Huxley students create environmental justice minor / The Western Front, Nick Belcaster

western front bannerJUNE 29, 2015    Nick Belcaster

Western students will be able to explore the idea of social justice in environmental issues next year with a new minor program created by Huxley College of the Environment.

The new environmental justice minor is slated to be offered starting winter quarter 2016, and will attempt to enlighten students as to how different social groups are affected by any environmental problem, said Tim O’Melia, a junior at Western. Continue reading

Event Announcement: Oil Train Impacts Public Forum, July 9, Bellingham / Facebook post, Coal Stop

oil train blast zone18 mins  June 30, 2015  Dena Jensen

This is a share from Forest Ethics and RE Sources. Check out the list of people on the panel; should be a very interesting and informative evening! Please share and invite those you know.

Whatcom County Residents are invited to the Oil Train Impacts Public Forum, hosted by ForestEthics and RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, will be held at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Avenue on Thursday, July 9, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. The general public is invited to attend this presentation free of charge. Continue reading

Just some of the reasons why voters should not vote for Gary Jensen for District 3 Commissioner of Port of Bellingham / Facebook Post, Sj Robson

Election view gary jensen16 hrs June 28, 2015  Sandy Robson

A February 5, 2014 Herald article reported:

“Mayor Gary Jensen received a 57 percent pay raise in 2008 to clean up the mess left by his predecessor, City Council members said. Now that Jensen is stepping down at the end of 2015, the mayor’s salary will come down, too.” Continue reading

Privatizing Our Public Places: Not Here, Not Today / The Daily Kos, James Wells

Sat Jun 27, 2015  James Wells

Our local Bloedel Donovan Park is a great wonder. All kinds of people come from all over for a picnic, or a swim, or to play ball.

Recently, a piece of our park was swallowed up by a rowing club, under some agreement with the parks department. An area of public parking was replaced by a locked boathouse, available only to members of the association. But don’t worry, your family can join – for only $400 per year.    Continue reading

Not Happy With City Public Notice, Related Information and Materials / FB Post, Whatcom Hawk

whatcom hawkYesterday at 3:44pm June 25, 2015  Wendy Harris

The city [of Bellingham] has been getting very sloppy with its public documents, failing to having appropriate documents related to hearings or work sessions available, or available in adequate time before a public hearing.

At the last planning commission work session for the CAO, the city cited the final habitat restoration plan, but it was not available for public review and I have yet to see a copy. Continue reading