Voices of 350 Seattle

Voices of 350 Seattle

Why I was arrested outside of Chase Bank

by Lucas Vargas Zeppetello As May 8th turned into May 9th, I sat in a holding cell watching police officers shuffle papers and stride slowly through the booking facility of King County Jail. I had been there since the late afternoon, after being arrested outside a...

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Protect What You Love album coming!

We are getting closer to releasing 350 Seattle’s Protect What You Love compilation album! This album is a collaboration of PNW bands, artists, visual creators ,and graphic designers coming together to raise awareness around climate and social justice.The album is to...

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On Climate Change, Interconnectedness, & Tolerating Risk

by Emily Johnston. Cross-posted from the Climate Defense Project.  The Climate Defense Project is part of the legal team providing support to Emily and the other valve turners. ______ A certain kind of anxious question comes almost every time we give a...

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On Risk, Anxiety, & Reward

by Nicole Bradford Risk: On October 11, 2016, my husband Ben was among those supporting the 5 activists who shut down all five tar sands pipelines into the US in an action called #ShutItDown. Theirs was an unprecedented act of climate direct action, and the biggest...

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Battling Investment as Usual

by Robert Kaminski Sitting in the Pacific Building in the morning on March 9th, I learned an important lesson: high-powered decision-making is incredibly dreary. The halls of power (at least in Seattle) are lined with drywall and floored with shabby office carpet....

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Getting our Message Right: Thoughts for the Climate Activist…

by Andrew Kidde “If the climate were a bank, it would be saved by now.” For climate activists this dark humor holds a difficult truth. Climate change is a kind of threat people aren’t generally good at responding to. We respond promptly and consistently to imminent...

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