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Who We Are


Whidbey Climate ACTION was founded to promote community and sustainability in the the fight against climate change. The group grew out of the work of the Langley City Council's Climate Crisis Action Committee, a citizen's board that advised and proposed projects for the council's declared Climate Emergency  (Resolution 818, June 2021). There is now a separate Climate Crisis Action Commission that works on climate policy for the city.

We work with our Whidbey Island neighbors, to promote, finance and implement rapid, just, and measurable actions and advocacy that fully meet the scale and urgency of the climate crisis. WCA pursues four strategies to achieve our vision:

  • REDUCE: Transition away from fossil fuels

  • ADAPT & MITIGATE: Restore and regenerate ecosystems to boost community resilience

  • TALK: Engage all of us through education and conversation

  • ADVOCATE: Advocate for climate policies at the county, state, and national level


Meeting locations and dates are listed on the Meetings page. We invite members of the public to join our meetings, and more importantly, to join our actions as we work together to address the climate crisis. 


  • Ever increasing inequality. Inequality drives injustice and climate change as the globally wealthy contribute the most to GHG emissions and climate change impacts historically oppressed BIPOC and colonized Global South communities disproportionately. Richest 10% contribute 50% of the emissions.

  • Fossil-fuel driven chaotic climate. Longer droughts and heavier rainfall lower water supplies and crop yields across the globe. e.g. Somalia, Italy, Midwest, Texas.

  • Biodiversity loss. Monocrops, pesticides, herbicides, deforestation for ag and livestock grazing, ocean acidification, and plastics are driving insect and animal population declines and extinctions, destroying the foundations of all life.

  • Depleting planetary resources. Our extract-build-dispose consumer culture is based on the exploitation of limited, valuable resources. Oil is depleting rapidly. There is not enough copper ore to rebuild electrical systems for renewable energy transition.

  • Unsupportable human consumption. The Green Revolution (via colonization) supporting explosive growth was based on fossil-fuel produced nitrogen fertilizers propping up vanishing topsoils. 1.8 Earths are needed to support human civilization.

  • Local sea level rise. With possible sea level rises of 12 inches by 2050 and over 4 ft by 2100, many Whidbey homes and properties will be impacted.

  • Forest fires and smoke.  Air quality measures will continue to degrade from expanding Northwest fires which are promoted by increased temperatures and drought conditions associated with climate change.

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Local Partner Groups

Citizens' Climate Lobby

Whidbey Island chapter working together to get climate laws passed.

Climate Crisis Action Commission

Langley City Council advisory commission on the climate crisis.

Greening Congregations Collaborative

Open affiliation of Whidbey Island faith communities who work together on behalf of Earth, our Common Home.

Kicking Gas

Kicking Gas helps residents of South Whidbey migrate from oil, propane, or wood to electric.

Organic Farm School

Training new farmers focused on ecological, economic, and social regeneration.

Pacific Rim Institute

Equip people and communities to live sustainably and care for creation.

United Student Leaders (USL)

Whidbey Island student climate activist group.

Whidbey Environmental Action Network (WEAN)

Restoration and preservation of the native biological diversity of Whidbey Island.


rePurpose works to educate the public, advance policy changes, and engage in community actions to move our community toward zero waste.


Discussed climate legislation with District 10 representative Clyde Shavers.
108kW of solar panels installed on SW Elementary School from our grant!
Won grants to study solar + batteries at the Pacific Rim Institute, Langley City Hall and Library.
Produced "Whidbey's Water Future" conference to examine water in the face of climate change.
Wrote $87K grant “Microloans for Microgrids” in Langley.
Created Whidbey Climate Fund for funding local carbon-reducing projects.
Worked on feasibility grant with Pacific Rim Institute for solar and battery at their facility.
Initiated Langley City Council support for 65-car parking facility near the Mukilteo ferry dock.
Collaborated with Langley Parks & Open Space Commission on tree protection.
Produced "How to Talk About Climate" webinar with communications professional.
Supported grant for $1M for "Kicking Gas": 100 home heat pumps.
Supported USL's advocacy for Island County to declare a Climate Emergency.
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