About the Coalition

About the Team

In late 2015, the District’s leading environmental organizations came together around a bold vision for climate action in the nation’s capital.

Read our story.

 


About the Coalition

The DC Climate Coalition is comprised of environmental and justice advocacy organizations, faith groups, unions, consumer advocacy organizations, D.C. businesses, and more.

Read the coalition letter of support here.

Businesses: Ben’s Chili Bowl; 7 Drum City; African Fashion Center; AI Wholesale; Ace Wholesale; American Sustainable Business Council; ANXO Cidery; Arcadia Power; B Doughnut DC; Biomass Thermal Energy Council; Brookland’s Finest Bar and Kitchen; Cafe Chocolat; Calabash Tea Bar & Cafe; Capital Carpet LLC; Capital Sun Group; Chozen Consulting, LLC; Clean Choice Energy; Cork Wine Bar & Market; Craft Kombucha; Crisp Kitchen + Bar; Crossbow Strategies; DC by Foot; DC Sun; District Solar; Dupont Optical; Fearless Fund; Fire & Knives; Forever Trading Corp; Good As Green; Grand Cata; Green Compass; HBC Theatre Company; Honeydew Energy Advisors; Impact Business Leaders; Ipsun Solar; Jankara; Jigar Shah; Lee & Lee Co Inc; Marcelle’s Coup; Neighborhood Sun; Organic Consumers Association; The Outrage; Pleasant Pops; Pluma by Bluebird Bakery; Potter’s House; PSM Strategies; The Pub and the People; Resource Library; Rito Loco; Runningbyrd Tea; Sabah; Solar Solution LLC; South Block Juice; Sparkfund; Sunset Wine & Spirit; Tastemakers; Up Top Acres; Windows Cafe and Market; Zenful Bites

Environmental Organizations: 350 DC; CCAN Action Fund; Center for Biological Diversity; Center for Clean Air Policy; Citizens’ Climate Lobby DC Chapter; Climate Reality DC Chapter; DC Divest; DC Environmental Network; DC Statehood; Dogwood Alliance; Fossil Free AU; Green America; Green Drinks DC; Green Party; Moms Clean Air Force; Our Climate; Sierra Club DC Chapter; U.S. Climate Plan

Community, Justice & Labor Organizations: Americans for Transit; Art Killing Apathy; Black Millennials for Flint; Board of Governors of the Woman’s National Democratic Club; Central North East Civic Association in Ward 7; Crestwood Citizens Association; DC Fiscal Policy Institute; DC for Democracy; Fair Budget Coalition; Generation E PAC; Health Alliance Network; League of Women Voters of the District of Columbia; ONE DC; Public Citizen; Rising Hearts Coalition; Roosevelt Institute at American University; SEIU 32BJ; Teaching for Change; DC Working Families; Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless; Washington Teachers’ Union; Washington Walks; Washington Youth Garden; We Act Radio; Universal Child Care Now – DC Coalition

Religious Advocacy Organizations: DC Catholic Conference; Interfaith Power & Light (DC MD NoVA); Jews United for Justice

Endorsement from Nicole Bera, campaign volunteer and student from American University:

“My time working with CCAN on the carbon price campaign was unlike any other. I learned so much about a city that I love and an issue I am so passionate about. I had the amazing opportunity to meet my Councilmembers in person for the first time. And lobbying, presenting to classes, and tabling at local events helped me work on my public speaking skills. Working with the passionate, resourceful, and caring staff has made my experience at CCAN educational and fulfilling.”


Supporting Voices

Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD.NoVA)

Maddie Smith

“Faith communities understand the importance of doing our part locally to combat climate change, which is why people of faith from across DC are speaking out in support of the Clean Energy DC Act, which would allow DC to transition to a 100% clean energy economy in an equitable way.”


U.S. Climate Plan

Evan Weber

“For too long, fossil fuel CEOs have made all of us bear the costs of the climate crisis while they continue to pad their pockets. Now, they’ve shown they’ll do anything — even threaten the fabric of democracy itself — to make another buck. While they and their allies revel in their control of Congress and the White House, the real representatives of Washington, D.C. — its people — are saying: enough is enough. It’s time to make them pay.”


SEIU 32BJ

Judith Howell

“The human race needs to understand that planet earth is our collective home. When we deny climate change, we allow corporate greed to perpetuate injustice. Working class and poor people suffer the most consequences.”


Americans for Transit

Sigute Meilus

“Americans for Transit is proud to support this campaign because D.C. cannot wait to take serious action in curbing the effects of climate change. To do that we need to transition to clean, renewable energy as soon as possible. This policy will also support cleaner forms of transportation and provide funding for important efficiency initiatives. Together we can create a local green economy for everyone.”

 


UBI Advocate

Sebastian Johnson

“The Put a Price on It D.C. coalition is breaking new ground in the fight for environmental and economic justice. For too long, polluters have gotten away with not paying their fair share and sticking the rest of us with the costs – to our health, our pockets, and our climate. Carbon rebates are one step toward realizing an economy that meets the basic needs of every citizens, not the desires of corporate interests.”

 


Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Stephanie Doyle 

“The Citizens Climate Lobby is dedicated to building the political will for a livable climate. This policy would radically transform the carbon footprint of DC and send carbon-free electricity to Congress, bringing us one step closer to enacting a national solution.”


D.C. Divest

Hayden Higgins

“We set out to divest DC from fossil fuels. Now that we don’t invest directly in fossil fuels, it’s time to stop using them, too. A 100 percent renewable energy target with an aggressive timeline operationalizes the commitments DC has already laid out to the Paris Agreement. We can cement our status as a climate leader and do it while protecting our residents and the future of this city.”


Moms Clean Air Force

Payal Shah Martin

“Pollution harms our kids and our communities. As a parent, I aim to make the world a better place for my kids to live. The DC Council should do the same for every DC resident.”

 


Ipsun Power

Joe Marhamati

“While Ipsun Power helps individuals and companies go solar every day, we recognize that climate change is a global problem that requires everyone to get involved and help to move away from the fossil fuels that are destabilizing our shared ecosystem. The Clean Energy DC Act would make DC a world leader on climate change in a way that ensures no one is left behind in the transition to clean energy. As a mission driven company and DC based business, we wholeheartedly endorse the Clean Energy DC Act and encourage all DC residents to support the effort.”


ONE DC

“Under the ONE DC People’s Platform, we fight for the right to wellness for people and the Earth AND transparency, accountability, and participatory democracy. Joining the DC Climate Coalition is a step toward creating a healthy environment for DC residents, especially those hardest hit by climate change — Black, working class, long-time DC residents.”


Neighborhood Sun

Gary Skulnik

“Neighborhood Sun is thrilled to be part of this amazing campaign that can lead the way for real climate change and climate justice solutions for the rest of the country. We don’t have time to wait for the federal government. We need to lead at the local level. As a DC area business dedicated to building stronger communities and providing solar access to everyone, not just the select few, Neighborhood Sun is committed to doing what we can to advance the Clean Energy DC Act.”


Jigar Shah

Co-Founder, Generate Capital

“I enthusiastically join the DC Climate Coalition because a strong and fair clean energy policy is the critical accelerator of our energy transition. We need to transform our energy systems to achieve maximum efficiency in order to support a growing global population rising into the middle class. No policy is more promising or immediate than the Clean Energy DC Act — and no place is better positioned to lead the way than the District of Columbia.”


Tim Ryder and Spencer Schecht

Strategic Director, Green Drinks DC; Director of Partnerships and Outreach, Green Drinks DC

“Green Drinks DC is working to build a vibrant and engaged environmental movement in our nation’s capital and we see the Clean Energy DC Act as a key effort to elevate DC as a national environmental leader.”


Contact Us

Camila Thorndike

DC Campaign Director
camila@chesapeakeclimate.org
240-396-2029

Denise Robbins

Communications Director
denise@chesapeakeclimate.org
240-396-2022

Carbon Pricing Organizer
chelseah@chesapeakeclimate.org
240-396-2035

For general inquiries, email info@carbonpricedc.org

Office information:
Chesapeake Climate Action Network
6930 Carroll Ave, Suite 720
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Phone: 240.396.1981
Fax: 888.428.3554