Earth Day to May Day

Earth Day to May Day - a week of climate action!

We’re headed into a season of action! This is about us. It’s about truth. It’s about integrity. It’s about people and jobs and communities. And it’s about the future.
 
Step up for a massive week of events drawing a line connecting climate science and grassroots action. From Earth Day to People’s Climate, to May Day, let’s demonstrate that the Northwest clean energy revolution is unstoppable!
 
A number of exciting actions for climate and social justice are planned in Washington and Oregon. Look at this list!:

Washington:

Lobby Day for a price on climate pollution: April 20 in Olympia. Meet with your elected leaders; learn more here.

March for Science April 22 in Seattle: A march in support of climate science on Earth Day. Scientists across the country are raising their voices and lacing up their marching boots.

Community Outreach with Got Green: April 22 in Seattle. Join Got Green to spend part of Earth Day door-knocking in South Seattle, sharing resources and organizing the wider community to engage in climate justice work. (This fun activity is the non-fundraising part of Got Green’s annual Green-A-Thon.)
 
Climate Reality Slideshow April 26 in Seattle: Washington Women for Climate Action Now presents Al Gore's 2017 Climate Reality Slideshow. More details here.
 
People’s Climate Action summit April 29 in Seattle: Join this incredible day of workshops support supported by front-line communities, labor, environmental, youth, and many more. This is a powerful opportunity to find commonalities between causes, and to set the stage for conversations that help build stronger movements and supercharge the clean energy revolution. There will be food and time to network.
 
National Peoples Climate March is happening on April 29 in Washington DC with sister marches all over, including Seattle.
 
May Day: On May 1, we march again, joining with those fighting for working people’s rights and for the rights of immigrants. As we seek a just transition to a clean energy economy, we know that those struggles are inseparable from our fight from climate action. The May Day march this year in Seattle will be a big bold demonstration of Blue-Green resolveThere is also a march in Yakima.
 
Want to paint flags, puppets, and signs? Join the Public Art Builds for Climate and allied justice issues: (drop in and all are welcome) Sunday April 23 from noon – 8 pm at the Powerhouse: 3940 Fremont Ave. N. Dress for mess and bring a sewing machine if you have one, and food to share! No skills needed. Please check calendar for details as they are determined, and for any updates before you arrive: 350seattle.org/calendar
 

Oregon:

April 22, March for Science on Earth Day
Across the country, people are rising in a powerful action to support climate science, with marches in fourteen cities and towns all over Oregon including PortlandCorvallis, and Newport. It’s a day to celebrate scientists and the role that science plays in our lives every day, by raising our voices and lacing up our marching shoes.

April 26, Discussion on Oregon’s Climate in Portland
The City Club of Portland is hosting an evening discussion to explore Oregon’s recently released Climate Assessment Report. Learn about how we’re doing and where we need to go to address the climate crisis in Oregon.

April 29, Peoples Climate Movement & March
On April 29th, the 100th Day of the Trump Administration, we will be in the streets of PortlandEugene, and other sister marches across the state in solidarity with the big event in Washington D.C. to show the world and our elected leaders that we will resist attacks on our people, our communities, and our planet.

For the Portland march, our friends at OPAL Environmental Justice and partners in the Oregon Just Transition Alliance invite us all to stand with people of color and low income people and join the movements for racial, social, and economic justice as pathways to climate action.

May 1, May Day
On May 1, we march in Salem in a big bold demonstration of immigrant rights. Please join us to stand with our partners in defending Oregon’s immigrant communities, because all of us, regardless of country of birth, deserve dignity, respect, and a safe and healthy environment.

In the Columbia River Gorge
The Columbia Gorge Climate Action Network is hosting Earth Week eventsevery single day between May 22 and 29.

Now is our time to spring into action—for truth, for justice, and for our climate. A calendar with much of the above and more, is here by Washington United for Healthy Communities.
 
We can. We must. We will. TOGETHER.

Joëlle Robinson's picture

Field Director

, Climate Solutions

Joëlle engages citizens and diverse constituencies—faith, health, veteran, youth, parents, sportsmen, business—to make their voices heard for climate solutions. She led local field work collaboration with our partners toward passing a federal climate bill, and is currently working to ensure we stop any coal export from the U.S. West Coast.

Joëlle was the Regional Outreach Coordinator of National Wildlife Federation where she focused on mobilizing hunters, anglers and concerned citizens around solutions to global warming. Previous work with Climate Solutions includes the NW Climate Connections partnership, serving as the Field Assistant for the successful Clean Cars campaign, and Field Director of the Renewable Fuel Standard, which passed in April 2006.

She is a board member of Earth Ministry and on the Advisory Board for the Seattle Area Happiness Initiative. She previously served on the Solar Washington board and Sierra Club Executive Committee.

Joëlle is a Northwest native who loves to hike, bike, dance, paraglide, and travel. Her favorite quote is “Hope is borne of participating in hopeful solutions.” — Marianne Williamson.