Schools Speaking Up For Climate Action

We are the generation that will bear the burden of our federal government’s inaction on climate change. Please speak up for us!

We have the technology and the scientific understanding to solve this climate crisis. We know that acting sooner, rather than later makes economic sense. All that we lack is political will. Your voices can help generate political will to solve climate change. Please speak up!


Promoting Global Climate Action on the Scale Required


 


The Impact of Climate Change on my Home

Ana is part of Our Climate's Fellowship Program. She is a senior at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA.


If We Can, We Should – Massachusetts and the new Clean Energy Omnibus Bill

Gari is first-year studying political science with a concentration in comparative politics at Clark University. As a global citizen – having been born in the Philippines, raised in Hong Kong, and finishing high school in New York City – she found her purpose in addressing global issues including climate change. Outside of her work with Our Climate, she is a political staff writer at FreshU.io and a member of Clark's Model United Nations Team and divestment campaign. She is drawn to work on climate change because of its universality and the impact it has on all levels of society, particularly marginalized communities.


My First Month with Our Climate

Emily graduated from The Evergreen State College in 2016 where she focused on environmental justice and policy. During her time there she worked as a food sustainability intern, a computer tech at Evergreen's library, a customer service representative at Olympia's Farmers Market, and as an organizer for Thurston County's "Waste Less Food" Campaign. She moved from Olympia to Seattle in 2017 to participate in the Justice Leadership Program where she worked at Earth Ministry, a nonprofit that aims to mobilize the faith community for equitable climate policy. She's excited to join the team as an organizer. Emily can be reached at emily@ourclimate.us.


The true cost of extreme weather events

Hogan Dwyer is a former Our Climate Fellow, and is now working on the New York State campaign to #PutAPriceOnIt. 


Students Across Massachusetts Urge State Leaders to Confront Climate Change and Back Carbon Pollution Pricing

Students Meet With Legislators to Discuss Carbon Pollution Pricing Legislation and Deliver Climate Art Mosaic

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Why Our Climate Youth Give

Today’s the day: Giving Tuesday!

I’m sure your inboxes, voicemails, and mailboxes are flooded with #GivingTuesday asks for your support, and we are grateful that this day of giving has gone viral and millions of dollars will be donated today.

Since you’ve decided to learn more about our #GivingTuesday campaign, we wanted to make sure you heard directly from our students about why they give to Our Climate, the #PutAPriceOnIt campaign, and the movement to pass a strong carbon price in states around the country.


From Fellow to President: Our Climate's Rising Young Leaders

Sydney Scout is originally from Anchorage, Alaska. After migrating South over the past five years, she has currently landed in Portland, Oregon. Sydney holds a Bachelors degree from Oregon State University, as well as a Masters of Public Policy degree and Graduate Certificate in Energy Policy and Management from Portland State University. Professionally, Sydney manages campaigns for women running for state and local office. Sydney began volunteering with Our Climate in early 2015 when she was part of the organization's first class of Fellows. She is excited to be continuously involved as the organization evolves and grows. 


October 2017 Newsletter

FROM THE STUDENTS 

vote.pngNational Voter Registration Day Video Reaches 15,000

Student leaders from across the country created this video imploring you to book it to the voting booth at every opportunity. Many of them celebrated National Voter Registration Day by organizing campus events and directing their friends to our website, where you can sign up to receive reminders when an election is taking place in your area. Hear from the next generation of climate leaders, and then register to vote!

Safe Climate PA Draws Over 60 Students to State's Capital 

Students from across Pennsylvania convened in Harrisburg to learn about carbon pricing, explore how to advocate effectively, and make plans to #PutAPriceOnIt. Speakers included Jerry Taylor of the libertarian Niskanen Center and Jacqui Patterson of the NAACP. Check out photos from the event, and tell your PA friends to get in touch so we can work together to hold polluters accountable.  


STATE CAMPAIGN UPDATES

Full steam ahead in Massachusetts MA

As Massachusetts lawmakers consider two carbon pricing bills, students across the state are #OnIt. In addition to 6 active college president endorsement campaigns, students in key districts are drafting op-eds to build community support for the policy. Op-eds will be placed on and around Nov. 18, in sync with the Climate Legacy Project, to “immortalize” students’ commitment and dedication to climate action--and show elected officials that the time is now to #PutAPriceOnIt. 

sabrina.png100+ Young people show up for Vermont hearings

Out of 161 speakers, most of whom were young people, 103 advocated for carbon pricing at recent listening hearings held by the Governor-appointed Climate Action Commission. Op-eds in support of carbon pricing were simultaneously published by Green Mountain College President Bob Allen and Bennington College student Sabrina Melendez. Following Governor Scott's statement that he will not support the policy, we launched the #Ignored social media campaign with our friends at Energy Independent Vermont to amplify student voices. Stay tuned for info on an upcoming training in VT!

It's time to rally for Clean Energy Jobs, Oregon

If you’ve been wondering how you can #PutAPriceOnIt in Oregon, then join the Clean Energy Jobs coalition by organizing a house party! The coalition is setting its most ambitious goal yet: to hold 36 house parties, at least one in every county, along with rallies across the state. The time is now to mobilize around the Clean Energy Jobs bill, so we're ready to hit the ground running and win in early 2018. RSVP to join a house party in your community.


COMING UP

dc.jpgStudent Climate Leadership Training in NYC

This Sunday, October 22, we’re hosting our second carbon pricing advocacy training in NYC. Space is limited, so please RSVP today!

DC friends: Let's get lunch next Wednesday

Our nation's capital could be the first in the U.S. to enact a carbon fee, but it will take dedicated grassroots organizing to make it happen. This Wednesday, October 25, spend your lunch break at the “We Can’t Wait” DC Carbon Rebate Rally! We'll meet at 12 PM at the Council Building, and will be joined by Councilmembers Vince Gray and David Grosso. RSVP here.

Two Webinars: Mark Magaña from GreenLatinos on 10/30 and Ben Rubin from Climate Nexus on 11/1

GreenLatinos is a national coalition of Latino environmental and conservation leaders. Mark Magaña, their Founding President and CEO, will discuss how young people can build an inclusive climate movement to achieve transformative policy wins. The webinar is on Monday, October 30 at 7 PM ET. RSVP to join us!  webinar.png

Making your voice heard in the media is a powerful way to build momentum for bold climate policies. If you’re a student that's ready to speak up about the importance of climate action, join our webinar with Ben Rubin of Climate Nexus on Wednesday, November 1st at 8 PM ET.  

Additional Put A Price On It events can be found on the campaign website.


WE'RE GROWING

organizer.pngWe're hiring to #PutAPriceOnIt in the Pacific Northwest!

We're looking for candidates in Oregon and Washington who are team players, results oriented, and dedicated to Our Climate's mission. Sound like you? Sound like someone you know? Check it out and share!

Thank you, Threshold Foundation! 

We are deeply grateful for the Threshold Foundation's support of our work to #PutAPriceOnIt since 2015. Threshold's sustained investment has provided financial stability and security to our growing organization, and allowed us to develop rising leaders as they address one of the most pressing challenges of our time.

Help us build the movement: Become a Monthly Sustainer 

As we gear up for 2018, Our Climate leaders are ready to take state legislatures by storm and demand bold solutions to climate change. Sound like something you'd like to support? Become a Monthly Sustainer today