(Revised April 11, 2017)
CLIMATE CHANGE AWARENESS EVENTS
(UPCOMING) ACTION EVENT — PEOPLES CLIMATE MARCH – APRIL 29TH
PLANT FOR THE PLANET WORKSHOP October 29 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm https://climatechangeforfamilies.com/plant-for-the-planet-academy/
Do you know a young person who is concerned about climate change?
Please spread the word about the upcoming Plant for the Planet Academy on October 29th. At this free day-long workshop, 50 students (ages 8-14) will learn how they can take action to protect and heal our environment, as part of Plant For The Planet – an international group of 51,000+ young people worldwide who are planting trees and leading communities to solve the climate crisis now. At the Academy, students will learn how to present information to others about the science of climate change and ways to take positive action – both as individuals and as communities. Students will use hands-on activities to teach one another about climate science, how to plant a tree, how to give a climate presentation, and they will make plans with other ambassadors to engage our community on climate solutions. The upcoming Plant for the Planet Academy will culminate in an educational and moving slideshow presentation for families and the public, as the world’s newest Ambassadors for Climate Justice share what they have learned from each other and make their commitments to plant and speak for the trees, and for our environment! To learn more, watch “Now We Children Save the World” on youtube.
Saturday October 29th 2016
9:00am – 5:30pm
Westside Unitarian Church
7141 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98136
(PAST) CLIMATE CHANGE AWARENESS EVENT,
Delridge Days Celebration, Sat. August 13th
The West Seattle Democratic Women were among the sponsors of the Delridge Day Celebration, which focused on the diversity of this West Seattle Community with music, games and booths all displaying the many community and public service groups that live and/or work within it. WSDW’s focus on global warming took the form an awareness exercise of asking participants to write a Haiku poem/s about global warming and climate change. A fun time was had by all including, as you can see by the photo, our Mayor. (These poems, including Mayor Murray’s, will be forwarded to Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell.)
Some examples are:
For a better earth
We join our hands and our minds
To clean up our act!
Angie – 98116
Tide will be rising
High ground will become low ground
Earth will become next hell!
Jim – 98136
Trees do make fresh air
Only fire makes the air bad
And pollution too!
Oil, coal, gasoline
Fire storm, parched drought, rising tide
Get used to the change!
Betsy – 98106
We live in Delridge
Keep us from floating away
Stop global warming!
We love Puget Sound
Love Delridge community
So share it with us!
As the West Seattle blog indicated, the West Seattle Democratic Women also had an opportunity to speak before the crowd about their new focus “Climate Change”. Davin Stedman, the Celebration’s emcee for the day, when he asked our Committee Chair Rachel Glass for recommendations as to where to go to get accurate information online, suggested Got Green’s gotgreenseattle.org and 350.org. and also directed everyone to look at our “Additional Information Sources” subpage under “Climate Change” on this website. Additional links and information will be added to this page as time goes on.
WSDW’s Chair Ann Martin wanted to share that the 90 degree heat that day (even though only weather) emphasized the underlying purpose of WSDW’s new focus.