Three actions from The Climate Reality Project, August 10

Abby Ruskey and others from The Climate Reality Project gave a presentation at the Unitarian Church in Olympia on Saturday August 5.  They showed the trailer to Al Gore’s film An Inconvenient Sequel and gave a powerful presentation on climate change and actions we can take.  Below is follow up by Abby to the attendees of the presentation.

Below are three actions you can take.  I’ve also attached an electronic copy of the flyer you received, another flyer announcing the film and a documents from Barb that is rich with additional info should you wish a deeper dive in the range of activities taking place in our community.

  1. Go See an Inconvenient Sequel, bring a few more with you and help us get the word out!  At both of our major theatres, the film will open tomorrow, Friday, April 11th and may go for a week or longer depending on initial turnout.  As far as we know showtimes are as follows but do check in case of changes: Cinemark at Capitol Mall: 11:00, 1:50, 4:30, 7:05, 9:55 Regal Cinemas on Martin Way: 1:30, 4:20, 7:00, 9:40.  Attached is a flyer for you to forward and/or print and post and all forms of outreach appreciated from announcements at meetings, letters to the editor informing our community that the film is here for a limited time are encouraged.  Also, here’s the link to the film trailer and video song we played.
  2. Help pass out information after the movie and or post flyers to get more people to the movie.  We need people to help pass out information after the film lets out.  Please contact Kim Danke at DANKEFAM@msn.com.  She will link you to an online volunteer sign-up system that is really slick and easy to use.
  3. Come to the state Utility and Transportation Commission rate case hearing in Olympia on August 31.  Goal: get Puget Sound Energy off coal and gas.  PSE still get 60% of their energy from fossil fuels and they intend to replace their Colstrip coal plant in Montana with new gas plants. There was a big victory this week in Portland as a result of that communities mobilization to their utility commission’s vote. Here’s a chance to put pressure on PSE to do what’s right for their ratepayers and all Washingtonians, rather than their shareholders. The If you can attend and wish to speak, here are some key points to help you write the statement.  Also, here is a petition to PSE that any resident of Washington can sign: http://sc.org/CarbonFreePSE. If you have any questions about this campaign, feel free to contact David Perk of 350 Seattle or Jessica Koski of the Sierra Club.

Monday, August 31, 6:00 pm
Utility and Transportation Commission Hearing Room
Richard Hemstad Building, Second Floor
1300 S. Evergreen Park Dr. SW, Olympia, WA

With gratitude for Susan, Pam, Elizabeth, Rhonda and Barb for their direct leadership, knowledge and heart sharing and assistance in developing this event.  And thanks Fritz for the AV support! The journey ahead is going to be rich, intense and generative. I know I represent all of these individuals in thanking you and letting you know that we are so glad you took the first step to join us,

Abby Ruskey

Climate Reality Leadership Corps Member

Look closely at the present you are constructing:  it should look like the future you are dreaming.”  ― Alice Walker

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