*** YOUR DAILY DO'S - 4/20, MORNING EDITION *** Katie Anthony
Earth Day is this Saturday (4/22)!
Last year on Earth Day, Obama signed the historic Paris Agreement with 120 other countries, to fight climate change. One year later, we're dealing with a very different president who is outright attacking the climate.
While our federal government is set on destroying the climate, scientific practice, and well, the very notion of objective facts... it's up to each of us to honor the Earth and help look out for all the people who are disproportionately affected by climate change.
What are you going to do on Earth Day? Post your plan for Saturday in the comments!
Here are some ideas:
Promises to Keep: Environmental Racism Conference https://www.facebook.com/events/769103419920721/
Featured speakers incude
Deborah Parker, former Vice Chair of the Tulalip Tribes Board of Directors
Matika Wilbur, who is a Swinomish/Tulalip member and an award-winning photographer
and... Nikkita Oliver is opening the conference!
Roots: Connecting with Mother Earth, an arts and activism event open to all, while lifting up youth and centering on indigenous communities and people of color.
MARCH FOR SCIENCE!
A big march in D.C. with sister marches all over Washington State:
Find your local march here: https://www.marchforscience.com/satellite-marches/…
Marches listed in Bellingham, Chehalis, Coupeville, Kennewick, Olympia, Port Angeles, Pullman, Seattle, Shelton, Spokane, Tacoma, White Salmon, Yakima
Here's the Seattle March for Science:
The Green-A-Thon is an annual event that seeks to build community power, raise funds, and take action with Got Green.
Duwamish Alive! https://www.facebook.com/events/571706349688112/
Hands-on river restoration with an opening ceremony featuring the Duwamish Tribal Chair, Rep Pramila Jayapal, Rep Adam Smith, and more!
More info: http://www.duwamishalive.org/
This Earth Day, consider how our efforts to save the planet must be rooted in racial justice.
Here's a great read on the intersection of BlackLivesMatter and Climate Change.
"What would governments do if black and brown lives counted as much as white lives?"
Katie Anthony is a writer, one of the administrators of Pantsuit Washington, and heads the Daily Do's team.
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