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Environmental Racism: Who Will Speak if You Don’t?

Civil Rights icon John Lewis said “When you see something that is not right, not just, not fair, you have a moral obligation to say something. To do something. Our children and their children will ask us, ‘What did you …

Taking Time to Lament

I believe that I am an optimist. One of the key characteristics of a mentally healthy person is optimism, and I like to think that I have it in spades. I was raised to believe in the power of positive …

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 …