Climate Action Forum sponsored by CAM at ESUC , Feb 2014

Two big CAM events are coming up this Spring.

  • Earth Renewal Celebration,  March 31, 7 pm in Spring Hall.  CAM is partnering with the East Shore Youth Group to produce this visual, musical, and acting performance celebrating our beautiful Earth, while addressing how climate change is threatening it – all within a positive framework of providing tangible actions you can take to keep it healthy.
  • We Are In It Together / Exploring Our Climate Changing – Art show and evening discussion . Beginning March 22 and running through May 11, the East Shore Art Gallery highlights the work of Carolyn Law.  Carolyn uses her art work as a basis for getting people of all perspectives to express how the changing climate affects them.  Associated with the show, there will be an evening discussion led by Carolyn on April 10 in the North Room, allowing people to engage with one another about how climate change affects them. Click here for more information.

In addition to these events, there are lots of local opportunities to work on climate action.  Here are a few:

  • Get involved in 350 Eastside.  350 Eastside meets monthly at East Shore Unitarian Church on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 6:30 pm potluck followed by meeting  from 7-8:30 pm.   350 Eastsise is the hub for climate action on the Eastside and works on a variety of climate actions.
  • Join Citizens Climate Lobby and help move their national carbon fee and dividend proposal forward in Congress.  There are chapters in Bellevue, Kirkland, and Issaquah.
  • Help out on the 300 Trees campaign:  300 Trees was organized in 2018 to oppose Puget Sound Energy’s plan to construct a major transmission line along 148th Ave.and NE 8th St.  in Bellevue.  This transmission line is not necessary and its construction would deface the beautiful parkway along 148th Ave., resulting in the loss of 300 carbon sequestering trees.
  • Work with CENSE to oppose Energize Eastside, a much bigger and also unnecessary transmission line proposed by Puget Sound Energy through many Eastside neighborhood. This project would result in thousands of trees being cut down.
  • Get involved in People for Climate Action.  PCA is group on the Eastside that was organized to make sure King County and it municipalities follow through on the “K4C” agreement (King County-Cities Climate Collaboration).  There are PCA subgroups for each city on the Eastside and Seattle, which you can link up with to join others in your community on this important campaign.
  • Write letters-to-the-editor regarding the need for climate action.  Look for articles in the Seattle Times that are related to the need for climate action and respond in a day or two with a letter to the editor (click here for an online form).  For the local “Reporter” papers (Bellevue Reporter, Redmond Reporter, Kirkland Reporter, and Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter)  etc.), no need to respond to anything specific – just write a letter (e.g., we need carbon pricing).