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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 2019 CCL Meeting with Sam Daley Harris
43:13

Just how powerful and influential is grassroots advocacy? Our guest this month, Sam Daley-Harris, will share examples of organized citizen lobbying that had a major impact on national policies and priorities. Sam is the founder and CEO of Civic Courage, a non-profit that coaches organizations to improve the effectiveness of their advocacy work. In 1980, he founded RESULTS, an organization working to end hunger and poverty, which later became the model for Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Sam is also the author of Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break Between People and Government.

 

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Aug 10, 2019
CCL Training: Bringing Community Leaders To Your Lobby Meeting
32:34

After you've done the research to focus your group's grasstops engagement and are planning on bringing your community leaders to your next meeting - how to best prepare?

Join CCL leaders across the country from Nebraska to Indiana and Montana that have brought influential leaders to their own leaders to learn from their experiences and get ready for your own meetings.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
CCL Idaho's Story (2:42)
Initial Research & Communication (6:20)
Incorporating Community Leaders & Preparations (9:14)
CCL Montana's Story (13:49)
CCL Indiana's Story (19:28)
CCL Nebraska's Story (25:59)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/community-leaders-lobby-meeting
Find This Training on CCL Community: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/420
Follow Citizens' Climate Lobby on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CitizensClimateLobby
Twitter: https://twitter.com/citizensclimate

Aug 09, 2019
CCL Training: Working with Business Climate Leaders
41:57

Demonstrating that businesses and job creators support federal action addressing climate change is some of the most important support CCL volunteers can provide our members of Congress.

Join BCL Leaders Harold Hedelman, Steve Hams, Bruce Hagen, and Randy Salim in a training that explores the history and purpose of the Business Climate Leaders and how to best work with this action team in your own community's grasstops work.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Why Engage Business? (5:52)
How We Engage (9:11)
Success Stories (16:51)
How BCL Works (27:10)
How You Can Get Involved (36:28)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/working-with-bcl
BCL website (for the public): businessclimateleaders.org
BCL Resources website: sites.google.com/view/bcl-resources
Join us on CCL Community or email us at: info@businessclimateleaders.org

Aug 02, 2019
CCL Training: August Recess Legislative Update
37:21

On Thursday, July 25th, our collective push for carbon pricing took a couple of new, exciting steps forward.

Join Dr. Danny Richter, CCL's VP of Government Affairs and Madeleine Para, CCL's VP of Programs for a special online webinar to learn more about the policy details of Stemming Warming and Augmenting Pay (SWAP) Act, the Raise Wages and Cut Carbon Act, and the Climate Action Rebate Act and how your local group can respond!

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Energy Innovation Act Updates (0:57)
Background Contet (6:56)
Comparing the Four Carbon Pricing Bills (13:56)
Taking Action (22:58)
Conservatives for Climate Action Hearing Testimony (29:18)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/aug-leg-update
Find This Resource on CCL Community: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/220
Follow Citizens' Climate Lobby on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CitizensClimateLobby
Twitter: https://twitter.com/citizensclimate

Jul 31, 2019
CCL Training: Engaging Young Adults in Climate Solutions
32:31

Join CCL's Higher Education Coordinator Clara Fang and CCL Regional Fellows Destiny Loyd and Jess Wilber for a training that provides a background to learn more about millennials’ concerns, how to get them involved and connect your CCL team’s outreach with local high school, college students, and higher education communities as we work to engage young adults in CCL‘s larger coalition.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Why Young People? (1:14)
Higher Education Community Leaders (6:04)
What Can I Do? (8:45)
Opportunities For College Students (16:38)
Opportunities For Middle & High School Students (23:04)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/engaging-young-adults
Find This Training on CCL Community: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/152
Follow Citizens' Climate Lobby on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CitizensClimateLobby
Twitter: https://twitter.com/citizensclimate

Jul 30, 2019
CCR Ep 38 Lew Blaustein and the Green Sports Movement
30:00

 

Lew Blaustien, editor of Green Sports Blog, is very concerned about climate change.  A sports nut since childhood, Lew began a career in sportscasting, and eventually settled into the marketing side of professional sports. There was nothing in his background to suggest he would turn into a passionate climate advocate. The 911 attacks on New York City in 2001 though changed everything for him. You will hear about how that traumatic event set him on a new career path. 

Lew puts the challenges we face into perspective. He says, “Mike Trout of the Anaheim Angels—best player in baseball—recently signed a 400 plus million dollar twelve year contract extension. Twelve years is also what the IPCC said is the time frame that humanity has to reduce our carbon footprint by 45%—basically Mike Trout’s contract.” Lew believes sports fans can become instrumental in taking on climate change.  “We need to get the masses of people who follow sports...to engage on positive climate action.”

In this lively interview you will hear Lew brimming with enthusiasm as he reveals a growing trend in the professional sports world. More and more athletes, teams, and leagues are working hard to address environmental concerns. You will also hear from professional skier, Angel Collinson. Through Protect Our Winters she has been speaking to members of congress. In speaking with lawmakers and how many are concerned about climate change, she has become more determined than ever to speak out about the issue. Inspired by athletes like Angel Collinson and Milwaukee Brewers pitcher, Brent Suter, who we featured on Episode 37, Lew and other in the green sports movement are urging teams and players to take the next step—speak directly about climate change and endorse the policies that will address our dangerous pollution problems. 

The Art House

Poet liz gonzález joins us in the Art House. Her background is important to her work. She describes herself as “a fourth generation Southern Californian on my mother’s side and the daughter of a Mexican immigrant father who died when I was three.” A teacher of creative writing through the UCLA Extension Writers Program, liz writes poetry and creative non-fiction. Through her writing liz captures the beauty and the challenges of a rapidly changing landscape. For the Art House she reads from her book, Dancing in the Santa Ana Winds: Poems y Cuentos New and Selected. She explains how the power of the Santa Ana winds serves as a metaphor for the early years of liz’ marriage. She also reads a poem from the anthology, Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California

Though she is very passionate about the suffering that comes from pollution and climate change, liz reveals how difficult it is for her to write about social justice issues. “It has to just happen naturally. I can’t sit down and decide I want to write it. It always ends up sounding preachy, and there are people who do it so much better.” Experience the natural beauty liz recreates in her writing and learn about some of the challenges artists like liz face in a time of climate change. 

Puzzler

For last month’s puzzler we asked listeners to share with us the colors and sounds they associate with climate change. 

New Puzzler Question

On Facebook you reconnected with a childhood friend, Lydia. She has become worried about climate change and is wondering about what she can do right now to prepare for the effects of climate change. While she admires your work in mitigating climate change, she feels a growing interest in adaptation. Lydia asks you, “What are ways I can help my community to get ready for climate change?” 

This is a big question and hopefully the beginning of a larger discussion about climate adaptation. What are some ideas you have for Lydia? Where might she start in adapting to climate change? 

You’re welcome to answer either or both. Send Peterson your answers by July 15, 2019, along with your name, contact info, and where you are from. You can email your answers to radio @ citizensclimate.org or leave a voicemail of 3 minutes or less at 518.595.9414 (+1 if calling from outside the USA).

Dig Deeper

You can hear Citizens’ Climate Radio on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher RadioSoundCloudPodbeanNorthern Spirit RadioGoogle PlayPlayerFM, and TuneIn Radio. Also, feel free to connect with other listeners, suggest program ideas, and respond to programs in the Citizens’ Climate Radio Facebook group or on Twitter at @CitizensCRadio.

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Jul 27, 2019
CCL Training: Hosting Climate Simulations In Your Community
31:12

Andrew Jones, CCL's July 2019 monthly speaker and co-founder of Climate Interactive, engages attendees with a review of Climate Interactive's new climate policy simulator, En-ROADS, built with MIT Sloan.

Explore the power of a steadily rising price on carbon through policies like the Energy Innovation Act as well as other strategies to address climate change to highlight complementary climate goals including the impact of changes in energy, land use, consumption, agriculture, and other policies.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Background and History of the En-ROADS Tool (3:11)
Expert Opinion and Assumptions (7:24)
Using the Simulator (9:30)
Demo-ing the Simulator (12:00)
Modeling the Energy Innovation Act's Inputs (24:20)
When En-ROADS Will Be Released & Training Plan (26:58)
For Additional Q&A Go To: https://youtu.be/apFC6iaKm7k

Find This Training on CCL Community:
https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/418
Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/climate-simulations
Follow Citizens' Climate Lobby on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CitizensClimateLobby/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/citizensclimate

Jul 19, 2019
CCL Training: Online Group Organizing Tools
39:19

Join CCL Leaders Rebecca Ratliff and Will Musser for a training that explores the importance of data security and additional tools including Google Drive, Slack, and Evernote that CCL groups have been using to help supplement what is available on CCL Community to manage their chapter's communications effectively and organize information.

Skip Ahead to the following section(s):
Data Security (2:32)
Google Drive (6:03)
Utilizing Slack (11:12)
Utilizing Evernote (26:54)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/online-organizing-tools
CCL Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/404
Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/CitizensClimateLobby/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/citizensclimate

 

Jul 14, 2019
July 2019 Meeting with Drew Jones
40:23

Drew Jones, is Co-Founder and Co-Director of Climate Interactive, a think tank that provides modeling for climate policies and tools, giving policy-makers a realistic view of what's needed to contain global warming below 2 degrees Celsius. Drew will share details of Climate Interactive's new climate policy simulator En-ROADS, a fast, powerful tool for understanding how we can achieve our climate goals through changes in energy, land use, consumption, agriculture, and other policies.

Jul 13, 2019
CCL Training: Focusing Your Grasstops Outreach
46:05

One of the most critical elements of building political will for the Energy Innovation Act is spotlighting the support in for business, civic, and faith leaders in your local district.

Join National Partnerships Coordinator Stephanie Doyle and other CCL leaders in a training that will help you personally research your member, find major employers, focus your grasstops outreach and prioritize the community leaders important for your member of Congress.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Who Are Grasstops & Why Care? (2:05)
How to Focus Your Research (4:14)
Starting & Using An Organizer (9:27)
Connecting With Impacted Industries (18:48)
Lessons From the Hill (23:33)
Bringing The Grassroots Voice to Your Member (29:17)
Case Study: NC Asheville's Story (37:58)

Resources:
Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/focusing-grasstops
Training page on Community: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/273
Follow us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/CitizensClimateLobby
Twitter: https://twitter.com/citizensclimate

Jun 29, 2019
Introduction To The Energy Innovation Act
07:26

Join Dr. Danny Richter, Vice President for Government Affairs with Citizens' Climate Lobby, in a training that walks through the components the bipartisan Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019, H.R. 763, and helps new volunteers understand the details of this historic legislation.

Skip Ahead To The Following Section(s):
The Policy Benefits (1:37)
How It Works (3:18)
Support The Act (5:43)

Take Action: http://cclusa.org/energy-innovation-act
Endorse The Act: https://energyinnovationact.org/endorse/
More Details: http://cclusa.org/ennergy-innovation-qa
Questions? http://cclusa.org/energy-innovation-act-forum
Follow us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/CitizensClimateLobby/
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/citizensclimate

Jun 28, 2019
CCL Training: Engaging Your Chamber of Commerce
07:33

Tune into to hear CCL Miami Group Leader and Senior Sustainability Educator Greg Hamra walk through how to go about engaging your local Chamber of Commerce to build relationships with this influential group in your community in order to seek their members’ support for the Energy Innovation Act.


Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/chamber-outreach
CCL Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/399
Follow us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/CitizensClimateLobby
Twitter: https://twitter.com/citizensclimate

Jun 25, 2019
Diversity Training for an Empowered CCL - #CCL2019 Conference
02:38:48

CCL Leaders from across the country offer tools and insights to help individuals who desire to build a more diverse chapter and improve your networking with people of color organizations.

Featuring:
Karina Ramirez, CCL Diversity Outreach Coordinator,
Princella Talley, CCL Diversity OutreachCoordinator,
Clara Fang, CCL Higher Education Outreach Coordinator,
Rev. Soniyyah B. Key, Fort Smith, AR Group Leader

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Intros & Overview (from beginning)
Diversity & the Climate Movement (13:09)
Diversity Now (32:29)
Introduction To Diversity Training (1:17:24)
Toolbox For Chapter Diversity Preparation (2:08:24)

#CCL2019 Conference Presentations & Videos: http://cclusa.org/presentations
Follow us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/CitizensClimateLobby
Twitter: https://twitter.com/citizensclimate

Jun 25, 2019
The Path Forward: CCL Strategy with Dr. Danny Richter - #CCL2019 Conference
01:26:06

CCL's Vice President of Government Affairs outlines Citizens' Climate Lobby's strategy and approach for the year ahead, then responds to questions from the audience at the #CCL2019 Conference.

#CCL2019 Conference Presentations & Videos: http://cclusa.org/presentations
Follow us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/CitizensClimateLobby
Twitter: https://twitter.com/citizensclimate

Dr. Richter joined CCL’s staff in 2013 after five years as a volunteer, completing his Ph.D., and getting paid to do scientific research on all 7 continents. As CCL’s first staffer in DC, he established our DC office where he has been responsible for developing our overall legislative strategy, clarifying the details of our policy, and interacting with other groups in DC. He has also overseen CCL’s research program, leading to our REMI Study, Household Impacts Study, and Dividend Delivery Study.

Jun 23, 2019
All In Together: CCL National Team Building - #CCL2019 Conference
53:37

CCL's Vice President of Programs Madeleine Para hosts a national team building panel featuring the experiences and perspectives for the four following CCL volunteers:

Emily Salazar, CCL CA Fresno Chapter
Shannon Caraway, CCL TX Dallas-Grapevine Chapter
Soniyyah Blue, CCL AR Ft. Smith Chapter
Jess Wilber, CCL OH Oberlin Chapter

#CCL2019 Conference Presentations & Videos: http://cclusa.org/presentations
Follow us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/CitizensClimateLobby
Twitter: https://twitter.com/citizensclimate

Jun 23, 2019
CCR Ep 37 Baseball, Circus, and Climate Change with MLB pitcher Brent Suter and circus artist Eliana Dunlap
30:00

In this episode we feature two people with very unconventional jobs. Milwaukee Brewers pitcher, Brent Suter is concerned about climate change. He is using his platform to speak out. Circus artist and podcaster, Eliana Dunlap, "does circus" and is using circus arts to raise awareness about climate change.

There is a growing movement among professional athletes. Beyond greening the sportsworld, more and more champions are using their platforms to urge large scale responses to climate change. Lew Blaustein, editor at Green Sports Blog, writes about this trend. He has been introducing Citizens Climate Radio host, Peterson Toscano to professional athletes who are not afraid to talk about climate change. 

Brent Suter received a scholarship to play baseball at Harvard University, where he studied environmental science. He learned about the effects of climate change and what how we need to drastically reduce our pollution. At first that meant making individual lifestyle choices to lower his own personal carbon footprint, but he has been expanding his efforts. Through his Strike Out Waste initiative, he got professional baseball players to use reusable water bottles during spring training. 

That’s just a start. Brent understands we need to change national energy policy. In a recent interview for the Green Sport Blog he said, "At this point in time, a carbon pricing program and higher incentives for clean energy are absolutely imperative towards the goal of stabilizing our climate and ensuring a healthy and viable future for our planet. The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act would not only help achieve these goals, but would give the funds raised back to the people, save countless lives, and create millions of jobs! A Green Revolution needs to happen fast, and this law, if passed, would play a vital role in helping solve the most important problem of our lives.”

Hear our exclusive interview and learn more about the exciting news about how Brent is taking on climate change. 

The Art House

Eliana Dunlap was not born into a circus family; instead she learned circus arts at a circus school in Quebec. Her circus skill set is impressive and includes acrobatics, juggling, dance, and her speciality, the German Wheel. She has been performing circus arts in non-traditional spaces. She is also someone who is creatively responding to climate change. Through her podcast, Changing the World and Other Circus Related Things, she is connecting with other concerned circus artists. She is also one of the founding members of the Circus Action Network

Eliana likens the high stakes world of circus arts to the challenges we face with climate change. She also sees examples from the circus world about how we can get people from various backgrounds to work together. This summer she and a friend will do street performances of a new circus art show called, High Stakes--What's the Plan(t)? In addition to lots of juggling and acrobatics, the show features a live plant as part of the action. 

In this fascinating interview, Eliana opens up about the world of circus and how she and other concerned artists are creating avenues for a deeper conversation about climate change. 

Puzzler

In answer to last month's question, high school student, Jerome Foster II, explains why in his climate work he is more of an advocate than a rebel. 

New Puzzler Question

It’s a weird one, but there is a method in Our madness. We need to expand the ways we talk about climate change. Here is the question:

What color do you associate with climate change and why? or What sound do you associate with climate change and why?

Answer either or both.

Try answering the puzzler question. Leave your name, contact info, and where you are from. Get back to host, Peterson Toscano by July, 15, 2018. You can email your answers to radio @ citizensclimate.org or leave a voicemail of 3 minutes or less at 518.595.9414. (+1 if calling from outside the USA.)

Dig Deeper

You can hear Citizens’ Climate Radio on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher RadioSoundCloudPodbeanNorthern Spirit RadioGoogle PlayPlayerFM, and TuneIn Radio. Also, feel free to connect with other listeners, suggest program ideas, and respond to programs in the Citizens’ Climate Radio Facebook group or on Twitter at @CitizensCRadio.

If you listen on Apple Podcasts, please consider rating and reviewing us!

Jun 22, 2019
Carbon Taxes and a Comprehensive Climate Framework - #CCL2019 Conference
01:01:24

Chris Adamo, Vice President, Danone North America
Janet Peace, Sr. VP of Policy & Business Strategy, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)
Christina DeConcini, Manager, WRI Director of Government Affairs

The popularity of the Green New Deal’s climate aspirations are rapidly increasing the level of interest in a broad array of climate solution strategies. Join us to understand how business and policy leaders view a carbon price as a cornerstone within a diverse spectrum of complementary proposals. Business leader panelists will explore how a carbon price benefits various stakeholders in the business, energy, and climate space (or not!), how a carbon price fits into the larger context of a complete climate legislation framework, and what other elements are needed in such a framework.

#CCL2019 Conference Presentations & Videos: http://cclusa.org/presentations
Follow us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/CitizensClimateLobby
Twitter: https://twitter.com/citizensclimate

Jun 21, 2019
Healthcare Organizations Working Together - #CCL 2019 Conference
54:01

Dr. Mona Sarfaty, Director, The Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health
Robert Byron, Chief Information Officer, Bighorn Valley Health Center
Dr. Natasha DeJarnett, Research Coordinator, National Environmental Health Association
Lyndsay Moseley Alexander, Assistant VP and Director, American Lung Association’s Healthy Air Campaign

As efforts to address climate change become more focused on specific legislation and policy, join Dr. Mona Sarfaty, from the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health, Lyndsay Alexander, from the American Lung Association, and Dr. Natasha DeJarnett, from the National Environmental Health Association, to learn of ways we can support each others efforts, as well as concerns about specific strategies, as we work toward our shared goals of effective climate action.

#CCL2019 Conference Presentations & Videos: http://cclusa.org/presentations
Follow us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/CitizensClimateLobby
Twitter: https://twitter.com/citizensclimate

Jun 21, 2019
Forests and Farms: Allies in Climate Solutions - #CCL2019 Conference
01:00:03

Jad Daley, President & CEO, American Forests
Debbie Reed, Executive Director, Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC)
Moderated by CCL Agriculture Action Team Lead Jan Elise Storm
Forests, farms and wetlands in the United States already provide a substantial net carbon sink and have the capacity to reduce net annual greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. by up to 21% through actions that will increase carbon storage and avoid greenhouse gas emissions. This session will show how leveraging management of forests and farms to deliver these reductions can amplify the impact of an economy-wide carbon price (e.g., the EICDA) on atmospheric carbon levels, making climate stabilization by 2050 more possible -- all while achieving multiple ecological co-benefits.

#CCL2019 Conference Presentations & Videos: http://cclusa.org/presentations
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/citizensclimate

Jun 21, 2019
Emissions, Energy Market and Economic Impacts of EICDA - #CCL2019 Conference
01:00:22

Dr. Noah Kaufman, Research Scholar, Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy

Researchers from Columbia University’s SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy and Rhodium Group conducted an analysis of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. The presentation will describe estimates of the policy’s impacts on US emissions and on the production, consumption and prices across the US energy system. In addition, it will include estimates of government revenues and individual rebates, and it will survey the literature on important impacts of the policy beyond the scope of the Columbia/Rhodium analysis.

#CCL2019 Conference Presentations & Videos: http://cclusa.org/presentations
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/citizensclimate

Jun 21, 2019
A New Day for the Coalfields - #CCL2019 Conference
55:34

Adele Morris, Senior fellow and policy director for Climate and Energy Economics, Brookings Institute
With CCL Leaders Paul Burke and Jim Probst

This session presents CCL’s Coal Country Action Team’s white paper, “A New Day for the Coalfields” which calls for a 1% carve out from the fees collected, to be returned to the coalfields to aid in a just transition. This carve out for coal makes the bill more palatable for coal state legislators which impacts about 25 states. Even in a world with the EICDA, there is more to be done to provide opportunity to replace jobs and revenue in states and communities dealing with a rapidly declining coal industry.

#CCL2019 Conference Presentations & Videos: http://cclusa.org/presentations
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/citizensclimate

Jun 21, 2019
The Green New Deal, Explained - #CCL2019 Conference
01:00:47

Rhiana Gunn-Wright, Policy Director, New Consensus
Hannah Perry, DC Hub Coordinator, Sunrise Movement
Moderated by Stephanie Doyle

The Green New Deal has captured national headlines and reshaped the national dialogue around climate change. Meet a leader from the Sunrise movement who put the Green New Deal on the map, and a chief architect of what policies will be included in a Green New Deal, Rhiana Gunn-Wright of New Consensus. We’ll discuss how we got to where we are, what comes next, and how we can all push for solutions together.

#CCL2019 Conference Presentations & Videos: http://cclusa.org/presentations
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/citizensclimate

Jun 21, 2019
Effective Communication for Climate Advocates - #CCL2019 Conference
02:12:08

Dr. Dan Wolk, Pennsylvania CCL, and John Sabin, Great Lakes CCL Co-Regional Coordinator

Motivational Interviewing (MI) offers a set of communication tools anyone can use in their advocacy work, from lobby meetings to talking with your neighbors about CCL. These tools sidestep resistance, promote collaboration and lead others to make the case for change. This will be a hands on workshop with lots of time to practice your new approaches to working with people.

#CCL2019 Conference Presentations & Videos: http://cclusa.org/presentations
Follow us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/CitizensClimateLobby
Twitter: https://twitter.com/citizensclimate

Jun 21, 2019
Policy Details and Messaging Practice For the Energy Innovation Act - #CCL2019 Conference
02:32:33

Rick Knight, CCL Research Coordinator

Lesley Beatty, CCL Director of Marketing

Our research and marketing departments have teamed up to dive into the details of the bill, and how to communicate with different audiences about it.

#CCL2019 Conference Presentations & Videos: http://cclusa.org/presentations
Follow us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/CitizensClimateLobby
Twitter: https://twitter.com/citizensclimate

Jun 21, 2019
CCL Training: Strategies for Success with Municipal Resolutions
20:33

Join Sandy Simon, CCL's National Resolutions Project Coordinator, for a training that outlines one of the most impactful ways we can express local political will - through obtaining resolutions in support of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act from our local municipal governing bodies.

City councils and boards of supervisors are in touch with their communities every day, are attentive to local voices, and can send strong messages on behalf of their entire citizenry. Think of local resolutions as endorsements on steroids. When a city, county or state passes one, they are sending a message to Congress on behalf of many thousands of people.

Presentation Slides:
http://cclusa.org/municipal-resolutions
CCL Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/143
Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CitizensClimateLobby/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/citizensclimate

Jun 18, 2019
Dr. Katharine Hayhoe's Opening Plenary - #CCL2019 Conference
01:13:48

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist whose research focuses on understanding what climate change means for people and the places where we live. She is a professor at Texas Tech University, she hosts the PBS digital series Global Weirding, and she has been named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People and Fortune’s 50 World’s Greatest Leaders.

CCL 2019 Conference Presentations & Videos: http://cclusa.org/presentations
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/citizensclimate

Jun 15, 2019
Piper Christian, Keynote Address - #CCL2019 Conference
58:34

Piper Christian is a Freshman at the University of Utah. She has volunteered for Citizens Climate Lobby since her sophomore year in high school. In 2018, Piper worked with CCL volunteers and students to pass a resolution through the Utah State Legislature which recognized the impacts of climate change and encouraged emissions reductions. She has spoken on youth panels, organized Utah’s first youth environmental summit in 2017, and gave a TEDx talk on climate change communication in 2016.

CCL 2019 Conference Presentations & Videos: http://cclusa.org/presentations
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/citizensclimate

Jun 15, 2019
Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali's Closing Plenary - #CCL2019 Conference
43:09

A renowned thought leader, international speaker, policy maker, community liaison, trainer, and facilitator, Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali serves as the Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization for the National Wildlife Federation. He is also the founder of Revitalization Strategies, a business focused on moving our most vulnerable communities from “surviving to thriving.” Before joining the National Wildlife Federation, Mustafa was the senior vice president for the Hip Hop Caucus, a national non-profit, non-partisan organization that connects the hip-hop community to the civic process to build power and create positive change. Previously, Mustafa worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for 24 years.

CCL 2019 Conference Presentations & Videos: http://cclusa.org/presentations
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/citizensclimate

Jun 15, 2019
CCL Training: Understanding Economic Support For The Energy Innovation Act
35:08

Join CCL Research Coordinator Jerry Hinkle for a training that evaluates the climate and health benefits of the Energy Innovation Act and compares them to the policy costs.

Economists wholly support charging for carbon pollution, and many support returning all funds to households. Why such strong support? The recent peer-reviewed literature makes clear that the policy benefits of a revenue neutral carbon tax that refunds all money to households greatly exceeds the policy costs.

From this, supporters will better understand why economists insist a revenue neutral carbon tax is good for the economy and society.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Economists Statement on Carbon Dividends (3:53)
Health Co-Benefits (11:54)
Climate Benefits (15:47)
Policy Costs vs. Benefits (24:19)
Webinar Q&A: https://youtu.be/4JPON1vqCcA

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/economic-impacts
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Jun 15, 2019
CCL June 2019 Meeting with Shi Ling Hsu
33:25

Dr. Shi-Ling Hsu is the John W. Larson professor and Associate Dean for Environmental Programs at the Florida State University College of Law. He is the author of The Case for a Carbon Tax: Getting Past our Hang-ups to Effective Climate Policy, which remains the most comprehensive general treatment and argument for carbon taxation. He teaches and writes in the areas of environmental and natural resource law, climate change, law and economics, and property. Professor Hsu holds an M.S. in ecology and a Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics and was an EPA Star Fellow from 1996-98.

Jun 08, 2019
CCL Training: 2019 Conference & Lobby Day Logistics
42:34

Join CCL National Partnerships Coordinator Taylor Krause and CCL Membership Coordinator Sara Wanous for a final walk-through of the who, what, when, where, how and why of the 2019 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.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Your Lobby Schedule & Pre-conference materials (2:56)
Conference Schedule (13:30)
Getting To The Hill & Capitol Area Considerations (25:28)
Meeting Minutes Plans (34:43)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/logistics
Training on CCL Community: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/272
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Jun 07, 2019
CCL Training: Understanding Congress Basics
38:58

Join Taylor Krause, CCL's National Outreach & Partnership Coordinator, and Sara Wanous, CCL's Membership Coordinator for a training focuses on the details of Congress, the policymaking process, and what life is like for members of Congress and their staffers.

This webinar is also a part of CCL's Core Volunteer Training, a series specifically created to support you in becoming more active with CCL and answering any questions you might have across a wide range of topics.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Committees & Chambers (3:27)
How A Bill Becomes Law (11:42)
What's Law Like In Congress? (20:35)
Citizen Advocacy Resources (34:10)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/cvt-congress
Training on CCL Community: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/61
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Jun 01, 2019
CCL Training: How To Lead A Lobby Team Training
53:36

Are you interested in learning more about what it takes and key details to remember when leading a lobby meeting with a member of Congress or staff?

Join CCL Northeast Regional Coordinator Iona Lutey for a training that will review the role of a lobby team leader, how they assign team roles, coordinate practice times and how to handle other special situations.

Skip to the following section(s):
The Importance of Leadership (2:36)
Advance Planning (6:06)
Meeting Planning (17:40)
Transition Examples (26:53)
Other Considerations & Meeting Debrief (35:20)
Meeting Minutes (40:58)
TBD, Delivery Only, and Constituent Call-in Meetings(44:32)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/lobbylead
Training on CCL Community: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/188
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Jun 01, 2019
CCR Ep 36 How to be an extraordinary climate advocate with Sam Daley-Harris and Glen Retief
30:00

Sam Daley-Harris, author of the book, Reclaiming Our Democracy, helped develop a model of advocacy that empowered citizens to connect directly with lawmakers. This model has helped shape organizations like Citizens Climate Lobby and the Friends Council for National Legislation. Sam reveals some of the sources for his own inspiration. His parents--their faith and public witness--along with insights he gained from his twelve years playing in the Miami Philharmonic orchestra directly contributed to his success in addressing world hungry, promoting micro-loans for the poor, and in training climate advocates. Sam highlights the important roles advocates play in taking on climate change.

Another climate advocate, Glen Retief, had the opportunity to take on the rebel role during the anti-Apartheid struggle in South Africa. He stood up to the racist policies of his government, but not as a rebel. Instead, he took on the role of advocate--lobbying, writing letters, and going to meetings. You will hear about the seemingly impossible task to turn his country around and the extraordinary lessons he learned that he now applies to his work in promoting solutions to climate change. Glen is the author of the Lambda Awarding winning book, The Jack Bank--A Memoir of a South African Childhood

Art House

Elizabeth Doud takes on the role of Siren Jones in her one-person performance, The Mermaid Tear Factory. Based in Miami, Florida, she has been a catalyst to engage other artists in conversations around climate change. Each year she helps organize Climakaze Miami

Elizabeth explains why she sees Miami as the city of the future--both with its international changing demographics and the many ways climate change is reshaping the city. She also shares why artists need to break away from telling the story of climate science and instead dig deep into the hard emotions around climate change.

Puzzler Question

You attended one of the recent student walk-out demonstrations. While there you spoke to a parent, Claire. Claire’s daughter was a protest organizer. You tell Claire how you speak to legislators about laws that will address fossil fuel pollution. You see yourself as an advocate, working in the system to bring about change. Claire confesses, “I would never have the patience for that. I am so angry and I need to protest.” She then asks, “So why do you do that kind of advocacy work instead of protesting and civil disobedience?”

Try answering the puzzler question. Leave your name, contact info, and where you are from. Get back to host, Peterson Toscano by June, 15, 2018. You can email your answers to radio @ citizensclimate.org or leave a voicemail of 3 minutes or less at 518.595.9414. (+1 if calling from outside the USA.)

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May 25, 2019
CCL Training: Handling Difficult Lobbying Scenarios
41:08

How might you best respond to someone in a meeting yelling their concerns back at you? Or a group member taking over on a tangent?

Join Greater Pacific Northwest Regional Coordinator Tamara Staton and Southeast Regional Director Don Addu for this training to learn how to overcome objections and handle difficult situations with a proven process that keeps your meetings and conversations on topic and leads to more effective and meaningful relationships.

Skip to the following section(s):
What About China & India? (2:40)
Sounds like a Tax (6:44)
Revenue-Neutrality (10:11)
Climate Skepticism (13:00)
Key Takeaways & Common Temptations (16:30)
Difficult Situations (20:50)
Hot Button Topics (26:10)
Putting It All Together (34:30)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/ handling-difficult-scenarios
Training on CCL Community: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/187
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May 24, 2019
CCL Training: Planning Your Meeting with Congress Training
54:27

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

Join CCL Mid-Atlantic Co-Coordinator Sabrina Fu for a training that will walk you through CCL's step-by-step process for preparing for your meetings in Washington DC with Congress and/or their staff.

-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


Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Intro & Overview (from beginning)
Tools for Preparing to Lobby (2:52)
Assigning Roles (14:12)
Supporting Asks & Legislation of Interest (19:50)
Practice Ahead (37:38)
Putting It All Together (45:49)


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Presentation slides: http://cclusa.org/planning-your-meeting
CCL Training page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/185

May 17, 2019
May 2019 Meeting with Carlos Curbelo
36:07

Before leaving Congress, Carlos Curbelo did more than any Republican to tone down the divisive rhetoric on climate change and start a movement to turn it into a bipartisan issue. Along with Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), he led the formation and growth of the Climate Solutions Caucus, which had 45 Republicans and 45 Democrats at the end of the previous Congress. In January, he joined the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and he also joined the advisory board of the Millennial Action Project, a nonprofit focused on getting younger lawmakers to work across the aisle and to bring civility to the governing process. He joins this month’s call to talk about building the momentum for a bipartisan approach to solving climate change.

May 11, 2019
CCL Training: How The Carbon Fee Is Assessed & Collected
34:33

Are you interested in finding out about where the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act is designed to assess the fee it places on fossil fuel emissions?

Join CCL's Research Coordinator Rick Knight for a training that explores more in-depth policy details behind how carbon-based fuels may be assessed their CO2 content and what it means to assess a fee as far upstream as possible.

Rick will follow the supply chain for coal, oil and natural gas to understand how the Energy Innovation Act might minimize the administrative burden of assessing the fee while maximizing the extent to which the fee captures the full fuel cycle greenhouse gas emissions.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Intro & Overview (from beginning)
Measuring Carbon Content (3:38)
Supply Chains for Coal, Oil & Gas (13:25)
H.R. 763 & Fee Placement (20:17)
Regulatory Discretion & Summary (29:18)

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Presentation slides: http://cclusa.org/point-of-assessment
CCL Training page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/130
Q&A from webinar here: https://youtu.be/EqtdQmlvbSA

May 10, 2019
Practicing Effective Lobbying - CCL’s Core Volunteer Training
44:59

Join Amy Bennett, CCL’s Director of Congressional Liaisons and Lobby Days, for a webinar that will walk you through what an actual meeting with your member of Congress can look like ahead of meeting for CCL's June Conference in Washington, DC.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Meeting Roles Review (3:06)
Researching Your Member (7:54)
Planning Your Meeting (14:49)
Meeting Demonstration: Beginning (21:39)
Meeting Demonstration: Middle (28:15)
Meeting Demonstration: End (35:36)
Final Reflections (40:57)

Webinar slides: cclusa.org/cvtlobby
This training on CCL Community: community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/186
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May 08, 2019
Communicating With Conservatives: CCL's Core Volunteer Training
35:59

Join CCL's Jim Tolbert, Conservative Director, for a training on Communicating With Conservatives regarding The Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act.

Jim will review conservative messaging on climate change and highlight the conservative support aligning with the bill as well as the Act's five key messages and underlying components, connecting each to how the bill aligns with conservative values.

Core Volunteer Training is a series specifically created to support you in becoming more active with CCL and answering any questions you might have across a wide range of topics.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Moral Foundations Theory (2:56)
In-Group Loyalty & Betrayal (8:53)
Authority vs. Subversion (15:06)
Purity vs. Sanctity (17:00)
Conservative Messaging on the Energy Innovation Act (21:13)
Resources on Community (33:22)

Webinar slides: http://cclusa.org/cvt-conservatives
This training on CCL Community: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/55
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May 07, 2019
CCL Training: The Transformative Power of Citizen Advocacy Training
58:46

Does citizen advocacy and the constituent advantage still matter in this day and age in Congress?

Join CCL's Advisory Board Member and Civic Courage Executive Director Sam Daley-Harris and CCL leaders' stories from throughout the country for a training that will demonstrate the advantages we hold as citizens in transforming our government and the policies we adopt.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
RESULTS background (Sam's Story) (5:45
Our Sense of Powerlessness (17:35)
Making A Difference (21:46)
The Role of Citizens (Destiny's Story) (29:29)
Building Relationships (Krystal's Story) (41:19
Sharing Our Stories (Grant's Story) (49:52)

Webinar slides: cclusa.org/transformative-power
This training on CCL Community: community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/48
Prepare For Lobby Day Training: community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/272
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May 04, 2019
CCL Training: Engaging Community Leaders
43:11

Join CCL Action Coordinator Todd Elvins for a training that highlights the beginning steps to get started building support for the Energy Innovation Act from prominent local faith, business, and community leaders and elected officials who will impress your members of Congress in your own community.

Skip Ahead to the following section(s):
Endorsement Story & Five Levers Review (2:25)
Getting Endorsements (7:45)
Using the Energy Innovation Act Website (17:08)
Prioritizing Engagements (22:14)
Types of Endorsements (27:08)
Action Teams Discussed (31:30)

Resources:
Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/cvt-grasstops
Engaging Community Leaders Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/62
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Apr 27, 2019
CCL Training: Diversity & the Climate Movement: Bridging the Cultural Gap on Climate Change
39:19

Join Clara Fang, CCL's Higher Education Outreach Coordinator, as she shares findings from her PhD research on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the environmental movement.

Studies show that people of color in the United States support climate action as much if not more than Whites, but they don't seem to be translating that concern into membership in environmental organizations, many of which struggle with diversity.

In this webinar, you'll learn about the historic and cultural barriers for people of color in the environmental movement, and what CCL can do to be a more diverse and inclusive organization.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
The Challenge of Diversity (2:06)
Benefits of Diversity (5:29)
Perceptions of Climate Change (8:18)
Barriers of History and Culture (15:10)
Building A Just & Inclusive Climate Community (24:10)
What Can I Do? (29:35)
Final Resources & References (36:27)

Resources:
Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/diversity-climate
Reaching Out To Diverse Communities Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/173
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Apr 27, 2019
CCR Ep 35 Plastic Pollution and Heavy Metal
30:00

Nicole Chatterson at the University of Hawaii and Dominic Scicchitano at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania have spent a lot of time in the water. Nicole talks about plastic pollution she has been hauling up in the Pacific Ocean while Dominic shares his findings regarding micro-plastics in the Susquehanna River. The segment helps listeners connect plastic production and pollution with climate change. What happens to our trash once we throw it out?

Nicole discusses the complications of the waste to energy incinerator on the island of Oahu. Both guests also talk about the need to advocate for systems changes that will reduce plastic waste especially from single use plastics. Discover the individual and larger policy changes that will help us reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

The Art House

Peter Buckland is a local politician, a sustainability expert at Penn State University, and a poet. He also loves to listen to music. He talks about the powerful environmental messages he hears in heavy metal music. Discover how this loud and very fast music speaks directly to the climate change problems we created and must address.

The Puzzler 

We hear answers to the puzzler question, "If global warming is happening, why did we just have such cold weather this past winter in the USA?" 

New Puzzler Question

This puzzler is for people in groups like Citizens Climate Lobby that speak to members of congress.

You attended one of the recent student walk-out demonstrations. While there you spoke to a parent, Claire.  Claire’s daughter was a protest organizer. You told Claire about the work you do speaking to legislators about laws that will address fossil fuel pollution. You see yourself as an advocate, working in the system to bring about change. Claire confessed, “I would never have the patience for that. I am so angry and I need to protest.” She then asked, “Why do you do that kind of advocacy work instead of protesting and civil disobedience?”

Send Peterson your answers by May 15, 2019, along with your name, contact info, and where you are from. You can email your answers to radio @ citizensclimate.org or leave a voicemail of three minutes or less at 518.595.9414 (+1 if calling from outside the USA). 

Dig Deeper

You can hear Citizens’ Climate Radio on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher RadioSoundCloudPodbeanNorthern Spirit RadioGoogle PlayPlayerFM, and TuneIn Radio. Also, feel free to connect with other listeners, suggest program ideas, and respond to programs in the Citizens’ Climate Radio Facebook group or on Twitter at @CitizensCRadio.

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Apr 27, 2019
CCL Training: Carbon Dividend Distribution
35:42

Curious about how the policy details behind how the Energy Innovation Act's carbon dividends will get back to households?

Join CCL Research Coordinator Rick Knight for a training that will provide a detailed look at the administrative pathway for how carbon dividends can be returned that addresses key questions about the carbon fund, distribution framework, and its taxability.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Policy Review & Background (2:15)
Distributing the Dividend (8:00)
Comparing with H.R. 763 (27:11)


Webinar slides: http://cclusa.org/dividend-distribution
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Apr 19, 2019
April 2019 Meeting with Rev. Susan Hendershot
46:18

On the issue of climate change, the faith community speaks with a moral authority. One of the leading voices in that community is Interfaith Power & Light, whose mission is "to be faithful stewards of Creation by responding to global warming through the promotion of energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy." IPL President Rev. Susan Hendershot joined our April call to share the work they're doing to spread the gospel of stewardship and sustainability.

Apr 13, 2019
Dialing Congress Campaigns Overview- CCL Training
12:59

Are you interested in finding out about how other chapters have generated a steady stream of calls to Congress from their local chapter?

Join CCL Special Projects Coordinator Morgan McCue for a training that will provide an overview of how your group can also initiate a campaign to provide a low commitment action to capture many in your group's desire to communicate with Congress and help influence their support!

Skip ahead to the following sections:
How It Works (3:48)
Advice For Leaders (8:15)
Separate Video: Perspectives From The Field Interviews (https://youtu.be/zayzGVF-Dw4 )

Presentation slides: http://cclusa.org/dialing-congress
CCL Community: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/390
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Apr 12, 2019
CCL Training: CCL International Updates Around the World
30:53

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 for a CCL training to answer those questions!

This Citizens' Climate University session will cover what is going on around the world in ​CCL’s​ network in 2019, what other countries are doing in terms of carbon pricing and citizen engagement, and how CCL is engaging in international civil society meetings.

Skip ahead to the following sections:
Important Maps & Resources (2:35)
Canada's Policy Updates (7:18)
CCL Group Stories Around the World (15:21)
CCL's International Participation (25:55)

Training slides: http://cclusa.org/around-the-world
Training webpage: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/157
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Apr 05, 2019
CCL Training: How To Publish Climate Focused Opinion-Editorials (Op-Eds)
30:16

Are you curious about how to improve your writing skills for climate-focused opinion-editorials?

Join ​Steve Valk, CCL’s Communications Director for a CCL training to answer those questions!

This training session covers the process for writing a new op-ed, how to successfully submit it, as well as the editorial process.

Skip ahead to the following sections:
The Writing Process (3:10)
Submitting Your Op-Ed & What To Do If Published (11:52)
The Exended Metaphor (16:20)
The Personal Narrative (19:37)
The Local Angle (23:11)
Recurring Events & Holidays (26:23)

Training slides: http://cclusa.org/ccu-op-eds
Training webpage: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/113
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Apr 05, 2019
CCL Core Volunteer Training: Communicating With Progressives
37:26

This training highlights recommendations on communicating with progressive groups about the Energy Innovation Act, reviews the organizational statements made on behalf of the recent legislation, and walks through CCL’s ongoing plan for outreach to progressive, environmental, and climate justice organizations at the national and local level.

Skip ahead to the following sections:
National Group Support (2:15)
CCL National Outreach (6:05)
Communications Considerations (9:40)
Four Roles of Social Activism (17:57)
Responding To Criticism (21:53)
Local Actions & Wrap-up (33:03)

Training slides: http://cclusa.org/progressive-outreach-bill
Training webpage: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/122
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Apr 05, 2019
CCL's Core Volunteer Training: Celebrating Storytelling
31:57

Join CCL's President and Founder Marshall Saunders for a special training focusing on the transformative power of storytelling.

Marshall shares his own experience starting CCL, complete with setbacks and early victories

The training opens up to all volunteer stories on the line reflecting on moment they are most proud of as a CCL volunteer and what experiences helped expand comfort zones, leading to unknown places.

Core Volunteer Training is a series specifically created to support you in becoming more active with CCL and answering any questions you might have across a wide range of topics.

Skip ahead to the following sections:
The Power of Stories (2:05)
The Purpose of Stories (4:54)
Marshall's Story of CCL's Beginning (8:06)
Stories of Empowerment & Transformation (19:20)
Closing Reflection & Wrap-up (29:31)

Training slides: http://cclusa.org/ccl-storytelling
Training webpage: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/65
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Apr 05, 2019
CCL Training: Recent Research on Local Climate Change Impacts
44:18

Are you interested in finding out more about what recent climate change research is finding out behind specific local impacts?

Join CCL Science Policy Network Leader Dana Nuccitelli for a training that provides an overview of the findings from the recent 4th National Climate Assessment Report and related research in what to anticipate in terms of impacts to sea level rise, flooding, wildfire, heat waves, drought, snowpack, ice, and biodiversity loss as well as how to frame these local impacts in your own communications.

Skip ahead to the following sections:
4th National Climate Assessment Report Background (2:39)
The Southeast: Sea Level Rise & Hurricanes (7:26)
The Midwest & Great Plains: Flooding & Heat Waves (14:51)
The Southwest: Wildfires & Drought (19:24)
Alaska: Arctic Ice Loss (31:49)
The Northwest: Shrinking Snowpack (33:09)
The Northeast: Biodiversity (35:56)
Communicating Impacts: Tools To Help Make it Local (39:04)

Training slides: cclusa.org/local-impacts-training
Training webpage: community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/52
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Apr 05, 2019
CCR Ep 34 Extinction Rebellion and Students Demanding Climate Action
30:00

Rebels are organizing. We are witnessing a growing global student protest movement around climate change. In episode nine our host, Peterson Toscano, chatted with Quaker author, speaker, and activist, Eileen Flanagan. She described the four different roles change agents take—Helper, Organizer, Advocate, and Rebel. This month we dig deeper into the role of the rebels—groups and individuals who disrupt business as usual in order to bring about systems change. 

In addition to capturing voices of protesters from the recent student walk-out in Honolulu, Hawaii, which was part of similar actions around the world, Peterson chats with Robin Boardman, from the British group Extinction Rebellion. Robin and his friends are planning major disruptive actions in London and other parts of the UK in mid-April. What are their goals, values, and methods? Join us for this insightful and moving conversation. 

The Art House

Returning to the Art House is Hope Clark. She is a dancer concerned about climate change. In episode 18 she told us how she decided to engage her community in the Washington DC area through a public art project. To do so, she used giant parachutes

Creating an art piece can help us process our thoughts and feelings about a topic as large and challenging as climate change. No surprise then, once she completed the Make a Movement Parachute Community Project, Hope began to go deeper into her own feelings. She found herself returning to an old comfort—an addiction to cigarette smoking. Hope is making powerful connections between her own addictions and society's addiction to fossil fuels. Through spoken word and dance, she is exploring the comforts we seek that have failed us. 

Puzzler Question

We have been getting excellent answers to our puzzler question. We want to hold this one out for another month. We look forward to hearing from you. 
Puzzler Question
You are at a family dinner when you mention your excitement about more and more people becoming concerned about climate change. Your Uncle Ralph interrupts, “Global warming? Seriously? What about all this record cold weather we have had? It doesn’t seem its warming at all?”
 
So what do you say? How can you open up a conversation about climate change that doesn’t just turn into a debate?
Send Peterson your answers by April 15, 2019, along with your name, contact info, and where you are from. You can email your answers to radio @ citizensclimate.org or leave a voicemail of three minutes or less at 518.595.9414 (+1 if calling from outside the USA).
 

Dig Deeper

You can hear Citizens’ Climate Radio on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher RadioSoundCloudPodbeanNorthern Spirit RadioGoogle PlayPlayerFM, and TuneIn Radio. Also, feel free to connect with other listeners, suggest program ideas, and respond to programs in the Citizens’ Climate Radio Facebook group or on Twitter at @CitizensCRadio.

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(Photo from the Extinction Rebellion newsletter #16.)

Mar 23, 2019
Core Volunteer Training: Climate Change Science
44:58

Join Dr. Sandra Kirtland Turner, CCE Board Member and Assistant Professor of Paleoclimate at UC - Riverside for a deeper discussion about: 

  • Understanding the natural carbon cycle as well as the basic concepts behind climate change (4:11)
  • Exploring how humans factor in (11:28)
  • The importance behind the scientific method and peer review process (18:33)
  • Responding to common questions (21:31)
  • A Success Story: The Ozone Hole (30:24)
  • Final Takeaways about communicating the science of climate change (36:18)
  • How to take action to find out more information and connect with climate scientists local to your group (40:26)

Core Volunteer Training is specifically created to engage and support new CCL volunteers in becoming more active and answering any questions you might have across a wide range of topics.

Training Slides:  cclusa.org/cvtclimatescience

Training on CCL Community:https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/51

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Mar 17, 2019
CCL's Online Climate Advocate Training
01:00:26

For those who can’t attend our Climate Advocate Training live, we provide a pre-recorded version here. After attending CCL's informational session (cclusa.org/intro) 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!

In this training you will:
-Learn the basics of becoming an effective climate advocate (throughout)
-Review the structure, mission, and purpose of CCL (from beginning)
-Practice how to appeal to the best in others and build common ground (9:29)
-Review CCL’s methodology of creating political will (20:36)
-Learn how to conduct constructive meetings with elected representatives (43:54)
-Review the details and further resources to understand the Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act (47:52)

Slides & Notes/Transcript: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/recorded-climate-advocate-training/

Connect with your local chapter and explore CCL Community: https://community.citizensclimate.org/chapters

Follow us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/citizensclimatelobby andTwitter: http://twitter.com/citizensclimate/

 

Mar 17, 2019
CCU: Exploring Carbon Fees & Clean Air Act Regulations
41:50

Join Dr. Ross Astoria, CCL Board Chairman and Chair of Politics, Philosophy, and Law Department at University of Wisconsin at Parkside for a webinar exploring the important history of the Clean Air Act and how key EPA regulations would interact with federal carbon pricing like the Energy Innovation Act.

Webinar slides: http://cclusa.org/clean-air-regs

Skip ahead to the following sections:

Administrative Law Review (2:19)

Clean Air Act History & Framework (5:27)

EPA Greenhouse Gas Regulations (14:07)

The Energy Innovation Act’s Pause (18:13)

Evaluation Framework For Carbon Pricing & Regulations (26:50)

Final Takeaways (39:10)

Training on CCL Community:https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/261

Facebook: http://facebook.com/citizensclimatelobby

Twitter: http://twitter.com/citizensclimate/

Additional Q&A available: https://youtu.be/v-hfah9OYJo

Mar 15, 2019
March 2019 Monthly Meeting with Anne Kelly of Ceres
51:04

Enrolling support from the business community is essential to getting effective climate policies enacted by Congress. Anne Kelly, Senior Director of Policy and the Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP) Network at Ceres, joined our March national call to talk about making the business case for acting on climate change. Anne is an environmental lawyer with twenty-five years of combined experience in the private and public sectors.

 

Mar 09, 2019
CCU: Understanding Border Carbon Adjustments
42:56

Join Dr. Ross Astoria, CCL’s board chairman and trade law specialist for a training that provides an overview of the basics of border carbon adjustments, how they’re viewed and interpreted within international trade law.

This Citizens' Climate University training also provides updates on how the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act incorporates border carbon adjustments into its legislation as well as analyzes the practical aspects of implementation and constraints that designing an adjustment policy faces.

Skip ahead to the following sections:
Intro & Agenda (from beginning)
Context of International Trade (2:13)
History of Trade Treaties (5:59)
Interpreting Tariffs & Resolving Disputes (9:50)
Adjustment Design For Fossil Fuels & Carbon Intensive Goods (20:48)
Global Diplomacy Considerations (30:30)
Final Thoughts & Takeaways (39:20)

Tonight’s slides: http://cclusa.org/border-carbon-adjustments
CCL Community training page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/132
Follow us Facebook: http://facebook.com/citizensclimatelobby
Twitter: http://twitter.com/citizensclimate/

Mar 08, 2019
CC Radio Ep 33 One of 7500 Islands in the Philippines
30:00
Gael Henry Carlut grew up in the Philippines on what was once a desert island. Gael's father is from France and his mother is from Iloilo in the Philippines. They fell in love and in 1986 settled on Pandan Island.  Their goal was to protect the extraordinary coral reef that surrounds the island and then share it with others. Gael left the Philippines and settled in France to study environmental science and water treatment processes. He felt a strong pull though to return not only to the Philippines, but to this remote island. On a recent visit to Pandan Island, Citizens Climate Radio host, Peterson Toscano chatted with Gael about the island, climate change, and the pursuit of happiness. 

Art House

Marissa Slaven talks about her novel, Code Blue, an eco-mystery. Drawing on her love of the coast in New England and even her background a palliative care physician, Marissa has created a near future world that is stressed by climate change in a society has chosen to respond creatively to it. She expertly weaves in various mysterious her main characters, Atlantic or Tic, a high school student, must solve. These mysterious are both personal and scientific. Her book is one you cannot easily put down once you start reading it. 

Puzzler

We hear answers to last month’s puzzler question: Your cousin Dan is discouraged because world leaders do not want to respond to climate change; he wonders if we should just wait it out until we have better leaders. 
 
New Puzzler Question
 
You are at a family dinner when you mention your excitement about more and more people becoming concerned about climate change. Your Uncle Ralph interrupts, “Global warming? Seriously? What about all this record cold weather we have had? It doesn’t seem its warming at all?”
So what do you say? How can you open up a conversation about climate change that doesn’t just turn into a debate?
 
Send Peterson your answers by March 15, 2019, along with your name, contact info, and where you are from. You can email your answers to radio @ citizensclimate.org or leave a voicemail of 3 minutes or less at 518.595.9414 (+1 if calling from outside the USA).
 

You can hear Citizens’ Climate Radio on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher RadioSoundCloudPodbeanNorthern Spirit RadioGoogle PlayPlayerFM, and TuneIn Radio. Also, feel free to connect with other listeners, suggest program ideas, and respond to programs in the Citizens’ Climate Radio Facebook group or on Twitter at @CitizensCRadio.

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Feb 24, 2019
Feb 2019 National Call with Dr. Natasha DeJarnett
39:08

Dr. Natasha DeJarnett is a research coordinator at the National Environmental Health Association. Her specialty areas include climate change and environmental exposures. Dr. DeJarnett received her PhD in Public Health from the University of Louisville in 2013. As a postdoc at the University, she was awarded a fellowship by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to investigate cardiovascular risks of air pollution exposures. She also serves on the board of Citizens’ Climate Education.

 

Feb 11, 2019
CCU: A Fresh Approach To Engaging CCL Presentations
35:08

Are you excited to share engaging presentations about CCL and the Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act?

Join CCL leader Steve Levin and Dave Cain, CCL’s Presenter & Scheduler Action Team Lead, for a fresh approach and live demonstration of orienting people to climate change and CCL, including a focus on the Energy Innovation Act with CCL’s new Introductory Presentation.

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/intro-slides

Skip ahead to the following sections:

Demo presentation begins (4:27)

Debriefing presentation (29:49)

How to Get Involved (31:39)

Feb 08, 2019
CCU: Taking Action Locally On the Energy Innovation Act
42:59

Join CCL’s Action Coordinator Todd Elvins and Volunteer Education Coordinator Brett Cease for a webinar highlighting the actions volunteers can take across all five levers of political will to generate support for the Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act.

Todd and Brett highlight a review of the actions all volunteers can take while walking through the "2019 CCL Chapter Action Guide" to help all CCL groups provide focused and widespread support for the new carbon fee and dividend legislation in Congress!

Skip ahead to the following sections:

Individual Actions (2:10)

Chapter Activities (7:15)

Lobbying Actions (12:56)

Grasstops Engagement Actions (17:50)

Grassroots Outreach Actions (29:45)

Media Outreach Actions (37:14)

Wrap Up & Contact Information (41:44)

Link to the Presentation Slides

Feb 01, 2019
CC Radio Ep 32 Coal Miners Speak Out
30:00

Two coal miners from Appalachia open up about the risks and challenges of mining. Michael Ray Whitten from West Virginia and Nick Mullins from Kentucky come from families that have been mining for generations. They talk to show host, Peterson Toscano, about the physical toll mining had on their fathers. After seeing the damage to miners and to the land, they are now speaking out about the need to transition away from coal mining jobs. Dr. Nathasha DeJarnett from the National Environmental Health Association joins the conversation to talk about Black Lung Disease and the health risks miners in rural communities face. Listen in to this informative and moving discussion.

Art House

Inthe art house you will meet Michelle Irizarry. She a visual artist living in Orlando, Florida, USA. Michelle is is also a civil engineer. As a result of climate change, she has seen a big transformation in her work as a artist. Hear about her powerful new paintings and the role of art in her life as she deepens her understanding of climate change. She her paintings on-line at her website or her Facebook page

Puzzler

We also have answers to last month’s puzzler: What do you say your co-worker, Janet, wants nothing to do with your bipartisan climate group because it includes Conservatives? Two listeners share how they would address Janet’s fears and doubts.

New Puzzler Question

At a family gathering you are chatting with your cousin, Dan. You mention climate change and he has a meltdown. He says, “I feel so discouraged. All over the world you have leaders in Brazil, the US, and parts of Canada opposing any action on climate change. I hate to give up but maybe we just have to wait a couple of years before we can do anything about it.”

What do you say to Dan to help address this discouragement she has? If national leaders are not acting on climate change, what can we do?

Send your answers to Peterson by February 15, 2019. Leave your name, contact info, and where you are from.

You can email your answers to radio @ citizensclimate.org or leave a voicemail of 3 minutes or less at 518.595.9414. (+1 if calling from outside the USA.) 

Dig Deeper

You can hear Citizens’ Climate Radio on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher RadioSoundCloudPodbeanNorthern Spirit RadioGoogle PlayPlayerFM, and TuneIn Radio. Also, feel free to connect with other listeners, suggest program ideas, and respond to programs in the Citizens’ Climate Radio Facebook group or on Twitter at @CitizensCRadio.

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Jan 26, 2019
CCL: The Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act Reintroduced
26:41

On January 24, 2019, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act was reintroduced into Congress by Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL-22), and original cosponsors Reps. Francis Rooney (R-FL-19), Judy Chu (D-CA-27), Charlie Crist (D-FL-13), Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA-18), Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-IL-3), and Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA-52).

Join CCL's Mark Reynolds, Madeleine Para, and Danny Richter in a webinar that celebrates this achievement, reviews the basic framework of the bill, and highlights what CCL is calling on volunteers to do today, tomorrow, and over the next few weeks to help now that a bill introduced.

Outline (skip forward to times listed):

Review of the Bill's Basic Framework (starts at 2:12)

What Happens This Year (starts at 8:42)

Review of Actions & Next Steps (starts at 15:45)

Mark Wraps up (starts at 23:55).

This historic bipartisan legislation would enact carbon fee and dividend into law when passed, and is the result of the hard work and support of thousands of CCL volunteers over many years. The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 incorporates the most important provisions of carbon fee and dividend: a fee on carbon emissions at the source that starts at $15 per ton and goes up $10 per year, and a full dividend allocated to households. There are also a few provisions that have been added that are not in our proposal.

For Full Details, visit: www.cclusa.org/bill.

For the extended Q&A from this webinar, visit: https://youtu.be/MUUPmElrrNQ

Jan 25, 2019
CCU: Making In-District Lobby Meeting Plans (Audio)
38:45

The Energy Innovation Act provides an exciting opportunity for your group to start making plans to meet your Congressional members in district.

Join Amy Bennett, CCL’s Director of Congressional Liaisons and Lobby Days for a webinar that will walk you through the process of planning and setting up a successful meeting with your member of Congress back home in your community this spring.

Meeting in the local district of a member of Congress increases the likelihood of a face-to-face meeting and allows more CCL volunteers to participate in lobbying. This session will cover why meeting in-district is so important, how to involve local people of influence, and demonstrate the effectiveness of this approach by sharing some of CCL's success stories.

Skip ahead to the following sections:

Why In-District? (2:23)

Starting Out (5:13)

Coordinating the Plan (12:31)

Additional Resources (18:21)

Karl Danz's Story, Liaison for Rep. Eshoo (19:12)

Mike & Robin Hoy's Story, Liaisons for Rep. Fitzpatrick (27:13)

Wrap-up (35:53)

This training's presentation slides: http://cclusa.org/in-district-ccu

Jan 18, 2019
Jan 2019 Monthly Meeting with Amanda Ripley (Audio)
38:31

Joining our January 2019 is Amanda Ripley, a reporter who practices “solutions journalism” that digs below oversimplified narratives to get to the deeper truths about people and society. In the process, she has come across a way to address conflict that results in a more satisfying outcome: Complicate the narrative.

As we engage in the difficult conversations needed to arrive at solutions to preserve a livable world, Amanda offers the tools to disrupt the intractable conflict that impedes our progress. Amanda has written for The Atlantic, Time magazine, Slate and the Wall Street Journal and is the author of The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way.

Mark introduces Amanda: 3:14

Amanda's presentation: 8:34

Q&A from audience: 18:15

January monthly actions: 29:57

You can download this month's CCL Action Sheet at www.cclusa.org/actionsheet

 

Jan 12, 2019
CCU: Tabling Updates On The Energy Innovation Act (Audio)
35:37

What are groups doing to table now that the Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act is out?

Join CCL Third Coast Regional Coordinator Susan Adams and CCL’s Special Projects Coordinator Taylor Krause for a webinar that reviews the updated materials available to help enhance your group’s tabling events as well as highlight guidelines on effective communications about the Energy Innovation Act legislation to the general public while you're out and active.

Presentation slides: http://cclusa.org/tabling-updates-ccu

Jan 11, 2019
CCU: Climate Geopolitics- Making the Future We Want (Audio)
38:34

Curious about Citizens' Climate Lobby’s Presence at COP24, the recent international climate negotiations in Poland?

Join CCL’s Global Strategies Director Joe Robertson for a webinar updating listeners to the network of initiatives CCL is involved in throughout the larger international climate policymaking community and their strategic importance.

The webinar addresses how international climate negotiations work, where CCL is involved in the international dialogue, and the main practical connections to U.S. national law.

To skip ahead to a specific section:
1. The Structure of Climate Geopolitics (3:42)
2. What is at Stake (10:35)
3. Who is Involved? (14:12)
4. Climate Smart Finance (19:46)
5. What’s Next? (28:40)

To view the slides used in this presentation at: http://cclusa.org/climate-geopolitics-ccu

Jan 05, 2019
CCU: Canada’s Emerging Carbon Fee & Dividend Framework (Audio)
43:29

Curious about how Canada’s Federal Carbon Pricing programcompares with the Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act?

Join Dr. David Maenz for an overview of Canada’s emerging climate action plan, a mixture of federal and provincial initiatives with carbon pricing in place across the country.

Dr. Maenz reviews the Pan-Canadian framework’s policy details in the context of the larger global efforts within the core objectives of the Paris Agreement as well as how this federal backstop policy compares with the recent Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act.

Dr. Maenz highlights research from Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, The Pembina Institute, and Clean Prosperity in his presentation.

Have an additional question? Post it here on the CCL Canada Forum for Dr. Maenz to respond.

Dec 21, 2018
CCL: The Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act Introduced in the Senate!
20:49

On December 19, 2018, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act was introduced into the Senate by Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ).

Join CCL's Mark Reynolds, Madeleine Para, and Danny Richter in a webinar that celebrates this achievement, reviews the basic framework of the bill, and highlights what CCL is calling on volunteers to do today, tomorrow, and over the next few weeks to help now that a bill introduced.

Outline (skip forward to times listed): The Bill's Background (starts at 0:30), Review of the Bill's Basic Framework (starts at 2:45),  Review of Actions & Next Steps (starts at 11:55), Mark Wraps up with Rep. Delaney speech (starts at 16:55).

This historic bipartisan bill would enact carbon fee and dividend into law when passed, and is the result of the hard work and support of thousands of CCL volunteers over many years.

The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2018 incorporates the most important provisions of carbon fee and dividend: a fee on carbon emissions at the source that starts at $15 per ton and goes up $10 per year, and a full dividend allocated to households. There are also a few provisions that have been added that are not in our proposal.

For Full Details, visit: cclusa.org/bill

Dec 20, 2018
Ep 31 Dr Katharine Hayhoe and Dr Jeffrey Bennett
30:00

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe is a climate scientist, a professor in the Department of Political Science and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University. She is also a brilliant climate communicator and the host of the Global Weirding web series. She chats with show host, Peterson Toscano, about what has changed since she her famous address at the 2015 Citizens Climate International Conference. There is no more speculation; climate change is here. She talks about the many ways people are adapting, and she provides excellent climate communication tips. Dr. Hayhoe also reveals where she finds hope in these troubling times. 

The Art House

Dr. Jeffrey Bennett and illustrator Roberta Collier-Morales created the whimsical and moving illustrated children's book, The Wizard Who Saved the World. While most of his Dr. Bennett's Max the Dog books are about space travel, Jeff felt it was time to write about what was happening on earth with global warming. Not only did he need to tap into deep emotions, he had to find a new illustrator who could capture the story of Diego, a boy suddenly alarmed by climate change and motivated to do something about it. To create the vibrant images about Diego's inner and outer world, Roberta Collier-Morales drew on her own childhood struggles with dyslexia and the role imagination played in her young life.

Puzzler Question

Listener Sherri Michalovic answers the question, What does your faith have to do with climate change? She makes connections to a changing climate, asthma among children in her city, and the mandate she feels as a Christian to love her neighbor. 

New Puzzler Question

You are part of a group that pursues bi-partisan economic solutions to address climate change. One of your co-workers, Janet is a Progressive Liberal who also wants to see us do something about climate change. But she is pushing back against your ideas. She says, “Right now I don’t trust any plan that has Conservatives involved. How do I know this is not some group that is  lying, greenwashing, and is an enemy of environmental justice?”

Janet has fears and doubts that need to be addressed. How would you respond?

Send your answers to Peterson by January 15, 2019. Leave your name, contact info, and where you are from.

You can email your answers to radio @ citizensclimate.org or leave a voicemail of 3 minutes or less at 518.595.9414. (+1 if calling from outside the USA.) 

Dig Deeper

You can hear Citizens’ Climate Radio on iTunesStitcher RadioSoundCloudPodbeanNorthern Spirit RadioGoogle PlayPlayerFM, and TuneIn Radio. Also, feel free to connect with other listeners, suggest program ideas, and respond to programs in the Citizens’ Climate Radio Facebook group or on Twitter at @CitizensCRadio.

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Dec 15, 2018
CCL: The Details of the Text of the Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act (Audio)
41:17

Note: This webinar quotes from the 2018 version of this legislation - for the updated page & line references, see this training page.

 Join CCL’s Vice President of Government Affairs Dr. Danny Richter for a webinar that dives deeper into the text of the monumental Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act for all CCL volunteers.

The webinar will begin with a quick review of updates with the legislation, and then delve into the actual bill text via the section-by-section analysis, as Dr. Richter walks through the language and backstory the same way CCL's DC office presented the bill architecture with Congressional offices.

 
Skip ahead for a specific section's analysis:
Section 1: Legislation Background (2:30)
Section 2: Findings & Context (5:11)
Section 3: Carbon Dividends & Components (6:13)
Section 4: Carbon Dividend Trust Fund (20:54)
Sections 6 & 7: National Academy Review & Biomass Study (29:15)
Section 8: Adjustments to Duplicative GHG Regulations (30:53)
Section 11: No Preemption of State Law (37:42)
Dec 14, 2018
Dec 2018 Monthly Meeting with Per Espen Stoknes
38:43

On CCL's December call, Executive Director Mark Reynolds reviews all of the significant actions that CCL groups across the country have done since the historic Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act was introduced.

We are also joined by Per Espen Stoknes, a Norwegian psychologist and politician for the Green Party who served as a deputy representative to the Parliament of Norway.

He weaves together psychology and economics in imaginative ways, often revolving around our human relationships to the natural world and to each other. He is the author of the book, What We Think About When We Try Not to Think About Global Warming. Stoknes posits that people have five inner defenses that stop people from engaging on climate change, and he offers ways to "flip" those defenses.

You can download this month's CCL Action Sheet at cclusa.org/actionsheet

Dec 08, 2018
CCL Local Actions To Take On The Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act
50:49

Join Citizens' Climate Lobby’s Vice President of Programs Madeleine Para, CCL Action Coordinator Todd Elvins and CCL Southeast Regional Director Don Addu for a webinar highlighting the actions volunteers can take across all five levers of political will to generate support for the Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act.

Video outline and sections:
3:26 - Don compares the focus for location action in 2018 & 2019
5:33 - Madeleine highlights actions with Congress and Lobbying
11:26 - Madeleine highlights actions with generating media
16:20 - Todd highlights grasstops engagement and endorsing actions
30:27 - Don reviews grassroots outreach plans and opportunities
36:48 - Don reviews chapter organizing plans
40:39 - Madeleine role models communicating with others that might respond with criticism
48:40 - closing contact information and inspirational Rep. Deutch quote

 

You can get more information on its website: www.energyinnovationact.org

As well as on CCL Community at: www.cclusa.org/bill

Dec 07, 2018
Conservative Outreach Updates & Suggestions On The Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act
43:14

Join Citizens' Climate Lobby's Conservative Director Jim Tolbert for a webinar on outreach updates with conservatives and eco-right organizations regarding The Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act.

Jim will review conservative messaging on climate change and how it relates to the new legislation. Jim will highlight the conservative support aligning with the bill as well as the Act’s five key messages and underlying components, connecting each to how the bill aligns with conservative values.

You can get more information on its website: www.energyinnovationact.org

As well as on CCL Community at: www.cclusa.org/bill

Dec 06, 2018
CCU: Progressive Outreach Updates & Suggestions On The Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act
39:56

Join Citizens' Climate Lobby’s Stephanie Doyle, National Outreach and Partnership Coordinator in a webinar that highlights outreach updates with environmental, climate justices, and progressive organizations regarding The Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act.

Stephanie will facilitate a review of the organizational statements made on behalf of the recent legislation, what CCL’s ongoing plan for outreach to non-profit organizations is at the national and local level, and recommendations to talk about the bill with progressive groups.

You can get more information on its website: www.energyinnovationact.org

As well as on CCL Community at: www.cclusa.org/bill

Dec 05, 2018
CCU: The Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act Legislative Details
22:55

Join Dr. Danny Richter, Citizen Climate Lobby's VP of Government Affairs, in a webinar highlighting the main details of the Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act's legislative text.

Danny walks through the Carbon Fee & Dividend components as well as the Carbon Equalization Tariff, Regulatory Adjustment, and Strategic Considerations on the Hill as well as some of the most frequent questions about the Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act from CCL volunteers.

For more information about the bill, visit: cclusa.org/energy-innovation act

For full access to this lesson's presentation slides and video visit: https://community.citizensclimatelobby.org/learn/carbon-fee-and-dividend/legislative-updates-media-plan-and-messaging-recommendations/

Nov 30, 2018
CCU: The Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act Media Plan
12:44

Join Steve Valk, Citizens' Climate Lobby's Communications Director and Flannery Winchester CCL's Communications Coordinator for a webinar highlighting the media strategy on the Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act for all CCL volunteers.

Flannery and Steve provide an overview of how to best engage your local media outlets, where to route national media interests, how to participate on social media, and where to find all of the resources for the Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act in CCL Community.

For more information about the bill, visit: cclusa.org/energy-innovation act

For full access to this lesson's presentation slides and video visit: https://community.citizensclimatelobby.org/learn/carbon-fee-and-dividend/legislative-updates-media-plan-and-messaging-recommendations/

Nov 30, 2018
CCU: The Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act Messaging Recommendations
08:26

Join Flannery Winchester, CCL's Communications Coordinator, for a webinar highlighting the messaging recommendations for the Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act for all CCL volunteers.

Flannery provides an overview of the important role of focus and resonance in communicating the five key points behind the Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act and where to find all of the supporting resources in CCL Community.

For more information about the bill, visit: cclusa.org/energy-innovation act

For full access to this lesson's presentation slides and video visit: https://community.citizensclimatelobby.org/learn/carbon-fee-and-dividend/legislative-updates-media-plan-and-messaging-recommendations/

Nov 30, 2018
CCL: Introducing The Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividends Act Webinar
31:22

In November 2018, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act was introduced in Congress by two Republicans and three Democrats. This historic bipartisan bill would enact carbon fee and dividend into law when passed, and is the result of the hard work and support of thousands of CCL volunteers over many years.

Call Outline (skip forward to times listed): The Bill's Background (starts at 1:43), Review of the Bill's Basic Framework (starts at 7:31), Review of Actions & Next Steps (starts at 15:57), Review of Where to Find Resources on Community (starts at 22:22) Mark Wraps up (starts at 30:21).

Join CCL's Mark Reynolds, Madeleine Para, and Danny Richter in a webinar that celebrates this achievement, reviews the basic framework of the bill, and highlights what CCL is calling on volunteers to do today, tomorrow, and over the next few weeks to help now that a bill introduced.

The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2018 incorporates the most important provisions of carbon fee and dividend: a fee on carbon emissions at the source that starts at $15 per ton and goes up $10 per year, and a full dividend allocated to households. There are also a few provisions that have been added that are not in our proposal.

You can get more information on its website: www.energyinnovationact.org

As well as on CCL Community at: www.cclusa.org/bill

Nov 28, 2018
The IPCC Special Report on 1.5 Degrees & CCL
21:32

CCL's Research Coordinator Rick Knight reviews the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report “Global Warming of 1.5°C.” (or SR1.5).

In the presentation Rick reviews three main questions:

Why was this report written?

What does it tell us that’s new? 

How does it inform CCL’s work?

For a link to the slides and full video, visit: https://community.citizensclimatelobby.org/learn/climate-science/ipcc-special-report-1-5-degrees-ccl/

Nov 20, 2018
Nov 2018 Monthly Meeting with Anthony Leiserowitz
42:29

Just days after the midterm elections and right before CCL volunteers lobby on Capitol Hill, we talk to Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, about their latest polling on Americans’ views about climate change and solutions like carbon pricing.

Dr. Leiserowitz is an expert on public opinion and public engagement with the issues of climate change and the environment. His research investigates the psychological, cultural, and political factors that influence environmental beliefs, attitudes, policy support, and behavior.

Nov 17, 2018
CC Radio Ep 30 What Does the Bible Say About Climate Change
30:00

Three American Evangelicals consider faith, theology, and global warming. Kyle Meyaard Schaap, National Organizer and spokesperson for Young Evangelicals for Climate Action (YECA) and Corina Newsome, YECA steering committee member on the diversity and civic engagement subcommittees, along with Rev. Josh Gibson, pastor of Emmanuel Bible Fellowship Church in Sunbury, PA, chat with host, Peterson Toscano about the Bible, stewardship, loving our neighbor, heaven, and earth. Discover how these Evangelicals approach the often political topic of climate change, and learn how to connect with Bible believers, who may not be environmentalists but care very much for what happens to people and to our earthly home. 

Art House

In response to the question, What Does the Bible Say About Climate Change? Tony Buffusio from the Bronx, NY (a comic creation of Peterson Toscano) tells the story of Joseph in the book of Genesis. Joseph lives in Egypt during a time of temporary regional shifts in the climate. Not only does he predict changes in weather patterns, he developes a plan of how to look after the people. Peterson is a Bible scholar with a passion for looking after the welfare of people who are affected by extreme weather events.

Puzzler Question

We hear from Jay Greene in Salisbury, England. She tells us what her faith has to do with climate change. 

Since this is such a rich question, we want to keep it open another month. 

Louis, someone you know from your faith community asks why are you involved in climate change work. You say, Lots of reasons, but a big part is because of my faith. Louis looks puzzled. He asks, Climate Change? What’s faith got to do with it?

So what do you say to Louis? How is climate change connected to your faith or religion or spiritual practice? How is climate change connnected to your faith or religion or spiritual practice? What do you have to add to this topic?

Send your answers to Peterson by December 10, 2018. Leave your name, contact info, and where you are from.

You can email your answers to radio @ citizensclimate.org or leave a voicemail of 3 minutes or less at 518.595.9414. (+1 if calling from outside the USA.) 

Dig Deeper

Here is a listing to the various Bible passages referenced in Ep 30. You can look up these verses at BibleGateway.

Genesis 1:26, Genesis 2:15, Leviticus 25:4, Pslam 24:1,2, Psalm 104:10-15, Colossians 1:15, Revelation 21, Matthew 25:31-46, Romans 8:19-21

 

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Nov 17, 2018
CCU: 2018 Congressional Education Day Logistics Review (Audio)
34:36

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

Join hosts ​Taylor ​Krause, CCL's Executive Assistant and Sara Wanous, CCL's Membership Coordinator, 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.

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Nov 09, 2018
CCU: 2018 June Meeting Analysis (Audio)
30:06

Join CCL's Vice President of Government Affairs Dr. Danny Richter as he presents his annual analysis of the 500+ meetings CCL volunteers have with members of Congress or their staff in June each summer.

This lesson reviews the June Meeting Analysis, how to use it in a meeting with a Member of Congress, the media, potential endorsers, and the larger community, as well as sharing our two-page leave-behind. The documents and resources reviewed in the lesson are available in CCL Community as well as the top topics tool we use to prepare for meetings with members of Congress or their staff.

Nov 02, 2018
CC Radio Ep 29 Truth, Fact, and Cli Fi
30:00

When telling climate change stories, truth is more important than facts. Host, Peterson Toscano shares his own bizarre climate change coming out story. Like many people, he was aware of climate change, but it never hit him in the heart or the gut--until one day. Moving, funny, and unexpected, his awakening came when climate change hit him and his Italian-American/South African family close to home. In addition to telling how he woke up to the reality of climate change, he shares listeners' responses to the Puzzler Question—What Does Climate Change Mean to You?

Art House

We learn about climate fiction or “cli-fi” from Elizabeth Rush. Although she is the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed non-fiction book, Rising—Dispatches from the New American Shore, she also teaches cli-fi at Brown University. She reveals the differences and important contributions both humanities and science students bring to the course. She also provides us with a reading list and discusses:

Gold, Fame, Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins

10:04 by Ben Lerner

New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson

Puzzler

The puzzler question is such an important part of this show. These questions are designed to help you improve in your climate communication skills. 

New Puzzler Question (especially designed for people of faith)

You are at a place of worship and you have fliers about an upcoming climate change event. Louis, someone you know from your faith community asks why are you involved in climate change work. You say, Lots of reasons, but a big part is because of my faith. Louis looks puzzled. He asks, Climate Change? What’s faith got to do with it?

So what do you say to Louis? How is climate change connected to your faith or religion or spiritual practice?

Send Peterson your answers. Leave your name, contact info, and where you are from.

Get back to him by November, 15, 2018. You can email your answers to radio @ citizensclimate.org or better yet leave a voicemail of 3 minutes or less at 518.595.9414. (+1 if calling from outside the USA.)

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Oct 27, 2018
CCU: Using Yale’s Climate Opinion 3.0 Maps To Influence Your Decision Maker
40:59

The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication conducts scientific studies on public opinion and behavior, informs the decision-making of governments, media, companies, and advocates, educates the public about climate change, and helps build public and political will for climate action.

In this training, join Yale’s Program on Climate Change Communication Project Manager Eric Fine and Research Scientist Dr. Jennifer Morlan as they explain the climate opinion modeling estimates from Yale, the 2018 updates to Yale’s Climate Opinion 3.0 Maps, and how we can leverage the data in our meetings with Congress, the media and others.

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Oct 19, 2018
CCU: Growing Your Local Group (Audio)
56:28
Looking for new insights in getting other community members more engaged in your advocacy work with CCL?
 
Join CCL’s Northwest Regional Coordinator Tamara Staton and Brett Cease, Volunteer Education & Engagement Coordinator as they discuss strategies for finding and engaging people to become active volunteers in your local chapter.
Oct 15, 2018
October 2018 National Call with former Congressman David Jolly
42:18

Even if Democrats take the House in November, legislation to price carbon will need to be bipartisan, and that leads us to this month’s conversation with former Rep. David Jolly (R-FL). Before giving up his House seat to run for Senate, Jolly was an early member of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus and a cosponsor of the Republican climate resolution introduced by former Rep. Chris Gibson. Speaking in 2016, Jolly said, “I’m sick and tired of going nowhere in addressing large problems and I’d like to see our party accept the science and say we believe in conservative solutions.”

 

Oct 14, 2018
Core Volunteer Training: Diving Deep Into Carbon Fee & Dividend
31:40

Core Volunteer Training is a webinar series to help newer CCL supporters connect with each other from across the world and empower them to achieve their larger goals for climate advocacy.

"Diving Deep into Carbon Fee & Dividend," features Robert Archer, US-AID economist (retired) and CCL Economic Policy Network contributor giving an in-depth presentation on new ways of thinking about the key components of the three dimensions of CCL's flagship policy.

Oct 10, 2018
CCU: Uncovering The CCL Brand (Audio)
36:39

Why do we exist and who do we serve?

CCL’s brand is the deepest articulation of ourselves and helps us communicate our unique value to our volunteers, donors, congress members and partners.

Join CCL’s Marketing and Communications Team for a webinar that reviews CCL’ s brand pillars, style and messaging, why they’re important, and the guidelines on how to best use them.

For a link to the slides and full training visit: https://community.citizensclimatelobby.org/learn/communications/uncovering-ccl-brand/

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Oct 05, 2018
CCU: Cultural Dynamics - Reaching out to Diverse Communities (Audio)
36:37

Have you wanted to help your CCL chapter engage with and learn more about the diversity of communities in your own town?

Join Karina Ramirez, CCL’s Diversity Coordinator, in a webinar geared at helping your group with strategies and tools to expand your chapter’s diversity footprint and represent a more complete array of your local community’s constituency.

The webinar highlights steps to take in building these connections and considerations to understand communication recommendations to help build relationships of trust and mutual investment.

For a link to the slides and full training visit: https://community.citizensclimatelobby.org/learn/group-leaders/reaching-out-to-diverse-communities/

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Sep 29, 2018
Ep 28 College Students Modeling Systems Change
30:00

University campuses in the USA are the training grounds for collective action leading to systems changes. Since 2012 a group of students at the University of Delaware have taken on a big idea--to transform their large lush heavily chemically treated lawns into an organic public green. The Green the Greeninitiative has required thoughtful strategy, community building, public education, and lots of persistence. Climate advocates can learn a lot from their methods. Show host, Peterson Toscano, speaks with Sophie Phillips, a senior and the outgoing head of Students 4 the Environment. Sophie is in the process of handing over the work to sophomore, CJ Krulewitch who also talks about strategies and successes. They both offer advice for climate advocates.

Art House

In the USA one of the most dramatic encounters happens around the Thanksgiving holiday table. In the USA one of the most dramatic encounters happens around the Thanksgiving holiday table. In his play, Dad, theater student Dante Flores decides to magnify the tension.  He talks about the setting, tone, and structure of his play. By putting the action on a repeat loop, he deepens the theater experience.

Puzzler

You are talking with your neighbor, Tabitha. She seems interested in your work as a climate advocate. You tell her about large solutions like carbon fee and dividend. You are so excited to find someone who wants to know more. But then you notice Tabitha's eyes start to glaze over. She interrupts you, "This all sounds so important and overwhelming. But What does it mean for you and for me?"

Tabitha wants to better understand climate change. She doesn't need more facts right now. She needs to hear some of your own story. How might you begin to shift the tone and and get personal with her? What does climate change mean for you? Let's personal.

Send Peterson your answers. Leave your name, contact info, and where you are from.

Get back to him by October 15, 2018. You can email your answers to radio @ citizensclimate.org or leave a voicemail of 3 minutes or less. And don't be anxious about the voicemail. You can leave as many versions of your answer as you like. If you stumble, try again until you feel comfortable with your answer. Leave your message at 518.595.9414. (+1 if calling from outside the USA.)

Dig Deeper

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Sep 22, 2018
CCU: Broadening Support with Veterans & National Security Audiences (Audio)
57:12

Want to create local events that reach a target audience different than the make-up of your local CCL Group?

Join us for a webinar highlighting the work that CCL has done across the southeast screening “The Burden” and “Tidewater” to attract veterans for discussions on climate and energy to help  broaden the diversity in our local chapters.

Featuring:

Sean Collins, CCL Veteran Outreach Coordinator

Major General Rick Devereaux, retired 2-star General and CCL volunteer

Roger Sorkin, Director/Producer of The Burden and Tidewater 

Veterans are typically more conservative than the general US population, so this is a solid strategy to diversify your local group.

For a link to the slides and full training visit: https://community.citizensclimatelobby.org/learn/other-topics/broadening-support-veterans-national-security-audiences/

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Sep 21, 2018
Core Volunteer Training: Introduction to Facebook & Social Media
28:13

Join Alison Kubiscko, CCL’s Coordinator of Marketing and Events, in a training geared at enhancing your use of Facebook and an overview of Social Media, including supporting your own goal setting.

Core Volunteer Training is created to help connect new volunteers with each other from across the world and empower them to achieve their larger goals for climate advocacy.

Sep 14, 2018
CCU: Carbon Tax Economic Modeling (Audio)
40:59

Join CCL Research Coordinator Jerry Hinkle and Columbia University’s Dr. Noah Kaufman in a training that explores the general provisions of recent carbon tax economic and energy models used by Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy and Stanford’s Energy Modeling Forum (EMF 32).

The webinar compares and contrasts these models' estimated energy distribution impacts with each other while exploring revenue options.

The webinar closes with highlighting analysis of the recent MARKET CHOICE Act and fielding questions about the larger body of work studying the impacts of carbon fee policies like CCL’s Carbon Fee & Dividend.

For a link to the slides and full training visit: https://community.citizensclimatelobby.org/learn/carbon-fee-and-dividend/carbon-tax-economic-modeling/

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Sep 14, 2018
Core Volunteer Training: Working With Print Media
30:39

CCL Communications Coordinator Flannery Winchester leads a webinar geared at enhancing your understanding and confidence in writing effective letters to the editor and building key press relationships. Volunteers will learn key concepts like the LTE formula, the hierarchy of news items to respond to, and suggestions on how to connect to local issues that matter to their community.

Come prepared to respond to an article in your own local newspaper and bring a copy from today to the webinar to support getting your first letter to the editor written.

Core Volunteer Training is specifically created to support CCL volunteers in becoming more active, empowering you to achieve your larger goals for climate advocacy as well as answer questions you might have across a wide range of topics.

Sep 10, 2018
September 2018 Meeting with Leaf Van Boven and David Sherman
40:46

As we strive to bridge the partisan divide on climate change, researchers are finding that the views of Republicans and Democrats are not as far apart as we perceive. The problem is that people tend to listen almost exclusively to their tribal leaders. Leaf Van Boven and David Sherman elaborated on this phenomenon in a recent New York Times op-ed. Van Boven is a professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and Sherman is a professor of psychology and brain sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Their valuable insights on this month’s call can inform and improve our approach in generating the political will to enact climate solutions.

Sep 08, 2018
CCU: Climate Conversations With New Acquaintances
47:45

How do we find out what is important to other climate-concerned individuals to pinpoint where our shared interests overlap?

What does this look like in actual conversation?

Join CCL leaders Miranda Philips and Mark Vossler, in a webinar geared at identifying the barriers to effective communications, helping passionate climate advocates make room for other people and become more effective.

Listen as Miranda and Mark walk through three distinct scenarios demonstrating a framework involving identifying your partner within Yale's Six Americas and Dr. Katharine Hayhoe's recommendations to Bond, Connect, and Inspire for practical climate conversations.

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Sep 07, 2018
CCU: Carbon Pricing & The Clean Air Act (Audio)
42:58

Audio Only: Various current carbon tax proposals include provisions streamlining Clean Air Act regulations. Reasonably, this causes concern among climate advocates.

Join Dr. Ross Astoria, CCL Board Chair and Advanced Policy Camp Director, in a webinar that will cover the important history of the Clean Air Act and how Clean Air Act regulations might interact with federal carbon pricing.

This webinar will describe the history and regulatory architecture of the Clean Air Act, highlight where to find and begin to interpret EPA regulations governing greenhouse gases, and utilize a framework for evaluating the interaction of greenhouse gas regulations and carbon pricing legislation. 

To acces the video and slides, visit: https://community.citizensclimatelobby.org/learn/carbon-fee-and-dividend/carbon-pricing-clean-air-act/

 

Aug 31, 2018