Two ways Providence* residents can support environmental justice!

*and the surrounding area–Rhode Island’s not that big!

On Thursday, September 27, 4-7pm, join No LNG in PVD in a public action at the site of National Grid’s proposed climate-warming, toxic, explosive liquid natural gas plant (the corner of Allens Ave and Terminal Rd). Now that we know Gina Raimondo will be the Democratic candidate for governor, let’s enlist other RI residents in pushing her to stop the LNG plant on the Southside.

On Friday, September 28, 7-9pm, come to a poetry and performance fundraiser for No LNG in PVD. Help us pay neighborhood organizers and hold community info sessions to fight the above-mentioned natural gas plant. $10-25, no one turned away for lack of funds. Features the great Sussy Santana; click through for the full, fantastic list of performers, including me!

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Climate Anxiety Counseling TODAY, Sankofa World Market/Knight Memorial Library, 3-5pm

This time for real! (Sorry I bailed last week. I was stressed and it was raining. I know those aren’t great reasons.)

I’ll be at the Sankofa World Market, outside the Knight Memorial Library (275 Elmwood Ave), from 3-5pm today. It’s a short shift because I have work on one end and a meeting on the other, but I will be there! Bring me your climate anxieties and other anxieties, buy some vegetables, listen to some live music, be with people.

This is not a Rhode Island organism (although as of a couple of years ago there was one on Block Island?!) but here is a camel embroidered by my grandfather at the socialist/anarchist/??? commune where he grew up in Westchester County, NY.

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The world is full of beauty.

Speak up for climate justice and utility justice on 9/7 and 9/8

Tonight (9/7), tell Governor Raimondo that Rhode Islanders need her to publicly oppose the LNG plant proposed for the Southside of Providence and the fossil fuel power plant proposed for Burrillville. 5:30-7:30pm at Troop (60 Valley St) in Providence.

Tomorrow (9/8), join the Rhode Island incarnation of Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice, a series of public actions happening around the world. 6pm: meet at the Roger Williams Memorial (282 North Main St in Providence) and walk together to Waterfire, which on this night is sponsored by polluter and utility monopolizer National Grid. For this reason, this action is in tandem with the George Wiley Center’s action for utility justice, which runs 5:30-8pm and starts at Memorial Park (13 South Main St in Providence).

Climate Anxiety Counseling TOMORROW, 9/7, in Armory Park, 4-6:30pm!

Come share your climate anxieties with me tomorrow in Armory Park, on the Parade St. side (in Providence), 4-6:30pm. Spanish-English interpretation provided by Eveling Vasquez. This isn’t associated with any particular event–I’m just showing up, and you can show up too.

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[Drawing of a beewolf wasp, Philanthus gibbosus.]

The extended warm weather seems to makes the wasps live longer and get grouchier.