Author Archives: Cindy Jayne

Resilience Review Column – Happiness is a Community Resilience Conference

Here is Local 20/20’s October column in the Port Townsend Leader titled “Resilience Review”. (Thank you, PT Leader!) It is copied below, as submitted. There is unease across America; many of us sense trouble on the horizon. Record-high inequality of wealth, political processes dominated by globalized capitalism, and national leaders who seem unresponsive to the needs of the majority. Biologists tell us we are in the midst of a mass extinction of species, even as the human population continues Read more...

Resilience Review Column – Public Buses: An Unfulfilled Potential

Here is Local 20/20’s September column in the Port Townsend Leader titled “Resilience Review”. (Thank you, PT Leader!) It is copied below, as submitted. Public Buses: Unfulfilled Potential By Joe Calodich In Renaissance Italy, a sculptor named Benvenuto Cellini promised to cast a metal statue for the city of Florence. This ambitious statue had many sharp angles making it hard for conventional metal to fill the cast. When the metal was poured, Cellini realized it was too thick to flow Read more…Last updated:Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Resilience Review Column – King Tides or Crystal Ball?

Local 20/20 has a monthly column in the Port Townsend Leader titled “Resilience Review”. (Thank you, PT Leader!) Copied below is the August column, as submitted, about king tides and sea level rise. King Tide or Crystal Ball? By Dave Wilkinson One of the joys of living in a coastal community is to simply watch the water as it is constantly changing, driven by our place and time in the solar system, continuously evolving weather systems, and the complexity of the coastline itself. A special Read more…Last updated:Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Resilience Review Column – Emergency Preparedness and All County Picnic on 8/20

Did you know Local 20/20 has a monthly column in the Port Townsend Leader? (Thank you, PT Leader!) This was done previously, and we recently restarted this. The July column (text copied below) was all about Emergency Preparedness, and of course, the upcoming All County Picnic on August 20, 11-4, at HJ Carroll Park. Get prepared at All County Picnic, Sunday, August 20, H.J. Carroll Park, Chimacum By Danille Turissini As much of the country seems to be focused on the turmoil in the other Read more…Last updated:Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Local 20/20’s Comments on Withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord

The Peninsula Daily News kindly asked Local 20/20 what our comments were regarding the President’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and the published a nice article on local responses on Sunday here. Below is our full response. Local 20/20, a Jefferson County-based organization focused on local sustainability and resiliency is appalled by Donald Trump’s action to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord. The impacts of climate change are becoming ever more obvious in the Pacific Read more…Last updated:Monday, June 5, 2017

May 1 – May Day Bike Festival

Gather at the Cotton Building to support bicycling and walking! Kick-off the start of Bike Month with League of American Bicyclists (LAB) national board member & representative, Steve Durrant Celebrate Port Townsend’s Silver Award as a Bicycle-Friendly City!   Schedule of May 1st Bike Festival Activities 1:00 – 2:30 pm Town Ride to tour some of our bicycling and walking facilities, trails & marvelous setting 4:00 – 6:15 pm Late Afternoon Social for LAB rep Read more…Last updated:Thursday, April 27, 2017

People’s Climate March – April 29

Come join others from across the Olympic Peninsula to take to the streets for a safe climate, justice for all, and a prosperous clean-energy economy. We’ll be joining a huge march in Washington, D.C. and dozens of sister marches around the world to send a message of resolve on climate, jobs and justice.  The march kicks off at 3 pm at the Port Angeles City Pier. After walking through downtown Port Angeles, the march will end back at the pier at approximately 4 pm, and speakers from across the Read more…Last updated:Thursday, April 27, 2017

April 22: Celebrate Science and Earth Day (and Bigfoot?!) in Jefferson County

Come join us as we Celebrate Science and Earth Day (and Bigfoot?!) in Jefferson County! We will check in with the many of the Taming Bigfoot Carbon Footprint Reduction participants to see how their footprints are one year later, and will provide general updates for all on the state of climate science as it applies to Jefferson County. We will also share information and ideas on climate activities and adaptation happening locally. Brought to you by Local 20/20’s Climate Outreach group. April 22, Read more…Last updated:Monday, April 17, 2017

Reaching Blue Film Showing – March 17

REACHING BLUE, a film about Climate Change in the Salish Sea, will be shown on Friday March 17th, 6:30 pm, at the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, at 2333 San Juan Avenue, Port Townsend. Local 20/20 is one of the many co-sponsors of the film. There will be a Q&A discussion with filmmaker and former Port Townsend resident Ian Hinkle. A reception at 8:00 PM will offer local oysters, smoked salmon, cheese, cider and other treats provided by some of our 15 co-sponsors. There will also Read more…Last updated:Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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. Last updated:Thursday, January 5, 2017

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