Washington legislators do good work for people, the environment, and businesses

Senator Christine Rolfes, the Washington State 23rd Legislative District representative and the Chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee, reported in her 27 April 2021 e-newsletter on the hard work that the state legislature did this session to support people, the environment, and businesses during these Covid times. She reported on national and stateContinue reading “Washington legislators do good work for people, the environment, and businesses”

Actions in Washington State and Washington, D.C. create hope

Because of a major change in my life (my wife and I are leaving Kitsap County and soon will be trailer traveling around the United States), I’ve not been able to write of the details of the many wonderful, Earth-changing legislative actions that have occurred in Washington State and Washington, D.C. recently.     In Washington State,Continue reading “Actions in Washington State and Washington, D.C. create hope”

Where to go for quality national news

In the 12 March 2021 issue of the North Kitsap Herald, opinion writer Don Brunell made the sweeping claim that “unfortunately, it is not the mainstream or social media” where Americans can go for “honest reliable and accurate information.”     Given that the mainstream media and social media encompass so much—and given that I’ve read manyContinue reading “Where to go for quality national news”

Sing for the Climate (an Earth-Day Song)

– Istanbul 2018https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ixn9pB4DkB4&list=RDIxn9pB4DkB4&start_radio=1 –  Belgium 2012https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cg_tcJ1SgxA – Greta Thunberg introductionhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ7TSlArK6Y – Flemish Artistshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7V1qLLsn7M – Auroville 2014https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2LxVX0tQaY

Thank you Senator Rolfes and Senator Randall for your climate action.

Dear Senator Rolfes and Senator Randall, Thank you for voting for the Clean Fuels bill (HB 1091) and the Climate Commitment bill (SB 5126). The relentlessly rising parts per million CO2 in our atmosphere, with its accumulating consequences for people and other species, mandates that we markedly reduce our fossil fuel use. I’m proud thatContinue reading “Thank you Senator Rolfes and Senator Randall for your climate action.”

WEST SOUND CONSERVATION COUNCIL’S HISTORY

WEST SOUND CONSERVATION COUNCIL’S HISTORY: PEOPLE ENGAGED FOR THE ENVIRONMENT OF THE WEST SOUND OF THE SALISH SEA 5 April 2021 The environmental advocacy group West Sound Conservation Council (WSCC) is closing its metaphorical doors this year because many of its members have moved on to other projects or entered other phases of life. TheyContinue reading “WEST SOUND CONSERVATION COUNCIL’S HISTORY”

Protecting the Port Gamble Heritage Forest

West Sound Conservation Council (now disbanded as a formal organization) was one of the founders of the Kitsap Forest & Bay Coalition, the group that brought the now-conserved Port Gamble Heritage Forest into being. The Coalition expanded far beyond WSCC’s early involvement to become the decade-long, multi-group, many-volunteers organization that—under Great Peninsula Conservancy’s leadership—advertised, recruited,Continue reading “Protecting the Port Gamble Heritage Forest”

Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park Master Plan, 16 March 2021, 6:30 p.m.

The following is a 14 Mar. 2021 email notice from Don Willott, a member of the steering committee for the Master Plan of the Park. He asked that this information be shared with others who might like to participate: “Help develop the excellent plan our community deserves.  Please share with others who might like toContinue reading “Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park Master Plan, 16 March 2021, 6:30 p.m.”

The importance of local news—wonderfully worded

— Niran Al-Agba, MD, “How local news actually can make us healthier,” Kitsap Sun, 7 Mar. 2021, Print, 1C and 3C; Web,https://www.kitsapsun.com/story/opinion/columnists/2021/03/07/niran-al-agba-how-reading-local-news-can-actually-make-you-healthier/4600632001/ Pediatrician and Kitsap Sun columnist Niran-Al-Agba, MD, writes a clear and useful column about health issues. This 7 March article talks of the importance of local news and of how having local newspapersContinue reading “The importance of local news—wonderfully worded”