You're also invited to attend:
Report Back from Paris
Friday, January 8th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
     at Linden Hills Park, Multi-purpose room
     W 43rd St. & Xerxes Ave. S, Minneapolis

The evening will include an intergenerational panel of Minnesotans discussing the COP21 UN Climate Conference in Paris. Followed by small group action planning on steps citizens can take. Free and open to the public, all ages especially youth.

A live streaming of the event will be available here for those who cannot attend in person.

* Joe Robertson – Global Strategy Director, Citizens’ Climate Lobby
* Kevin Whelan – Executive Director, MN350
* Rose Welch – General Mgr, Organics Consumers Assoc.
* Kayla Walsh – Macalester College student
* Ellen Anderson – Dir., U of M Energy Transition Lab
* Maria Langholz – COP21 Leader with SustainUS

Breakout Sessions:
* “How to #KeepItintheGround here in MN” with Kevin Whelan
* “Cook Organic Not the Planet” – Regenerative food, farming and land use in reversing global warming with Rose Welch
* “Energy Saving at Home for the Whole Family” with Andrew Hou, South View Environmental Group (SVEG)
“What Does the Paris Agreement Mean for Organizing in the US?” with Maria Langholz
* “Community Solar” with Keiko Veasey, Linden Hills Power & Light
* “ACCESS to GOOD” – new participatory processes for policy-making, pricing carbon, reporting on climate impacts and more with Joe Robertson
From the Paris Conference:  see video of the heads of state of  Canada, Chile, Ethiopia, France, Germany and Mexico calling for a price on carbon. ________________________________________

Check out this new 2 minute video about the climate problem - and the most effective solution for it...

See more about all things CCL at the main CCL web site!

Next CCL meetings will be Saturday Jan. 9th  

From January 2016 forward, CCL monthly meetings will regularly be on the 2nd Saturday of each month.  


Here's the time and place detail for January CCL meetings in the Twin Cities area: 
* Minneapolis (CD5) chapter will meet at 11:45 am at Linden Hills Park Building at 43rd and Xerxes in south Minneapolis
* Southwest Metro CCL chapter will meet at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie (just north of the Kowalski's store on Hwy 5) at 11:45 am
* St Croix Valley CCL chapter will meet at Family Means, 1175 Northwestern Blvd in Stillwater, starting at 11 am
* Dakota County CCL chapter will not be meeting in January but invites Dakota County area people to attend an information session on Socially Responsible Investing and Fossil Fuel Divestment, at Rosemount United Methodist Church, Saturday, January 9 starting at 9 am
* For information about the Scott County chapter meetings, send an email to

The Wayzata chapter will meet on Thursday, January 14 at 6 pm at Excelsior Library.

The Maple Grove chapter and the Edina chapter will not be meeting in January. 

Pic of Hahrie Han - guest speaker for Jan 9 2016 CCL meetings

Guest speaker on Saturday, Jan. 9  ...

The guest speaker for January meetings is Hahrie Han. Han is the Anton Vonk Associate Professor of Environmental Politics in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She specializes in the politics of environmental and social policy, focusing particularly on the role that civic associations play in mobilizing participation in politics and policy advocacy.  Hahrie is also the author of the book How Organizations Develop Activists.

On September 17, eleven House Republicans presented
a resolution calling for action on climate change!
Please urge Representatives Paulsen, Emmer
and Kline to sign on as co-sponsors!

If your representative in the U.S. House or Senate is a Republican, please print the resolution and send it to him or her with a hand-written cover letter asking the rep to support the initiative by Rep. Gibson!


Look who's calling for a carbon tax...

* Hank Paulson, Treasury Secretary under Pres. George W. Bush from 2006 to 2009, in a commentary titled
"The Coming Climate Crash" which appeared in the New York Times on 6/21/2014.

* Four Republican ex-Administrators of the EPA

* Leading economic advisors to Presidents Nixon, Reagan, George H.W. Bush & George W. Bush, and to candidates John McCain and Mitt Romney

* 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

Find out more about Citizens Climate Lobby at the national organization's website

The "REMI" report shows that the Fee and Dividend Act would not only reduce carbon emissions, but it would also be
good for the economy!

Or see CCL Executive Director Mark Reynolds explain the Fee & Dividend proposal on the Thom Hartmann show here...

Download PDF with information about Fee and Dividend!

Did you know that many top Republican economic advisers support a carbon tax? 
See what they're saying


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