7th and Last Learning Session for the WA State Climate Assembly

Climate Action and Just Transitions / Bringing It All Together Presentations The final WA Climate Assembly Learning Session started with three breakout rooms during the first part of the three-hour Zoom meeting, Saturday, February 6, 2021. Of the ten presenters in this first section, only three were shown on the YouTube video. The first presenter …

The 6th Learning Session. Time to Get Political

Political issues & climate mitigation Lauren Breynaert, who lives in Port Angeles, is the Climate Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy director, a Washington State coalition with a focus on building a resilient climate justice movement and passing equitable policy solutions to the climate crisis. Founded in 2014, The Climate Alliance includes a vast and …

5th Learning Session-Technology and Climate Mitigation

Focusing on where Washington State energy comes from, how much heat or energy do our homes and workplaces use, and how we travel, the following eight presenters talked about these topics from their fields of expertise. Eileen V. Quigley, the Founding Executive Director of the Clean Energy Transition Institute, spoke about Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions …

Fourth WA Climate Assembly Learning Session–Halfway Through

Economic Issues and Climate Mitigation The 4th Learning Session focused on the cost of inaction and creating more sustainable economies and businesses, mitigation using economies, and carbon pricing solutions. After the Lands Acknowledgement, the Assembly reviewed the original question of "How can WA State equitably design and implement climate mitigation strategies while strengthening communities disproportionately …

Third WA Climate Assembly Learning Session Provides Dynamic Variety of Information and Suggestions

Environment & climate mitigation The well-organized Learning Sessions continue providing much information to help Assembly members learn about what Climate Change is and what to do about it. Most presenters are Expert Presenters, usually with PhDs, and the rest are Interested Party Presenters with essential experience. Today as always, a Lands Acknowledgement was given for …

Letter to the Editor: Climate Assembly as Cooperative Example

Peninsula Daily News | January 19, 2021 Democracy depends on our ability to cooperate.As the nation confronts an ugly national divide, we must remember that the only way forward is together, and as hard as that way might seem right now, it starts with people talking and listening to one another.Here in Washington, residents from …

Inaugural Meeting of WA Climate Assembly

The first WA Climate Assembly held its Inaugural Meeting on January 12th, 2021. The Zoom meeting facilitated by Gretchen Muller, project manager, started with sharing one-word comments from the Assembly members about how they were feeling about tonight's meeting which included, "excited, stoked, nervous, and curious" A Land Acknowledgement was read that the people of …

Participants Chosen for the WA Climate Assembly

On December 17th, 2020 eighty participants plus ten alternates were picked for the WA Climate Assembly. Using a complicated lottery system involving four 10-sided dice that was not quite like Dungeons and Dragons, but still an ingenious way to pick a group of people who will reflect the broad diversity found in Washington state.

The Washington State Climate Assembly needs your help!

Position announcement: 17 July 2020 Washington State Climate Assembly Program Assistant The Climate Assembly Washington Initiating Team is looking for excellent candidates to serve as Program Assistant for the first-ever “Citizens’ Climate Assembly” in the United States!   So-called “Citizens’ Assemblies” are a form of deliberative democracy that has been used with promising results around the …