Join us at the March for Science and help us grow our campaign to put a price on carbon in D.C.!
Earth Week is quickly approaching, beginning with the historic March for Science. On April 22, we need to make a big show of support against Donald Trump’s polluting agenda. This will also be an unbeatable opportunity to grow our local climate movement and advance the campaign to “Put A Price On It D.C.”
We plan to seize this moment — but we need your help! Join us and help us grow our base at the March for Science.
During the march, we will be carrying signs in support of the DC carbon rebate campaign and gathering petitions. We need a lot of folks in the crowds calling for action on this solution! It’s time to hold polluters accountable for environmental injustice by making them pay carbon rebates to all DC residents. Volunteers will be meeting at the Archives Navy Memorial Metro Station at 7:30 a.m. before heading out to march.
Will you join us and help us volunteer at the March for Science?
What: Volunteer with the carbon price campaign at the March for Science
When: Saturday, April 22, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00pm.
Where: Volunteers will meet at the Archives Navy Memorial Metro Station at 1:00 pm
Event Contacts: Jeremiah Lowery, email@example.com, (240) 475-4009; Camila Thorndike, firstname.lastname@example.org, 541-951-2619
Who is ready to party?
All the local and national events in April offer amazing opportunities to grow our campaign! Earth Day events, The Scientists’ March and the People’s Climate March are all coming up in a few weeks. We need your help to make the most of all this action spreading the word about DC’s #1 climate campaign.
We need to turn out as many people as possible to rep the campaign on the ground during April’s marches and events. And to do that we are going to throw a PARTY!
Come to the volunteer phone banking and creative poster-making party on April 12th, 6:00pm-8:00pm at the DC Environmental Network office near Capitol Hill. This is your chance to meet other passionate climate champs in DC who are ready to roll up their sleeves for fun, strategic actions that move the City Council to pass the country’s strongest law for climate protection.
Here are the details:
Who: CCAN, you and fellow climate champions. Bring a friend with you too!
What: DC Volunteer Action Party
When: Wednesday, April 12th. 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: DC Environmental Network, 322 4th St NE, Washington, D.C.
Can’t make it on the 12th but still want to help out? We’ve got remote jobs for you — just RSVP and we’ll be in touch.
The following is a blog post written by CCAN volunteer Andrew Crane-Droesch. In this satirical piece, he illustrates the benefits of a tax on carbon by telling the story of loud, obnoxious neighbor that needs to turn the volume way down. Take a look!
This is a blog post about carbon taxes. But before I go there, let me tell you a story about a guy named Ernie.
Ernie lives in a small condo in a big city. He has many neighbors, and the walls of his unit are thin. Ernie can hear the muffled voices of his neighbors in the hallway when he comes home from work.
When Ernie is home, his likes to listen to music. His favorite bands include Gorgoroth and Vanilla Ice. Ernie has a powerful stereo. He likes to listen to his favorite songs with the volume turned all the way up. He doesn’t like headphones because they aren’t comfortable. And they make it difficult to copy Armi ja Danny’s sweet moves.
Ernie’s neighbors don’t like this. They have politely asked Ernie to turn down his music. Ernie resists, saying that his music makes him happy. He argues that sometimes his neighbors are loud too, and he doesn’t like their music either. He argues that this is a free country, dammit, and he can do what he wants.
So the neighbors start playing their own music louder to counteract the NKOTB marathon coming out of Ernie’s apartment. Nobody can sleep. People are starting to lose their hearing. The cats have all run away. What can be done?
Ernie’s loud music is an example of an externality. An externality is the cost born by others of anything done for oneself. Ernie experiences pleasure listening to Color Me Badd really loudly on his stereo. But his fun comes at a cost to everyone around him. His neighbors don’t get any pleasure from his music, but they’re the ones losing sleep. And they can’t get the Electric Slide out of their heads.