On Jan. 31, Richland climate scientist Steve Ghan of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby will speak in Twisp at 2 p.m. about bipartisan climate legislation that was introduced in both the House and Senate at the end of the last Congress, and how citizens can help generate political will for its passage.
The legislation is the carbon fee and dividend legislation that Citizens Climate Lobby has been advocating for nearly 10 years. Ghan will speak in the office of Methow Valley Citizens Council, 305 E. Highway 20 (between the Eagles and Windermere) in Twisp.
Meanwhile, the Citizens’ Climate Lobby is holding a workshop in Tonasket next month for people interested in dealing with the changing climate.
The workshop will help build skills to develop effective climate activists, with an emphasis on:
• lobbying Congress.
• writing letters to newspapers.
• tabling at events.
• seeking endorsements from local leaders.
• supporting fellow climate heroes.
The Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. The group aims to create a broad, sustainable foundation for climate action across all geographic regions and political inclinations. They are forming an Okanogan Valley chapter.
The three-hour workshop will be an opportunity to connect with others in the county who are concerned about the issue.
The workshop is at the Community Cultural Center in Tonasket on Sunday, Feb. 3, from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, call (509) 486-2333 or (509) 429-2384.