climate convergence in skamokawa this week
In the midst of global climate change and with the lack of a sane energy policy at the front of many people in evenTinierTown's minds, there is a bit of hope on the horizon - or at least a great weekend.
The west coast Climate Convergence is slated for this week in Skamokawa, WA (yep, evenTinierTown is on the map!). During this event, a lot of crunchy granola folks will converge on evenTinierTown, talk climate change, party and listen to people like Starhawk speak. (hmmm, are there people 'like' Starhawk?)
There will be educational sessions during the day and keynote speeches followed by live music on multiple evenings. I am planning on hitting the sessions about how climate change is impacting the flora and fauna of the Pacific Northwest (and the rest of the world too) including the food supply, both purchased and homegrown.
Food related sessions include:
- Organic gardening in the pacific northwest
- Food systems and climate change
- Introduction to permaculture
- ABCs of guerilla kitchens
Also, if you have ever wanted to feed hundreds of ravenous folks they are still looking for volunteers of all sorts.
My friend, Robert Pyle (or Butterfly Bob, as we call him), will be speaking on butterflies, the region, and perhaps even slug sex. He's always an interesting guy to listen to. There are also several sessions on LNG and other regional energy concerns. Plus great people, activist training, live music...and people like Starhawk. Depending on your perspective, it could be educational, entertaining, or more likely both.
The convergence officially starts Thursday (they are fixing up the local fairgrounds and Grange today) and continues through the weekend to wrap up on Tuesday. If you decide to venture out this way, drop me a note and I can get you in touch with some great bed and breakfasts, point you at the Friday Farmer's market, or other such as you might need.