Raise Your Voice for the Environment!
You’ve studied the climate issues and you want to express your point of view. Now is an excellent time to let others know what you think about what is happening with climate action at the legislature, in the community, or in the wider world. Why not write a Letter to the Editor to the Olympian, the News Tribune, Seattle Times, Shelton-Mason County Journal, or the Chronicle? You will have between 200 and 1200 words to express your opinion (the “bigger” the paper, the fewer words you get!). It will require you to be focused and concise in your argument. Here is a site giving you some tips on writing an effective letter.
You can be the one to call people’s attention to a piece of pending legislation, a land-use change, a forgotten toxic site cleanup. You can comment on an earlier letter to the editor or a printed guest’s opinion that you think was biased or contained untruths. You will have to state your name and be ready for emails – sometimes not so polite, others encouraging. The time is right, what are you waiting for?
“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.