarily stopped investment and will …

KWEKWECNEWTXW – Protect the Inlet

March 10, 2018:  Representatives from OCA, Sierra Club and thousands more joined with First Nations in Vancouver BC to resist the Kinder Morgan tar-sands pipeline. They sent a clear message to Prime Minister Trudeau that he does not have consent to allow the Kinder Morgan Trans-Mountain pipeline expansion. For more information or to donate: https://protecttheinlet.ca/ Articles: https://other98.com/coast-protectors-occupation-kinder-morgan/ …

Stop Kinder Morgan: Kickoff March 10

Indigenous-led resistance to the Kinder Morgan tar-sands pipeline will begin March 10 in Vancouver. From: Victoria Leistman-Sierra Club [mailto:victoria.leistman@sierraclub.org] (NOTE: Victoria helped organize our local Pull Together events last August in Chimacum and Port Angeles, to raise funds for the fight vs Kinder Morgan.) ON MARCH 10th, KWEKWECNEWTXW BEGINS An Indigenous-led Mass Mobilization to Stop Kinder …

Climate hope lectures

The Climate Reality Project: Hope for the Future Thursday, March 1, 6-7 p.m., Peninsula College - Port Townsend Thursday, March 15, 6-7 p.m., Sequim Public Library, south meeting room Wednesday, April 18, 6:30 -7:30 p.m., Peninsula College -  Forks Cost: Free, registration not required. Open to the public “We’re going to win this thing, but first we …

We will endure: the Climate Resistance

Now that the Climate Resistance event has happened, you can watch highlights here: ...or the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1EMCxtpyok&feature=youtu.be With our federal government seemingly bent on cooking the planet for the sake of corporate profits, we have no choice but to take up the mantle ourselves:  as individuals, organizations, businesses, and local and state governments. …

Climate Resistance kickstarts across the Olympic Peninsula Jan. 31

With our federal government seemingly bent on cooking the planet for the sake of corporate profits, we have no choice but to take up the mantle ourselves:  as individuals, organizations, businesses, and local and state governments. It's on us! Join us January 31 as we work with 350.org to kick off a major campaign for 2018...  On …

We blocked the gates!

On the morning of Monday, December 18, Water Protectors and community members gathered outside the Tacoma LNG facility to show opposition to Puget Sound Energy's (PSE) disregard for treaty rights and the health and safety of our communities and planet. A contingent from North Olympic Peninsula representing OCA and the North Olympic Orca Pod were …

Day of action vs banks that invest in pipelines

OCA joins Global Days of Action vs banks funding pipelines On October 23, 2017, Olympic Climate Action members participated in the global days of action against major banks funding dirty oil-pipeline money, organized by Mazaska Talks (“Money Talks” in Lakota), a coalition of grassroots Indigenous groups including the 121 First Nations and Tribes of the Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands …

#DeFundPipelines – join us on Oct 23

We are participating in the Mazaska Talks Global Day of Action on Oct 23 with actions opposing banks funding pipelines with branches in Port Townsend, Port Angeles, and Sequim. Join our planning group! Sign up for the event here    

Pull Together: Keep Tar Sands Oil out of Our Water, Aug. 22-23

Local Groups Fight Pipeline with “Pull Together” Events August 22 in Chimacum ♦ August 23 in Port Angeles  ♦ August 24 in Port Townsend DONATE TO PULL TOGETHER HERE DONATE TO STAND WITH KWANTLEN HERE Olympic Climate Action (OCA) joins with the Sierra Club, the Native Connections group of the Unitarian-Universalist Church in Port Townsend, Pull Together, and Stand with Kwantlen …

US Bank Updates its Environmental Responsibility Policy!

Remember those cold days in February when people in Port Angeles and Sequim were protesting US Bank's support of DAPL pipeline ?  Well, good news.  US Bank has revised its environmental responsibility policy to state that it will no longer directly fund any oil or gas pipelines! And any relationships with companies/people in the oil …

Walk 4 the Salish Sea

This is one of the most important international/local issues we face now.  We encourage you to join in (for as much or as little as you can via any human-powered means of transport).  Or, if you can't join physically, donate. When: May 25-28, 2017 Where: from Victoria to Kinder Morgan Westridge Terminal, Burnaby RSVP if …

People’s Climate March ♥ Olympic Peninsula ♥ April 29, 2017

"Our Peninsula, Our Future, Our Climate" 3:00 PM • Port Angeles City Pier 321 N. Lincoln St., Port Angeles, WA 98362 RSVP here Contribute here Map to parking and City Pier Agenda of speakers and activities March route FAQ Our banners - original artwork by Makah artist Micah McCarty Video by James Cameron Article by Bill …

FAQ:  Olympic Peninsula People’s Climate March – Saturday, April 29, 2017

3 pm - Port Angeles City Pier, 321 N. Lincoln St. Parking is available at the Clallam County Courthouse parking lot, 223 E 4th St. There will be a drop-off area near the pier for people who need it. A map is here. Gathering will be at the stage on the Port Angeles City Pier. The welcome ceremony will …

Agenda for People’s Climate March April 29

Tentative agenda - People’s Climate March Olympic Peninsula, 4/29/2017 – 3 PM – PA City Pier  Segment/Speaker Affiliation Topic PRE-MARCH:     Melanie Greer March committee chair Welcome and logistics Jonathan Arakawa Enrolled member of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and a lead singer with the Klallam Drum Group Welcome to Klallam territory MARCH: Everyone March …