Marin CCL Newsletter

March 4, 2023

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Mt. Tamalpais, February 24, 2023

Marin Chapter Membership Meeting

Saturday, March 11, 2023

9:00 AM PT

Please join us as we follow up on our all-district February 15th virtual meeting with Rep. Jared Huffman, at which we presented CCL's expanded policy agenda and heard his views. Collaborating with the Santa Rosa chapter, almost 50 CCLers learned how they can get more involved. We'll continue elaborating how you can participate at whatever level you choose, focusing on navigating CCL Community's rich resources to find your action team and trainings, and opportunities to act locally.

We'll also hear more about how communities can encourage electrification through the massive Inflation Reduction Act. The speaker will be CCL member Jay Bassett of Atlanta, GA, a 30 year veteran of the EPA. Most IRA webinars focus on its direct rebates and tax credits, which leave out the many households that are renters, including many Black and Hispanic-led households. Jay’s career and passion are dedicated to engaging communities - especially Community Based Organizations - in optimizing federal funds for local benefit, and addressing support for landlords, especially of multifamily properties. EJ members should pay close attention to his recommendation.

Join here

Then, join the National Call at 10 AM, with

Rev. Mitch Hescox, Evangelical Environmental Network

In the quest to find common ground between Republicans and Democrats on climate solutions, communities of faith play an important role in bridging the partisan divide. Members of the Evangelical Environmental Network focus on caring for creation. Rev. Hescox will describe their efforts to educate and mobilize evangelical Christians for a stable climate and a healthy, pollution-free world. Rev. Hescox, co-author of Caring for Creation: The Evangelical Guide To Climate Change and a Healthy Environment, serves as a member of the National Association of Evangelicals’ Board of Directors and EPA’s Clean Air Act Advisory Committee.

Tune in here at 10 AM

Calling Fairfaxians

Do you live in Fairfax and want to get involved locally? Consider joining the Fairfax Climate Action Committee and being part of local government efforts to address our climate emergency. They're engaging with our community on electrifying buildings and transportation. The next monthly meeting will be on March 21st, 7:00 pm, at the Fairfax Women's ClubFor more information, contact Jody Timms,chair.

Calling parents and students:

Earth Day Marin

Sunday, April 23, 2023

Climate Future Workshop:

A Civic Engagement Experience for Youth

Green Change and CCL Marin invite high school students from Marin County to participate in a Climate Future Workshop, a climate advocacy program for youth at Earth Day Marin. 

This civic engagement experience will include preparation with climate advocacy training and a policy workshop, culminating in a meeting with an elected official on Sunday, April 23 at the Mill Valley Community Center. Elected representatives from Federal, State, County, and local levels have been invited to participate. Students will learn how to personally and constructively engage with their elected representatives in anticipation of soon becoming actual voters.

Students can register by submitting this sign up form.

About Earth Day Marin

Earth Day Marin is the County's largest Earth Day event, taking place on Sunday, April 23, 2023 from 1 to 5pm at the Mill Valley Community Center. It features fun activities, art, music, talks and booths in a beautiful outdoor setting and will be enjoyed by thousands of people of all ages. 

The economic case for tackling climate change now

Monday, March 6, 2023

Speakers from the International Monetary Fund, World Bank and Brookings Institution will discuss the benefits of phasing out coal and the inverse relationship between carbon prices and future temperatures.

Register here for the webcast. 

World Affairs Council, Marin Chapter presents:

Combating Global Warming:

Prioritizing What Really Works

Peter G. Joseph, M.D.

Group Leader, Marin Citizens' Climate Lobby

Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 7-8:30 PM

Dominican University, Creekside Room

Global warming is fast causing more severe droughts, fires, sea level rise, habitat disruption and both human and animal migration. What are the policies most urgently required to halt this ominous trend? Citing expert opinion and using a climate simulator developed at MIT, Dr. Joseph will demonstrate the impact of numerous proposals, such as increasing the use of electric vehicles, reforestation, and taxing carbon. He will integrate the most effective measures to combat global warming into a clear, science-based plan. The results may prove surprising.

Register here

How can you take advantage of new climate laws to join the clean energy revolution and save money?

Learn how by joining former Vice President Al Gore and an all-star lineup of government leaders and experts for our free online training Power Up: From Acts to Action, starting April 6. 

Join us and learn how you can leverage new laws to:

  • Electrify your home, workplace, and community with affordable and cost-cutting clean technologies. 
  • Create good-paying jobs and opportunities for your city or state in the clean energy economy.
  • Replace fossil fuels with clean energy technologies that cut pollution and fight climate change.
  • Advance environmental justice in your community.

More Info here

Wee're back!

The 2023 Climate Lobbying Reboot

CCL's D.C. Conference

June 10-13, 2023

It's a new Congress, and we'll welcome them with the biggest single day of climate lobbying since 2019. CCL's conference includes everything you'll need to power up your climate advocacy - inspiration, best practices and information. This year, you'll get to put everything you learn to use when you meet with members of Congress on Capitol Hill and talk to them about climate change. 

For more information, visit the June Conference & Lobby Day website, or email [email protected]

CBAM? What's that?

How else can the global economy harmonize carbon pricing?

You're about to hear a lot more about CBAM's, so watch Niskanen Center's climate policy manager Shuting Pomerleau discuss Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanisms with over 500 audience members at CCL's December's conference. Hear about the goals, importance, and policy design considerations of carbon border adjustments. Wonky, yes, but ready or not, here it comes.


Denial, Doubt and Delay -- that was yesterday. Now it's Deception, Distraction, Disinformation and Doomism. Don't buy it. For more, watch Dr. Michael Mann's talk at Book Passage on The New Climate War. 

You're invited, but...

This is how one behaves inside The Capitol:

Make an appointment. Business attire recommended. Bring nothing that even looks like a weapon.

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Prepared by Peter G. Joseph, M.D. 

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