Climate Change Task Force

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The Task Force has support for you. Would you like to have a discussion group or form a team on climate change? Host or co-host an event? Educate your members or the public? Learn what other Leagues are doing? Let us help! Contact us today at climatechange [at] lwvc.org!

Take Action Locally

Schedule a Local Event: The Climate Change Task Force will help you set up an event or presentation on climate change. The Task Force can help with contacts to other organizations, to find speakers, and to organize the event. Here are some options:

  • A regional presentation joint with other local leagues,
  • A panel discussion with many points of view and/or with several organizations,
  • A local talk focused on a topic of local interest (e.g. sea level rise in Humboldt, agricultural changes in the Central Valley, forest effects in the foothills).

Form a Discussion Group or Team on Climate Change: A discussion group can be the beginning of a Climate Change Team. Examples of topics:

  • A series of short talks by Lawrence Berkeley National Lab scientists to view separately and then discuss
  • Review possible climate solutions from Drawdown by Paul Hawken
  • Current legislation, city or county council issues and actions on climate change
  • Review of local actions on climate change proposed by the California Air Resources Board and choose among them for your local focus

What California Leagues Are Doing

Many Leagues across the state are pursuing one or more areas of climate change action. Primary areas of interest are:
 

Smart Growth - Climate Action Plans, Green Infrastructure, Energy Efficiency-Reslient Cities-Sustainability, Universal Electrification, Transportation
Sea Level Rise - Impacts on Coastal Communities, Need for New Zoning
Carbon Storage in Natural Systems - Healthy Soils and Carbon Drawdown, Forests 
Renewable Energy - Community Choice Aggregation
Climate Change Education

Education

Education needs to be engaging, with emphasis on local effects and actions. We are just beginning our work to put together education materials and plans specific to different California areas and issues. Meanwhile, use this excellent compilation of resources for education, including webinars, handouts, talks, tips for communication, and more.

Upcoming League Affiliated Events

April 22 Live event in Berkeley: Earth Day Film Festival and Panel. Monday, April 22, 7:00-9:30 PM PDT, David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley. Co-sponsored by the LWV-California.

April 23 Webinar: Learn about efforts to limit transportation emissions. "Driving Down Emissions: Massachusetts and the Regional Transportation and Climate Initiative,”  Sponsored by the LWV-Massachusetts. Tuesday, April 23, 11-2 p.m. PDT. Register here. Download flyer here.

April 25 Webinar: Cap and trade is growing fast. And it’s working. Learn the facts about cap and trade and why it is an effective way to put a price on carbon. Join us for a webinar by Nat Keohane, Environmental Defense Fund, Senior Vice President, Climate, "Cap and Trade is Alive and Well: Carbon Markets Around the World" Thursday, April 25, 11:00am to 12:00pm (PDT). Cosponsored by the LWV-US and PriceonCarbon.org. Register here.

Recently Past Recorded Events

Recordings, slides, and handouts are available at the links provided below. 

  • It's Happening. It's Now: The Climate Reports of 2018 link
  • Effective Action in Advocating for Price on Carbon link
  • You Can Make a Difference! Five Simple Actions to Reduce Emissions link
  • Soil Health for Carbon Sequestration in the Face of Climate Change link
  • California Cap and Trade - An Introduction link
  • Utility Users Tax, or How to Bring Carbon Pricing to Your City link
  • Food Production and Greenhouse Gases: Counting Carb Emissions link
  • Beyond Fossil Fuels: Taking Action See recording of the panel discussion and Q&A in Part 1 and Part 2.

For more webinars on climate change see the LWV-Massachusetts Climate and Energy Solutions Series.

Get Connected

To be part of the email discussion group for LWVC Climate Change, email us at climatechange [at] lwvc.org and we’ll put you on the list.

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