The official launch of Cortes CPR (Climate Plan for Resilience) took place just days ago. (They were talking about it last January.)
“We’ve put out our new Facebook page and an introductory letter to the community in the Tideline. We’re really trying to get the ball going because we’ve done a lot of preliminary research and organizing behind the scenes, but now we want to get it out that we are working on this plan,” said spokesperson Ashley Zarbatany.
“We’re looking to partner with different organizations. We’re going to be reaching out to stakeholders and rights holders and we are also looking for volunteers for our data collections team.”
Continue reading The launch of Cortes CPR (Climate Plan for Resilience)
Continue reading Folk U: Fish farms & Seaweed production
In partnership with Cortes Community Radio & Cortes Currents, Folk U presented Cortes Island’s first reporter roundtable on Feb 21, 2021: fish farms & seaweed production.
the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Ashley Zarbatany has been an environmental organizer for the last 11 years. Now, as she spearheads a climate action plan for her community on Cortes Island, it’s innovative ideas like kelp farming that inspire her work.
Continue reading Climate solution: kelp farming on Cortes Island
“What exactly do we need to do as a community to survive, and thrive, through what is coming. Through the climate crisis; through climate breakdown; to mitigate as much as possible so that we can forego the extreme worst case scenarios and avoid them,” said Ashley Zarbatany.
Continue reading A Climate Action Plan for Cortes Island