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The Story Of Plastics, Discussion Notes

The Story of Plastics is a documentary film released on October 6, 2019, which aired on the Discovery Channel on April 22, 2020 and was hosted by 350 Spokane for free public screenings from May 21 – June 12, 2020. …

Ten Ways to Write a Better Letter To The Editor

A good letter to the newspaper can work wonders for climate action, influencing leaders in government or business you may have trouble reaching otherwise, and educating lots of local readers as well.

However, any letter published must compete for attention …

On Biomass

Biomass is the burning of wood for electricity. Some claim this reduces carbon emissions because trees burned for energy eventually grow back, re-sequestering the carbon released by burning the fuel. For example, about half of the European Union’s renewable electricity …

Climate Books Worth Reading


Our Final Warning: Six Degrees of Climate Emergency
By Mark Lynas

If you want to know what climate change means, this brand new book is for you. Lynas is an accomplished scientific journalist who details the consequences of …

Cli-Fi (Climate Related Science Fiction): Two Recommendations


I love to read good social/political science fiction. It has a special way of exploring big issues that is accessible, personal, and imaginative. The best social science fiction stories are cast in an incredibly detailed vision of a different time …

Climate action at the legislature

This week our hearts are with everyone affected by the COVID-19 public health crisis, both in our state and around the world. It is heartening to see that the world can act with decisive action to respond to a crisis, …

Action alert: public hearing on Avista rate increase

On Monday, October 28 the Washington agency responsible for oversight of utilities (Utilities and Transportation Commission or UTC) will be in Spokane to receive public comment on Avista’s requested 13.7% rate increase. The Commissioners don’t often come to Spokane, so …