THURSTON COUNTY: Forum on Puget Sound climate change set

bshannon@theolympian.comOctober 4, 2013 

A Thurston County affiliate of Organizing for Action plans a public forum on climate change issues facing South Puget Sound on Saturday at the Legislative Building in Olympia. Speakers include Olympia City Manager Steve Hall, climate specialist Patty Glick of the National Wildlife Federation and Lon Wyrick of the Thurston Regional Planning Council.

The free event is 12:30-3:30 p.m. in the Columbia Room, located on the ground floor of the Capitol. Organizers say their series of panel discussions are aimed at outlining the kind of climate changes expected in South Sound, how government agencies have planned to prepare for it, ongoing innovations in the building trades, and ways residents can reduce their contribution to greenhouse gases linked to global warming.

The event is designed to be nonpartisan, spokeswoman and co-organizer Carol Wilson said. She said Organizing for Action is a nonprofit group that generally supports President Barack Obama’s agenda on climate, health care, education, immigration and other issues.

For details, call Ruth King at 360-413-7083 or Carol Wilson at 360-459-7383.

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