meetings are on Saturday, April 5!
Locations for the meetings on Saturday April 5th have
not yet been confirmed.
But as an indicator for you of the range of locations where CCL chapters are currently active in Minnesota, here's the list
of locations of CCL chapter meetings that happened on Saturday March 1st:
* Linden Hills Park building, 43rd & Xerxes in Minneapolis
* Eden Prairie Library, 565 Prairie Center Drive, in Eden Prairie
* Wayzata Library, 620 Rice Street, in Wayzata
* in St Paul at 475 Cleveland Ave N (the "Ivy League Place" building), Suite 322
* Good Earth Food Co-op, 2010 Veterans Drive, in St Cloud
* Alexandria - send email by Friday night to firstname.lastname@example.org for information about the location
* Morris - at the University of Minnesota - Morris campus Welcome Center
* Willmar - at Goodness Cafe, 333 Litchfield Av SW in Willmar
* Two Harbors - 133 Third Ave in Two Harbors (home of Mark & Katya Gordon)
* Bemidji - at BSU's Sustainability Office (Lower Hobson Union)
* Stillwater - at Family Means, 1875 Northwestern Avenue
* in Northfield at the Just Foods meeting room, 516 Water Street South in Northfield
* in Edina at Edina Library, 5280 Grandview Square in Edina
* and in Dakota County at the Valley Natural Foods, 13750 County Road 11, in Burnsville.
Each month, a notable speaker on a topic related to climate change speaks to
all of the meetings by phone conference call.
The guest speaker (by national conference call) for the March 1st call was Eli Lehrer, president and co-founder of the R Street
Institute, a free-market think tank based in Washington, D.C. On the March call, Lehrer discussed the no-nonsense view of
climate change held by the insurance and re-insurance industry, which has much to lose by getting it wrong.
We had a great
Regional Conference Jan. 24 to 26 at Macalester.
Info from that conference will be posted here soon!
Look who's calling for a carbon tax...
* An anonymous
Republican Congressional staffperson
* Fox News commentator John Stossel (even tho in the same interview he says "the climate argument is absurd").
* The London School of Economics...."a uniform global price on carbon would be an ideal tool to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
sharply in a cost-effective way, based on the principle that the "polluter pays".
* And "more than two dozen of the nation's largest corporations, including five major oil companies" are building it into their plans!
The Carbon Fee and Dividend Act
The science is clear - climate change is real, it's
serious and it's being caused mostly by humans burning fossil fuels.
And, it's clear that if we don't take strong action ASAP to reduce fossil
fuel use, climate change will have terrible impacts on the lives of our
children and grand children later this century.
At Citizens Climate Lobby, we believe that our national policy on climate change should be a match for the science. Toward that end, we offer the following legislation that will achieve the critical goals needed to avert catastrophic climate change. We believe this legislation can achieve these goals while at the same time shielding Americans from the financial impact of transitioning to a clean-energy economy. Our volunteers are bringing this proposal to their members of Congress. If you would like to take our legislation to your member of Congress, please get in touch and we'll be happy to support your efforts. Write to us at email@example.com.
Find out more about Citizens Climate Lobby at the national organization's
Or see CCL Executive Director Mark Reynolds explain the Fee & Dividend proposal on the Thom Hartmann show here...
Did you know that many top Republican economic advisers support a carbon
See what they're saying here!
"Most impressive is the work of Citizens Climate Lobby, a relatively new, fastgrowing, nonpartisan, nonprofit group with 60 chapters across the United States and Canada. If you want to join the fight to save the planet, to save creation for your grandchildren, there is no more effective step you could take than becoming an active member of this group."
- Dr. James Hansen, head of Goddard Institute for Space Studies, NASA