Climate Connection, historic home | Letters

Nov 29, 2017

Thankful for new website: Edmonds Climate Connection

Our community enjoys a picturesque landscape, a multitude of concerned and involved citizens and elected leadership that prioritizes our environment and recognizes climate change is our challenge.

To add to these resources, a website has been launched: edmondsclimateconnection.com.

It has information about our youth involvement in activities to sustain our environment, community events to inform and involve us, updates on the trains carrying oil, coal and gas along our waterfront, successes in stopping export terminals intended to bring more fossil fuels through our state, and a gallery of related photos and significant national studies pertinent to climate change.

Most recently, Washington and Oregon have joined the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation, working to establish clean power, energy efficiency and carbon pricing.

This effort is tied with Canada and Mexico, combining our forces to protect our planet.

None of us can do it all, but each can contribute, and this local website is a place to begin. Volunteers developed the site to promote transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, thus slowing global warming and destructive climate change and helping our community to be part of the solution.

There is much for which to be grateful for living in the Pacific Northwest, and this web resource only adds to our ability to be informed and connected, a gift that keeps on giving.

Dianna Maish
Edmonds

 

Raetzloff's Caspers Street home article a hit

I enjoyed Tim Raetzloff’s article on the kit home on Caspers Street (“209 Caspers approved for Edmonds Historic Register,” Oct. 26).

My folks moved to Edmonds in 1942 when I was 8. I can remember the city of Edmonds sign at the city limits at Pine Street, when the population was 1,200. So I have a lot of Edmonds history – I used to play with the kids who lived at that Caspers Street home – the Randall home.

When I was going to school, we lived at 210 Sunset Ave. Our neighbor to the north was Gunnard Swanson. I remember him telling me his home was a kit home. His son Laddy still lives in that home. Also, another Swanson lives in a kit home, I believe between Main and Dayton, on the west side.

The Historic Preservation Committee does a great job, and is very important to Edmonds’ history.

Larry Naughten
Former Edmonds mayor
Las Vegas

 

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