PubliCalendar: A Look at Some of Washington's Climate Change Proposals

Today's picks for civic nerds

By Atoosa Moinzadeh March 16, 2015

For Today

Putting a Price on Washington's Climate Pollution

From Governor Inslee's carbon tax proposal to start-up tax reform groups like CarbonWA, Washington has become a national trailblazer in climate change reform. Join CarbonWA's founder Yoram Bauman (a stand-up comedian environmental economist!),'s KC Golden, WA Policy Center's Todd Meyers, and Puget Sound SAGE's Nicole Vallestero Keenan to explore current proposals in environmental policy. 

A cool fact about CarbonWA: Much of the group's organizing and work is done by students on UW's campus. You can check out the nifty Carbon Tax Swap calculator they developed for both businesses and households online. 

Putting a Price on Washington's Climate Pollution, Mon, Mar 16, 6:15pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

For Tuesday

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Siddhartha Mukherjee, Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies examines the ins and outs of disease by merging the perspectives of a cellular biologist, a historian, and a biographer. Tuesday's screening will give people a chance to preview the film before its three-part premiere on KCTS starting March 30. 

The screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker Barak Goodman and local cancer specialists on the impact of the disease, the film's impact, and what we can do about it in Puget Sound. Learn more about the series online at KCTS, and make sure to register beforehand. 

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, Tues, Mar 17, 7pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, Free with registration

Advance Notice for March 20

Citizen University Annual Conference

This annual national civic conference is bringing together hundreds of change makers, activists, and catalysts from across the country and political spectrum to teach and build networks. This year's theme is "Citizen Power" in the shadow of #BlackLivesMatter, Ferguson and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement. Notable speakers include local activist Jazmine Cañez of Women of Color for Systemic Change and Barbie Danielle-Decarlo, co-producer of Snohomish County's KSER radio show Color Commentary

Fuel (or rekindle) your revolutionary spirit! From immigrant rights and voting reform to civic education and the arts , Citizen University has something for everyone. Register beforehand to be apart of this two day event. 

Citizen University Annual Conference, Fri–Sat, Mar 20–21, Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion, 298 Second Ave N, $75-$200 

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