In 1931, the year he died, Thomas Edison told Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone, his retirement neighbors in Florida:
“We are like tenant farmers chopping down the fence around our house for fuel when we should be using nature’s inexhaustible sources of energy — sun, wind, and tide. I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.”
Consider sending a message SOON to our state legislators about these pending bills.
Dear 24th District state legislators:
At today’s monthly general meeting, the members of Olympic Climate Action took a consensus position to support these bills, which will help to pave the way to a safer, more just, and more prosperous future:
HB 1144: Strengthening the carbon-reduction targets to match the Paris accord
HB 2995:Updating the Renewable Portfolio Standard
SB 6081: Solar Fairness Act, encouraging distributed generation
2SSB 6269: Oil Spill Prevention Act
We urge you to help secure the passage of these bills.
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:
Bill McKibben writes in the latest Rolling Stone magazine:
In the wake of Trump pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement, how serious are your elected leaders about fighting back?