On January 12, at West Market Street United Methodist Church, 302 W Market St, Greensboro Environmental Stewardship Greensboro kicks off the new year from 3:00 – 4:45 p.m. by welcoming Ellen Van Velsor, NC State Coordinator for Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) and Emily Wirzba, Legislative Manager for Sustainable Energy & Environment at the Friends Committee on National Legislation, for a presentation and discussion on the status of Climate Legislation and bipartisan efforts to address the Climate Crisis in the U.S. Congress. Ellen Van Velsor is the NC State Coordinator for Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL). She is also on the Care for Creation team at West Market Methodist Church. Ellen will discuss the work that CCL is doing to build political will for a livable world. CCL is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, volunteer organization focused on federal legislation that provides an effective bipartisan solution to climate change and will reduce the current high level of greenhouse gas emissions that negatively impact our environment. Emily Wirzba, Legislative Manager for Sustainable Energy & Environment at the Friends Committee on National Legislation, will give a federal legislative update on climate change. Emily will talk about how the conversation on climate change has become more bipartisan in the 116th Congress, and what is happening with the Climate Solutions Caucus, the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, and other committees. She will discuss the variety of climate bills – ranging from carbon pricing, the Green New Deal, 100% clean energy, and tax credits – and the best prospects for moving climate legislation in 2020 and beyond. To RSVP or for more information on this event contact Bill McNeil.