This week in climate change, California Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes sent a letter to that state’s Speaker of the Assembly requesting he appoint a Republican lawmaker to the newly created Joint Legislative Committee on Climate Change. Mayes’ letter referenced a call for volunteers “who have a desire to work on issues of climate change [to] ask leadership [to] be part of” the Joint Legislative Committee.

“In light of this bipartisan offer, I am writing to request that I or another Republican Member of the Assembly be appointed to the Joint Legislative Committee on Climate Change Policies,” Mayes wrote. “Republicans believe that there should be a variety of perspectives on the Climate Change Policies Committee, and we look forward to adding our voice to the conversation,” the letter concluded.

We profiled former New York Congresswoman Nan Hayworth, who told us she believes “it is our responsibility to collectively work to minimize our carbon footprint. That’s how we are going to make a difference. We really have to focus on conserving the resources we have.”

As a lifelong Republican, of course I want my party to take environmental issues to heart and act responsibly on them,” she said. Find the full feature here.

Have a great Labor Day weekend and don’t forget to share any good eco-right stories you happen to hear or see.