Put this date on your calendars!

Save the Date: Wenatchee Women+s March
Saturday, January 18th

Numerica PAC
123 N. Wenatchee Ave
Wenatchee, WA 98801
10:00 am

Join Planned Parenthood staff and supporters for the 2020 Women+s March in Wenatchee! Attorney General Bob Ferguson will be speaking. More information to follow.

For additional info, check out the Action Network page.


2020 Washington Legislative session – opportunity!

From 350Seattle – here is a great opportunity to weigh in on some climate-related bills.

CIVIC ACTION TEAM

Get your phones ready, we’re gearing up for the 2020 legislative session in Olympia! And you know what that means: It’s almost time to start calling our legislators to make sure they are making climate justice a top priority this session! Sign up here to join our Civic Action Team and receive regular updates and calls to action throughout the session. Then, mark your calendars for 2020:

2020 CAT Kick Off Webinar
Sunday, January 12, 7:00pm
We’ll discuss the bills that we’ll be championing and a few tricks of the legislative advocacy trade. RSVP here.

Youth Climate Lobby Day
Friday January 24, 10:00am–3:00pm
Temple Beth Hatfiloh, 201 8th Ave SE, Olympia 98501
Shareable event page here.

And in other exciting news, we can share that we’ve been talking with many of the ten other 350.org-affiliated groups in Washington State and we’re hoping to partner with some of them on our Civic Action Team work this year. 350 WA? Stranger things have happened…


Climate Conversations NCW Meeting on Monday!

MONDAY – DEC. 9 – CCNCW MEETING: Social Time: 5-6pm Meeting at 6:00 at Fire Station #1, 206 Easy Street in Wenatchee.  (Agenda Attached)Climate Conversations NCW Agenda 12.9.19

Wednesday – DEC. 11 – Interfaith Meeting – 1:00-2:30 at Joe and Merry Roy’s Home – contact climateconversationsncw@gmail.com for more information.

FRIDAY – DEC. 13 – LET’S MAKE THIS AN “UNLUCKY DAY” FOR CHASE BANK!  They are the #1 funder of Fossil Fuel Extraction IN THE WORLD!!!!!  We need to let them know that they are funding extinction on our planet!!!

Join 350Wenatchee.org at Chase in Wenatchee at 11:00a.m. as we sing Climate Carols, wave signs and decorate their sidewalk.

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Buy Local: In concert with Sustainable Wenatchee, we encourage you to buy local products for people on your holiday gift list. We will feature some of our favorites in each newsletter. If you have a favorite, let me know!

“YOU CAN’T BUY HAPPINESS BUT YOU CAN BUY LOCAL!”

McGregor Farms:

Raw Wild flower Honey from valley Buck Wheat Orange Honey, Raw Clover honey from Montana, Raw Lavender Honey from Quincy, Creamed Honey, Local, Raw, Authentic, Unadulterated, 100%, fresh.

Find our local Honey at these locations:
Wenatchee Farmers Market at Pybus | Royal Produce at Pybus
Cha Fine Teas (small jars and Bear)
Bulk Honey on sale at Martins Market Place Cashmere.

Here is a great recycling idea!

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Sing with us – or just enjoy these

(Jingle Bells) 

Fossil Fuels, Fossil Fuels you’ve got to go away –

100% renewables are what we want to stay – hey!

Fossil Fuels, Fossil Fuels please just go away –

Bring 100% renewables, we want them right away.

Dashing through the snow

In a one horse open sleigh

Would be the way to go

If cars weren’t in the way.

Another option’s LINK

It’s service far and wide

How neat a bus that doesn’t stink

And room for all inside.

(Joy to the world) – a change has come.

Let banks rescind their loans –

To finance tar sand oils,

Fracked gas and mining coal

Renewables are on the way

Their energy supply will stay

And help us to thrive in the future days.

(Point at Fossil Fuelman or bank) He ruled the world in yesterdays

And now the rules have changed

Let wind towers fly

And solar panels high

Repeat and bring us joy

Repeat and bring us joy

Let wind farms and solar power bring us joy.

(Deck the Halls)

Deck the world with solar panels – Fa la la la la, la la la la

Stuff the skeptics mouths with flannel – Fa la la la la, la la la la

Don the earth with windmill towers – Fa la la la la, la la la la

Let’s get on with renewable power – Fa la la la la, la la la la 

We don’t want another pipeline – Fa la la la la la la la la

Lets go green within our lifetime – Fa la la la la la la la la

Global warming isn’t funny – Fa la la la la la la la la

Please don’t fund it with your money – Fa la la la la la la la la

(Santa Claus is coming to town)

You better watch out, you better not cry

You better get tough I’m telling you why

Climate change is coming to town.

Make up your list and check it twice

The weather extremes aren’t going to be nice

Climate change is coming to town

You better not be sleeping

We need to be awake

Because what’s coming down the pike

won’t be good – FOR GOODNESS SAKE!

You better watch out, you better not cry

You better get tough I’m telling you why

Climate change is coming to town.

You better watch out, you better not cry 

You better speak up I’m telling you why 

Oil trains are coming through town.

They flood waters with toxins, one blew up near Quebec

Where forty-seven people died in explosions from the wreck.

Oil trains are coming through town.

They carry toxic tar oil

In trains a mile long

They travel through our countryside 

They’re a ticking toxic bomb.

You better watch out, you better not cry 

You better speak up I’m telling you why 

Oil trains are coming through town.

(It came upon a midnight clear)

Turn off your x-box and close your screens, 

Turn off your computers and phones.

Turn toward your families, turn towards your friends,

And find the meaning of home. 

Cook dinner, make time to read a book,

Go for a walk in the night air.

The world is waiting with open arms, 

With loving abundance to share.

Detach from Facebook and close your screens, 

Turn Youtube and Amazon off. 

Turn toward your families, turn towards your friends, 

Find life & love that was lost. 

Plant gardens, learn how to knit a hat

Give elderly neighbors your care.

The world is waiting with open arms, 

With loving abundance to share.

(Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer) 

Three-fifty parts per million, carbon in the atmosphere. 

We’ve jumped above four hundred, risking all that we hold dear. Famines and climate chaos, droughts & melting Arctic too, 

Risking life on our planet, Oh my dear what shall we do?

Living local lives will help – Planting trees and food. 

Burning fossil fuels is out, Earth supports our life no doubt.

Earth is a perfect system, if we learn to use it well.

350 parts per million, to keep a world where we can dwell.

Eating a local diet, you can eat up all your greens 

Peaches and squash and carrots, Salmon, apples and your beans.

We’re blessed with year-round climate, Suitable for eating well.

We like what grows near our town,

We can have a good Nöel!

We have local food galore, berries red and blue

Chickens pecking in their coops, Kale and onions for our soups.

We’re blessed with year-round climate, Suitable for eating well.

We like what grows near our town,

We can have a good Nöel!

(O Christmas tree)

Oh tar sands oil, Oh tar sands oil,

how dangerous your pipeline

You ruin soil and permeate

Our water you contaminate.

Oh tar sands oil, Oh tar sands oil,

how dangerous your pipeline

(We Wish you a Merry Christmas)

Stop funding the dirty pipelines 

Stop funding the dirty pipelines 

Stop funding the dirty pipelines 

Please care for the earth 

Now, defund the dirty pipelines 

Now, defund the dirty pipelines

Now, defund the dirty pipelines 

And DON’T fund anymore!

(12 days of Christmas)

In a cold Wenatchee winter, my planet said to me:

1. Please use only what you need!

2. Reduce, reuse, recycle.

3. Buy local food.

4. Go and plant a tree.

5. Remember I’m your home (slow)

6. Say no to plastic.

7. Get to know your neighbors.

8. Wrap your gifts in fabric.

9. Plant edible gardens.

10. Tell your kids the truth. 

11. Turn off your lights.

12. Bus, bike, or carpool. 

(O Come Emmanual)

Divest, divest all stocks in fossil fuels

Will soon be shown to be the wealth of fools 

O have you seen the mountains all on fire? 

The river ruined crops as heat goes higher 

Now wise ones say the warming trend is dire 

While fossil fuel calls climate change a liar. 

And oceans rise much higher than before 

And hurricanes that swallow up the shore 

We see our cherished planet changing more 

O humankind what are we waiting for? 

Divest, divest all stocks in fossil fuels

Will soon be shown to be the wealth of fools

And coal and oil and gas still in the land

Far dug and burned to satisfy demand

But is this what we people really need

Or are we caught enthralled to corporate greed? 

Divest, divest all stocks in fossil fuels

Will soon be shown to be the wealth of fools

Invest in solar, wind and water power 

Let’s turn around at this eleventh hour 

See what this miracle of life is worth 

Our children’s children’s children’s children’s earth

Divest, divest all stocks in fossil fuels

Will soon be shown to be the wealth of fools

(Hark, the herald angel sings)

Hark, the TV Channel Sings!

Do not think when you buy things! 

Plastic crap made by a child 

Sweatshop labor, now in style 

Joyful, watch the Dow Jones rise 

Corporate profits born from lies 

While the TV hosts proclaim: 

Don’t think at all, there is no shame 

Hark, the TV Channel Sings

Do not think when you buy things!

Buy the latest things in stores, 

Buy and then go buy some more

Deep in debt we beg you come

This is how the machine hums 

Crafting manufactured needs 

In commercials planting seeds

Pleased that you have come to sell 

Bid your integrity farewell 

Hark, the TV Channel Sings

Do not think when you buy things!

Hail the latest gadgetry

Broke in two weeks, maybe three

Trash and Trinkets, endless rings 

Of consumption: cheap fake dreams

Obsolete and by design

Made to break down in no time

Corporations after- birth

Fills our oceans and our Earth

Hark, the TV Channel Sings

Think again when you buy things!

Hark, the TV Channel Sings

Think again when you buy things!

Music –

Jingle Bells – Sing2Piano, Acoustic Christmas Karaoke*

Joy To The World – Sing2Piano, Acoustic Christmas Karaoke*

Deck The Halls – Ottmar Liebert

Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town – The Dave Brubeck Quartet

Midnight Clear – Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer – Joseph Vijay

Oh Tannenbaum – Michael Bissinger

We Wish You a Merry Christmas – Vincent Boot

The 12 Days of Christmas – Sing2Piano, Acoustic Christmas Karaoke*

O Come, O Come, Emanuel – The Philadelphia Brass Ensemble

Hark the Herald (Key of F) Sing2Piano, Christmas Carols, Vol. 1*

* all the same source

I found the music on Spotify and made playlist.  It isn’t perfect but beats singing a cappella!  Some run long and others need a repeat to finish, but many are “just right.”  🙂


“Who’s going to stand up for the earth?”

COP25 is happening right now, 2-13 December.

In solidarity for concern of our earth, you are invited!

Friday, Dec. 6th 

350Wenatchee meeting in upstairs library room.

3P-4:30P, 30 S. Wenatchee.

After, we’ll have climate carols, light action @ Chase bank.

It’s 1st Friday in Wenatchee, dark time of year.

Perfect for a light action!  Check it out!

Great opportunity to stand for climate.

Hope to see you at any part or all of it!!

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