Storm over sea by Andy Luck

Climate change is affecting us all – there are things that we can do to help. Andy Luck Photo and Copyright

A friend in Monroe has just told me about the En-ROADS policy simulation model and I thought I’d share it here for those who also might be interested in it. Apparently it is designed as an outreach tool to engage people in thinking about solutions to climate change.

According to the website (https://www.climateinteractive.org/tools/en-roads/), En-ROADS can be used to create climate change scenarios, or presented in a workshop, or presented as an interactive role-playing game.

She notified me as she’s become more active in the Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL). You may or may not know, it’s an organization that lobbies members of Congress (MOCs) on behalf of legislation to put a price on carbon emissions (“carbon fee”) and return the money collected to U.S. households (“carbon dividends”). As part of a US household, yes, I’m interested.

There’s going to be a virtual regional CCL meeting this weekend that includes a workshop on using En-ROADS as an outreach tool to help garner public support for climate change solutions, as well as to use in discussions with MOCs. Needless to say it’s very important that our representatives are properly informed and kept abreast of the facts in order for them to make properly informed decisions.

The meeting is Saturday March 6th from 1:00 to 6:00 PM CST, and Sunday March 7th from noon to 4:00 PM CST, with the En-ROADS workshop from 2 to 4 PM.

You can see the entire program at this link: https://sites.grenadine.co/sites/citizensclimate/en/2021-ccl-virtual-third-coast-regional-conference.
It contains the Zoom connection information as of today, the Friday prior to the conference.

The meeting is free and open to non-members of CCL as well as to members. Like most large online events you don’t have to sit through it all and can attend just the program elements that you’re interested in, like the En-ROADS workshop.