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350 or bust: After the hottest year on record, here’s to 2015 being a year of radical climate action.

Happy New Year! * It’s now official – 2014 was the hottest year on record for this blue planet of ours. * * This is the year that science and good climate policy will trump denial and fossil fool intransigence. I’m lucky to live in the largest Canadian province, Ontario, where last summer the newly-re-elected . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: After the hottest year on record, here’s to 2015 being a year of radical climate action.

350 or bust: Climate-Concerned Canadians Travel to Ottawa To Talk Solutions

Keep calm and price carbon. Is it possible to solve the climate crisis without hurting the economy? That is the question that five members of Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) Red Lake were in Ottawa recently to address. They joined Canadians from Vancouver Island to Quebec who traveled to our nation’s capitol last week to learn . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Climate-Concerned Canadians Travel to Ottawa To Talk Solutions

350 or bust: Canadians Gather for “Carbon Fee Prosperity” Event in Ottawa

Climate-concerned Canadians from across the country are gathered in Ottawa today for the first day of the second annual Citizens’ Climate Lobby national conference and lobbying days. If you are in or around Ottawa and want to learn more about a dynamic, grassroots organization that is working to create the political will for a livable . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Canadians Gather for “Carbon Fee Prosperity” Event in Ottawa

350 or bust: Carbon Fee Prosperity

We at CCL Canada have been working hard to set up a live webcasting of the Sunday lineup at our second annual conference and lobbying days in Ottawa this weekend, November 22 and 23rd. Keynote speakers at include Michael MacMillan, of Samara Canada and co-author of Tragedy in the Commons, and venture capitalist Tom Rand, . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Carbon Fee Prosperity

350 or bust: Carbon Fee Prosperity

* Are you ready for carbon fee prosperity? Then join us at our 3 day conference and lobbying days in Canada’s Capital City, Ottawa, November 22-24. The conference line-up is phenomenal with too many impeccable speakers to highlight just one person. DEADLINES: Hotel accommodations at the Courtyard Marriott in the Byward Market are suggested, although . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Carbon Fee Prosperity

Cowichan Conversations: Shawnigan’s Sonia Furstenau Has Thrown Her Hat Into The CVRD Ring!

Sonia Furstenau has declared for Shawnigan

As we await the Environmental Appeal Board’s verdict on whether to uphold South Island Aggregate’s permit to put five million tonnes of contaminated soil in our watershed, we need to be clear and direct with the BC government: No matter what the EAB decides, the people of . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Shawnigan’s Sonia Furstenau Has Thrown Her Hat Into The CVRD Ring!

350 or bust: How To Save The Climate In One Simple Step

There’s one simple step that will start to turn around around the climate crisis. Price carbon, get industry to pay the cost of their own pollution, and return the money collected to citizens. It can be done – British Columbia has introduced a carbon tax that includes a 15% reduction in the finance minister’s pay . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: How To Save The Climate In One Simple Step

350 or bust: Building Momentum For A Price On Carbon

Citizens’ Climate Lobby held its 5th Annual Conference in Washington DC June 22 – 24th. It was my second international CCL conference; at last year’s meeting there were 365 CCLers from across the United States, with a few Canadians thrown in for good measure. This year the number of climate-concerned citizens nearly doubled, with 600 . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Building Momentum For A Price On Carbon

350 or bust: Get Ready To Dial In For Climate Action

If you live in the United States, and you are concerned about climate change, circle Monday June 23rd on your calendar. From the comfort of your own home, you can support action on climate change and the over 600 climate-concerned citizens who will be on Capitol Hill that day meeting with every congressional office to . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Get Ready To Dial In For Climate Action

350 or bust: New US Economic Study Shows Carbon Tax Refunded to Households Would Create Jobs

As recent reports on the impact of climate change underscore the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a new study finds that a tax on carbon can reduce those emissions while also adding jobs to the economy. The study, conducted by Regional Economic Models, Inc., examined a tax on the carbon-dioxide content of fossil fuels. . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: New US Economic Study Shows Carbon Tax Refunded to Households Would Create Jobs

350 or bust: Surprise! Putting Price On Carbon Is A Job-Creating Bonanza

* SAN DIEGO, MARCH 3, 2014 – An aggressively-priced carbon tax in California, with revenue returned to the public, would actually grow the state’s economy and increase jobs, according to a new study released by Citizens Climate Lobby. The study, prepared for CCL by Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI), looked at the economic impact of . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Surprise! Putting Price On Carbon Is A Job-Creating Bonanza

350 or bust: Le Moment Est Venu

* After blogging about climate change from my perspective as a mom for nearly four years, I’m taking a hiatus from 350orbust. For more on this, check out my July 31 blog post, Shift Happens. I would love to meet you in Ottawa in November for Citizens Climate Lobby Canada’s first national conference. Click on . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Le Moment Est Venu

350 or bust: The Time Is Now

* After blogging about climate change from my perspective as a mom for nearly four years, I’m taking a hiatus from 350orbust. For more on this, check out my July 31 blog post, Shift Happens. I would love to meet you in Ottawa in November for Citizens Climate Lobby Canada’s first national conference. Click on . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: The Time Is Now

350 or bust: Our Children Shouldn’t Have To Sacrifice For Us

* After blogging about climate change from my perspective as a mom for nearly four years, I’m taking a hiatus from 350orbust. For more on this, check out my July 31 blog post, Shift Happens. I would love to meet you in Ottawa in November for Citizens Climate Lobby Canada’s first national conference. Click on . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Our Children Shouldn’t Have To Sacrifice For Us

350 or bust: Climate Heroes In Washington

The purposes of Citizens Climate Lobby are to create the political will for a stable climate & to empower individuals to have breakthroughs in exercising their personal and political power. From June 22 – 25th, 370 citizen lobbyists from both the U.S. and Canada descended on Washington to learn more about the science of climate . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Climate Heroes In Washington

350 or bust: Grassroot Activists Gather On Capitol Hill To Lobby For Carbon Tax

  * It was no easy feat trying to keep my cool while racing in my high heels between Congressional and Senate offices in the scorching D.C. heat last Tuesday. More than once I wondered about the wisdom of leaving behind the comfortable Red Lake summer to join nearly four hundred other citizen lobbyists from . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Grassroot Activists Gather On Capitol Hill To Lobby For Carbon Tax

350 or bust: Ms Smith Goes To Washington To Lobby For A Price On Carbon Pollution

Life feels incredibly busy these days; not only is it gardening season, there’s so much happening on the climate front as well as personally that it’s hard to keep up. I’m preparing to travel to Washington DC this weekend, along with my husband and 19 other Canadian climate activists. We’re going to be joining over . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Ms Smith Goes To Washington To Lobby For A Price On Carbon Pollution

350 or bust: What The Hell Are We Thinking?

This articulate teenager, presenting recently at the hearings of the Northern Gateway Review Panel, asks all of us a question we need to ponder in our hearts: * What will we answer, when our children and grandchildren ask us this question? * * Looking for a way to answer this question? Go to citizensclimatelobby.org – . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: What The Hell Are We Thinking?

350 or bust: Fun at Calgary’s Oil and Bank Towers

I am away from my computer for two weeks, as my husband and I explore more of one of our favourite places in Canada, Newfoundland (AKA “The Rock”). While I’m away 350orbust will be featuring guest writers and some of my favourite columns revisited, as well as some random stuff that I think is important . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Fun at Calgary’s Oil and Bank Towers

350 or bust: Citizens Climate Lobby: Wanted, Men & Women for Hazardous Journey

* Amory Lovins, Chairman and Chief Scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute, and renewable energy pioneer and a giant in that field, is the speaker on this month’s Citizens Climate Lobby international conference call, this Saturday February 4th. His most recent book is “Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era.” For more . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Citizens Climate Lobby: Wanted, Men & Women for Hazardous Journey

350 or bust: Why I Am Putting All My Eggs In The Citizens Climate Lobby Basket

Citizens Climate Lobby is a well-organized grassroots organization made up of Canadians and Americans who want a sustainable future for their children, and are willing to work on creating the political will for a sustainable climate. In the process, they are empowered to claim their own political power in a way many citizens don’t these . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Why I Am Putting All My Eggs In The Citizens Climate Lobby Basket

350 or bust: As Fossil Fuel Interests Sway Politicians, The Political Will To Act On Climate Change Disappears As Fast As Arctic Ice

This excellent interview with Patrick Bond, Director of the Centre for Civil Society University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa, discusses the huge influence that the fossil fuel industry, with its deep pockets and bought-and-paid for politicians, has on the climate change debate. This industry is at the root of the inaction we are currently . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: As Fossil Fuel Interests Sway Politicians, The Political Will To Act On Climate Change Disappears As Fast As Arctic Ice

350 or bust: Citizens Climate Lobby: Progress in Durban On Climate, But We Mustn’t Wait To Act

Citizens Climate Lobby Canada released this response to the recent Durban climate negotiations and the announcement yesterday by Environment Minister Peter Kent that Canada is pulling out of the Kyoto Protocol: While it is encouraging that a path forward now exists for an international agreement on climate change, the deal completed Sunday in Durban, South . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Citizens Climate Lobby: Progress in Durban On Climate, But We Mustn’t Wait To Act

350 or bust: Save Our Climate Act Introduced in U.S. Congress

It’s been an interesting few weeks on the climate front in North America. With the backdrop of the “Occupy” movement, there were some small changes introduced that hopefully signal the start of an all-out campaign by our elected offic… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Save Our Climate Act Introduced in U.S. Congress