Next Meetup

Sierra Club March 1: Engaging with Conservatives on a Bipartisan Climate Solut
Steffi Rausch, lead organizer for the Asheville Chapter of the Citizens Climate Change Lobby (CCL) will share how you can engage positively with your legislators and conservative friends and relatives on the issue of climate change. Learn what terms to avoid and what language to use to actually reach areas of agreement. The same lessons can be used to lobby elected officials who may be skeptical of climate change. This event is free and open to the public. Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) is a non-profit, non-partisan international organization with 80,000 members worldwide that focuses on empowering and educating citizens to engage respectfully with their legislators on the issue of climate change as well as pushing for a bipartisan solution on the federal level. A big part of CCL’s outreach is reaching out to people with differing views to help bridge the partisan divide on the issue of climate by finding common ground between us. CCL works towards keeping a respectful bipartisan dialogue that is supported by a bipartisan advisory board that includes conservatives, liberals, scientists, and military. CCL’s proposed solution is called Carbon Fee & Dividend and has been adopted in various forms by four countries around the world, including Canada recently. It is a revenue-neutral, market-based, national alternative to regulations and the most effective, least intrusive, and government-free solution possible that will put more money back in to the pockets of low to middle income households while growing our economy, jobs, and GDP. Top economists say it is the best and easiest way to fix a carbon market failure and incentivize producers and consumers to lower their carbon consumption while not regulating how they do this. Rausch also is the owner and lead designer at Evolv.com, an Asheville-based website design company. Be sure to check out the club's website -- www.wenoca.org -- for infromation about all of the club's activities, including hiking, advocacy, and more.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville

Corner of Charlotte Street and Edwin One Edwin Place · Asheville, NC

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WENOCA is a part of the Western North Carolina Chapter of the Sierra Club. We seek to explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth.

We invite you to join us if you are someone who cares about the world we live in - the Sierra Club needs you.

We are now on meetup.com as a way for more members of the community to learn about our activities which range from the social hikes and picnics to political actions and educational presentations.

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