Take Action

"You do not change the world by doing ordinary things or reasonable things.”
—Vinod Khosla

Join CCBI's efforts to engage philanthropists, key influencers, and decision-makers in a coordinated effort to address climate change at the scale and urgency required to avert catastrophe. 

  • Your actions and volunteerism are crucial for taking CCBI’s efforts to scale.  Possible actions and volunteer roles:
  • Sign up for CCBI updates.
  • Spread the word:  Who do you know that supports CCBI's mission? Reach out via social media channels.
  • Endorse CCBI, then ask those in your network to do the same.
  • Donate to CCBI, an independent, nonpartisan 501c3 nonprofit organization.
  • Volunteer:  reach out to your network, promote CCBI support, or suggest a role for yourself.

  • Inform people what measures are needed to protect a livable climate:
  • Peak carbon emissions now. Reductions must begin now in industrialized nations, and within a few years in developing nations.
  • Reduce emissions several percent per year and quickly transition from fossil fuels to low carbon energy.
  • The US must lead. The US must embrace the 2°C limit, and lead the global low carbon mobiliza­tion corresponding to a reasonable and realistic stabilization pathway.

  • Citizens must understand that:
  • We must quickly create a “new operating system” based on renewable energy, not fossil fuels.
  • Most of the technology already exists and we have considerable results to draw upon. 
  • We can do this—it is just a question of will.
  • The cost of inaction far outweighs the cost of action by orders of magnitude.
  • Humanity’s very survival is at stake.

  • Call for real Climate Breakthrough policies:
  • Price greenhouse gas pollution. This is the single most powerful mechanism we have to drive broad-based emissions reductions to confront the threat of global warming.
  • Remove fossil fuel subsidies. These policies are driving the world toward dangerous climate change, distorting the market, and impeding the shift towards clean and efficient energy.
  • Create strong incentives for renewables.
  • Invest in the conversion to a clean, efficient, resilient infrastructure. We must immediately fund the modernization of our infrastructure, transitioning away from our old, inefficient, and carbon-intensive system. 

Use these talking points to write letters to the editor, write op-eds, tweet, and post on Facebook.
Discuss these issues with friends, family, teachers, students, colleagues, and through your networks. 

  • Call for, organize, and lead teach-ins:
  • Call on your local university or college to host climate teach-ins.
  • Ask local climate scientists and climate leaders to lead teach-in sessions.
  • Help organize teach-ins at your local university or college.
  • Climate scientists, climate leaders, and influential leaders can lead teach-in sessions. 

  • Individuals
  • Write letters to the editor and op-eds with the talking points above.
  • Discuss the issues with friends, family, teachers, students, and colleagues.
  • Call on your local university or college to host climate teach-ins.
  • Ask local climate scientists and climate leaders to lead teach-in sessions.
  • Help organize teach-ins at your local university or college.  See: ccbi.works/teach_in_organizing
  • Tell President Obama we need decisive US leadership globally on climate, now.

  • Business leaders
  • Write op-eds, calling for effective climate stabilization policies, above.   

  • Climate scientists
  • Write op-eds, informing people about the need for urgent action and real climate breakthrough.
  • Help organize and lead local climate teach-ins at universities and colleges across the nation.
  • Contact your colleagues and ask them to speak up about the need for urgent action now.

  • Influencers and thought leaders
  • Write op-eds, calling for real climate breakthrough with the points above.
  • Discuss the issues with colleagues and in your networks.
  • Facilitate and lead teach-ins.
  • Ask philanthropy to step up its grassroots climate support.

  • Faith organizations and congregations
  • Host moral conversations and climate education workshops for congregation members and the public.
  • Encourage the participation of your members in these events.
  • Ask members to call for effective carbon policies. 

  • Grassroots climate organizations
  • Promote teach-in and workshop events to members.
  • Sponsor and help organize teach-in and workshop events.
  • Organize simultaneous direct actions through 2015.

Earn “social capital” points when you tweet, endorse, recruit new supporters, donate, fundraise, and take other actions.  Top recruiters are recognized, as points are tracked on a leaderboard.