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I feel the earth move under my feet!

October 17 is this week.

So what? October 17th happens every year right about this time.

If you’re a Carole King fan like me, the words… 510 more words

Red Cross Apps

Gonzaga Students Call for a Coal-Free Spokane

Cross-posted from the Coal Export Action

Across the Northwest, people are waking up to the threat of coal export projects in their communities.  Recently, students from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington took action, organizing a march against coal exports a few days before a forum on how coal exports and increased coal train traffic would negatively impact Spokane. 300 more words

Act Locally

Stop the Coal Trains, Bring Climate Justice to Eugene

This post was submitted to It’s Getting Hot in Here by Emma Newman, of the Climate Justice League at University of Oregon.

As coal plants in the United States continue to close, local organizations around the country appear to have struck a blow to the industry. 587 more words

Youth Leaders

Day 14 | Bend - Medford, OR | 280 Miles

The most direct route from my hotel to Oregon’s famous Dunes National Recreation Area takes four hours to drive. As much as I wanted to stick my foot in the Pacific Ocean and be able to say “I made it” from coast to coast, I was not going to skip one of the landmarks on my must-see list – Crater Lake National Park in southern Oregon. 1,546 more words

Help Community Organizers Keep Coal Trains Out of Bellingham

Right now concerned students and community members in Bellingham, Washington are working to stop one of the most deadly new fossil fuel projects in the world: a coal export terminal that would send tens of millions of tons of coal brought in by train to global export markets.   328 more words

Political Participation

Introducing: Coal Action Network Northwest

When some people think of solutions to the climate crisis, they picture wind turbines blowing in the breeze or solar panels on a rooftop.  But for me, the best solution is a group of passionate people coming together to directly confront the biggest challenge of our time: re-claiming our political and social power from the fossil fuel industries .   588 more words

Global Warming

Youth activists demand action on America’s oil addiction

This blog post was cowritten by Monica Christoffels, student activist in Eugene, Oregon and Anastasia Schemkes, Green Transportation Organizer at the Sierra Club Cascade Chapter.  495 more words

Climate Policy