Author Archives: Cindy Jayne

PERSPECTIVE: What Can We Control? All Things Local

Here is a Perspective Piece from the Port Townsend Leader that Larry Dennison and Cindy Jayne wrote on behalf of Local 20/20, highlighting the reasons for focusing on local issues in the new year.

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Climate Change Class – An Overview from Planet to Port Townsend – Starts Dec 3rd

Climate change mitigation (reducing greenhouse gases) and adaptation (preparing for climate impacts) are some of the most complex issues we’ve faced as a society. Learn more about both the global and local aspects through a 6-session course in Port Townsend, this December and January (One Saturday, 1-4pm, Dec. 3, AND 5 Tuesdays, 7:15-8:45pm, Dec. 6 & 13, Jan. 3, 10 & 17). This course is part of the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Adult Learning Program, in collaboration with Local Read more…Last updated:Tuesday, December 27, 2016

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King Tide Viewing Party Nov 18th Port Townsend

  Each winter, king tides—the highest tides of the year—offer a spectacular shoreside show and a sneak preview of what rising sea levels will mean in years to come. Join Washington Sea Grant, along with the Jefferson Marine Resource Committee and Local 20/20,  for Port Townsend’s first King Tide Viewing Party, presented with support from the Washington Department of Ecology. Free snacks and hot beverages will take the edge off the chill, and coastal experts will explain the science Read more…Last updated:Friday, November 11, 2016

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Time to Choose – Extended June 24 – 30th!

Due to the very large turnout for the screening of TIME TO CHOOSE last week, The Rose Theatre has kindly brought the movie back for one week only. The provocative and hard-hitting film by Academy Award®-winning documentary director, Charles Ferguson (Inside Job; No End In Sight) that addresses worldwide climate change challenges and solutions.  Narrated by Oscar Isaac, the documentary takes audiences on a journey from the threats we face to the remarkable stories of people changing our world Read more…Last updated:Sunday, July 31, 2016

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Global Temperature Increase Graphic

Check out this interesting graphical way of displaying temperature changes since 1850: https://twitter.com/ed_hawkins/status/729753441459945474   Spiralling global temperatures from 1850-2016 (full animation) https://t.co/YETC5HkmTr pic.twitter.com/Ypci717AHq — Ed Hawkins (@ed_hawkins) May 9, 2016 Last updated:Monday, May 16, 2016

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Sonic Sea Documentary – May 23

Come see Sonic Sea, an award winning film on how ocean noise from vessel traffic, Navy sonar and drilling imperils marine life, and how it may be mitigated.  Meet Ken Balcomb of the Center for Whale Research and Michael Jasny of the Natural Resources Defense Council.  Both are international advocates for whales, sea mammals and marine life. Regional sponsors include Port Townsend Marine Science Center, QUUF Green Sanctuary Committee, Local 20/20, and many other environmentally minded organizations, Read more…Last updated:Sunday, July 31, 2016

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April 27 Presentation on More Affordable Dental Care Options

Access to preventive care, including preventive dental cleanings, was identified as one of the 4 major health priorities (2014 Jefferson Priority Factsheets AccesstoCare) in Jefferson County in 2014. Come learn about the problem and how Sea Mar Community Health Centers and the Washington Dental Service Foundation succeed in providing needed care in other counties. When: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 12:30 – 1:30PM Where: Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 2333 San Juan Avenue, Read more…Last updated:Sunday, July 31, 2016

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Tues April 19 – Highlights and Inspirations from the Paris Climate Conference

In celebration of Earth Week, the Port Townsend / Jefferson County Climate Action Committee will hold a special meeting featuring a presentation by Laura Tucker and Hank Walker.  Laura and Hank will be presenting slides and videos of their experiences at the Council of the Parties (COP21), the groundbreaking climate conference last December in Paris, France.  They will also showcase innovative ideas and actions that can be done by local citizens.  During the conference, students from Port Read more…Last updated:Sunday, July 31, 2016

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March 2016 Community Read – A Month of Climate Change-Focused Events

The Port Townsend Library has selected Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything for 2016’s Community Read, and has a full line up of engaging and informative events related to climate change planned for this March, with Local 20/20 one of the partners. See the library’s website  for details, and highlights in poster below. There are also a number of book discussion groups planned, see flier here  with the latest dates. (Note that the Part II discussion group at Jefferson County Library is now planned Read more…Last updated:Sunday, July 31, 2016

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Rural Energy Grant Workshop Feb 17th

Your local business, farm or ranch may be eligible for grant funding for a renewable energy or energy efficiency system. For those who own a for-profit small business, farm or ranch in Jefferson or Clallam Counties, there is an upcoming opportunity to learn about who qualifies and how to apply for a USDA Rural Development Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grant to cover 25% of the cost of a renewable energy system or energy efficiency upgrades. Carlotta Donisi, business specialist with USDA Read more…Last updated:Wednesday, February 3, 2016

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