350 HUMBOLDT URGES YOU TO JOIN YOUNG CLIMATE STRIKERS ON THE STREETS AND DEMAND AN END TO THE AGE OF FOSSIL FUELS!
Join the Global Climate Strike on 20-27 September: Global Climate Strike
350 Humboldt will rally on September 20 to support the global Climate Strike that has been initiated by youth the world over to focus attention on the climate crisis. This movement was sparked by Greta Thunberg, a Swedish teen who, for many months on Fridays, stood in front of Swedish parliament instead of attending classes, in order to bring attention to the urgency of climate change.
On Twitter, Greta Thunberg called on all of us:
“We need everyone to join us — companies, trade unions, schools, universities, organizations, etc. and of course, individuals.”
The Climate Strike will take place the week before the UN Climate Summit and is meant to amplify the vision of increasing action on climate change. According to the UN website:
“The race is on. It is a race we can win. It is a race that we must win.”
Youth groups in Arcata, including the local affiliate of the Sunrise Movement, will hold a rally on the Arcata Plaza starting at noon. 350 Humboldt will sponsor a sister rally at the county Courthouse in Eureka, 825 5th Street, from 3 to 7 pm.
What can you do to be part of the climate strike?
- Attend one or both of these local events. Come by bus or carpool, bike or walk.
- Write letters to the editor voicing your support for the strike.
- Call or write your representatives letting them know you expect action on climate change.
Extinction Rebellion, a global youth climate action organization, reminds us that while despair and eco-anxiety are reasonable responses to this emergency, it will not solve it – we need to turn that energy into action.
We wholeheartedly agree! Join us for this action!
LOCAL BIOMASS GENERATED ELECTRICITY
Read two perspectives on local biomass production issues. One, written by local volunteers Colin Fiske and Katy Gurin and adopted as 350 Humboldt’s formal position, focuses on climate change issues related to current Humboldt biomass production: 350 Humboldt Biomass Position Paper 2018
The second is written by local volunteer Wendy Ring, a retired physician, and focuses on the significant public health impacts of local biomass production: Public Health Impacts of Local Biomass