Jan 24

Plant-for-the-Planet Ambassadors Tell it Like it Is….

photo by Andy Clark

photo by Andy Clark

 

Read The Stranger’s article

 

In their 2015 State of the Planet address at City Hall today, the Plant-for-the-Planet Climate Justice Ambassadors addressed a crowd of about a hundred, describing our critical present moment, when we have to quickly change our ways and begin to abandon fossil fuels.

 

Hosted by CM Mike O’Brien, the kids were also joined by Rob Shirkey, founder of OurHorizon.org and one of the originators of the idea of gas pump “warming labels” to help overcome the problem of our daily-life disengagement from our relationship to carbon pollution and global warming.

 

Labeling gas pump nozzles “is just like labeling cigarettes,” according to 11-year-old Ambassador Stella, “but way better because gasoline poisons life all over the planet…If cigarettes were going to end the world, governments would label them or make them illegal. Why not label gasoline so people buy less?”

 

The Ambassadors also detailed the plan to get Washington state residents to plant 1 billion trees in coming years.

 

An inspiring time was had by all!

 

Jan 23

Tell the Port Commissioners!

Seattle doesn’t want any part of the climate catastrophe inherent in Shell’s Arctic drilling….

Jan 13

Keystone XL decisively rejected….

 

in Seattle, at least.

 

photo by Alex Garland

 

Thanks to everyone for a great evening, and for a successful encircling of the Federal Building. We had 300+ people, made a fine statement, and had terrific speakers.

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photo by Alex Garland

photo by Alex Garland

 

Jan 13

Reject Keystone Now…..Tonight!

With Friday’s Nebraska Supreme Court decision, Obama is under increasing pressure to approve the KXL pipeline. However, they ain’t seen nothing till they’ve seen the people power that will be evident today, when there are nationwide vigils and protests against the pipeline.

 

Please join us, and be part of this historic moment! We are going to encircle the Federal Building.

 

Speakers include local Lakota activist Matt Remle, the author of Seattle’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day resolution and recipient of Seattle’s 2014 Individual Human Rights Leader award. “It doesn’t matter how many times Congress puts forth legislation to approve the construction of the Black Snake pipeline (Keystone XL), it will never cross Lakota lands,” he says. “We stand ready to protect our lands and waters.  Our interest is in the protection of all life, not that of some foreign multinational corporation.”

Jan 09

Support the Lummi Nation!

As you may know, the Lummi sent a letter this week to the Army Corps of Engineers, requesting that they deny a permit for the Cherry Point coal export facility, because it would do irreparable damage to their treaty fishing rights. Please send a letter ASAP to Sens. Cantwell and Murray, asking them to press the Corps to do the right thing and deny the permit.CherryPoint1

Jan 09

Legislative Climate Action Forum coming up

Climate Action Forum Invite (web)

Jan 06

Welcome Pike Place Market merchants!

If you saw our flyer and would like more information on the oil trains, check out our Keep It in the Ground workgroup. We hope to talk to more of you over the next week, and then to work with you to plan a creative event focused on the downtown businesses’ concerns about the oil trains. On Weds. the 7th is our 350 General Meeting (come if you can), or contact Whitney Howe to let us know that you’d like to join or help plan the upcoming action. We also have a longer fact sheet about the trains here, and you should check out the Sightline link below.

 

Nov 23

In Solidarity with Burnaby Mountain

 

photo by Alex Garland

photo by Alex Garland

Almost 100 people showed up at the Seattle Kinder Morgan office this afternoon (with less than a day’s notice, in most cases) to stand in solidarity with the protesters on Burnaby Mountain. Read the letter given to Kinder Morgan by members of Rising Tide Seattle and 350 Seattle. Here’s the Seattle Times coverage. Check out the video here.

Nov 21

Snatching Possibility from the Jaws of Shoddy Reports…

We had a narrow miss yesterday, but thanks to CM Licata, there’s still a good chance Seattle might continue to lead on divestment.

Council Member Nick Licata    (photo by Bruce Herbert)

Council Member Nick Licata (photo by Bruce Herbert)

Nov 05

Don’t forget your tickets for the Libby Roderick concert on Saturday!

LR_with_CATIt’s on Saturday, November 8, at 7pm, at the University Christian Church, 4731 15th Ave NE, Seattle. Tickets are $22 in advance, and $25 on the day of the show. Join us!

 


advance tickets



 

For more information on Roderick, visit her website.

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