CCE Presentation: Dealing with the Climate Challenge in South Arkansas
Citizens' Climate Education members delivered an interactive presentation to Public Policy Panel's lead organizers from communities across south Arkansas on Thursday, January 16th in Monticello.
The Southeast Arkansas CCE Chapter members focused in on the topic “Dealing with the Climate Challenge in South Arkansas,” explaining the fundamental science of human-caused climate change, exploring local impacts, and discussing solutions with organizers.
“We use to have snow days on our school calendar. Now we have rain and flood days, because with the intense rainfalls, buses cannot get through on the rural county roads,” Trina Walls, Environmental Caucus Co-chair of the Citizen’s First Congress.
Often communities of color and poor communities are left out of the climate discussion, and yet these are the very communities that are witnessing and experiencing the effects of climate change the most.
ARKCCL is committed to engaging community leaders, listening, and providing knowledge and support as requested. The League helped to provide training to the CCE presenters and in connecting the them with the Panel. Over the years, the League has provided scholarships for the presenting CCE volunteers to attend climate conferences in Arkansas and in Washington D.C.
2nd Annual Climate Change Costume Challenge
It's never too early to plan this year's costume!
At this year’s 2nd annual Climate Change Costume Challenge, we are challenging you to post a photo of yourself in a climate-change related costume and post it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram tagging Arkansas Citizens’ Climate League with the hashtag #climatechangeiscary2019 and the ARKCCL donation link to get entered to win a $100 Visa Gift Card, $50 Visa Gift Card, or a few other prizes we have. You have until October 31st to post your photo. Results will be announced in the first week of November.
Gould 112th Anniversary Celebration
On August 3rd, the City of Gould celebrated their 112th anniversary. Children participated in activities such as coloring a picture on why the love the earth. See some of their photos and photos of the celebration here!
Thank You for another successful ACA!
We want to thank everyone who helped make the 2nd Annual Arkansas Climate Accord such a success! All four events were fun-filled and impactful, thanks to the support of so many.
In total, we raised $29,400, $4,400 over our goal!
To all the volunteers, participants, donors and sponsors: THANK YOU!
Learn more about the ACA here.