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Cascadia Climate Action

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

Time: 8:00pm

Cost: By donation

Info: Paul, 206-214-6169

http://www.capitolcider.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/853055844773662/

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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

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1733254


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.

Featuring: 
• 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

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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.

http://www.breakingcleantour.org/

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 pm

Sierra Club Office
180 Nickerson, Suite 202, Seattle, WA
For 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:

The Journey Continues - Sierra Club celebrated with the Lummi last fall's Totem Journey


Beyond Coal Washington stands up against oil trains

Oil Train Hearings

Seattle (Olympia)

Spokane


Beyond Coal Washington was represented at New York - People's Climate March

Read about the Westlake Park Rally and March


Climate Justice Forum

Totem Journey

NW SolarFest 2014

On-going Actions:

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 robin.everett@gmail.com


ACT NOW

Protect the Northwest from the dangerous coal terminal proposal at Longview! 

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