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”

UW joins list of schools divesting from coal

The UW is officially divesting from coal, following the examples of schools like Stanford University and the University of Maine. The commotion surrounding Thursday’s divestment vote began with a rally in Red Square.  At first, it appeared that Divest UW, the group advocating for and working with the UW to divest, was going to haveContinue reading “UW joins list of schools divesting from coal”

Divest UW may get long-awaited vote in May

Many students know Divest UW from its performances and protests in Red Square, but it’s not all fun and games when it comes to change. Founded in 2013, Divest UW has worked to convince the UW’s Board of Regents to rescind the university’s investments in fossil fuels. Recently, however, the environmental group has narrowed itsContinue reading “Divest UW may get long-awaited vote in May”

Divest UW rallies against investment in coal

Voices escalated, cheers echoed between the buildings, and chants filled the ears of passing students on Red Square on Thursday morning as student group Divest UW and its supporters gathered around the Broken Obelisk. Divest UW held the rally of approximately 50 people after President Michael Young didn’t put the group on the Board ofContinue reading “Divest UW rallies against investment in coal”