Monthly Actions 

Want to do more to help solve the climate crisis?


We know it is time to act, but deciding what to do can be daunting. We choose and action each month we think will have a real impact; most of them are quick, and we invite you to take them! If you subscribe to Power Up, you will receive a new action invitation each month, making it easy to to contribute to climate solutions!

 

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Urge Your Senators to Co-Sponsor the Renewable Electricity Standard Act of 2019!

July 2019

Senator Udall (D-NM) introduced the Renewable Electricity Standard Act of 2019 (S.1974), which would increase the U.S. supply of renewable energy from 18% now to at least 50% by 2035. Ask your senator to co-sponsor this bill! 

 

Urge Your Senators!  

 

 

Make Your Travel More Climate Friendly!

June 2019

5 ways to reduce your travel impacts:

  1. Consider buses or trains for trips under 500 miles 
  2. Avoid SUVs and flying first class
  3. For 1 or 2 travelers, nonstop economy flights beat driving an average car 
  4. For car trips, drive or rent he most efficient car possible
  5. Purchase carbon offsets for the rest

 Two carbon offset choices:

 

Seeds for the Sol

 

Terrapass

 
Photo credits: smannyrock taken on September 22, 2012 Obtained from: flickr 

Help Save Forests by Switching to Recycled Paper Products!

May 2019

Preserving the world’s forests is a critical element in the fight against climate change. According to NRDC, the Canadian boreal forest is under severe threat from logging, and being used for paper products sold in the U.S. Switch to Green Forest, Natural Value, Seventh Generation, or other recycled brands.

 

Learn more and take action!

 

 

Photo credits: Marcela Gara, Resource Media Published by: EE Image Database Obtained from: Creative Commons

Ask Your Members of Congress to Support and Pass the EICDA (H.R. 763)

April 2019

The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 is projected to reduce America’s emissions while helping middle- and low-income families. It would place a steadily rising fee on carbon emissions and return the money as carbon dividends in equal shares to households. It currently has 59 co-sponsors in the House, more than any carbon pricing bill has ever had. Please urge your Members of Congress to pass this bill!

 

Ask Your Members of Congress! 

 

Pledge to Vote for the Climate!

March 2019

The climate needs your vote! Not just in presidential elections, but in small elections too! Pledge to vote for climate and get reminders before every election! 

Nathaniel Stinnett, the founder of Environmental Voter Project, recently wrote:

If we’ve learned anything in the last two years, it’s that voting matters and elections have consequences. The next two years will define our path.”

 

 

Pledge to Vote for the Climate!

 

 

Pledge Your Support for the EICDA and the GND!

February 2019

Momentum is building for national action to bring down greenhouse gas emissions. It’s vital that we support all serious proposals for strong, fair, effective climate solutions legislation so action is taken by 2020.The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763) andThe Green New Deal, are both good plans. Pledge to support both!

 

 

 

Pledge Your Support!

 

Tell Congress to Act on Climate Change!

January 2019

With all the chaos and distraction the Congress faces, it’s up to us to keep their focus on climate action! The more they hear from voters that our top priority is climate change solutions, the more likely it is they will work constructively on enacting them. Urge your Members of Congress to focus on impactful solutions that can be passed quickly and to make climate action their top priority!

Ask Congress for Climate Action!