Category Archives: Events

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

Net metering discussion Feb. 17 – Sequim

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Community discussion of the pros and cons of the Feb 1 Clallam County PUD Net Metering rate changes. Learn what the rate change is all about and how it does or does not affect every PUD customer’s power bill. Is PUD threatening the continued development of clean renewable energy from solar power by creating a backdoor method for power companies to not support clean energy and maintain the status quo?

Are environmentalists being inconsiderate and ignoring the effects of electricity rates on their lower income neighbors? Does this disregard hamper those neighbors’ opportunity to help our community transition to clean energy and recognize renewable energy as being in everyone’s best interest?

Discover how the State Solar Fairness Act (SB 6081) would ensure that solar owners own the power they generate, which encourages and supports continued solar power development. Both the State Senate Energy Committee and the Senate Ways & Means Committees voted for this bill. The State Senate must NOW schedule a full floor vote.

Join Richard DeBusman and Paul Hansen on February 17 at the Mariners Cafe in Sequim from 5 to 6:30 p.m. as they lead a broad in depth discussion and answer questions which may help determine the nature of efforts for action now and in the future.

IMPORTANT ~ Please RSVP

https://actionnetwork.org/events/defend-net-metering-own-your-power-2

Or Email NOPVoices@att.net and type RSVP in Subject Line

Facebook Event https://www.facebook.com/events/400377300407113/

Salish Sea lobby day Feb. 12

Salish Sea Protection – Lobby Day 2018

A day of action to protect The Salish Sea! Join Protectors of the Salish Sea and Students for the Salish Sea in a day of constituent conversations with decision makers about key issues threatening our Salish Sea and what it will take to let this beautiful region return to health. This session we are advocating:

  • Orca Whale protection policies
  • Against the Kinder-Morgan Pipeline
  • An immediate halt to work at the LNG facility being illegally constructed on Puyallup tidal flats until a proper EIS has been conducted
  • An immediate lease phase-out on all invasive Atlantic Salmon net-pens
  • Freeing the Snake River from the four lower dams
  • Respect forTreaties signed with Coast Salish Tribal Nations!

What: Salish Sea Protection – Lobby Day 2018
Date: Monday, February 12th, 2018
Register: salishsea.brownpapertickets.com/
Location: TBD
Carpool info: www.groupcarpool.com/t/5ups9x
Questions: chiara[at]studentsforthesalishsea.org

Let’s create a healthier Salish Sea together!

* S C H E D U L E *

8:30-10: Indigenous prayer with Protectors for the Salish Sea and briefing on Indigenous solidarity issues; followed by a briefing on up-to-date policy priorities list.

— During this portion each participant will receive a name tag, an itinerary for constituent meetings and folder with specific policy information —-

12:00 Students for the Salish Sea Kinder Morgan petition delivery to Jay Inslee!

10-4:15, meetings with Senators and Representatives!

If you register here we’ll schedule meetings with your representatives:
https://salishsea.brownpapertickets.com/

**Please let us know if this cost poses a barrier to you and we will do our best to accommodate.**

We’d like to arrange childcare for anyone coming with kids. Message us if this is your circumstance ♥

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. It’s on us!

On January 31, we worked with 350.org to kick off a major campaign for 2018… 

Fossil Free US: How We Win from 350.org on Vimeo.

Fossil Free Fast: The Climate Resistance launched its Fossil Free U.S campaign, calling for an immediate halt to all fossil fuel projects with a fast and just transition to 100% renewable energy for all. OCA and other local groups hosted local kickoff watch parties in Port Angeles, Sequim, and Port Townsend, watching Bernie Sanders, Bill McKibben, and other forward-thinking activists speak about a vision for a healthy planet with justice for all, inspiring strong unified resistance against the current federal Administration’s endless attacks on the environment.

To connect with other local activists equally passionate about the work ahead to end oil addiction and transition the world to 100% renewable energy, contact us, and we’ll work together to help solve the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced.

For more information on the campaign, see https://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2018/01/05/350org-launches-fossil-free-us-campaign-large-scale-event-day-after-state-union

Rally vs offshore drilling Feb 5 in Tacoma

Day of Action & Rally – No New Offshore Drilling – Tacoma – February 5 – 5:30 p.m.
Let your voice be heard . . . Say No, No, No!

The current administration wants to open 90% of U.S. coastal waters to offshore drilling between 2019 and 2024. It’s important to have a large turnout attending BOEM’s (Bureau of Ocean Energy Management) revised program presentation and other events happening during the day. Make your voice heard and say no to this proposal that would be devastating to U.S. coasts.

Here’s all the details from our friends at Stand Up To Oil:

There is still time to RSVP to attend the Public Meeting about Offshore Drilling & People’s Hearing this coming Monday. We look forward to seeing you there!

Carpool Sign Up https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/y2mpin

Here’s our schedule for the day:

WHAT: Public Meeting about Offshore Drilling and People’s Hearing
WHERE: Tacoma’s Landmark Catering and Convention Center (47 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402)
WHENFebruary 5, 1:00 – 8:00 pm
1:00-2:00 Press Conference (Corinthian Room)
2:00-8:00 People’s Hearing (Corinthian Room)  – see detailed schedule below
3:00-7:00 Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Open House
5:30-6:30 Rally and Dinner (outside Landmark Catering and Convention Center)
WEAR BLUE for clean water!

Please share the Facebook event.

People’s Hearing Program:

1:00-2:00 pm Press conference
2:00-3:00 pm People’s Hearing
3:00-3:10pm(approximate) Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaking
3:10-5:30pm People’s Hearing
5:30-6:30 pm Rally and Dinner (pizza)
6:30-8:00 pm People’s Hearing continued
Visit the Public Meeting hosted by BOEM, 3:00-7:00 pm                     

 Activities at the People’s Hearing to include:

  • Volunteer to sit on the People’s Panel to hear testimony
  • Make your Delegation sash or a sign for the rally
  • Take a photo in the photo booth and share on social media
  • Meet organizations

 HOW TO SIGN UP TO SPEAK

We’ll have signs directing you where to sign up – you’ll have the option to sign up throughout the day. Speakers will have 3 minutes to give testimony (subject to change based on the time and number of speakers). We will do our best to accommodate varied travel schedules. A stenographer will record your testimony to submit it to the BOEM as a written comment.

 Here’s a list of sample talking points and facts about the risks of offshore drilling – we’ll have copies at the hearing too. Find sample social media posts at the end of the document.

Bring additional snacks and water – we’ll serve pizza, but it’s a long day!

Questions? Contact Stina Janssen at stina@wecprotects.org or at 360-301-3340.

Support by: Surfriders, Sierra Club, Stand Up to Oil, 350 Tacoma, Fuse WA, Washington Environmental Council, 350 Seattle, Backbone Campaign and more.

​Still can’t go to Tacoma? You can watch the live feed from home. (You don’t need a Facebook account for viewing ​at 1pm Monday)  https://www.facebook.com/StandUpToOil/videos/2027611667498271/

 

Formal public comment: You are encouraged to submit written comments to inform the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management of specific issues, impacting factors, environmental resources, alternatives to the proposed action, and mitigation measures to consider in its analyses. BOEM prefers online comments. Submit comments at https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=BOEM-2017-0074

Contributing Organizers: Sierra Club, 350 Tacoma, 350 Seattle, Washington Environmental Council, and Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association.

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 January 31, Fossil Free Fast: The Climate Resistance launches its Fossil Free U.S campaign, calling for an immediate halt to all fossil fuel projects with a fast and just transition to 100% renewable energy for all. OCA and other local groups will be hosting local kickoff watch parties.

Join your neighbors and friends to watch Bernie Sanders, Bill McKibben, and other forward-thinking activists speak about a vision for a healthy planet with justice for all. You will see a new path moving into the 2018 and 2020 elections with an emphasis on local action that will inspire strong unified resistance against the current federal Administration’s endless attacks on the environment.

Connect with other activists equally passionate about the work ahead to end oil addiction and transition the world to 100% renewable energy. Starting right here on the north Olympic Peninsula, we can work together to solve one of the biggest challenges humanity has ever faced.

For more information see https://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2018/01/05/350org-launches-fossil-free-us-campaign-large-scale-event-day-after-state-union

Please RSVP to a watch party near you.

Port Angeles

Sequim

Port Townsend

If you can’t attend a watch party, you can livestream the national event from home by going to this link: https://gofossilfree.org/usa/. A recording will also be available afterward at the same link.

Climate Resistance kickoff Jan. 31

Fossil Free Fast: The Climate Resistance

On January 31, Fossil Free Fast: The Climate Resistance, launches Fossil Free U.S, a campaign led by 350.org, calling for an immediate halt to all fossil fuel projects and a fast and just transition to 100% renewable energy for all. We’ll be hosting local kickoff watch parties on the Olympic Peninsula.

See Bernie Sanders, Bill McKibben, and a wide array of climate activists speak out on a vision for a healthy planet with justice for all. You will see a new path and be inspired to resist the current federal government’s endless attacks on the climate, with an eye toward the 2018 and 2020 elections and an emphasis on local action.

Connect with other activists equally passionate about this work in exploring how to end our oil addiction and transition our world to 100% renewable energy, starting right here on the Olympic Peninsula. Together we can work to solve one of the biggest challenges humanity has ever faced.

Please go to one of the events below for details and to RSVP:

Port Angeles

Sequim

 

Climate Countdown in Olympia Jan. 8

Let’s send a strong message to our state legislators that it’s time for real climate action, now!

Join with statewide 350.org groups mobilizing in Olympia for Climate Countdown: Day 1 on the first day of the 2018 Legislative Session, to let our representatives know we expect them to pass bold and meaningful climate legislation that has a chance of saving our future before it’s too late. (Of course, we can also thank them for past efforts to make Washington and the world a better place!)

OCA is arranging carpools and a van from Port Angeles, Sequim, and Port Townsend. Please go to the carpool link below to sign up. Let’s show that we’re serious!

Car/vanpool signup:  https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/y5drtc.

For more information, see the following:

Web Site: http://350seattle.org/climatecountdown/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1969448093273005/

Click on “See More” at bottom of “Details” section for additional information. Also, check out the “Discussion” tab for comments.

Twitter: #ClimateCountdown

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