Citizens’ Climate Education of the Santa Clarita Valley was founded in 2007 by real estate developer and philanthropist Marshall Saunders. His goal was to educate elected and business officials, the media, and the general public about climate change solutions. By empowering ordinary individuals to lead officials to fair, effective climate solutions., Marshall hope to build a broad based national constituency for climate action. From the beginning, CCE reflected Marshall’s vision of a respectful, inclusive, grassroots, organization working to find common solutions to the most pressing social and environmental issue of our time.
Education for the Future
Today, many Citizens’ Climate Education trainees work with its sister organization, Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL). Using CCE developed tools and methods, volunteers build support for climate action among elected officials and in the media. In 2016 alone, CCL volunteers held more than 1,350 meetings with congressional offices, published 2,465 letters to the editor and 283 op-eds and composed over 40,000 personal letters to members of Congress, in addition to organizing thousands of outreach events to educate the public on how elected officials and the media cover the issue of climate change.
Citizens’ Climate Education’s strategy remains simple, to empower individuals to understand their own political and personal power, thus discovering and celebrate their own capacity to make a significant difference in this world. By training supporters to build positive, effective working relationships across partisan and ideological barriers, Citizens’ Climate Education works toward the day when national climate action is understood by all to be essential for America’s future health and prosperity.
Their consistently respectful, non-partisan approach to climate education is designed to create a broad, sustainable foundation for climate action cross all geographic regions and political inclinations. By building upon shared values rather than partisan divides and empowering their supporters to work in keeping with the concerns of their local communities, they work toward the adoption of fair, effective, and sustainable climate change solutions.
Citizens’ Climate Education of the Santa Clarita Valley is always looking for highly motivated, positive individuals to help with their cause. To become part of the solution for climate change with CCE, you can reach them via their website at
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