We want to ride our bicycles, Olympia. Make it so! Photo via flickr/turkletom

 Today’s picks for civic nerds.

For Wednesday: 

Coal is for the Naughty 

Environmental public news project EarthFix presents a panel to discuss the ramifications of the proposed coal train terminal north of Bellingham. Speakers include Lummi Indian Tribe representative Jeremiah Julius, train union leader Mike Elliott, and Climate Solutions spokeswoman Kiberly Larson. 

Exploring the Powder River Basin Coal-Train Proposals, Wed Feb 13, 7:30–9pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5. 

The “Moo”-ddle Way 

Join the Bainbridge Graduate Institute for an evening with Fred Kirschenmann, the sustainable agriculture pioneer known globally for his “Agriculture of the Middle” (AOTM) proposal. Food, drink, and networking will follow, and registration is requested. 

Net Impact BGI: Food and Agriculture, Wed Feb 13, 6–9pm, BGI Pioneer Square, Fourth Floor, 220 Second Ave S, free. 

To Write, or Not to Write 

For science types—and, presumably, scribes of any other non-fiction persuasion—the Northwest Science Writers Association hosts a night to ease your most daunting publishing fears. Environmental author and Seattle Times writer, Lynda Mapes, literary agent Anne Depue, and acquisitions editor Ranjit Arab of the University of Washington Press will all be on hand. 

Insights from a Writer, an Agent, and a Publisher, Wed Feb 13, 7:15–8:15pm, University House, 4400 Stone Way N, $5. 

For Tuesday: 

Bikes of Fury 

Rally alongside the folks at Bicycle Alliance of Washington and their two-wheeling friends (including the transit and bike advocates at Transportation Choices Coalition, among many others) for Transportation Advocacy Day. Stop by to network with fellow bike, pedestrian, and transit advocates and to lobby state legislators for smart transportation policies in your own community.

Transportation Advocacy Day 2013, Tue Feb 12, 9–4pm, United Churches of Olympia, 110 11th Ave SE, Olympia, free. 

And for Today: 

It’s Only Fair 

Learn about how you can take action to encourage business owners to cover transition-related medical care for transgender people in the workplace. Featuring Sasha Buchert and Joe LeBlanc from Basic Rights Oregon’s Transgender Justice Working Group.

Advocating for Inclusive Health Care in the Workplace, Mon Feb 11, 6:30pm, Ingersoll Gender Center’s Trans Space in Gay City, 517 E Pike St, free. 

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