October 2018 Newsletter

Learn what our team's been up to this monthand how you can join us!


Climate Change Unfairly Targets People Facing Poverty

If done correctly, carbon pricing can help address a deeply unfair part climate change--it's outsized effects on the poor.

Anneliese is a 10th grader at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH where she is co-head of the Environmental Action Club and a New England Our Climate Fellow. She was first inspired to advocate for environmental sustainability by her childhood outdoors in the foothills of northern California. She became involved in the New England Fellowship in 2018 after a former teacher encouraged to become more involved in Our Climate.


1.5 to Stay Alive: IPCC report recommends carbon pricing to limit catastrophic warming

The final draft of the recent IPCC report is candidly grim. Even 1.5 degrees of warming will have devastating effects and we must turn to policy solutions including carbon pricing to prevent them.

This post was written by Cecelia Bolon and Zachary Gavel, New England Our Climate Fellows and second-year undergraduates at Northeastern University. Cecelia and Zack met the Executive Director of Climate XChange Mike Green, our close partner in the carbon pricing campaign, during a study abroad program at the United Nations in Geneva. They have maintained their passion for carbon pricing ever since and continue to collaborate with Climate XChange as fellows. They adapted this post from a Climate XChange report on the same subject that they helped to write found here.  


One Planet. 29 Days. We need your support.

We need your support to put a price on carbon in Washington. 


How Climate Change has Impacted Washington

Jordan is part of Our Climate's Fellowship Program. She is a junior at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA. 


September 2018 Newsletter

Our Climate is dedicated to empowering the generations most affected by climate change to win strong and equitable policy to protect our future. Read on to see what our team's been up to this Septemberand how you can join us this fall!


#YouthStepUp: Climate Challenge Winners

The #YouthStepUp Climate Challenge invited young people across the country to share their bold and innovative ideas to combat climate change, as part of the Global Climate Action Summit. Winners will receive credentials to participate in the Summit with high-level Presidents, Governors, Mayors, CEOs and others. They will also present their ideas at multiple events in San Francisco. 

The contest was organized by Our Climate, in partnership with the California Governor's Office of Planning and Research and The Years Project. It is sponsored by Clif Bar & Co. We are excited to share the contest's winning proposals, as well as highlighted applicants, below. 

 


August 2018 Newsletter

Our Climate is dedicated to empowering the generations most affected by climate change to win strong and equitable policy to protect our future. Read on to see what our team's been up to this Augustand how you can join us this fall!


Why You NEED to Know About Carbon Pricing

Yuna Sato is an activist and student at Brookline High School in Brookline, Massachusetts. She is an active member of BHS environmental action.


Our Climate Statement on MARKET CHOICE ACT

Congress is weighing the MARKET CHOICE ACT, which was introduced today to put a price on carbon.