December 1, 2022 4:30pm PT- You’re invited to a conference to learn about the Washington Green Amendment:

  A New Path for Environmental Protection & Justice: From Rhetoric to Reality

Brought to you by: WWU College of the Environment in partnership with the WWU Alumni Association

Portrait of Debra Lekanoff Representative Debra Lekanoff  Portrait of Maya K. van Rossum Maya K Van Rossum

 Join Representative Debra Lekanoff, prime sponsor of the Green Amendment in Washington and Maya K Van Rossum, national expert and Founder of “Green Amendments For The Generations” for a presentation and Q&A on this growing movement. The Green Amendment will transform how we think about and pursue environmental protection and environmental justice from both a policy and legal perspective. Attend in person at WWU Bellingham or virtually.

Register Now:

For more information about WA movement:


How much water is in your burger?

A plant based diet will be starting Dec. 1st on the 350Wenatchee website!


Gallons of water:

2 slices bun bread – 22

3 slices of bacon – 108

1 slice cheese – 40

1 beef patty – 660

2 slices tomato – 1

1 leaf lettuce – <1/4

~830 gallons

Had to research this after watching “Eating our way to Extinction” now free on you-tube. Plant-based burgers:  Use 75-95% less water, use 93-95% less land and cause 87-90% fewer emissions!  This info is from UN environment assembly #SolveDifferent, Think Beyond/Live Within.

Can’t afford the “Impossible Burger”?  Try the suggestions of a 15 day plant based diet starting Dec. 1st on the 350Wenatchee website!  For 15 days we’ll  share the challenge from recent local Rotary presentation in our area.



Save the date | 3.21.23

Dis-credit Bad Banks Day of Action

The next big exclamation point in our work to defund climate chaos is coming this Spring—and we need you to join us, on March 21, 2023 – 3.21.23!

The Th!rd Act has spent much of the last year collecting Banking on our Future pledges from thousands and thousands of people across America: pledges to move our money out of the big, dirty fossil-fueled banks – Bank of America, Chase, Citibank, and Wells Fargo – if they don’t move their investments out of fossil fuels.

Are you a customer of any of these banks? Are you willing to ACTUALLY do something to help the planet? There’s plenty of time for you to make your plans to leave a bank that is funding fossil fuel extraction WITH YOUR MONEY!  Please make the pledge (blue linkand make your plans to leave the bank if they don’t stop ruining our planet! (Did you know that your Costco Credit Card is financed by Citibank? I have my scissors ready!!!) It would be excellent if you would talk to your bank and let them know your plans!




 You are welcome to join and learn from any of these meetings:

If you know that you want to be part of the CAT Emails to Legislators – click here

  • Weekly CAT All-Hands Volunteer Call – Tuesdays @ 11am – Register  Zoom here (just delete my info and add yours!)

    • Our central gathering space for the campaign. Get to know people, get connected to roles in the campaign, and stay in the loop!

    • Slides from 11/15.  Sorry we don’t have a recording, it didn’t work this week!

    • All are welcome.

  • Email Team – Tuesdays @ 3pm – Zoom here (just delete my info and add yours!)

    • Our twice-weekly curated action list is at the heart of what we do at CAT (check out an awesome example from last year).

    • This is where we distill all of our policy knowledge into real actions that people can take, and it takes a whole publishing crew to make this possible.

    • Our Email Team has built out our structure for the year and we are ready to start cross training new volunteers into specific roles & skills for this crew!

    • Check out our newly updated volunteer opportunities in our Email Team here in this CAT Roles spreadsheet and we hope you’ll join us!

    • All are welcome.

  • Lobbying Team –  Weekly on Mondays @ 12pm – Zoom here (just delete my info and add yours!)

    • Our core crew is getting ready to reach out to y’all to gather some info about your district and your lawmakers and your interests —we are building a powerful lobbying crew this year and we wanna know who we are working with!

    • Survey coming out soon!

    • All are welcome.

  • Bill Tracker & Policy Team – Weekly on Mondays @ 6-7:30pm Zoom here

    • This week Grace is setting up all of the Bill Tracker Teams with an email introduction & the basics for starting to work together. On our next call, we’ll be working together in Teams to start our journey of tracking these policies!

    • If you are interested in bill tracking but haven’t picked a team yet, no worries!  Come to Monday’s meeting or reach out to Grace and we will get you plugged in!

    • Questions? Connect with team lead David P

    • All are welcome.

  • Social Media Team – Wednesdays @ 12 pm –  Zoom here 

    • This is a fabulous crew who is ready to welcome y’all into some powerful work together for the session with education and action content. We are working on fresh recruitment material so we can sign up tons of action takers ahead of session, as well as creating educational content to keep folks engaged and ready for the upcoming session.

    • We are looking for a few more folks to join us! You don’t have to be an Instagram wiz to support social media. Check out the CAT Roles spreadsheet to see a few options of how you can get involved.

    • Follow us on Instagram @350_wa

    • Questions? Connect with team lead Elle G

    • All are welcome.

Have more questions about getting connected and need some extra support?

350 Volunteer Agreements

Please be sure to check out these awesome resources.

We are so excited to continue building a collaborative space with such a wonderful crew this year!

–The whole crew at the 350 WA CAT

Dec. 14 – Wenatchee Interfaith Climate Group meeting @ 1:00 We look at the Climate Crisis through a Spiritual point of view and take actions in faith.  If you are interested in joining us, email

Sue Kane – editor