Welcome to the 43rd LD Environmental Caucus
We are a volunteer organization.
Our mission: To promote the protection of threatened natural resources – in particular the climate – vital for healthy communities, a healthy ecosystem and a sustainable economy in Washington.
To forward our mission we promote policies, legislation, platforms, positions, resolutions and endorsements within the 43rd District Democrats. We also partner with other organizations who share our values and goals.
our work on climate is guided by these points:
- Policy must be rooted in principles of equity and climate justice.
- Greenhouse gas emissions must start dropping now to reach the needed reduction target of 45% by 2030.
- We need bold policy for the built environment, energy production and transportation.
- We must oppose new fossil fuel infrastructure and keep fossil fuels in the ground.
At our June meeting, Jeff Berner gave a talk on Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth, a new theory of economics that takes into account the balance between having enough for humans to live well vs staying within our ecological limits. This is in contrast to more traditional growth-based economics that measure success by GDP. This … Continue reading Doughnut Economics
The Caucus met on May 3 and heard presentations from Gordon Padelford of Seattle Neighborhood Greenways and Ben Broesamle of Seattle Subway on the spending plan for Seattle’s car tab revenue. Gordon’s talk compared the Seattle Department of Transportation’s plan to the recent plan advanced by Alex Pedersen, chair of the City Council’s Transportation Committee. … Continue reading Seattle Car Tabs Spending Plan
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