Tom Erb and Camila Thorndike offer some examples of how to talk about carbon pricing with your friends, your college president and your elected representatives.
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Are you a STUDENT? Join the campus campaign to put a PRICE ON CARBON.
Clarissa Olivares, a senior at the University of Washington studying international development, tells us why she’s saying #YesOn732
Young people today are growing up with the knowledge that climate change makes our future uncertain.
I am frequently told in my university classes that anthropogenic climate change is the most important issue of our time, and that we must address it now to mitigate its countless negative effects.
Sometimes in the battle for climate justice, we lose sight of what we are actually fighting for.
Many climate experts say the solution to climate change is putting a strong price on carbon. That’s because making something expensive is a good motivation to get people to do it less. Right now, it’s free to pump carbon and other forms of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. But if we put a price … Continue reading “A Handy Guide to Carbon Pricing Resources”
By Lola Jusidman, #PutAPriceOnIt Fellow Climate change has lived permanently in my mind since I learned of it at age 12. No amount of science fiction books and epic space films could prepare me to learn of such a pervasive, unjust, and difficult existential threat. I felt betrayed by older generations and the government for exposing … Continue reading “Lola Jusidman: Why I Support a Price on Carbon”
By Grace Galletti, #PutAPriceOnIt Fellow I truly experienced climate change for the first time my junior year of high school. I had lived in Paris my whole life, and that year high schools all over the city cancelled gym classes outside because of high pollution levels. Before then, my dad had briefly brought up the subject … Continue reading “Grace Galletti: Why I Support a Price on Carbon”
I know what it feels like to lose everything.
Initiative 732 is a grassroots, bipartisan effort to put a science-based price on carbon emissions. And there’s a reason many Millennials support it.
“I’m Jeremy Clark, a seventh-grader and a climate activist.”
By Samuel Blackwood, Student at Fordham University The current economic system is inefficient. Carbon-fueled capitalism is not sustainable due to one simple fact: there is a limited supply of fossil fuels in the ground. While we are currently using fossil fuels to power our cars, houses, factories, etc, we are also destroying the environment around … Continue reading “Samuel Blackwood: Why I Support a Price on Carbon”
My name is Cassidy, and this is why I fight for Climate Justice.
This is a story about an orange.
This is a story about my mother and a story about fairness. When I was growing up, she always embraced my successes, but also reminded me that someone, somewhere didn’t have access to the same opportunities as I did.
By Charlotte Umanoff, #PutAPriceOnIt Fellow This is a story about fish, and about not knowing what you have until it’s gone, or getting there. Growing up, my dad always told me that if I ate my omega-3s, I’d live to be one hundred. I think he mostly told me this to convince himself that he’d live … Continue reading “Charlotte Umanoff: Why I Support a Price on Carbon”
Growing up in Texas as an environmentalist was difficult at times.
Two years ago, a group of students, professors and concerned citizens launched a grassroots campaign with an urgent goal.
Growing up in the Texas panhandle was a lot like growing up on an island.
By Alex Cahill, #PutAPriceOnIt Fellow I had no idea that it takes around 1 gallon of water to grow a single almond. Sitting at the breakfast table with my yogurt and almond granola, I didn’t want to think of the gallons of water it took to produce my food or the thousands of miles … Continue reading “Alex Cahill: Why I Support a Price on Carbon”
As a college student, I am frustrated by higher education’s general lack of support for environmental measures.