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Help STOP North America's Largest Proposed Coal Export Terminal in Bellingham, WA USA

Winning idea by jillmwitt

Website

www.facebook.com/350Bellingham

The Idea

Our community (and our planet) is faced with North America's largest proposed coal export terminal, shipping coal to Asia to burn. We all have a voice in the process by submitting scoping comments to form the Environmental Impact Statement. Comments on topics for consideration will be collected and reviewed. We need to have as many comments as possible regarding the impacts of increased CO2 emissions from such a project. I want to help move people to action to comment on the impacts of climate change through environmental education talks at churches and schools in our community. I will use the prize to fund a Climate Reality Project Leadership training course and a projector to do these environmental talks. This will help educate, engage and inspire our community to take action at this critical time as the initial public scoping period is nearing. Visit our FB page to learn when you can also submit comments. Know that your vote helps out our effort here and our planet too!!!

Bellingham, WA USA. Our community takes pride in our sustainability efforts. If any community can fight this, it will be Bellingham, WA which will lead the way for other communities to take action as there are several proposed terminals down the coast.

Talks will begin the first week of September and run for 6 months.

Our community will be more connected to the impacts of climate change and learn how to take action.

Is your project a new idea, or was it initiated after November 2011?:

An idea for NOW!

Discussion
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Congratulations to 350 Bellingham on your win of the mini-grant. Yes, we are all in this together and we stand with you in your efforts to stop this terminal and in saying "no" to Big Coal.

Elaine Sargent, 350 Pensacola coordinator
350pensacola@gmail.com and http://www.facebook.com/350pensacola

by 350pensacola
almost 2 years ago | Reply

China is already building 10+ coal power plants a day today, & considering the size & population of China additional coal supply would be dangerous. This is not to ignore the catastrophy to our coal producing southern states poisoning the air & water, threatening the health of their people, & destroying their beautiful mountains & hills. Must be stopped!

by hip granny 55
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Congratulations with your success with the Challenge! The reality is that we all win with this effort - thank you and happy to support you as best we can from the East Coast! We ARE all in this together! Bob Klotz, Maine State Coordinator, 350 Maine c/o 350maine@gmail.com and http://www.facebook.com/350.Maine

by Bob Klotz, Jr.
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you Bob, yes, we all win and when the scoping comment period occurs sometime this fall, we will need everyone to write in and comment. Stay tuned at facebook.com/350bellingham or also visit powerpastcoal.org. Thanks to everyone that voted for this idea. We are certainly all winners indeed!!!

by jillmwitt
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you Jill for being the front man in support of us all! We are behind you 100%! Susanne

by SHancock
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks Susanne!

by jillmwitt
almost 2 years ago | Reply

It will not let me vote. I get the message that the page does not exist when I click Take me to voting????

by patti.santangelo
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I think you just click on the red box below the idea title that says vote for this idea. I think that one works. Thanks for asking.

by jillmwitt
almost 2 years ago | Reply

You GO Jill!
Thank you for your tireless work on behalf of our struggle against the Goldman Sachs/SSA Marine, Peabody Energy, Berkshire Hathaway (Warren Buffett(Burlington Northern Santa Fe) debacle called the Gateway Pacific (Cherry Point Coal)l Terminal project.
Climate Reality supported talks will be a very good way for you to share your extensive knowledge of the environmental impacts of this project and also your knowledge about how to fight it.
THANK YOU!
Thelma Follett

by thelmafollett
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks Thelma! and thanks for voting and for all of your tireless work on this as well!

by jillmwitt
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Jill is at the leading edge of creating high leverage change because Bellingham is a crucial point in deciding which kind of future we will have. Defeating this coal port will set back the whole system that profits from destroying our future. However, if the coal port is built it will support pumping millions of pounds of CO2 and other pollutants into the atmosphere for decades. This is a big, real, long-term threat we have to stop. Go Jill! And if you're undecided, vote for Jill.

by daimonsweeney
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Yes, this is big! This terminal project affects the entire planet indeed. Thank you Daimon.

by jillmwitt
almost 2 years ago | Reply

AWESOME,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,WE NEED MORE JILL MACINTYRE WITTS. LET'S SUPPORT THIS CAUSE AND SUPPORT JILL..............SHE IS AMAZING,

by janclaydoll
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you janclaydoll!!!

by jillmwitt
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Jill, you are a rock star in pretty much every way except for the rock performing part (as far as I know; if you've got that, you're complete). THANK YOU for all you're doing.

Matt

by matt.krogh
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks Matt, I'll have to work on the rock performing part...lol. We have 6 more days to get this idea to #1:) Thanks for your help and support!

by jillmwitt
almost 2 years ago | Reply

go Jill!

by RobOlason
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks for your support Rob...and for helping to spread the message to have people vote! We've moved up to #3:)!

by jillmwitt
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Jill MacIntyre Witt is a Bellingham hero.

We are told that our town has no voice in this matter. Even our new mayor sits on the fence and takes no action, using that very rationale. But it's individuals like Jill who stand up and demonstrate leadership by finding pro-active ways to ultimately make a difference.

I cast my vote for Jill.

by stephan.a.michaels
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks Stephan...doing what I can to help our community in the face of this HUGE issue!

by jillmwitt
almost 2 years ago | Reply

This is the very best of good fights. Protect the health of individuals, preserve the vitality and character of a wonderful community, and save the Planet as a bonus. Nice work, Jill keep at it!

by bobferris
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks Bob, and the votes can come from anywhere in the US...please pass onto your network and make sure they know they can vote once a day until July 3rd...thanks for your help...will take a village:)! Hope all is well with you...we miss you here!!!

by jillmwitt
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Jill you help our community in so many ways - it is truly amazing! You can count on us to help pay it forward for all the good that you always do. Sign me up to help out with the project - educating our communities any way I can!

by paul.anderson.9022
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks Paul! Let's hope I and Bellingham win this! and I will have you help indeed! Please pass the vote link onto your network and ask them to vote once a day until July 3...it will take a village:) thanks!

by jillmwitt
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Hi Jill, just a reminder, each person can vote once during the voting period, not once per day. Thank you for sharing your idea for promoting the climate movement here on GOOD Maker!

by moderators
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Oh, gosh, thank you so much. I thought it was once a day. thank you!

by jillmwitt
almost 2 years ago

I care about my grandchildren's future and will volunteer to

by bob.aegerter
almost 2 years ago | Reply

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Submission Began
Tuesday, May 22

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Wednesday, June 20
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Wednesday, June 20

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Tuesday, July 03
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