Hello! I am Brooks Berndt! I am from Cleveland, and I attend Plymouth United Church of Christ in Shaker Heights.
Bart Preecs. First Congregational in Walla Walla
Hello All! I am Michael Malcom. I am the pastor of Rush Memorial Congregational UCC in Atlanta, GA.
This is Jessie Dye, I am a Catholic from St. Mary's Parish in Seattle, and Senior Campaign Strategist for Earth Minsitry.
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
Hello! I'm Gretchen Deeg, pastor of Bismarck UCC in Bismarck, ND and a member of the UCC Climate Justice Council.
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.
Hi, Tim Marquez Pastor at Grace UCC Houston Texas
Hi everyone, so good to be with you all.
Hi, Pam Arifian, Director of UCC Northeast Environmental Justice Center, Connecticut Conference UCC
Hi, I’m Cynthia Drew, Parkway UCC, Winston-Salem, NC, ad a member of UCC Climate Justice Council.
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.
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!
Greetings all, John Boonstra, Gorge Climate Action Network out of Hood River Oregon and climate network Central Pacific Conference
Greetings from Peter Sawtell -- a UCC minister in Denver, Colorado. I work as the Executive Director (and entire staff) of Eco-Justice Ministries.
Hello this is Joseph Roy, Wenatchee
Member of Homer Congregational UCC, and work with farms to reduce their carbon emissions.
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.
That's Lora Rathbone, from Richland.
Hi Rachel Haxtema - doing various local ministry in Tacoma WA and working at Pacific Lutheran University
Retired UCC pastor, co-leader of Reading-Berks (PA) chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby.
HI, Peter Wright!
Peace and Blessings! Dele here, calling from Winston Salem, NC
From Chicago, advocacy adviser to the Encyclical Working Group of the Chicago Archdiocese and Great Lakes Regional Coordinator for Citizens’ Climate Lobby.
Meighan Pritchard, pastor in Seattle.
Roberta Rominger, pastor on Mercer Island, WA
Patience Stevenson, visitation pastor in Neffs, PA
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
The website for Cassandra's organization: http://www.nrpe.org/
Julia Cochrane, Full time Faith Based activist, Unitarian Universalist, Port Townsend, WA
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
Ted Talk by Ted Halstead : https://www.ted.com/talks/ted_halstead_a_climate_solution_where_all_sides_can_win
Citizen Climate Lobby approach outlined here: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/basics-carbon-fee-dividend/
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
Indigenous Environmental Network on Just Transition: http://www.ienearth.org/justtransition/
What is the event she just mentioned she’s going to next week?
Yes I missed the name of the event next week. Anyone else get it?
I am so grateful that the Indigenous point of view was represented on this panel!!!! Finally!
Yes, I totally agree! Thank you!
The point that addressess the Indigenous concern was LOUD and CLEAR. Thank You
Yes, I first heard this perspective in Johannesburg at a Climate Reality training. The Whole Global South adheres to this point of view.
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
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
in british columbia they have some a mini version since 2008 - lower emmisions and a better economy (which helps all)
(had to turn off the audio - also in a work meeting)
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/
note re Climate Leadership Council version of carbon tax: Also on the CLC wish list, complete exemption from ALL environmental litigation. Bad idea
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!
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?
Have any bills included an opt out for wealthier people?Wealthier can afford morefuelefficient vehicles and appliances.
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?
Short answer: Border tax adjustment
Has anyone factored in the healthcare cost or the death toll for the communities that they pollute?
Great Question Michael!
Love that question Malcolm! That could address current problems in real time
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?
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.
TOmie, sorry, it got corrected.
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
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)
Thanks so much Brooks and all at UCC!
hopefully there is a recording!
thank you all for you care for creation!
Try Nicole Johnson, NC council of churchss too on coal ash!
Thanks so much, Brooks and the UCC!
Is there a way to get text of our chat?
With all the links?
Is the call over?
Will a link be available. I missed part because I got another email.