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West Seattle Tool Library
We Need Your Help!

Ever borrow a tool from your neighbor? Ever wish they had a better selection? Sustainable West Seattle has won a grant from the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and has set up a tool lending library. You can find out more information or check out our inventory!

Environmental Lobby Day is February 19th – CoolMom & SWS Want Your Participation

CapBldgOlympiaOur colleagues at CoolMom want to bring Environmental Lobby Day: February 19th to your attention.

At CoolMom they are proud to offer practical and immediate ways to effect climate change.  With that, they also realize that it’s not enough to change our individual behavior.  To address how our communities work and the rules that larger actors must follow, CoolMom states that we need to bring our voices to the halls of power where those decisions are made.  Thus,

Lobby Day!

The Environmental Priorities Coalition is sponsoring Environmental Lobby Day 2013!  This is a chance for you and your family to be heard.  You get to meet with your senators and representatives and make sure they understand that fighting climate change is a family value.

This year’s Environmental Lobby Day is Tuesday, February 19th, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.  Individuals can sign up and take the bus, or drive down with some friends and join the fun in Olympia.  To learn more and sign up, use this link to register.

CoolMom says they truly believe there is no more powerful voice than parents.  Parents are opinion leaders, decision makers, and voters.  As our children don’t yet have the ability to lobby for a better future, parents need to seize the opportunity to be their voice.  There are many ways to advocate:

  • In your neighborhoods;
  • Through your local media; and
  • The age-old tradition of meeting with your legislator.

CoolMom and Sustainable West Seattle are hoping as many CoolMoms and SWS families as possible will join other Washingtonians in taking time out of their week to make their voices heard.

If you can’t make it to Lobby Day, CoolMom hopes you will check out their Tip of the Month with ideas for effective ways to contact your political representatives.

Happy Environmental Lobby Day!

The CoolMom Team

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