Activist Alert 12-3-2015

The challenges facing bees is the topic at City Club of Eugene at noon Friday, Dec. 4, at the Downtown Athletic Club. Speakers include Ramesh Sagili of OSU, Aimee Code of the Xerces Society for Invetebrate Conservation, and Jen Hornaday of Healthy Bees = Healthy Gardens. $5 for non-members. The following week, Dec. 11, City Club will hold its annual “Gifts to the City” program with various speakers. See

• The documentary The Business of Amateurs dealing with the rights of student athletes will be shown at 6 pm Friday, Dec. 5, at Learning Innovation Center 128 on the OSU campus in Corvallis. Writer and director Steven Christian, a former OSU football player, will be on a panel after the showing, along with other speakers and representatives from the OSU faculty. Free. Find a trailer of the film on YouTube.  

• Two vacancies are open on the committee advising Oregon Department of Forestry staff on forest operations, projects and activities. One vacancy represents the environmental community and the other represents non-motorized recreation. Deadline to apply is Dec. 9. Call Andy White at (503) 359-7496 or email

• Testimony on Jordan Cove Energy and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline projects has been extended until Dec. 21. See or mail comments to BLM Director (210), Attn: Protest Coordinator, P.O. Box 7183, Washington, D.C., 20024-1383.