Environment Archives

Thank You for Helping on Prop1!

Friends and especially Sunni Mace , Ginger Gomez, Katherine Smith, Meaghan LaPrath, Kay Wright McGlocklin, Cherie Beckstrom, Leona Dater, Margo Padon, Amanda Tracie, Kathy Endo, Barbara Morkill,and Isaiah Kibwe Day, Thanks for your help phoning for buses and sending mailings for prop 1. We did not win, but we got really, really close! We were less than a percentage point away from victories. I have heard promises from those in charge that they will run the proposition again soon.

There is a silver lining. You folks participated in an important experiment on how to turn people out to vote. Your help and ideas on how to improve our calls were golden. I saw some preliminary match back data on voter turnout, and it looked really, really good for the folks called. More about that in a few weeks after the rest of the data comes in.



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Avista Needs to Move to Clean Energy

I got this email from my friend Jace.  If you get electricity from Avista (and most of us do) let them know you want clean energy.

Take action today!


Let’s bring green jobs to Eastern Washington.

Local energy company Avista still gets about 20 percent of its electricity from one of the west’s largest and most polluting coal-fired power plants in Colstrip, MT. Replacing coal with clean energy is one of the biggest steps we can take to reduce our pollution and invest in Washington jobs.

Avista Needs to Stop Using Coal

Keep up the pressure on Avista by posting a quick message on their Facebook wall, telling them to retire this dangerous coal plant.

Click here to post a quick message on Avista’s Facebook wall to let them know you are ready for a coal-free Washington!

The Sierra Club and other allies are working with Avista to demonstrate that clean energy investment is what is best for our communities. Big companies like Avista listen to their customers, your input will go far to show the company that this is what their customers want.

Avista need to see that our community wants clean and renewable energy and the good family wage jobs that go with it. Our future lies in wind, solar, and energy efficiency, not a dirty 19th century fuel like coal.

Thank you for all you do to bring clean energy to Eastern Washington.


Jace Bylenga
Washington Beyond Coal Campaign