World leaders have acknowledged that we need to stay below a 1.5°C temperature rise. However, they have failed to enact the necessary policies. We are in a climate emergency, and it is up to us, the people, to rise up and demand effective action.
All are invited to a gathering in West Seattle to learn about a historic event coming up in May—a worldwide mobilization for the climate: Break Free from Fossil Fuels. (See breakfree.org and breakfreepnw.org for more info.)
When: Friday evening April 29, at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Common House of Puget Ridge Co-housing. The Common House is in the middle of the Co-housing complex at 7020 18th Ave. SW (at 18th and Myrtle), Seattle 98106. Enter from 18th SW. You can park on 18th, 17th, or the south side of Myrtle. Busses 120 and 125 stop nearby.
What: Evening to a premiere showing of: Disobedience (see trailer here) co-produced by 350.org to help mobilize people for Break Free. A discussion will follow on how we can participate in Break Free, here in the Pacific Northwest. There are many different ways—from family-friendly events to civil disobedience. The evening will also include refreshments, time for socializing, and a chance to contribute money if you like.
Additional Info: On the weekend of May 13 to 15, thousands will converge, by land and sea, on the Shell and Tesoro refineries in Anacortes. These two refineries are the most potent symbols of the fossil fuel industry here in the Northwest. People will demand an end to the fossil fuel economy and a just transition to renewable energy. Hundreds will engage in nonviolent direct action.
At the April 29 gathering, a speaker will tell us about the Anacortes mobilization and how we can participate. For example, on May 14 there will be a family-friendly ceremony led by Indigenous people. On May 13, 14, and 15 people will engage in direct action. There will also be workshops, music, and speakers.
Join us May 3 GiveBIG day and you will be investing in the most powerful weapon against climate change: a mom-led climate movement.
Why a mom-led climate movement? It’s because there’s nothing like motherhood to make global warming move from the esoteric to the vividly real! (Another secret: women support climate action and vote in greater numbers than men.)
Another way of making climate change real and fueling our movement is through lively storytelling. That’s why CoolMom has unleashed a new video project, Julie and Robbie’s Excellent Climate Adventures. Our Climate Adventuristas are bringing women and families to our movement with stories of climate impacts in Washington and the smart women (and men) who are championing real solutions. Check it out!
Here’s how you can invest in our mom’s climate movement and a happy and healthy ending to our climate story:
- Visit The Seattle Foundation website. GiveBIG is May 3. But you don’t have to wait. You may schedule your gift right now.
Make a personally significant contribution and GiveBIG for a healthy climate for all children. The Seattle Foundation will match a share of every gift—meaning your support for CoolMom will go even further.
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Thank you in advance for making 2016 the coolest CoolMom GiveBIG ever!
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What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world? Join CoolMom and West Seattle Meaningful Movies for a FREE viewing of " This Changes Everything" on Saturday, November 7 in West Seattle's High Point Neighborhood House.
See below for trailer and further details below!
What: A new film directed by Avi Lewis and inspired by Naomi Klein’s bestseller This Changes Everything—Capitalism vs. the Climate (90 minutes)
- Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for refreshments and social time
- Movie starts at 7:00 p.m. (come early to be sure to get a good seat)
Admission: FREE (donations gratefully received)
Please help minimize waste—bring your own mug!