May be an image of one or more people and text that says 'Earth WEMATCHEE SUSTAINABLE DAY FAIR 10-2, SATURDAY APRIL 17 OUTSIDE AT PYBUS Join US in celebrating the 51st Earth Day. Enjoy educational booths and take-home home children' activities. Û an all-outdoor, socially distanced event please wear your mask! sustainable wenatchee THANK SPONSORS P.U.D. CHELAN COUNTY WM LinkTransit your too TheNature Conservancy' CONGRATULATIONS TO “SUSTAINABLE WENATCHEE’S” EXCELLENT EARTH DAY FAIR THIS PAST WEEKEND! The weather was beautiful, the booths were fun and interesting and approximately 1,000 people attended the fair. Our Climate Group/CCNCW booth offered participants a chance to write to leadership of 3 different groups to express their opinion on: 1) The Biden Climate Conference coming up this week, 2) The Department of Ecology – calling for strong policy in their “New Rules for Fossil Fuels”, or 3) Chase Bank – asking them to stop funding fossil fuel extraction infrastructure.  People could also make a decorative, biodegradable “Earth Hanger” to place on their favorite tree or bush.  WELL DONE EVERYONE!

LAST CHANCE TO HAVE A “CLIMATE/JUSTICE” IMPACT ON THE LEGISLATURE! The legislative session is quickly coming to an end. Many of our key issues are tied up in the budgets so we may not know the outcomes until the very end.  Take this opportunity to let your legislators know what you are thinking.  You will also be able to let the Civil Action Team (CAT)  know what you think of their process.

Did you miss the Earth Fair? You can still participate in an ACTION!

Leavenworth Youth-led Climate March

Friday, April 23 * 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM * Lions Club Park * Leavenworth

Everyone is invited to participate in a youth-led Climate March. Masks required. Peaceful, family friendly gathering at Lions Club Park in Leavenworth to stand up for our Earth!


The team with Our Valley, Our Future is looking for your input. They have launched their “Our Valley, Stronger” community outreach, visioning and planning project, leading to a new five-year Action Plan of projects and programs that will be steered by partnering organizations. These new projects and programs, including ones focused on sustainability, conservation and climate change, will be crafted based on what residents tell them during the outreach phase. Take their survey here.

From Declarations to Change:
Addressing Racism as a Public Health Crisis.
Structural racism plays a large role in determining the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age. These factors affect people’s access to quality housing, education, food, transportation, political power, and other social determinants of health. Understanding and addressing systemic racism from this public health perspective is crucial to eliminating racial and ethnic inequities, and to improving opportunity and well-being across communities.
Racism is a public health crisis.
Our collective efforts can root out injustice, transform institutions, and create a world that sees women, girls, and people of color the way we do: Equal. Powerful. Unstoppable.
Join Us For Stand Against Racism 2021!
April 27th
Virtual Event – Introduction to 2021 Stand Against Racism with a keynote speaker at noon PST. Hosted by Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Wenatchee Valley College
April 28th
Virtual Event – Speaker panel with local health experts who can speak to how racism has impacted COVID19 locally. Both with the virus and the vaccination distribution. 6:00pm PST Event registration coming soon!
April 29th
March – YWCA Thrift Store to Memorial Park. Starting at the YWCA Thrift Store 4:00pm PST
April 30th
March – Omak WVC campus (exact route yet to be determined) 4:00pm PST
  SAVE THE DATE!  MAY 7TH – FIRST FRIDAY @ CHASE BANK – CHALK THE WALK AND THE LIGHT BRIGADE IS BACK!  Join us from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Chase Bank in Wenatchee.
350Wenatchee is participating in this Global Day of Action on Friday, May 7th – Here’s Why: 
* Line 3 would have the equivalent of 50 new coal-fired power plants
* Threats: oil spills/habitat destruction/harm to indigenous livelihoods/climate damage
* Line 3 will cross 227 bodies of water, including the Mississippi twice!
* This type of constructions often  brings in workers from outside the community.   Having camps of these workers has led to missing and murdered indigenous women in the past.


More Earth-week events: 7 Days of Action #217

Yale Climate Connections: Helping Christians engage with Global Warming

Yale Climate Connections: Carbon Pricing and Social Justice

Sue Kane – Newsletter Editor