Today’s picks for political and civic nerds. 

Wenonah Hauter rallies for a grassroots change in our food system at Town Hall tonight. If you care about anything, it should be this. Photo via Food and Water Watch

For Wednesday:

Chip In for Local Nonprofits 

A mere twenty bucks gets you in to Seattle Works’ fun philanthropy event. Hear pitches by local nonprofits and give your four $5 chips to the causes you deem most worthy. Of course, if you want to give more, additional chips are available for purchase. 

Chip In!, Wed Jan 30, 6pm, Material Good Studios, 2959 Utah Ave S, $20. 

For Tuesday: 

Two Cents for I-90 Tolls 

As we near SR 520 construction, the state department of transportation is looking for more revenue to cover their costs in the form of tolls on I-90. Love tolls? Disagree? Wildly confused? Now is the time to comment. 

I-90 Tolling Environmental Assessment Open House, Tue Jan 29, 4–7pm, Mercer Island Community Center, 8236 SE 24th St, free. 

What Would Mother Earth Do?

The city of Seattle is set to update its Climate Action Plan—a host of policies with the ultimate goal of citywide carbon neutrality by 2050. Find out what the city is doing to encourage greener buildings and offer your suggestions at this city council-sponsored forum.

Making Energy Use Visible Community Forum, Tue Jan 29, 6–8pm, Yesler Community Center, 917 E Yesler Way, free.  

And for Today: 

Healthy Food For a Healthy USA 

Wenonah Hauter, author of Foodopoly, presents her case against big agriculture and in favor of a grassroots movement to reshape our nation’s food system. 

Solving America's Food Crisis, Mon Jan 28, 7:30–9pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5. 

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