As with all else, the climate crisis and COVID-19 intertwine

Art by Mike Nicholsen As our communities confront the reality of COVID-19 and a recession, there is increasing clarity that low-income people and communities of color face both disportionately high rates of illness and death from the virus, and greater financial vulnerability. But our ability to meet the severe challenge of this moment is hamperedContinue reading “As with all else, the climate crisis and COVID-19 intertwine”

Sierra Club’s Legislative Recap, Climate Edition

By Jesse Piedfort, Chapter Director of the Washington State Chapter and Kelsey Hamlin, Volunteer Outreach and Development Coordinator The 2020 legislative session saw important climate advocacy for Washington State. The brief 60-day session resulted in the passage of some important bills, but also some significant disappointments.  We pushed for bills in Olympia that would help reduceContinue reading “Sierra Club’s Legislative Recap, Climate Edition”

Testimony for HB 1110, Clean Fuels Standard

There was large turnout early March and hundreds testifying–most of which sparked by the conservative group Timber Unity and, some speculate, astroturfing. They filled the capitol and overflow parking with many semi trucks. My spoken testimony for the Sierra Club Washington State Chapter, signing in pro for HB 1110 in the Senate Transportation Committee: InContinue reading “Testimony for HB 1110, Clean Fuels Standard”

Recap: Seattle’s recent moves on building electrification in a Green New Deal

By Kelsey Hamlin, Volunteer Outreach & Development Coordinator Two weeks ago, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan released an Executive Order (EO) outlining the city’s next steps in implementing a Seattle Green New Deal (SGND). You can find our response to the news in our Jan. 8 press release. Of particular interest: Mayor Durkan committed all new cityContinue reading “Recap: Seattle’s recent moves on building electrification in a Green New Deal”

Testimony Graphic/Poster in Seattle Times

With some help from Madeline Kovacs, a coworker in Portland, I created this graphic/poster for Sightline (which doubled as a hand-out when needed for both Washington and Oregon ADU efforts) and used it during testimony for ADUs which became legal across the city–at Seattle City Hall.

Seattle Neighbors Project Lead

Seattle Neighbors makes housing personal, with the goal of assisting the narrative for more homes, of all shapes and sizes, for all our neighbors. As project lead, I photograph, compile and create graphics and video teasers, find, interview, and photograph relevant individuals, write, edit, and do website formatting for Seattle Neighbors. This means shareable contentContinue reading “Seattle Neighbors Project Lead”