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  • Why overpopulation should be addressed indirectly

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    “Reducing high-end consumption could have an enormous short-term impact on carbon emissions, as climate scientist Kevin Anderson is always saying. Shifting wealth within populations — reducing the number of very wealthy and the number in poverty — can have as much carbon [...]

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Upcoming Events

Oct
20
Fri
2017
all-day South Sound Food Summit @ South Puget Sound Community College
South Sound Food Summit @ South Puget Sound Community College
Oct 20 – Oct 21 all-day
The South Sound Food System Network is once again sponsoring a South Sound Food Summit, which they describe as a “Celebration of Local Food Culture.” In other words, “this is not just another conference — [...]
Oct
24
Tue
2017
7:00 pm Campaign Kickoff for Jobs and Cl... @ Olympia Center
Campaign Kickoff for Jobs and Cl... @ Olympia Center
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Thurston Climate Action Team is hosting a “jobs and clean energy campaign kick-off” on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Olympia Center. Speakers include Gov. Jay Inslee and Rep. Beth Doglio. [...]
Oct
27
Fri
2017
all-day Economics of Happiness Conference @ Fort Worden
Economics of Happiness Conference @ Fort Worden
Oct 27 – Oct 29 all-day
A three-day conference on the Economics of Happiness will be held in Port Townsend Oct. 27-29 to discuss, discover and devise better social systems for now and the future. This conference is jointly organized by [...]
Oct
28
Sat
2017
5:00 pm Mountaineers Annual Awards Banquet @ St. Martin's University Worthington Center
Mountaineers Annual Awards Banquet @ St. Martin's University Worthington Center
Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm
Social hour begins at 5 p.m. social hour, dinner is at 6 p.m. followed by member recognition and keynote speaker Vikram Sahney, and graduation announcements. Sahney is an outdoor adventurer and the Head of Sustainability [...]
Oct
29
Sun
2017
10:00 am Online Native Plant Sale @ WSU Thurston County Extension Office
Online Native Plant Sale @ WSU Thurston County Extension Office
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Native plant sales have come a long way. As a case in point, you can now order your plants by a handy web-based ordering system (go here). Then swoop by WSU Thurston County Extension’s office [...]
Nov
3
Fri
2017
all-day Green Building Slam Summit @ Kane Hall
Green Building Slam Summit @ Kane Hall
Nov 3 – Nov 4 all-day
Ten speakers, 10 minutes, 10 slides. That’s all there is to it: the Green Building Slam. A simple idea, started years ago, has transformed into one of the most fun and inspirational green building events [...]

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  • Flight Behavior: A Novel

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    Seeing pictures of recent hurricane damage reminded me of Barbara Kingsolver’s novel, Flight Behavior. This 2012 book is a pioneering work of American “cli-fi” that looks at how gender, class, education and regional culture impact how people [...]

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  • Could we save planet if we used Facebook better?

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    [BY S. SALMI] One of the best parts of this year’s South Sound Climate Action Convention was the inclusion of skill-building sessions. As case in point, Sarah Francis from the consulting firm ActionSprout offered advice on how activists groups [...]