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Interviews with the Four Candidates for Tacoma Port Commissioner,
from CCL Tacoma's monthly meeting, 9/22
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The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act
   
was re-introduced as HR 2307 on April 1, 2021 by House Rep. Ted Deutch. To get current co-sponsor totals, click here

CCL November Conference "Grit and Gratitude"

Saturday Nov 13, 10am-2pm and Sunday Nov 14, 10am

Online event, register here

Keynote speaker Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

Calling Campaign for a Carbon Price in the Reconciliation Bill  

The CCL Senate, House, and Biden-calling campaigns far exceeded their goals!  Calls asking for a price on carbon (and dividend) have been flooding DC offices over the last months. Thanks to all who participated.  The signs continue to be positive.  With a new reconciliation bill vote goal of October 31st, there's still time to keep up the effort! For instructions:  cclusa.org/house or cclusa.org/senate. Want to volunteer for the phonebank?  cclusa.org/phonebank-signup

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See John Doherty's Talk 

Given at the Climate Action Day in Bremerton, WA on 9/25/2021

Looking for inspiration?

 

Visit our new Climate ARTivism page and explore the lively scene from murals to poetry to music! 

Back to the Table

CCL tablers pass out information, attract kids with activities, chat, provide sign-ups and petitions. It’s a great way to get started as a CCL volunteer. Join the fun! Contact Linda Cohan for more information.

The
Tacoma Ocean Fest took place on June 6.  See Photos

Climate Justice Festival took place on August 1.  See Photos

Lakewood Farmers Market took place on August 20.  See Photos

The Steilacoom Drive Electric Event took place on September 11. See Photos

Fircrest FIRfest, November 6, 10 am-12pm, at Fircrest Park.

Monthly CO2 Average at Mauna Loa  (Details)

September 2021:  413.30 ppm

September 2020:  411.52 ppm

Last updated: October 5, 2021

Climate News

From SciAm (10/1/21), Massively Reducing Food Waste Could Feed the World

From Inside Climate News (4/17/21), Ecocide: Should Destruction of the Planet Be a Crime?

From Richard Heinberg of the Post Carbon Institute (9/17/21), The Only Long-Range Solution to Climate Change

From Vox (9/12/21), How to end the American obsession with driving

Legislative Update

Federal

A bipartisan Infrastructure Bill that includes funding aimed at addressing climate issues passed the Senate on August 10th.  A budget reconciliation bill that could include more specific climate measures (including hopefully a carbon fee and dividend) is now in process.

State

Olympia had a truly historic legislative session for climate bills! The Clean Fuel Standard (HB1091) and the Climate Commitment Act (SB5126) both passed, among others. You can continue to enter your support for climate bills at the WA State Legislative Website, public testimony.  

 
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Upcoming Chapter Events
  • Chapter Meeting
    ZOOM
    Oct 27, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    ZOOM
    Program: Dr.John Perona, CCL Portland, on his new book "From Knowledge to Power: The Comprehensive Handbook for Climate Science and Advocacy"
  • Study (formerly Book) Group Meeting
    ZOOM
    Nov 03, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
    ZOOM
    Share an article of interest--(emailing a link beforehand would be useful). Contact suelepore53@gmail.com with questions.
Join CCL's Monthly Calling Campaign
 

As empowered citizens, reaching out to our Senators and Representatives is the beginning of building the political will for the climate solutions we all need. Call, write or text today.

In fact, you can become a 5-minute climate activist by joining our CCL Monthly Calling Campaign to call our Members of Congress.  Sign up at CCL National.  You'll be sent a reminder, contact info, and are given an optional script.  It's easy!

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