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Hot Off the Wire — 11/07/2019

Rising Seas will erase more cities by 2050

New study finds errors in rising sea level predictions: It’s much, much worse than anyone imagined — Daily Kos

Rising Seas Are Going to Drown Way More Cities Than We’d Thought: Study — Intellingencer

The Study – New elevation data triple estimates of global vulnerability to sea-level rise and coastal flooding — Nature

New Study: 300 Million Face Severe Risk of Climate-Fueled Coastal Flooding by 2050 — Democracy Now video

Opinion

LETTER: Doesn’t buy candidates and global warming hoax — Peninsula Daily News

World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency

12,000 Scientists deliver a third warning of Climate Calamity

Trump’s Worst Impeachable Offense Hurts the Whole World, and
A Worldwide Revolution Is Underway

To Address Climate Change,
We Need to Take Back the Supreme Court

Thom Hartmann on why we should use constitutional solutions to rescue our democracy from the agendas of billionaires and corporations.

Solutions

Our mission is to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.

Charge of the Enlightened Brigade — Robb Report
China becomes the innovator of clever solutions to the e-vehicle revolution’s Achilles Heel, battery charging.

Regional Actions

Celebrate the one year anniversary of
Portland Clean Energy Fund by
joining us for a webinar!
Nov 21, 2019 5 pm PST

Join the Green New Deal Action Team!
It’s a tough assignment; have a glass of cider and discover,
“How Do You Talk Respectfully With Others About Climate Change?”

Monday, Dec 2 2019, 6:00pm – 8:00pm PST
Finnriver Cider Garden, Cidery Taproom & Orchard — 124 Center Road, Chimacum, WA

National Actions

Register to host a Climate Strike today — Youth Climate Strike Coalition

Dozens of youth leaders help at grand opening of new Chase branch in St. Paul with a Die-in

Yesterday, the Keystone pipeline spilled again — Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council — Use this form to send an email to the PSC

Add your name to demand all presidential candidates make climate change a priority — Daily Kos

Please consider making a donation to the NRDC Action Fund

Ask your senators and representative to help fight climate change by including the Paris climate agreement in the USMCA — NRDC Action Fund

Tell Congress: Reclaim your war powers and say NO to Trump’s troop deployment to Syrian oil fields! — Win Without War

It’s time to make Big Oil pay — 350.org

Keystone XL Comment Period — 350 Action
This is your last chance for official comment on Keystone XL.

Ask the UN to hold a People’s Climate Summit now — 350 Action

We are looking for Climate Emergency Organizers across the United States and Canada to help guide people who are launching new Climate Emergency campaigns in their communities.

Click here to fill out an application

Creation Justice Webinar Series — United Church of Christ
November 14th at 1 pm ET

Local/Regional News

Jay Inslee Isn’t Going Away — Rolling Stone

California is on track to miss its climate targets—by a century
— MIT Technology Review
And it’s likely to get harder, not easier, for the state
to achieve ever deeper cuts in emissions.

Fueled by Climate Change, California’s Raging Wildfires Are Threatening Vulnerable Communities First — DemocracyNow! video

COP 25 moved from Santiago, Chile to Madrid, Spain

National/International News

“The Pollinators”: New Film Shows How Decline of Bee Colonies Could Mean Collapse of Food Chain — DemocracyNow! video

Brazil environment: Vast oil spill hits dozens of beaches — BBC News

Plaintiffs thank U.S. House for passing first-step Chaco protection bill
— Western Environmental Law Center

Bill McKibben on U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Accord, California Fires, Climate Refugees & More — DemocracyNow Interview

Western Banks Funding Saudi Aramco IPO Betraying Climate Change Promises, Environmentalists Warn — Newsweek

Rachel Maddow Takes On the Oil Industry — New York Times Book Review by Fareed Zakaria
BLOWOUTCorrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth — By Rachel Maddow

Inspiration

Japan Just Built a Supercar Out of Wood (that weighs half as much as a traditional car) — Robb Report

Inside the Ministry of the Environment’s Nano Cellulose Vehicle

Hot Off the Wire — 11/1/2019

Opinion

Join the podcast as we uncover the mechanics of the longest-running and most elaborate propaganda campaign of the century
—the creation and spread of climate change denial—
and why it’s been so effective

Getting Mad about Climate Change with Emily Atkin

Mark Blyth’s State of the Union transcript — Radio Open Source
Deep analysis of inequality, austerity, and popular unrest.

Legal Rights for the Salish Sea

Dr. Kriss Kevorkian, will be presenting on Environmental Grief at the Patagonia Store in Seattle (2100 1st Ave Seattle, WA 98121) on Thursday, November 7th from 7-9PM. 

Rights of nature will be part of the discussion. Please plan to attend if possible, and spread the word to your friends and through social media.

If you have any questions or need a ride, please let me know.

Solutions

Indigenous Fire Science and Management
Colonization, Fire Suppression, and Indigenous Resurgence in the Face of Climate Change — Yes! Magazine

The Harmonious Grid
The Northwest electric system and the embrace of customer-side resources

Solar Workforce Diversity
in Oregon and Washington

Regional Actions

VOTE !! Washington Conservation Voters Endorsements

Will you sign this petition demanding long-term protections of the Arctic Refuge?
— Stand.earth

What IS Local 20/20 in PT

Public Meet and Greet
— Sunday afternoon, November 10
— 1–4pm at the Port Townsend Community Center

We hope to see you there!

Hear our strategy on fostering clean energy

National Actions

Tell your representative to vote YES on three critical bills to protect our treasured public lands from destruction! — NRDC Action Fund
— Chaco Cultural Heritage Protection Act
— Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act
— Colorado Outdoor Recreation & Economy (CORE) Act

Send a message urging your representative to vote YES to protect the Grand Canyon, Chaco Canyon, and Colorado public lands — Sierra Club

Sign this petition now to keep the momentum alive and send a clear message to world governments: it’s time to make corporate polluters pay — Action Network

Help power our work from now through Election Day 2020 — NRDC Action Fund
Double your impact with matching funds up to $60,000.

Local/Regional News

Pomo villagers are “guerrilla gatherers” in Fort Bragg, CA. — Hakai Magazine

In 1851, after California became a state, Governor Peter Burnett declared in an address to the state legislature, “That a war of extermination will continue to be waged between the races until the Indian race becomes extinct must be expected.”


National/International News

350 Celebrates a decade of action, see the Timeline

Water Warriors is the story of a community’s successful fight to protect their water from the oil and natural gas industry.

Big Oil continues to push hard for legislation to punish peaceful, non-violent pipeline protesters — Bold Iowa

The companies ranked
are all part of the
Sustainable Apparel Coalition,
the UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action,
or the G7 Fashion Pact
— including Levi’s, American Eagle, Burberry, H&M and Gap.

–Stand.earth

Inspiration

Port Book and News Friday, November 1st at 7 pm
Seattle Times Environment Reporter Lynda Mapes

An intimate look at one majestic hundred-year-old oak tree through four seasons–and the reality of global climate change it reveals.

Hot Off the Wire — 10/25/2019

Opinion

Yakama, Lummi tribal leaders
call for removal of three lower Columbia River dams

The Seattle Times — October 14, 2019

Can Climate ‘Test Cases’ Move Forward? It’s Up to Supreme Court

Can local governments use public nuisance law against energy companies
for their role in Climate Disruption? — Bloomberg Environment

Why the Bus Got So Bad, and How to Save It — CityLab
TransitCenter’s Steven Higashide has created a how-to guide to help city leaders and public transportation advocates save struggling bus systems.

The climate crisis isn’t an accident, it’s a crime — 198 Methods

Solutions

The Sustainable Future Town of Your Imagination

A walk into the future, in a British city where housing is sustainable,
energy is locally owned,
food is abundant, and
the work week is just three days long.

The Key to Saving Family Farms Is in the Soil

Farmers adopting regenerative agricultural practices across the Midwest
are restoring the health of the soil and of their rural economies.


Sierra Club is
calling all artists and creatives to join us in creating art for the Green New Deal

Regional Actions

There are now 2 weekly #ClimateStrikes in Grays Harbor! 
Donna Albert is at the Montesano County Building, and
a high-schooler is leading one at Hoquiam City Hall.
Both begin at noon, each Friday.


You are invited to the second annual fundraiser on
Saturday, November 9 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at
Central Area Senior Center (500 30th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144). 

For the People is a grassroots organizing collective that provides a stable platform for community organizers to fundraise for social justice projects.

Your gift goes directly to a lean, mean campaign for bipartisan legislation and Sustainable Farms
that will cut carbon emissions.

Should we exempt Tongass National Forest
from the 2001 Roadless Rule for logging?
Public Comment ends December 17. Please tell USDA what you think.

“Time for a Green New Deal”

Come learn the latest about the fight for climate justice

Climate Solutions

Ask Commissioner Franz to propose and adopt a
stronger conservation strategy for Washington

— Washington Environmental Council

Join the Chase Campaign – Monthly Call
with 350.org

When: Monday, November 11th, 5PM Pacific
Where: Zoom. Register for the call details here

Pledge to Organize a #ClimateStrike on Dec 6th!
Yeah! You can do it with our help.

National Actions

Day One Pledge — Climate Action

Tweet-out the Day One Pledge to Presidential Candidates — 350 Action

Tell Democratic presidential candidates:
Include toxic clean-up in your climate plans — Daily Kos

Tell MSNBC they must ask candidates
for their plans to address the climate crisis at the next debate

The House Select Committee is seeking additional detailed input
from a broad range of stakeholders. That’s YOU!
Help Congress answer 13 questions about our way forward.

Filthy Fashion:
Ditch coal and go renewable

My name is Vic Barrett. I’m one of the 21 youth plaintiffs in Juliana v United States,
a climate lawsuit targeting the federal government for knowingly causing climate change.

Local/Regional News

The Oregon-Washington Water Year 2019 Recap
and 2020 Outlook Meeting
— November 5

is a one-day workshop held to review the climate events and impacts of the 2019 water year, provide forecast information for the upcoming water year, and learn about new resources on drought and climate variability. Attend via Zoom.

Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs
Sightline’s Latest Original Work

National/International News

Patagonia’s founder, Yvon Chouinard,
has followed his 2014 documentary DamNation with a new film:

The Shafeek Nader Trust for the Community Interest
awards the
Joe A. Callaway Award for Civic Courage
in 2019 to
George Luber, Ph.D. and John M. Barnett

The Latest News

Banks warned over Saudi Aramco by environmental groups
Ten green groups send letter to express concern over planned market float

Keep it in the Ground

Inspiration

THE GRIEF & GRATITUDE LODGE

WHEN: Saturday, November 9th, 2019
WHERE: The Zen Dome on Marrowstone, 4894 Flagler Road, Nordland, WA 98358


Sing to Improve Your Hearing? Apparently it’s True!

Soprano Ann Gresham presents:
The Unashamed Singer:
Improve Your Hearing and Listening Skills by Singing With Others

Free Preview Monday 10/28 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Hot Off the Wire — 10/18/2019

Opinion

Gazette opinion: Changing climate matters in Montana

THE EDITORIAL BOARD of the Billings Gazette — Sep 22, 2019
“The speed of change calls us to action for the sake of our kids and grandkids.
Believe the science and support changes to address our changing Montana climate.”


On the Northwest’s Snake River, the Case for Dam Removal Grows

By Jacques Leslie — October 10, 2019

As renewable energy becomes cheaper than hydropower and the presence of dams worsens the plight of salmon, pressure is mounting in the Pacific Northwest to take down four key dams on the lower Snake River that critics say have outlived their usefulness.


By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan

Goodbye Columbus, Hello Indigenous Peoples Day

Solutions

Adaptation Planning for Coastal Communities with NOAA
December 4-5, 9 am-4:30 pm in Mount Vernon.
The two-day class is $175 and includes lunch and materials.

Regional Actions

. . . a general election ballot packed full of Tim Eyman’s push polls
Will you stand with First Nations and stop the Trans Mountain Pipeline once and for all?
join us to  donatefundraise onlineor sign up to organize an event

National Actions

Right now we need your help to pressure Chevron to keep its hands off the Arctic Refuge
— NRDC

YOUR VOICE MATTERS:
Tell Wheeler and Trump to put our health and climate before corporate polluters
— Sierra Club

Tell the EPA to Protect Our Water and Air: DON’T Gut Coal Ash Safety Standards

Reject Trump’s Attacks on States’ and Tribes’ Ability to Protect Their Water
— NRDC

Act Now: Tell the EPA to uphold our basic clean water protections!
— Washington Environmental Council

Send a message to Procter & Gamble’s CEO David Taylor now to tell his company to
step up on TP — Stand.earth

Please join us on Wednesday, October 23 for a Webinar on the fight to stop the expansion of the gas industry — Sierra Club
Date: Wednesday, October 23 Time: 11:00 am PT

See the shadowy, oily side of Wells Fargo and their fossil fuels finance
— Sierra Club, Beyond Dirty Fuels

Local/Regional News

Humchitt and the entire Heiltsuk Nation

will be converging on the central coast community of Bella Bella to open a grand hall.

The mural-festooned cedar Big House in Bella Bella.

A collaborative project of the Clallam County League of Women Voters
and local community partners
Part 1: The Story of Water:
An Introduction
Tuesday, November 12 at noon
The Sequim Chamber of Commerce meeting at the Guy Cole Event Center
November 13:  Olympic Mountain Glaciers and Snowpack:
Changes and Future Challenges 
– Bill Baccus, Olympic National Park
6:30 PM Sequim City Hall Council Chambers

Local 20/20 Climate Prep group is bringing Andy Haub from the city of Olympia to talk in PT about Olympia’s Sea Level Rise plan.
October 31, 1:30 at the Pope Marine Building at 100 Madison St in Port Townsend

Water levels at the Hoover Dam in 1983

Can’t Let the Taps Run Dry:
Managing Water in an Unpredictable Climate

From southern Nevada to New York City, the climate crisis is causing ongoing water problems. The Water Utility Climate Alliance is working hard to ensure cities are prepared.

Water levels at the Hoover Dam in 2018



“The community has really recognized that climate change wasn’t this far-off thing—it’s very real.”
— Yes! Magazine

National/International News

Presidential Scorecard Methodology

IOWANS ARGUE CLIMATE NECESSITY DEFENSE FOR ARREST AT TRUMP RALLY — Bold Iowa

This Is Not a Drill: 700+ Arrested as Extinction Rebellion Fights Climate Crisis with Direct Action

Extinction Rebellion Shuts Down Times Square as Climate Activists Superglue Themselves to a Boat — DemocracyNow!

The Latest News

Inspiration

Matt Bors for Comics

Hot Off the Wire — 10/10/2019

Opinion

“No Winners on a Dead Earth”: Why We Need a Climate Leader in 2020
— Yes! Magazine David Korten posted Oct 01, 2019
The climate crisis is our common cause,
and we’ll need to elect a president that is willing to take it on.

The Three Most Important Graphs in Climate Change Jonathan Foley

Solutions

How to Identify People Open to Evidence about Climate Change — Resiliance.org

New Research Promises Electric Car Batteries That Last For a Million Miles — Gismodo

How well do you know #FilthyFashion? Take the quiz to learn more!

Regional Actions

Send a message to Governor Inslee today:
Real climate leadership means no more fossil fuel projects!

Carbon WA’s campaign for climate-friendly farms and ranches needs your help!

Invest in Climate-Friendly Farming Today?

Join us in saying NO to Tim Eyman’s Initiative 976 — Washington Environmental Council

National Actions

Cathi Murray is a longtime resident of Pines, Indiana, home to a Superfund site with contaminated water.  She’s holding a photo of the coal plant that creates huge coal ash piles, which leak contaminants into Pines’ water that Cathi and her neighbors rely on.

Our planet vs. far right’s bullying lies — Avaaz

Help Expose and Stop the Disinformation Campaigns

Support the work to come

Our wildlife can’t wait — will you be their voice? — Sierra Club
Tell your members of Congress: Co-sponsor the PAW and FIN Conservation Act of 2019!

Tell General Electric to stop building coal plants overseas! — Sierra Club

Local/Regional News

11 climate activists arrested for trespassing after protests at Chase banks — KIRO 7 News

How climate change threatens our health in the Pacific Northwest
— the Seattle Times

This week, the
Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench
granted advance costs to
Beaver Lake Cree Nation
to allow it to proceed with its
“Tar Sands Trial” treaty case against
Canada and Alberta.

National/International News

Trump vs. California: — DemocracyNow! video
In Blow to Climate, U.S. Revokes State’s Stricter Auto Emissions Standards

Last Chance Alliance is a coalition of over 700 organizations that formed to address the ongoing climate, health, and environmental justice emergency caused by the oil and gas industry in California.

Hot Off the Wire — Unknown

‘It’s spectacular’: Climate activists paint stunning mural on two blocks of Montgomery St.
— SFGate


Fight severe felony charges against Greenpeace activists!

Greenpeace USA climbers form a blockade on the Fred Hartman Bridge in Baytown, Texas shutting down the largest fossil fuel thoroughfare in the United States ahead of the third Democratic primary debate in nearby Houston. The climbers are preventing the transport of all oil and gas through the Houston Ship Channel, home to the largest petrochemical complex in the United States. Their action is a call to the countryÕs present and future leaders to imagine a world beyond fossil fuels and embrace a just transition to renewable energy., 8.19.72.dm.


“How Dare You! “
Greta Thunberg Slams World’s Focus on
Economic “Fairy Tales” While Ecosystems Collapse
— DemocracyNow! Interview

Hot Off the Wire — 09/16/2019

We Are Striking to Disrupt the System”:

An Hour with 16-Year-Old Climate Activist Greta Thunberg
September 11, 2019 — DemocracyNow!

Join Climate Strike Week on the Peninsula! Sept. 20-28

Youth leaders of the September 20 Climate Strikes have released their demands. It’s critical that parents, grandparents, and families stand with them in support of their bold vision.
Join the fight for our kids
and future generations!

Opinion

Solutions

Penn State to hold the first international conference on Drawdown

Research to Action: The Science of Drawdown, on September 16-19, 2019
Watch Live Streaming Conference Agenda Project Drawdown


“Bhutan isn’t just carbon neutral — it’s carbon negative” — Tshering Tobgay
A TED Talk about climate and community.

“We in the Media Have Not Been Doing Our Job”:
250+ News Outlets Pledge to Focus on Climate Crisis — DemocracyNow!

Media coverage is exploding! 

Plastic Industry’s Planned Expansion Threatens Our Ability to Avoid Catastrophic Climate Change Beyond Plastics

Carnival Corporation announced it’s planning to test the use of battery power systems on its AIDA brand ships! — Stand.earth

Regional Actions

Tell the Washington Department of Ecology
to properly protect our communities from tar sands. — Stand.earth

The bitumen case throws another legal hurdle in the path of the Trans Mountain pipeline

Help cover the filing costs today


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 get your FREE ticket now.

Come gather to celebrate grassroots organizing and meet the founders of For The People. Show up for Antonio Zamora, who relentlessly gives solidarity to many communities struggling against killer cops, climate change, and fascism.
Read More . . .

National Actions

Sign the petition to NOAA: — Daily Kos
Weather reports must be accurate and 100% free from political pressure.

Urge debate moderators to ask the candidates how they intend to protect science
Check out all our questions for the candidates — Union of Concerned Scientists

Tell GE to STOP Building Coal Plants and Join the Clean Energy Movement — NRDC

TAKE ACTION
Oppose Dangerous Drilling NOW

Three major pro-environment bills are
coming up for a vote any day now:
You can be a reason they pass.
— NRDC Action Fund

National/International News

“We Are on the Frontline”: — DemocracyNow! video
Despite Tiny Carbon Footprint, Bahamas Is Ground Zero of Climate Crisis

“Biological Annihilation”: The Danger of Opening Alaska’s ANWR to Oil & Gas Drilling
— DemocracyNow!


Georgetown University Politics Climate Change Forum To Host Presidential Candidates September 19 & 20

Hot Off the Wire — 9/9/2019

Opinion

“It can’t just be young people. It needs to be all of us.” — Yes!
Climate Colonialism: The Picture of Dorian’s Graves — September 05, 2019

Solutions

National Drive Electric Week is a great coast-to-coast celebration — Sierra Club
You can RSVP now to an event happening near you from Sept. 14-22

Be a Youth Ally in the Climate Strike and Beyond
Best practices for reducing the impact of adultism in institutions

What is Adultism, and Why is it a Problem?


Racial and Environmental Justice Survey
— Washington Environmental Council

Regional Actions

Port Angeles Climate Strike Friday, September 20 — Sign Up

Only 2 weeks to go until we #ClimateStrike
Sign up now to attend the Hype Webinar on Tuesday

Climate Strike Training Webinars — 350.org
September 11th: Opportunities & Challenges:
Bring your ideas and questions around Sept 20th-27th Organizing

Will You Invest in Climate-Friendly Farms Today? 
The CarbonWA Board is matching gifts up to $5,000! 

Spin Your Meter Backwards – Solar 101 — Power Trip Energy


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.

Clallam Conservation District


Pull Together is a partnership of Sierra Club BC and RAVEN Trust

National Actions

Tell Blackrock’s CEO Larry Fink to stop financing the destruction of the Amazon
— Stand.earth

The Amazon is on fire, but Big Banks should feel the heat — MoveOn

Tell Brazil’s
President Bolsonaro –
Stop the Amazon Rainforest Fires!
— NRDC Action

Tell CNN:
Lift up voices of those most affected by the climate crisis — Peoples Climate Movement

Trump’s EPA has already tried THREE times to roll back methane regulations — NRDC

Urge House Reps. to VOTE YES on HR 1146 — Wilderness Watch
the “Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act!”

Local/Regional News

PRESS RELEASE — Puyallup Tribe tells agency to deny Tacoma LNG Permit
Posted on: August 27, 2019

News from the Nest
The Secret Life of Methane

National/International News

Dr. Mann’s new MOOC: Climate Change: The Science and Global Impact
Massive Open Online Course is Free

Elizabeth Warren adopts Inslee’s Climate Plan:
“I’m challenging every other candidate”- to do same — Daily Kos

After DNC Rejects Climate Debate, CNN Hosts Climate Forum
— DemocracyNow! video

Hurricane Dorian’s speed and path match predictions of Dr. Jennifer Francis from 2012… — Daily Kos

Alaska’s Sea Ice Completely Melted for First Time in Recorded History — TruthOut

“Staggering” Death Toll Feared in Bahamas as Thousands Remain Missing After Hurricane Dorian — DemocracyNow! video

Quinnipiac University Poll
56 percent of registered voters say that climate change is an emergency,
while 42 percent do not.

  • Democrats say that climate change is an emergency 84 – 14 percent,
  • independents say the same 63 – 36 percent
  • Republicans say that climate change is not an emergency 81 – 18 percent
  • Among 18 to 34 year old voters, who may expect to be the most affected by climate change, 74 percent say that climate change is an emergency, while 24 percent do not.

The Latest News

Inspiration

Stormwater, orcas,
and riding transit

How can riding transit help you
be an orca hero?

Hot Off the Wire — 8/30/2019

From Kevin Jones
NW Climate and Clean Energy Coalition co-lead

Background:  The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) has provided preliminary approval for the Puget Sound Energy (PSE) Tacoma Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) facility.  A public disclosure request has revealed that NW Pierce county, portions of SW King county and most of Vashon Island is in the blast zone, should the tank rupture and catch fire. 

Moreover, the Environmental Impact Statement actually concludes that use of LNG for shipping, the primary use of this facility, is actually worse for the environment than doing nothing.

Please Act! — Submit your comment TODAY!

Opinion

Kochland”: How David Koch Helped Build an Empire to Shape U.S. Politics
& Thwart Climate Action
— DemocracyNow! Video Interview

Solutions

Electric Cars are Coming, Gas Engines are Going — Daily Kos

Regional Actions

Draft Regional Transportation Plan 2040
Open House for Public Review and Comment

Next Tuesday in Port Angeles and Wednesday in Port Townsend is an open house for the Peninsula Transportation Plan (for both the Olympic Peninsula and Kitsap Peninsula).

This is the big picture long term plan for how transportation (all transportation, not just buses) will work on the peninsulas, so it is a great place for people to come and voice the need for more greenhouse gas emission mitigation measures in our transportation system (which second to our forestry practices is the largest source of CO2 on the Olympic Peninsula).

OPEN HOUSE
Tuesday, September 3
4:30 – 6:30 pm
Port Angeles Main Library
2210 South Peabody Street, PA
Take Clallam Transit Route 22

OPEN HOUSE
Wednesday, September 4
4:30 – 6:30 pm
Port Townsend Public Library
1220 Lawrence Street, PT
Jefferson Transit 1, 6A, 8, 11A, 11B

Check out the map of Climate Strike events

Tell Your PSCAA Member: We can’t build a clean energy future by investing in dirty energy. — Washington Environmental Council

National Actions

On Facebook and
Find or Host an Action
— Action Network

Complicity in Destruction II
How northern consumers and financiers enable Bolsonaro’s assault on the Brazilian Amazon — Amazon Watch

Defend the Endangered Species Act! — Wilderness Watch
Please urge your members of Congress to immediately reverse the administration’s gutting of the ESA.

U.S. investor BlackRock is complicit in Amazon deforestation — Daily Kos
Please sign this petition to BlackRock and
Call BlackRock’s Director of Corporate Engagement, Michelle Edkins at (212) 810-3167

Sign the petition: All actions must be taken to fight the devastating Amazon fires

Mountain Valley Pipeline: dirty, dangerous, and unneeded — Sierra Club
Submit your official public comment to stop this pipeline!

Pledge To “Wipe Right”:
Use Recycled Toilet Paper
–NRDC

Climate Strike Training Webinars — 350.org

Tom Steyer to talk about his
Justice-Centered Climate Plan
Sign up here for the livestream.

Local/Regional News

Endangered resident orcas return to inland waters after long absence
J17, K25 and L84 are missing and presumed dead — Q-13 Fox Report

Rep. Kilmer to Hold Series of Town Halls

Warming waters in Alaska killing off salmon in record numbers

Newtok is the nation’s first community to relocate due to climate change, and the military is lending a hand
— Credit Katie Basile / KYUK

Sightline’s Latest Original Work

National/International News

CNN Climate Crisis Town Hall
Announced for September 4

Ten Democratic presidential hopefuls
will appear in New York

Submit your climate question directly to CNN here,
and the next president could answer it on national television.


Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Arrives in NYC — DemocracyNow! video
Says, “It’s the Biggest Crisis Humanity Has Ever Faced”
Gretta in the Americas
The 16-year-old climate activist is kickstarting a months-long tour of the Americas. For her first action, she will be joining New York students climate-striking outside the U.N. Friday morning. She will then take to the streets for a massive climate march in New York City on September 20, followed by two U.N. climate summits here. In December, she will attend the COP25 climate summit in Santiago, Chile.

The stunning hypocrisy of JP Morgan and CEO Jamie Dimon on climate change
The world’s worst banker of climate change.” — ThinkProgress

Is your money being used to fund climate change? — Bank on Good
Check on your bank here.


Pacific Island States Declare Climate Crisis

A ‘climate crisis’ has been declared in a special session during the 5th Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) Leaders’ Summit and first Conference, echoing the global movement declaring ‘climate emergency.’ — 350.org

Inspiration

Growing Rural Prosperity 

Governor Inslee’s Plan for Regenerative Agriculture and Thriving Rural Economies

Hot Off the Wire — 8/25/2019

Opinion

You Can’t Put Capitalism Over Sustainability—
and Other Lessons From China
— Yes! Magazine

Humanity’s existential crisis can be resolved only when we the people stand united
behind a vision of the world we truly want.

For a Greener New Deal and Cooler Climate, Focus on Food and Agriculture — Yes!

H’20 Howie Hawkins — Green for President
Is for an Ecosocialist Green New Deal

Howie believes that the way to interrupt climate change is through a plan of economic democracy
that upholds the rights of humans and nature.

Can humanity survive without the Amazon rainforest? — Salon
Massive fires in the Amazon rainforest, a result of far-right policies,
call humanity’s survival into question

Solutions

Farming underwater: 3D solutions for land and sea | Earthrise

Vertical ocean farms that can feed us and help our seas — TED

Regional Actions

Learn how to craft your story to make our movement stronger — Greenpeace

March with Puyallup Tribe and Water Warriors — August 27
March and Rally event Ancestral Waters film event
Volunteer to help with the hearing day activities

Send in your comment to urge PSCAA to reject the permit for the Tacoma LNG project!​

National Actions

Make the call: we are demanding a real climate debate — 350.action

Join the fight to #DefendTheAmazon – Web based call to action
— Background on what is worsening the fires, and an update on conditions;
— Tips for planning a gathering outside your local Brazilian embassy, and
— Tools for continuing the work in your own community.

Climate Strike Training Webinars — 350.org

Call on Zurich to take action now and help make Trans Mountain un-insurable!
— Washington Environmental Counc

Local/Regional News

Energy Activist Online
Sightline’s Latest Original Work

National/International News

RSVP for the Endangered Species Act defense webinar now! — Sierra Club

Bernie Sanders Unveils $16 Trillion Green New Deal To Combat Climate Crisis — HuffPost

August 2019 Newsletter — Youth in action
The Latest News

Inspiration

Living in Two Worlds:
Capitalism Pretends All Is Well While the World Is Burning
As the climate crisis escalates, we must develop strategies for living
while recognizing the contradictions at hand.



Hot Off the Wire — 8/16/2019

Icelandic memorial warns future: ‘Only you know if we saved glaciers’
Plaque marking Okjökull, the first glacier lost to the climate crisis, to be unveiled in August

Regional Actions

Join Fridays for Future in Seattle
Fridays at Seattle City Hall from 1:00 to 2:00 PM
See the arrest of a young teen for a misunderstanding

Clallam PUD Community Solar Project! Buy-in deadline Sept. 30

Jefferson PUD is also considering a Community Solar Project!
Take the survey to help guage community interest

Congress has 60 days to revoke Trump’s new rules that threaten endangered species.
— Greenpeace

Tell the Puget Sound Officials: Reject the permit for Tacoma’s dangerous fracked gas project. — Sierra Club

Send in your comment to urge PSCAA to reject the permit for the Tacoma LNG project! — Washington Environental Council

Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Hearing — August 27th
Rialto Theatre in Tacoma from 2-5pm and from 6:30-10:00pm
Submit a public comment to the agencyPSCAA Talking Points

Stop Trans Mountain and protect the West Coast — stand.earth

Speak up today for Washington’s right to protect the public from dangerous crude oil trains
— Washington Environmental Council

Forest Service Plans to Eliminate the Public in Decisions — Sierra Club
Read more about the proposed revisions to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) procedures.

National Actions

Putting democracy at the root of mobilization:
August Thought Leadership Call

Tell Congress: Protect us from Methane Pollution — Sierra Club
Help pass the “Methane Waste Prevention Act of 2019

Climate Strike Training Webinars — 350.org

  • August 21st: Communications & Digital Tools for Climate Strike Organizing
  • August 28th: Utilizing the Strikes to Build Our Movement: Strategies for Leadership Development & Plugging People In Post-Sept 20th
  • September 4th: Know Your Rights to Stand Up for Climate Justice! (with the Civil Liberties Defense Center)
  • September 11th: Opportunities & Challenges: Bring your ideas and questions around Sept 20th-27th Organizing

Local/Regional News

Victory for the marbled murrelet
Farms & Forests

National/International News

Greta Thunberg has started a sailing
expedition to
North America.

Twitter Feed – A Race We Must Win
Live Tracker: Team Malizia & Gretta

The race is on. It is a race we can win. It is a race we must win.


Study concludes that nature benefits
when more women make land management decisions
Mongabay.com

Killer Heat in the United States — Union of Concerned Scientists

IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land

An IPCC special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems


Inspiration

Communicating science to policymakers: six strategies for success — Nature

Hot Off the Wire — 07/19/2019

Call Cheryl LaFleur at 202-502-8961 TODAY! to tell her that we need all our elected leaders, and especially Democrats on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, to oppose new fossil fuel projects. It’s her last meeting and she needs to know. — 198 Methods

Opinion

Global Warming shown by Factories Polluting Environment by Smoke and Carbon emission

The Case for a World Carbon Bank — Project Syndicate

Where’s the Great “Climate Change Novel”? A Conversation with Amitav Ghosh — LA Review

“The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future” — Good Reads

There Are No Good Movies About Climate Change. Here’s Why — Clean Technica

“Who Is the DNC Loyal To?”: Dahr Jamail Questions DNC Veto of Primary Climate Debate
— DemocracyNow! video

Take Action

Regional Action

Board of ClallamCounty Commissioners
Press Release

Public Meeting regarding Forests
and Climate Change

Monday, July 22, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

Your action today
could determine if thousands of trees will stand or be flushed down the toilet.

If this pipeline goes ahead, it would be a disaster for the climate — Stand.earth

Support Raven Trust today

National Action


Pressure your local Democratic Party officials to support a climate debate — Sunrise Movement

Host a public action to bring our demand for a #ClimateDebate to every Democratic office in the country

Add your name to USA for UNHCR’s petition — Daily Kos

Tell your representative that clean energy innovation is needed now — NRDC

The time for climate action is now — NRDC Action Fund
Yes, I pledge to go All In for Climate Action!

Climate News

Local/Regional News

Clean & Affordable Energy Conference is coming up on December 2 in Seattle — NW Energy Coalition

The future of the NW electric grid will be front and center.
Learn how the grid will change as customer-side resources enable utilities to manage and shape demand.


2019 Washington State Solar Summit
October 18 in Bellevue, Washington

Over 250 solar and related industry personnel
are expected to gather. — Solar Washington


National/International News


Climate Concern Fuels the Rise of ‘Eco-anxiety’ — Medscape
The Good Grief Network helps participants understand the interrelatedness of our predicaments.

How the Climate Crisis Is Pushing Central Americans Out of Their Homes Toward the U.S.
— DemocracyNow!

Nevada Ends Legislative Session Full of Action on Clean Energy — NRDC

Legislators also take first steps on climate

“Fossil Fuel Stooges” Pence & Trump Deny Climate Crisis as Deadly Rains Slam Louisiana & South Asia — DemocracyNow!

Labor Unions and Environmental Groups Join Forces to Act on Climate — NRDC

The Latest News
Watch the video

Hot Off the Wire — 5/24/2019


Satellite airmass image of the N Pacific for 16May2019. The image shows an unusual mid-May train of storms across the north Pacific ocean.

This isn’t your father’s atmosphere. The climate has changed. This is climate breakdown.”
— Daily Kos

Opinion

Facing Down “Environmental Grief” — Scientific American

Take Action

Regional Action

Murray & Kilmer Reintroduce Wild Olympics Bill: Vow To “Get It Done”
— Sierra Club Washington State

Thank Governor Inslee For Stepping Up On Climate! — NRDC Action Fund

Stop Fracking in California – Now and Forever — MoveOn

National Action

Watch the Promise Tour highlight video from Promise to Protect

Ecosystems of Change:
Partnering Across Sectors to Increase the Impact of Sustainability Efforts — Stanford
May 28, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am PDT | online via Zoom
Register Today!

Tell our new leaders in Congress to push for a Green New Deal and stop fossil fuels now!
— Greenpeace

Add your name: Support a Green New Deal That Fixes Our Food System — Daily Kos

Climate News

Local/Regional News

Inslee changes tune, opposes Washington fossil-fuel projects — AP

Low snowpack, hot spring lead to drought declaration for nearly half of Washington state
— Seattle Times

NO on I-976 effort ramps up with campaign launch in Olympia
Sign up for campaign updates

Sightline’s Latest Original Work

How scientists are trying to predict wildfire movement — PBS video

National/International News

Over 1,351 Climate Strikes in 110 Countries Planned for Friday as Global Revolt Escalates
— Common Dreams

News about controlling the energy industry

No more Climate Change at The Guardian — Daily Kos
The preferred terms are “climate emergency, crisis or breakdown”

Jay Inslee is writing the climate plan the next president should adopt — Vox
More than a campaign document, it’s an instruction manual.

A key to fighting climate change could be right under our feet — Earth-Food-Life

This week, we take a look at the report that finds a million species of plants and animals are now at risk of going extinct, and many could disappear within the next decade.

Inspiration

Artists harness the power of fire and ice to shape attitudes on climate change — PBS video

When it comes to global warming,
it’s not simply
belief vs. denial of the problem.

Hot Off the Wire – 5 /9/2019

Opinion

The Great Filter – Are We Almost Past It?
An essay by Robin Hanson – Sept. 15, 1998

Take Action

Regional Action

PSE Executive Listening Session May 22nd – Sierra Club WA

National Action

Final stop of the Road to a Green New Deal Tour
Sign up to watch the Livestream with OAC

– Sunrise Movement

Tell the Democratic National Committee: Hold a climate debate
– Credo

Watch Sierra Forum: The Green New Deal, Tackling Climate Change & Inequity

It’s time to tell the Trump administration to throw out its drill-at-all-costs agenda – NRDC

Will you tell Representative Kilmer thank you for supporting climate action? – Sierra Club

Climate News

Local/Regional News

Washington powers a new path toward clean energy future
– Medium.com

A Special Update from Rocky Mountain Institute

National/International News

Extinction Rebellion Takes London and the UK Declares Climate Emergency – CACE blogs

Inspiration

Your Newest Tool to Tackle Food Waste: Meal Prep Mate

How to cook what you’ll eat, eat what you cook, and save on your grocery bills, too. – NRDC

Hot Off the Wire – 4/20/2019

Take action

Regional Action

Urge your Washington state legislators to stand up for
clean energy, clean cars, and climate action.

Here’s what you need to know about these five critical bills:

  • SB 5116 would set a target of moving Washington State to 100 percent clean energy by 2045
  • HB 1110 would help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation industry — the largest emitter of climate-busting carbon pollution in the state
  • HB 1112 would phase out harmful “HFCs” — powerful climate-changing gases that threaten human health and the environment
  • SB 5811 would require a percentage of cars sold in WA be zero-emission vehicles
  • HB 1257 would help make buildings more energy efficient
  • House Speaker Frank Chopp: (360) 786-7920 ·         
  • Majority Leader Pat Sullivan: (360) 786-7858 ·         
  • Majority Caucus Chair Eric Pettigrew: (360) 786-7838

Support the Healthy Environment for All Act – Washington Conservation Voters

Please Pass the HEAL Act off the House Floor– Alliance for Jobs & Clean Energy

Tell your legislators that Washington needs a Clean Fuel Standard like the rest of the West Coast – Climate Solutions

Call on the Washington State Senate to Address Our Wildfire Crisis – Add Your Name to dedicate $62.5 million a year for wildfire

National Action

Chip in now to Power the Amazon Spring

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!

Tell BlackRock: Vote to make big corporate polluters take action on the climate crisis!

Thank Murray and Cantwell for standing up for our environment and voting no on Bernhardt’s confirmation – NRDC Actin Fund

2020 Presidential Candidates must debate environmental policy
– MoveOn and Youth Climate Strike

It’s time to end the climate silence once and for all.
Demand a Democratic debate where climate justice is front and center.

Have you wondered what electric vehicles are like up close?  

Find your nearest Drive Electric Earth Day event!

Climate News

Local/Regional News

Activists rally for woman on hunger strike Supporting Orcas
– Peninsula Daily News

Fort Worden State Park
will host first-ever Global Earth Repair Conference in Port Townsend

State bicycle facilities and pedestrian walkways plan – WSDOT

San Fransisco and Chico Declare A Climate Emergency
– The Climate Mobilization

WA House passes 100% Clean Electricity SB 5116
– NW Energy Coalition

Go solar and support the Sierra Club – Get a Savings Estimate
$1,000 for you, $1,000 for the Sierra Club

This is a HUGE victory for fish habitat protection – Sound Action

National/International News

A Message from the Future with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
– The Intecept and the Sunrise Movement

The Chrysalis Symposium: Courageous Transformation for the Climate Crisis – Oregon State University

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)

Recent Sierra Club milestone accomplishments, including the
re-introduced Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act

Is there really Environmental Inequity? – Video by The Years Project

Winona LaDuke Calls for Indigenous-Led “Green New Deal”
– DemocracyNow! Video

Meet the Famed Climate Attorney Who Superglued Herself Outside Shell’s U.K. HQ – DemocracyNow! Video

350.org on Trump’s executive order to expedite pipeline permits

Juliana v. United States Case, will be heard on June 4th, 2019

Climate crisis: today’s
children face lives with tiny carbon footprints
– The Guardian

Next generation must keep their own carbon levels at a fraction of their grandparents’ in order to prevent catastrophe

Sierra Forum: Protect the Arctic Refuge – 37 min.

Inspiration

Hot Off the Wire – 4/14/2019

Take action

Regional Action

Sign up to gather postcards for climate action!

“We need to break through the noise of behind-the-scenes influences with a more personal touch.”
– The Washington Environmental Council

2019 Tribes and First Nations Climate Change Summit (link pending)
July 30-31, 2019 — Save the Date
Northern Quest Casino
Airway Heights, WA (near the Spokane Airport)

Sign on: Demand the Senate pass
the Oil Spill Prevention Bill
– Daily KOS

Tell your Legislators: Invest in Clean Energy Priorities and Affordable Homes
Enter your information to email your Legislators.
– Washington Conservation Voters

100% Clean Electricity Act SB 5116 
Clean Buildings for Washington Act HB 1256 
The Healthy Environment for All Act SB 5489 
Email your legislators today asking them to support bold, equitable climate action this session

Online Letter Writing Workshop to Stop Fracked Gas
Tuesday, April 16th — 6:30-8:00 PM — The Sierra Club

Tell the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency:
Protect us from PSE’s fracked gas facility.
— The Sierra Club

What is North of Falcon?
And Why Does it Matter To the Southern Residents?


Please send your comments

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

The Healthy Washington For All
(HEAL) Act (SB 5479)
Please email your legislators today

Clean fuels are within our grasp! — Climate Solutions
HB 1110 has passed the House and is making its way through the Senate. Your voice is crucial.

100% Clean Electricity for Washington – E-mail your legislators
– Washington Conservation Voters

National Action

Online Forum – The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Thursday, April 11 – 11:00 a.m. PT – Sierra Club

The Sunrise Movement Needs Your Help
– C
all your Members of Congress asking them to co-sponsor the Green New Deal
– Keep up-to-date with the Sunrise Movement
– We’d much rather you join us in the streets, but if you’re not able to, you can support our Sunrise volunteers.

Thank Rep. Kilmer for supporting the Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act
– NRDC Action Fund

Clean & Affordable Energy Conference, May 3 in Boise, ID – The Energy Activist

It’s shareholder meeting season! – Support Fossil Banks No Thanks
Give $1.98 to protest fossil-fuel funding banks – 198 Methods

Climate News

Local/Regional News

How Tribes Are Harnessing Cutting-Edge Data to Plan for Climate Change – Yes!
Climate change is already damaging Indigenous ways of life. But tribes are adapting.

WA Appeal Court Sides With Ken (The Reluctant Radical)
“Valve Turner” Ken Ward allowed to present a Necessity Defense for his actions.

Spring Newsletter: We Defend the West
– Western Environmental Law Center

The Pacific Northwest is The Thin Green Line

The Pacific Northwest stands squarely between the most voracious energy markets in the world and huge fossil fuel deposits in the interior of North America

National/International News

The End of Ice: Dahr Jamail on Climate Disruption – DemocracyNow! Interview

House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis first hearing – YouTube
Generation Climate: Young Leaders Urge Climate Action Now!

ClimateCast – The week in Clean Energy Solutions
Celebrate Earth Day in many different ways.

Inspiration

Meditation for Climate Emergency – A special Call series
The call will take place Sunday April 14 at 2:30pm Pacific
Learn about tools for maintaining balance and wellness while working to restore a safe climate. 


Fox News reporter gets live surprise by a well-informed supporter of The Green New Deal
– Daily KOS

Hot Off the Wire – 4/2/2019

Please take a moment to contact your Washington State Legislators in the table below with these important messages on legislation tomorrow and Thursday

Take action

Regional Action

HB 1112 – HFC Phase-out – Due date: 4/4/2019 – Message:

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.

Senate Ways & Means Committee Members:

Sen NameParty / LDEmail
PalumboD / 1guy.Palumbo@leg.wa.gov
BeckerR / 2randi.Becker@leg.wa.gov
BilligD / 3andy.billig@leg.wa.gov
MulletD / 5mark.Mullet@leg.wa.gov
BrownR / 8Sharon.Brown@leg.wa.gov
SchoeslerR / 9mark.Schoesler@leg.wa.gov
BaileyR / 10barbara.Bailey@leg.wa.gov
HasegawaD / 11bob.Hasegawa@leg.wa.gov
WarnickR / 13judy.Warnick@leg.wa.gov
HoneyfordR / 15jim.Honeyford@leg.wa.gov
L WilsonR / 17Lynda.Wilson@leg.wa.gov
RiversR / 18ann.Rivers@leg.wa.gov
BraunR / 20john.Braun@leg.wa.gov
LiiasD / 21marko.Liias@leg.wa.gov
HuntD / 22sam.Hunt@leg.wa.gov
RolfesD / 23christine.Rolfes@leg.wa.gov
Van De WegeD / 24kevin.VanDeWege@leg.wa.gov
DarneilleD / 27jeannie.Darneille@leg.wa.gov
ConwayD / 29steve.Conway@leg.wa.gov
KeiserD / 33 karen.Keiser@leg.wa.gov
CarlyleD / 36reuven.Carlyle@leg.wa.gov
WagonerD / 39keith.Wagoner@leg.wa.gov
PedersenD / 43jamie.Pedersen@leg.wa.gov
FrocktD / 46david.Frockt@leg.wa.gov

HB 1580 – Orca / vessel separation – Message:

Please 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:

Sen NameParty / LDEmail
ShortR / 7shelly.Short@leg.wa.gov
WarnickR / 13judy.Warnick@leg.wa.gov
HoneyfordR / 15jim.Honeyford@leg.wa.gov
RolfesD / 23christine.Rolfes@leg.wa.gov
Van De WegeD / 24kevin.VanDeWege@leg.wa.gov
SalomonD / 32jesse.Salomon@leg.wa.gov
McCoyD / 38john.McCoy@leg.wa.gov

SB 5873 – Community Forests – Due date: 4/3/2019 – Message:

Please 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.

House Rural Development Committee Members:

Rep NameParty / LDEmail
RamosD  / 5bill.Ramos@leg.wa.gov
KretzR / 7joel.Kretz@leg.wa.gov
DyeR / 9mary.Dye@leg.wa.gov
SchmickR / 9joe.Schmick@leg.wa.gov
DentR / 13tom.Dent@leg.wa.gov
ChandlerR / 15bruce.Chandler@leg.wa.gov
J WalshR / 19Jim.Walsh@leg.wa.gov
BlakeD  / 19brian.Blake@leg.wa.gov
OrcuttR / 20ed.Orcutt@leg.wa.gov
ChapmanD  / 24mike.Chapman@leg.wa.gov
FitzgibbonD / 34joe.Fitzgibbon@leg.wa.gov
PettigrewD / 37eric.Pettigrew@leg.wa.gov
LekanoffD / 40debra.Lekanoff@leg.wa.gov
ShewmakeD / 42sharon.Shewmake@leg.wa.gov
SpringerD / 45larry.Springer@leg.wa.gov

SB 5116 – 100% Clean Electricity – Due date: 4/4/2019 – Message:

Please 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.

House Finance Committee Members:

Rep NameParty / LDEmail
VickR / 18brandon.Vick@leg.wa.gov
OrcuttR / 20ed.Orcutt@leg.wa.gov
ChapmanD / 24mike.Chapman@leg.wa.gov
YoungR / 26jesse.Young@leg.wa.gov
StokesbaryR / 31drew.Stokesbary@leg.wa.gov
OrwallD / 33 tina.Orwall@leg.wa.gov
FrameD / 36noel.Frame@leg.wa.gov
TarletonD / 36gael.Tarleton@leg.wa.gov
MorrisD / 40jeff.Morris@leg.wa.gov
MacriD / 43nicole.Macri@leg.wa.gov
SpringerD / 45larry.Springer@leg.wa.gov
WalenD / 48amy.Walen@leg.wa.gov
WylieD / 49 sharon.Wylie@leg.wa.gov

Hot Off the Wire – 3/23/2019

Commentary

A Future Without Fossil Fuels? – Bill McKibben
The New York Review of Books

“Remember the South”: Devastating Cyclone Idai Another Example of Global South Paying for Polluters – DemocracyNow! interview

Unpersuasive: Why arguing about climate change often doesn’t work – Knowable Magazine

COMIC: In the US, where political parties have increasingly staked claims on one side of the issue or the other, beliefs may be more about belonging than facts – By Andy Warner 02.05.2018

Take action

Regional Action

FIRST WE WENT ON STIKE, NOW WE LOBBY Our Climate

Sunrise Summer + Fall Fellowship Application 2019
Are you 18 to 30 years old? Motivated?

Local Group BIPOC Caucus Survey

350.org recognizes the importance of supporting and empowering BIPOC (Black Indigenous and People of Color) local group members.

Youth Climate Rally and Day of Action in Olympia on April 11!

Start your monthly support to our 2019 Fellowship for emerging climate leaders! – Sunrise Movement

Bring the Clean Buildings for Washington Act to the floor Next Week! – House Bill 1257 – Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy

“Five Proven Ways to Spur Climate Action” – a webinar
Join Caitlin Drown on Thursday, March 28th at 10 AM PT

Pass the Healthy Environment for All (HEAL) Act
Senate Bill 5489! – Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy

4th Annual South Sound Climate Action Convention
Saturday April 13th 9 AM – 5 PM – Olympia
Thurston Climate Action and Citizen’s Climate Lobby

Can you help encourage Washington legislators to support climate action? – Climate Solutions

The consequences of spills from pipelines and tankers are borne by local communities Please contribute.

Protect Our Communities from Avoidable Train Explosions
Contact the House Environment & Energy Committee to support ESSB 5579 – League of Women Voters of Washington

Please take a moment to thank your Representatives who voted in support of HB 1110! – Washington Conservation Voters

Write a letter to defend life on Earth– Avaaz


National Action

NBC documentary short on the Sunrise Movement
Watch and donate to sustain our momentum

Urge your senators to say NO to David Bernhardt
NRDC Action Fund

Attend as an Observer the USCAN Annual Meeting
Wed, Jun 19 at 9:00 AM, in Saint Paul, MN

US Climate Action Network 2019 is accepting Observers Requests until April 3, 2019
Contact Michael Clemens for more information

RSVP for the Thought Leadership Call 
Thought Leadership for Climate Emergency
with Demond Drummer – The Climate Mobilization

Climate Change Education Act; Tell Your Senators to Support it! – The Sierra Club

Banking on Climate Change: Fossil Fuel Finance Report Card 2019 – Rainforest Action Network

Save the Arctic Refuge Before It’s Too Late – NRDC

#DefundDisaster and #ShutDownChase – National Day of Action
April 10th, Join or Host an action – 198 Methods & Action Network


Climate News

Local/Regional News

The Center for Whale Research features OCA website article

Olympic Forest Collaborative public meetings in 2019
6:30 to 8:00 PM – Full Press Release

  • March 26, 2019 (Olympic Natural Resources Center, 1455 S. Forks Avenue, Forks WA 98331)
  • April 15, 2019 (Rotary Log Pavilion, 1401 Sargent Boulevard, Aberdeen, WA 98520)
  • May 28, 2019
  • (Peninsula College, Lecture Hall J47, 1502 E. Lauridsen Boulevard, Port Angeles, WA 98362)  
The Sierra Club Washington Newsletter


National/International News

1.4 Million Students Walk Out of Class Demanding Action – DemocracyNow!

The Rapid Decline Of The Natural World Is A Crisis Even Bigger Than Climate Change

“Land degradation, biodiversity loss and climate change are three different faces of the same central challenge: the increasingly dangerous impact of our choices on the health of our natural environment.” The Huffington Post

“Water Is Life”: Midwestern Floods Threaten Indigenous Communities at Forefront of Climate Crisis – DemocracyNow! video

Climate Solutions – ClimateCast
The Latest in Clean Energy Solutions

The Australian Government’s Clean Energy Regulator has approved the first carbon credits for corporate carbon

Carbon Farmers of Australia


Inspiration

Movies That Teach Kids About Climate Change
Common Sense Media

Top 12 Movies About Climate Change – iMatter

This Humble Mollusk Can Save Shorelines From Rising Seas

As entire islands disappear in Chesapeake Bay, the oyster is enlisted as a first line of climate defense.

 

Hot Off the Wire – 3/19/2019

1,000,000 Students act in School #ClimateStrike – 350.org

Take action

Regional Action

Bipartisan Group of Legislators Backs Sustainable-Farm Bill
Carbon Washington

Help Save Endangered Orcas and Wild Salmon in Washington! – NRDC

Join a Sierra Forum: Protect the Arctic Refuge – Sierra Club
Thursday Mar 28, 2019 11:00 AM

Ask your legislators to stand up for orca recovery
in upcoming votes! – Washington Conservation Voters

Take action: Tell your Senators to pass the Oil Spill Prevention Bill >> House Bill 1578

National Action

League of Conservation Voters Scorecard 2018

House says YES on Clean Fuels; it’s your turn, Senators
Climate Solutions

Two online Non-Violent Direct Action Coaching Sessions
Thursday, March 21st and Thursday, March 28th 5 Pacific
350 & Rainforest Action Network

SIGN THE NDRC’S PETITION: Demand an end to rigged maps in states like Wisconsin

Tell your members of Congress to oppose Trump’s NAFTA deal! – Sierra Club

STOP! the Department of Energy’s attack
on Energy Efficiency Standards – NRDC

Go solar and support the Sierra Club
Get A Free Solar Savings Quote

Climate News

Local/Regional News

Washington House passes clean-fuels legislation sought by Inslee – Seattle Times

Sunshine Hub Coordinator Training in Philadelphia & event planning in DC.
Help with Food & Travel.

Washington DC Fundraiser for Mike

National/International News

Artists Declare a Climate Emergency
David Wallace-Wells joins artist and others for a panel discussion.

The House of Representatives passed the For the People Act – CNN

Climate Emergency Declarations Campaign
The Climate Mobilization

This Is How White Privilege Goes to College – Yes!

Inspiration

The Climate Solution Right Under Our Feet – Yes!

Orcas in Peril blog,
Drawing out the Science
NRDC

Hot Off the Wire – 3/10/2019

Take action

City of P.A. needs an Electrical Engineering & Operations Manager to move ahead with the city’s Solar Project.

Regional Action

Demand Healthier buildings for a healthier climate
Climate Solutions

YOUTH CLIMATE STRIKE – Friday, March 15

This year, the legislature must take action to protect our waters and coasts from the risk of disaster. House Bill 1578
Washington Conservation Voters

Join a historic training to prepare to mobilize against the Keystone XL pipeline. Seattle April 27-28 – Native Organizers Alliance

Tell the House Appropriations Committee to Support Oil Spill Prevention! – Washington Conservation Voters

National Action

The South Dakota State Legislature just passed a law that criminalizes opposing the Keystone XL Pipeline.

If Governor Noem signs, protesting, organizing or financing a protest will be a crime.

Help fund now.

Petition the EPA to Regulate Greenhouse Gases
Food and Water Watch

Tell your Senators: It’s Time to Act On Climate Change!
NRDCActionFund

Bring the Green New Deal to every corner of the country.
Sunrise

Don’t let Trump’s EPA allow more dirty, climate-disrupting coal plants! – Sierra Club

Please take action today to stop drilling in the Arctic Refuge!

Support the Green New Deal and build momentum to tackle the climate crisis – MoveOn

Chip in to support Sunrise today as we hold our politicians accountable – Sunrise

Will you submit a comment today to advise Andrew Wheeler, our new EPA Administrator?

Sign the Global Call on Banks, Banks: stop financing fossil fuels – FossilBanks.org

Climate News

Local/Regional News

WA League of Women Voters Environmental legislation analysis
for Climate Change and Energy

(Photo by Ted S. Warren/The Associated Press)

Governor Inslee joins Democratic presidential field. – Associated Press interview in the Peninsula Daily News


Reversing Energy System Inequity: Urgency and Opportunity During the Clean Energy Transition — NW Energy Coalition

Don’t Frack with Washington

National/International News

Carbon Tax Plans: How They Compare and Why Oil Giants Support One of Them – Inside Climate News

60 Minutes, The climate change lawsuit that could stop the U.S. government from supporting fossil fuels
60 Minutes Streaming Party Toolkit

US scientists say marine heatwaves are sweeping the globe and that it is unstoppable – AlterNet

2020 Candidates Pledge Climate Action – NRDCAction Fund

Sierra Club joins two lawsuits in defense of the Artic Refuge

Ocean heat waves are killing underwater life, threatening biodiversity – National Geographc

FossilFree News – 350.org

Forests, carbon sinks cannot make up for delays in decarbonizing the economy, experts argue – Science Daily

The Green New Deal’s Opponents Are Stuck in the Past – Yes!

Cartoon: The kids doth protest too much

“The demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler.” – William Happer

How to Talk to Your Parents about Climate Change
Sightline Institute

Inspiration

Teen Climate Activist to Sen. Dianne Feinstein: We Need the Green New Deal to Prevent the Apocalypse
Democracy Now video

Hot Off the Wire – 2/2/2019

Take action

Regional Action

Meeting for Informal Science Educators
Pasco, WA 3/12/19
Seattle, WA 3/26/19
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge 4/30/19

Endorse Earth Law for the Southern Resident Orcas and Salish Sea

Demand Real Climate Leadership from our New Congress – The Action Network

Sign Up For Climate Month! Encourage your Legislators.

National Action

What You’d Like to See In a Green New Deal – The Peoples Climate Movement

Stop Trump’s plan to drill in the Arctic Refuge – 350 Action

Please make a tax-deductible donation to NRDC to help us defend our environment in the most effective way possible.

Climate News

Local/Regional News

Bonneville Power and Power Shift – by Jim Norton

King County Council Approves Moratorium on Fossil Fuel Expansion – Sightline Institute

Family Biking: No, you don’t need an e-bike (but you’d love having one)

National/International News

Let’s keep the Green New Deal grounded in science – MIT Technology Review

Germany to close all 84 of its coal-fired power plants – The Los Angeles Times

NOAA’s Brilliant Response To Trumps Climate Tweet – Forbes

What is the polar vortex – and how is it linked to climate change? – The Guardian

Democrats Killed the Green New Deal – CounterPunch

The Democrats Are Climate Deniers – Jacobin


Inspiration

Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) – The scoop on Climate Change

Hot Off the Wire – 1/22/2019

Take action

Regional Action

Evening Talk at ONRC – January 25th in Forks
Western Washington Forest Health

Free The Snake Advocacy Day in Olympia, February 4th

Occupy Olympia, 17 Days & Nights for the Southern Resident Orcas, February 4th

Ask your legislators to support environmental priorities – via Washington Conservation Voters

Join the Sierra Club WA Legislative Action Team

Thank Commissioner Franz for her leadership on the MOU on Pacific Coast Temperate Forests. – via Washington Environmental Council

Tell your legislators: Pass 100% Clean Electricity
via Washington Conservation Voters

National Action

While the federal government fought over a shutdown and many of us were enjoying time with our families over the holidays, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers quietly announced it would be accepting public comment for 30 days on a Clean Water Act permit Enbridge needs to build Line 3. 

Tell Your Senators to Oppose Andrew Wheeler as EPA Administrator – via the Sierra Club

Tell your Members of Congress that the climate crisis can’t wait — take action today. – via Peoples Climate Movement

Protect Whales and Dolphins from Seismic Blasting – via NRDC

Tell Ford to Protect Clean Car Standards! – via the Sierra Club

Climate News

Local/Regional News

The Climate Action and Clean Energy Update – a new 350.org information source

9 Things You Need to Know About the Pipeline Blockade in B.C. – via Yes Magazine

National/International News

Here’s the Green New Deal debate you haven’t heard yet – via Grist.com

Why Are Sea Levels Rising Unevenly?
By Nexus Media

Join Native Leaders Backing Green New Deal
via Lakota Law

Cleaner cars coming to a highway near you – via The Boston Globe

How To Prepare Society for Self-Driving Cars – via Sightline Institute

New polls confirm it: Americans want clean energy – via ClimateCast

The Dirty Scheme to Make Americans Buy More Gasoline – via NRDC


Inspiration

This is a short and fun discussion of climate gradualism.

Doing something every day can be profoundly helpful in giving people hope, and it’s a path to change.

Lakhs of women stand up against patriarchy.

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