Find climate change targeted events and action opportunities from around the Pacific Northwest on the Cascadia Climate Action Calendar.
Teamsters and Turtles Together at Last!
An Evening with Anne Feeney and Dana Lyons
Labor singer Anne Feeney joins environmental troubadour Dana Lyons on the “Teamsters and Turtles Together at Last Tour,” touching on themes of how workers and environmentalists can work together for good jobs and a sustainable future.
When: Thursday, July 2
Where: Capitol Cider 818 E. Pike Street Seattle WA
Cost: By donation
Info: Paul, 206-214-6169
Resilience at the Crossroads of Race & Climate Justice
Come discuss the state and structural violence which occurs because of environmental racism and how building an inter-sectional movement led by front-line communities is necessary.
When: Sunday, July 5th
Where: Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center @ Discovery Park, 5011 Bernie Whitebear Way, Seattle Show Map
Time: 3:00—6:00 pm
It is the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, with numerous harmful and unjust results that occur when government doesn't resource or support climate vulnerable communities, especially working class black and brown communities. Utilizing art, stories, and dance, we will begin to dissect the many ways people of color can begin to heal from the trauma when facing environmental racism and continue to build resiliency.
• Métis fiddlers: Montana Shorty
• Larry Campbell, Swinomish
• Jacqueline Patterson, NAACP National Director of Environmental Justice
• Cordillera Human Rights Alliance
• Pinay Choir of Gabriela Seattle
• Idle No More Washington
• Visual and Performance Artists
Breaking Clean Tour
A Former Coal-Mining Family Seeks Better Future
When: Monday July 6th
Where: University Unitarian Church, 6556 NE 35th Ave
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Nick and Rusti Mullins left their home in Berea, Ky., in May with their son, Daniel, and daughter, Alex, for a summer vacation of a very different kind. The plan: to drive some 3,800 miles through 13 states in Appalachia, the Midwest and Northeast over 45 days on their “Breaking Clean Tour.” Their aim: to raise public awareness about the ravages of mountaintop removal coal mining on families, communities, and their beloved mountains, and to learn how other communities are becoming more sustainable.
Nick is a fourth-generation underground coal miner from Georges Fork, a small valley in the far southwestern tip of Virginia near eastern Kentucky.
“We were raised knowing the coal companies were only around to make a profit, not to make the lives of Appalachian people better,” he says. “Today, this fact is as true as ever, so I left the mines to do what I can to save Appalachia for future generations and to give my kids a fighting chance at a better life.”
The family’s Breaking Clean presentation is part slide-show, part storytelling, taking audiences on a journey from their families’ long history in the heart of Appalachia to the tradition of underground coal mining and labor unions, up to the present-day destruction of America’s oldest mountains and the privation of Appalachian communities.
Beyond Coal Task Force Meeting - Seattle
**Third Thursdays 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmSierra Club Office180 Nickerson, Suite 202, Seattle, WAFor more information, please contact: Robin Everett, Sierra Club Organizing Representative 206 278-0114 x308 or Chair: Diane Shisk 206-276-0759
Past Events of Note:
Beyond Coal Washington was represented at New York - People's Climate March
No More NAFTAs-Stop the TPP
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a massive “free trade agreement” that could impact nearly every aspect of our lives, from the food we eat to the air we breathe to the quality of our jobs. Despite the huge impact the agreement would have on our communities and the environment, the TPP is being negotiated in near complete secrecy.
For more information contact: Robin Everett 206-378-0114 x308 firstname.lastname@example.org
Protect the Northwest from the dangerous coal terminal proposal at Longview!