On April 10, Chicago became the largest city in the US to commit to 100% clean energy. A resolution passed unanimously by the city council will enable the metropolis of 2.7 million to power all of its buildings with clean, renewable energy by 2035.
The Amazon is home to 10% of the species on the planet, produces 20% of our oxygen, and sucks in and stores more carbon pollution than any other place on Earth. This magical forest is literally helping keep us all alive!
Join Spring Creek Project for an afternoon symposium with climate change thought leaders, practical workshops, and a reception with community discussions to help make the connections we’ll need for the years ahead. When: Sunday, May 5, 2019 from Noon to 7:30 p.m. Where: LaSells Stewart Center in Corvallis, Oregon (875 SW 26th St)
Join the Promise to Protect Training in Seattle the weekend of April 27/28 This training is offered twice — Saturday and Sunday. Sign up for one day! RSVP for Saturday 4/27 RSVP for Sunday 4/28 — 350.org Seattle
Please vote yes on HB 1112 in your Senate Ways and Means Committee. I support this bill, which phases out the sale and use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are primarily used as refrigerants, by 2024. HFCs are extremely potent greenhouse gases with existing alternatives for their use.
HB 1578 – Oil Transport safety – Due date: 4/4/2019 – Message:
Please vote yes on HB 1578 in your Senate Ways & Means committee. The proven oil spill prevention tools in this bill would ensure that vessels carrying crude oil in high risks areas have the same requirements as oil tankers.
vote yes for HB 1580 in your Senate Agriculture, Water, Natural
Resources and Parks committee. I support this bill, which enhances
Orca recovery by reducing their foraging interference by marine vessels.
Senate Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks Committee Members:
SB 5873 – Community Forests – Due date: 4/3/2019 – Message:
vote yes on SB 5873 for community forests in your House Rural
Development committee. I support this bill, which provides grant
funding to local governments, tribes, and non-profits to purchase,
protect, and sustainably manage important forest lands.
vote yes on E2SSB 5116 in your House Finance committee. This bill
creates landmark legislation, which is very important to me. Please
preserve target dates for coal plant shutdown by 2025 and carbon neutral
electricity by 2030. Please limit opportunities for utilities to avoid
being held accountable to these dates.