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Totem Pole Journey Against Coal and Oil Exports (Seattle)

Friday, August 29th, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Aug 29th 2014

Our Shared Responsibility—A Journey against Coal and Oil!

The mining, transport and burning of coal and oil threaten the lands, waters, resources and human health of all of us who live in the Northwest, but none more so than the indigenous people who sit right in the path of destruction.

The proposed Cherry Point coal terminal, would sit right on the ancestral lands of the Lummi Nation known as Xwe’chi’eXen. The mining of that coal would also destroy Northern Cheyenne lands in Montana, and all along the way fossil fuel transport would harm the fishing and treaty rights of Native Americans. This is only one of several ill-conceived coal and oil shipment proposals for our region.

Totem Pole Journey Against Coal and Oil Exports (San Juan Island)

Friday, August 29th, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Aug 29th 2014

Our Shared Responsibility—A Journey against Coal and Oil!

The mining, transport and burning of coal and oil threaten the lands, waters, resources and human health of all of us who live in the Northwest, but none more so than the indigenous people who sit right in the path of destruction.

The proposed Cherry Point coal terminal, would sit right on the ancestral lands of the Lummi Nation known as Xwe’chi’eXen. The mining of that coal would also destroy Northern Cheyenne lands in Montana, and all along the way fossil fuel transport would harm the fishing and treaty rights of Native Americans. This is only one of several ill-conceived coal and oil shipment proposals for our region.

Hike to Mt. Fremont Lookout - Tatoosh Group (Pierce Co)

Friday, August 8th, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Aug 8th 2014

Come hike with the Tatoosh Group of the Sierra Club Fri., Aug 8. We will be going to Mt. Fremont in the Sunrise area of Mount Rainier National Park. Round trip is 5.6 miles, elevation gain is 800 feet or 1100 feet depending on which hiking guide you believe, high point is 7200 feet. It is rated "moderate".

This is a pretty popular hike to one of the old fire lookout towers in the park. The views are spectacular. On clear days, Glacier Peak, Mount Stuart, and even Mount Baker can be seen. Goats are sometimes visible from the trail. The trail starts in the parking lot at sunrise and climbs to the top of Sourdough Ridge and on to Frozen Lake. From Frozen Lake the trail is to the right through a meadow and along a ridge up to the tower. We will find a spot here for lunch before heading back. Back at Sunrise we should have time to check out the visitors' center before leaving.

Outing: Anderson-Watson Lakes Near Mt. Baker!

Saturday, August 2nd, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Aug 2nd 2014
Leader: Harry Romberg

Distance: 4 miles roundtrip

Elevation Gain: 1100ft

Highest Point: 4900ft.

Notes: Since this outing enters wilderness, we are limited on the number of people we can take. Animals are included in this limit number of 12 “heart beats” in any one party. Thus, dogs must be leashed in wilderness areas and are unfortunately discouraged for this hike so that we can save those spots for additional people. Thank you for understanding.

Full description with hike reports can be found on the Washington Trails Association Website.

NW SolarFest: Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Fair (Shoreline)

Saturday, July 26th, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Jul 26th 2014

Head to the free NW SolarFest to learn about and celebrate renewable energy and sustainable living.

Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Avenue North, Shoreline WA
Metro Route 5, 331 and 345 serve the college on Saturdays.

Hike to Summit Lake Thurs, July 17 (Tatoosh/Pierce Co)

Thursday, July 17th, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Jul 17th 2014

We will be going to Summit Lake just outside Mount Rainier National Park off the Carbon River Rd. Please note: this is a different hike than the one described in the Rainier Review Newsletter. The forecast is for very hot weather so more canopy cover and less elevation gain is prudent. Round trip is 5 miles, elevation gain is 1200 feet. We will probably hike to the ridge above the lake, adding about a couple hundred feet and another mile RT. This really is a nice hike with great views of Mt Rainier on a clear day.

Contact Dorothy Walker, dorothyw@centurylink.net for details and to sign up by Tues., July 15.

Outing: Baker Lake - Maple Grove

Sunday, July 6th, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Jul 6th 2014
Leader: Harry Romberg

Distance: 8 miles roundtrip

Elevation Gain: 500ft

Highest Point: 1000ft.

Notes: Since this outing enters wilderness, we are limited on the number of people we can take. Animals are included in this limit number of 12 “heart beats” in any one party. Thus, dogs must be leashed in wilderness areas and are unfortunately discouraged for this hike so that we can save those spots for additional people. Thank you for understanding.

Full description with hike reports can be found on the Washington Trails Association Website.

Sauk Mountain Summer Wildflower Hike (Skagit County)

Saturday, June 28th, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Jun 28th 2014

Come and see the most unique and amazing views of the Skagit River ever, surrounded by the Cascades crown of mountains. Glorious early summer wildflowers should be in view. We will hike to the site of the old fire lookout atop Sauk Mountain looking over Sauk Lake. 6.3 miles RT with 1200 ft. elev. gain. Bring lunch, water, sunscreen, and dress for the weather. Good hiking footwear and poles are useful for the rocky trail section at the top. There may be snow on the trail at the very top, also.

All people are welcome on the hike, no dogs please. Sign up with leader Terese VanAssche at terrasolutions@hotmail.com or 253-334-2157. Meet in Sedro-Woolley at 8:30 am. (MB/ CH)

Wild Sky Wilderness Trail Maintenance (Index, US Hwy 2)

Saturday, June 28th, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Jun 28th 2014
Enjoy views from ridgetops in Wild Sky Wilderness

Hike through ancient forest on the West Cady Ridge Trail, near Index. Help keep the Sierra Club's adopted trail in good shape and enjoy abundant birds and flowers among 650-year-old trees. We'll leave time to explore the ridge top and enjoy big views of our state's newest Wilderness area. 4-6 miles roundtrip. No experience required, all tools supplied. Contact Mark Lawler at 206 632-1550 (WA)

4 Under Forty: An Event to Honor Young Clean Energy Leaders (Seattle)

Thursday, June 12th, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, Jun 12th 2014

You are invited to celebrate clean energy leaders at our 2nd annual 4 Under Forty event.

We are very pleased to recognize all the nominees and especially the 2014 honorees:

  • Tara Anderson, managing director of SustainableWorks
  • Jessica Finn Coven, Washington state director of Climate Solutions
  • Benjamin Otto, energy associate for the Idaho Conservation League
  • Gus Takala, senior energy management engineer for Puget Sound Energy

Make a difference for clean and affordable energy solutions while you enjoy drinks, food and great conversation with other clean energy leaders.