The second annual Trudy Sundberg Lecture Series was great


We would like to extend our gratitude to all those who made the recent second annual Trudy Sundberg Lecture Series, “Climate Action: What Now? Reports from the Front Lines,” an outstanding success. Two generations of climate justice activists, 16-year-old Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, youth director of Earth Guardians and hip hop artist from Boulder, Colorado, and KC Golden, Board chair at and senior policy adviser at Climate Solutions in Seattle, spoke with a message of hope and inspiration to full houses at the Coupeville High School Performing Arts Center and the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley. In addition, 600 teens from several Puget Sound school districts, including Bellingham, packed the South Whidbey High School auditorium to hear a special presentation by Xiuhtezcatl.

Special thanks go out to our generous sponsors for this event: Whidbey Sun and Wind, Windermere Real Estate South Whidbey, the Tulalip Tribes, Humanities Washington, the Whidbey Weekly, the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation, and our individual donors from Whidbey Island. We also appreciate the excellent pre-event news coverage provided by the Whidbey News Times and the South Whidbey Record.

A video of the presentation at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts will soon be available on the Sno-Isle Libraries website.

The Trudy Sundberg Lecture Series is sponsored by the Trudy Sundberg Memorial Fund administered by the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation. It commemorates an outstanding Oak Harbor high school educator and community leader. Each year members of the planning committee work to bring an accomplished individual to Whidbey Island — someone who will inspire, educate and motivate Whidbey audiences on topics of community interest. For details about the lecture series or the memorial fund, visit


Trudy Sundberg Lecture Series Planning Committee chairman