2019 General Sessions

8:15 am – 9:00 am: Registration, Refreshments, Visit Sponsor Tables

Cafeteria / Commons
Start your day with an assortment of pastries from 8 Arms Bakery,  fresh fruit from Freshii, juice, tea, and coffee donated by Batdorf & Bronson.

While you are enjoying your morning refreshments, visit with our generous sponsors who have helped make this event possible.

We are doing our best to accomodate all dietary restrictions, and invite you to review our Bakery Ingredients Page.

9:00 am – 9:55 am: Opening Session

Cafeteria

Welcome to the land – Candace Penn,  Squaxin Island Tribe

Squaxin Island Tribal Member Candace Penn is the Tribes’ Climate Change Ecologist. She is currently completing a multi-year forage fish sampling project on Squaxin Island and in Oakland Bay in collaboration with the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife. Candace designs maps and future modeling scenarios related to Climate Change based in Traditional Ecological Knowledge and with a focus on Tribal Resiliency. 

Welcome to Olympia – Mayor Cheryl Selby 

Mayor Cheryl Selby has pledged her support for a community-wide transition to 100% renewable energy.

TCAT greeting – Tom Crawford & Barb Scavezze

Tom Crawford is a founding member of the Thurston Climate Action Team (TCAT), and currently serves as its Board Chair. He organized the county-wide greenhouse gas inventory, and led a county-wide poll of residents’ attitudes toward climate change and clean energy.

Barb Scavezze is the Outreach Coordinator for the Thurston Climate Action Team, and Director of the annual South Sound Climate Action Convention.


CCL greeting – Louise Stonington

Louise Stonington, J.D. is a retired Legal Services Lawyer, science teacher, peace and justice activist and now a co-coordinator for WA State Citizen’s Climate Lobby.


Drawdown focus – Lynn Fitz-Hugh

Lynn Fitz-Hugh founded 350Seattle.org as well as Faith Action Climate Team (FACT).  She is also this year’s TCAT program chair for the convention.

9:55 am – 12:35 pm
Concurrent Sessions & Networking Breaks


12:35 pm – 2:10 pm    Lunch, Socialize, Visit Sponsor Tables

Enjoy a hearty lunch of assorted wraps, salads and fresh fruit from Freshii and cookies from 8 Arms Bakery.

1:05 pm: Keynote AddressDerek Hoshiko
from For the People

Rapid and Just Climate Action: An
Emergency Declaration and Principles for Organizing

It is time to transition together, now. The necessary challenge is to stop global warming within 10-years. The time has come to move from intention to impact. Social justice practice needs to be applied to climate action, and our movement needs to be connected (while being security conscious).

Derek Hoshiko will challenge us to continually examine what individual and collective unproductive or counterproductive behaviors we are going to stop doing in order to make space for the effective actions we all need. And, we will not let perfect be the enemy of the good, but we also won’t let a false sense of urgency be the enemy of truly being or doing good. The bottom line is: How might we learn from the lessons of the past, and how might we organize to stop global warming within 10-years?


12:35 pm – 2:25 pm   Drive Electric Earth Day

Carlyon Street Parking Lot

The Climate Action Convention is included as an an event for Drive Electric Earth Day, a national effort to educate the public about electric vehicles. 

If you have a battery electric vehicle (BEV) or a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), we invite you to bring your car, park in the special parking area will have signposted, and come out and answer questions about you car during the lunch break. 

Some owners will offer the opportunity to ride in or drive their EVs. If you will be bringing an EV and would like to participation please register here.

2:25 pm – 3:25 pm:  Afternoon Concurrent Sessions C & Networking Break


3:40 pm – 4:50 pm:

Thurston County Action Group Breakout

Cafeteria

CCL State Chapter Meeting

Lecture Hall

4:50 pm – 5:10 pm    Closing Session

Cafeteria

5:10 pm – 6:30 pm    Reception

A tasty array of Hors D’oeuvres from Bayview Catering, cookies and dessert bars from 8 Arms Bakery, Honeylove Chocolates sweetened with monk fruit or local raw honey, and a variety of Lattin’s Farm Cider

Entertainment

The Olympia Raging Grannies

Cafeteria / Commons

Activists to Save a Livable Planet and Create a Just Society

In their aprons and granny hats, the Olympia Raging Grannies have become a familiar force for change in our community, joining rallies, demonstrations and gatherings to demand action on the pressing issues of our day – climate change, economic inequality, racial animus, immigration, homelessness, and war- through song and pageantry. 

Folly of Frack

Main Stage in the Cafeteria at 6:00 pm

Step Right Up to a Anti-Fossil Fuel extravaganza that will amaze and inform you!

Step Right Up to a Anti-Fossil Fuel extravaganza that will amaze and inform you!

Folly of Frack is a play about the extraction, mythologies, and realities of fracked gas and proposed fracked gas project that threaten the Pacific Northwest. 

With an energetic flurry of bizarre characters, we present fast- paced entertainment to introduce the harms of full-cycle fracked gas production. Folly of Frack has performed in auditoriums, classrooms, places of worship, community centers, college, and living rooms across Washington State! 

 

Drive Electric Earth Day

The Climate Action Convention is included as an an event for Drive Electric Earth Day, a national effort to educate the public about electric vehicles. 

We hope to have twenty or more different EVs at the Climate Action Convention, with a walk around session during the lunch break for those who want to learn more about specific vehicles. 

If you have a battery electric vehicle (BEV) or a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), we invite you to bring your car, park in the special parking area will have signposted, and come out and answer questions about you car during the lunch break. 

Some owners will offer the opportunity to ride in or drive their EVs. If you will be bringing an EV and would like to participation please register here.