Volunteer in Utah
Utah deserves a healthy climate AND a strong economy
Your help is needed. Volunteer in Utah today.
Poor air quality, wildfires, and drought threaten Utah. And we can all do something about it.
Join a local chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby to work towards climate solutions that are good for Utahns, the environment, and businesses. We’re a nonpartisan grassroots organization that includes Republicans and other right-of-center supporters.
You’ll work closely with Utah’s leading Republican voices on climate like Senator Mitt Romney and Representative John Curtis.
Volunteer opportunities in Utah include building momentum for change through activities like:
- Meeting with Congressional leaders
- Writing letters to the editors and op-eds
- Meeting with local media
- Educating your community about global warming and legislative solutions
- Participating in chapter and volunteer development
We welcome you to join us and begin working toward climate solutions in Utah. Fill out the form and let’s get started.
Recent accomplishments include:
Facilitating state Republican leaders to author an op-ed
Helped put together an economist letter supporting a carbon fee & dividend
Got a bipartisan state resolution enacted supporting climate action
Held a local media tour to highlight conservative support for climate action in Utah
Volunteer to help restore Utah’s land, air and water
Join CCL Utah
Join one of our local chapters and see our service opportunities. If you don’t see a chapter near you, you can join our state-level work or our conservative caucus.
- UT Cache Valley - Logan, UT
- UT Salt Lake City - Salt Lake City, UT
- UT St George - St George, Washington, UT
- UT Utah Valley - Orem, Provo, UT
- UT Wasatch Back - Park City, Midway, Summit County, UT
- UT Weber-Davis - Ogden, UT
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Great Salt Lake drying up?
Yes, the volume of water in the Great Salt Lake has shrunk by about half compared to levels in the mid-1800s. This is largely due to people diverting water from streams before it reaches the lake, plus a record-breaking drought amplified by climate change.
What would happen if the Great Salt Lake dried up?
If the Great Salt Lake dries up, the air in the surrounding areas will be in danger of becoming toxic to human health due to high levels of arsenic being carried during wind storms. This would also increase the salinity of the lake, which would kill natural food for birds and other animals that rely on the lake’s food supply. Since the lake’s soil contains toxic metals, we can also expect those heavy metals to become airborne.
How can we save the Great Salt Lake?
3,000 volunteers in Utah are currently working with us and local Conservative leaders on environmental solutions that will help save the Great Salt Lake, preserve our healthy air, land, and water. Sign up and volunteer for the environment today!
Why is Utah in a drought?
Extreme heat continues to concern Utahns. As temperatures rise, more water evaporates from the soil, increasing the risk of extensive droughts. According to the US Drought Monitor, much of Utah has been experiencing extreme drought conditions since mid-2020 and has been in a state of drought for much of the past two decades. Research has shown that human-caused climate change has dried soils in the western United States during that period, making what would have been a moderate natural drought about 42% more intense, turning it into a record-breaking extreme event.
What’s the most impactful climate change solution for Utah?
A carbon fee and dividend reduces emissions by putting a predictable fee on those emissions and returning all revenues to the American people. This de-incentivizes emissions and gives markets an incentive to move to cleaner technologies.
Pricing carbon is good for Utah business and families:
- Carbon pricing is a free market solution. Utah business and industry will lead the way on renewable energy solutions.
- A price on carbon unleashes American innovation and lets us lead the way to a clean technology future. Services from tech startups in Silicon Slopes will be in high demand.
- Utah has the largest average household size in the nation. It’s critical we pass smart policies now so our children receive the same gifts we received from Utah’s environment.
64% believe global warming will harm future generations.
60% say citizens should do more to address global warming.
67% say corporations should do more to address global warming.
60% are in favor of implementing a carbon tax on fossil fuel companies.
Source: Yale Climate Communications
What’s happening in Utah on climate change
Including conservative news stories on climate change as well as op-eds and letters to the editor from CCL volunteers
- Here’s how Republican Utah can lead out on clean energy and bring real change
- Republicans need to engage in climate politics
- What is carbon pricing? Could it clean Utah’s air?
- Letter: Conservatives, it’s time to have a voice in the climate control discussion
- Finding hope — and faith — in the climate change debate
Grassroots Leadership in Our State
Principal Engineer at HDT Robotics
Tom is a mechanical engineer working on explosive ordnance disposal robots. He lives with his wife, Lauren, in the net-zero house they built in Park City. CCL found Tom when he was looking for a way to get involved in climate change and he was hooked both by the policy proposal and by the approach of treating the people we need to convince with appreciation and respect. He loves talking with legislators and building trust with them - treating them as friends and working with them as allies.
Above all else, Nick Huey strives to be a uniter across political, religious, and socio-economic divides. He's a creative consultant for nonpartisan and moderate nonprofits, helping them to grow grassroots support for their causes. Nick is the proud father of two children, and the lucky husband to Adley Huey. He was drawn to CCL by their nonpartisan, uniting approach to solving the climate crisis.
Chief Technical Officer of Applied Medical Visualizations L.L.C.
Noah is drawn to the beauty of Utah's mountains and deserts, and always and happy to share this joy with others, including his teenage son. CCL is important to him because it offers achievable and effective climate solutions, where current and next generations will benefit. Noah loves working with CCL because it seeks positive relationships between groups of diverse views.
Lead Structural Engineer at Solgen Power
Trevor Jones is a committed environmental activist who moonlights as a moderate-to-conservative Republican. He has served as CCL's liaison for Utah's First Congressional District, helping demonstrate grassroots commitment to Rep. Blake Moore and his staff. He was also a 2018 GOP Salt Lake County delegate, and co-founded Become A Delegate, a non-profit organization dedicated to informing and engaging young moderates to join the political process in Utah. Trevor has also been actively involved in lobbying Ogden City to join HB 411, Utah's municipal renewable energy program.
Emily is a software engineer by day and a climate enthusiast by night. She joined CCL to advocate for effective, pragmatic climate solutions, and to do so in an environment of civility and respect. That advocacy can take many forms, but Emily's favorite CCL experience has been meeting directly with federal, state and local legislators.
Get involved with environmental stewardship in Utah
We’ve been blessed with a powerful country, rich with natural resources. Our children deserve to inherit a land that is beautiful. It’s time to change the energy we use to power our economy for a healthier, cleaner, and safer America.
Take action with like-minded Utahns to address climate change and its solutions.