Climate Action Week 2021 and more
Planning Climate Action Week events and other business
Mondays at 5:45 pm
FMI: contact us
Climate Action Week 20-26 September 2021
themes and schedule under development
Daily Sign Line (see below)
Monday 20Sept Theme: Faith and Action
One Word Salwamem - Water is Sacred
What is one word from your sacred language that changed your life
and you can offer to heal our relationship with the Earth?
Award winning, finalist in the Tribeca Film Institute and selected for 40 festivals around the world,
20 minute video available every day. Free signup for 5-day home viewing through Rosa Guayaba LLC as a gift through the Corvallis Interfaith Climate Justice Committee.
Supplemental curriculum about the Run for Salmon geared to a 4th+ grade level.
4:00-5:00 PM Sunrise Corvallis Rally for the Climate
Benton County Courthouse
A call for members of Congress to make addressing ecological catastrophe a priority!
FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Co-sponsored by Progressive Democrats of America, Oregon Chapter.
The rally will precede and lead into the 6:00 pm CCAA sign line.
6:00-7:30 PM DEQ Public Comment Writing Workshop
Hold polluters accountable with the Climate Protection Program, follow the science,
and invest in frontline communities. Zoom registration
Sponsored by Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
Tuesday 21Sept International Peace Day Theme: Peace and Action
6:30-7:30 PM The relationship of the climate crisis and militarism
More people are realizing every day that we cannot adequately address climate change
without drastically downsizing the military and changing its mission.
Dr. Rick Staggenborg, 20 min. live presentation plus Q&A.
Zoom link , meeting ID 995 2135 8937, passcode 132.
Zoom audio (929) 205-6099
Sponsored by Veterans for Peace, Linus Pauling Chapter
Divest City of Corvallis investments from weapons of war
to a petition sponsored by Corvallis Divest from War.
Wednesday 22Sept Theme:
Thursday 23Sept Theme:
Friday 24Sept Theme: Women's Rights
5 pm Demonstration (see Daily Sign Line below)
Sponsored by 500 Women Scientists Corvallis.
Saturday 25Sept Theme: Science
Local Eco Surveys
Obtain survey forms at the 500 Women Scientists table during the
Saturday Corvallis Farmers Market or here.
How big is your carbon footprint?
Various calculators for the amount of carbon emissions you are generating.
Sponsored by the Corvallis Carbon Offset Fund
of the Corvallis Interfaith Climate Justice Committee.
Sunday 26Sept Theme:
Daily Sign Line 5-6 pm during Climate Action Week
Full sheet flyer (pdf)
Raise awareness and encourage others to take action by participating in our Climate Action Week Sign Line. Stand or sit in socially-distanced lines of sign displays along 4th St in front of the Benton County Courthouse.
Bring your signs or borrow one of ours at the sign line designed by local, national, and international artivists. Signs and artwork encouraging solutions to the climate crisis as well as intersectional issues of environmental, social, and economic justice may be included.
Please wear masks and maintain social distancing.
Stop Line 3!
Show solidarty with the Northern Minnesota Treaty People Gathering to protest the financing of fossil fuel infrastructure by Chase, Wells Fargo, and BankAmerica. See Resources for what you can do next, FMI: Patti
Chalking for Change (tba)
Our climate-related theme is Healthy Planet = Healthy People but you may include other associated issues, for example environmental and social justice, or biological diversity.
Washable chalk will be available to borrow at the Resource Table. Create your own sidewalk chalk art design or borrow one our stencils to get you started. View gallery and how-to video below.
Masque of Gaia video - a very silly play about the very serious problem of climate change by the Majestic Theater
"Music to Save Earth's Songs" and "Pandemic as Portal" (sponsored by Spring Creek Project)
Calming music and prose in this playlist .
Chalking for Change - Sidewalk Chalk Art
Select a choice section of sidewalk or driveway and show off your artistic skills with chalk or washable chalk paint. Email a photo of your creation, tell us where it was placed, and we'll feature it on Instagram. To the right is a gallery of a few examples.
Our climate-related theme is Healthy Planet = Healthy People but you may include other associated issues, for example environmental and social justice, biological diversity, or voting rights. We have a limited number of stencils and chalk sets available to borrow during the Sign Line displays or on other days by contacting the CCAA Art Studio.
Chalking for Change - Art Demonstration
In this video, Climate Artivist Patti Warner demonstrates how easy it is to make Healthy Planet = Healthy People -themed sidewalk chalk art that can be appreciated by all who walk by.
Earth Week 2021
Planet Palooza videoclips . Event was sponsored by Corvallis Parks & Rec, Ashbrook Independent School, Corvallis Environmental Center, 500 Women Scientists, CCAA, 509J Corvallis Public Schools.
Corvallis Divest from War
Brief description of the group and climate-related activity. recorded audio
Climate Week Sept. 2020
21st Monday, World Peace Day
7:00-9:00 pm "Black Leadership Confronts Military Nuclear Supremacy" -Linda Richards, Oregon State University School of History, Philosophy and Religion & Ann Mbacke, Progress Village Foundation. Audio recordings of Black American leaders who confronted “militaristic” nuclear technological supremacy, followed by a discussion about leadership today. recorded
22nd Tuesday, Transportation
9:00 am - 7:00 pm Car Free Day - Corvallis Sustainability Coalition. Bike, walk, skate, bus to up to 9 flagged sites Details
23rd Wednesday, Waste Prevention
6:00-6:30 pm Oregon State University / PNW Consortium on Plastic Pollution: "Green Girl (Laurie Richer)" interview by John Dickens, podcast Plasticast Ep.7; and
"Making Science Accessible"- Ashley Renda. Importance of science communication for making informed decisions, video; "Q&A"- Susanne Brander, Stacey Harper, et al., live. recorded channel
24th Thursday, Environment and Sustainable Solutions
"Home Energy Retrofits"- Nancy Evenson, Corvallis Sustainability Coalition, Sustainable Housing project, video. Important steps homeowners can take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions using energy efficiency measures and newer technology appliances. recorded
"My Net-zero Energy Home"- Mike Beilstein, video. Personal experiences in steps taken to achieve a net-zero energy residence. recorded
"The Times, They Are a-Changin': Tipping Points and Why They Are Important"- James Watson, Ed Brook, David Wrathall, Oregon State University College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, video. Historical climate tipping points, contemporary social tipping points in communities impacted by climate change, tipping point characteristics in ecosystems recorded
25th Friday, Climate Change
"Energy Innovation Action"- Citizens Climate Lobby, video. Amusing introduction to a carbon fee and dividend for progressives and conservatives recorded
"The Far Middle and 2020 Household Impact Study"- Rick Knight, Citizens Climate Lobby, video. A carbon fee and dividend is a highly progressive policy with greater benefit to lower-income households than wealthier ones recorded
"Our natural world is stressed, and so are we!"- Julie Williams, Seeds for the Sol, video. The climate threat intersection with COVID-19, megafires, hurricanes, storms, and flooding and actions you can take to help heal the earth recorded
26th Saturday, Community, Environmental Justice
"Corvallis Carbon Offset Fund"- Brian Lee, Corvallis Interfaith Climate Justice Committee, video and website tour. Offset your carbon footprint to help the global climate and benefit the local community recorded
6:30-7:30 pm "Universal Health Care, Social Justice, Survival"- Karen Christianson & Michael Huntington, Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates, video. The need for sustainable universal healthcare and actions we can take to get there. recorded
"Youth v Gov Landmark Climate Lawsuit"- Miko Vergun, co-plaintiff, Our Children's Trust, video. The significance of the Juliana v US lawsuit for young people and future generations in forwarding the dogma of the Constitutional environmental trust recorded
"Veganism: A Global Social Justice Movement"- Malaya Lualhati, video. The role of animal agriculture in the climate crisis, species extinction crisis, and pandemics, and the need to rethink our relationship with non-human animals recorded
27th Sunday, Democracy, Voting
"Corvallis Green New Deal"- Nathan & Cami Villanova, Natalie A Walter, Carly Werdel. Sunrise Movement Corvallis, video. Panel discussion about a just transition from fossil fuels to clean renewable energy sources and green jobs recorded
"Climate bipartisanship vs. fossil fuel interests"- US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI), keynote at 2019 American Climate Leadership Summit, video. Holding corporations and organizations accountable in the face of Citizens United to break the political climate impasse recorded
"Climate Insights 2020: Climate Change and the American Voter"- Christina Chan (World Resources Institute), Katherine Hayhoe (Texas Tech University), Jon Krosnick (Stanford University), Richard G Newell (Resources for the Future), Justin Worland (Time Magazine), video. Climate Week NYC 2020 recorded panel discussion starts at 30:00