Climate Advocate Training

Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) will hold a Climate Advocate Training for residents of Asheville and nearby communities on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 1-4 p.m. at Lord Auditorium at the Pack Memorial Library in downtown Asheville.

Admission is free. People interested in climate solutions are encouraged to attend. The training will include information on climate legislation — and how to support it — introduced in Congress in early 2019.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL), with hundreds of chapters worldwide, has a unique approach designed to create a non-partisan, broad, sustainable foundation for action. CCL builds upon shared values rather than partisan divides and empowers volunteers to address the concerns of their local communities. CCL works towards the adoption of fair, effective and sustainable climate change solutions, including the Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act. In order to generate the political will necessary for passage of this historic legislation, CCL trains and supports volunteers to build relationships with elected officials, the media and their local community members.

The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act would be effective, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030 and 90% of 2015 levels by 2050 — the strongest most comprehensive emission reduction goals to date. At the same time, it is good for people and good for our economy, improving our health and protecting American jobs. It spurs innovation while giving predictability to the markets so that businesses, banks, and energy producers can make the transition to clean energy faster.

“Citizens’ Climate Lobby members here in Western North Carolina and all over the country are telling us that their lives have changed since they have become involved with CCL”, says Steffi Rausch, the group leader of the Asheville chapter. “They tell us they were worried about climate change and were looking for a way to make a difference. They are so grateful that CCL is showing them one of the important ways to address climate change and that there is a group of people working together for the same goal. We want to offer more of our neighbors the same opportunity.”

For more information on CCL and its proposed legislation, visit citizensclimatelobby.org.

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