CoolMom Kicks Off 2011 With Movie “Food, Inc.”

West Seattle CoolMom has taken a slow start to the new year, but we are gaining momentum and are planning for 2011 to be our most active year yet!  If you were thinking you missed us in January, don’t fret – we took the month off, but we are back with a movie night to get rolling in February. See all the important details outlined below.

Business Items:

We have a new West Seattle coordinator – Emily Goldstein. She can be reached through this email address (ws.coolmom@gmail.com). She’d love to hear from you about ideas for monthly topics, guest speaker connections, help with monthly admin tasks for the West Seattle group, or to simply hear from other moms as equally concerned about climate change.

West Seattle CoolMom had changed its meeting schedule. We are now meeting on the SECOND Wednesday of the month. This will start with our next meeting which is scheduled to be Wednesday, February 9th at 7:00 pm. We will be meeting at Bridge Park to view the movie Food, Inc. We are going to spend the next couple of months focused on discussions of food and its impact on climate change. Please join us for this eye opening look at what is upside down in the way America’s food is produced. Bridge Park is located in the High Point neighborhood at 3204 SW Morgan Street. Light refreshments will be provided.

Announcements/Awareness:

http://www.coolmom.org/

Have you seen the new website? It is beautiful! Take a precious moment to visit and see all the valuable information residing there. Kudos to Terri Glaberson for all her hard work updating CoolMom’s cyber-image. It now looks like it’s actually cool to be a CoolMom. Here are a couple of important things to click on while exploring the new website:

  • No-idle Campaign – consider getting your child’s school involved with this pilot project
  • Lobby Day – Save the date for 2/15/11 to lobby your legislative representatives about environmental priorities.

Upcoming Dates:

February 19th

Sierra Club, CoolMom and other like-minded organizations will be hosting an Alki “Paint Past Coal” event Feb 19th, from 11 to 2pm. Fun for all folks, especially kiddos. There will be food, an art mural that attendees will help decorate, and music. The art mural will be taken to Sharon Nelson (State Senator – 34th District) asking her to be a strong leader in helping to take action on the TransAlta coal fired energy plant located in Centralia, WA. The plant itself makes up %10 of Washington’s Green House Gas (GHG) emissions, not to mention the toxic spew polluting our air and water. More details to follow. To get more information about coal free Washington visit the Sierra club site here http://www.sierraclub.org/coal/wa/.

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