Our monthly meetings are every second Saturday at 10:00am near 85th and Greenwood in north Seattle.
You are also welcome to come before the call-in starts, for an optional 9:30 potluck breakfast that precedes the call-in. After the call-in, from 11-12 noon, we debate, discuss, role model, and make plans for action. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for exact street address of the meeting. If you can’t make it to the meeting, you can still get the guest speaker’s talk by listening/downloading it from our podcasting channel or from our space on iTunes.
The next Monthly Meeting will be Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
The guest speaker on the national call will be Devashree Saha of the Brookings Institution.
Devashree Saha will discuss the decoupling of decarbonization and the economy, and how carbon emissions are declining despite a growing economy. She is a senior policy associate and associate fellow at the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program. Her research primarily focuses on the intersection of clean energy and economic development policy, including the transition to a clean energy economy.
Prior to joining Brookings, Saha worked at the National Governors Association where her work spanned clean energy, transportation and land use planning issues. She holds a Ph.D. in public policy from the University of Texas at Austin.
We hold a letter-writing session most 3rd Saturdays at 10am!
The next one is 10am Saturday Nov. 19th, at the Couth Buzzard book store and cafe between 83rd and 84th streets on Greenwood Ave N. Questions: email email@example.com
The Citizens Climate Lobby Pacific Northwest Regional Conference will take place on March 4 and 5 at University Christian Church, 4731 15th Ave. NE, Seattle, in the University District. See the PDF document for more information.
North Seattle CCL leader Anne Engstrom received the email below from Rep. Reichert on Feb 9th. In it he states:
“I Co-Chair the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus and National Park Caucus, and I have joined the bipartisan [House] Climate Solutions Caucus [editor emphasis] and the Republican Energy, Innovation and Environmental Working Group because I firmly believe that bipartisan, Congressional action is required to protect our environment. We must come together to find ways to responsibly and effectively manage our natural resources.”
What you can do
Thank Dave Reichert (for this and his other bi-partisan work) :
- Send an email or call his office: If you are in the 8th congressional district of WA state, go to https://reichert.house.gov/contact-me/email-me to email a thanks, or phone his Washington DC office at (202) 225-7761.
- Thank him via social media: Twitter (www.twitter.com/davereichert), Facebook (www.facebook.com/repdavereichert) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/repdavereichert) and Instagram (http://instagram.com/repdavereichert).
- Go to the press: write a letter to the editor. You can hang it off an article in the Feb. 10 Seattle Times about Reichert’s bipartisanship on another issue (immigration) 3 House members from Washington sign on to extend ‘Dreamer’ protections
- Use David Chapin’s helpful links for writing Letters to the Editor – to send a letter to the Seattle Times, click here for a form or send directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Remember to reference the article you are responding to – title, location in paper, date. Also include your name, address, phone, and email.
- Seattle Times’ guidelines for writing letters to the editor will greatly increase your chances of getting published.
- CCL’s webpage on “Writing effective letters to the editor”. (If you haven’t already done so, you need to join CCL Community to get access to that webpage.)
January Monthly Meeting, Sat, Jan. 14, 2017
at 10:00 a.m. Pacific, 9:30 Breakfast potluck
Yoram Bauman, founder of Carbon Washington
At COP22: Carbon pricing, citizen engagement can make low-carbon transition irreversible – Citizens’ Climate Lobby
Citizens’ Climate Global Strategy Director Joseph Robertson at a press conference at COP22.
Our November 12, 2016 guest: Dr. Katharine Hayhoe
Following a very stressful election season, we thought it would be good to hear the calm and reassuring voice of our favorite climate change communicator, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe. Dr. Hayhoe recently gave CCL a big shoutout at the South by South Lawn climate change discussion at the White House with President Obama and actor Leonardo DiCaprio. In addition, she just launched a series of short videos on climate change, “Global Weirding.”
The conversation she held via Skype with CCL members all over the US is here:
On Oct. 4, 2016, we held a
Seattle Citizens’ Climate Lobby and Cascadia Climate Action put on a Forum to hear Rep. Brady Walkinshaw and Senator Pramila Jayapal speak about Climate and the Environment. We had an excellent turnout of around 100 people at the Peddler’s Brewery. Both candidates had a terrific understanding of the climate crisis with the exception of the moderator, Lynda Mapes from the Seattle Times question about dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Both have a plan for the Climate Crisis. Rep. Walkinshaw’s priority is the effects of climate on agriculture and our food system. He supports the Revenue Neutral Carbon Tax initiative I-732 and he signed an endorsement for Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s National proposal of a Carbon Fee and Dividend. Senator Jayapal’ priority is Social Justice issues , in which she has excellent experience. She also supports the Climate Justice proposal of Cap and Trade, because she believes that collecting the money, rather than giving it back to citizens, can be put to better use to help vulnerable communities, and to have focused research and development. Both Candidates support progressive issues and we are lucky to have such a choice for our Congressional District #7.
At our October 2016 meeting, our guest speaker for the 10-11am call-in was:
Linguistics expert George Lakoff, author of “Don’t Think of an Elephant,” “The Political Mind,” and many more books examining the power of language. He shared his recent work on the distinction between direct causation and systemic causation, which is the frame through which climate change can be better comprehended. Mr. Lakoff is recently retired from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics. Watch the recording of his conversation.
At our Sept. 2016 meeting: Our guest speaker for the 10-11am call-in was former US Representative and strong climate change mitigation advocate Bob Inglis of South Carolina.
Our Sept. guest speaker, former Rep. Inglis, is now the Executive Director of the Energy and Enterprise Initiative based at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.
Mr. Inglis founded and launched the national, grassroots organization on July 10, 2012. Under his leadership, E&EI advocates conservative alternatives to big-government mandates and fickle tax incentives. E&EI maintains that the accountability of a “true cost” comparison between competing fuels will drive innovation and economic growth. As an optimistic conservative, Mr. Inglis launched E&EI to apply a “can-do” American spirit to the challenges at hand.
Before starting E&EI, Mr. Inglis represented South Carolina’s Fourth Congressional District (Greenville, Spartanburg, Union counties) for 12 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. Mr. Inglis was first elected to Congress in 1992, having never run for public office. He spent six years in the U.S. House (1993-98) and kept a campaign commitment to serve just three terms. In 1998, he unsuccessfully challenged Democratic U.S. Senator Fritz Hollings.
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Citizens’ Climate Lobby is…
A national, non-partisan, grassroots organization committed to creating the political will for a stable climate.
Volunteer driven, with approximately 4,000 volunteers in 46 states.
Actively advocating for a national, revenue neutral carbon tax: CCL volunteers meet directly with congressional offices, editorial boards, and community leaders, and publish hundreds of letters to the editor each year.
Fun! The Seattle chapter’s monthly meetings include a potluck breakfast and time to socialize, discuss climate change issues, and plan for legislative and community action.