Seattle's Climate Walkout is a powerful day organized by a broad, youth-led coalition. Before the march to City Hall, we'll gather at Cal Anderson Park for an interactive, family-friendly space for everyone to learn, skill-up, play and plug in to the movement. (Keep an eye on the FB event for activities being added.)
Join our WPSR contingent of health professionals in the morning Cal Anderson! We’ll be there by 9am, and plan to gather as a large group at 10:30 AM. RSVP HERE if you can make it. We are working with the youth organizers about a health-specific action and are excited to have you join us.
Will you join us and youth around the world calling for action at the scale of the crisis?
9-12pm Climate Justice Fest @ Cal Anderson Park
12-1pm March from Cal Anderson to City Hall (detailed route info coming soon)
1-3pm Youth-led rally for climate justice @ City Hall
The people of our Salish Sea are rising like the tide to protect what we love and cherish as sacred, to stand together like the trees and lift each other up and the “each other” includes our grandchildren’s grandchildren, the orca and salmon people, the tree and bird people and all the other animal people of our Salish Sea. To stand in solidarity with Salish Sea tribes to ensure their treaty rights are honored and respected and for other nations to have their unceded territories and natural laws honored and respected.
We are rising to stop Fracked Gas proposals, which threaten our communities, our waters and our climate. The World's Largest Fracked Gas to Methanol Refinery, proposed in Kalama, would become our state’s largest climate polluter by 2025, endanger local residents with high risk of explosion and harmful pollutants, and open the floodgates for toxic fracked gas infrastructure across the Pacific Northwest. Puget Sound Energy’s 14-story tall fracked gas tank is being constructed at the Port of Tacoma on Puyallup land, despite the Tribe’s opposition, and without all its permits. The Department of Ecology can stop both of these projects.
Join us in calling on the Department of Ecology to protect our Salish Sea from Fracked gas!
This event is a stop on the 4 day walk along our Salish Sea in solidarity with the many Indigenous Nations of our Salish Sea bio-region that are asking all of us to lift them up at this time, to begin our plans of restoration. There is only one Salish Sea and it can be legally designated a Whale Sanctuary once we bring Tokitae (aka Lolita) home to her mother who still swims in our Southern Salish Sea and are both L-pod orcas. We walk to be free of Justin Trudeau/ Alberta's plan to bring nearly 1 million barrels of oil per day to the shores of our Salish Sea. To stand in solidarity and to ensure that the Puyallup Nation and Tacoma residents do not have the threat of an 8 million gallon Liquefied (un)-Natural (fracked) Gas (LNG) facility with a 3.5 mile blast zone located a half mile from their homes. So that our Salish Sea can be a place for all life to thrive once again and be free from the threats of Climate Change.
You are welcome to join the full walk here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2652829461396403/
Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Washington Against Nuclear Weapons Coalition presents a People’s Town Hall on Nuclear Weapons. This conversation informs the public and elected officials about the damage and dangers of nuclear war, examining Washington’s nuclear arsenals and the role of our state’s industry in producing them. Hear testimony from people whose communities have been directly impacted by the long legacy of the nuclear weapons industry in Washington State. The Town Hall culminates in the development of a resolution based on this testimony, complete with recommendations for action needed by Congress to be delivered to the Washington Senators Cantwell and Murray.
Join this dynamic dialogue about one of the most significant threats facing the people of Washington State and the global community, and help develop concrete recommendations on how we can work with our elected officials to achieve a safer, less costly, and saner future that is free of weapons of mass destruction.
Tickets available now: https://townhallseattle.org/event/peoples-town-hall-on-nuclear-weapons/
The Washington Against Nuclear Weapons Coalition will host the People’s Town Hall on Nuclear Weapons on Sept 29. This conversation informs the public and elected officials about the damage and dangers of nuclear war, examining Washington’s nuclear arsenals and the role of our state’s industry in producing them. People from communities that have been directly impacted by the long legacy of the nuclear weapons industry in Washington State will gather together to share their testimonies. Although invited, neither WA Senator decided to attend, even though nearly half the total US nuclear arsenal is in the state of Washington.
On October 1, join WANW Coalition, Seattle Anti-War Coalition and others as we expose the connection between nuclear weapons and WA State and present the results of the People’s Town Hall to WA Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray. We will present recommendations for their action in Congress on nuclear weapons policy and share our sense of urgency for nuclear justice.
We will rally outside the Federal Building, hold a press conference, address the public and share our testimonies, then deliver the People’s Town Hall results to the Senators in their offices at the Federal Building.
Join the Henry M Jackson School of International Studies and the Ploughshares Fund for a conversation with Stephen Miles, the executive director of Win Without War: a veteran of campaign politics and grassroots advocacy with expertise in humanitarian interventions and middle east politics.
Join WPSR and our medical student chapter at the WSU Medical School in Spokane for a discussion and advocacy workshop on the health implications of climate change, communities most impacted, and actions to support health equity!
Dr. Matt Hollon, the Governor of the Washington chapter of the American College of Physicians and a faculty member at the UW Medical School program in Spokane, will deliver a talk on the health impacts of climate change. Following the talk, WPSR Climate Program Organizer Sarah Cornett will give an brief interactive workshop on advocacy with policymakers.
What: Final Public Hearing on Tacoma LNG
When: August 27th from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 6:30 to 10 p.m.
Where: Rialto Theatre in Tacoma
Even as Washington begins a transition to 100% clean electricity, Puget Sound Energy continues its plans for an 8-million-gallon fracked gas facility on the Tacoma Tideflats. Despite opposition from the Puyallup Tribe, over 80 community organizations, and Governor Inslee, PSE has moved forward with this project without a permit from the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA). On August 27th, PSCAA will accept comments from the public at a hearing. This is the last opportunity we have to urge the agency to reject the permit for PSE’s dangerous project.
From Hiroshima to Hope, Seattle's annual peace event honoring the victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and all victims of war and violence, takes place on Tuesday, August 6, the 74th anniversary of the atomic bombings. The program features speaker David Swanson, author, peace activist, and journalist, and Seattle Youth Poet Laureate, Azura Tyabji. On Green Lake's northwest shore, near the Bathhouse. Free and open to the public.
Washington Against Nuclear Weapons (WANW) is a statewide coalition that aims to reduce and eliminate all components of the 1.7 trillion dollar rebuild of the US nuclear weapons arsenal. Our ultimate goal is to prevent nuclear war and abolish nuclear weapons worldwide.
Join us for a special screening of Native Daily Network's new documentary film "Ancestral Waters" in Seattle! Please RSVP here: http://action.powerpastfrackedgas.org/landing-pages/rsvp-ancestral-waters-screening
This powerful film chronicles the Puyallup Tribe and Water Warriors' movement to resist the Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) facility currently being built without proper permits on the Tribe's ancestral tideflats in violation of the Medicine Creek Treaty. Watch the official trailer: https://www.facebook.com/NativeDailyNetwork/videos/330554987598139/
This event is free, with suggested donation of $10 to support Native Daily Network's ongoing work: http://www.nativedailynetwork.com/
Doors will open at 6:30 PM. Refreshments provided! The screening will begin at 7:00 PM, with a short filmmaker Q&A and panel discussion following the film.
Learn more about the Power Past Fracked Gas coalition: https://powerpastfrackedgas.org/
Event photo credit: 350 Seattle
Celebrate Father’s day and join WPSR as we walk, roll, and ride for safer and more equitable transportation in our region! Active transportation is one of the best ways we can take action on climate change and improve health. RSVP and share the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/471410100268488/
Join Washington Against Nuclear Weapons Coalition and Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility in a day of learning, practicing and movement building with Lee Hochberg. In this training you will learn:
What does the movement to abolish nuclear weapons look like in WA State?
Effective messages and talking points to use with diverse audiences to build the anti nuclear weapons movement
How to deliver a compelling message to a crowd
Concrete organizing skills to give educational presentations to students, faith communities and people who you want to recruit
Please RSVP Here to participate in the Speakers Training.
As part of Virginia Mason’s Continuing Medical Education, this day-long course directed by WPSR Income Inequity and Health Task Force member Dr. Amish Dave features expert physician leaders in addressing social determinants of health.
Dr. Stephen Bezruchka, chair of the Task Force, will give the keynote address. Registration information and flyer can be found here.
The course will be held in Volney Richmond Auditorium on Level One of the Virginia Mason Lindeman Pavilion, 1201 Terry Avenue, Seattle (between Seneca & University Streets.) Please note the Terry Street entrance into Lindeman Pavilion is Level Two. For information, contact the CME Department at 206-341-0142 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join WPSR and our Power Past Fracked Gas coalition partners as we stand in solidarity with the Lummi Nation and the Puyallup Tribe of Indians in their work to resist a fracked gas facility being built on their ancestral lands. This is one stop in a tour along the Pacific Northwest; more information and locations here.
Join WPSR advocates in Everett with many other local community groups fighting for progressive change! Learn about local organizing for climate, immigrant justice, and more from organizations working in the North Sound, then stick around for an immigrant and refugee solidarity march 3 PM.
Make sure you say hello to WPSR leaders in Everett and learn about climate change and health at our table!
Puget Sound Energy is expanding fracked gas in Washington State. With our recent landmark progress on clean energy in the legislative session, join us to advocate for real climate solutions — clean, healthy, renewable energy — and not polluting fracked gas projects.
This listening session is an important opportunity to advocate for our health and climate in the face of proposals to expand fracked gas infrastructure.
What: PSE Executive Listening Session
Where: Bellevue Hilton
When: Rally 4pm, Listening session 5pm
RSVP to Sarah Cornett (email@example.com) and on Facebook!
Join Washington PSR and our partners in the Power Past Fracked Gas coalition as we rally, kayak, and picnic with Kalama community members to help us better understand what’s at stake with the world’s largest fracked gas-to methanol refinery proposed in their backyard.
Physicians from both Washington and Oregon PSR will speak about the human health costs of fracked gas! RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2565166853511960/
Join us to celebrate historic action on climate this legislative session! Washington PSR will be alongside our coalition partners as Governor Inslee signs landmark policies that take action on climate change and reduce harmful pollution, including 100% clean energy, energy efficiency standards, and more.
These victories happened because of your advocacy. Thank you - we hope you can attend to savor these big wins with us! RSVP and share on Facebook.
Join us on April 16th at 7 PM for a wonderful evening with author Kate Brown.
Kate Brown is an award-winning historian of environmental and nuclear history at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She will discuss her new book, Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future, and her previous book, Plutopia, which won seven academic prizes. She splits her time between Washington, DC, & Cambridge, MA.
Additional information available on the Facebook event page.
Thurston Climate Action Team & Citizens' Climate Lobby present the 4th Annual South Sound Climate Action Convention:
Attend the convention for a full day of learning about cooperative actions we can take to protect our planet from the worst impacts of climate change. And to up the momentum, local Action Groups formed at the convention will be encouraged to continue meeting and acting in the months that follow!
Topics sessions and workshops include: Green Buildings and Cities, Transportation, Trees & Land Use, Advocacy and Social Justice, National Climate Legislation, Youth Activists, Clean Energy, and many more!
Sign-up for registration and conference updates at: www.southsoundclimateconvention.org
Join us for the screening of "Idle Threat," a film exploring the climate and health impacts of vehicle emissions. This event is part of the "Movies that Matter" series and hosted by Citizens Climate Lobby, Sustainable Bainbridge, Climate Action Bainbridge, EcoAdapt, and Friends of Island Power.
Dr. Chris Covert-Bowlds, family physician and member of WPSR's Climate & Health Task Force, will speak on a panel following the event with Amy Wheeler of the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.
From coastal cities to our country’s heartland, National Geographic documentary, Paris to Pittsburgh, celebrates how people are demanding and developing real solutions to the climate emergency.
As the weather grows more deadly and destructive, many of us aren’t waiting on Washington, D.C. to act.Set against the national debate over the United States’ energy future — and the explosive decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement — 'Paris to Pittsburgh' captures what's at stake for communities around the country and the inspiring ways Americans are responding.
Mount Baker Meaningful Movies is screening this award winning documentary, at the Mt. Baker Community Clubhouse, at 2811 Mt. Rainier Drive South on Thursday, March 28th at 6:30 pm. Doors open at 6:00 pm.
After the film, there will be expert speakers to answer questions and offer practical policy solutions, including Jamie Margolin who is a national youth leader in the climate movement. The South Seattle Climate Action Network and other local groups will also provide info tables with opportunities for action.
As always, no tickets are required; donations gratefully accepted to cover the costs of screening. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or MeaningfulMovies.org
After nearly a decade overseas as a war reporter, the acclaimed journalist Dahr Jamail returned to America to renew his passion for mountaineering, only to find that the slopes he had once climbed have been irrevocably changed by climate disruption. In response, Jamail embarks on a journey to the geographical front lines of this crisis—from Alaska to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, via the Amazon rainforest—in order to discover the consequences to nature and to humans of the loss of ice.
In The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption , we follow Jamail as he scales Denali, the highest peak in North America, dives in the warm crystal waters of the Pacific only to find ghostly coral reefs, and explores the tundra of St. Paul Island where he meets the last subsistence seal hunters of the Bering Sea and witnesses its melting glaciers. Accompanied by climate scientists and people whose families have fished, farmed, and lived in the areas he visits for centuries, Jamail begins to accept the fact that Earth, most likely, is in a hospice situation. Ironically, this allows him to renew his passion for the planet’s wild places, cherishing Earth in a way he has never been able to before.
Like no other book, The End of Ice offers a firsthand chronicle—including photographs throughout of Jamail on his journey across the world—of the catastrophic reality of our situation and the incalculable necessity of relishing this vulnerable, fragile planet while we still can
Dahr Jamail, a Truthout staff reporter, is the author of Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq. Jamail has reported from the Middle East over the last ten years, and he has won the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism.
This event will be held at The Summit event space as part of Town Hall's Inside/Out program.
Date and Time: Tue, 3/26/2019, 7:30 PM (doors at 6:30 PM)
Presented by: Town Hall Seattle, Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility
Location: The Summit on Pike (420 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98102)
Bookseller: Third Place Books
Publisher: The New Press
Ticket Price: $5 (available at https://townhallseattle.org/event/dahr-jamail/)
Last month, 350 Seattle passed the #FossilFreeKC ordinance and won a 6-month moratorium on all new fossil fuel development in King County. Per procedure, there’s a public hearing to review the moratorium and you can bet that the fossil fuel industry will be showing up to oppose. Which means we need YOU - join us as we again demonstrate powerful community support for the moratorium and bold #climateaction in King County.
See more here!
The PLU Diversity Center invites you to us for a FREE screening of Native Daily Network's documentary "What. The. Frack. Tacoma!" all about the movement around the liquid natural gas facility being build on the Tacoma tide flats.
You are welcome to arrive at 2:30 pm for welcome and refreshments. The screening will start right at 3 pm.
Following the screening, we will be joined in conversation with Puyallup Tribal Elder Ramona Bennett, Tribal Council Member Annette Bryan, Tribal Council Member Anna Bean, Tribal Elder Robert Satiacum and Dakota Case.
Please reserve your spot because space is limited and capacity will be filled when tickets are gone.
(Photo courtesy of the Native Daily Network of the LNG facility)
As of February 25th, we have sold out! Please email Laura (email@example.com) and Sierra (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to be added to our waiting list to attend.
Please join Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility in celebrating 40 years of health-based advocacy!
This special evening will include:
Keynote address by Joe Cirincione, President of Ploughshares Fund: “The New Moment: Our Chance to Change U.S. Nuclear Policy”
A look back at 40 years of WPSR's health-based advocacy
Announcement of the 2019 Paul Beeson award, honoring someone who has made a tremendous contribution to public health and peace
A chance to celebrate, connect, and contribute
hosted reception at 5:30 PM | dinner and program at 7:00 PM
For questions, please call us at 206.547.2630.
Thank you to our sponsors:
Luke Magnotto & Susan Harris
David & Anne Hall
Bruce & Denise Smith
Frederick Noland & Susan Hansen
Educational Legacy Fund
Washington State has an exciting opportunity to act on climate change, and environmental health. This event is a call to action for students to learn how they can participate in the policy process. Please join us to hear about the connections between climate change and carbon emissions, and why climate change is a public health crisis. This will be followed by discussion of current legislation here in Washington State that can work to address these challenges. The event will conclude with education on how to contact your senators and representatives.
Join Washington PSR and their coalition partners in the Power Past Fracked Gas campaign to wish Governor Inslee a happy 68th birthday, thank him for his climate leadership, and deliver 130,000 public comments displaying the growing resistance to new fracked gas projects in Washington. Dr. Lisa Johnson of Washington PSR will speak. 11:00 am - 12:30 pm at Washington State Capitol Building (north steps).
Carpool signup: https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/5x0me2
BONUS: Cupcakes and Power Past Fracked Gas shirts for everyone
Anyone who cares about the quality of our collective lives should be stunned by a profound finding: as societies become more unequal, they become less healthy, happy, safe and kind...in The Inner Level, they confront many of our most urgent problems in a clear, compelling way, one that generates a sense of moral outrage at the damage wrought by inequality. —Robert Sapolsky, author of Behave
On Jan 28, King County Councilmember Upthegrove will introduce a #FossilFreeKC ordinance that prohibits all new major fossil fuel infrastructure in King County, including new oil storage terminals and gas pipeline expansions. Check out our new WPSR blog post describing the urgency and health professionals' role: https://www.wpsr.org/wpsr-blog/
Join us at the King County Council meeting for powerful community testimony and to make sure that the Council votes YES for our fossil free future!
Learn more about the #FossilFreeKC ordinance and how we can win a fossil free future on 350 Seattle's blog: http://350seattle.org/2018/12/10/lets-fight-fossil-free-kc/
Northwest Innovation Works, a fossil fuel company, seeks to build the largest fracked-gas to methanol refinery in Kalama, Washington. This facility would be the largest emitter of greenhouse gases in Washington, threaten air and water quality, and pollute to the equivalent of 1.2 million cars.
A new Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) on the project misses many likely impacts and the true costs of this project. While the company argues that this facility would be a net-benefit for the climate, independent researchers find that it could be the largest source of carbon pollution in Washington by 2025.
Join us at this public hearing to testify in opposition to polluting fracked gas infrastrucutre in Washington!
Can’t attend? Submit a comment before December 13th.
Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility would like to invite you to join us for an evening at Lagunitas Taproom and Beer Sanctuary in Ballard! Get your free ticket to the event HERE!
Lagunitas has generously agreed to donate all beer proceeds to WPSR. In addition to refreshing beverages and activities, the food truck - Now Make Me A Sandwich will be onsite to provide low-cost, mouthwatering sandwiches!
WPSR is the Washington state chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR). Physicians for Social Responsibility has been working for more than 50 years to create a healthy, just and peaceful world for both the present and future generations. We envision a world where all live healthy lives free from the threats of nuclear war, global climate catastrophe and injustice.
We hope you can make it for this relaxed and festive evening!
Don’t forget to claim a TICKET!
The Tacoma Climate Reality Project chapter is hosting a FREE livestream of “24 Hours of Reality,” a broadcast about the urgency of climate action and how the changing climate is already harming our health, featuring an all-star lineup including Al Gore.
Stick around after the screening at The Grand Cinemas for a panel of local experts, including Nate Matthews-Trigg, MPH, of WPSR’s Climate & Health Task Force!
What: 24 Hours of Reality: Protect Our Planet, Protect Ourselves broadcast and panel discussion
Date: Monday, December 3
Time: Live broadcast 6:00-8:00 p.m.; panel discussion 8:15-9:00 p.m.
Where: The Grand Cinema, 606 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
Online Info/Attendee RSVP: Facebook event
Join WPSR, Ploughshares Fund, and the UW Jackson School for a panel discussion with distinguished national and local nuclear policy experts.
Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility (WPSR) is sponsoring an address at the University of Washington by Dr. Tilman Ruff entitled “Safeguarding Health and Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe.” Dr. Ruff will address the issue of the humanitarian risks from nuclear weapons and the remarkable 2017 passage of the UN treaty banning nuclear weapons.
We invite you to hear Dr. Ruff and participate in a discussion on the status of nuclear risks on November 8th from 6:30-8:00 pm. It will be held in Foege Auditorium (S-060) at William H. Foege Hall, University of Washington, 3720 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105.
Dr. Tilman Ruff is Co-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW, Nobel Peace Prize recipient in 1985) and co-founder of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN, Nobel Peace Prize recipient in 2017). He is Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne’s Nossal Institute for Global Health.
This event is co-sponsored by:
University of Washington Department of Global Health
The University of Washington Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
Swedish Medical Center
Washington Permanente Medical Group