The next few weeks bring an amazing number of events related to climate activism. We want to make sure you know what’s happening.

First, there’s our 350 Humboldt General Meeting this Thursday, October 17, 6 PM at El Chipotle restaurant, 850 Crescent Way in Sunnybrae. (Come early to order food.) In addition to looking at biomass in Humboldt, we’ll have an opportunity to register our opinion with Gov. Gavin Newsom on steps the state should take to reach its climate goals.

Other Climate Activism Events
The day before our General Meeting, 350 Humboldt members will speak to the Arcata City Council to urge them to start BANG! (Ban Arcata Natural Gas!). We’ll ask the city to start with new buildings. Come join us this Wednesday, October 16, 6 PM at City Hall, 736 F St.

You can give the folks at Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) feedback on the draft “CAPE” energy plan on Thursday, October 17 at 5:30 PM at Eureka’s Aquatic Center, 921 Waterfront Dr. The next day, October 18, RCEA seeks feedback on using biomass electricity at 1 PM, also at the Aquatic Center in Eureka. And on Thursday, October 24, RCEA’s board meets at 3:30 PM at the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District, 828 7th St., Eureka.

Remember the Humboldt Wind Energy Project proposed west of Rio Dell? The Planning Commission holds a workshop on the project and its environmental impacts on Thursday, November 7 at 4 PM. They’ll take public input on the project the following two Thursdays, November 14 and 21, 4 PM, before they decide on issuing a permit for it. No location is set for these meetings as of press time, but you can call the Planning Department at (707) 445-7541 to find out.

Now for some education. The Schatz Energy Research Center presents some fascinating talks over the coming weeks. All are on Thursdays at 5:30 PM at HSU’s Founders Hall, Room 118.

October 17: Jen Marlow and Michael Gerace — “Re-locate: The sustainability of addressing climate displacement through ally-based strategies”
October 24: “Regenerative Agriculture: A panel discussion on farming to enhance ecosystem services and sequester carbon”
October 31: Ilse Ruiz-Mercado — “Monitoring ecotechnologies at the nexus of energy, water and food systems”
November 7: Cecilia Danks — “The role of community-based approaches in addressing climate change and equity”
November 14: Kevin Fingerman and Jerome Carman — “Calculating the air quality and climate impacts of using forestry residues to generate electricity”
December 5: Laurie Richmond — “Fishing community sustainability planning on the California north coast”

We hope to see you at these events!
Pat Carr for 350 Humboldt