Caring for the planet is one of the important values for Echoes, so we're going to make it a point to go to some of these meetings. This gathering will be discussing some important issues, like the Paris conference, the carbon tax vote, and how we can support the Lummi efforts to keep out a coal terminal on their sacred lands.
The meeting starts at 6:30 at the RE Store, and the Echoes people who want to discuss things further afterwards will likely be heading to a pub....so maybe Theology Pub will happen after all.
Details of the meeting:
RE Sources is thrilled to host the first Clean Energy Activists' meeting of 2016 to talk about what's coming up with Whatcom County's Comprehensive Plan and some of the opportunities we'll have to take meaningful action in this coming year.
In addition to keeping up the pressure on the proposed coal and oil train projects where our community can say NO, it's time we work to make sure we're doing our part to plan for a future beyond dirty and dangerous fossil fuels.
We currently have the following on the agenda, though additions are welcome:
- Lessons learned from the Paris climate conference
- Updates on supporting the Unist'ot'en Camp resistance
- Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan update and PUBLIC HEARING January 26 at 6:30 pm (see below)
- Actions in solidarity with the Lummi Nation's request regarding the Comprehensive Plan at Cherry Point
- Update on the recent lifting of the crude export ban and potential risk to our community
- CarbonWA ballot qualification and 2016 campaign
- Coast Guard actions against ShellNo activist Chiara D'Angelo and upcoming administrative hearing, January 25
- Tesoro oil-by-rail project Draft EIS release
- WWU divestment campaign and Momenta screening, January 21