Thursday, November 2, 2017
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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Yakima Area Arboretum - Gardenview Room 
1401 Arboretum Drive
Yakima, WA 98901

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Colleen Adams-Schuppe 
Yakima Area Arboretum 

Climate Change - Water, Wind & Fire Tour 

Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) and Audubon Washington volunteers are conducting the “Water, Wind & Fire Tour” a 12-city tour around Washington State and the panhandle of Idaho intended to engage citizens and leaders in our region in a conversation on smart climate change and energy policy.  Presentations are planned for Thursday, November 2 at the following two locations.

12:00pm-1:30pm - Toppenish, Eagle Seelatsee Auditorium - Yakama Agency Building, 401 Fort Road

6:30pm-8:00pm - Yakima, Gardenview Room - Yakima Area Arboretum, 1401 Arboretum Drive

The agenda includes introductions by local family practice physician Dr. Sara Cate MD. who specializes in environmental health, followed by a 45 minute PowerPoint by the  presenters below, and 45 minutes of Q&A.


  • Dr. Steve Ghan, Climate Scientist, former Editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, Richland Citizens’ Climate Lobby Group Leader.
  • John Sandvig, Aerospace Engineer &  Business Executive, Citizens’ Climate Lobby volunteer and member of the CCL “Conservative Caucus”
  • Jennifer Syrowitz, Audubon Washington Chapter Conservation Manager, Citizens’ Climate Lobby volunteer.

According to Steve Ghan, John Sandvig and Jen Syrowitz, the story is often that climate change policy will kill jobs and limit energy freedom. Others tell a tale of an energy economy in which free markets benefit only the well-off, leaving disadvantaged families in a deeper hole than ever.  While either can be true of some regulatory approaches, it doesn’t have to be like either of those descriptions. If done right, we and many others across the political spectrum believe we can manage climate risks while making the market freer and improving energy choice. That’s a win-win-win.

Many people all across the political spectrum, including those employed in farming and agribusiness are seeking solutions to manage climate change and energy risk that do not grow government or overly-burden the economy. Citizens’ Climate Lobby and Audubon support citizens to work with their members of Congress and within their communities to build the political will needed to find practical solutions that meet these needs.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a grassroots advocacy organization with over 340 chapters across the U.S. that generates political will to manage climate change risk. The group is nonpartisan and works with members of Congress from both political parties to find and promote policy solutions to allow the market to find the most cost-effective ways to reduce emissions without growing government.

Audubon Washington is the Washington State arm of the National Audubon Society.  Audubon employs science, education, advocacy, and on-the-ground conservation projects integrated through an unparalleled network of volunteers and partners to conserve natural ecosystems to build healthy communities for people, birds and other wildlife.

For more information on the Tour click here Washington Water, Wind and Fire Tour.