We Need More Climate Policy Champs.

Cassidy is Our Climate’s Program Director. She develops and maintains the Our Climate Leadership Development program, builds partner relationships, and cultivates an inventory of educational tools for climate policy advocates across the country. Cassidy’s passion for the fight against climate change has taken many forms. She assisted in a federal environmental depredation trial, studied greenhouse gas emissions in the Columbia River Gorge, taught children organic farming methods, and served as a fellow for Oregon Climate in 2015. This fall, she will join SustainUS as part of the Youth Delegation at the World Bank. She holds degrees in Environmental Studies and International Relations from Knox College.


South Orange City Council Endorses Carbon Pricing

Hogan is a rising junior at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, where he is majoring in Environmental Studies and Philosophy and is active in the fossil fuel divestment movement. In 2016, he and other students were the first to officially present on divestment to the St. Lawrence Board of Trustees. Excited by the potential widespread appeal of a price on carbon, Hogan plans to launch a #PutAPriceOnIt campaign at St. Lawrence in the fall of 2017. A self-proclaimed foodie, Hogan has a passion for environmentally-conscious eating habits such as eliminating food waste and eating local and homemade. He is known to scrape peanut butter jars clean and gleefully eat leftovers in the name of “No food waste.”

This summer, in addition to his work as a Fellow, Hogan is a political intern for the New Jersey Sierra Club and an intern for the South Mountain Conservancy, a nonprofit that cares for North Jersey’s South Mountain Reservation.


International Carbon Pricing Leadership Paves Way for U.S. Action

Olivia is a rising Junior at University of Maryland, College Park. She is studying Economics with minors in Business and Sustainability. During the summer she is working with Chesapeake Climate Action Network on their carbon fee and rebate campaign in Washington, DC. It is a great way to follow Our Climate's mission of young engagement in to the carbon pricing movement while lobbying and canvassing in DC. 


The Newly Formed U.S. Climate Alliance Stirs Controversy at the Dewey City Beach Council

Samantha Peikes is a rising senior at Smith College in Northampton, MA. She is majoring in Environmental Science and Policy with a concentration in climate change. Her main interest lies in approaching and analyzing climate change as a social justice issue. She has experience informing residents of local pressing environmental issues as a canvasser for Citizens Campaign for the Environment, a grassroots non-profit environmental organization based in Hamden, CT. Most recently, she studied abroad with the School for Field Studies in the tropical rainforests of far northeast Queensland, Australia where she conducted questionnaire surveys to understand how Australians across eight different small towns and of differing socio-demographic groups perceive their own risks to climate change. As a fellow for the Put a Price On It campaign, Samantha hopes to not only hone her leadership skills, but she also hopes to become more politically involved in the fight to pass fair climate change legislation.


Climate Change: The Global Health Effect

Sai Ganagoni is a sophomore at Emory University studying Economics with a minor in Global Health. On campus, he is involved with No Strings Attached, Emory's oldest male a capella group, the American Mock World Health Organization, Alpha Kappa Psi's Professional Business Fraternity, and Universities Allied for Essential Medicine. 

Sai hopes to pursue public health law in the future to change the way healthcare is approached in the United States. Sai is committed to fighting the current policies against climate change put in place by the US administration and is excited to work with the Put a Price On It campaign as a part of that effort. 


May as Well Get The Cheeseburger Today

Emma is a 22 year old Portland, OR native, going into her fourth year at Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota. Emma became particularly passionate about issues surrounding climate change in her freshman year of college after moving from the West Coast to rural Minnesota. Here she became aware of the drastic differences in everyday sustainable practices between places just in the US. With a major in Environmental Studies with a social science emphasis, aside her Scandinavian Studies major, Emma hopes to go into a career based on sustainable development and public policy after pursuing a masters in a relevant field. Emma is excited to work with Our Climate and fellows from all across the country who are driven by similar interests with a wide variety of perspectives! 


Oregon Youth are Taking on the Climate Crisis

Cassidy Jones (right) lives in Portland, Oregon and works as the Program Director for Our Climate, a millennial-led organization that mobilizes and empowers the generations most affected by climate change to pass inclusive, science-based climate policy through creative civic engagement.

Allie Rosenbluth (left) lives in southern Oregon and works as a Community Organizer at Rogue Climate, a grassroots organization that focuses on bringing communities together to support practical solutions to climate change that will result in cleaner energy, sustainable jobs, and a healthy environment. Allie advocated for climate action throughout high school and college and is passionate about developing young voices in the movement.


Presidents of Over Thirty Colleges and Universities Call on Higher Education Peers to Support Carbon Pricing as a Solution to Climate Change

Over Thirty presidents from across the country are throwing their weight behind the student-driven Put A Price On It Campaign to build national momentum for combatting climate change by pricing carbon.

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Our Climate Unveils Maple Mosaic as Part of Vermont Youth Lobby Day for Planet

Youth from across the state call for strong and effective climate policy with a community art project. 


Shifting The Debate: A Historic Step Toward Bi-Partisan Climate Action

Three Republican House Members recently introduced the Republican Climate Resolution, marking a historic step toward bi-partisan climate action in the United States. Although political polarization has typically hindered productive discussion toward solutions, these Republicans are shifting the debate by openly recognizing the threat of climate change.

In response to this promising resolution, 26 members of the Put a Price On It movement, a campaign calling for carbon pricing, published a letter of support to all the Republican sponsors. We want these sponsors to know that millennials across the country applaud their efforts to protect future generations.