Upcoming Climate Events Feb-March 2014

Following are some climate related upcoming events to consider participating in:

UPCOMING EVENTS / ACTION OPPORTUNITIES  –  Feb to Mar 2014
Feb 16, 2014, Sunday  
1pm – 4:30pm Climate Art Build at the Fremont Abbey (Third Sunday of every month) Have fun and network with others working on climate and social issues.
Where: 4272 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Feb 19, 2014, Wednesday
6:30pm – 8:30pm Panel on Civil Disobedience; 350.org
Where: Plymouth Congregational Church, 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA, United States
Feb 20, 2014, Thursday
6:30pm – 8:30pm Beyond Coal Seattle Monthly Meeting, Sierra Club : Just show up! Free pizza and beer.  Help strategize on coal and oil transport through Northwest.
Where: Sierra Club office, 180 Nickerson St #202, Seattle
Feb 21, 2014, Friday
2:00 – 3:00 Hearing on exploding oil trains resolution.  Seattle City Council Planning, Land Use and Sustainability Committee
Where: Council Chambers, Seattle City Hall, Floor 2 600 Fourth Avenue.
6:30pm – 8:30pm Meaningful Movies: “Dreamland”  WHAT DO YOU OWN WHEN YOU’VE SOLD EVERYTHING?How much unspoiled nature should we preserve and what do we sacrifice for clean, renewable energy?  Dreamland gradually turns into a disturbing picture of corporate power taking over nature and small communities.  The mantra was economic growth.  Today Iceland is left holding a huge debt and an uncertain future.  It’s the dark side of green energy and unregulated corporate power.
Where: Keystone Church, 5019 Keystone Place North, Seattle
7:30pm – 9pm Town Hall Elizabeth Kolbert: The Next Mass Extinction The destructive habits of humans are causing a modern mass extinction. Migration, population increase and a number of other factors have already affected a many species. Kolbert shows if this pattern continues, our planet won’t recover for millions of years.  http://townhall.strangertickets.com/events/11651325/elizabeth-kolbert-the-next-mass-extinction
Where: Town Hall Seattle
Feb 22, 2014, Saturday
9am – 11am Plant for the Planet Leadership Carkeek field trip & Tree-Planting
Where: Carkeek Park
10am – 3:30pm Pledge of Resistance (to Keystone XL).  This is a free non-violent direct action training for a peaceful, dignified civil disobedience demonstration by the Seattle Pledge of Resistance. This is for people who are willing to risk arrest and for people who will fill a number of support roles that will not risk arrest.  You should plan to attend the whole time. If that isn’t possible, you should still sign up and contact your local leader. Questions or sign up with Abby: herpaint@gmail.com
Where: Woodland Park Presbyterian Church 225 N 70th St Seattle, WA 98103
Feb 25, 2014,  Tuesday
4:30pm – 6:30pm Community Climate Forum  Join Seattle’s Climate Action Conversation and work together for climate progress in our community   RSVP requested   http://www.seattle.gov/environment/climate-change/community-climate-forums
Where: Seattle City Hall – 600 4th Ave.
Feb 27, 2014, Thursday
9am – 4:30pm Sustainable Seattle Workshop On sustainability Reporting URL:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sustainability-reporting-strategies-and-tools-achieving-truth-transparency-and-impact-in-your-tickets-7999656187
Where: South Lake Union Discovery Center, Westlake Ave North
Feb 28, 2014
6:30pm – 9:30pm Meaningful Movies: “Take Back Your Power” Investigates the “smart” meter program being implemented worldwide by major utility companies.  These devices are not mandatory, but they are being installed without the consent of homeowners or even local governments.  Interviews with whistleblower EDWARD SNOWDEN, former CIA Director JAMES WOOLSEY, former senior NSA director THOMAS DRAKE, former Premier of British Columbia BILL VANDER ZALM, and many others provide a deep understanding of the corporate political and economic forces behind the “smart” meter-agenda. You’ll find resources and proven solutions for protecting yourself, your family, your home, and your rights.
Where:  Keystone Congregational Church, 5019 Keystone Place North, Seattle
Mar 1, 2014, Saturday
9am – 5:30pm Plant For The Planet Academy  Help put on a free training for ages 8-14, to learn how to speak up and work together on the climate emergency. They speak with elected officials & the public toward a sustainable solution with goals of 1 trillion trees planted globally by 2020  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054AABA723AB9-camp
Where: Camp Long, West Seattle
9:30am – 12pm Citizens Climate Lobby – Seattle Meeting and Presentation
Where: email seattle@citizensclimatelobby.org for location in North Greenwood home.
Mar 5, 2014 Wednesday
7:00pm – 9pm 350 Seattle General Meeting   Speakers and workgroups to get involved with.  Come be part of stopping climate change.  For more info:  lynn.fitzhugh@earthlink.net
Where: University Friends Meeting, 4001 – 9th Ave NE, Seattle, WA                                                                   
Mar 11, 2014, Tuesday
5:30pm – 9pm Green Drinks Networking Event  [Every second Tuesday evening.Where:  Venue changes so check on http://www.seattlegreendrinks.org]
Mar 16, 2014, Sunday  
1pm – 4:30pm Climate Art Build at the Fremont Abbey (Third Sunday of every month)Have fun and network with others working on climate and social issues. For details:  http://www.backbonecampaign.org/frontpage-news/117-monthly-seattle-community-art-build
Where: 4272 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Next Meeting will be on March 16th at 6:00 pm.

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