This Saturday, 23 June 2018, you’ll have the chance to fight climate change.
Come to Evergreen Park on Saturday to sign the petition to have Initiative 1631 placed on the November 2018 ballot. This measure, if passed, would charge pollution fees on sources of greenhouse gas pollutants, and it would use the revenue to reduce pollution, promote clean energy, and address climate impacts. Oversight would be accomplished by a public board made up of experts in science, business, health, and trusted community leaders, so that special interests aren’t the ones making decisions about our future. This initiative is supported by many organizations representing diverse groups: environmental, communities of color, labor unions, health advocates, tribal nations, faith communities, and business.
Members of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby will be at the Evergreen Park for several hours, starting at 1 p.m. Signature gatherers will have copies of the I-1631 petition that you can sign. In so doing, you’ll be taking action to make a livable future for you and your children.
source: 22 June email from local representatives of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby.
Note: Though this petition-signing activity is not affiliated with the Kitsap Sun’s Bremerton Story-Walking Tour events that will be occurring the same day, those events do look fun. In brief, Kitsap Sun reporter Josh Farley will host four story-walking tours of Bremerton on Saturday, 23 June 2018 (each walk is about three miles). They’ll feature different aspects of Bremerton (8 a.m. Early Bird walk—featuring wildlife; 10:30 a.m. Art in Motion walk—featuring artists and musicians; 1 p.m. Centennial Scavenger Hunt—featuring kids and their adults; 4 p.m. Centennial Pub Crawl—featuring pubs). Each story-walk begins at the 9/11 Memorial Plaza in Evergreen Rotary Park. Details can be found at https://www.kitsapsun.com/story/news/blogs/bremerton-beat/2018/05/04/bridging-bremerton-story-walk-local-community-event/575426002/.