Louise Stonington, Coordinator, Washington State Citizens Climate Lobby, “Carbon Dividends, a Free Market Proposal”
Louise Stonington is the Washington State Coordinator for Citizens Climate Lobby, a fast-growing, non-partisan, grass-roots organization that supports community education on energy policy and climate science. Members advocate for a national carbon fee and dividend which has been shown to increase employment, entrepreneurial opportunities, and growth in GDP. There is growing support for carbon pricing, including three former Treasury Secretaries, George Shultz, Henry Paulson, and Lawrence Summers.
WEEKLY BULLETIN HIGHLIGHTS
Annual Crystal Mountain Ski Fellowship, March 10-11
A BRC perennial favorite! Leave Tuesday afternoon, return Wednesday.
Rotary First Harvest Work Party, April 11
From 8:30-11:00AM (new time), Northwest Harvest Warehouse, Kent.
BRC Book Group Discussion, April 15
BOOK: Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher by local author Timothy Egan
CURRENT BELLEVUE ROTARY PROJECTS
Inspiration Playground in the News
Rotary hits funding milestone for Inspiration Playground
by BRANDON MACZ, Bellevue Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 9, 2014 at 5:54PM
Washington Rep. Cyrus Habib lost his sight when he was eight years old while attending Somerset Elementary in Bellevue. As a child, he said he wanted to play on the jungle gym as much as any 8-year-old.
“They kept me by the side of the school with the recess lady and the teachers while the rest of the kids played,” he said during Tuesday’s Rotary Club of Bellevue luncheon. Habib’s mom took him to the principal, where she told the administrator she would teach him how to navigate the playground. “She said, ‘I can fix a broken arm. I can never fix a broken spirit.’”
Inspiration Playground PLAY FOR ALL Campaign
The Rotary Club of Bellevue has partnered with the City of Bellevue to help fund and build a truly inclusive outdoor play environment at the Bellevue Downtown Park. The Inspiration Playground is envisioned as a destination recreational resource for Bellevue, the greater Eastside and all of King County. It will have a universally accessible design and feature sensory-rich play experiences and equipment suitable for all ages and abilities. The play spaces will accommodate the needs of all children — those who are typically developing, as well as those with physical, cognitive, or sensory disabilities.