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Citizens’ Climate Radio podcast Ep. 50: Big climate problems require bigger global solutions

Think of this episode of the podcast as a patchwork quilt. Host Peterson Toscano has woven together five segments from around the world that each stand alone, but together tell a larger story. By Citizens Climate Lobby Olivia Oguadinma in Nigeria discusses the role of storytelling in motivating her peers to meaningful action. Through her Gems […]

August 3rd

Citizens Climate Lobby: Racism, climate & working together

Our country is going through an important time right now. Spurred by weeks of protest, millions of people and many organizations are reckoning with their role in America’s ongoing racial injustice, listening to and learning from people that have too often been ignored, and identifying ways to do better. By Flannery Winchester Citizens Climate Lobby […]

Austin, Texas, puts a price on carbon

Like many cities, Austin, Texas, has a range of energy options available to its citizens: coal, natural gas, wind, solar, and so on. Until recently, the economics of Austin’s energy mix meant that the city was running its coal plant regularly, even when cleaner options were available. Why? Because the economics didn’t take into account all […]

Growing Climate Solutions Act moves forward with hearing, House version

Bipartisan legislation to support climate-smart farming methods picked up significant steam in Congress recently. The Growing Climate Solutions Act was introduced in the Senate in early June, and last Wednesday, the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee held a hearing on the bill. Last Friday, an evenly bipartisan group of representatives introduced a House version of the legislation. By […]

4,685 climate advocates joined virtual event, lobbied 400+ congressional offices for carbon fee

At least 4,685 people tuned in via Zoom and social media live streams for Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s 2020 conference, “A Community Stronger than COVID.” The online keynotes, breakout sessions, and deep-dive seminars trained and inspired attendees to push Congress for climate change solutions, such as a price on carbon pollution. In years past, Citizens’ Climate Lobby […]

Election 2020: Citizens Climate Lobby activists motivate Georgia environmentalists to cast their ballots

With the 2020 election nearly upon us, many members of Citizens’ Climate Lobby have been looking for more ways to inspire positive action on climate change issues while continuing to practice social distancing amidst COVID-19. One of those ways is encouraging environmentally conscious voters to cast their ballots. Jeff Joslin, co-group leader of the North […]

Utah GOP Congressman joins CCL town hall on climate change, launches weekly climate chat

This May, the volunteers in CCL’s Wasatch Back, UT, chapter organized a virtual town hall event to draw attention to climate change, clean air, and the efforts underway regionally to create a cleaner environment for all. The town hall featured Republican Rep. John Curtis of Utah’s 3rd district, alongside BYU environmental economics professor Dr. C. […]

Citizens’ Climate Lobby applauds Sens. Braun, Stabenow, Graham & Whitehouse for agriculture, climate bill

Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN), Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) have introduced a bipartisan bill called the Growing Climate Solutions Act. According to the senators’ press release, the bill “will break down barriers for farmers and foresters interested in participating in carbon markets so they can be rewarded for climate-smart […]

Bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus grows to 12 members

The bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus founded by Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) and Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) has added four new members, an indication of the growing desire for cross-party collaboration to address climate change. The new members are Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Susan Collins (R-ME), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI). By Steve Valk Citizens’ […]

February 13th

Conservative-only climate event pushes congressional Republicans for carbon price

This week, conservative voters from across America are in D.C. to build Republican support for a carbon price. Known as Conservative Climate Lobby Day, this first-of-its-kind event is hosted by Citizens’ Climate Lobby. More than 90 conservatives are attending from 30 states, including Arkansas, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. By Citizens’ Climate […]

Former congressman Carlos Curbelo weighs in on climate progress

“You can always count on me!” is how former Florida Representative Carlos Curbelo signed off of Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s national call this month.  While in office, Curbelo worked closely with CCL as the Republican co-chair of the Climate Solutions Caucus. Today, between “enjoying the private life a bit” and serving as a fellow at Columbia’s Center on […]