Join the #PutAPriceOnIt Campaign
Many scientists, policy experts, economists and environmentalists agree that one of the best ways to solve climate is with a price on carbon. The problem is that many people don’t know what that means! That’s why YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY teamed up with the non-profit Our Climate to create the #PutAPriceOnIt campaign.
Here’s how it works: we want less pollution, because that’s how to avoid catastrophic climate change. So to get less pollution, we think polluters should pay for every ton of greenhouse gas pollution they dump into the air. That will motivate everyone to switch to cleaner forms of energy.
To make sure that the price is fair, some of the money generated by the carbon price should be used to make sure that low-income people and families don’t spend a bigger share of their budget on energy.
We support efforts to price carbon pollution at the local, state and national level. Sign up to find out what’s happening near you!