Green events in January 2017
We would like to note that though Green Neighbors is a non-partisan group, we are including information about protests of Trump’s inauguration because of his denial of climate change, the appointment of six key members of his cabinet who are climate-deniers or strong anti-environmentalists, and the multiple threats that this administration (and a number in Congress) pose to Earth’s species and ecosystems, to our communities, and to our tried-and-true democratic means to govern ourselves and to protect others/the planet.
Tuesday, January 17 – Friends of the Earth Telephone Town Hall
Who: You and other members; Senator Bernie Sanders; and Friends of the Earth President Erich Pica
What: A Telephone Town Hall Briefing focused on how to combat Trump
When: Tuesday, January 17, 8:00 pm EST/5:00 pm Pacific
Where: Call (855)-756-7520 Ext. 33219# to join the call.
Tuesday, January 17, 1-2 PM – Webinar
For Us, By Us: Community Ownership & the Food System in Washington, D.C.
The new buzzword in food systems work is “equity” – but what does that really mean? Can a community’s food system be equitable when resources and decision-making power aren’t held by community members? Using examples from community-driven food work in Washington, DC, this webinar will explore how we move from food equity to food sovereignty: locally-owned, democratically-controlled, just and sustainable food systems that prioritize healthy ecosystems and the human right to food.
Brandy Brooks & Chris Bradshaw, Dreaming Out Loud and Xavier Brown, Soilful City
Wednesday, January 18th at NOON, join the DC Environmental Network for a special climate briefing on Mayor Muriel Bowser’s recent trip to Mexico City to participate in the C40 Mayors Climate Summit. This briefing will include comments from Tommy Wells, Director of the Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE), and other individuals who were part of the District of Columbia’s summit delegation.
Location: DC Offices of Green Cross International & Friends of the Earth, 1101 15th Street NW, 11th Floor, Washington, DC 20005
You must RSVP here to attend: http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/6642/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=84923
January 18: Climate Strategy Meeting, Organized by Climate Justice J20 – Join with other climate activists in DC to help plot the work ahead. A participatory space for discussions on organizing, strategy, mass action, intersectionality, allyship, and more. The tentative agenda includes sessions on climate strategy in the Trump era from Noon – 5:00 PM, and then organizing/prep for Inauguration actions from 5:30-7:30 PM. Go to goo.gl/kOnAzW to sign up and get updates including the location.
January 20 and January 21: there is mobilization of a climate contingent as part of the planned protests by #DisruptJ20, which consists of the “DC Welcoming Committee, a collective of experienced local activists and out-of-work gravediggers acting with national support.” Check out their website to find out more about the variety of activities, including climate related. Fill out this form to let the organizers know how you’d like to plug in and to get details and updates: goo.gl/kOnAzW .
Other Inauguration-Specific Events
There are so many events connected with protesting Trump’s inauguration, it is not possible to list them all here. Code Pink has a good list: http://www.codepink.org/inaugu ration
Saturday, January 21, 10:00am – Women’s March
You’ve heard about it, it’s calling to you, but where and when does it start? 10 am at the Intersection of Independence Avenue and Third Street SW. See more details at: https://www.womensmarch.com/. Please register with the basic information so they can get a headcount.
Tuesday January 24, 2:00 pm – Webinar
Designing Habitat for Multiple Benefits: Wildlife, Soil, Water and Carbon
Using a farm case study, participants will learn strategies to design habitat restoration projects that address multiple resource concerns simultaneously. Speakers will highlight how the project was designed to improve soil health, prevent run-off into waterways, be attractive to pollinators and other beneficial insects, and sequester carbon.
Saturday, January 28, 10:00 am – Chesapeake Climate Action Network Polar Bear Plunge – CHEER US IN GREEN NEIGHBORS ON!
Location: National Plaza at National Harbor, Maryland
Green Neighbors will participate in this fun and crazy event for the fourth year in a row. Save the date and stay tuned for details! To donate to our team visit our team page at https://www.crowdrise.com/green-neighbors-dc. If you want to take the plunge with us you can sign up on our team page and you can also contact us at greenneighborsdc@