DC Has More Climate Work to do Than You Think

Written by Nicole Schroyer

Washington, DC is a national icon when it comes to climate action. We don’t always get as much recognition as states but hey… we’re used to that. In December 2018 we officially became one of the strongest national climate action leaders. After years of intense advocacy, coming from actors such as CCAN, DC Climate Coalition, and DC residents, the DC Council unanimously passed the Nation’s most ambitious clean energy law.

The DC Climate Coalition fights for clean energy, 2018.
  • 100% renewable (NOT nuclear) energy by 2032.
  • Emissions free public transportation and privately-owned fleet vehicles by 2045.
  • Strong new energy efficiency standards for new and existing buildings larger than 50,000 sqft (which make up 74% of DC’s electricity driven emissions).

This. Is. Climate. Leadership.

DC’s climate leadership doesn’t stop there. In July 2019, the US Green Building Council released a report ranking the country’s greenest states by LEED square footage per capita. DC didn’t make the top ten list… but not because it isn’t the greenest, but because it isn’t a state. Actually, DC boasts more square feet of LEED certified construction per capita than any state in the US.

AND, this year, the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy ranked DC 5th on the city scorecard, which compares emissions reducing initiatives in 75 of the largest cities around the country. 

AND, the District’s median Energy Star efficiency score is 74 while the national average is only 50.

We are setting a top tier example for other cities and states, and for the world. Go us! 

Proposed 2-megawatt solar array, shown in this rendering, that will consist of more than 5,000 solar panels and be located on land owned by the Washington Archdiocese in northeast Washington D.C. (Catholic Energies).

AND, the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, along with others, recently announced a plan to create DC’s largest solar array of about 5,000 panels.

AND, In August, PEPCO, the largest distributor of electricity in the District, reported that 5.4% of the energy they supply to DC is coming from renewable sources. According to the new law, 17.5% of DC’s energy needs to come from renewables by December 2019. This is where RECs (Renewable Energy Credits) come in. Pepco will make up for the 12.1% difference with these credits. When we reached out to Pepco they said they are “on track” to meet the 2020 RPS. 

Sidebar: [However, as Tyrion Lannister once said, “nothing someone says before the word ‘but’ really counts”]

BUT there is more work to be done.

You probably remember that the IPCC has said we have 12 years to make unprecedented changes to our current system. The headline was everywhere. The IPCC was basically repeating what scientists and environmentalists like me (and maybe you) had already known for years. Climate change is a real AND time-sensitive issue. 

Headlines after the 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 1.5°C Special Report was released.

That’s why DC’s climate legislation is so important. It sets a legally binding timeline for DC to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2032, and sets us on the path to a carbon neutral economy in the District.  Although it’s one of the most ambitious climate laws in the country, it may not be ambitious enough. The climate crisis, which we are already experiencing in DC, calls for something as tough as – if not tougher than – what we enacted.

Twelve years from 2018 (when the IPCC 1.5°C special report was released) is 2030. The District won’t even be running on 100% renewable energy by then, let alone be carbon neutral. 

Michael Marshall, in an opinion piece for Forbes, explains what the IPCC’s warning really means, stating “the reality is that there is no such cut-off: just a problem that gets worse and worse the later we leave it.”

What Climate Change Means for the District:

On July 8th the District received a month’s worth of rain in an hour. Let me say that again… a MONTH’S WORTH IN AN HOUR. It’s predicted that in DC, a 1-in-100 year storm will become a 1-in-25 year storm by 2050, and a 1-in-15 year storm by 2080. We must act now before this becomes our reality.

During the deadly heat wave in late July, DC’s Heat Emergency Plan was implemented. Six lives were lost due to the heatwave. Not normal. Not okay. This is climate change. No. These are signs of a climate emergency.

What’s worse? Despite the climate emergency being felt locally, the important timeline that the climate law mandates is perhaps in jeopardy. 

The District’s public transportation system is supposed to be emissions free by 2045, yet WMATA doesn’t even have a plan in place to transition to electric buses. 

Vehicles are the second highest emitters in the District, comprising 23% of all emissions. The Clean Energy Act requires the DC Department of Motor Vehicles to create a vehicle excise tax incentivizing fuel efficient vehicles by January 1, 2020, yet there are no public reports on current steps being taken by these agencies.

In July, MOMS Clean Air Force, a grassroots organization of over a million moms and dads hosted the play-in for climate action. Children from all over the country came to the Capitol to tell the hill to act now. CCAN, MOMS and others lobbied DC Council to implement the provisions of our new law before it’s too late.

In DC, low-income residents spend as much as 12% of their income on energy utility bills. The Clean Energy Act requires that in 2020, the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) and the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU)  will allocate at least 30% of the funds from the sustainable trust fund increases to low income residents for programs including energy bill assistance and workforce training. To date, no progress has been reported on these initiatives. Accountability and transparency are critical to making sure we achieve the change we need for a livable future.

Our new law funded the DC Green Finance Authority, effectively establishing one of the nation’s first Green Banks. It’s expected to attract $5 private dollars to every $1 public dollar to help fund clean 

energy projects in places such as low-income communities around the District. However, corruption is already a concern for the DC Climate Coalition. Denise Robbins, Communications Director at CCAN, wrote an op-ed featured in the Washington Post, illuminating issues with the newly confirmed nominees to the DCGB board. Conflicts of interest tamper with the effectiveness of an organization that has the ability to have a positive effect of this magnitude.

Stories like these put a bad taste in DC residents’ mouths. When we lose hope, we lose this battle.

The DC government isn’t doing a great job at generating trust. And this is a government-heavy law. DC residents need transparency and clarification as to how the law is going to be implemented. There is danger in resting now. The government must be held accountable through the implementation process. We have the opportunity to solidify our role as leaders in a global transition away from carbon.

We want our law to set an example of what is possible when people work together to solve complex and seemingly insurmountable problems at a local level.

Here’s what needs to be done:

  • The DC Council should request updates from the DMV and DOEE regarding their plans to create the excise tax by the established deadline of January 1, 2020.
  • The DC Council should ask the DOEE and the DCSEU to report on their progress in establishing plans, including community outreach and engagement, for meeting funding goals for low income residents by 2020.
  • WMATA should develop and implement an electrification plan immediately.
  • The D.C. Council should pass an amendment that requires the Green Bank to establish strong oversight policies as law.

Please join us in this fight. Sign up to volunteer, stay updated through our email list, donate — one or all of the above. Anything helps. Together, we can keep moving DC forward. 

Summer Photo Contest: Act on Climate in DC

In celebration of summer, we’re kicking off our annual photo contest and we’re hoping to hear from YOU! Do you have beautiful images you’d like to share with our community and the world? Do you want to showcase a visual story about climate change, the environment and community?

Send in an image for your chance to win prizes and recognition within our member community and on the web. Prizes will include gift cards to local DC businesses. The three winners will also get the chance to guest write a blog post, telling the story of their image. It’s a great way to connect with our community and share your perspective on your environment.

Photos should feature the following:

  • Environmental themes: Did you help protect our natural resources? Participate in a rally for a carbon price? Get your community involved in a solar project? Start a neighborhood garden? Lobby your legislator environmental justice? Show us how you are working on environmental issues.
  • D.C.’s natural beauty: We’re lucky that our city is so full and so close to nature! Showcase yourself with your favorite city/nature hotspot! Tell us in the description how it helps  refresh yourself.
  • Anything you treasure at risk from climate change: From your favorite bee to your cousin’s nephew, what do you cherish and want to protect from climate change? Show us why it is so important to act on climate change in DC.

Entering our photo contest is free and easy. Simply choose to submit via Instagram or email, following the instructions below. Email info@carbonpricedc.org with the subject line “Photo Contest” with any questions.

  • Google form: http://bit.ly/dc-photo-contest
  • By email: Send your photo and a description with the subject line “Photo Contest Submission” to info@carbonpricedc.org
  • Act Fast! The contest is only open until early September (date to be determined soon).
  • Follow all instructions under the Rules and Guidelines below.

Winners will be announced by early September and publicized in our communications and social media throughout the rest of summer and fall. Winners will be notified by email. Make sure your email is included when you submit your entry.

Prizes will be awarded to the Grand Prize winner and three finalists. The prizes will be gift cards to local businesses who support carbon pricing and climate action. The Grand Prize is $40 to ANXO Cidery and Pintxos Bar, and the runner-up prizes will receive gift certificates ranging from $18 to $25 to other DC businesses.

*By entering the  Photo Contest, you are agreeing to the rules and guidelines of the Photo Contest (below).

  • To be eligible to enter, you must be 18 years or older.
  • Limit five submissions per member.
  • Each participant in the Photo Contest (each a “Participant”) is responsible for ensuring that he or she has the right to submit.
  • Submit large, high resolution images in color or black and white.
  • Only original photos taken by the person or featuring the person submitting are eligible; others will be disqualified.
  • Only digital entries are eligible and must be submitted electronically. You may submit scans of slides or paper prints.

By sharing your photograph with “Put A Price On It, D.C.” (“The Coalition”), you agree to the following:

  • If the photo(s) you share with this group is of someone other than you or something not on your or public property, you have obtained permission and/or have the ability and authority to submit such photo(s) for display on DC EcoWomen’s website as described above, and you agree that the images do not infringe on any third party’s rights.
  • No payment will be made to you for The Coalition’s display of the photos taken of or submitted by you.
  • If your photo is selected as a finalist, you hereby grant The Coalition permission to display the photograph you submit along with your name in promotions of the Photo Contest on the The Coalition website, other publications, Facebook updates, Twitter content, and in member emails.
  • By entering the Photo Contest, participants agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless The Coalition, its respective subsidiaries, affiliates, attorneys, agents and representatives, from any and all third party liability for any injuries, loss, claim, action, demand or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the competition (collectively, “Losses”), including without limitation any third party claim for copyright infringement or a violation of an individual’s right to privacy and/or publicity right. The Photo Contest is void where prohibited by law.
  • The Coalition is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the photo competition, or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of submissions to the photo competition, including but not limited to any misprints or typographical errors. The Coalition assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. The Coalition is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer equipment, servers, providers, computer on-line systems, software, or failure of email on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, including injury or damage to participant’s or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or uploading images or information in the photo contest.
  • If, for any reason, the photo competition is not capable of completion as planned, including but not limited to, any reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of The Coalition that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the photo competition, The Coalition reserves the right at their sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the photo competition.
Faces of the Campaign: Meet Chelsea Hodgkins

Faces of the Campaign: Meet Chelsea Hodgkins

What is your name and what do you do?

My name is Chelsea Hodgkins and I am an intern for the DC Carbon Fee and Rebate Campaign.

What woke you up to the climate crisis?

Working with communities in Ghana experiencing chronic water scarcity.

Why does the campaign to put a price on carbon in DC and rebate the revenue matter to you?

It would mean more equitable outcomes for families across the district and the environment.

How is this campaign different from other environmental campaigns you’ve experienced in the past?

More capacity to organize and affect change

How has climate change impacted your own community?

Growing up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, the livelihood of many of my former neighbors will be impacted by climate change induced ocean acidification.

What was your favorite moment in this campaign?

Yet to come

Tell me about a time you’ve witnessed community power.

Organizing a community in Ghana to press their local government authorities for their well to be placed on a prioritized list of maintenance.

What was your biggest accomplishment on this campaign?

Still to come!

One word summing up your experience with this campaign:

Looking forward to it!

Best place to get breakfast in DC?
Dos Gringos in Mt. Pleasant!
Housing, Gentrification, and the Carbon Rebate in Washington, DC

Housing, Gentrification, and the Carbon Rebate in Washington, DC

-Written by Hayden Higgins

The link between housing and climate change might not be an obvious one. But as they always say in real estate, “Location, location, location.” And no one wants to be located where climate impacts are bound to be worst. Housing inequality is already a striking problem in DC. Climate change would make it worse.

What can we do? A carbon fee and dividend will both effectively lower carbon emissions and give residents relief from our ongoing crisis of displacement by gentrification. Making polluters pay will push the city towards clean energy, but it’ll also put money in the pocketsof residents working to keep up with surging rents.

Climate Change Will Make Gentrification Worse

Some regions will be affected more than others by climate change. For example, Floridian real estate could be decimated by encroaching seas. But it’s also true that environmental impacts are unequally distributed at the city level, too. Neighborhood-by-neighborhood, block-by-block, a “game of inches” will play out as insurers map flood risk.

DC knows that some neighborhoods bear the brunt of pollution. Residents of Ivy City, a Northeast neighborhood without a high income level, have fought for years to improve their air quality by asking the city to stop idling its bus fleet outside their homes. Here, as elsewhere, the poor are disproportionately harmed by pollution; they can’t afford to get out of its way.

As climate impacts become more apparent, an information gap will arise. The banks and real estate agents will have access to complex modeling that predicts the areas where flooding and other impacts are most likely to occur—down to the inch. These areas will be the cheapest ones, with the market shunting poor families into harm’s way.

A vision of this future is articulated in award-winning science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson’s New York 2140, which takes place in a flooded Gotham. The moneyed Manhattanites have fled for higher ground in the Cloisters. The middle classes live in half-submerged midtown. The poor, finally, live in half-swamped “intertidal” zones where collapses and cholera are common.

How Housing Can Help?

Housing, therefore, is intimately related to the impacts of climate change. It’s also related to solving climate change. As futurist Alex Steffen has persuasively argued, building denser, more walkable cities is one of the premier ways we can cut back our carbon footprint.

It goes further than that: cities can’t just be dense, they need to have good, affordable housing. Sociologist Daniel Aldana-Cohen has argued that “working-class control of cities is crucial to bringing down carbon emissions.” A whole suite of working-class programs are also low-carbon, such as accessible mass transit, walkable and bikeable causeways, and jobs close to homes.

The Fee and Dividend Solution

You don’t need to look far to understand how a carbon fee and dividend would help ameliorate this. Our bill is projected to send a monthly rebate of $160 to a family of four by 2032. Crucially for addressing gentrification, that number is $270 for a comparative family of lower income. This gives residents who may have deep roots but shallower pocketbooks a leg up: the median DC two-bedroom apartment cost $3,190 a month last year. That means the rebate could cover 8 percent of rent, a sizable chunk.

Crucially, a solution needs to have a targeted solution for dealing with the fact that energy efficiency is often worst in housing occupied by the poorest. Utility bills are one of the main  reasons people resort to predatory payday loans, putting poor people in a vicious cycle where they can’t pay for the weather-proofing and other improvements that would help. (World Resources Institute, where I work, has written about ensuring equity in carbon pricing.)

For residents whose first need is meeting rent, the carbon fee and rebate will help keep DC habitable for its residents–in terms of a livable climate and in terms of affordable housing.

DCision18: What the DC Council candidates have to say about the carbon price

DCision18: What the DC Council candidates have to say about the carbon price

Candidate Responses on Carbon Fee and Rebate

DC for Democracy recently asked a wide range of questions to candidates about their stances on various policies. (The full questionnaire can be found here). One of the questions was this: “What is your position on the Carbon Fee Rebate proposal?” Here’s what they had to say:

Council Chair


Calvin Gurley— Accountant and auditor, served as a member of a mayoral commission on public housing

How can one measure it? The past practice of the Council under the current Chair is to
rob and ponder agencies’ funds. For example, the Council emptied the entire set aside
$18 million from the Housing Production Trust Fund. And after public outrage, the
council appropriated the $18 million back into the trust fund the next year. I don’t trust
the current Council to allow this rebate to filter down to the residents.


Ed Lazere— Executive Director at D.C Fiscal Policy Institute

I have supported the DC Carbon Fee Rebate proposal because it is an opportunity to promote environmental, economic and racial justice at the same time. In the absence of federal action on global climate change, states and cities should step in to make a difference. The proposal to put a fee-per-ton on carbon and rebating the proceeds to residents is supported by prominent economists, both liberal and conservative, and environmental experts, as a market-driven way to reduce carbon consumption by encouraging energy conservation and use of renewable energy sources. The Carbon Fee Rebate proposal would rebate the proceeds of the carbon fee to DC residents on a per-capita basis. Analysis shows that for the vast majority of lower income families, the rebate will be larger than their increased energy costs. This means the proposal not only ensures that families with low incomes are not burdened by a carbon fee, but in fact will provide an income boost to these families and reduce income inequality. This proposal is an important way to promote environmental and economic justice at the same time.

Phil Mendelson— Council chairman since 2012

I support the proposal that a fee be imposed per ton of carbon emissions to incentivize use of renewable energy sources. In that regard, I was the author of legislation that established a renewable energy portfolio standard for electric generation — that was our first effort at promoting renewables (which are carbon free). I have given advice to the advocates for the carbon bill on how I think they can get a carbon tax adopted as law.


Ward 1


Kent Boese— D.C law librarian

I fully support the Climate and Community Reinvestment Act. The proposal requires fossil fuel companies doing business in the District to pay a fee for every ton of carbon dioxide they put into the atmosphere. The policy would then rebate the overwhelming share of the collected revenue to D.C. households and small businesses such as those in Ward 1. As the Ward 1 Council member, one of the things I would look for in any legislation is how it impacts and benefits residents and businesses in my community. I am impressed by the thoughtfulness of the Climate and Community Reinvestment Act. What is compelling to me is that Ward 1 businesses such as Cork and Pleasant Pops are behind this bill – great local businesses with engaged owners who understand what it takes to thrive in D.C. while serving as a community partner.

Brianne Nadeau— Ward 1 Council member

I support this proposal and have been eagerly awaiting a draft bill to which I will proudly add my name. I’ve been talking with advocates about this idea for the past several years and I’m eager to moving it forward. I served as the chair of the Local Government Advisory Committee to the Chesapeake Bay Council as well as chair of the Metro Washington Air Quality board to COG. I do this work because climate change is already impacting our world and we have a responsibility to do all we can to impact the behavior of our residents to help protect our environment.


Lori Parker— Former magistrate judge in D.C Superior Court

I support the Carbon Fee and Rebate proposal.




Ward 5


Bradley Thomas— D.C Civil Litigation and Entertainment Lawyer

I am definitely in support of carbon fee rebates. For the last five years, I have been a student at the Harvard University Extension School working towards a masters in Sustainability and Environmental Management. I understand, probably better than anyone currently serving on the Council, that we must take dramatic and comprehensive action to reduce greenhouse gases or we are going to literally cook the planet. Some years ago, an organization was formed taking the name 350.org. The name was chosen based of studies that indicated that the maximum safe level of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere would be 350 parts per million (ppm). In a few short years, we passed right through that level. Today, in February 2018, it is estimated that we have reached a CO2 level of 408 ppm. What does that mean in terms of climate change? Think about this: Globally, seventeen of the eighteen hottest years on record have occurred in this century, those years being 2001 through 2017. The other hottest year on record was 1998.

The polar ice caps are melting at an alarming rate. That means that sea level is rising. Rising sea level threatens coastal cities and poor island nations. In addition, trapped under the permafrost in Greenland and Antarctica and deep under the ocean floor, are vast quantities of methane, a greenhouse gas that is 30 times more heat trapping than CO2. Once the oceans warm to a certain level, and that methane is released into the atmosphere, we will be at the point of no return, the point from which there will be nothing we can do to halt the destruction of life on this planet as we know it. What does all of that have to do with our local political decisions? Everything. D.C. is on planet Earth and we are global citizens.

On a related front, I am also in favor of banning gas powered leaf blowers, another small but not insignificant source of CO2. Councilmember Cheh has introduced a bill before the Council which calls for the banning of the sale and use of gasoline powered leaf blowers in the District of Columbia effective January 1, 2022., I believe that legislation make sense and I am currently in the process of persuading ANC5E to pass a resolution in support of it. It’s one small step but every step is important.

Ward 6


Charles Allen— Ward 6 Council member

I was one of the earliest supporters of the Put A Price On It campaign to place a fee on carbon producers, which would also provide a rebate to vulnerable residents. This campaign is part of creating a more sustainable DC. In addition to this effort, I authored the legislation creating the District’s first Climate Change and Resiliency Commission; I led the fight to have the District’s retirement and pension funds divest from carbon and fossil fuel investment holdings; I wrote several bills to expand opportunities for solar installation; and I led the effort to name 2018 as the Year of the Anacostia River to celebrate and bring attention to the river on the eastern half of our city.


Lisa Hunter— D.C Healthcare activist

I support this proposal. I am very familiar with policies related to carbon taxes and rebates, having worked on Capitol Hill during the congressional debate of similar federal policy almost a decade ago. Policies that incentivize a shift to green energy and reduce our city’s emissions are becoming increasingly important, and policies that incentivize change by investing funds in our own communities are the optimal way to produce these results. It is also important that we pursue clean energy policy without unduly burdening low income residents who cannot afford to upgrade their homes or modify their energy source with efficiency in mind. To that end, as fees on distribution companies are increased and those costs are passed onto consumers, I would seek to revisit the percentage of carbon rebates going to our low-income residents, currently set at 15 percent. This policy is estimated to increase residential power bills by an average of $9/ month, and while that should be offset by rebates, it is an increase that could be debilitating for families who struggle to pay their bills on a month-to-month basis. We need to make sure the rebate system is designed in such a way that we are proactively insulating low-income residents from price spikes they cannot afford, particularly since they may experience these financial pressures prior to receiving rebates. I would also revise the eligibility requirements for low-income residents. I am not comfortable with requiring residents to have a photo ID or driver’s license in order to be eligible for rebates, since these requirements would inherently exclude the most vulnerable populations in our city who will depend on access to these rebates most. Presumptive eligibility would protect low-income residents from being excluded from this rebate program.



Anita Bonds— At-Large Council member since 2012

In principle, I support putting a price on carbon emissions, and privatizing that cost to encourage the use of greener energy sources and to generally lower our collective energy consumption. This is important not only because it is good for the environment, but because it makes the District the kind of ethical place where people will want to live and raise a family as the Earth’s environmental crisis reaches a critical point.

Moreover, the proposal to return this tax to District residents vis periodic rebate checks would be a wonderful thing for District residents, provided that residents who use a reasonable amount of carbon-emitting energy over a period of time are able to recoup the fees they paid. This is especially important for seniors, who are less physically and financially able to radically alter their day-to-day activities to decrease their personal carbon footprints.

It is my understanding that the proposal that will come before the Council accommodates these concerns and will benefit the average District resident. As long as I and my colleagues can ensure this is the case as the legislation moves forward, then I will be in support

Marcus Goodwin— D.C Real-estate professional

The Carbon Fee Rebate proposal is a brilliant way to ensure that we are good stewards of our environment and that’s both cost effective and practical. My father has been an environmental scientist focused on our water-ways for the past 30 years. We are sufferers of a large carbon footprint because of our high proportion of out of town commuters. I would take it a step further and seek ways to tax vehicle commuters from Maryland and Virginia for their carbon impacts on our city.


Aaron Holmes— D.C social justice activist

I support market driven solutions to deal with rising environmental concerns. The proposed rebate incentivizes more sustainable options while relieving economic pressure on thousands of residents who are struggling to make ends meet.



Jeremiah Lowery– Works for food equity police, environmental justice, early childhood education and community empowerment

I support and campaigned for it. Down the road we should look-into using a percentage of the money to create a public utility system run on 100 percent clean energy. Putting a fee on the carbon is good, but we must now look to transitioning to a new system.

Join us at the Peoples Climate Mobilization!

Saturday, Apr 29, 2017
9:30 AM – 3:00 PM


Join us at the Peoples Climate Mobilization and help us grow our campaign to put a price on carbon in D.C.!

The People’s Climate March for Climate, Jobs, and Justice is just around the corner. On April 29, 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 Peoples Climate Mobilization.

During the march, we will be carrying signs in support of the DC carbon rebate campaign, gathering petitions, and performing a fun skit about the policy. 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 Protein Bar near Capitol Hill before heading out to march.

What: Join us to build support during the Peoples Climate Mobilization
When: Saturday, April 29, meetup between 9:30 -10:00 a.m.
Where: Protein Bar, 398 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
Event Contacts: Jeremiah Lowery, jeremiah@chesapeakeclimate.org, 240-475-4009; Camila Thorndike, camila@chesapeakeclimate.org, 541-951-2619

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