Climate Change Workshop Solution in Kea’au Feb. 4th


Workshop on Climate Change Solution

With the need to protect our ocean life, particularly coral reefs, growing ever more urgent, East Hawaii residents are urged to attend the February 4, 2014 workshop on Citizens Climate Lobby’s solution to climate change – putting a fee on carbon pollution and then returning all collected revenue to US households on an equal basis. Sierra Club is a co-sponsor of this event.

Lynate Pettengill (at left), Director of Field Development with Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) from Lawrence, KS, will lead the two-hour workshop.

“The personal actions we take to address climate change are important, but to deal effectively with this huge challenge, we must have a legislative solution. And if we want Congress to address climate change, then they have to hear from us,” said Pettengill. The workshop in Keaau is designed to give volunteers the tools they need to be effective advocates.

Citizens Climate Lobby is a grassroots advocacy organization, with 152 chapters across the U.S. and Canada, Sweden and Bangladesh. CCL is dedicated to generating the political will for effective national policies to address climate change. The group is working to build support for a carbon tax that returns revenue to households, creating a market-based incentive to transition from fossil fuels to clean energy which also protects the poor and middle class.

In 2013, CCL volunteers held 709 meetings with congressional offices and generated 1,643 media pieces  – 1,265 letters to the editor, 248 op-eds, and 130 interviews.

WHAT: Workshop on Citizens Climate Lobby’s solution to address climate change.

WHO: Lynate Pettengill, Director of Field Development with Citizens Climate Lobby.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 4, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Keaau Community Center, 16-192 Pili Mua St, Keaau, HI

WHY: To protect our State’s coral reefs, beaches, fish populations and oceans for generations to come.

CONTACT:  Nelson Ho,, (808) 315-4850