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Carbon Pricing: What Faith Communities Need to Know - Shared screen with speaker view
Brooks Berndt
59:07
Hello! I am Brooks Berndt! I am from Cleveland, and I attend Plymouth United Church of Christ in Shaker Heights.
Bart Preecs
59:19
Bart Preecs. First Congregational in Walla Walla
Michael Malcom
01:00:44
Hello All! I am Michael Malcom. I am the pastor of Rush Memorial Congregational UCC in Atlanta, GA.
Jessie Dye
01:01:46
This is Jessie Dye, I am a Catholic from St. Mary's Parish in Seattle, and Senior Campaign Strategist for Earth Minsitry.
Tamra Gilbertson
01:02:24
Thank you Brooks, UCC and everyone on the call. I am Tamra Gilbertson. I am part of the Indigenous Environmental Network carbon pricing team. I am the author of Carbon Pricing: A Critical Perspective for Community Resistance. I am the former co-Director of Carbon Trade Watch. I am also working on my PhD at the University of Tennessee and currently conducting research
Gretchen Deeg
01:02:24
Hello! I'm Gretchen Deeg, pastor of Bismarck UCC in Bismarck, ND and a member of the UCC Climate Justice Council.
Candace Whitman
01:02:48
Hi All,
Candace Whitman
01:03:43
THis is Rev. Candace Whitman, pastor of Union Chapel on Fishers Island, NY, an island off the coast of Connecticut. Environmental issues are paramount in my community, and I am very interested in learning more about carbon pricing.
Tim Marquez
01:04:18
Hi, Tim Marquez Pastor at Grace UCC Houston Texas
Lin Hagedorn
01:05:57
Hi everyone,
Lin Hagedorn
01:06:08
Hi everyone, so good to be with you all.
Pam Arifian
01:06:16
Hi, Pam Arifian, Director of UCC Northeast Environmental Justice Center, Connecticut Conference UCC
Cynthia Drew
01:06:35
Hi, I’m Cynthia Drew, Parkway UCC, Winston-Salem, NC, ad a member of UCC Climate Justice Council.
Sue Swanson
01:06:52
Hi everyone. My name is Sue Swanson. I am a member of Mothers Out Front and St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Bedford, Massachusetts. I have been active in the Massachusetts Campaign for a Clean Energy Future's efforts to get carbon pricing legislation passed in Massachusetts.
Lin Hagedorn
01:07:00
Hi everyone, so good to be with you all. My home church is Northshore UCC in Woodinville, WA and I am also on the Steering Committee of 350 Eastside!
John boonstra
01:07:03
Greetings all, John Boonstra, Gorge Climate Action Network out of Hood River Oregon and climate network Central Pacific Conference
Peter Sawtell
01:07:19
Greetings from Peter Sawtell -- a UCC minister in Denver, Colorado. I work as the Executive Director (and entire staff) of Eco-Justice Ministries.
Susan Evans
01:07:26
Hello this is Joseph Roy, Wenatchee
Peter Wright
01:08:13
Member of Homer Congregational UCC, and work with farms to reduce their carbon emissions.
Lora Rathbone
01:08:45
Hi, my church is Shalom UCC, in Richland WA. I am working on the I 1631 campaign and am a member of the Citizens' Climate Lobby.
Lora Rathbone
01:09:40
That's Lora Rathbone, from Richland.
Rachel Haxtema
01:10:20
Hi Rachel Haxtema - doing various local ministry in Tacoma WA and working at Pacific Lutheran University
Marian Shearer
01:10:28
Retired UCC pastor, co-leader of Reading-Berks (PA) chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby.
Marian Shearer
01:10:36
HI, Peter Wright!
Rev Dele
01:10:51
Peace and Blessings! Dele here, calling from Winston Salem, NC
David Holmquist
01:10:54
From Chicago, advocacy adviser to the Encyclical Working Group of the Chicago Archdiocese and Great Lakes Regional Coordinator for Citizens’ Climate Lobby.
Meighan Pritchard
01:11:37
Meighan Pritchard, pastor in Seattle.
Roberta Rominger
01:12:00
Roberta Rominger, pastor on Mercer Island, WA
Patience Stevenson
01:12:40
Hi, Everyone,
Patience Stevenson
01:13:22
Patience Stevenson, visitation pastor in Neffs, PA
Rev Dele
01:14:20
I am a UCC pastor, member of Union Chapel UCC in Burlington, NC. Launching a national environmental mission enterprise that trains eco-leaders in African American communities and leads sustainability projects in communities that need it most
Brooks Berndt
01:14:23
The website for Cassandra's organization: http://www.nrpe.org/
Julia Cochrane
01:16:55
Julia Cochrane, Full time Faith Based activist, Unitarian Universalist, Port Townsend, WA
Mary Westfall
01:19:33
Hi all. Mary Westfall, part-time pastoral consultant for community engagement in Davis CA, Environmental Justice Team for PICO Sacramento and Poor People's Campaign - Northern CA
Brooks Berndt
01:20:33
Ted Talk by Ted Halstead : https://www.ted.com/talks/ted_halstead_a_climate_solution_where_all_sides_can_win
Brooks Berndt
01:25:47
Citizen Climate Lobby approach outlined here: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/basics-carbon-fee-dividend/
Brooks Berndt
01:27:54
Tamra's report on carbon pricing: http://www.ienearth.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Carbon-Pricing-A-Critical-Perspective-for-Community-Resistance-Online-Version.pdf
Brooks Berndt
01:35:29
Indigenous Environmental Network on Just Transition: http://www.ienearth.org/justtransition/
Janet Parker
01:36:42
What is the event she just mentioned she’s going to next week?
Tom Martinez
01:37:20
Yes I missed the name of the event next week. Anyone else get it?
Pam Arifian
01:37:44
https://climatejusticealliance.org/solidarity-to-solutions-week/
Janet Parker
01:38:22
Thanks!
Rev Dele
01:39:54
I am so grateful that the Indigenous point of view was represented on this panel!!!! Finally!
Janet Parker
01:40:10
Yes, I totally agree! Thank you!
Pam Arifian
01:40:17
I agree!!
Tim Marquez
01:41:07
The point that addressess the Indigenous concern was LOUD and CLEAR. Thank You
Rev Dele
01:42:13
Yes, I first heard this perspective in Johannesburg at a Climate Reality training. The Whole Global South adheres to this point of view.
Tomie Evans
01:42:25
I appreciate the lifing up of those most harmed, least responsible, and often taken advantage of for "solutions" - locking up my forrest for your offsets so you (some corp) can keep pollutiong is just wrong
Tomie Evans
01:43:56
what i do like about carbon fee and dividend, different then the pricing examples in the IEN paper, is that it's structured so companise can't escape - the "excise tax" at the wellhead, mine, AND border means that companise cannot avoid the annually growing fee
Tomie Evans
01:44:56
in british columbia they have some a mini version since 2008 - lower emmisions and a better economy (which helps all)
Tomie Evans
01:45:53
(had to turn off the audio - also in a work meeting)
Janet Parker
01:49:34
Portland, OR has been organizing around a somewhat similar initiative to Measure 1631 in WA that Jessie is speaking about—the Portland Clean Energy Fund ballot initiative — Measure 26-201. Invests in clean energy projects and clean energy jobs, prioritizes communities of color, women-led businesses. See https://www.portlandcleanenergyfund.com/
Bart Preecs
01:51:35
note re Climate Leadership Council version of carbon tax: Also on the CLC wish list, complete exemption from ALL environmental litigation. Bad idea
Cynthia Drew
01:53:17
That is a very bad idea and no one should agree to it. For the history of environmental/natural resources law, only litigation has spurred key progress and motivation for significant settlements!
Cynthia Drew
01:54:28
I have Q as to Donadl’s top-down & Jessie’s bottom-up being a both/and, and does Tamara have other thoughts how to have her viewpoints adequately represented?
Jan Kubiac
01:55:43
Have any bills included an opt out for wealthier people?Wealthier can afford morefuelefficient vehicles and appliances.
Peter Sawtell
01:55:49
Mostly to Don -- it sounds like the CCL fee & dividend is directly applied to domestic production of fossil fuels. How does it handle imported fuels, and the carbon content of imported products?
Bart Preecs
01:56:42
Short answer: Border tax adjustment
Michael Malcom
01:57:49
Has anyone factored in the healthcare cost or the death toll for the communities that they pollute?
Tamra Gilbertson
01:59:07
Great Question Michael!
Donald Addu
01:59:10
https://medsocietiesforclimatehealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/gmu_medical_alert_updated_082417.pdf
Rev Dele
02:00:00
Love that question Malcolm! That could address current problems in real time
Tomie Evans
02:00:40
for me (sill listing to my other meeting) the question is, how do we motivate all business to become more energy efficient, to prefer upstream companies with lower carbon products, and to compete / innovate with lower carbon products for their customers? - and do it world wide?
Marian Shearer
02:01:50
Tommy, the whole idea of carbon fee and dividend is that before long the market will compel businesses to become more energy efficient, because it will be too expensive not to.
Marian Shearer
02:02:00
TOmie, sorry, it got corrected.
Tomie Evans
02:02:05
yes - the border adjustment applies the fee to imports from any country that isn't already pricing carbon - to encourage all countries to start (effectively) price carbon
Tomie Evans
02:02:50
yes - drive energy and product efficiency - less carbon based energy, less carbon based (factory) food, less carbon based transportation, less carbon based products (plastic, etc)
Tim Marquez
02:02:57
Thanks
Tamra Gilbertson
02:03:02
Thanks so much Brooks and all at UCC!
Tomie Evans
02:03:21
hopefully there is a recording!
Tomie Evans
02:03:32
thank you all for you care for creation!
Sue Swanson
02:03:44
Thank-you!!
Cynthia Drew
02:03:55
Try Nicole Johnson, NC council of churchss too on coal ash!
Jessie Dye
02:04:05
Thanks so much, Brooks and the UCC!
Janet Parker
02:04:57
Is there a way to get text of our chat?
Janet Parker
02:05:03
With all the links?
Ruth White
02:08:38
Is the call over?
Ruth White
02:09:13
Will a link be available. I missed part because I got another email.