Tag Archives: activism

Can a Flotilla of Kayaks Block Shell’s Arctic Drilling Rigs in Seattle?

No one really knows what the weather and wave conditions will be when Shell Oil’s first Arctic drilling rig arrives in Seattle later this month. That’s why activists are training now for rapid-response kayaks at any hour and a mass demonstration on the water. It’ll be a lot different than the typical landlocked march. In […]

Carbon Washington’s Climate Ballot Measure Will Boost Social Justice.

Climate change has much more to do with social justice than you might think. One connection is that global warming will hit the poor harder than the rich, so there is a social justice benefit to reducing carbon emissions. Climate action will also provide co-benefits such as reducing emissions of local air pollutants like particulate […]

Why Enabling Arctic Drilling Is Such a Huge Mistake

Eric Larsen, polar explorer, says Seattle shouldn’t be enabling arctic drilling. (And neither should the Obama administration.) As a polar explorer and expedition guide, I’ve completed more polar expeditions than any other American in history. In 2006, I completed the first ever summer expedition to the North Pole. In 2010, I completed a world record […]

Why Enabling Arctic Drilling Is Such a Huge Mistake

Eric Larsen, polar explorer, says Seattle shouldn’t be enabling arctic drilling. (And neither should the Obama administration.) As a polar explorer and expedition guide, I’ve completed more polar expeditions than any other American in history. In 2006, I completed the first ever summer expedition to the North Pole. In 2010, I completed a world record […]

Restoration Hardware in Seattle

Community members use sponges, brushes and grit to scrub graffiti from revered murals. Dalya Perez’s 4-year-old son has learned the names of each Native American figure depicted in the murals on the sides of Wilson-Pacific School. There’s Chief Sitting Bull, Chief Seattle, Chief Joseph and Geronimo. Since Perez and her family moved to Seattle a […]

Sandra Cinto In Seattle Olympic Sculpture Park

The Seattle Art Museum unveils Brazilian born, São Paulo–based artist Sandra Cinto’s site-specific installation for the Olympic Sculpture Park’s PACCAR Pavilion. Influenced by artists as diverse as Sol LeWitt and Regina Silveira, and the woodblock prints of Japanese artists including Katsushika Hokusai, Cinto’s Encontro das Águas (Encounter of Waters) includes an intricate wall drawing, whose […]