from Sierra Club volunteer Lon Ottersby
The Sierra Club’s Marys Peak Group (Corvallis/Salem area) educated the public about Beyond Coal, the dangers of LNG, successes with marine reserves, and the Ban the Bag campaign at the Blue Ocean Symposium on February 18 amd 19. The Symposium was held at Oregon State University and featured nationally recognized authors, scholars and scientists exploring the state of the world’s oceans through science, the arts and ethics. Commercial fishing folks from the Oregon’s coast joined with us in sharing a vision for “350” or less. As of yesterday the CO2 content of our atmosphere was 391 parts per million and the ph level in the near ocean shore was 7.5. The critters and plants that feed the rest of us are melting in the acid soup we call our ocean.
The Marys Peak Group will have their table out again this Friday, February 25 at the Eco-film festival in Downtown Corvallis (223 SW 2nd St, Odd Fellows Hall). The films will begin at 7:30pm, however the doors will open at 7:00pm and we welcome you to come early to meet to meet local businesses and organizations who are dedicated to sustainability! Click here for more information about the event.