At our March meeting, with a total of 44 people, we officially broke the record number of attendees. We also had 6 first-timers. Always good to see new faces!
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Portland Chapter


April Opportunities & Our Meeting Update

CCL Events

Portland CCL Monthly Meeting Every 2nd Saturday
Next Meeting - May 13th

Meet and Greet 9-9:30
Meeting: 9:30-noon
First Unitarian Church 1211 Main St.,
Room 202/203

Click here to see online CCL Calendar, and download it to your own.
National Conference
in DC
22 Attendees from Oregon!
National Conference in DC
Join us for the 8th Annual Citizens’ Climate International Conference & Lobby Day on June 11-12th. While all the lobby spots are full, it's still worth it to go to the conference! Register here if you'd like to join us! 

Registration deadline: May 26th

Join hundreds of climate advocates in Washington, D.C. this summer for the National Conference.

During the Conference, you’ll hear from inspiring speakers, meet CCLers from around the nation, and receive training to be game-changing communicators on this issue.

Click here to watch a compilation of clips from the 2016 CCL Conference

Climate Reality Training
in Washington
Climate Reality Training:
Led by Al Gore in Bellevue, WA
June 27-29th

Become a Climate Reality Leader, and learn to present to audiences about the climate crisis, kick-start initiatives, or advocate for specific policies in countries around the world!

Here is a link for the 
training application and also basic info

A few reasons to attend...
1. Climate Reality Trainings are amazing places to recruit for CCL. 

2. Climate Reality prioritizes locals for their trainings. These would be amazing folks to recruit into CCL. 

3. Climate Reality Leaders promise to complete 10 Acts of Leadership in order to be accepted into this training

5. It's a great mini CCL reunion. 

6. These trainings really energize the areas after they leave. It has done wonders for Denver, which just had a training.
April 26th
City Club Event

The Portland City Club Environment Forum is hosting Kathie Dello and Angus Duncan to discuss the Oregon Climate Action Report.  Attend if you can to show your support for climate action in Oregon.

For more information, visit this link.

Thank you to Jonathan Bailey for sharing this great opportunity with us and our community!

Portland CCL at Portland's March for Science
New volunteers practice talking about Carbon Fee & Dividend

286 postcards written to our members of Congress!
John and Elianne spearheaded a tabling event on the Waterfront as part of the Portland March for Science. The focus of CCL's table was TAKING ACTION.  Several new volunteers got their feet wet sharing information about CCL, explaining our solution, and inviting people to write postcards to their Members of Congress.  As volunteer Anne Smith reported, "People were looking for something meaningful to do, and we provided that outlet!"

Join a NWEI Discussion Course
Seeing Systems:
Peace, Justice and Sustainability

We live in an interconnected world. Each of us is part of a complex global system, and our daily actions­—big or small—influence the system in both healthy and unhealthy ways. 

Seeing Systems: Peace, Justice and Sustainability helps participants recognize and respond to the interconnected systems of our world and climate change through a different lens. Together, participants expand their people power and begin to make a real difference for good. Join a NWEI self-led discussion course!


Books are normally $28 but using the CCL5 coupon code will take $5 off your order! Questions? Please contact Liz at 

Carbon Fee & Dividend Corner
Welcome to our CF&D Corner! Your place for quick, not so quick, and VERY CLEAN tips on our what we believe to be the first best solution. 

Each month, we'll highlight different resources and opportunities for you to learn about Fee & Dividend, which serves as the legislative backbone of the work we do in CCL. 

This month, we introduce CF&D as a 3-Legged Stool:
1. Place a steadily raising fee on fossil fuels (at wellhead, pipe, or mine)
2. Return 100% of the revenue (minus administrative costs) to households each month
3. Use a Border Adjustment to stop U.S business relocation and encourage other countries to adopt their own fossil fuel fee.
 HERE's a 1-page summary.
Information for New Members

Welcome! We're so glad you've found us!

Best Resources for New Volunteers:


Please register on CCL Community and join the "Portland Oregon" group

Here is a helpful video that explains CCL Community

Here is a link to the New Volunteer Toolkit

Monthly Meeting Recap

National Call with Katherine Hammack­ (former Sect of the Army)
Watch the recording or listen to the podcast on iTunes or PodBean.

Local Accomplishments
  • Thanks to Nathan Grey for the new website!(
  • Leslie was published in a Letter to Editor in the Oregonian!
  • Brian went on a mini­ CCL tour and spoke to over 100 people in Jefferson City in MO
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