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Earth Week 2022 and more
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   Earth Week 2022 

17Apr Sunday

Every Day is Earth Day

Rev. Jill McAllister, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis

Recorded.

19Apr Tuesday

OSU Beyond Earth Day  11:30 am - 3:00 pm

Visit the 350 Corvallis table to answer simple questions

about the climate and enter to win a gift certificate for a local pizzeria. 

The first 50 participants will receive a free envelope of seeds from

350 Corvallis and CCAA sufficient for a small pot of zinnias.

 

20Apr Wednesday

Climate Emergency Sign Line  4:00-6:00 pm

Van Buren Ave & 4th to 2nd Streets downtown.

Bring your own signs or reserve one of ours designed by local, national,

and international artivists Signs and artwork relevant to climate crisis solutions

as well as for the environment, peace, and social justice are welcome.

Healthy, safe, comfortable, and efficient homes  7:00 pm

Dennis Sweeny, of UUFC and the Community Services Consortium,

will describe and answer questions about the Consortium and steps

to create these homes.  Zoom.

​​​22Apr Friday Earth Day

​​Stop Banking on Climate Chaos 

Divest from major financers of  fossil fuel foollishness

See the popup protest art in front of Chase Bank downtown. 

See Resources for what you can do next.

Sponsored by 350 Corvallis.

24Apr Sunday

​​The Fierce Urgency of Now  9:30 am 

Rev. Karen Bloom, guest preacher

First United Methodist Church 1165 NW Monroe, Corvallis

and Facebook Live or recorded.

 

27Apr Wednesday

​​Divest from Fossil Fuels 7:00 pm 

Jack Elder, of UUFC, will describe and answer questions about divestment.

Zoom.

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  All Week

 

Shrink your carbon footprint and benefit the local community

Determine the carbon emissions you generate.

Then offset them with a donation to the

Corvallis Carbon Offset Fund which supports 4 local charities

in their carbon emissions reduction activities of energy efficiency,

carbon sequestration / habitat restoration, and solar power.

Sponsored by the Corvallis Interfaith Climate Justice Committee.

Corvallis Green New Deal

Read the current draft for a Corvallis policy proposal calling for

a just transition to clean renewable energy and for respect

for the houseless and climate refugees of Corvallis. 

Constructive comments appreciated.

Sponsored by Sunrise Corvallis.

Get a free plant and solar energy assessment

Details here in celebration by Earth Day Oregon and Seeds for the Sol.

Divest City of Corvallis investments from climate destructive weapons of war

Sign on here as an individual or as a group or organization to a petition

sponsored by Corvallis Divest from War with Code Pink.

Art activism

Artwork and kits for Defund Climate Chaos

Artwork and kits for racial justice, zero fossil fuels, green new deal, and more

Healthy Planet = Healthy People coloring logos on Resources page

​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. 

Create your own sidewalk chalk art design or borrow one our stencils and washable chalk to get you started. 

View gallery and how-to video below.

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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 and tell us where it was placed, and we'll feature it on Instagram. To the right is a gallery of some of the works people created.

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.  Bring your own designs and chalk, or borrow ours by contacting the CCAA Art Studio.​​​​​​

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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.

Past Presentations

 

Lecture
Teacher Lecture

Climate Action Week Sept.2021

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: sunrisecorvallis@gmail.com .

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.

FMI:  khogan@emoregon.org

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. 

Sponsored by Veterans for Peace, Linus Pauling Chapter

Wednesday 22Sept  Theme: Electrification

5:30-7:00 pm  Transportation Electrification

Oregon Regulatory Pathways to Decarbonize Energy Part 1

Christy Anderson Brekken, President of the Oregon Citizens’ Utility Board

and Instructor in Dept. of Applied Economics at Oregon State University.

Sponsored by the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition

Wave Energy: Role in Decarbonizing our Energy System and Why Oregon?

Dr. Bryson Robertson, Director and Associate Professor, Pacific Marine Energy Center,

Oregon State University,  Recorded video 1 hr.

​Thursday 23Sept  Theme:  Policy

6:30-7:30 am Financial capital for the transition

Mark Carney, UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance and

UK Climate Finance Advisor for COP26 with 

Mark Gallogly, Centerbridge Partners and Three Cairns Group

will discuss the financial capital needed and available for investment today,

and the structures and markets to unlock financial flows to the projects and countries

where it is needed most.

​Friday 24Sept  Theme: Women's Rights

5 pm Demonstration for Women's Rights (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.

Derechos - Nature's Wall of Wind

Dr. Walker Ashley, atmospheric scientist and physical geographer,

Northern Illinois University

Advance to 1:05:00 for discussion on derecho climatology.  Recorded video 1,5 hr.

​​Sunday 26Sept  Theme: Art and Music Activism

Artwork and kits for Defund Line 3

Artwork and kits for racial justice, just recovery, green new deal, and more

The Climate Museum Taking Action NYC exhibition

Sing for the Climate  and singalong

Time is Now climate change song

Save the Planet song for kids

Rainbow Connection with Kermit the Frog

Masque of Gaia video - a very silly play about the very serious problem of climate change by the Majestic Theater

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

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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

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"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

2020 Daily Sign Line videoclip by Greg McKenzie

Corvallis Climate Action Alliance