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Op-Ed Templates

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Resources to help volunteers publish a longer piece in their local newspaper about CCL's work and the type of carbon pricing policy we support.
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An op-ed is usually a 600- to 700-word piece you can publish in your local newspaper, offering your own perspective or commentary on a topic. Traditionally, newspapers printed these opinion pieces opposite from the newspaper’s own editorials, hence the name “op-ed.” Publishing an op-ed in your newspaper will give your ideas a bigger platform in your community and will help get the attention of your member of Congress.

Below, you’ll find our latest op-ed templates, which you can tailor to your local area and submit to your newspaper. 

Note: Consider coordinating with your chapter's media manager or other chapters in your area to ensure that your local newspaper doesn't receive multiple submissions of the same op-ed template.

Climate grief op-ed templateClimate grief op-ed template(English) (.docx - updated 9/22/21) 267 KB
Extreme weather op-ed templateExtreme weather op-ed template(English) (.docx - updated 10/14/21)825 KB
'Why carbon pricing' op-ed template 'Why carbon pricing' op-ed template (English & Spanish) (.docx - updated 10/15/21)829 KB

If you submit a joint op-ed with CCL Executive Director Mark Reynolds, your newspaper may need a photo of Mark. Below, you'll find a headshot of Mark that you can send to your newspaper.

Mark Reynolds headshot Mark Reynolds headshot (high resolution .jpg)4895 KB

Check out our training materials on “Op-Eds” to learn more about submitting your op-ed or writing your own from scratch.

For questions or support, visit the "Working with Media" forum. CCL's Communications staff monitors the forum and will answer your questions quickly.

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