Captains of industry: We need your help steering the ship of state!

We engage leading companies in promoting federal carbon pricing in the U.S.  Posts here present on-going examples of the actions Business Climate Leaders are taking.

 

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National Ski Areas Association joins BCL

The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) is participating in BCL activities. NSAA is the trade association for ski area owners and operators. It represents 313 alpine resorts that account for more than 90 percent of the skier/snowboarder visits nationwide. Additionally, it has 414 supplier members who provide equipment, goods and services to the mountain resort industry. NSAA offers it’s members an optional Climate Challengers Program that serves individual ski areas with more ambitious climate action opportunities

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IdleAir Becomes BCL Collaborator

IdleAir has joined BCL. Based in Tennessee, IdleAir provides America’s hard-working long-haul truck drivers an alternative to idling their engines during rest periods. IdleAir service allows truck drivers to turn off their diesel engines and APU’s and still enjoy heating, cooling, standard electric inside and outside the cab, Satellite TV, Internet, and many of the comforts of home — all while saving money and getting better sleep without the noise, vibration, and exhaust fumes from idling.

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National Ski Areas Association Endorses CCL’s Fee & Dividend

NSAA has endorsed CCL’s fee and dividend proposal and will encourage individual member ski areas to endorse it as well.

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New Belgium Brewery joins N. Carolina Community Leaders Campaign

BCL members in North Carolina initially worked together with New Belgium Brewing on a joint goal – to expand the number of breweries in North Carolina that have signed the Ceres Climate Declaration.  After working on this with BCL, NBB has also agreed to join CCL’s North Carolina Leaders Letter Campaign. The campaign brings together leaders from across the state to encourage North Carolina’s legislative delegation to take effective action on climate. New Belgium’s new East Coast operations are just about to begin in Asheville N.C. and the plant manager will represent NBB in the campaign. The final words (from NBB’s gov’t affairs lead) in the email that conveyed the green light say it all: “Let me know what else we can do to help.”  Now that’s a relationship!

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Small Business Majority Seeks to Join BCL Campaign

Small Business Majority (SBM) wants to join ASBC and BCL in engaging businesses. They are seeking funding to support this effort. SBM’s network includes 45,000 small business owners, plus 125 business associations that represent an additional 500,000 entrepreneurs.

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ASBC to Help Educate Congress on Need for Climate Action

The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) is working with BCL, designing and launching a campaign to engage ASBC members with CCL chapters in strategic meetings with Republican members of Congress. The initial pilot will target a small number Congressional districts. ASBC spans a network of business associations across the United States, which in turn represent over 200,000 businesses and 325,000 business executives, owners, and investors. Learn more at www.asbcouncil.org.

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Diginity Health Joins Community Leaders Campaign in SoCal

Rachelle R .Wenger, Acting as Dignity Health’s Director of Public Policy & Community Advocacy has signed onto the Community Leaders Campaign for Southern California’s CCL chapter in North Orange County. The district (CA-39) is served by Republican Congressman Ed Royce.

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Unilever supports CCL Meeting with Tennessee Senators in D.C.

After a set of conversations with BCL and then with CCL’s Gov’t Affairs team in D.C., Unilever’s U.S. Manager of Gov’t Affairs, Mark Bescher, joined CCL’s Danny Richter and Stephanie Doyle on the hill for separate meetings with the staff of Tennessee Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker. Since both Senators were fairly well versed already on CCL’s fee & dividend proposal, the meetings focused more Unilever’s support for ~”not just one policy or proposal,” but Congressional action on all proposals that promote a more sustainable climate.

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Facebook Offers Social Media Support

After initial conversations meeting with members of BCL’s Silicon Valley team, Facebook has offered to allocate a part-time Facebook staff person to assist CCL with social media. Facebook CSO Bill Weihl has offered to act as an internal liaison between BCL and Facebook’s policy team.

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BCL recruits Sylvia Earle

After a meeting with BCL, Dr. Earle has agreed to join CCL’s Advisory Board, and to encourage companies to join BCL. In that regard, she will be a signatory on our outreach letter to CEOs, along with Jim Hansen and Trammell Crowe.

Dr Earle is an American marine biologist, explorer, author, and lecturer. Since 1998 she has been a National Geographic explorer-in-residence. She was the first female chief scientist of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and was named by Time Magazine as its first Hero for the Planet in 1998. She won the TED Prize in 2009; here’s her acceptance speech.

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