Arkansas Citizens' Climate League


Our statewide commitment to community engagement and climate solutions reached a peak on April 27 with our Arkansas Climate Accord statewide benefit gala.  Four months in the making, this fundraiser was held simultaneously in Altus, Fayetteville, Fort Smith and Little Rock.  It united business owners, CCL volunteers, the public, donors and community leaders around climate solutions and climate advocacy. 

We had planned to link all the celebrations together via a simulcast, but technology glitches kept that from happening.  Each venue carried on brilliantly; a reminder that our Arkansas CCL family is held together by something much more profound than fiberoptic and keystrokes: the passion, savvy, and commitment of our volunteers and supporters.

Thanks to you and your generous donations of time, creativity, and money, the Climate Accord raised over $19,000!   I am so grateful.

As a direct result of this fundraising success, in June we’re sending a team of 18 Arkansans to Washington DC for CCL’s Annual International Conference and Lobby Day.  Together our team members represent all four Arkansas Congressional Districts and a broad diversity of Arkansas geography from Batesville to Conway, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Gould, Hackett, Jonesboro, Little Rock,  Russellville, and Springdale .   We’ll be preparing for the Conference and Lobby day throughout May.

We appreciate you,

Jan Schaper,
State Coordinator,
Citizens' Climate Lobby -Arkansas
Arkansas Citizens' Climate League (ARKCCL) & Citizens' Climate Lobby-Arkansas (CCL-AR)D

Working Together to Build Civic Commitment for Climate Action

J​​​​​​​​​​oin us for
monthly meetings:
Fayettevville - 7 PM
2nd Wednesday each month

Fort Smith -6 PM
1st Monday each month

Little Rock - 6 PM
3rd Monday each month

ARKCCL empowers Arkansans to advocate for a healthy environment and climate change solutions through education, encouragement and engagement.

Because of the success, the Citizens' Climate Lobby of Arkansas (CCL-AR) has had in promoting action on climate change and obtaining financial support the leaders of the group came together to form the Arkansas Citizens’ Climate League (ARKCCL) to create the nonprofit support for climate and environmental action in Arkansas. ARKCCL was established to build civic commitment for climate change action and education in Arkansas by empowering its citizens. Currently, ARKCCL is working with local chapters of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby to provide resources for emerging leader training and provide access to educational opportunities at the state and local level. A key focus of support is to provide these emerging community climate leaders access to training and education offered trough the Citizens’ Climate Education program.
If you like to know more about our work contact us at [email protected]  or phone 479.462.8834

ARKCCL is established within the meaning of IRS Publication 557 Section 501(c)(3) Organization of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code") or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code and shall be operated exclusively as set forth in the articles of incorporation. these by-laws specify various matters affecting the operations and governance of ARKCCL.


The Arkansas chapters of Citizens' Climate Lobby are dedicated to the idea that addressing climate change can benefit both our economy and natural way of life.  Keep reading to learn how AR can meet carbon emissions targets while adding ​​thousands of jobs to our economy.

A Market-Based Approach to Climate Change

The free market is the most efficient driver of positive change available to us.  Rather than use comand-control legislation that extracts wealth from the economy and slows growth, CCL proposes allowing the market to choose the best path forward, and reinvesting gains back into the economy and households.
The Result: Up to 35,000 new jobs for Arkansans

How It Works

A pre-determined and steadily rising fee is placed on every ton of CO2 emitted, creating a market incentive to transition toward cleaner energy sources
That fee is then reinvested into the economy as a dividend to households, businesses, or as an investment in clean energy solutions.
Because this investment in lower CO2 emissions is recycled rather than extracted, the economy is free to grow.  The results for Arkansans are huge :
  • Thousands of net jobs added
  • 2030 Clean Power Plan emissions targets met
  • GDP growth that's faster  than "business as usual"
  • Reduced dependence on foreign oil

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In short, CCL's solution to meeting EPA requirements and tackling polution here in the natural state is an economic benefit for Arkansans.  With your help we can make sure this responsible approach to tackling climate is realized.