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Will You Invest in Climate-Friendly Farming Today?

CarbonWA’s campaign for climate-friendly farms and ranches needs your help!

Last legislative session SB 5947, a bill to support climate-friendly farming, moved through the Senate with bipartisan support led by Senators McCoy (D) and Schoesler (R). Senate Bill 5947 is the first step towards Carbon Washington’s goal of supporting our farming economy while maximizing the potential to use farm and prairie lands to fight climate change. You can learn more about the bill here and here. A CarbonWA supporter just offered to increase our matching amount from $5,000 to $7,500 to support this campaign. Please give today to help us take full advantage of the match!

A donor stepped up to increase the match from $5,000 to $7,500!

Can you give now?

(21 Acres Farm hosted CarbonWA at their fall harvest celebration)

We are already making progress!

Since our last newsletter we have already made progress. We’ve raised over $1,000 towards the match and we’re thrilled to announce we have hired Noa Kay to lead this campaign.

Noa earned masters degrees in Education and Public Health and has over 16 years of experience working as an educator and public policy researcher. Throughout her career, Noa has worked collaboratively with families, stakeholders, partner organizations, and elected officials. Recently, Noa’s commitment to improving both human and environmental health led her to launch a small no-till vegetable farm. Noa can be reached at Noa@carbonwa.org.

Thanks to Noa’s early efforts along with the work Cat Kelly, Greg Rock and many others, CarbonWA has been reaching out to farms, farmers markets, news organizations, and new partners. We have already been featured in 8 farming newsletters, convened a coalition of farming and environmental groups, and recently earned the endorsement of the endorsement of the Washington State Democrats Environment and Climate Caucus! The momentum is building. Please give today to help us complete the $7,500 matching drive to support this campaign.

CarbonWA is Hiring

CarbonWA is also looking for its next long-term Executive Director. Kyle Murphy is planning to step into a reduced role in the coming year due to other time commitments, though he will continue to support the organization. In making this decision Kyle shared, “I have loved working with our talented and committed volunteers. CarbonWA continues to put bold solutions to climate change on the table and I am excited to continue that work in a supporting role.” We are looking for a talented and committed leader to move CarbonWA into its next phase of success. If you or someone you know has what it takes, you can learn more and apply on Idealist. Applications can also be mailed directly to jobs@carbonwa.org.

Other Climate News

CarbonWA supporter Steve Verhey is challenging incumbent Alex Ybarra for state Representative in the 13th LD (Kittitas County). We appreciated Ybarra’s interest in climate and clean energy last session, and Steve is doing a great job making climate an issue in the race.

Additional climate stories below:

As always, your donations power our progress — and we spend every penny carefully. Thanks so much for your support.

Onward!

From the whole Carbon Washington team