WASHINGTON FOCUS: Blogs, Alternative Energy, Drinking Liberally, Groups and Events
LeftyBlogs Washington is the place to find out what's happening in the progressive blogosphere across Washington.
Horse's Ass: Strange name, but an excellent blogging team
Upper Left: A Democrat - without prefix, without suffix, without apology
SeattleActivism.org is a new website and project that provides information on upcoming events, actions, and meetings as well as links to organizations and resources in the Seattle area related to progressive activist issues. We encourage groups, organizations, and activists to post information about Seattle-area events and actions relevant to progressive social issues, such as peace, environment, human rights, social justice, poverty and development, globalization, labor, etc. We have created an easy-to-use and open system for posting information about events to the site, and we also highlight and feature special or major events.
Stories of Interest:
Military suicides at all time record high - How we CAN help
How Transit-Oriented Development Works
Kerlikowske appointment signals new direction for nation’s drug policy
Tale of Two Crooks: Coleman and Blagojevich
President Obama’s Rural Policy
Radio ads target obstructionist Republican Dave Reichert
Legislature Looking to Undo I-937, the Voter-Approved Renewable Energy Measure
Tear Down This Myth
Alternative Energy in Washington:
Here are a biodiesel cooperatives in Washington State. If you drive a diesel car or truck, check it out.
Biodiesel is an alternative to petroleum diesel made from vegetable oil that can be used in any diesel engine. Now this clean, renewable, domestically-produced fuel is available right here in Tacoma, and you can be a part of it! The Tacoma Biodiesel Cooperative is a grassroots group of Tacoma-area citizens who have chosen to support this alternative fuel through advocacy and use in our personal vehicles.
Check out their website. And to find places to buy biodiesel for use in your car, truck or home heating, go here.
And here are Propel Fuel Stations around Washington State that offer biofuels: (I came across them through their carbon offset program)
* Seattle, South Lake Union Flagship
609 Westlake Avenue North
Seattle, Washington 98109
3204 129th Pl SE
Bellevue, Washington 98005
* Seattle, Ballard Neighborhood
4420 Leary Way NW
Seattle, Washington 98107
8002 NE Bothell Way
Kenmore, Washington 98028
* West Seattle
3500 SW Barton Street
Seattle, Washington 98136
* Mount Vernon
2120 East College Way
Mount Vernon, Washington 98273
Here are some other alternative energy resources in Washington State:
Our Wind Co-op is a unique cooperative of small-scale wind turbines on farms, ranches and public and private facilities across the Northwest. Through this collaborative effort, 10-kW turbines were installed at numerous rural sites serviced by publicly-owned utilities. To find out more or ask about participation, Contact:
1402 Third Ave #901
Seattle, WA 98101
219 Legion Way SW #201
Olympia, WA 98501
Alternative Energy Resources in Washington: a short summary of alternative energy resources for Washington. For more information on each technology, visit the State Energy Alternatives Technology Options page.
Seattle Advocates of Renewable Energy: a group of interested citizens who want to learn more about Renewable Energy and Sustainability. Our goal is to foster discussion, networking, and action on these important issues. We meet on the fourth Thursday of every month from 7 to 9 pm at the First Seattle Presbyterian Church.
Seattle Peak Oil Awareness (www.seattleoil.com) has been active for 2 1/2 years (it actually started out life as a Meetup.com group)!
Seattle Peak Oil Awareness is a local citizens action network offering information and practical ideas for living in a time of reduced energy availability. Working in small, focused groups we advocate healthy, sustainable living choices for all interested residents in the Puget Sound region. Read more here.
WASHINGTON GROUPS AND EVENTS:
Progressive Majority Washington State: "Progressive Majority is not giving conservatives a chance to regroup. We haven't let up on recruiting and electing progressives since we opened our doors in Washington State in 2004. In 2008, Progressive Majority elected 10 progressives to local and state offices. Through their successful campaigns, our candidates are proving that progressive values are American values."
Progressive Majority has leadership programs and can help progressive candidates run an efficient and successful campaign. You can sign up for email updates here.
Equal Rights Washington (ERW) is a statewide political advocacy organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community of Washington State. ERW works to end discrimination against LGBT people throughout the state. Find out what you can do here.
Progressive Change for Washington: is a growing coalition comprising progressives from across the political spectrum throughout Washington State. We are pooling our energies to promote progressive thought and action throughout the State of Washington.
And for those who want to mix social and political fun, here are Drinking Liberally groups in Washington:
Second and Fourth Tuesday of each month, 7:00 pm
Horseshoe Cafe, Ranch Room, 113 E Holly St
Hosted by Dave Willingham
Fourth Wednesday of each month, 7:00 pm
Mick Kelly's Irish Pub, 435 SW 152nd St
Hosted by Cherisse Luxa | Joe Fitzgibbon
First and Third Monday of each month, 7:00 pm
Urban Onion in Downtown Olympia -- In the Bar, 116 Legion Way SE (In the Bar--enter on Legion)
Hosted by Bruce Lund | Barry Piercy
Every Tuesday of each month, 8:00 pm
Montlake Ale House, 2307 24th Ave E
Hosted by Nicholas Beaudrot | Chris Mitchell
First and Third Thursday of each month, 7:00 pm
Angelo's Restaurant, 1830 130th Ave NE
Hosted by Norman Furlong | Doug Hightower | Rich Erwin
First Monday of each month, 7:30 pm
Mustard Seed Grill and Pub, 5608 119th Ave SE
Hosted by Robert Sargent
Third Monday of each month, 7:00 pm
El Serape Restaurant, 2503 Olympic Hwy N
Hosted by Mike Mosbarger | Drew Noble
Every Tuesday of each month, 7:00 pm
Working Class Heroes Bar & Grill, 1914 North Monroe Street - (509) 327-0448
Hosted by Andrew Brewer
Every Wednesday of each month, 7:00 pm
Hub Restaurant, 203 Tacoma Ave S (in the bar area)
Hosted by Melissa Thompson | Traci Kelly
Every Tuesday of each month, 7:00 pm
O'Callahans - Shilo Inn, 50 Comstock Richland Washington
Hosted by Jim McCabe | Kendall Miller