Climate XChange is a Massachusetts-based non-profit with a mission to provide policymakers and advocates with cutting-edge information on market-based solutions to climate change. To support these efforts, they are raffling off a 2017 Tesla!
They believe that Massachusetts can take the lead in finding solutions to protect our economy, our way of life, and future generations. One of the ways in which they are moving this change forward is by advocating for a price on carbon pollution.
CXC explains on their website that “Economists on the left and right agree that adding a pollution charge to fossil fuel prices is the most cost-effective way to cut carbon pollution. Such a charge would give energy producers and consumers a strong incentive to shift from fossil fuels to clean energy – while having the freedom to decide how to do so.”
The group is promoting awareness of two pieces of legislation pending in the Massachusetts legislature that would establish a price on carbon pollution. In the state’s Senate, Chairman Michael Barrett is sponsoring a carbon pricing bill entitled “An Act Combating Climate Change.” In the House of Representatives, Chairwoman Jen Benson is taking the lead on “An Act to Promote Green Infrastructure, Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and Create Jobs.” Both bills would make Massachusetts the leader in transitioning to a clean energy economy.
And if all of this sounds pretty great, you can help support these efforts AND win yourself some awesome prizes. CXC is hosting their second Tesla Raffle, and you can enter for just $250. The funds from the raffle enable Climate XChange to continue their important work moving us towards carbon pricing for a cleaner, greener future for all.
Here are some more details about the Tesla raffle:
- Only 2,500 tickets will be sold, making your odds of winning pretty good (1 in 2,500)!
- The winner will receive a check for $120,000 to be used for ordering either a Model S sedan or a Model X (they also pay your Federal income tax on the prize).
- Second place is a spot in line for a Model 3 plus $10,000. Third place also comes with a guaranteed spot in line for a Model 3 and $5,000. Other cash prizes round out the top six spots.
- Raffle drawing will be held on July 4, 2017
This post is supported by Climate Xchange; images from Climate XChange except illustration, from Shutterstock via CleanTechnica