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JON D. ANDERSON

Thursday: join the Youth Climate Day in Olympia!

There is a lot of rhetoric out there calling us to do something about climate change. I studied English at university. I believe in the power of words to move people to act on their beliefs. Words, however, can only do so much.
 
The fact is that there is no analogy we can draw between any time in our human history and the moment we are living in right now. Climate change is what David Wallace Wells, author of The Uninhabitable Earth, describes as a hyperobject: “a fact so large and complex it can never be properly comprehended.” It’s so big that every one of us on this planet, now and in the future, will experience the harmful effects. And some—in communities with less capacity to adapt to or retreat from a hostile environment—will be hit harder than others.
 
Today’s teenagers have no other future than one shaped by climate change. That’s why young people may be the most keenly motivated to demand bold climate action now. Let’s fight together for climate justice. Join our Day of Action in Olympia, on April 11.

What: Youth Climate Rally and Day of Action
When: Thursday, April 11, 10 am - 3 pm
Where: United Churches of 110 11th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501

On April 11th, young people from across the state will come together at our state capitol for a day of youth-led climate lobbying. The day will start with trainings and workshops, followed by a rally, and end with meeting our elected officials. RSVP here.

Can’t make it on Thursday? You can still help! Can you please email your senator and tell them to support the Clean Fuel Standard?

The time for action is now. Join us to ensure a safe, healthy planet for future generations that cannot yet speak up for themselves. Look for us in Olympia Thursday!

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Volunteer Coordinator

, Climate Solutions

Fiona advocates for an equitable and sustainable transition to a 100% clean electricity grid in Washington State. She engages activists and coordinates outreach efforts to constituents to ensure that our legislators know that a fossil-free future is practical, achievable, and urgently needed.

Volunteering with the Peace Corps in Indonesia helped Fiona gain a new perspective on how other countries manage waste and greenhouse gas emissions. Since returning, she has assumed leadership positions in organizations that advocate for progressive climate solutions: Citizens Climate Lobby, the Georgia Climate Change Coalition, Washington Environmental Council, Washington Conservation Voters and the Initiative 1631 campaign. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in English and now plans to return to school for a Master's in Public Administration to further her understanding of policy solutions to the climate crisis.