Young activists rallied in protest of inadequate government action on the climate crisis, chanting: ‘Protect our future’
Corvallis CitySpeak: Climate ChangeJanuary 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pmWHERE:Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
645 NW Monroe Ave
Corvallis, OR 97330
The Corvallis Advocate’s first CitySpeak event of the year will challenge participants to think critically about their part in the bigger picture that is climate change and its local and global effects. Most importantly, the event will challenge us to adopt the resolution this year of lessening our individual and group impacts, and discovering other ways we can combat climate change and climate injustice.
The event will be held in the main meeting room of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan 31. It will feature three panelists, covering an expanse of subject matter and expertise that will be integrated into an initial presentation period, followed by questions from the moderator, then an audience question and answer session, before closing remarks.
Moderating the panel will be me, Stevie Beisswanger, Editor-in-Chief of The Advocate. Panelists will include OSU climate change professor Jillian Gregg, Sustainability Coalition representative Jeannette Hardison, and Civil Liberties Defense Center Attorney Cooper Brinson. Panelists will provide tools and information into a range of topics, including general impacts, food waste reduction for individuals and businesses, and climate justice and activism.Found at
Here’s a Democracy in Action request for you…
A group of people called Mid-Coast Water Planning Partnership are seeking to hear from residents of our coastal neighborhoods about our values, opinions, ideas, concerns, and priorities for water. Meetings are open to interested people.
Your ideas and values may be different from what public works or City Council’s views are. Now’s the time to let them know if you value clean drinking water for public use, wildlife, and aquatics. Millions of gallons per day go from the Siletz River to the Koch-owned GP mill that uses the water, leaving it unusable with toxic chemicals, and put into the ocean offshore Nye Beach.
This SURVEY* should take you a few minutes to fill out. Please pass it on to your family and friends.
SURVEYS ARE DUE BEFORE NOVEMBER 30!
*If you want to pick up or return a paper copy, check out these locations:
- Lincoln City Driftwood Library (801 SW Hwy 101 #201, Lincoln City, OR 97367)
- Waldport Public Library (460 Hemlock, Waldport, OR 97394)
- Siletz Public Library (255 S. Gaither St., Siletz, OR 97380)
- Newport City Hall Public Works Desk (169 SW Coast Highway, Newport, OR 97365)
Campaigners say more than 15m people who care about the environment did not vote in the 2014 midterms – can they create a ‘green wave’ this November?
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The Climate Museum won’t be your typical museum. With youth at the helm, it’s mixing activism with art and science.
THE RELUCTANT RADICAL
Sunday, July 22 and Monday, July 23 at 7pm
Newport Performing Arts Center
If a crime is committed in order to prevent a greater crime, is it forgivable? Is it, in fact, necessary? THE RELUCTANT RADICAL follows activist Ken Ward as he confronts his fears and puts himself in the direct path of the fossil fuel industry to combat climate change.
Oregon filmmaker Lindsey Grayzel and film subject Ken Ward will be in attendance on both nights for post-film Q&A. Local environmental and faith groups will share information and opportunities in the lobby.
These film screenings are presented at the Newport PAC as part of the Bijou Theater Newport Film Series, with support from Central Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Central Oregon Coast NOW Foundation, and anonymous donors.
Sean Mole, Federal Projects Coordinator
Oregon Department of Energy
550 Capitol St. NE
Salem, OR 97301