Vancouver Landing Summer Heat Workshop Schedule, Saturday 7/27

10.30-11.20 and 11.30- 12.20 (Take your pick)
Fossil Fuel Exports
Dan Serres, Conservation Director of Columbia River Keeper will outline plans by Big Coal, Oil and Gas to transform the NorthWest into a fossil fuel corridor. Find out more about the 18 proposed export terminals and what you can do to stop them.
An Introduction to Direct Action
Direct Action and civil disobedience has played an important role in many movements throughout history. Hear about how and why we can use direct action to stop fossil fuel exports. Presented by Abigail Singer, Rising Tide North America.
What’s Wrong with the TPP?
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement is one of the US’s dirtiest secrets. Find out how the TPP would increase fracking and faciltate exports of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Presented by Madelyn Elder (President, Local 7901, Communication Workers of America) and Ted Gleichman (Beyond Natural Gas Team, Sierra Club)
10.30a-11.20a Only
Stories of Resistance from Keystone XL 
Come along to get an update on the campaign to stop KXL and be inspired by stories of resistance from the frontline. Presented by Ryan Rittenhouse and Bonnie Mckinley (350.org, Portland Rising Tide, Power Past Coal).
11.30a-12.20p Only
 
Sick of Coal 
Rebekah Creswell from Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility will discuss the health impacts of coal and opportunities for building alliances with health professionals.

Getting to Summer Heat NorthWest!

Summer Heat NorthWest will take place at Vancouver Landing aka “The Quay” which is located next to the I5 bridge in Vancouver, WA (just to the west of 100 Columbia Street, Vancouver WA) adjacent to the Red Lion Hotel.

We encourage car pooling and public transportation.

Public Transport Options

 From Portland

 Max and Bike

The closest TriMet Max station is the Expo Center (the last stop on the Yellow Line). Vancouver is an enjoyable 15min bike ride from the max station. Follow the green bicycle signs to Vancouver. Once you have crossed over the Columbia on the I5 bridge turn right into the small carpark, turn immediately right onto Columbia Way and follow it around under the bridge. Turn left into the Red Lion Carpark.

The max runs every 15min, for a full timetable click here.

Max and Bus

Take the TriMet Max Yellow line and get off at the Delta Park/Vanport station (second last stop). Board the C-Tran bus #4 (Fourth Plain) Get off at Broadway and 7th and walk to the site (0.4 miles,10min walk. Turn West down 7th, turn left into Main St, Right into 6th street, left into Columbia St. When you see the Red Lion Hotel turn right into the carpark. The landing).

The Number 4 C-Tran bus runs approx every 15min. Timetable here.

If there is sufficient demand we will set up a shuttle from the Expo Center Max Station to the site. To RSVP for this service please email shuttle@portlandrisingtide.org with your name, mobile phone number, the number of passengers and what time you will arrive at the Expo Center.

From Vancouver, WA

The site is within walking distance from downtown Vancouver. The C-Tran number 4 bus (Fourth Plain) stops closest to the site.

Driving Directions

From the South:

Head North on I5, take exit 1B toward City Center/Convention Center. Turn left on to 6th Street and take the third left onto Columbia Street. Turn right into the Red Lion Hotel Carpark. Parking might be limited so please consider other transportation options or carpooling. Use the Summer Heat Facebook page to connect with others about rides! https://www.facebook.com/events/167545540093333/

Driving time: Approx 25 minutes from downtown Portland.

From the North:

Head South on the I5, Take Exit 1C for Washington 501/Mill Plain Boulevard,  Keep right at the fork, follow signs for City Center and merge onto E 15th St. Turn left onto Washington St. Turn right onto W 8th St Take the 1st left onto Columbia St. Turn right into the Red Lion Hotel Carpark.

Driving time: Approx 2 hrs 40mins from Seattle

Limited Parking is available on site. Some, additional parking is available in the waterfront park directly to the east of the I5 bridge. On SE Columbia Way. Please use public transport options and consider car pooling.

map to SH

 

 

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Join Us on the River – July 27th!

Pacific Northwest Says NO to fossil fuel exports!

The Pacific Northwest is under attack.  We will fight back: defending what we love, and our climate future.  Big coal, oil, and gas plan to transform the NW coastline from Oregon up to Alaska into a vast fossil fuel corridor with over 15 export terminals proposed.

On July 27th folks from throughout the Northwest will come together joining national Summer Heat actions for a fun and family-friendly action, combining fights to stop energy extraction, export and infrastructure development. We wanna demonstrate what it’ll look like if fossil fuel corporations try to imperil the climate by moving fossil fuels down the Columbia.

Sign up and register to attend, ideally with a kayak or sail boat though we need you on the land as well!  Sign up to attend, spread the word on social media and start talking about regional carpools!

What: NW Says NO to fossil fuel export
Where: “Vancouver Landing, west of 100 Columbia St, Vancouver WA (next to the Red Lion Hotel on the west side of the I5 bridge).

Limited Parking is available onsite.
Please use public transport options and consider car pooling

**Directions Here**

WHAT TO BRING!

  • Your friends and family!
  • as many boats or floating things as you can muster
  • some colourful flags, banners, or anything else to make the occasion atmospheric
  • sun protection (hat, sun-cream, long-sleeves)
  • Snacks
  • Water bottle (we will have large containers to refill your bottles to reduce plastic waste)
  • a change of clothes in case you get wet and cold on the water
  • a camera – we want a good record of the day.

PROGRAM

10.00              Site opens

10.30              Workshops: Descriptions Available Here

There will be two sessions of workshops (50min each) running from 10.30am-11.20am and 11.30-12.20pm.

Topics include Fossil Fuel Exports – everything you need to know about the plans to bring Coal, Oil and Gas through the Northwest, Introductions to Non-Violent Direct Action and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

12.30              Speakers

We will hear from inspiring speakers fighting fossil fuel expansion across the NorthWest.

1.30                Action!

After a short action briefing we will launch the flotilla! A colorful parade of boats, kayaks, canoes will take to the water to demonstrate our opposition to fossil fuel expansion. A peaceful, symbolic blocking of the river to show that we will not stand for the Columbia River becoming a chute for dirty fossil fuels. Folks on land will be invited to participate in a march on the I5 bridge.

If you plan to bring a boat on the day, please read these FAQs. We will have some kayaks available; to reserve a kayak email boats@portlandrisingtide.org

2.30                Music by Zbumba

Get down with Portland 4 piece Zbumba who will play some Brazillian tunes!

~3.30              Closing Conversation

Join this facilitated discussion to debrief the day and discuss next steps in resisting fossil fuel expansion in the NorthWest.

Click here for **Frequently Asked Questions**

Lead-up Events:

  • July 22nd 6-6:30PM vigil for victims of Lac-Magentic, 7PM public hearing on proposed mega oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver oil terminal.
  • July 23rd – 6:30-8:30 – Fossil Fuel Export Forum – Leaven Community Center (5431 NE 20th Ave, Portland, OR) – Facebook
  • July 24th 7:30-8:30 Volunteer Meet Up for Summer Heat! Come learn how to plug in with the event and help out on the day of. (Laughing Horse Books 10 NE 12th Portland). Can’t make it? Email summerheat@portlandrisingtide.org to connect about volunteering

This will be a big, bold and beautiful day and we need you to make this historic event a success. We need help with everything from food preparation, banner painting, to driving boats, parking, graphic design and spreading the word. Sign up here to let us now you are coming and to get involved.

Organized by: Portland Rising Tide and 350 Portland

RT FILM SERIES: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, July 16th

RT is pleased to present our monthly film series.  In past months we’ve screened The Coconut Revolution and Bidder 70.

This month we present “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind“.  The world we know is gone, replace by pockets of feudal society. When another kingdom tries to use weapons of the past Nausciaa see the risk, and only she can stop it. A Studio Ghibli before Studio Ghibli.

Tuesday Movie Night, July 16th, 7p
Red & Black Cafe
400 SE 12th Ave  Portland, OR 97214

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Summer Heat – Join Us on the River – July 27th!

Pacific Northwest Says NO to fossil fuel exports!

The Pacific Northwest is under attack.  We will fight back: defending what we love, and our climate future.  Big coal, oil, and gas plan to transform the NW coastline from Oregon up to Alaska into a vast fossil fuel corridor with over 15 export terminals proposed.

On July 27th folks from throughout the Northwest will come together joining national Summer Heat actions for a fun and family-friendly action, combining fights to stop energy extraction, export and infrastructure development. We wanna demonstrate what it’ll look like if fossil fuel corporations try to imperil the climate by moving fossil fuels down the Columbia.

Sign up and register to attend, ideally with a kayak or sail boat though we need you on the land as well!  Sign up to attend, spread the word on social media and start talking about regional carpools!

What: NW Says NO to fossil fuel export
Where: Columbia River, Vancouver Landing (West of 100 Columbia Street, Vancouver, WA)
When: Main action: July 27th, workshops from 10:00-12:30, speakers from around the region from 12:30-1:30 and then an action at 1:30! Facebook
Why: If they can’t ship it, then they can’t sell it. And that means it says in the ground.

Lead up Events:

  • July 10th – 6:30-8:30 – Rising Tide Orientation and Plug-In for Summer Heat – Laughing Horse Books (12 NE 10th Ave, Portland, OR) – Facebook
  • July 17th – 7:30-9:00 – Bill McKibben – Gaiser Hall, Clark College (1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA) – Get tickets here: http://pnw-summerheat.eventbrite.com/
  • July 23rd – 6:30-8:30 – Fossil Fuel Export Forum – Leaven Community Center (5431 NE 20th Ave, Portland, OR) – Facebook

This will be a big, bold and beautiful day and we need you to make this historic event a success. We need help with everything from food preparation, banner painting, to driving boats, parking, graphic design and spreading the word. Sign up here to let us know you are coming and to get involved.

Organized by: Portland Rising Tide and 350 Portland

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Comments On Longview Coal Export Project Reach 163,000

More than 163,000 public comments have flooded the environmental review of the Millennium coal export terminal proposed for Longview, Wash.

That’s the number of letters, emails, and statements read aloud at public meetings as of Friday. It exceeds the 125,000 comments agencies received on the environmental review of the Gateway Pacific coal export project in Bellingham, Wash., earlier this year.

November 18, 2013 was the deadline for the public to comment on the Millennium project during this phase of the environmental review — so the total could climb even higher, according to Linda Kent, spokeswoman for the Washington Department of Ecology. People can read all the comments online.

Ecology is one of three agencies taking comments on which environmental impacts they should study before permitting begins along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Cowlitz County. Kent said her agency hasn’t set a timeline for reviewing all the comments.

Source: Oregon Public Broadcasting — Earthfix — Cassandra Profita, November 18, 2013 –

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