Saturday, July 28, 2007

Cool State Climate Action Day

Sierra Club *** Environment Washington *** NW Energy Coalition

If you are to do just one thing this summer to support Washington State global warming solutions, this is it:

Tuesday, August 7th
Seattle Convention Center
Gov. Gregoire's Climate Advisory Team (CAT) Public Meeting

We know it's in the middle of the work week, but this is one public meeting that needs your presence —
and we're building activities around it to make your trip downtown worth every minute.

Here's the line up:

8 AM-5 PM— Climate Advisory Teams public meeting: priority recommendations for WA to reduce carbon emissions will be decided.

8 AM-5 PM — Climate Action Community Room: we will provide info for the public on our Cool State clean energy solutions that will help bring WA to an 80% carbon reduction by 2050. We'll be collecting your written, video, and photo comments here! Learn how to a write letter to your local paper. Enjoy tasty snacks!

NOON—Media Rally! We will fill the room with clean energy and smart transportation solutions supporters. Environment Washington and the Sierra Club will deliver tens of thousands of public comments that will encourage the Governor and CAT to commit to strong goals and standards that will protect our climate and communities for future generations.

4 PM—Public Comment Period: Opportunity to give oral testimony to the Climate Advisory Team. Time is limited, but filling the room with people wearing our "clean energy supporter" badges will set the tone for the CAT members!

Be part of the solution.
Demand the strongest climate protection standards for Washington State and for our future.
Tuesday, August 7th.

For more information or to let us know how you are able to participate, contact the Sierra Club at 206.378.0114 x306 or reply to this email (

For more information on the Governor's Climate Advisory Team's process and clean energy solutions, check out our websites:

Click here for directions to the Seattle Convention Center or take the bus! Use Metro's Trip Planner to determine the best route by public transit.

The Sierra Club Cascade Chapter's Cool State Campaign
is working to ensure that Washington commits to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050. By making smart energy and transportation choices, we can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase mobility choices, save money for people and for government, reduce air and water pollution, and improve the health of our citizens and our communities. In doing this, we will create the foundation for a more prosperous, humane and equitable Washington. The Sierra Club's Cool State Campaign focuses on action by individuals, businesses and government at all levels. We encourage cities to sign and implement the Mayor's Climate Protection Initiative. We expect our Governor and Legislature to commit to firm greenhouse gas reduction targets and specific actions. And we are working to reform regional transportation policy to shift from the failed auto-centric policies of the past to proven strategies that provide clean affordable mobility to all citizens.

James Irwin
Conservation Program Coordinator
Sierra Club Cascade Chapter
180 Nickerson St. Suite 202
Seattle, WA 98109
206.378.0114 x 320
cell: 206.930.7704

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