Hello carbon tax friends: Next week we’ll have more developments, including an update on our legislative language, but for this week (happy Thanksgiving!) we’ll keep it short and sweet:
* We’re delighted to announce a unanimous endorsement for our campaign from the University of Washington’s Confronting Climate Change Student Organization.
* As a follow-up from last week’s terrific TV news story about CarbonWA from Rachel Dubrovin of KLEW-TV (“Carbon gas tax would allow Washington state to reduce sales tax by 1%”), our proposal was featured in an article by Spokane Journal of Business editor Kim Crompton: “Mixing comedy, carbon tax push.” (And, as an aside, if you’re interested in novel approaches to climate change outreach/education, I’m working on a Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change and my co-author and I are welcoming feedback on our first complete draft.)
* Upcoming CarbonWA events include talks at Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church on Sunday morning Dec 1, at Olympic Climate Action in Port Angeles on Sunday afternoon Dec 1, and at a BGI/Impact Hub lunch on Thursday Dec 5 (tickets here for $8, including lunch!). We’ll also be back at the Impact Hub on T Dec 10 for the 3rd Annual Greendrinks Give Like You Give a Damn Holiday Fair, and at the last CLEW climate workgroup hearing in Olympia, which has been moved to F Dec 13.
* Speaking of the CLEW climate workgroup, as inspiration for the holidays I am forwarding (see below) the comments sent to CLEW by CarbonWA supporter Dave Kershner of Lummi Island.
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