Monthly Updates

November 2023 Newsletter

Please note:  change of monthly meeting date because of Thanksgiving.  Next meeting is on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 5:30.      Last month at our State College CCL meeting an attentive and large group heard about climate initiatives in the Centre Region from Pam Adams, Sustainability Planner for the Council of Governments.  Her description of the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) confirmed that our chapter’s focus on electrification is right in line with that plan and will help them to meet the ambitious goals that they have set. … Read More »November 2023 Newsletter

October 2023 Newsletter

Dear CCL member, Are you ready to be a catalyst for change in the Centre Region by inspiring others to electrify their homes and businesses? You can keep our momentum going in three ways.—First, Centre County businesses, churches, and nonprofits that own their buildings can get a free solar feasibility study conducted by the nonprofit PA Solar Center. They help organizations work through the decision-making process. If you know an organization interested in “kicking the tires,” please share this opportunity. The deadline to express interest in this free… Read More »October 2023 Newsletter

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