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Official podcast for climate heroes from Citizens' Climate Lobby. We're creating the political will for a livable world.

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August 2018 Monthly Meeting with Aimee Sison (Audio)
00:47:41

How do we leverage our messaging on social media? Aimee Sison, Digital Director with Climate Nexus, works to further the climate change and clean energy narrative across digital and social media platforms. She also works with partners to amplify messages in new, creative ways to online audiences.

Originally from the Philippines, Aimee’s passion for climate change is fueled by seeing her homeland suffer the negative impacts of global warming.

Aug 11, 2018
August 2018 Monthly Meeting with Aimee Sison
00:47:41

How do we leverage our messaging on social media? Aimee Sison, Digital Director with Climate Nexus, works to further the climate change and clean energy narrative across digital and social media platforms. She also works with partners to amplify messages in new, creative ways to online audiences.

Originally from the Philippines, Aimee’s passion for climate change is fueled by seeing her homeland suffer the negative impacts of global warming.

Aug 11, 2018
CCU: Working With Other Organizations & Effective Outreach with Environmental Allies
00:54:57

Many organizations focus on a wide variety of climate and related environmental causes. If you’re interested in working with and building connections with these groups, tonight’s webinar will explore how to engage and partner with other organizations in a respectful, understanding and productive way.

Join us on Citizens’ Climate University for a webinar with CCL leaders Elyce Klein, Carol Kravetz, Tom Moyer, and Stephanie Doyle and listen to ideas and examples from throughout the country of what chapters are doing to build these essential connections as well as understanding how to best interface with local groups of national green organizations.

Aug 10, 2018
CCU: Working With Other Organizations & Effective Outreach with Environmental Allies (Audio)
00:54:57

Audio Only: Many organizations focus on a wide variety of climate and related environmental causes. If you’re interested in working with and building connections with these groups, tonight’s webinar will explore how to engage and partner with other organizations in a respectful, understanding and productive way.

Join us on Citizens’ Climate University for a webinar with CCL leaders Elyce Klein, Carol Kravetz, Tom Moyer, and Stephanie Doyle and listen to ideas and examples from throughout the country of what chapters are doing to build these essential connections as well as understanding how to best interface with local groups of national green organizations.

Aug 10, 2018
Citizens’ Climate University: The Power of Storytelling
00:57:51

Want to be more impactful as an advocate with how you share your own stories?

Join Climate Journalist Sara Peach and CCL’s Marketing Director Lesley Beatty for a webinar that highlights compelling examples of personal climate advocacy stories and provides tools and recommendations for CCL supporters to improve their own storytelling, including the Yale Climate Communications Formula:

1. Something in my life or our community is changing.

2. It’s related to climate change.  

3. It matters. (Hint: people are affected.)

4. What solutions/personal actions I’m taking.

After tuning in, begin framing your own climate stories based on this sequence connecting with your audience.  What everyone brings to their own story of climate advocacy are the things that make them unique and give them power.

Aug 03, 2018
Citizens’ Climate University: The Power of Storytelling (Audio)
00:57:51

Audio Only: Want to be more impactful as an advocate with how you share your own stories?

Join Climate Journalist Sara Peach and CCL’s Marketing Director Lesley Beatty for a webinar that highlights compelling examples of personal climate advocacy stories and provides tools and recommendations for CCL supporters to improve their own storytelling, including the Yale Climate Communications Formula:

1. Something in my life or our community is changing.

2. It’s related to climate change.  

3. It matters. (Hint: people are affected.)

4. What solutions/personal actions I’m taking.

After tuning in, begin framing your own climate stories based on this sequence connecting with your audience.  What everyone brings to their own story of climate advocacy are the things that make them unique and give them power.

Aug 03, 2018
Citizens’ Climate University: Dividend Delivery Study (Audio)
00:51:27

 

Audio Only: The following webinar represents the key findings of a study commissioned by CCL and written by Allen H. Lerman. Lerman served for 42 years as an economist with the United States Treasury Department and conducted this research to determine how a dividend return to American households could work.

Join Dr. Danny Richter, CCL’s Vice President of Government Affairs in exploring the detailed how’s and why’s of CCL’s dividend return. The webinar addresses questions about the carbon fund, distribution framework, and the dividend’s taxability. It also tackles distribution challenges like handling changing eligibility and getting dividends to as many American residents as possible with maximum transparency and minimum cost.

Looking for the study? Visit CCL’s main page for the full report here.

Jul 29, 2018
Citizens’ Climate University: Dividend Delivery Study
00:51:27

 

The following webinar represents the key findings of a study commissioned by CCL and written by Allen H. Lerman. Lerman served for 42 years as an economist with the United States Treasury Department and conducted this research to determine how a dividend return to American households could work.

Join Dr. Danny Richter, CCL’s Vice President of Government Affairs in exploring the detailed how’s and why’s of CCL’s dividend return. The webinar addresses questions about the carbon fund, distribution framework, and the dividend’s taxability. It also tackles distribution challenges like handling changing eligibility and getting dividends to as many American residents as possible with maximum transparency and minimum cost.

Looking for the study? Visit CCL’s main page for the full report here.

Jul 29, 2018
CC Radio Ep 26 In Deep Water with Edgar Westerhof and Elizabeth Rush
00:30:00

Super Storm Sandy shocked the New York Metropolitan area in 2012. By some freak coincidence, right before this epic storm hit, Edgar Westerhof, moved to New York City from the Netherlands. Not only does he come from a country that knows a lot about flooding, Edgar is an expert in integrated urban water management.

Since Sandy, Edgar has become the National Director for Flood Risk and Resiliency for Arcadis North America. He talks about his experiences with Sandy and how this devastating storm could have been even worse. 

Art House

Author Elizabeth Rush reads from her new book Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore

Puzzler

Jul 28, 2018
Citizens’ Climate University: Developing Relationships with Candidates
00:55:11

Listen to this webinar to learn directly from state representatives and senators as well as from other CCL leaders on how they’ve continued to build on their engagement and keep climate change and CCL in their campaign’s awareness.

The first half features CCL Tucson-Oro Valley Group Leaders Jane Conlin & Ed Beshore sharing best practices for “Coffee with Candidates” as well as CCL CA North Orange County /Southeast L.A. County’s Group Leader Dennis Arp sharing best practices for their well-attended Earth Day non-partisan CA39 candidate forum.

The second half of the webinar features advice from State Rep. Katrina Shankland (WI), State Sen. Robb Hogg (IA), and former U.S. Rep. Claudine Schneider (RI) on how to best leverage your relationships with local/state officials to build these essential connections with your congressional members and candidates as well.

Jul 20, 2018
Citizens’ Climate University: Developing Relationships with Candidates (Audio)
00:55:11

Audio Only: Listen to this webinar to learn directly from state representatives and senators as well as from other CCL leaders on how they’ve continued to build on their engagement and keep climate change and CCL in their campaign’s awareness.

The first half features CCL Tucson-Oro Valley Group Leaders Jane Conlin & Ed Beshore sharing best practices for “Coffee with Candidates” as well as CCL CA North Orange County /Southeast L.A. County’s Group Leader Dennis Arp sharing best practices for their well-attended Earth Day non-partisan CA39 candidate forum.

The second half of the webinar features advice from State Rep. Katrina Shankland (WI), State Sen. Robb Hogg (IA), and former U.S. Rep. Claudine Schneider (RI) on how to best leverage your relationships with local/state officials to build these essential connections with your congressional members and candidates as well.

Jul 20, 2018
July 2018 Monthly Meeting w/ Adele Morris of the Brookings Institution
00:43:27

If you want to learn about carbon pricing, Adele Morris is the person to talk to. She is a senior fellow and policy director for Climate and Energy Economics at the Brookings Institution. Her research informs critical decisions related to climate change, energy, and tax policy. She is a leading global expert on the design of carbon pricing policies. Before joining Brookings in July 2008, she worked with the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) of the U.S. Congress, where she advised members and staff on economic, energy, and environmental policy. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University, an M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Utah, and a B.A. from Rice University.

Jul 14, 2018
July 2018 Monthly Meeting w/ Adele Morris of the Brookings Institution
00:43:27

If you want to learn about carbon pricing, Adele Morris is the person to talk to. She is a senior fellow and policy director for Climate and Energy Economics at the Brookings Institution. Her research informs critical decisions related to climate change, energy, and tax policy. She is a leading global expert on the design of carbon pricing policies. Before joining Brookings in July 2008, she worked with the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) of the U.S. Congress, where she advised members and staff on economic, energy, and environmental policy. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University, an M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Utah, and a B.A. from Rice University.

Jul 14, 2018
CCU: The World Bank’s 2018 State and Trends in Carbon Pricing Report
01:19:33

 

In May 2018, the World Bank released its newest 2018 edition of the annual State & Trends of Carbon Pricing Report and Citizens’ Climate University offered a special webinar for any interested CCL supporter who wanted to tune in live from its annual Advanced Climate Policy Camp taking place at American University in Washington, DC.

Join Dominik Englert, World Bank Economist, in a webinar that walks through three learning goals:

1. describing updates to carbon pricing initiatives happening on various levels (subnational, national, regional, international);

2. identifying trends and anticipating future requirements for carbon pricing initiatives;

3. understanding the international context in which governments consider and discuss the use of carbon pricing.

Jul 03, 2018
CCU: The World Bank’s 2018 State and Trends in Carbon Pricing Report (Audio)
01:19:33

Audio Only: In May 2018, the World Bank released its newest 2018 edition of the annual State & Trends of Carbon Pricing Report and Citizens’ Climate University offered a special webinar for any interested CCL supporter who wanted to tune in live from its annual Advanced Climate Policy Camp taking place at American University in Washington, DC.

Join Dominik Englert, World Bank Economist, in a webinar that walks through three learning goals:

1. describing updates to carbon pricing initiatives happening on various levels (subnational, national, regional, international);

2. identifying trends and anticipating future requirements for carbon pricing initiatives;

3. understanding the international context in which governments consider and discuss the use of carbon pricing.

Jul 03, 2018
CC Radio Ep 25 Race, Pollution, Justice — Brentin Mock, Tyree Daye, Dr. Natasha DeJarnett
00:30:01

After 10 years of reporting on race, culture, and civil rights, Brentin Mock embraced environmental issues as his new beat. That was in 2008. He has since become a leading voice highlighting environmental racism in America.  He speaks with Citizens Climate Radio host, Peterson Toscano about pollution, segregation, asthma, and mobility. Brentin also speaks candidly about failures of predominately white environmental organizations that attempt to reach out to people of color. He shares why these attempts fail and what climate advocates can do to build a more diverse coalition. Also joining the discussion is Dr. Natasha DeJarnett, environmental health policy analyst from the American Public Health Association. She outlines statistics on historical and contemporary pollution and how air and water pollution pos [...]

Jun 23, 2018
CCU: Extended Q&A with Nathaniel Stinnett, Executive Director, Environmental Voter Project
00:58:43

Join us for this month’s extended Q&A with Nathaniel Stinnett, the Founder and Executive Director of the Environmental Voter Project.

Nathaniel was CCL’s June National Speaker and answers questions CCL volunteers submitted about environmental voters as well as sharing additional details about the presentation material covered in this month’s call, the Environmental Voter Project’s next priorities, and how CCL volunteers can help engage in helping build voting habits for environmental voters.

Jun 22, 2018
CCL 2018: Covering Climate Change in the Current Political Landscape

The election of 2016 brought new and unexpected challenges for journalists who cover climate change.

While many news outlets now devote more resources to climate change, as one reporter noted, “I spend much of my time writing obits for climate policy.” New York Times reporter Lisa Friedman moderates a panel discussion among four journalists who cover climate change across a wide spectrum of media outlets — from the Pulitzer Prize winning InsideClimate News to the conservative-leaning Washington Examiner.

Hear how the current landscape has altered the public discourse on climate change and how the media approach this topic.

Steve Valk Moderator Citizens’ Climate Lobby/Citizens’ Climate Education Communications Director

John Siciliano Speaker Washington Examiner Journalist

Marianne Lavelle Speaker Inside Climate News Journalist

Rebecca Leber Speaker Mother Jones Journalist

Robin Bravender Speaker E&E Ne [...]

Jun 22, 2018
CCL 2018: Stories from the Ski Industry: How Advocacy is an Approach from All Angles

How can we as outdoor enthusiasts leverage our story to create effective change?

We will hear from four panelists to explain how they are personally impacted by climate change today, how they are engaging in citizen advocacy as a way to leverage their passion and appreciation for the outdoors, and explore what the strategies are industry wide.

Bill Barron Moderator Citizens’ Climate Lobby Wild West Regional Coordinator

Simi Hamilton Speaker Team USA Cross Country Skier

Angel Collinson Speaker Professional Big Mountain skier

Ben Popp Speaker American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Executive Director

Laura Schaffer Speaker POWDR Sustainability Director

Jun 22, 2018
CCL 2018: How Businesses Are Advocating for Climate Policy

Reversing climate change will require getting the economics right. Experts agree that meaningful carbon pricing policies are a foundational keystone and will encourage investors and business leaders to lead the way in innovation and transitioning to a clean energy economy.

In this session we will hear from business leaders who will describe what their companies are doing to help the planet and their bottom line.

Harold Hedelman Moderator Business Climate Leaders Director of Engagement

Brad Figel Speaker Mars Corporation Vice President of Public Affairs

Anna Pavlova Speaker Schneider Electric Vice President, Government Relations

Joseph Mendelson III Speaker Tesla Senior Counsel, Business and Policy Development

Jun 22, 2018
CCU: Extended Q&A with Nathaniel Stinnett, Executive Director, Environmental Voter Project (Audio)
00:58:43

Audio Only: Join us for this month’s extended Q&A with Nathaniel Stinnett, the Founder and Executive Director of the Environmental Voter Project.

Nathaniel was CCL’s June National Speaker and answers questions CCL volunteers submitted about environmental voters as well as sharing additional details about the presentation material covered in this month’s call, the Environmental Voter Project’s next priorities, and how CCL volunteers can help engage in helping build voting habits for environmental voters.

Jun 22, 2018
CCL 2018: Telling Better Climate Stories - Monday Breakout Session
00:59:45

No story is harder to tell than the one about our changing climate and what it means for each of us. Reciting the facts is not enough to move people to action. How do we break through the collective silence in creative and effective ways? How can we help people become curious about climate change? Discover how to deepen a conversation and a relationship through better storytelling.

Peterson Toscano
Speaker
Citizens’ Climate Radio
Host

Elizabeth Dell
Speaker
Citizens’ Climate Lobby/Citizens’ Climate Education
Great Lakes Regional Co-Coordinator

Tasha Reddy PhD
Speaker
Citizens’ Climate Lobby/Citizens’ Climate Education
California State Coordinator

Jun 21, 2018
CCL 2018: State Level Carbon Pricing Monday Break-out Session
00:58:04

Will 2018 be the year when the United States enacts it’s first carbon fee and dividend policy at the state level? Come and hear about the efforts on the verge of success and how you can join the growing movement to pressure congress to act through enacting state-level legislation.

Jamie DeMarco
Moderator
Citizens’ Climate Education/Citizens’ Climate Lobby
State-Level Carbon Pricing Coordinator

Jessica Langerman
Speaker
Climate X-Change, MA
Founder

Michael Green
Speaker
CABA/ClimateXChange
Executive Director

Camila Thorndike
Speaker
Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Carbon Pricing Coordinator

Jun 21, 2018
CCL 2018: Evening Reception Rep. Ted Deutch’s Speech
00:09:01

Rep. Ted Deutch, co-founder of the Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, shares a speech at CCL’s Tuesday Conference Reception thanking and encouraging volunteers to keep up their essential work.

Jun 21, 2018
CCL 2018: Ted Halstead & Students for Carbon Dividends
00:44:13

As Chairman and CEO of the Climate Leadership Council, Ted Halstead has mobilized a surprising group of high-profile supporters behind a carbon dividends plan, including top companies, environmental NGOs, and opinion leaders from across the political spectrum. Joining Ted are two students who are expanding the movement onto college campuses: Students for Carbon Dividends (S4CD) Founder and President Alex Posner, and Harvard College Republican Club President and S4CD Vice President Kiera O’Brien. Learn how they are harnessing the energy of students to pave the way for a bipartisan climate breakthrough.

Jun 21, 2018
CCL 2018: Evening Reception - Volunteer Stories
00:46:02

Listen to inspiring stories from first time CCL volunteers as they reflect on their experiences and how the CCL conference and lobby day impacted their view on how one relates to one’s government and democracy.

Jun 21, 2018
CCL 2018: Our Branding and Marketing
00:25:14

Join CCL’s Marketing Director Lesley Beatty for a review of CCL’s approach to marketing and four brand pillars.

Jun 21, 2018
CCL 2018: Closing Keynote Session with Rep. John Delaney
00:35:01

Speaker: Rep. John Delaney Congressman for MD-06 (D) on the importance for bipartisanship in climate change policy and legislation.

Jun 21, 2018
CCL 2018: Keynote Panel: Climate Solutions to Benefit our Environment, Economy and Health
01:07:45

Speakers: Dr. James Hansen Columbia University Earth Institute, Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions,

Adele Morris, PhD Brookings, Senior Fellow-Economic Studies

Dr. Natasha DeJarnett Policy Analyst, American Public Health Association

Trishna Gurung, Director of Communications Ocean Conservancy

Moderator: Flannery Winchester, Communications Coordinator Citizens’ Climate Lobby/Citizens’ Climate Education

Jun 21, 2018
CCL2018: Conference Kickoff
00:41:33

Watch the start of CCL2018’s Conference in DC with: Mark Reynolds, Executive Director Citizens’ Climate Lobby/Citizens’ Climate Education, Ashley Hunt-Martarano, Amy Bennett, and Joe Robertson.

Jun 21, 2018
CCL 2018: The Way Forward: CCL’s National Planning Plenary
01:01:54

Speakers: Madeleine Para, Dr. Danny Richter, Jamie DeMarco, Cathy Orlando, Tony Sirna

Jun 21, 2018
CCL 2018: Saturday Seminar on Communication Skills for Advocates
02:50:31

Motivational Interviewing (MI) offers a set of communication tools anyone can use in their advocacy work. These tools sidestep resistance, promote collaboration and lead others to make the case for change. MI has 30 years of research and over 1200 published studies supporting its effectiveness across a wide variety of situations.

This 3-hour workshop provides participants with an introduction and hands-on experience with MI’s unique approach to collaboration for change. During the last hour we will demonstrate how to use MI in lobby meetings, coaching conversations with volunteers, new member interviews, handling conflicts in a group, climate change conversations in social situations and related topics suggested by the audience.

Speaker: David Christian, PhD, Psychologist

Jun 21, 2018
CCL 2018: Saturday Seminar Working Together: Building Relationships Across Race and Culture
02:56:19

CCL seeks to create the conditions for climate legislation by building relationships with people from all backgrounds and beliefs. In this session we will consider some essential questions to expand our outreach and alliances: Who aren’t we talking to? What gets in the way of talking to them? What gets in the way of listening?

How do we deepen our connections with people and organizations that come from different traditions, cultures or ethnic heritages than our own? Our participants will have the opportunity to explore their experiences building relationships with people from different traditions, cultures or ethnic heritages and to increase their capacity to develop those relationships through practice in small groups.

Speaker:
Barbara Love, EdD
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Professor Emeritus

Jun 21, 2018
CCL 2018: Saturday Seminar - Everything You Wanted To Know About Carbon Fee & Dividend
02:26:52

CCL is built around advocacy for a carbon pricing plan we call the Carbon Fee & Dividend. We all know that, and we all know that the relative simplicity of the proposal is one of its greatest attractions.

However, the word relative is important because nothing in the world of Federal policy is truly as simple as we would like to believe. This is often revealed when volunteers ask questions about the CFD that are not so easy to answer.

In this three-hour session, we will take the time to examine your questions about the CFD and may be raised by other stakeholders such as members of Congress, their aides, affected business entities, state and local governments, community organizations, and American families.

The session will begin with a one-hour review of the CFD policy framework as it has also been informed by the REMI, Dividend Delivery, and Household Impact studies. In the second hour, we’ll form breakout teams to develop key questions on specific to [...]

Jun 21, 2018
Jessie Diggins Endorsement Video - Citizens Climate Lobby
00:02:37

USA Gold Medal Winter Olympian Jessie Diggins gives a shoutout for Citizens’ Climate Lobby and its flagship policy Carbon Fee & Dividend:

“You can look at different solutions for the economy, but you only get one earth to live on, and you have to breathe the air that is on this earth. We have to do it in a way that doesn’t hurt families economically, which is why I’m supporting the carbon fee and dividend solution, because it puts a fee on carbon and returns the revenue to households.”

Jun 21, 2018
CCL’s Informational Session
00:19:12

Facilitated by CCL’s Director of Field Development Elli Sparks and Membership Coordinator Sara Wanous, this session will help you learn more about Citizens’ Climate Lobby.

Learn how you can make a difference by creating the political will for legislation that will wean our nation off the energy sources that are warming our world and changing our climate.

Jun 19, 2018
June 2018 Monthly Meeting
00:39:34

If political will is the key to enacting effective climate policies, there’s a big obstacle that needs to be overcome: Many environmentalists are not showing up to vote. Joining our June call is Nathaniel Stinnett, founder and executive director of Environmental Voter Project. Their mission is to identify citizens concerned about environmental issues who are staying home on election day and turn them into active voters. Stinnett has held a variety of senior leadership and campaign manager positions on U.S. Senate, congressional, state, and mayoral campaigns. He was named one of America’s 50 environmental visionaries and is a frequent speaker on cutting-edge campaign techniques at top universities and campaign management trainings.

Jun 10, 2018
Citizens’ Climate University: Final Conference/Lobby Day Logistics
00:36:18

Are you curious about what to expect about the conference and lobby day?

Join hosts ​Taylor ​Krause, CCL’s Executive Assistant to the Executive Director and Adeline DeYoung, CCL’s Project Specialist, for a final walk-through of the who, what, when, where, how and why of the 2018 International Conference & Lobby Day in Washington, DC.

If you’re attending for the first time​ this is ​a highly valuable webinar in preparing for what to expect with the schedule, logistics, and final details.

Jun 08, 2018
Citizens’ Climate University: Final Conference/Lobby Day Logistics (Audio)
00:36:18

Are you curious about what to expect about the conference and lobby day?

Join hosts ​Taylor ​Krause, CCL’s Executive Assistant to the Executive Director and Adeline DeYoung, CCL’s Project Specialist, for a final walk-through of the who, what, when, where, how and why of the 2018 International Conference & Lobby Day in Washington, DC.

If you’re attending for the first time​ this is ​a highly valuable webinar in preparing for what to expect with the schedule, logistics, and final details.

Jun 08, 2018
Lobby Training: Leading A Lobby Meeting
00:42:08

This lesson is for those who wish to learn more about leading a lobby meeting with a member of Congress or staff.

In this lesson, Sabrina Fu, CCL’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Co-Coordinator and Brett Cease, CCL’s Volunteer Education and Engagement Coordinator, review the role of a lobby leader, how they assign team roles, coordinating practice times and how to handle other special situations.

Jun 01, 2018
Lobby Training: Leading A Lobby Meeting (Audio)
00:42:08

Audio Only: This lesson is for those who wish to learn more about leading a lobby meeting with a member of Congress or staff.

In this lesson, Sabrina Fu, CCL’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Co-Coordinator and Brett Cease, CCL’s Volunteer Education and Engagement Coordinator, review the role of a lobby leader, how they assign team roles, coordinating practice times and how to handle other special situations.

Jun 01, 2018
CC Radio Ep 24 Climate Comedy
00:29:59

May 26, 2018
Lobby Training 401: Handling Difficult Scenarios
00:43:17

Curveballs sometimes stress us out more than they should.

However, equipping yourself to overcome these situations will lead to more informed discussions about the benefits of Carbon Fee and Dividend and empower others to become partners in building the political will for the climate solutions we need.

Join CCL’s Southeast Director Don Addu & Northeast Regional Coordinator Iona Lutey in the final lesson of our four-part lobbying series as they discuss how to handle difficult situations and hot-button issues to help you feel prepared to keep your meetings from getting sidetracked and stay on topic.

May 25, 2018
Lobby Training 401: Handling Difficult Scenarios (Audio)
00:43:17

Audio Only: Curveballs sometimes stress us out more than they should.

However, equipping yourself to overcome these situations will lead to more informed discussions about the benefits of Carbon Fee and Dividend and empower others to become partners in building the political will for the climate solutions we need.

Join CCL’s Southeast Director Don Addu & Northeast Regional Coordinator Iona Lutey in the final lesson of our four-part lobbying series as they discuss how to handle difficult situations and hot-button issues to help you feel prepared to keep your meetings from getting sidetracked and stay on topic.

May 25, 2018
Lobby Training 301: Lobby Meeting Practice
00:43:23

The third in our four part series, join Amy Bennett, CCL’s Director of Lobby Day Events & Liaisons in a webinar that prepares CCL supporters for meetings with your member of Congress.

Amy will review CCL’s most important considerations in preparing for our lobby meetings as well as model a demonstration of what these meetings look like in a live role-play scenario.

Ben Pendergrass, CCL’s Senior Director of Government Affairs, also joins to highlight the strategy behind our supporting asks and the importance of practice and active listening skills.

May 23, 2018
Lobby Training 301: Lobby Meeting Practice (Audio)
00:43:23

Audio Only: The third in our four part series, join Amy Bennett, CCL’s Director of Lobby Day Events & Liaisons in a webinar that prepares CCL supporters for meetings with your member of Congress.

Amy will review CCL’s most important considerations in preparing for our lobby meetings as well as model a demonstration of what these meetings look like in a live role-play scenario.

Ben Pendergrass, CCL’s Senior Director of Government Affairs, also joins to highlight the strategy behind our supporting asks and the importance of practice and active listening skills.

May 23, 2018
Lobby Training 201: Preparing For Your Lobby Meeting
00:49:48

Lobbying can be both exciting and intimidating. Being prepared is one way to reduce anxiety.

Join Elli Sparks, CCL’s Director of Field Development, in the second in a series of four webinars on CCL’s Lobby Training.

This webinar walks participants through a step-by-step process for preparing for a meeting with Congress and/or their staff including:

  • Researching your legislator and their district or state before a visit
  • The additional tools CCL offers to identify local climate impacts and economic demographics of the community
  • Assigning meeting roles
  • Practicing and working together as a team
May 19, 2018
Lobby Training 201: Preparing For Your Lobby Meeting (Audio)
00:49:48

Audio Only: Lobbying can be both exciting and intimidating. Being prepared is one way to reduce anxiety.

Join Elli Sparks, CCL’s Director of Field Development, in the second in a series of four webinars on CCL’s Lobby Training.

This webinar walks participants through a step-by-step process for preparing for a meeting with Congress and/or their staff including:

  • Researching your legislator and their district or state before a visit
  • The additional tools CCL offers to identify local climate impacts and economic demographics of the community
  • Assigning meeting roles
  • Practicing and working together as a team
May 19, 2018
May 2018 Meeting with Julia Roberson, VP of Communications for Ocean Conservancy
00:38:15

One of the more troubling aspects of climate change is its impact on oceans, which are a major source of food and also affect our weather patterns. Joining us for the May call to discuss that impact is Julia Roberson, VP of Communications for Ocean Conservancy. Her passion is communicating about the people and stories behind big environmental issues in a way that leads to action.

Roberson is a skilled writer and media relations professional deeply committed to ocean issues and to finding the intersections between serving nature and people’s needs in our rapidly growing world. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, from Appalachian State University.

May 12, 2018
May 2018 Meeting with Julia Roberson, VP of Communications for Ocean Conservancy
00:34:46

One of the more troubling aspects of climate change is its impact on oceans, which are a major source of food and also affect our weather patterns. Joining us for the May call to discuss that impact is Julia Roberson, VP of Communications for Ocean Conservancy. Her passion is communicating about the people and stories behind big environmental issues in a way that leads to action.

Roberson is a skilled writer and media relations professional deeply committed to ocean issues and to finding the intersections between serving nature and people’s needs in our rapidly growing world. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, from Appalachian State University.

May 12, 2018
Lobby Training 101: The Power of Citizen Advocacy
00:39:59

The first in a series of CCL’s four lobbying lessons to help prepare CCL Conference attendees ahead of June’s Lobby Day.

In Lobbying 101, join Regional Coordinator Bill Barron as we discuss citizen advocacy and the constituent advantage.

Listen to the stories from CCLers across the country–from Debbie Chang in Washington, DC and Bill Bray in The Woodlands, TX, to Mark Gould in Charleston, SC, as we demonstrate how citizens can build meaningful, long-term relationships with their congressional office.

May 11, 2018
Lobby Training 101: The Power of Citizen Advocacy (Audio)
00:39:59

Audio Only: The first in a series of CCL’s four lobbying lessons to help prepare CCL Conference attendees ahead of June’s Lobby Day.

In Lobbying 101, join Regional Coordinator Bill Barron as we discuss citizen advocacy and the constituent advantage.

Listen to the stories from CCLers across the country–from Debbie Chang in Washington, DC and Bill Bray in The Woodlands, TX, to Mark Gould in Charleston, SC, as we demonstrate how citizens can build meaningful, long-term relationships with their congressional office.

May 11, 2018
Citizens’ Climate University: EDF’s New Climate Advocacy Tool
00:16:28

Social science research reminds us of the importance of tying the impacts of climate change to our local communities.

That’s why this webinar features a new tool from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to make these essential connections.

Join James Fine, EDF’s Senior Economist in a webinar that reviews the background behind their Clean Energy Progress Map as well as the best practices on how to incorporate it into your team’s climate advocacy.

May 04, 2018
Citizens’ Climate University: EDF’s New Climate Advocacy Tool (Audio)
00:16:28

Audio Only: Social science research reminds us of the importance of tying the impacts of climate change to our local communities.

That’s why this webinar features a new tool from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to make these essential connections.

Join James Fine, EDF’s Senior Economist in a webinar that reviews the background behind their Clean Energy Progress Map as well as the best practices on how to incorporate it into your team’s climate advocacy.

May 04, 2018
Citizens’ Climate University: Audubon’s New Climate Advocacy Tool
00:24:14

Social science research reminds us of the importance of tying the impacts of climate change to our local communities.

That’s why this webinar features a new tool from the National Audubon Society to make these essential connections.

Join Dr. Chad Wilsey, Audubon’s Director of Conservation Science in a webinar that reviews the background behind Audubon’s Birds & National Parks projection tool as well as the best practices on how to incorporate it into your team’s climate advocacy.

May 04, 2018
Citizens’ Climate University: Audubon’s New Climate Advocacy Tool (Audio)
00:24:14

Audio Only: Social science research reminds us of the importance of tying the impacts of climate change to our local communities.

That’s why this webinar features a new tool from the National Audubon Society to make these essential connections.

Join Dr. Chad Wilsey, Audubon’s Director of Conservation Science in a webinar that reviews the background behind Audubon’s Birds & National Parks projection tool as well as the best practices on how to incorporate it into your team’s climate advocacy.

May 04, 2018
Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s Online Climate Advocate Training (Audio)
00:59:48

Audio Only: Join Amy Bennett, CCL’s Director of Congressional Liaisons & Lobby Days, and Brett Cease, CCL’s Volunteer Education and Engagement Coordinator as they welcome you to CCL.

To be taken as the final part of new volunteer’s training module after the informational session, in this webinar you will:
-Learn the basics of becoming an effective climate advocate
-Review the structure, mission, and purpose of CCL
-Learn how to build constructive relationships with elected representatives
-Review CCL’s methodology of creating political will
-Practice how to appeal to the best in others and build common ground,
-Review the details and further resources to understand Carbon Fee & Dividend

May 03, 2018
Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s Online Climate Advocate Training
00:59:48

Join Amy Bennett, CCL’s Director of Congressional Liaisons & Lobby Days, and Brett Cease, CCL’s Volunteer Education and Engagement Coordinator as they welcome you to CCL.

To be taken as the final part of new volunteer’s training module after the informational session, in this webinar you will:
-Learn the basics of becoming an effective climate advocate
-Review the structure, mission, and purpose of CCL
-Learn how to build constructive relationships with elected representatives
-Review CCL’s methodology of creating political will
-Practice how to appeal to the best in others and build common ground,
-Review the details and further resources to understand Carbon Fee & Dividend

May 03, 2018
The Transformative Nature of CCL Conferences
00:04:54

Mark Reynolds, CCL’s Executive Director, shares several transformative moments for him from the early days of CCL’s international conferences during a recent call with emerging CCL group leaders.

During the call, Mark highlights how CCL from the very beginning has been an organization for climate advocates that believe they can make a difference, that are willing to engage in a non-cynical view of our government, and not just resign themselves to the status quo because everyone says the changes we need for federal climate policy are impossible.

May 01, 2018
What Mark Reynolds Learned From CCL’s Early Days of Group Organizing
00:05:00
Mark Reynolds, CCL’s Executive Director, shares personal reflections and three recommendations for group development he learned from the early days of CCL:
 
1. Approach recruitment through deciding ahead of time each person matters deeply to you rather than evaluating everyone’s immediate potential
2. Celebrate your group’s accomplishments (big and small) with a zeal for connecting how important each action is to our larger goals
3. Create a culture of relatedness by authentically investing in your group members and being there for them when they need a listening ear

 

May 01, 2018
CCR Ep 23 Your Mental Health and Climate Change
00:30:00

How does climate change affect us psychologically? How do extreme weather events impact our mental health? What can we do to protect ourselves and our family from the mental health risks that come with extreme weather? How can climate advocates avoid being overwhelmed by the work and address the anxiety, the anger, and the despair? You will hear answers to these questions and much more on our latest episode.

Dr. Lise Van Susteren, a leading expert in looking at the psychological effects of climate change, and Dr. Natasha DeJarnett, a policy analysis in environmental health at the American Public Health Association, join show host, Peterson Toscano, for a thought-provoking and insightful conversation.

Art House

Artist Fritz Horstman ta [...]

Apr 28, 2018
Citizens’ Climate University: Engaging Higher Education in Climate Change
00:35:41

Young adults face disproportionate impacts from climate change and empowering them as future leaders will be key to CCL’s long-term strategy. Higher Education institutions play a critical role as leaders in our communities and key influencers for members of Congress.

Join Clara Fang, CCL Higher Education Outreach Coordinator, in a Citizens’ Climate University webinar to learn more about millennials’ concerns, how to get them involved and connect your CCL team’s outreach with local college students and higher education communities as we work to engage these upcoming leaders in CCL‘s larger coalition.

Apr 28, 2018
Citizens’ Climate University: Engaging Higher Education in Climate Change (Audio)
00:35:41

Audio Only: Young adults face disproportionate impacts from climate change and empowering them as future leaders will be key to CCL’s long-term strategy. Higher Education institutions play a critical role as leaders in our communities and key influencers for members of Congress.

Join Clara Fang, CCL Higher Education Outreach Coordinator, in a Citizens’ Climate University webinar to learn more about millennials’ concerns, how to get them involved and connect your CCL team’s outreach with local college students and higher education communities as we work to engage these upcoming leaders in CCL’s larger coalition.

Apr 28, 2018
Citizens’ Climate University: Climate Solutions Caucus Q&A
00:55:28

Join Dr. Danny Richter, CCL’s Vice President of Legislation and Research, and Jay Butera, CCL’s Senior Congressional Liaison, for a discussion on the history of the Climate Solutions Caucus, its mission, purpose, and accomplishments.

Danny and Jay invite CCL supporters in asking questions and finding out more about the Climate Solutions Caucus and CCL’s ongoing role in developing it.

 
 
Apr 24, 2018
Citizens’ Climate University: Climate Solutions Caucus Q&A (Audio)
00:55:28

Audio Only: Join Dr. Danny Richter, CCL’s Vice President of Legislation and Research, and Jay Butera, CCL’s Senior Congressional Liaison, for a discussion on the history of the Climate Solutions Caucus, its mission, purpose, and accomplishments.

Danny and Jay invite CCL supporters in asking questions and finding out more about the Climate Solutions Caucus and CCL’s ongoing role in developing it.

Apr 24, 2018
CCL April Meeting with Amber Sullins, Meteorologist ABC15
00:20:51

With surveys showing a persistent gap between what scientists say about climate change and what the public thinks scientists believe, it’s clear that Americans need more exposure to the views of scientific experts. As Amber Sullins says, the only scientist most people hear from is the person who delivers the weather forecast every evening. That’s why the Phoenix meteorologist talks about climate change during her reports. Sullins, who holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Atmospheric Science from the University of Arizona in Tucson, joins our call to discuss how meteorologists are helping the public to connect the dots between climate change and our changing weather.

Apr 19, 2018
CCL April Meeting with Amber Sullins, Meteorologist ABC15
00:20:51

With surveys showing a persistent gap between what scientists say about climate change and what the public thinks scientists believe, it’s clear that Americans need more exposure to the views of scientific experts. As Amber Sullins says, the only scientist most people hear from is the person who delivers the weather forecast every evening. That’s why the Phoenix meteorologist talks about climate change during her reports. Sullins, who holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Atmospheric Science from the University of Arizona in Tucson, joins our call to discuss how meteorologists are helping the public to connect the dots between climate change and our changing weather.

Apr 19, 2018
Citizens’ Climate University: Creative & Engaging Tabling Ideas (Audio)
00:36:18

Audio Only: Excited to try out some fresh ideas to boost your group’s tabling engagement?

Join Brett Cease, CCL’s Volunteer Education & Engagement Coordinator to ​absorb ​the fun​, ​interactive ways CCL chapters around the country are creating to engage their community members at tabling events.

Tabling is one of the best ways to educate, empower, and encourage people to take action, as well as the chance to find community members interested in joining CCL.​ ​Use these tried and true approaches to help your group’s efforts and encourage your newer volunteers to get engaged through a low-risk, non-threatening way to ​quickly ​develop your climate ​communication and ​listening skills.

Apr 07, 2018
Citizens’ Climate University: Creative & Engaging Tabling Ideas
00:36:18

Excited to try out some fresh ideas to boost your group’s tabling engagement?

Join Brett Cease, CCL’s Volunteer Education & Engagement Coordinator to ​absorb ​the fun​, ​interactive ways CCL chapters around the country are creating to engage their community members at tabling events.

Tabling is one of the best ways to educate, empower, and encourage people to take action, as well as the chance to find community members interested in joining CCL.​ ​Use these tried and true approaches to help your group’s efforts and encourage your newer volunteers to get engaged through a low-risk, non-threatening way to ​quickly ​develop their climate ​communication and ​listening skills.

Apr 07, 2018
Citizens’ Climate University: Living Room Conversations
00:31:59

Are you interested in building relationships with community members from different perspectives?

Joan Blades, founder of Living Room Conversations, leads a CCU workshop focused on how to host Living Room Conversations, an approach that increases understanding, reveals common ground and allow us to discuss possible solutions.

No fancy event or skilled facilitator is needed, and Joan specifically walk us through how to host a climate- or energy-oriented conversation with your own community’s small group.

When people of all walks of life begin to care about one another, they can begin working together to solve the problems of our time and Living Room Conversations is a new tool in moving forward towards mutual understanding and respect.

Mar 31, 2018
Citizens’ Climate University: Living Room Conversations (Audio)
00:31:59

Audio Only: Are you interested in building relationships with community members from different perspectives?

Joan Blades, founder of Living Room Conversations, leads a CCU workshop focused on how to host Living Room Conversations, an approach that increases understanding, reveals common ground and allow us to discuss possible solutions.

No fancy event or skilled facilitator is needed, and Joan specifically walk us through how to host a climate- or energy-oriented conversation with your own community’s small group.

When people of all walks of life begin to care about one another, they can begin working together to solve the problems of our time and Living Room Conversations is a new tool in moving forward towards mutual understanding and respect.

Mar 31, 2018
Core Volunteer Training: Celebrating Our Work Through Storytelling
00:30:40

Core Volunteer Training is specifically created to support you in becoming more active and empower you to achieve your larger goals for climate advocacy.

This webinar is the final installment in our 12-part series and focuses on the importance of storytelling and being ready to communicate through our own stories of personal transformation.

CCL’s President and Founder Marshall Saunders joins as a special guest to share his own first lobbying experience as a volunteer, complete with setbacks and early victories and after Q&A the conversation is opened up to all attendees to share stories of empowerment, engagement, and experience that have helped expand our comfort zone and led you to unknown places.

Mar 31, 2018
CCL Tutorial: Strategies for Success with Municipal Resolutions
00:19:39

Join Sandy Simon, CCL’s Municipal Resolutions Coordinator in a short lesson on how to communicate and build relationships with local elected officials and work effectively to pass municipal resolutions in support of federal carbon fee and dividend (CFD) legislation.

This tutorial guides volunteers interested in joining the success of nearly one hundred other cities in the steps to take to prepare for passing a city, county, and state resolution urging Congress to pass CFD legislation as well as the steps to take after your resolution passes.

Mar 31, 2018
CCL Agriculture Action Team Webinar: Mitigating Climate Change with Farmland (Audio Only)
00:39:40

Audio Only: Join the CCL Agriculture Action Team for a webinar featuring Jimmy Daukas, Senior Program Officer, and Samantha Levy, New York Policy Manager at American Farmland Trust, a national conservation organization dedicated to saving the land that sustains us.

Jimmy and Samantha present opportunities for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to a changing climate including farmland protection, smart solar siting, and improving soil health to sequester carbon. Jimmy provides an overview and Samantha focuses on “Greener Fields,” a recent AFT report on the important role that farmland protection and compact growth play in mitigating climate change.

Mar 24, 2018
Citizens’ Climate University: Attending Town Hall & Candidate Forums (Audio Only)
00:14:42

Audio Only: Town hall meetings and candidate forums are settings where the member of Congress and candidates want to connect with people in the district.

When these events are large and structured, the opportunity is different than when they are small. Through good planning and by being quick to adapt to the situation, you can take advantage of these opportunities. They are worth planning for with the same care that you plan for a lobby meeting.

Mar 24, 2018
Citizens’ Climate University: Campaign Season Activities
00:30:20

Join CCL’s Senior Director of Government Affairs Ben Pendergrass in a webinar geared at providing tips, insights and resources available to someone in your group with an interest in building candidate relationships in the primary season.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby will always remain a nonpartisan organization, and given our unique position, we have the opportunity to connect with individual candidates from both sides of the aisle on the issue of climate change during this season of electoral primary campaigns. While being clear that we do not support or organize for individual candidates or political parties, our volunteer network still plays the essential role of providing insight to all candidates as to why our policy would be best for their constituents.

This webinar also features stories from CCL chapters that have effectively used the primary campaign season to build significant relationships with whomever may win the election.

Mar 24, 2018
Citizens’ Climate University: Campaign Season Activities (Audio Only)
00:30:20

Audio Only: Join CCL’s Senior Director of Government Affairs Ben Pendergrass in a webinar geared at providing tips, insights and resources available to someone in your group with an interest in building candidate relationships in the primary season.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby will always remain a nonpartisan organization, and given our unique position, we have the opportunity to connect with individual candidates from both sides of the aisle on the issue of climate change during this season of electoral primary campaigns.

While being clear that we do not support or organize for individual candidates or political parties, our volunteer network still plays the essential role of providing insight to all candidates as to why our policy would be best for their constituents.

This webinar also features stories from CCL chapters that have effectively used the primary campaign season to build significant relationships with whomever may win the election.

Mar 23, 2018
CCR Ep 22 Claire Vaye Watkins and Climate Storytelling
00:30:00

Claire Vaye Watkins, author of the cli-fi novel, Gold Fame Citrus, is Peterson Toscano’s special guest. Claire talks about her book and the importance of storytelling in this time of climate change.

With her writing and imagination, she allows herself to go to places many climate advocates avoid. In doing so, she raises important questions about our work and this critical time in history. Wise, insightful, and witty, hearing this interview will help you hone your own skills as a storyteller.

Art House

This month Claire Vaye Watkins is both our main guest and our Art House guest. Stay tuned for upcoming Art House episodes featuring artist, Fritz Horseman, and climate change-themed band, Hayride Casualties.

Puzzler

We share multiple responses to January’s puzzler–which was really an accusation: What are you actually doing to address climate change? What does an climat [...]

Mar 23, 2018
Citizens’ Climate University: Mental Health for Climate Advocates (Audio Only)
00:33:19

Audio Only: Join Dr. Robin Cooper, CCL San Francisco Leader, Psychiatrist, and Co-Founder of the Climate Psychiatry Alliance, in a webinar focused on the particular vulnerability and emotional challenges that engaged climate advocates face.

Dr. Cooper reviews climate change impacts on our mental health as well as challenging emotional responses, problematic and successful coping strategies, and new concepts in the research of eco-anxiety while offering strategies to avoid burn-out while engaging in sustaining emotional well-being and long-term advocacy.

Mar 16, 2018
March Monthly Meeting with Dr. Joan Blades (Audio)
00:43:23

Joan Blades and her husband Wes Boyd co-founded the political action group MoveOn.org in 1997. In 2006, she co-founded MomsRising.org, dedicated to “bringing millions of people, who all share a common concern about the need to build a more family-friendly America, together as a non-partisan force.” Her latest project, Living Room Conversations, seeks to bridge the political divide in America by encouraging people with differing views to come together for respectful discussions. These conversations increase understanding, reveal common ground, and sometimes even allow us to discuss possible solutions.

Mar 10, 2018
March Monthly Meeting with Dr. Joan Blades (Video)
00:43:23

Joan Blades and her husband Wes Boyd co-founded the political action group MoveOn.org in 1997. In 2006, she co-founded MomsRising.org, dedicated to “bringing millions of people, who all share a common concern about the need to build a more family-friendly America, together as a non-partisan force.” Her latest project, Living Room Conversations, seeks to bridge the political divide in America by encouraging people with differing views to come together for respectful discussions. These conversations increase understanding, reveal common ground, and sometimes even allow us to discuss possible solutions.

Mar 10, 2018
Citizens’ Climate University: Carbon Fee & Dividend Calculator
00:22:37

The Carbon Fee and Dividend Calculator is a easy-to-use online tool to estimate the financial outcome of the policy for an individual household under the first-year carbon dioxide fee of $15 per metric ton. It’s a way to take the abstract statistical findings of the Household Impact Study down to the personal level.

Join Rick Knight, CCE’s Research Coordinator and Ricky Bradley, CCL’s IT Director as they walk through this CCL-created powerful new tool for all CCL volunteers.

To use the Calculator, you will need to be able to supply seven key pieces of information: number of adults in your household, number of children, annual household income (nearest $1,000), zip code, what type of car you drive, type of dwelling (house, apartment, etc.), and the type of home heating (electricity, natural gas, etc.). That information will allow the Calculator to compute your househ [...]

Mar 10, 2018
Citizens’ Climate University: ecoAmerica’s Let’s Talk Communities & Climate Webinar
00:24:52
Join Meighen Speiser, ecoAmerica’s Chief Engagement Officer, and Paige Fery, Research Manager for “Let’s Talk Communities & Climate,” a webinar that equips local leaders with the tools to effectively engage their communities on climate change and solutions.
 
This webinar is the second of two segments, covering specific climate communication techniques that resonate with Americans and motivate communities to engage and act on climate.
Mar 04, 2018
Citizens’ Climate University: ecoAmerica’s Research Updates
00:22:13

Join Meighen Speiser, ecoAmerica’s Chief Engagement Officer, to cover the quick overview of ecoAmerica’s American Climate Values, Awareness, Concerns and Attitudes about Climate Change and Leadership.

This webinar is the first of two segments, covering ecoAmerica’s history and research focuses, ahead of part two covering the specific climate communication techniques that resonate with Americans and motivate communities to engage and act on climate.

Mar 04, 2018
Citizens’ Climate University: Getting Creative with your Local Group’s Websites & Social Media (Audio)
00:44:35

Audio Only: Want to learn what other chapters around the country are doing to engage their communities through their online social media and websites? 

Jump into building up your chapter’s Facebook page following, begin personalizing your own chapter website with CCL’s tool or beyond and learn the process of setting up for, promoting, and hosting one of your events with Facebook Live.

Join CCL group and team leaders Breanna Cooke, Nathan Grey, John Gage, and Claire Kennington in a webinar that will allow you to discover best practices that other groups have found in their online campaigns as well as the tips and tricks they have for generating more engagement and what mistakes to avoid.

Mar 04, 2018
CCL Agriculture Action Team Webinar: Investing in Rural America (Audio)
00:27:57

Audio Only: This webinar features Mike Lavender, the Senior Washington Representative for the Union of Concerned Scientists.

The farming sector has consolidated profoundly over the last several decades, which has had widespread negative consequences on communities across America. Lavender’s talk focuses on how the 2018 farm bill can reverse the downward trend in rural America by investing in all farmers and in local and regional food systems.

Feb 26, 2018
CCR Ep 21 Day Zero — Cape Town Water Crisis
00:29:59

Day Zero is coming to Cape Town, South Africa. What happens when a city of four million people runs out of water? Our host, Peterson Toscano, chats with two Cape Town residents, Helen Moffett and Judy Abrahams. Together they explore “Day Zero,” the day when their city will turn off the water to the taps.

Discover the multiple causes of this crisis and the role climate change has played. Hear about the responses, both the ugly and the beautiful. Funny, insightful, and well informed, Helen and Judy talk about many aspects of the crisis that are being overlooked in the media.

Puzzler Question and Art House

The story of the water crisis is so big we will share the many answers to the popular puzzler question next month when writer Claire Vaye Watkins talks about her cli-fi novel–Gold Fame Citrus.

Dig Deeper

Feb 24, 2018
CCL Agriculture Action Team Webinar: Corn: The Convergence of Carbon, Climate & Soil Health (Audio)
00:39:29

 

Audio Only: This webinar features Keith Alverson, a board member of the South Dakota Farmer and National Corn Growers Association.

The presentation shares Keith’s experience with farming practices that have sequestered carbon in his farm’s soils, their relation to soil health and the economics of his farm. The discussion will also cover some of the work the National Corn Growers Association is doing on soil health and climate.

Keith also operates a sixth-generation farm near Chester, South Dakota, growing corn and soybeans on 2,700 acres. You can read about his farm at CarbonHarmony.org.

Feb 14, 2018
CCL February Meeting with Celia Paris
00:39:38

Our February guest was Celia Paris, Assistant Professor in Political Science at Loyola University. She is currently working on a book manuscript that explores whether Madisonian ideals for deliberative and collaborative political decision-making have lost their appeal. Titled Madison’s ABCs: Why the Public Still Values Accomplishment, Bipartisanship, and Civility in Congress, her book argues that the desire for a more Madisonian approach to politics remains alive and well in the American public and that citizens value accomplishment, bipartisanship, and civility.

Feb 10, 2018
Citizens’ Climate University: When Others Drop the Ball- Responding in a Supportive Manner that Inspires Action (Audio)
00:32:19

Audio Only: Have you ever been in a place where you’ve agreed to do things that you didn’t do? Similarly, have you ever been on the other side of this equation, where someone has agreed to do something to help your group but that doesn’t happen?

This webinar provides support, perspective and ideas for responding to these situations in a manner that embodies the CCL values of relationships, personal power, integrity and optimism.

Join CCL Pacific Northwest Regional Coordinator and Integral Life Coach Tamara Staton for advice on what to consider before, during and after having these conversations. If we are intentional about our responses and aware of what comes up for us when a miscommunication happens, it’s more than possible to respond in a supportive manner that inspires action.

Feb 09, 2018
Citizens’ Climate University: When Others Drop the Ball- Responding in a Supportive Manner that Inspires Action
00:32:19

 

Have you ever been in a place where you’ve agreed to do things that you didn’t do? Similarly, have you ever been on the other side of this equation, where someone has agreed to do something to help your group but that doesn’t happen?

This webinar provides support, perspective and ideas for responding to these situations in a manner that embodies the CCL values of relationships, personal power, integrity and optimism.

Join CCL Pacific Northwest Regional Coordinator and Integral Life Coach Tamara Staton for advice on what to consider before, during and after having these conversations. If we are intentional about our responses and aware of what comes up for us when a miscommunication happens, it’s more than possible to respond in a supportive manner that inspires action.

Feb 09, 2018
Citizens’ Climate University: 2018 Updates From Around the World
00:42:59

Are you curious about what CCL chapters in Africa and Europe are doing? Wondering how CCL is represented at some of the global talks? Join ​Cathy Orlando, CCL’s International Outreach Manager, and Joe Robertson, CCL’s Global Strategy Director. This session of Citizens’ Climate University covers what is going on around the world in ​CCL’s​ network in 2018, what other countries are doing in terms of carbon pricing and citizen engagement, and how CCL is engaging in international civil society meetings.

Feb 06, 2018
Citizens’ Climate University: 2018 Updates From Around the World (Audio)
00:42:59

Audio Only: Are you curious about what CCL chapters in Africa and Europe are doing? Wondering how CCL is represented at some of the global talks? Join ​Cathy Orlando, CCL’s International Outreach Manager, and Joe Robertson, CCL’s Global Strategy Director.

This session of Citizens’ Climate University covers what is going on around the world in ​CCL’s​ network in 2018, what other countries are doing in terms of carbon pricing and citizen engagement, and how CCL is engaging in international civil society meetings.

Feb 06, 2018
How to schedule a lobby meeting
00:16:11

Learn the step-by-step process of scheduling a meeting with a member of Congress or their staff with CCL’s Director of Operations Amy Bennett.

Feb 01, 2018
CCL Agriculture Action Team Webinar: Capturing Carbon with Grazing Management (Audio)
00:38:45

Audio Only: Dr. Jason Rowntree’s webinar focuses on the impact of grazing management on soil carbon, and some of the approaches being implemented to monitor soil carbon and other important ecological indicators on farms and ranches. Dr. Jason Rowntree’s mission is developing systems to increase the resilience of food production worldwide. 

As an associate professor of Animal Science at Michigan State University, he coordinates Lake City and UPREC AgBioResearch and Extension Centers where he addresses economic, environmental and social complexity in agriculture. He studies how grazing livestock can improve land and mitigate climate change by capturing carbon and providing other ecosystem services.

Jan 31, 2018
Citizens’ Climate University: Extended Q&A Discussion with Dr. Marx (Audio)
00:45:25

Audio Only: How do we make decisions when something is uncertain? How do we communicate about the collective risks we face? What kind of participatory process is most supportive in leading to behavior change?

Join Dr. Sabine Marx, a social scientist from Columbia University’s Earth Institute, on a special Citizens’ Climate University as she explores these questions in the context of climate change and CCL ’s advocacy work.

Dr. Marx responds to volunteer’s submitted questions from her conversation on the January 2018 National Call and aims at helping volunteers improve their understanding of psychological barriers to information processing, increase their ability to evaluate current communication patterns and grow in their comfort in connecting and communicating with audiences.

Jan 27, 2018
CCL Agriculture Action Team Webinar: The Politics of Agriculture and Climate Change
00:42:50

Join author Chris Clayton, who wrote the book, “The Elephant in the Cornfield: The Politics of Agriculture and Climate Change.” He decided to write this book after the 2011 American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting, where it was clear that members were dismissive of climate science and opposed to policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Clayton helps CCLers understand what topics are unifying and divisive in farm country when discussing climate change, and he also suggests positive messages consistent with the idea that farmers can be climate heroes.

Jan 25, 2018
CC Radio Ep 20 When the oil folks embrace the wind
00:30:01

Grant Samms was curious about the expansion of wind energy in Western Oklahoma, especially in the oil town of Woodward. He expected to see a lot of conflict there. Turns out there was no conflict. Because of their identity as energy producers, the citizens of Woodward found a way to weave wind energy extraction into their lives and economy. 

Grant is currently at Washington College’s Center for Environment and Society in Chestertown, Maryland, where he is witnessing tensions in rural Maryland over proposed windmill farms. He chats with Citizens’ Climate Radio host, Peterson Toscano, about what he learned in Western Oklahoma and how it essential for climate advocates to understand how ”sense of place” plays a major role in affecting how communities respond to new ideas.   

Art House

Jan 20, 2018
Citizens’ Climate University: Hosting A Successful In-District Event for Your Member of Congress (Audio)
00:39:57

Audio Only: Join the Congressional Management Foundation’s Executive Director, Bradford Fitch, in a webinar highlighting research that shows that members of Congress consider visits to local facilities to be one of the most valuable ways to understand constituent views and opinions – more than any other source of information.

This exclusive webinar for Citizens’ Climate Lobby will show participants how to entice members of Congress to attend local events or meet with key stakeholders.

As a former congressional chief of staff, Bradford Fitch will walk through the steps to invite legislators to participate in a powerful in-person experience that promises to inform them about the impact your local group has in their district or state and educate them about climate solutions.

Jan 19, 2018
Citizens’ Climate University: Hosting A Successful In-District Event for Your Member of Congress
00:39:57

Join the Congressional Management Foundation’s Executive Director, Bradford Fitch, in a webinar highlighting research that shows that members of Congress consider visits to local facilities to be one of the most valuable ways to understand constituent views and opinions – more than any other source of information.

This exclusive webinar for Citizens’ Climate Lobby will show participants how to entice members of Congress to attend local events or meet with key stakeholders.

As a former congressional chief of staff, Bradford Fitch will walk through the steps to invite legislators to participate in a powerful in-person experience that promises to inform them about the impact your local group has in their district or state and educate them about climate solutions.

Jan 19, 2018