Letters to the Editor

Help save the planet

As Earth Day 2015 approaches, you might be asking, “What can I, just one person, do about climate change?”

That’s the question I had been asking myself for some time.

Each day, I read disturbing reports of drought, rising temperatures, acidification of the ocean and melting glaciers. Then in the fall, I found the answer when I joined the local chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, a group of dedicated volunteers working on positive solutions to the most pressing issue of our time.

CCL is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization, with more than 250 chapters worldwide and one goal: stopping rising carbon dioxide emissions that are warming our planet.

CCL informs the public and works with legislators to pass carbon fee and dividend legislation to tax fossil fuels, which are the main source of heat-trapping gases.

Check out CCL’s website, http://citizensclimatelobby.org.

Read the REMI study and the CFD proposal, which well-respected economists, scientists and public servants endorse. Attend a CCL meeting at 9:30 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2201 Lawton Ave. in San Luis Obispo. Learn how you, too, can become part of the solution and answer the question of how just one person can make a difference.