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

Calling Campaign for a Carbon Price in the Reconciliation Bill  

The House version of the Build Back Better reconciliation bill was passed on 11/19/21 but without a price on carbon.  The Senate will vote on a revised version later this year. You can still help by contacting your Senator.  For instructions see cclusa.org/senate. Want to volunteer for the phonebank?  cclusa.org/phonebank-signup.

"Fight Mean, Go Green" Campaign 

Because of the war in Europe, the President is under extra pressure to increase the use of fossil fuels.  Stand up to Putin and support Ukraine!  Contact Biden, "let him know that Americans support moving to clean energy."

Read the U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis  action plan, "Solving the Climate Crisis."  
"Invest in Our Planet"
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CCL Tacoma is now on Twitter (@CCLTacoma) and Instagram (ccl_tacoma) Visit us soon! 

Local Efforts 

"From the Snake River to Salish Sea" Spirit of the Waters  

Totem Journey sponsored by Se'Si'Le

Friday, May 20, 6-8 pm

 St. Leo's Parish, 710 S 13th St.

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 about climate action, provide sign-ups and petitions. It’s a great way to get started as a CCL volunteer. Join the fun! Contact Linda Cohan to sign up.

Upcoming Events:

Tacoma Ocean Fest, Sunday, June 12 from 10am-5 pm, Foss Waterway Seaport, 

Past Events 2022:

"Watts Up!" Solar Project Ribbon-cutting and Sustainability Fair

at Hilltop Heritage Middle School took place on Friday, April 22.

South Sound Sustainability Expo took place on Saturday, April 16. See Photos

Branching Out

Planting trees supports climate resilience and equity. A group from CCL Tacoma is supporting the Tacoma Tree Foundation's many tree-planting projects. Join us! Contact Mary Forman

Past Events

Tree Giveaway and Planting at the Homeownership Center in Hilltop took place on February 19.  See Photo

Swan Creek Park, took place on March 19. 100 Western redcedars were planted in partnership with Forest Health Watch, Metroparks Tacoma, and WSU. 

 
Monthly CO2 Average at Mauna Loa  (Details)

April 2022:  420.23 ppm

April 2021:  419.05 ppm

Last updated: May 5, 2022

 
Climate News
 
Legislative Update

Federal

A bipartisan Infrastructure Bill that includes major funding aimed at addressing climate issues in many ways was signed into law by President Biden on 11/15/21.  

The Build Back Better budget reconciliation bill passed the House and is now in process in the Senate, but has no fee on carbon as yet.  As new CCL President Madeleine Para said, "No matter what, this one particular bill is not the end for action on climate.  It is part of an ongoing effort to enact policies that will ensure we return to a healthy climate."

State

The 2022 short session closed on March 10.  Our 27th district representative Jake Fey helped craft  MoveAheadWashingtonthe largest and most environmentally sustainable transportation package in state history!

For future reference, you can enter your support for climate bills at the WA State Legislative Website, public testimony.  

 
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Upcoming Chapter Events
  • May 25, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
    ZOOM
    Program--Dana Coggon, Executive Director of the Pierce Conservation District, on their climate resiliency efforts
  • Jun 07, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT
    ZOOM
    Share an article of interest--(please email a link beforehand). 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!