Take Action

Show your support!  Make some noise!  LOBBY!  VOTE!

Our congress is becoming less resistant to taking the bold steps necessary to put an effective price on carbon.  Now is the time to strongly lobby your Representatives and Senators in support of bi-partisan proposals for a price on carbon.  Look at the trend.  The tide is beginning to turn giving us the opening to make real progress.

But you don’t have to rely on the feds.  Your state or region can work to put a price on carbon, like has happened with California, Quebec, and British Columbia, and with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative of nine northeastern states, and is beginning with pilots in Shanghai, Guangdong, and other Chinese cities and regions.  Key U.S. states that are moving toward action include Washington, Oregon, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, and Vermont.

Videos and Webinars on Carbon Pricing

Videos A great way to engage people is showing a short video.  Here are some to get started with: Put a Price on It  (Years of Living Dangerously by National Geographic) Carbon Tax Mash-up  (Bloomberg News) Pricing Carbon: It’s About Our Economy & Our Future  (World Bank) Climate Countdown: Carbon Pricing (Connect4Climate and partners. #Film4Climate “Price on Carbon Pollution” award winner) Webinars There are many opinions of what is the best way to put a price […]

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Tell your Representatives and Senators — face to face — how you feel and that a price on carbon makes market sense and will decrease carbon emissions. Who Represents You? Find out who your elected representatives are:  in the House of Representatives and the Senate .   Find your state legislators on your local League of Women Voters site (type […]

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Know the Legislation

Carbon pricing has seen a rocky road in the U.S. Congress.  After a slow start with proposals as early as 1990, a push with bi-partisan support came in 2003-2008.  But by the 111th Congress (2009-2010) Democrats were the primary proponents. The Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill passed the House after significant compromising in 2009, but failed in […]

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Our most powerful weapon in the fight against climate change is our knowledgeable vote.  Find out how your elected representatives voted on key climate issues.  Some states have organizations that track this, such as California and Minnesota , or write to your elected officials and ask them. Write to your elected representatives and tell them you want […]

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Show Your Support

We need to build a grassroots constituency, not based on party, but based on recognition of the need and the logic of putting a market-based solution in place.  How do we do that? Give a presentation  or lead discussions. Add your name to the “show of hands” to send to your elected officials. Like us on Facebook or follow […]

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