CCL Weekly Briefing: Celebrate Earth Day With CCL!
April 20, 2022
Earth Day is this Friday, April 22. With so much attention on climate and environmental issues, it’s a great time to raise awareness in your community about climate solutions. Here are a couple of activities that you can do with your CCL chapter in the coming days:
• Set up a CCL table or grab a clipboard and talk to people at a local Earth Day event.
• Organize a presentation for a local club, group or school about climate policy and CCL’s work.
• Submit CCL’s Earth Day op-ed to your local newspaper. The piece is available in both English and Spanish.
And here are some actions you can take on your own, as your schedule allows:
• Send a message to President Biden and your members of Congress, letting them know you support a transition to clean energy.
• Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper for Earth Day, urging your members of Congress to act on climate.
• Post on social media about Earth Day. Share why you care about climate change, and encourage your friends to check out CCL and get involved.
Find guidance on all these actions and more in our April Action Sheet. Thanks for all you do on Earth Day, and every day, to preserve a livable world!
In other news this week:
- How to write a letter to the editor: Uncertain where to begin when writing an Earth Day letter to the editor? CCL Communications Intern Berit Thorson explains the letter-writing process in her latest blog. Read more.
- The Economist favors a carbon price: The Climate Issue, which is The Economist’s newsletter about climate change, recently stated that there’s hope for Build Back Better — and that, best of all, the potential for a carbon price remains. Read more.
- CCL’s conservative conference: CCL’s conservative conference brought right-wing climate advocates together to discuss climate solutions. Check out our recap and see what Republican members of Congress had to say.
- Carbon border adjustments: The Niskanen Center is hosting a free webinar on carbon border adjustments next Tuesday, April 26.
Take action this week
If you have a little time: Like and share this tweet from Rep. Young Kim
Rep. Young Kim (R-CA-39) recently retweeted a statement from CCL and added, “Protecting our environment shouldn’t be controversial.” You can like and share Rep. Kim’s tweet here.
If you have more time: Plan to attend CCL’s June in-person conference
With June just around the corner, it’s time to start planning to attend our June conference. Early bird registration deals end April 30, so act fast! You can preview this year’s speakers, breakouts, and events here. Register for the conference here.
You can also connect with your nearest CCL chapter to take action in your community, or join one of CCL’s national online Action Teams to take action on specific topics like agriculture, health, faith, and more.
Browse CCL Community’s Event Calendar to find upcoming events, trainings, and calls you can join.
Featured Lever This Week
Grasstops: Ski industry leaders endorse the Energy Innovation Act
Montana ski industry leaders Troy Nedved, Bob Petitt and Jeff Schmidt endorsed the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act in a guest column of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.
The three write that climate change has led to the deterioration of the state’s snowpack, which is much needed for successful skiing. The snowmelt also impacts skiing, winter recreation activities, and tourism in the state as a whole.
The trio calls on Congress to pass the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, as well as other climate mitigation legislation, to help the landscape and tourism industry of Montana.
4/21: IPCC Report Updates — Join CCL Research Coordinator Dana Nuccitelli for a training about the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, which focuses on climate mitigation efforts, including a carbon price. For a summary ahead of the training, read Dana's article here. Join us!
4/28: Big Tent Climate Talk w/ Environmental Voter Project — Find out more about what EVP is up to this year for the midterms and how CCL volunteers can plug in. Our April event will feature a conversation with Brett Cease, CCL's Education and Engagement Senior Director, and Shannon Seigal, the Organizing Director with Environmental Voter Project. Join us!
Need training on the basics? Catch our next session of Core Volunteer Training, made for newer volunteers:
4/26: Communicating with Conservatives — Join Nate Abercrombie, CCL’s Conservative Outreach Coordinator, for a training on communicating with conservatives about carbon pricing policies. Nate will review conservative messaging on climate change, connecting how these policies align with conservative values. Join us!
To see other topics and past trainings, visit the Training Topics page of CCL Community.