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“Citizen Action on Climate: The Planet Needs YOU”
October 30, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
From the First Unitarian Universalist Church –
Current trends in climate change are, as President Obama put it, “terrifying”. What are we, as citizens and inhabitants of the planet, to do? Anna Graybeal, PhD, will present one set of answers by discussing her volunteer work with the Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL), a nonpartisan nonprofit group working to pass federal legislation for a steadily-rising fee on carbon. Dr. Graybeal will give an overview of the policy, an update on the progress CCL has made in Congress, and outline how volunteers can help out both locally and nationally. You will even be able to take action at the presentation by writing a postcard to your member of Congress that CCL will hand-deliver to the appropriate office in DC.
This event is part of the First Unitarian Universalist Church’s ongoing Public Affairs Forum series. All of them are free and open to the public.
Anna Graybeal received a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology from the University of California at Berkeley. She moved to Austin for a post-doc, but began to realize that she wanted to switch fields: she then earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, and has been in private practice in Austin ever since. She first learned about global warming at Berkeley, and has become increasingly concerned about the rapid changes we are seeing. Along with a co-leader, she started the Austin chapter of the volunteer-based organized Citizens’ Climate Lobby several years ago as a way to get involved in taking action on this challenging problem.