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Climate Action Network of Sustainable Wallingford

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Climate Action Network of Sustainable Wallingford

We are a citizen group who are meeting the Climate change crisis on a regional and national level. Our activities are built on three pillars, education, outreach and partnering with legislators to implement effective legislation. 

Website: http://www.tinyurl.com/climateaction
Members: 17
Latest Activity: Feb 3, 2013

Global Climate Change Action Kit

Ever feel like really stopping global climate change is just too much to deal with? The good news: President Obama wants to do something about Climate change and we just elected Jay Inslee Governor.  Jay wrote the book on what needs to be done http://www.apollosfire.net/.  These leaders can make things happen only if citizens are involved pushing the issue.  

In the coming months we have  achievable goals that will make a difference:

Washington State--

1) Get involved with the Coal Train issue http://www.powerpastcoal.org/

2) Write your state reps and ask them to support the region clean energy economy see for details and bill number see http://environmentalpriorities.org/clean-energy-initiative

National Level:

1) Get involved with the Keystone XL pipeline issue http://www.350.org/en/stop-keystone-xl/

2) Ask our national reps for national Carbon Pricing

3) Ask the President Obama for a trilateral climate agreement between the US, India and China to reduce combined green house gas emissions such that global climate can be stabilized by 2025. 

For more back ground information please see: 

The scoop in print: Start at home with Washington State information then branch out from there:

Washington State:
http://www.sightline.org/
http://cses.washington.edu/db/pdf/wacciaexecsummary638.pdf
http://www.ecy.wa.gov/climatechange/index.htm

Road map for a new National Energy Policy:

http://www.ieer.org/carbonfree/index.html


The world:
http://www.earth-policy.org/

The new economy:
http://capitalism3.com/

Very useful mag=Scientific American Earth3.0
http://www.sciam.com/special-editions/

The scoop on film:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/heat/
http://www.whatawaytogomovie.com/
http://wip.warnerbros.com/11thhour/

President Obama: “We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. …The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult.But America cannot resist this transition; we must lead it.” January 21st, 2013

Discussion Forum

Read out from 2013 Legislative Workshop

Started by Arvia Morris Feb 3, 2013.

Trade in Cap and Trade for a Carbon Tax?

Started by Fran Koehler Apr 14, 2010.

Comment Wall

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Comment by Arvia Morris on January 20, 2010 at 6:36pm
What a night, the day after listening to Martin Luther King Jr on NPR and feeling so inspired, the memories of a year ago, going to parties to celebrate Barak Obama's election etc.... Massachusetts!!! Ted Kennedy's seat! So so sad and frustrating.

Anyway here we are, our jobs just got a little harder. This is definitely one of those times when things are just not going my way and I am feeling angry and frustrated. At these times I have learned to hunker down and keep going and going.

It helps to have an action plan that you can do yourself. My current assignment is to finally read the book I have on Green Jobs from Sight line (Green Collar Jobs working in the New Northwest) and Peter Barnes Capitalism 3.0. Just because the Dems screwed up in Massachusetts does not mean the economy is ok and we can just give up on dealing with Global Warming. Now is the time to keep learning as much as we can so we can speak boldly to our friends and neighbors about the issues the country faces. Our country needs us, this is why it is so important to stay engaged.

Having a positive action plan is much better than stewing in frustration and anger. Being an environmental activist is not an easy job, but we do have a lot of opportunities to define our destin and staying engaged nationally locally will pay off. Change will only happen if we keep working for it. We are our best chance.

So the silver lining, we'll all get to more energtically commit to our aciton plans, the issues (opportunities) are still there locally and nationally, our commitment and determination are needed more than ever.

So take a deep breath and keep it coming!

Sincerely,
Arvia
Climate Action Netowork of Sustainable Wallingford.
Comment by Cathy Tuttle on November 24, 2009 at 10:07pm
Maybe we should ask folks at Seattle Audubon or Seattle Parks 1) if this program has been considered in the past, and 2) if they'd like to partner with us on it happing in the future. You might want to talk to Bob Baines, a Sustainable Wall member who works for Parks and is a birder I think.
Cathy
Comment by Arvia Morris on November 24, 2009 at 9:53pm
Does anyone know if Seattle has ever considered a "lights out" program? Chicago has one that saves energy and birds see:http://lightsout.audubon.org/. All the tall buildings dim their lights during bird migration season. The city has found this is a great way to save energy as well as birds, should we ask the McGinn Administration to get this going in Seattle? Seems like a great way to get a high impact sustainable initiative going right away. Save money and energy all in one seamless program. Have we tried this before?--Thanks for your thoughts--Arvia
 

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