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    One of world’s top climate experts keynotes summit

    The Second Annual Thurston Climate Action Convention will focus on the skill building and planning needed to make a meaningful impact on this issue — from the local level on up. This event will be held Saturday, March 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Olympia Center, [...]

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Upcoming Events

Mar
25
Sat
9:30 am Thurston Climate Action Convention @ Olympia Center
Thurston Climate Action Convention @ Olympia Center
Mar 25 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
The Second Annual Thurston Climate Action Convention will bring together people in the Pacific Northwest who are already working in some capacity on climate change issues. The event will be held Saturday, March 25 from [...]
Mar
30
Thu
6:00 pm DERT Tumwater forum on Deschutes... @ Capital Event Center
DERT Tumwater forum on Deschutes... @ Capital Event Center
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Deschutes Estuary Restoration Team is sponsoring a community forum on “envisioning an urban estuary” on Thursday, March 30 from 6-8 p.m. at the Capital Event Center, which is located at 6005 Tyee Dr. SW in Tumwater. Go [...]
Apr
1
Sat
2:15 pm Earth Month Rally @ Capitol Steps
Earth Month Rally @ Capitol Steps
Apr 1 @ 2:15 pm
Organizers say this rally is designed to give a shout-out to all environmentalists, and to encourage “networking — uniting — speaking up!” A proclamation from the governor will be read and a 12-foot Earth flag [...]
Apr
5
Wed
6:45 pm Heather Hanson discusses Cuban b... @ Friends Meeting House at Priest Point
Heather Hanson discusses Cuban b... @ Friends Meeting House at Priest Point
Apr 5 @ 6:45 pm
Cuba is a mystery to most Americans. When we do think about it, our thoughts are often limited to politics or old cars. Heather Hanson spent 10 days on a botanical tour of Cuba in [...]
Apr
12
Wed
5:30 pm Sierra Club Monthly Meeting @ Mekong Restaurant
Sierra Club Monthly Meeting @ Mekong Restaurant
Apr 12 @ 5:30 pm
Order food at 5:30 p.m. for meeting at 6 p.m. Organizers promise another action packed meeting with speakers, which are not listed on their website.
Apr
13
Thu
7:00 pm Audubon Presents Native Bees of ... @ Temple Beth Hatfiloh
Audubon Presents Native Bees of ... @ Temple Beth Hatfiloh
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Emerging from the nooks and crannies of your yard this spring are thousands of six-legged furry beasts. They can be the size of a flea or as big as a peanut. They can range in [...]
Apr
18
Tue
5:30 pm April story slam: Freaky @ Rhythm & Rye
April story slam: Freaky @ Rhythm & Rye
Apr 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
StoryOly brings community members come together every month to share, compete and tell true stories based on a monthly theme. The theme for March is “Freaky.” The event will be held on Tuesday, April 18 from [...]
Apr
22
Sat
11:00 am March for Science — Olympia @ Washington State Capitol
March for Science — Olympia @ Washington State Capitol
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
This is the local part of a national day of action by and for scientists. Find out the latest on the local group at its Facebook page. The national group’s website offers lots if interesting [...]
Dispatches

Anne Buck ignites debate about following rules

by Green Pages staff in Dispatches 4

[BY S. SALMI] Environmental policy largely operates out of a regulatory paradigm. Most of the folks over at the state Department of Ecology spend their days telling others what they can and can’t do. And when Envirotalk commentators debate [...]

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    “(F)ew people realize that the change from fossil fuels to renewable sources is just a harbinger for a phase of massive disruption in energy markets. The disruption will remake how the energy system serves its users and offer unprecedented choices for [...]

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  • Photo essay

    Still motion

    [BY S. SALMI] The National Park Service is renovating the Kestner homestead, but one item is being left to nature’s whims [...]

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Media

  • Olympia Time

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    Emmett O’Connell has been publishing blogs longer than just about anyone in Thurston County. Olympia Time is fascinating not only for his current postings but also for the historical perspective you can gain by [...]

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Readings

  • Cradle to Cradle

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    This book was paradigm challenging when it came out in 2002 — and its key ideas are still far from mainstream even within the American green community. Authors William McDonough and Michael Braungart [...]