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Join the People's Climate March for Global Climate Justice Oct.14

Help be a part of building on last year's successful People's Climate March. Meet at Seattle City Hall at 5 p.m. March at 5:30 p.m. to Occidental Park.

The time for action on climate change is NOW. Join a diverse coalition of communities of color, workers, immigrants, activists and everyday folk on October 14 as we build upon last year's wildly successful People’s Climate March in New York to send a message that will be heard from Seattle to Paris: Our communities are united in the fight against climate change.

Climate change affects low-income and communities of color disproportionately, and a just transition away from fossil fuels means making sure that no one gets left behind, especially the communities most affected.

Gather at 5:00 p.m. at City Hall Plaza to make climate ribbons, and then march at 5:30 p.m. sharp to Occidental Park. There will be speakers and video projections of people from across the state talking about how climate change is affecting their lives, what their doing about it, and what their hopes for the future are. There will also be an interview tent set up to record the stories of those present. Our world is changing faster than anyone expected, and our voices must be heard in Paris and beyond. Please join us!

Hot Planet Seeks CoolMoms, and CoolWomen!

Need a gentle nudge getting connected to our growing women's climate movement? We have options...
CoolMom is currently the only Washington nonprofit with the goal of growing a women’s climate movement and we need YOU!

Here are some easy things you can do today to stay connected with us on current events, sustainability best practices, and updates on our efforts in building a women's climate action movement across Washington state and beyond.

  1. Like us on Facebook and/or follow us on Twitter.
  2. Sign up to our newsletter... we promise use it sparingly!
  3. If you live in the Seattle area consider joining North Seattle CoolMom email group.


* Eastside or Southend women, don't see a group close to you? Consider starting a group of your own, or contact us if you have any questions.

CoolMoms Car Seat Recycling Featured in ParentMap!

Parentmap reports on CoolMom's efforts to keep kids safe while offering families a local green choice for used baby seats.

We couldn't be prouder of CoolMom Program Managers Kimberly Christensen and Brooke Doyle for their relentless energy in helping to bring a car seat recycling program to the Seattle metro area. The two were recently featured in a Parentmap article on their hard work breathing new life into old car seats.

Here's a teaser on the Parentmap article below. You can read the entire article here:

Brooke Graham Doyle was working toward combatting climate change as the North Seattle coordinator of the environmental nonprofit CoolMom when she encountered a sustainability problem of her own: Old car seats.

“At that point, I had three kids in car seats,” Doyle says. “They were these big pieces of plastic, and I didn’t know what to do with them.”

When representatives from the environmental advocacy group Zero Waste Washington came to a CoolMom meeting to speak about recycling household electronics, Doyle and the CoolMoms saw the potential for a solution.

Find out more about car seat recycling at our program page and on our sister site.

Stay updated on car seat recycling and other eco-friendly practices by liking us on Facebookfollowing us on Twitter and signiing up to our newsletter.

Sept. 16 Seminar at Town Hall: The Myth of Climate Change Apathy

Join Sustainable Path Foundation for a conversation about harnessing your anxieties and emotional responses to ecological problems to positively act on climate change.

Do personal anxieties and emotional responses to ecological problems hinder our ability to act effectively? According to Royal Roads University’s Renee Lertzman, tackling climate change takes more than behavioral changes–it also requires an underlying shift in human emotions. She argues that rather than being apathetic to global environmental issues, people care deeply–they just don’t know how to reframe their thinking. She’ll discuss the psychology of climate change, outline strategies for fixing our so-called apathy, and explain why it’s important to mobilize for change now, before it’s too late.

Renee Lertzman, PhD, author of Environmental Melancholia, teaches Psychology of Environmental Education and Communication in the MA programme at Royal Roads University, British Columbia, Canada, and is an applied researcher and communications consultant. She has a PhD in Psychosocial Studies from Cardiff University, UK, a MA in Communication Studies from UNC Chapel Hill, and actively consults, speaks and teaches internationally across governmental, private, public and educational sectors.


Program Starts: 7:30 PM Doors Open: 7:00 PM

Location: Downstairs venue at Seattle Town Hall 1119 Eighth Ave. (at Seneca)

Questions? Contact Lee at

Interested in Going Solar?

Attend a free SolarWISE workshop to learn more!

Attend a free SolarWISE workshop to learn how to install a solar electric system on your home or business. Attendees will learn how solar works, how to select a contractor, and what financial incentives are available to bring the cost down. Register for a chance to win free door prizes. Every registered Seattle City Light customer will also get a complimentary LED lightbulb.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

WHERE: High Point Community Center - 6920 34th Avenue Southwest Seattle, WA 98126

More workshops are scheduled around the city; visit for a full schedule. Sponsored by Seattle City Light.