Concert: Teamsters and Turtles tour make Sequim stop

Donations for concert support Olympic Climate Action group

Olympic Climate Action benefit concert

When: 7 p.m., Monday, July 6

Where: Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 73 Howe Road

Cost: Admission by donation

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Two iconic voices long heard singing on social justice, environmental, political and labor issues are coming to Agnew while touring through Washington and Oregon.

Anne Feeney, a political and labor rights singer, and Dana Lyons, known for his lyrics centered on the environment, have joined for their tour “Teamsters and Turtles: Together at Last.”

On Monday, July 6, Feeney and Lyons are making their Olympic Peninsula performance aimed at benefiting Olympic Climate Action.

“The environmental movement doesn’t have to be at odds with industry,” Bob Sextro, Olympic Climate Action member, said. “The concert allows us to get this message out in a fun and interesting way.”

Olympic Climate Action is a group of citizens with a shared concern of climate change. Members seek “a safe, prosperous, sustainable future for residents of the Olympic Peninsula by addressing the threat of climate change,” according to the group’s website.

To help move toward their mission, members of Olympic Climate Action stay involved with climate- centric efforts on both a state and local level, Sextro explained.

For example, some Olympic Climate Action members are engaged with a petition drive to support state Initiative 732 that would implement a tax on carbon pollution.

More locally, members are involved with a collaborative project to develop a Climate Preparedness Plan for the North Olympic Peninsula utilizing a grant from Washington Departments of Commerce and Ecology.

The plan is anticipated to provide information to shape future planning and assist in both identifying and providing a better understanding of local vulnerabilities and risks associated with climate change.

Olympic Climate Action represents about 500 residents and involvement continues to grow, but the “challenge is getting people that are skeptical to take a second and third look at climate change,” Sextro said.

“The concert is a different way to engage people and provide new information,” he said. “We support continued job growth and industry success, but we also support a clean environment.”

To see Feeney and Lyons perform is by donation. All proceeds collected will help with operating costs associated with Olympic Climate Action, such as printing fliers for public outreach and tabling events, Sextro said.