Monthly Updates

September 2021 Newsletter

Urgent Request Our regular September newsletter is below, but before getting to that we have an urgent request.  Please write and/or call Sen. Bob Casey’s office before Thursday, Sept. 9.  Sen. Casey is a member of the Senate Finance Committee which is meeting on Thursday to complete wording for the large reconciliation bill that will include many measures addressing climate change.  According to Forbes, a price on carbon will be under consideration.  We need to urge Sen. Casey to support this measure.  This may be our last chance to… Read More »September 2021 Newsletter

August 2021 Newsletter

Thanks to all callers and letter writersDick Jones has an update on the campaign to call our Senators:             Thank you for your powerful response to CCL’s “all hands on deck” appeal to contact Senators Casey and Toomey in July. We have been able to document that 25 of you made 61 calls! And 39 of you wrote 92 email letters!              We also know that’s a significant undercount because some of you shared our appeal with your friends and… Read More »August 2021 Newsletter

July 2021 Newsletter

Dear CCL members,We are pleased to share that on June 24, the Senate passed (92 to 8) The Growing Climate Solutions Act with overwhelming bipartisan support. This bill was both endorsed by Citizens’ Climate Lobby and also served as a “secondary ask” in many CCL chapter lobbying meetings across the country, including our own. Senators Toomey and Casey both voted in favor of the Act.  In other good news, Congressman John Curtis of Utah established the Conservative Climate Caucus. Both of our representatives in Congress,… Read More »July 2021 Newsletter

June Newsletter

Instead of our regular monthly meeting, we invite you to something different this month:  a Citizens’ Climate Lobby virtual conference.   Each year in June and November, Citizens’ Climate Lobby focuses on in-person lobbying with our members of congress. The June lobbying coincides with a free summer climate conference featuring a line-up of great keynote speakers. In particular, if you haven’t heard keynote speakers Adele Morris, economist with the Brookings Institution, and Jerry Taylor of the Niskanen Center, now is your chance! Additionally, time will be allotted for breakout sessions… Read More »June Newsletter

May Newsletter

Dear CCL,What if ….instead of taxing individuals and giving the money to the Fossil Fuel industry, our government did just the opposite? That is the idea behind the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. Support for a “cash-back for carbon” approach is not only broad, but also growing. Nationwide we have support from over 3500 economists, 1000 businesses, 144 faith groups, 264 nonprofits and more. Locally, our endorsements are growing, too! Many thanks to our community and CCL chapter members!  Why do we support the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act?Net Zero by… Read More »May Newsletter

February 2021

Preview of our February meeting– Join us on February 16 as we zero in on the strategies that can help us push a carbon fee and dividend bill forward. We’ll discuss the importance of our calling focus on Senator Toomey and continue to work diligently and systematically to gain more business endorsements. Many hands make light work, and we need you.  Let’s capitalize on the momentum and together let’s push to get as many endorsements as we can!  Monthly Meeting:February 16, 5pm – 6:15pmTo receive the… Read More »February 2021

October 2020

Dear Citizens’ Climate Lobby members, It’s Fall in Happy Valley! We hope everyone can find time to take a deep breath and enjoy the beauty of the changing leaves, the rolling hills and the great outdoors. Sylvia and I continue to be amazed at the talent and dedication of our members. And we look forward to seeing your smiling face in one of the “Brady Bunch” zoom squares at our next monthly meeting: Monthly Meeting: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 5 p.m. For a link… Read More »October 2020

Expand Pathways for Climate Communication, Speaker Says

            More than 60 people attended a webinar October 1 co-sponsored by the State College chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby and the Bellisario College of Communications at Penn State University.             The speaker was Dr. Max Boykoff, director of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research at the University of Colorado-Boulder. He spoke on “Creative (Climate) Solutions–Productive Pathways for Science, Policy and Society” which also is the title of his latest book.             He called for more creative communication efforts to make the case… Read More »Expand Pathways for Climate Communication, Speaker Says

September 2020

Monthly Meeting – September 15 at 5 pm via Zoom The news these days is dominated by the pandemic, racial justice, and the election.  Our meeting this month will be via Zoom to protect our members from contagion.  This month’s national CCL call features a speaker from the National Black Environmental Justice Network (see below).  We urge voters committed to the issue of climate change to get involved in the political process.  Lisa Richardson has outlined below some things you can do.   Even amidst these… Read More »September 2020

August 2020

     The monthly meeting of the State College chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, August 18 at 5 pm.  For the Zoom link, you can email pastatecollege@citizensclimatelobby.org. One of CCL’s goals is to demonstrate wide community support for action on climate change.  All of us know people whose voices would carry weight and help to persuade our elected officials to take measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  In our August meeting we will hear from CCL members about how they successfully approached… Read More »August 2020