Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 6:30 p.m.
Our next ICCT Meeting, “Solving the Climate Challenge: National Climate Policy and Advocacy,” featured speakers are Donald Addu, Program Director, and Shae Reinberg, Youth Team Leader, of Citizens Climate Lobby.
The climate crisis facing us grows worse each day and is an existential threat to our children and youth. We must move our economy away from a fossil-fuel base, and many economists believe the most efficient means of doing so is attach a fee to carbon to account for the emissions resulting from these fuels. Citizens Climate Lobby works to accomplish this through grass-roots advocacy for House Bill HR763 with local, state, and federal legislators. Please join us to learn more.
About Our Speakers:
Donald Addu is a native of North Carolina and a graduate of Appalachian State University with a degree in Ecology and Environmental Biology. He has spent over a decade advocating for renewable energy and action on climate change, founded the first Citizens’ Climate Lobby chapter in North Carolina in 2011, and is currently CCL’s Program Director where he supports all aspects of the organization. Donald is an accomplished speaker, including guest lectures at UNC Chapel Hill, NC State, Appalachian State, and Duke University. Donald lives in Durham with his wife and adopted beagle.
Shae Reinberg is a senior in high school from Chapel Hill. Since joining Citizens’ Climate Lobby in July of 2019, Shae has led the Triangle Youth Team. She has also lobbied her representatives, as well as the Chief Environmental Officer of Microsoft, with Citizens’ Climate Lobby and presented to CCL volunteers across the nation, school clubs, classrooms, and a summer camp. Shae hopes to study environmental science and policy in college.