CCL November Conference "Grit and Gratitude"
took place on Nov 13-14. See recordings here
Calling Campaign for a Carbon Price in the Reconciliation Bill
The House version of the Build Back Better reconciliation bill was passed today, 11/19/21, without a price on carbon. It now goes to the Senate, where support is still high for a carbon fee, so there is still hope! You can still contact your Senator--for instructions: cclusa.org/senate. Want to volunteer for the phonebank? cclusa.org/phonebank-signup.
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
Lakewood Farmers Market took place on August 20. See Photos
Fircrest FIRfest took place on November 6. See Photo
Monthly CO2 Average at Mauna Loa (Details)
October 2021: 413.93 ppm
October 2020: 411.51 ppm
Last updated: November 5, 2021
From the NYTimes (11/4/21) Film Club: "Greta Thunberg Has Given Up on Politicians"
From SciAm (10/27/21), There's Still Time to Fix Climate - About 11 Years
From Richard Heinberg of the Post Carbon Institute (9/17/21), The Only Long-Range Solution to Climate Change
A bipartisan Infrastructure Bill that includes funding aimed at addressing climate issues was signed into law by President Biden on 11/15/21. A budget reconciliation bill that could include more specific climate measures (including hopefully a carbon fee and dividend) has passed the House and is now in process in the Senate.
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.
Join CCL's Monthly Calling Campaign
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!