Would you recommend Citizens' Climate Lobby?
It's a good cause with a lot of opportunities to gain experience
I am currently a CCL intern for one of their local chapter. I found CCL through one of my political science classes, I looked into it more and was very intrigued with what CCL's agenda was presenting. I've had the opportunity to participate in tabling for CCL and had a overall great experience! All of the people I've met are very eager to help make a difference when it comes to climate issues. CCL helps everyone become more informed about climate change solutions and why they're important.
I found CCL through one of my professors at Fresno State, since CCL was included on a list of places to apply for internships so I applied and got an internship. I have had a great experience so far and enjoy CCL’s positive, informative messaging on climate-related issues. All of the team leaders I’ve had interactions with and spoken to have been pleasant to work with, and they make sure that I have plenty of things to research and pay attention to. Overall, I would recommend CCL to people concerned about climate issues and that want to make a difference or learn more about what is happening at the local, state, and federal levels.
I found Citizens' Climate Lobby through Volunteer Match. I attended my first local CCL chapter meeting 6 years ago and have been an active member ever since! I joined CCL because I loved the policy, I stay because of the positive attitude of the other volunteers.
I was able to meet with staffers of Rep. Joe Neguse and Senator Bennet with this organization.
I found Citizens' Climate Lobby through Volunteer Match more than 10 years ago, and I am so glad I did. It's a well-run organization that knows how to create change. I'm no climate expert, but volunteers don't have to be. What's more important is the organization helps us learn how to communicate with other people and with our members of Congress. There are many ways to be involved and active in CCL, and the organization helps volunteers find ways that fit with their personalities. The best part is the people. The volunteers create a welcoming and engaging community. I am so pleased to have found CCL!
This organization is effective and welcomes everyone. I highly recommend it.
This organization has allowed me to work towards solving the problem of climate change by lobbying for specific bills in the US congress in a bipartisan manner. I was introduced to CCL by Dr. James Hansen at a presentation at the Conference on World Affairs some years ago.
CCL showed up in my life at a time when I was feeling guilty about climate, but not sure where to get involved as a conservative. This organization not only made me feel welcome, but valued my inputs and contributions as an equal. When you work with CCL, everyone is an ally deserving of respect, and that is so needed in this day and age.
Unique in their focus on finding big solutions to the climate problem and actually making them happen. Non-partisan, focusing on facts, relentless and respectful -- all the good qualities that set them apart from the crowd.
Great organization with knowledgeable and friendly people
Citizens' Climate Lobby has given me a home for my climate activism, with a family of smart, dedicated volunteers all pulling for the planet with a can-do spirit. My time and abilities are valued and well utilized, and I feel confident that every minute I spend is truly helping to advance us toward a healthier climate.
CCL is the best way I've found to fight the fight against the current issue of climate change. There are plenty of ways available on the site to contribute to the cause.
CCL is a great way to get directly involved in the fight against climate change, whether you are an experienced climate advocate or completely new to the cause. It is a welcoming community that allows you to go at your own pace and is focused on solutions and outreach that bridge political divides. I look forward to continuing my work with them.
Citizens' Climate Lobby has respectful and dedicated people promoting the best solution to climate change. I wish I had learned their values and methods years ago.
This organization is the answer to 'what can you do about climate change'. You learn what is (and isn't) going on in terms of climate change legislation at the federal level, including new bills and the politics around them. My chapter leaders are familiar with the individual lawmakers after years of advocacy, and help me to urge climate action better than I ever could have alone. Keep in mind, CCL mostly focuses on federal legislation, state and local districts can do a great deal for or against climate change, so look for state and local advocacy groups too!
CCL is an amazing organization. It offers people concerned about the climate so many ways to get involved, fosters participation in democracy, educates its members, and builds community. I'm very proud to be a member of the Longmont, CO chapter.
CCL is an easy and productive way to get involved with climate activism. There are many ways to take part, and they have excellent resources to support volunteers. I am really glad I joined up.
When looking for an opportunity with an organization that was working on a critical issue, I decided there's no more important issue than climate change because of its impact on humans, (including our children and grandchildren), and on animals and plants around the world. As has been said: "There is no Planet B." I joined Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) because it offers a wide variety of opportunities for volunteers. You can spend as little as four minutes every couple months sending an email to your three members of Congress (using CCL's template), or you can get more involved by writing letters to the editor, (for which CCL gives guidance), or assisting with giving presentations, tabling, or lobbying Congress, and much more. The helpful guidance, support, and educational information on their website is amazing, as are the people you meet if you join a local chapter, which is optional. With so many ways to get involved, at whatever level is of interest to you, it can't be beat.
CCL is a great organization that promotes effective, well-researched strategies to address climate change.
I love the positive, respectful, nonpartisan energy that volunteers bring to CCL. CCL provides training and resources so that regular people like me can become advocates for a sustainable world: there are lots of opportunities to match volunteers’ interests and availability. Being part of this community has inspired me and given me hope that we can make a difference!
CCL has saved my life. While friends suffer with a sense of powerlessness and dread about the state of the world, this group of kind, committed, smart people is a ray of sunshine. It's great to be doing something effective on climate with them!
CCL is working to solve our problem of using energy that produces carbon which warms our planet. By taxing carbon CCL encourages us all to find cleaner forms of energy to use. This will enable our planet to be a livable place into the future.
CCL provides easy yet effective ways for me to take action on climate. Taking those actions gives me hope for the future!
So much frustration watching the news! Rather than scattershot, random letter writing and demonstrating, here is a well organized and researched plan to work with others in a productive and disciplined format. Let's get to work!
Being a CCL member is a great opportunity to learn about effective and important climate legislation, and if you've never been involved in legislative campaigns, it's a great way to learn how to exercise your rights in that way. We're a committed and friendly group of people who care deeply about taking action on climate change.
CCL has a wide range of volunteer opportunities and appreciates contributions from those who have only a few minutes to spare as well as developing skills for those seeking to become leaders in the climate movement. The approach is well-rounded and focuses on building positive relationships between individuals, organizations, and our legislators. CCL emphasizes the individual power of participation to help create change.
Volunteering with CCL over the past 4 years has greatly enhanced my activism. They have an effective structure for learning the "levers" of climate action & influencing government policy, a wealth of information about practices that work & practices that don't, many affinity groups where like-minded people can meet, step-by-step suggested plans of action, & loads of other information. Very glad to have been working with CCL.
I was tired of worry about climate, and was so happy to find CCL, so I could actually take concrete action about it.
I love Citizens' Climate Lobby because I have been able to grow so much as a citizen advocate for climate change solutions. I have now lobbied with my House and Senate representatives or their staff about 20 times - great experiences!
CCL is very positive and focused on finding common ground on climate action. They have been successful at bringing legislators from across the political spectrum into the discussion on how to fight climate change, and have done so through good listening and showing appreciation.
Positive group, lots of training and opportunity at my interest, energy and availability level, international organization, effective.
After a long search for an environmental organization that gets things done, a friend recommended CCL. I am impressed with their focus with flexibility, training, and momentum. CCL’s leadership is very smart and our local chapter has a great group of motivated people. If you want to be part of a group that makes real progress, I highly recommend CCL.
CCL is a non-partisan and welcoming organization for all individuals who care about the climate. They work diligently to educate the public as well as elected officials with well researched information that is provided by the national CCL organization. If you are looking for people who care about making a positive difference for the climate and who are truly making a difference, check out this group!
Citizens' Climate Lobby provides a balanced and constructive approach to the potentially overwhelming issue of climate change. CCL offers lots of information and empowerment, as much as you want to take advantage of, and invites you to join a local chapter and/or a national Action Team focused on a topic you especially care about. Per the organization's name, you may join a lobby meeting with your Member of Congress, feeling confident based on group support and preparation. I've been a volunteer with CCL since 2013, that's how strongly I recommend it.
CCL provides volunteers with training and support that helps you learn effective ways to advocate for positive change to address the climate crisis. We learn tools and methods that help us not only in being better climate activists, but also to be better people. I have met great people through CCL and have taken actions that have made a difference.
CCL helped me find my voice. We empower each other to engage congress and our local community to keep our planet livable. In addition to local chapter meetings, regional conferences, and lobbying events in DC, there is online education and subgroups based on common interests.
CCL has enabled me to move from isolation and guilt on the #ClimateEmergency to a place of confidence and impact. I understand now that the discussion has moved from "is it real?" to "how do we realistically fix enough of the crisis to give our grandchildren a realistic path to survival?" I am grateful to have had this opportunity to move the needle on reducing carbon emissions in the arena of politics and legislation. I know that there may be many challenges in the rest of my life on making the world a better place. CCL may not be the ONLY path I choose to walk, but it will probably always be ONE of the paths- because climate change is such an enormous threat that there is no way we totally fix it in the 20 to 30 years I still have to live.
There is an ax axing amount of accurate up to date info on our urgent human problem. Members are dedicated and persistent advocates.
I joined CCL about a year ago in response to my worry about the overwhelming problems of climate change. I’ve been impressed by their solutions-focused approach to climate action, through respectful, thoughtful and earnest efforts to engage lawmakers and the public. The people I’ve found in my local chapter are incredibly committed and full of positive energy to make a difference — they inspire me every day. The national CCL organization is a well-respected lobbying voice in Washington, among both parties, owing largely to their policy of always pursuing civil discourse in all relationships. The depth of scientific and policy education on their website is outstanding, particularly for the novice volunteer. I highly recommend CCL!
20 years ago I did a post-graduate course, Earth Ethics, and really learned about all the world's environmental problems. Climate change became my big issue. It has the shortest fuse and seemed to touch everything I cared about. The more I learned, the more I worried, but I didn't know what we could do until I discovered CCL and carbon pricing. Pricing carbon isn't all we have to do to address climate change, but it is the only thing that touches all emissions. I joined CCL with a friend 10 years ago. We started a Chapter and learned to become citizen lobbyists, the best lobbyist money can't buy. CCL is an amazing group. I see fellow volunteers from across the country twice a year in D.C. They're great. They are nice, bright and they want to do something effective. It's a great team.
This organization is working on the number one, best way to reduce carbon emissions into the air around the world. I've volunteered with them for ten years. We got within one vote of getting our top priority bill passed in Congress in late 2022. We have gotten other, secondary bills passed. With more volunteers we will get that most important bill passed that will reduce carbon emissions faster than any thing else that can be done. We need to put a price on carbon and give that money back to the people in this country. Other countries have already done this. It is time for the US to follow their lead!
CCL is a character-building organization. Listening works, arguing doesn't. Strategic persistence works, despair never will. There's an alchemy in CCL I admire: a culture and brand of 'activism', seeking common ground, that would work no matter the end goal. But in this case, for a livable climate and biodiversity and a future for the kids: the end goal matters a bunch.
Dedicated, respectful people doing important work to benefit the common good.
This is a group of dedicated, enthusiastic, committed volunteers who value the environment. I am so pleased to be affiliated with this group.
Really great people doing climate advocacy in a respectful, strategic manner. I’ve become an advocate, lobbyist and educator for the environment and our world because of the incredible resources available through CCL and I am beginning to see movement in Nebraska with perceptions of what climate advocacy really means and how policy can move the needle in the right direction.
I love Citizens' Climate Lobby!! Through this volunteer organization I am able to work on real actions to find climate change solutions. CCL provides the support and training needed to educate myself and others and to lobby members of Congress confidently for a federal policy to decrease emissions. This organization is well respected in my community and nationally.
Volunteering with Citizens' Climate Lobby gives me a meaningful role in solving the climate crisis. CCL is very well run and provides an exceptional amount of volunteer support, training and guidance. Its commitment to polite civil discourse has earned it a positive reputation on Capitol Hill and in the Congressional district in which I live.And I love the fact that it's non-partisan.
Before I found Citizens’ Climate Lobby, I was so worried about climate change. I really didn’t know what to do about it. CCL gives you so many tools and resources to enact change both locally and nationally. It also allows you to combine your voice in a powerful yet respectful manner that resonated with me. I have met many climate focused people from all different areas. We may not agree on everything but we all enjoy working together on making a healthier environment for all.
I was anxious about the climate crisis before joining CCL but felt powerless to make progress with my individual choices. I'm not a natural joiner-inner but I've enjoyed meeting and working with CCL members in my chapter and around the country. Since joining I've had the opportunity not just to write and call congress, but to have letters-to-the-editor published and to lobby my representative face-to-face. I take huge pride in the role CCL had in successes so far like the climate provisions passed in Inflation Reduction Act. CCL volunteers fought for years and are continuing to fight for a livable world. You can join and make an impact just by writing to congress each month, or get involved in other ways including tabling and presentations, social media outreach, and lobbying.
Before volunteering with CCL I felt really anxious about the future for our kids and grandkids. In CCL I met this bunch of people who have alot of knowledge about effective solutions and try to approach these daunting problems with positivity. CCLers support each other's personal growth while trying to address climate change. Whether you have 15 minutes a month to give or 15 hours, CCL will find you a meaningful role. I know this group is effective at helping pass legislation and educating its volunteers and community. This group encourages bipartisanship instead of hostility.
I learned about CCL after many years of worrying about climate change and not knowing quite what I could do beyond personal actions. I kept expecting Congress and state elected officials to take meaningful action, but it just wasn't happening. Through CCL, I've taken many actions to influence decision makers and educate my community. I've made friends who share my values, even if they don't always share my politics. And that's a great thing! We need people across the political spectrum to work together on this issue. Together, CCL volunteers across the country have been able to help get effective climate legislation passed and we have a lot of fun along the way!
CCL does an amazing job of empowering people to get into action. It's great to have a local and national community of people to connect with around solving climate change.
Finding CCL here on Volunteer Match is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. I am serious about that, and I've had an amazing life! Working with CCL is incredible because they are so organized, effective, and have the most lovely people. If you're reading this review and wondering if you should give it a try...just say YES. There are easy ways to make a big difference in only a few minutes per month by contacting Congress - it's painless and super important. Jump in! Find me in the national action team for the Outdoor Industry....hope to see you there!
Before I found Citizens' Climate Lobby, I felt helpless in the face of the looming climate catastrophe. I knew changing my light bulbs and riding my bike were good steps but woefully insufficient. I knew we needed collective action, but I didn't know how to make that happen. Through CCL, I learned about solutions that match the scale of the problem, have international reach, and have the potential to gain broad support in society. I no longer felt alone or helpless as I worked with wonderful people in my local chapters (first in IL, now in Minneapolis) and became part of a nationwide community of passionate citizens determined to create political will for a livable world. The training and support provided by the national organization to volunteers and chapters increases our effectiveness and confidence. The climate crisis still looms, but I am grateful that I had the opportunity to contribute to the progress that has been made. There is so much more to do. I strongly recommend CCL.
I highly recommend CCL. Volunteering with other people passionately dedicated to solving climate change was a great antidote to my despair that nothing was getting done. It's resources and trainings were invaluable for building communication skills and a knowledge base that have made me a more effective advocate for climate solutions, locally and nationally. Anyone across the political spectrum who is concerned about climate change is welcome. The positive, nonpartisan focus on respect, appreciation, and perseverance is an antidote to divisiveness and despair!
I love Citizens Climate Lobby. I love their laser focus on getting legislation to stop climate change. Individual and local action is important, but we need big policy changes to stop climate change. I joined CCL 7 years ago and have become more and more committed to the organization every year. They empower members to volunteer as much as you want to. And the work is really rewarding.
I think that Climate change is a very big dilemma. Not only does it hurt humans it also hurts animals. The least we can do is change our ways for the animals we have taken so much land from.
I have read many great things of this organization
It’s safe to say everyone in my general group of friends/my social circle has a fear of the world not being treated fairly. I would love to recommend this to all of those people with an issue on it so we can confront the problems together.
CCL is a wonderful organization that provides clear, concrete actions you can take to help move climate change legislation in congress. They teach you how to lobby and what is effective when talking with folks who are not yet convinced that climate change is a real issue. They treat everyone with respect and appreciation regardless of political affiliation.
It’s a wonderful way to meet like minded people of Action.
There are four CCL chapters in New Hampshire - see the CCL NH website for local information: http://CitizensClimateLobbyNH.org
This organization is a great way to make a difference regarding climate change from fossil fuels with a little or a lot of time each month. CCL is effective - it has been a driving factor in bringing Republican and Democrat Congressional Representatives into the bipartisan House Climate Solutions Caucus. As of today there are 52 members, composed of half of that number from each party, where they are talking about the problem, evaluating solutions, and hopefully choosing the Carbon Fee and Dividend solution being advocated for by CCL.
Join just to show support, or send an occasional email to Congress (http://bit.ly/CCL-write-congress), or lots more (letters to the editor, movie events, tabling, lobby Congress, etc.)
A great group!
To exchange important information with like minded people who care about our planet.
My friend and I are both very into the environment and want to do what we can to help make it a better place for everyone. I have expressed interest in people around me about how working on the environment now can make a huge difference later. I think I've done a good job expressing this because my friends have asked to join.
why wouldn't I recommend to family, friends, or stangers to help make the world a better place we can use as much help as possible
Very interested in being apart of Citizens' Climate Lobby.
Please contact me, Robyn
Congress needs to hear from we the people on climate change. Citizens Climate Lobby does just that. We write letters to and meet with Members of Congress or their staff in a respectful way. We let them know our concern that Congress needs to act. We have a proposed action, a solution to climate change called Carbon Fee & Dividend. Economic modeling has shown it will decrease CO2 emissions 50% in 20 years, while building the economy and adding jobs with innovation. It is a win-win-win with improvements in health that will come with reducing the burning of fossil fuels.
If you want to do something concrete for climate change, this is the BEST volunteer organization I have ever worked with! It's non partisan (all political persuasions welcomed) and presents a solution to climate change. The support and training provided by the Citizens' Climate Lobby staff is first class, and I have worked at some of the best companies in the world! We write letters to congress and newspapers, do outreach, and meet with our legislators. If you want to play a part in our Democracy while contributing to solving the biggest problem facing our generation, then please join.
Informative, friendly, diverse group of people involved. There are numerous volunteer options for those wanting to be involved and no red tape/weeks of waiting to get started.
Citizens' Climate Lobby has a wonderfully tight focus on addressing climate change through federal legislation. They do not let other issues get in the way. They encourage involvement from a broad range of people - conservative/liberal; democrat/republican/libertarian/independent; any faith or no faith. They train well on how to communicate with your elected members of congress through letters and face-to-face. They empower individuals and encourage people to take action.
Citizens' Climate Lobby is focused, results-driven, forward-looking and efficient and effective. Joining the group has made me feel more empowered than ever before. I know how to take action in a way that is supported by others. Long gone are the days I felt like I was spitting into the wind.
I’ve been a volunteer with CCL since May of 2013. I went to the DC conference in June 2013 and June 2104. The growth was amazing, from 367 to 600 attendees! It was very inspiring and an antidote to being cynical and depressed.
We now have more than 200 chapters in the U.S., Canada and several international locations.
The staff is committed and very effective in educating and engaging its dedicated volunteers.
I highly recommend that you listen to an introductory phone call, which are held Wednesday nights. http://citizensclimatelobby.org/join-weekly-intro-call/
recent activist efforts have been very informative
Two years ago I joined a Citizens Climate Lobby monthly breakfast group. We listen to conference calls about climate change and clean energy and visit and eat. We got a few letters to the editor published.
We went to meet with our members of Congress. They listened and asked questions. We sent them answers using CCL talking points and research. Why should paid lobbyists have all the fun?
Across the US and Canada people are joining and now there are 150 CCL groups in the US and Canada calling for national carbon fee and rebate laws. It’s a free market, revenue neutral, non-partisan solution. There is no reason for a clean energy economy not to have the support of government. Enough voices can make it happen.
I have been working with Citizens Climate Lobby for years now, and it is a great community of citizens who truly care about their environment. Once you are dialed in to your local chapter, you can choose how much time to commit. I have volunteered in San Diego, San Francisco, and East Bay with all sorts of fantastic people. It is a good mix of learning about climate science, engaging the political process, and developing people skills. I highly recommend this organization to anyone looking to learn new things and meet new people as well as volunteer.
Unlike the other two reviewers, I found it incredibly easy to interact with the contact and establish my involvement with the organization. When I first made contact with them, they directed me to a very informative conference call which is designed to help one decide whether or not involvement within the organization is for you. I have been working with them for a few months now, and everyone i have come into contact with has been kind, polite, and very pleasant to interact with. Not only that, but everyone is committed to the cause and take on a refreshing approach to solve the many challenges faced. If you are interested in the cause, I would highly recommend involvement in the organization.
I agree with the other post that the contact person was hard to work with. When I tried to sign on with CCL, I was asked by the contact to come to a meeting. Thereafter, it took me several emails just to establish the date, time and place of the meeting (which could have been conveyed in the very first email). As it turned out, the date I'd been given was wrong, so I missed it. I never heard back from the contact after that.
It is very difficult to determine what their needs truly are, and their contact person is a bit difficult to work with in several respects. Be careful about possible copyright issues with their existing database.
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