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Although the snow pushed us back a week, we had another successful meeting. This is our third month in a row with over 30 people! We're happy to be growing and eager to provide continued opportunities for climate action. Read on for details! 
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Portland Chapter

2017: Off to a Great Start!

The Alaska Big Dividend Tour starts next week on Jan. 28 – Feb 11 to spread CCL and encourage environmental action. Tamara Staton, a CCL Regional Coordinator(PNW) and co-leader for Portland CCL Chapter, and George Donart, a commercial fisherman in Western Alaska and a 5-year CCL member, will tour Alaska for two weeks, giving a series of presentations in cities throughout Alaska to engage Alaskans on how they can protect and improve fishing opportunities throughout the state, preserve and grow a diverse economy, maintain their active winter lifestyle. Follow their trip at citizensclimatelobby.org/alaska-big-dividend-tour/.

Ready for some Climate Action!?

January Opportunities & our Mtg Update

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!
Quarterly CCL Portland Social 
Thursday, February 23rd
5-8pm
Upcoming Panel & Discussion
Wednesday, January 25, 7 p.m. TaborSpace
"What Lies Ahead for State-Wide Energy Policy?"


A high-level panel will discuss what's needed in state-wide energy policy in the upcoming year, what legislation is likely to be proposed, and how the public can most effectively support policy needs. Presented by Let's Talk Climate, this event is free and open to the public. For further information, go to: www.letstalkclimatepdx.org
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Become Involved with our Action Teams

Wondering how you can get involved?

With a goal to increase our effectiveness, we have decided to create Action Teams in our chapter. For the past few months, we've been breaking into Action Teams for the last part of our mtg, and it's gone so well that we wanted to deepen the concept and encourage people to join a team or two (or three!).
 

Current Action Teams
1. Membership 
2. Rural Action 
3. Writer's Workshop
4. Outreach
5. Tabling
6. Endorser's 

We'd love to support you in finding a team to fit your passion, strengths and experience. More information on teams will be available at our next mtg, and / or you can reply to this email to sign up. 

 

Join a Discussion course!
Change is Our Choice: Creating Climate Solutions

CCL is starting a partnership with the Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI) with 5 discussion courses based upon their discussion course on climate action. The intent is to have multiple groups happening all around town on different evenings of the week starting mid-February. Details will be announced later this month, but until then, the following is excerpted from the NWEI website on the course itself:

"The science has long been settled: climate change is real and it’s happening all around us right now. Our new five-session discussion course on climate action will help you take action to increase resilience and mitigate the impacts of climate change. Presented in an interactive ebook, this new discussion course experience integrates video, audio and printed content with action plans that help you roll your sleeves up and get started taking action toward a better tomorrow. - See more at: http://nwei.org/discussion-course-books/climate/"

 
Get Inspired by Yoram Bauman
Watch the recording of this month's National Call or listen to the podcast on iTunes.

Yoram Bauman, founder of Washington’s “yeson732.org”, discusses I-732 as the first carbon-pricing initiative to go on a ballot anywhere in the USA. It failed, narrowly, but Bauman learned a lot on the way. Intent was revenue neutrality, balanced by reductions in sales tax and business taxes. Plus earned income credits for low-income households.
Come to a Viewing Party!
Priceless: Film and Discussion
Seventh-grader Jeremy Clark is hosting a viewing of the Years of Living Dangerously "Priceless" episode that focuses on a carbon price.  The viewing is at First Congregational UCC Portland at 1:00pm, Sunday Jan 29th. There will be attendees from CCL, as well as other environmental groups for a discussion after the episode. 
Learn More about What We're Doing

Meeting Details

Another successful meeting! With over 30 people in attendance, we started the year off with great enthusiasm and a few new faces! 
 
If you weren't able to join us, or you want a reminder or more details...

We mostly followed our very detailed agenda, including working on these
 (mostly detailed above)...national actions

AND

We had more new/er members join us than returning volunteers!

In celebrating our actions over the past month, we appreciate the following people and the climate actions they took...!
  • Tamara is growing the list of corporate and governmental endorsers of fee-&-dividend and climate action in general.
  • The Membership action team hosted the first meet-and-greet before this month's meeting with many new faces!
  • The Years of Living Dangerously Watch Party was a great success! Over 45 people showed up to watch episode 7 of the second season.
  • During our monthly meeting, everyone participated in calling their MOC’s office and leaving a voicemail urging representatives to take action on climate.
Let Us Listen

Are you a member of a
environmental or social justice organization? 


Are you or your friends or co-members worried about the impact of Fee & Dividend on lower incomes or minorities? 


If carbon were to be priced, would you prefer that revenue be invested in social justice or energy efficiency programs rather than returned directly as a dividend? 

We are interested in hearing your concerns and your perspective on where to go and what to do considering the latest political developments.
Please contact us to set up a time to meet. We are eager to listen...

portlandccl@gmail.com
Join US!

Mark your Calendar for EVERY 2nd Saturday

9-9:30am Meet-and-Greet for New Members!
9:30-12pm First Unitarian Church (Buchan 202/203)

Next Mtg: Feb 11, 2017
Know you can come? Think you might make it? 
PLEASE RSVP...it helps us set up the room to include everyone!

Can't make a mtg?  Want to learn more? 
Join our introductory conference call EVERY Wed at 5pm: 
https://citizensclimatelobby.org/join-weekly-intro-call/

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