Taking Our Power Back Series
Join us for an interactive dive into the ways Puget Sound Energy and other fossil fuel companies use deception, manipulation, and misinformation to hide the true health, safety, and climate impacts of fossil fuels like fracked gas. Learn about how to spot and effectively respond to these tricks and educate others around you.
This is the first in a five-part series: “Taking Our Power Back: Puget Sound Energy, fossil fuels, and creating a clean and healthy energy future” (scroll down for parts two through five).
Puget Sound Energy (PSE), the state’s largest energy utility, provides fossil gas and electric energy services to almost two million homes in Washington, spends more on lobbying and campaign contributions annually than even Amazon, plays a large role in pro-fossil gas ad campaigns, and over the next couple of years, could determine the state’s success in transitioning to clean energy.
Taking Our Power Back: Puget Sound Energy Financial Flaws
Taking Our Power Back: Indigenous Sovereignty & Pipeline Politics
Taking Our Power Back: Solutions for a Healthy, Clean Future
Taking Our Power Back: Undermining WA Climate Progress
Racial Justice is Climate Justice
Different teams at 350 Seattle host guest speakers to help us draw the connections between climate campaigns and movements for racial justice. A four-part series.
These webinars have closed captioning. Click HERE for a recording of the call, along with recommended resources and reading materials.
Part 1 : Speaker Dean Spade (Seattle University School of Law) on Prison Abolition
Part 2: Nikkita Oliver, Jerrell Davis and Oloth Insyxiengmay (Decriminalize Seattle) on Defunding Police
Part 3: Fate Syewoangnuan & Maya Garfinkel (Be: Seattle) on Affordable Housing
Part 4: Speakers from Tacoma LNG Resistance on Environmental Injustice
Other Recent 350 Seattle Trainings
Demystifying Jail and Legal Support — For anyone demonstrating in the streets during the double pandemic of COVID and racism, there is always a possibility of being arrested. It’s important to understand your rights and have a legal and jail support plan.
De-Escalation & Peacekeeping Training — An opportunity to skill-up in de-escalation techniques and learn some of the roles for actions that will continue to be part of our efforts.
Intro to Security Culture — This training highlighted the difficulty of covering this material in an hour. We expect to host a longer version of the training soon, and we may post a pre-recorded webinar version here too!
General Monthly Meetings
We will be discussing the new rule the Department of Ecology is making on how fossil fuel projects will be evaluated. This is our opportunity to get ahead of industry and stop polluting-facilities before they get started. It’s going to take support from all over the state and we’re counting on you to help add your voice!
The 350 Washington Network’s shared legislative campaign — the 350 WA Civic Action Team — is underway, and we are raising voices all over the state in support of sound and just climate policy. Learn how to get involved to make climate impossible to ignore in this year’s virtual legislative session.
This year, SeaTac and King County airports will seek approval for expansions that would lock in decades of additional pollution. Before travel bounces back to “normal”, join us to rethink how we move people and goods, and to ask our elected officials to reject dangerous airport expansions.