We Questioned Climate Chaos With Other Fans of Ninkasi

"Maladjusted to Climate Crisis" reads our sign that we all posed behind on 20 November 2015 at Ninkasi Brewery, Eugene with many other fans.

“Maladjusted to Climate Crisis” reads our sign that we all posed behind on 20 November 2015 at Ninkasi Brewery, Eugene with many other fans.

Action: At the bottom of this entry, you will see a link for you to endorse this statement about climate chaos!

About 15 of us folks in the Eugene area who care about the climate crisis gathered together last night at the Tasting Room for Ninkasi Brewery. We signed a statement together and gave that to Ninkasi staff.

Why did we choose the site of a maker of micro-craft beer for this? It turns out that our best reason was because of a great coincidence, the Chief Financial Officer for Ninkasi, Nigel Francisco, will become the next elected Chair for the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce.

Below is the statement we all signed, as supporters of Ninkasi. We thanked them, and we asked for something more. After you read the declaration, we hope you will join us and endorse this online:

Statement to Ninkasi Brewery about climate crisis:

Thanks and there is more to do!

Thanks for your great craft beer!

Thanks for your public principles in support of the environment!

Thanks for your community involvement!

And there is more we need to ask you to do:

Your Chief Financial Officer Nigel Francisco, will soon become the elected chair of the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce. For more than five years the well-respected anti global warming group 350.org has had a campaign to ask local chambers to say that the US Chamber does not speak for them, because they are one of the main groups to block progress for climate justice.

Unfortunately, despite many messages, peaceful protest, letters, newspaper articles etc., the Eugene Area Chamber has refused to publicly say anything about the emergency of human caused climate crisis.

We the undersigned ask you to speak out and request that the Eugene Area Chamber say that the US Chamber does not speak for us! The climate crisis is one of the biggest challenges ever faced by humanity. It is urgent that we all take action, now!

For more info about this please see this news release:

http://138.68.254.83/mental-health-climate-beer-eugene

Easy, Free Action You Can Take Now!

Please sign the statement above via this free change.org page:

https://www.change.org/p/nigel-francisco-of-ninkasi-brewery-ninkasi-please-say-the-us-chamber-does-not-speak-for-us-about-climate-change

 

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Climate Chaos & Drinking Craft Beer in Eugene

News Release – 17 November 2015

Eugene Activists Visit Brewery To Ask Ninkasi to Say: “The US Chamber does not speak for us about the climate crisis!”

Chief Financial Officer of Ninkasi Brewery Will be Next Elected Chair of the Local Chamber of Commerce

Nigel Francisco, Chief Financial Officer for Ninkasi Brewery, and Next Chair of Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce (photo credit: ShelterCare)

Nigel Francisco, Chief Financial Officer for Ninkasi Brewery, and Next Chair of Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce (photo credit: ShelterCare)

This Friday, 20 November 2015, at 5:00 PM, Eugenians concerned about the climate crisis will gather at Ninkasi Brewery Tasting Room at 272 Van Buren St. Activists will drink the craft beer, and speak about the way global warming impacts each of us locally.

For more than five years, the influential climate group 350.org, has had a campaign to ask local chambers to distance themselves from the US Chamber based in Washington DC. The national US Chamber has had a history of blocking progress on addressing the climate crisis.

Now, having this gathering at Ninkasi Brewery makes more sense than ever:

Nigel Francisco, the Chief Financial Officer for Ninkasi, will soon become the elected chair for Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce. Ninkasi has a history of endorsing and speaking up for environmental principles.

David Oaks, one of the activists who plans to visit the Ninkasi Tasting Room this Friday, said, “This event will be friendly and supportive of Ninkasi’s support for our environment. While this gathering is unofficial and not organized by Ninkasi, we sure hope that someone from their staff attends.”

For more information about this campaign and local activities, please see:

The campaign by 350.org to challenge the US Chamber: https://www.facebook.com/uschambertruth/

Background about local efforts to dialogue with the Eugene Chamber: http://138.68.254.83/normalgeddon

The environmental page by Ninkasi about their eco-values: http://www.ninkasibrewing.com/about/environment-sustainability.html

Website listing ways you can peacefully contact leaders of the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce: http://www.eugenechamber.com/contact/leadership.aspx

Details about visiting the Ninkasi Tasting Room this Friday, 20 November 2015, including a downloadable PDF poster: http://138.68.254.83/ninkasi-climate-justice

Facebook event listing about this Friday: https://www.facebook.com/events/1497719757222969/

 

 

 

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Taste of Climate Justice: Peaceful Action in Eugene, Oregon

You can download a PDF of the below news release here: ninkasi

When: Friday, 20 Nov. 2015 — 5:00 PM

Where: Ninkasi Tasting Room, 272 Van Buren St, Eugene, Ore.

ninkasiJoin us for an evening of beer tasting at one of the few local businesses in Eugene to respond to our raising concerns about the US Chamber of Commerce’s role in climate crisis. We recognize that Ninkasi is a staple in this community with the leverage to make change at a large scale. We hope that our presence will inspire them (and us all!) to take greater action.

Brief speakers will include Michael Carrigan (long-time justice activist), Ron Unger (mental health counselor), David Oaks (activist on human rights and climate madness), Michael Hejazi (mental health counselor).

This can be a great community building activity. Endorsed by MindFreedom Lane County and the International Association for the Advancement of Creative Maladjustment.

Please note that this event will be held at 272 Van Buren St, Ninkasi Tasting Room. This activity is informal, unofficial, and not part of Ninkasi itself. We are a peaceful and friendly gathering for nonviolent revolution to challenge climate chaos.

For more information, find this event on facebook by searching for “Taste of Climate Justice.”  You may email to davidwoaks@gmail.com

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