The Palouse chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) will host Families for Climate Action at the PCEI Nature Center in Moscow on March 27, 2022, from 3 to 5 PM.

This public event will empower all who are interested in taking action to address climate change.  Activities will include a presentation at 3:30 about CCL and tools for climate action like contacting the President and members of Congress. Families can help prepare Nature Center trails by spreading fresh wood chips on them to encourage enjoyment of the outdoors. Supervised children’s activities include starting lettuce, chives, and mint in pots that they can take home. Watching a plant grow helps everyone appreciate the healthy environment plants need to grow.

What: Families for Climate Action

Where: Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute (PCEI), 1040 Rodeo Drive, Moscow

When: Sunday, March 27, 2022 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Cost: Free admission and refreshments for all

“I know how helpless I sometimes feel about climate change. This event offers people ways to make an impact,” said Margaret Davis, a local volunteer helping to organize the event. Margaret is a retired resident of Moscow who has been a volunteer with CCL since 2018.

In addition to hosting events like these, the Palouse chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby meets regularly with our members of Congress about climate solutions they can support, works on local climate initiatives, offers educational presentations, and more

CCL supports legislation that includes a carbon price and dividend, which will drive down America’s carbon pollution 30% in the first five years, and put us on the path to net-zero emissions by 2050. As it does so, it will also improve health and save lives by reducing the pollution that Americans breathe, and it will boost the economy with millions of jobs, thanks to a monthly dividend going into Americans’ pockets.

“Here on the Palouse, we’re already feeling the impact of climate change. Heat waves, warmer winters with less snowpack, and smoky summers are impacting our health, our industries like agriculture, and our environment,” said Judy Meuth, co-leader of the Palouse CCL. “Events like Families for Climate Action help to inspire our neighbors to show our members of Congress that we’re ready for climate action.”