This past Sunday (Jan. 26) marked a significant gathering that may have gone unnoticed by many.
It was the first-ever Corvallis Climate Summit, approximately 250 community members and representatives of more than 20 local groups that work on issues related to climate change, together in one room.
The summit was organized by a committee with representatives from many of these local groups, the beginning of collaborative action with plans for continued collaboration.
A recent poll by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication shows that 51 percent of Americans are “somewhat” or “very worried” about climate change.
The best antidote for worry and fear is taking action. There are many opportunities to do so here in Corvallis, and I hope that more will join in on some of the planned follow-up actions happening in February. You can find out more at 350corvallis.org.
Corvallis (Jan. 27)