CHS Pics | Seattle Youth Climate Strike — ‘We don’t have any more time to waste’

(Images: Margo Vansynghel for CHS)

Under an early spring sun, hundreds of students and some parents and supporters rallied on Capitol Hill Friday on the turf of the Bobby Morris Playfield for the Seattle Youth Climate Strike.

The students came to Cal Anderson from schools across King County, including Garfield High School, Thornton Creek Elementary School, Nathan Hale and Sammamish High School. They skipped school to demand legislative action on both local and state levels in Washington, adaptation of the Green New Deal to shift to 100% renewable and clean energy, and the declaration of the climate crisis as a national emergency. Continue reading

Climate Change Impacts on Forests & Snowpack

How bad will forest fires be in the future? Will the snowpack be enough for the  ski season, and will it supply enough water to last the summer?
Diana Gergel, Graduate Fellow, Northwest Climate Science Center, will speak on global warming impacts on snowpack and forest fire risk in the Western United States. This talk is part of a climate change series by Cascadia Climate Action.
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“Climate, Food and Race: Challenges for the Food Movement” Eric Holt-Giménez, Director of Food First/The Institute for Food and Development Policy

Got Green?’s Executive Director, Jill Mangaliman, will speak about statewide organizing for climate justice in partnership with Communities of Color for Climate Justice!

Tuesday October 27, 7 – 9pm

Location: UW Campus, Architecture Hall, Room 147 (Map)

Global warming has become the largest single threat to health, community well-being and the environment, worldwide. Mass migrations, famine, and conflict over food and water access and the concomitant spread of chronic and communicable disease are already underway. The disastrous effects of climate change fall hardest on low-income communities and people of color, in the US and around the world. “Climate victims” are linked by the critically high levels of vulnerability; the result of historical (and recent) processes of dispossession, exploitation and oppression. Our modern food system is at the center of both the causes and effects of climate change.  Pathways to community climate resilience and the reversal of global warming pass through the multiple challenges of capitalism, racism—and food.

Sponsored by Community Alliance for Global Justice and University of Washington:

Anthropology, CHID, Geography, Landscape Architecture, Latin American and Caribbean Studies/Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, Program on the Environment, School of Public Health Nutritional Sciences Program and Urban Design and Planning.

Co-Sponsored by Chinook Book Seattle/Puget Sound, Domestic Fair Trade Association, Got Green?, InterIm Community Development Association, P-Patch Community Gardening Program, Seattle Farm Co-op, Seattle Tilth, Sustainable West Seattle, UAW 4121, UW MeCHA, UW SEED, Washington Fair Trade Coalition

EVENT IS FREE & no RSVP necessary.

Help us publicize: Forward email and share Facebook event.

For more information, please contact CAGJ. Office: 206-405-4600

Walking directions:

Architecture Hall is located just East of 15th Ave NE.

Heading north on 15th Ave NE, Turn Right onto NE Grant Lane, where you will enter the main UW campus.

Turn Right onto W Stevens Way NE. Architecture Hall will be on your right, at the corner of NE Grant Lane and W Stevens Way NE

Parking

Street parking is available nearby.

There is also lots of parking at the UW, and the evening parking rate at UW is $5.

The closest UW parking lot is underground in the Central Plaza Garage.

Enter at 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 41st Street.

More info about parking at UW here.

Disability parking: Upon entering campus at any gatehouse, a visitor who has a mobility disability should self-identify in order to be accommodated. Visitors will be assigned parking in a “disabled” area as close to their destination as possible. Parking permits for disabled and wheelchair areas cost the same as for other UW parking areas. Gatehouses are staffed weekdays from 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. and on Saturdays from 7 a.m. until noon. At the gatehouse ask for disability parking and building access information as needed. Visitors parking is available in the Central Plaza Garage which can be entered from 15th Ave NE at NE 41st St. Garage map with disabled parking spots marked HERE.

ASL interpreters and captioning (CART) have been requested.

Architecture Hall is wheelchair accessible from NE Grant Lane (the front entrance, off of Stevens Way NE, has steps). From the corner of NE Grant Lane and 15th Ave NE, follow the path called Asotin Place that leads from the crosswalk to the back entrance of the Architecture Hall. The path contains a slight elevation. There is also a path that leads from the bus stop on NE Grant Lane. The entrance has an automatic door, and the elevator is to the left. Wheelchair accessible bathrooms are on the ground floor.

While the bathrooms are gendered, we will make them Gender Neutral for the evening.

There will be a scent free seating section next to air purifiers.

PLEASE BE FRAGRANCE FREE! For the health and safety of community members with chemical sensitivity or injury, please abstain from using scented cosmetics, lotions, hair products, or essential oils before this event, and please do not wear clothes that have recently been smoked in. For more info: http://eastbaymeditation.org/accessibility/PDF/How-to-Be-Fragrance-Free-.pdf