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350.org is coordinating ideas and input from thousands of organizers from around the world, with community level demonstration projects. Let's use this group to coordinate our local efforts!

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Bike Bellingham is the 2011 local 350.org event

350.org has launched a 2011 project set for 9/24/2011, called "Moving Planet" with a website at www.moving-planet.org. In Bellingham, a project has risen up called "Bike Bellingham" which will feature family friendly bike rides from ten city schools that will converge at the Bellingham City Hall flag plaza for a climate rally/info fair from noon to 2 pm. There will also be an advanced ride from the plaza to the proposed Cherry Point Coal terminal leaving at 2 pm. If you would like more information, go to facebook.com/350bellingham. I will be posting additional information here as I learn more. However, there is a need for volunteers to help the day of the event, with pre-event postering canvassing for sponsors.

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Comment by Stephanie Davis on May 31, 2011 at 1:42pm
I have a few photos from the 10/10/10 event I can bring. Is I'll drop them off at the TW table.
Comment by David MacLeod on May 31, 2011 at 12:35pm
Anyone planning to bring any 350.org signs or photos or memorabelia to the Bill McKibben event tonight?
Comment by David MacLeod on May 24, 2011 at 10:52pm

J.C., for some reason your link doesn't work. Try this:

http://getwhatcomplanning.blogspot.com/2011/05/blind-justice.html

Comment by J. C. Walker,Jr. on May 24, 2011 at 10:30pm
http://getwhatcomplanning.blogspot.com/2011/05/blind-justice.html  People following the Cherry Point Gateway Pacific project have been asking about "Appearance of Fairness." Thanks Jean
Comment by David MacLeod on May 22, 2011 at 9:13pm
Follow up to Warren's comment - if anyone has signs, posters, literature, photos from 10-10-10, to show and tell at our table, let us know.
Comment by warren miller on May 22, 2011 at 5:19pm
If you are planning to attend the Bill McKibben event on May 31st and want to help staff the TW table at the event to talk about 350.org let me know.
Comment by Heather K on May 18, 2011 at 12:27pm

Moving Planet -Global Mobilization Day-Sept 24 Saturday.

 Mark your calendars. Plan to create or attend an outdoor event.

More details at- http://www.moving-planet.org/

I've posted the date our TW Events section . http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/xn/detail/2723460:Event:51507?xg_... and encourage anyone to post any local event as these are formed and to register events on the 350.org site.

There may also be some other events being planned for September for International Peace Day, Living Democracy, and our Whatcom Food Network forum.

Moving Planet” has been visioned by Bill McKibben of 350.org. He calls it a day to move beyond fossil fuels, a day to get day to get people out in the streets in large number, on foot & on bicycle, to bring strong calls to our leaders that we need to get off fossil fuels & move to 350 ppm. (Some of us will be camping in the forest that weekend ;-)

 

More info at- http://blog.nurturenatureproject.com/2011/04/28/video-bill-mckibben... Quote: ““On 24 September we’ll be figuring out the most meaningful ways to make the climate message move, literally. We’ll show that we can use our hands, our feet, and our hearts to spur real change. In many places, people will ride bicycles, one of the few tools used by both affluent and poor people around the world. Other places people will be marching, dancing, running, or kayaking, or skateboarding. Imagine the spectacle: thousands of people encircling national capitals, state houses, city halls.

But we won’t just be cycling or marching–we’ll also be delivering a strong set of demands that can have real political impact. They’ll differ from one country to the next, of course, because the steps we need to take depend on how much fossil fuel we already use.

 To make this political impact we need to start building momentum now. In the US, 10,000 young leaders got the ball rolling at the Power Shift 2011 summit and rally in Washington, DC last weekend. We’ll build this momentum together over the next five months, with hard-hitting online campaigns, focused grassroots organizing at the local level, and climate leadership workshops around the world.” endquote

 

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RE Sources Brings Bill McKibben to Bellingham on May 31st at the Village Green in Fairhaven- http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/events/re-sources-brings-bill-1

Comment by Heather K on May 12, 2011 at 8:27pm

I've learned that BC is a major exporter of coal, and the the Port of Vancouver is the largest exporter of coal in North America.

 BC also exports huge amounts of U.S. Coal.

StopCoal.ca has been taking action north of the border, in April at the Port of Vancouver head office.

 

Bill McKibben, author of 'Eaarth', was quoted in BC as saying: “...Although he lived in Toronto as a child & has a deep fondness for Canadian culture, he believes that without a change of direction deadly carbon emissions will be Canada's largest legacy to the world. There is no way to balance the books until Canada stops the tar sands (project in Alberta).

The natural gas fracking in BC that fuels the tar sands which produce oil that gets shipped to Asia is, by itself, one of the primary sources of global warming in the world.

 Enormous coal reserves from Montana & Wyoming, as well as BC, come through BC to be shippped to Asia....Canada has become the drug dealer for a very addictive substance with very little discussion...dont worry about the Middle East. If you guys take care of Alberta, the others can take care of the rest.”

 

(source 'BeFriending Creation' www.quakerearthcare.org)

Comment by J. C. Walker,Jr. on May 8, 2011 at 7:49pm

Due to technicalities wherein county government might find itself in a quasi-judicial status sooner than we think, we need concerned citizens to share their opinions with a variety of media outlets, the Whatcom County Council, and the Executive Pete Kremen now. Once they have a permit for the Georgia Pacific Terminal [GPT] in hand they have a quasi-judicial status and cannot receive any input from the public. Write now while they are still allowed to listen.

Comment by J. C. Walker,Jr. on April 28, 2011 at 11:03pm

Just returned from the Acme meeting on the Peabody coal train project. Bob Ferris was reluctant to push the climate change aspect. I feel the Us vs. Them foisted by Mayor Pike needs to be met with a message which unifies. I also learned of a rumor WWU is being pressured to not talk about the coal train. I wonder if the Herald has the time to do any investigative journalism? One can only hope and dream...

 

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