Right here, right now is where we draw the line, The world is waking, and change is coming whether you like it or not.Greta Thunberg, speaking before the United Nations, 9/23/2019
By Mike Mallory, Sierra Club Sno-Isle Group and Climate Reality Snohomish County Chapter
From The Sierra Club, Washington State Chapter Journal – “The Crest” Volume 38, Issue 1
After Mike Mallory and his wife Marilyn retired, they knew they wanted to spend some of their time giving back to the world and they wanted to do it together. They found that climate activism was high on both their lists, in large part because of concern for the future of their grandchildren. They were attracted to the intensive Climate Reality training from top climate scientists, policy makers and health care workers. This training emphasized the need to inform people about the causes and consequences of climate change. The following is based on one of their presentations to spread the word.
When we hear stories about the frontline of environmental degradation, our sense of fairness is awoken and we are often moved to action. But when we move to action it is important to keep Environmental Justice in mind, so that we do not reinforce the pre-existing threads of oppression and injustice already woven into the system.
“Justice” is generally about balancing rights and responsibilities, benefits and burdens. Justice, in its applications to the Environment, can be divided into three categories.Continue reading
Gerald Johnson, recently retired from OCA’s Executive Committee, just finished Climate Reality Leadership Training in Bellevue, WA, and has this to say:
I wanted to express my gratitude for encouraging Ali and I to participate in the climate reality training. This was a truly inspirational and educational opportunity for us both. Here is a resource offered at the training, created by Jill MacIntyre Witt, who coordinates Climate Reality Leaders in the Pacific Northwest:
B.A. Sustainable Development, Prescott College
Our thanks to Gerald for his generous and intelligent contributions to OCA. We bid him farewell and wish all success in his endeavors in Salt Lake City.
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 you’d like to join the contingent from the Olympic Peninsula.
For official details and/or to donate, visit walk4salishsea.ca
Heat waves that have office workers reaching for the air conditioning will have farm workers facing heat stroke. Rising food prices that hit the rich in the wallet will hit the poor in the stomach. And storms that rattle windows in affluent homes will sweep away poor homes entirely. –environmental economist Jonah Busch