Grassroots organizers created a “Thin Green Line” that stopped oil and coal export from our Pacific ports

My workshop in my series on “Nonviolent Grassroots Organizing” recognizes problems and helps people accomplish successes for a variety of issues (peace, environment, climate, human rights, economics, etc.)  We actually have accomplished MANY SUCCESSES in preventing oil export facilities and coal export facilities along our region’s Pacific coast. We worked at the grassroots for close to a decade and stopped nearly all of the proposals for exporting the U.S.’s coal and oil from ocean ports in Washington and Oregon.

The odds were decidedly against us when we started, but we organized in strategically smart, vigorous ways and defeated nearly all of the export proposals. This recent article discusses these victories:
https://nexusmedianews.com/the-making-of-the-thin-green-line-eb8211863a77

I am offering my workshops about “Nonviolent Grassroots Organizing” with a special emphasis on the climate – and also for people who want to increase their skills in organizing about ANY issue. The climate series is starting now. Please contact me if you’d like to participate.  I’m at (360) 491-9093 glenanderson@integra.net

 

 

 

About GlenAnderson 1506 Articles
Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org