In Episode 54, Quinn & Brian discuss: the state that’s not a state is a hell of a lot greener than your state.
Our guest is Jamie DeMarco, a State-Level Carbon Pricing Coordinator with our friends the Citizens' Climate Lobby (who are working to save our collective asses every single day, NBD). Jamie is dedicated to passing state-level legislation that will serve as a model and inspiration for future national lawmakers – so he definitely has his work cut out for him.
Dealing with society’s environmental self-harm, it turns out, is a lot like acknowledging a toxic relationship with your significant other: you acknowledge the problem (maybe publicly), stop participating in the toxic behavior, and then move to being proactive about the problem. What can we do on both a micro and macro scale to begin influencing environmental policy for the better, and encourage others to do the same?
We already have all of the technology we need to power our society from 100% renewable sources – we just lack the political will to get there. Luckily, we have people like Jamie out there creating will where there’s already a way.
Trump’s Book Club:
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo: https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/3R5XF4WMZE0TV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_ws_2Gr8Ab6RS5WF3
Learn more at https://citizensclimatelobby.org/
Find a chapter: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/about-ccl/chapters/
CCL on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CitizensClimateLobby/
CCL on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/citizensclimate/
CCL on Twitter: https://twitter.com/citizensclimate
Jamie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamiedemarco1
Jamie on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamie-demarco-402881118/
Find and contact your representatives: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative
Read “It's now cheaper to build a new wind farm than to keep a coal plant running”: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/its-now-cheaper-to-build-a-new-wind-farm-than-to-keep-a-coal-plant-running/
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Intro/outro by Tim Blane: timblane.com
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