LIVE: Chesapeake Climate Action Network and Lafayette Wright


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Do Good: This show benefited Chesapeake Climate Action Network

Their mission in brief: The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is the first grassroots, nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to fighting global warming in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. There mission is to build a diverse movement powerful enough to put our region on the path to climate stability, while using our proximity to the nation’s capital to inspire action in neighboring states, regions nationwide, and countries around the world.

Featured initiatives:

  • Maryland - passed a 50% by 2030 renewable energy standard with a pathway to 100% by 2040 this past April (Clean Energy Jobs Act). They are continuing the fight to make clean energy accessible to everyone, and organizing to stop all new fossil fuel infrastructure in the state (particularly fracked-gas pipelines). We are also beginning to focus on reducing emissions from the transportation sector.
  • Virginia - They are working to get VA on a pathway to 100% renewable energy, while focusing on job creation and holding polluting utilities responsible for their role in climate change.
  • DC - DC is awesome and passed one of the strongest pieces of climate legislation last December (Clean Energy DC Omnibus Act of 2018) you can see implementation of it already with the expansion of solar.

Feel Good: We chatted it up in a dark cellar with the esteemed Lafayette Wright

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