Tree Hugger’s Corner A guide for those who want to get out there and take action on behalf of the environment and social justice.


Upcoming events:

Sunday, July 1, 1:30-4 p.m.
Solidarity Day at
Northwest Detention Center

Northwest Detention Center, 1623 E. J St., Tacoma, Wash., 98421
Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen another round of inhuman policy decisions out of Washington, D.C. and community resistance has been fierce. On June 5, activists from Northwest Detention Center Resistance shut down the street outside ICE’s local headquarters. On June 9, activists from NWDC Resistance gathered outside the Sea-Tac Detention Center to demand the release of 200 mothers who were separated from their children at the border. And on July 1, NWDC Resistance will be back at Tacoma’s immigration prison, where 1,575 people are still caged while they await deportation hearings. Join NWDC Resistance from 1:30-4 p.m. outside the Northwest Detention Center to show solidarity with those in detention, support for families visiting their loved ones and resistance to the oppressive immigration/prison system.
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Thursday, July 12, 6 p.m.
Green Drinks with EarthCorps
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave., Tacoma, Wash., 98402

Tacoma Green Drinks is an easy and fun environmental networking organization dedicated to unifying the sustainable community. Green Drinks has a lively mixture of people from nonprofits, businesses, government and all other environmentally minded fun folk. Come along and you’ll be made welcome. Just say, “Are you green?” and we will look after you and introduce you to whoever is there. It’s a great way of catching up with people you know and also for making new contacts. Everyone invites someone else along, so there’s always a different crowd, making Green Drinks an organic, self-organizing network.
These events are very simple and unstructured, but many people have found employment, made friends, developed new ideas, done deals and had moments of serendipity. It’s a force for the good, join in.

Saturday, July 28, 9 a.m. to noon
Ft. Steilacoom Park Work Party
Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave. SW, Lakewood, Wash., 98498

Volunteers meet at Fort Steilacoom Park the fourth Saturday of every month to take care of their local park and they’d love to have you join them to help out and make new friends.
As you walk through the park, you may notice that destructive plants are taking over many areas. Scotch broom, English ivy, and Himalayan blackberry are the main culprits, but other invasive plants are also gaining a foothold. Left unchecked, these plants will steadily crowd out or smother our wonderful native plants. They will destroy the habitat that our local birds, butterflies, bees and other beneficial pollinators, and small woodland animals rely on.
You can change this. Join us to help eradicate these invasive plants and replace them with native plants. We meet monthly on the fourth Saturday of every month, and would welcome your help whenever you are available.


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