Local Organizations Endorse “Carbon Cash Back” Bill

STATE COLLEGE, PA, May 11 — More than a dozen area businesses, municipalities, religious and educational organizations have endorsed the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (HR 2307) now before Congress. If passed, supporters say this act will reduce America’s carbon pollution by 30 percent in the first five years and is the single most powerful tool available to reach net zero by 2050. It puts a fee on carbon pollution, creating a level playing field for clean energy. The money collected from fossil fuel companies goes to… Read More »Local Organizations Endorse “Carbon Cash Back” Bill

Climate Change Solutions

Welcome to the State College Chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby! We meet the third Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7pm at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County,780 Waupelani Drive Ext, State College 16801. To join our group, email , or come to a meeting.

September 2023 Newsletter

     If you are looking for ways to become involved in climate action, this month’s newsletter is for you.  Be sure to read the many entries below under “Community News.”       We are excited to announce our own chapter’s new initiative on local electrification.  A lively discussion at our August 15 monthly meeting elicited a wide array of possibilities for action.  The meeting concluded in a vote that chose electrification as our chapter’s focus for this coming year.  I hope you will join us at our monthly meeting… Read More »September 2023 Newsletter

August Newsletter

It’s time to up our game      July was the hottest month in recorded history.  But it is not likely to keep that distinction for very long.  The El Niño phenomenon is just beginning and will become more potent so that the summer of 2024 is probably going to be even hotter than this one.      You are on this mailing list because you care about climate change and are committed to climate action.  Scientists predicted that the world would get hotter, but even they are surprised to see… Read More »August Newsletter

July Newsletter

Dear State College CCL folks,     It’s July in State College and that means two things- The Festival of the Arts and a CCL Social!     In lieu of the July 18th chapter meeting, we are asking for your help to volunteer at the CCL table during the Festival of the Arts. It’s a great way to engage others to be part of the solution and to get involved in climate change efforts.      And, on Wednesday, July 19th from 5 pm to 7 pm… Read More »July Newsletter

June 2023 Newsletter

Dear State College CCL folks, Are you having trouble keeping up with all the climate related news?  Do you want to know more about recent legislation and the benefits available for electrification and energy efficiency?  Do you work for a business or belong to a nonprofit that would like to save money on energy?  CCL can help.  See below for  –a June 8 presentation geared to businesses and nonprofits. Tell your friends and neighbors about this opportunity–our monthly meeting where we will learn more about CCL’s… Read More »June 2023 Newsletter

May 2023 Newsletter

Dear State College CCL folks, There will be no chapter meeting this month. Our monthly meeting date for May coincides with Pennsylvania’s primary election day: May 16. Instead of a CCL meeting, you have a homework assignment: go to the polls and vote. At CCL we often say that the solution to climate change is democracy. The ballot is the foundation of democracy. Yet too many of us do not vote. The Environmental Voter Project estimates that 13 million Americans who self-identify as environmentalists did not… Read More »May 2023 Newsletter

April 2023 Newsletter

Dear State College CCL folks, With the arrival of Spring there are so many great ways to keep up our momentum on climate solutions.  April is Earth Month and we have a lot of ideas below on how to engage our community, engage ourselves and educate others about the importance of CCL’s mission.   Let’s all be in action this month! Read on to find out what’s coming in April and plan to join us in person for our monthly chapter meeting. A zoom option… Read More »April 2023 Newsletter

March 2023 Newsletter

The accolades for the Inflation Reduction Act and its substantial climate provisions have been coming from all directions.  —Paul Krugman of the New York Times wrote, “ This is a very big deal. The act isn’t, by itself, enough to avert climate disaster. But it is a huge step in the right direction and sets the stage for more action in the years ahead.” —Adam Sobel of  CNN said, “There has never – never – been climate legislation anywhere near this substantial passed in the United States. Not only… Read More »March 2023 Newsletter

February 2023 Newsletter

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is a real game-changer for climate change action in the US.  According to the Department of Energy, it “makes the single largest investment in climate and energy in American history.”  But what exactly does it do? To find out, come to the State College CCL monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 5:30 as we explore the following topics:—What is in the IRA and how much money can I save from tax incentives to increase energy efficiency and reduce energy use? Get up to speed… Read More »February 2023 Newsletter

January Newsletter

Welcome to 2023!  I hope that at the top of your list of New Year’s resolutions was a commitment to do more to stop climate change.  We made substantial progress last year, but the task before us is still large.  Please join CCL to act with others to promote effective and practical solutions. It is only by working together that genuine and lasting change will come.      The next meeting of the State College chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 5:30.  We will… Read More »January Newsletter

October 2022 Newsletter

Introduction to CCL – October 18      Welcome to the new members of Citizens’ Climate Lobby who have signed up this summer at local tabling events or on the national website. The floods in Pakistan and the hurricane in Florida demonstrate that climate change is already posing grave dangers and all of us need to act.  We are grateful that you have chosen CCL as the means by which you can make a difference on climate policy.  But you probably would like to know more about… Read More »October 2022 Newsletter