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Plan to attend this upcoming virtual climate meeting

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods are encouraging all who can to plan on attending an upcoming virtual meeting with the Indiana chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL).

The event will take place from 10 a.m.-noon, on Saturday, May 1. Registration is available here.

We stress the importance of this meeting as those who attend will learn more about carbon fee and dividend. An established carbon fee and dividend would create a national policy that would effectively transition our economy to net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Our hope for the future is that the United States will establish a carbon fee and dividend which essentially places a fee at the site of extraction, meaning fossil fuel companies would pay the fee. The distribution of the fee will disperse revenue to citizens across the country in the form of a regular monthly payment. Canada, Australia, Switzerland, the European Union and many other countries have implemented various types of carbon fees with the hope of reducing carbon emissions while engaging in climate advocacy.

The carbon fee and dividend for all in the United States will also help the most vulnerable in our beloved country. Statistics have shown that the implementation of this program would help lower- and middle- income families.

CCL is a nonpartisan, national nonprofit organization that has established many chapters nationwide. Our Congregation has developed a relationship with CCL and our hope is to establish a chapter in the Wabash Valley. Currently, there are nine CCL chapters in Indiana. The volunteers in the organization reach out to Indiana legislators as well as our fellow Hoosiers regarding climate advocacy.

Through our joint effort with CCL, the hope is many will attend the May 1 meeting to learn more about this program proposal, and to show legislators across Indiana that communities are prepared to act to thwart climate change.

Learn more about CCL here.

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The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, are a congregation of Roman Catholic women religious (sisters) who minister throughout the United States and Taiwan. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence in 1840. The congregation has a mission of being God's Providence in the world by committing to performing works of love, mercy and justice in service among God's people.

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