We had a GREAT mtg this month, our second 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

We wish a very merry holiday season,
and a joyous new year!

We feel grateful to be in community with you, to work side by side to mitigate climate change together, and to be inspired your actions and ideas. 

Thank you for ALL that you do to make this place better for us all. We're looking forward to another powerful year, full of relationships and 'never-befores' that will pave a livable path for creatures big and small!

Ready for some Climate Action!?

Dive in for December Opportunities & our Mtg Update...!

Come to a Viewing Party!

Years of Living Dangerously
Watch Party - Rescheduled!: Special CCL Episode 7
Thursday, Jan 5th, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Lucky Lab NW
1945 NW Quimby St.

The acclaimed National Geographic Series will be featuring the incredible work of CCL volunteers. Please join our local chapter for a Watch Party as we enjoy the episode and celebrate CCL's successes! The episode will be preceded by a special introduction from Years' cast members Bradley Whitford and Don Cheadle and climatologist Katharine Hayhoe.

Please share the event and RSVP HERE on the Facebook event,
or by texting or calling Barry at 503-704-7395.

Join an Action Team

What lights you up?

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

Towards the end of January, we will be diving into partnership with the Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI) by jump-starting 4-5 discussion courses based up on their discussion course on climate action. Details of the groups will be announced in January, with our intent to have multiple groups happening all around town on different evenings of the week. Details will be announced in January, 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:"
We EXCEEDED the match!

'Women Who Will'ed $150k!

A generous and inspiring group of donors known as the Women Who Will provided a $150,000 matching grant, and another anonymous donor added $100k. Our volunteers blew the match out of the water, with generous donations totaling over $650! HUGE THANK YOU!!

Donations still being accepted...
Year-end tax-deductible donations can still be made, and will be greatly appreciated! 

With a budget of just $2.5m, (in comparison to many other environmental orgs. with budgets of over $10m), Citizens' Climate Lobby and Citizens' Climate Education does a lot with a little. Your donation matters!

Get Inspired by Jay & Sam

Listen to the Monthly Call
Sam Daley-Harris & Jay Butera

Watch the recording or listen to the podcast on iTunes or PodBean. Read the CCL blog post here.

Most members of Congress do not go to Washington with the intention of being a champion for climate change solutions. So, how then do we turn them into one? RESULTS founder Sam Daley-Harris and CCL Senior Congressional Liaison Jay Butera joined our December call to walk us through the process of moving members of Congress up the ladder of leadership on climate change.

Sam is currently the CEO and Founder of the Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation and author of “Reclaiming Our Democracy.”

Jay was instrumental in the founding of the bipartisan House Climate Solutions Caucus and is featured in Season Two of National Geographic’s documentary series on climate change, “Years of Living Dangerously.

Read more about why Jay inspires so many of usn the CCL Blog here!

Learn More about What We're Doing

Meeting Details

I continue to be inspired by those of you who come to meetings - whether you're new or a seasoned CCL volunteer, I LOVE being in your presence, hearing your ideas, and getting to work together to put ideas into action. VERY exciting to see 31 of you at our meeting this month, I'm eager to see you again in January, either or both at our Years' Viewing on Jan 5th, or at our monthly mtg on Jan. 14 (always second Saturday!). Bring your friends, your family, a random off the street...ALL are welcome!

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


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

AND in celebrating our actions over the past month, we celebrate and appreciate the following people and the climate actions they took...!

  • Daniela discovered the “What Now” event, tabled and recruited 3 people who attended today’s meeting. Also she had meetings with the Zidell organization about us.
  • Kathy went to a Climate Solutions Dinner wearing her CCL badge, and was able to give out her CCL cards to people from who are not as comfortable with some of 350’s direct action approaches, & who expressed interest in finding something different, like CCL!
  • Kathy is also now on the steering committee for the business climate leader’s organization. She believes that business & military groups will have the best paths to getting something
  • Sheri met Earl Blumenaeur commented to Earl about CCL
  • Kirsten’s neighbors who have been skeptical about CCL may now join, after the election; she also invited several to join Watch Parties, and reached out to Columbia Sportswear again. She also connected again (coffee meeting) with Bonamici’s district
  • Walt shared that Jules Bailey, Multnomah County Commissioner, will now endorse CF&D
  • Ben reached out to people inviting them to watch Years of Living Dangerously
  • Barry joined meetings of World Affairs Council, inviting folks to watch party. Anyone know Rob Cramer? Treasurer for Oregon GOP; Barry wants contact info to reach out to this guy.
  • Margaret called people inviting them to Watch Party, one Sierra Club member expressed interest in CCL’s approach
  • Heather has developed relationship with editor of Clackamas paper; he will accept an Op-Ed from her
  • Gary was in Merkley’s office all day interviewing high school seniors for military academies; he also dropped lots of hints to his office about CCL.
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...
Join US!

Mark your Calendar for EVERY 2nd Saturday

9:30-12pm First Unitarian Church (Buchan 202/203)

Next Mtg: Jan 14, 2017
Know you can come? Think you might make it? 
PLEASE 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:

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