Category Archives: Off the Wire

Hot Off the Wire – 1/6/2018

Take action

Regional Action

Join the next 350 Local Group 100% Renewables call
on Tuesday, January 8th, 5 pm PST

National Action

Tell Congress: We Demand New Action On Climate!


With environmental champions now a majority in the
House of Representatives, a new, greener Congress
is now in session – via NRDC

2019 Greenpeace Action Camp Application
by Monday January 7th

Earth Activist Training


Courses in permaculture,
earth-based spirituality, organizing
and activism with Starhawk and friends

Ask your member of Congress to co-sponsor H.R.1, the For The People Act – via The Sierra Club

Are you ready for a Green way to bank?
The Apiration Summit Account

Tell the EPA: Stop Trump’s rollback of Mercury Standards
via NRDC

You can register to join 350.org monthly calls in 2019

Climate News

Local/Regional News

National/International News

Why the Climate Change Message Isn’t Working

Members of the Horace Fire department, the North Dakota National Guard and volunteers help to sandbag a retention pond to keep flood water from the water treatment facility near Horace, North Dakota on March 28, 2009.


Threats of global catastrophe won’t move people to action.
Only the heart can inspire zeal

Democrats debate how to face “the existential threat of our time” – via Axios

How we can combat climate change
via The Washington Post

Our Children’s Trust Press Releases


Inspiration

Climate crisis is “existential threat” house democrats say – But Protecting Turf Comes First

Climate crisis is “existential threat” house democrats say – But Protecting Turf Comes First

by Kate Aronoff

December 30, 2018  

‘THE NEW HOUSE committee being created to confront the climate crisis is being stripped of authority in order to accommodate the parochial concerns of senior Democrats in the caucus, protecting their pieces of turf.’

Hot Off the Wire – December 29, 2018

Take action

Regional Action

Join the webinar of the Governor’s Southern Resident Orca Task Force – via Puget Sound Partnership

Time for BPA to act on LSR dams: Opinion – via The Spokesman-Review, Spokane

Say to REI: Break Up with US Bank! – via Fossil Free California

Washington deserves to know the real risks of Kalama Methanol – via Washington Conservation Voters

Get training for rallies at legislator’s offices in January for a Green New Deal – via 350.org

Tell SAExploration now: Stay out of the Arctic Refuge! – via Sierra Club

National Action

Give an emergency Tax-Deductible Gift to The Climate Mobilization

350.org Donor Bulletin: December 2018

Tell the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to preserve our public lands in 2019 – via Sierra Club

Say NO to drilling in The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge – via Friends of the Earth

Tell BlackRock CEO Larry Fink: Divest from fossil fuels – via Credo Action

Video: Stand with us against the Keystone XL – Indigenous Leaders of North Dakota

Tell House Democrats: Investigate Ryan Zinke                    

Climate News

Local/Regional News

Why Do Washington Voters Struggle With Climate Change Policies? – via Sightline Institute

Port of Kalama denied grant for methanol plant dock and roads – via The Daily News

Kalama Methanol Facility Could Put Taxpayers on the Hook – via Sightline Institute

NW governors optimistic on climate action – via Climate Solutions

National/International News

The Green New Deal, explained – via Vox

Major milestone: 1000+ divestment commitments worth nearly $8 trillion – via GoFossilFree.org

Video: 10 Signs of Climate Progress from 2018 – via The Years Project

In Landmark Agreement, Mass., Eight Other States Vow to Cut Transportation Emissions – via The Boston Globe

Solar on schools advances with open source contracting – via PV Magazin

Thirty Mile High Wave Encircling Earth to Break over North Pole on Christmas Day – via Daily KOS

HSBC bank was called out for their double standard on coal investment – via GoFossilFree.org

What would Jesus do about the climate? – via The Guardian

One Hundred Cities Are Leading the Way to 100 Percent Clean Energy – via Next City

Review the NRDC key legal fights – via NRDC

Watch: Climate Justice Means Migrant Justice on International Migrants Day – via 350.org

2018 in Review: Fossil Fuel Companies Fumble; Clean Energy Bills Set to Take Spotlight – via Sightline Institute

Hot Off the Wire – December 18, 2018

COP24, the speech of 15-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg – via Lifegate

Take action

Regional Action

Ask for your free, limited edition bumper sticker: Make America Green Again – via Sierra Club

Take action for a healthier environment for all Washingtonians:
Legislative Session Activist Sign up – via WA Environmental Council & Washington Conservation Voters

Demand climate action in the 2019 legislative session – via Washington Conservation Voters

2019 can be WA’s year of climate action

Clean energy, clean fuels: We’re all in for climate action. Now. – via Climate Solutions

Can you send an email to JPMorgan Chase’s executives to STOP Keystone XL pipeline – via 350Action

Join the RavenTrust Circle of Allies with a monthly pledge

Keep fracked gas out of Washington!: Submit your Comment! – via Sierra Club WA

National Action

Oppose Oil Drilling in the Arctic’s Beaufort Sea – via NRDC

BREAKING: Zinke just resigned from office – via Sierra Club

Tell your senators to replace him with someone who will work for the public.

Tell Congress: “Save the Land and Water Conservation Fund!” – via Washington Conservation Voters

Tell the EPA: Don’t weaken these clean air and public health protections! – Sierra Club

Support a Green New Deal: sign the petition to Congress – via Daily KOS

Call your member of Congress today: demand they support a Green New Deal – via 350Action

Tell Nancy Pelosi: Put Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the Ways and Means Committee

Share what you’d like to see In a Green New Deal – via The Peoples Climate Movement

Stop Trump and Zinke from destroying our public lands to benefit Big Oil:
   Donate $27 or more now! – via Friends of the Earth Action

Watch the 2-minute video “People Power versus Carbon Bombs” – via FossilFree News

Sign the petition: Tell World Leaders to Freeze All Fossil Fuel Development – via 350Action

Climate News

Local/Regional News

Oregon Tops the Charts for Voter Turnout in 2018 – via Sightline Institute

The Reluctant Radical is now available to rent or buy

A Thank-You and update from Pull-Together Canada about the TransMountain expansion

National/International News

Democracy Now! Daily Digest during U.N. Climate Talks

Protesters disrupt US panel’s fossil fuels pitch at climate talks – via The Guardian

The Arctic Ocean has lost 95 percent of its oldest ice
   a startling sign of what’s to come – via The Washington Post

Why Is the Left Ignoring the Bipartisan Carbon Tax Bill? – via RealClear Politics

London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, has declared a climate emergency – via The Guardian

“Paris to Pittsburgh” – Airing on National Geographic December 12th

George Monbiot: Ending Meat & Dairy Consumption Is Needed to Prevent Worst Impacts of Climate Change – via DemocracyNow!

Inspiration

Sightline staff shares their most memorable books of the year

Here’s a way to fight climate change: Empower women – via Wired

Book Review – The Madhouse Effect by Michael Mann and Tom Toles