Welcome to the CU Chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby. We are very excited to start this chapter with all of you. We are currently in the process of making a Facebook page, which we ask you all to like to follow along with our plans and events. We look forward to meeting and working with all of you as we help save the planet one congressperson at a time.
This is the CU chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby, a national organization that is lobbying the United States Congress to pass a Carbon Fee and Dividend bill. We work to increase awareness and public support around this policy through writing op-eds, getting endorsements from local leaders, and meeting with Members of Congress. If you are interested in helping to mitigate climate change and/or learning how to lobby congress, this is the organization for you!
Our mission statement (adapted from CCL's national mission statement) is: By building upon shared values rather than partisan divides, and empowering students to work in keeping with the concerns of CU and the Boulder community, we work towards the adoption of fair, effective, and sustainable climate change solutions.
Please describe any annual events you plan, conference you attend, regularly scheduled meetings (location, time, etc.). This information appears publically on the directory so the more you provide, the easier it is for students to get involved.
General meetings - these weekly meetings will act as the organization's main activities. In these meetings, we plan to educate our members on lobbying and climate change. We will often work on specific activities like writing op-eds, gaining endorsements, and planning additional actions. Meeting will be held at 5:00-6:00pm in HUMN 160 on Wednesdays.
Participation in environment-related events on campus - we plan to table at environment-related events on campus to increase awareness of CCL.
National Lobbying Days - we plan to send a few members of the organization to Washington, D.C. for the national organization's lobbying day where we will talk to Members of Congress about passing legislation related to climate change.
CU Boulder and its students are dedicated to environmental stewardship. This organization offers another opportunity for students to get involved in environmental activism. It also gives students the opportunity to learn about lobbying and the national government, as well as actually travel to Washington, D.C. to practice what they've learned. There are currently no other student organizations that offer students the ability to talk to Members of Congress about climate change, so this organization will give environmentally-minded students that opportunity.
Please list the @colorado.edu email for the organization.