Citizens' Climate Lobby

By Citizens\' Climate Lobby

Listen to a podcast, please open Podcast Republic app. Available on Google Play Store.


Category: Non-Profit

Open in iTunes


Open RSS feed


Open Website


Rate for this podcast

Subscribers: 12
Reviews: 0

Description

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

Episode Date
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
This training on CCL Community: https://community.citizensclimate.org...
Follow us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/citizensclimatelobby
Twitter: http://twitter.com/citizensclimate/

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
Follow us on FB: http://facebook.com/citizensclimatelobby
Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/citizensclimate/

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
Follow us on FB: http://facebook.com/citizensclimatelobby
Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/citizensclimate/

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
Follow us on FB: http://facebook.com/citizensclimatelobby
Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/citizensclimate/

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
Follow us on FB: http://facebook.com/citizensclimatelobby
Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/citizensclimate/

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
Follow us on FB: http://facebook.com/citizensclimatelobby
Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/citizensclimate/

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
Follow us on FB: facebook.com/citizensclimatelobby
Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/citizensclimate/

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.

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

 

(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

Facebook: http://facebook.com/citizensclimatelobby

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

 

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.

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

 

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.

CCL's website: https://citizensclimatelobby.org

Follow us on FB: https://www.facebook.com/CitizensClimateLobby

Twitter: http://twitter.com/citizensclimate

Youtube: www.cclusa.org/youtube

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.)

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.

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

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.

CCL's website: https://citizensclimatelobby.org

Follow us on FB: https://www.facebook.com/CitizensClimateLobby

Twitter: http://twitter.com/citizensclimate

Youtube: www.cclusa.org/youtube

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/

Our website: https://citizensclimatelobby.org

Follow us on FB: https://www.facebook.com/CitizensClimateLobby

Twitter: http://twitter.com/citizensclimate

Youtube: www.cclusa.org/youtube

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/

Our website: https://citizensclimatelobby.org

Follow us on FB: https://www.facebook.com/CitizensClimateLobby

Twitter: http://twitter.com/citizensclimate

Youtube: www.cclusa.org/youtube

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

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.

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

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/

Our website: https://citizensclimatelobby.org

Follow us on FB: https://www.facebook.com/CitizensClimateLobby

Twitter: http://twitter.com/citizensclimate

Youtube: www.cclusa.org/youtube

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/

Our website: https://citizensclimatelobby.org

Follow us on FB: https://www.facebook.com/CitizensClimateLobby

Twitter: http://twitter.com/citizensclimate

Youtube: www.cclusa.org/youtube

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.

Full video and slides on Community: https://community.citizensclimatelobby.org/learn/communications/how-to-have-better-conversations/

Follow us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWuCkmi8ySLMTZEpJC7jMsA

 

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
CC Radio Ep 27 Telling Better Climate Stories with Sara Peach and Hayride Casualties
30:00

Sara Peach, the senior editor at Yale Climate Connections has only 90 seconds to tell a compelling and inspiring climate change related story. She sits down with show host, Peterson Toscano, to discuss the kind of stories that move people closer to climate advocacy. Based on extensive research from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, Sara and her team have produced hundreds of short radio pieces. She brought two of these stories with her to share on this episode. Sara also talks about where she is finding hope these and what she does when she hears discouraging climate news.

Art House

Singer Song writer Dan Dewald produces music as Hayride Casualties. His album Fossil Fuel Kid is all about climate change. The songs explore how climate change affects us. They point to the complications of feeling complicit in contributing to the pollution.  In addition, they have songs that point to the fierce passionate response needed to address our growing fossil fuel problem.

Citizens Climate Radio Puzzler

Many listeners wrote in to say they want more puzzler questions. We have set up a new listener call line, so can share you answers with us. How about you take a stab at the puzzler.

New Puzzler question

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

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.

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

Aug 25, 2018
CCU: Rural Strategies for CCL Chapter Success
47:57

Did you know that three of out the top five most productive U.S. CCL chapters in 2018 are groups nestled within communities with populations smaller than than 1,000 people?

Tune in to learn how our rural-based chapters from Chatuge, Georgia to Birchwood, Wisconsin, from the high plains of northeast Arizona to the breadbasket of Nebraska are uniquely engaging their communities to be effective across all five levers of building political will.

Aug 24, 2018
CCU: Rural Strategies for CCL Chapter Success (Audio)
47:57

 

Audio Only: Did you know that three of out the top five most productive U.S. CCL chapters in 2018 are groups nestled within communities with populations smaller than than 1,000 people?

Tune in to learn how our rural-based chapters from Chatuge, Georgia to Birchwood, Wisconsin, from the high plains of northeast Arizona to the breadbasket of Nebraska are uniquely engaging their communities to be effective across all five levers of building political will

Aug 24, 2018
CCU: Managing Your Inbox & Email Productivity Tips
37:35

Emails getting the better of you?

Join us for a webinar focused on focused on keeping your inbox healthy to learn tools and tips from how CCL groups across the country approach keeping on top of their email communications without it letting take over their lives.

Brett Cease, CCL's Volunteer Education & Engagement Coordinator walks through advice from the field on how to rethink how you use email, create effective structures for organizing it, and how to best apply these examples to our CCL lives and communications.

Aug 17, 2018
CCU: Managing Your Inbox & Email Productivity Tips (Audio)
37:35

Audio Only: Emails getting the better of you?

Join us for a webinar focused on focused on keeping your inbox healthy to learn tools and tips from how CCL groups across the country approach keeping on top of their email communications without it letting take over their lives.

Brett Cease, CCL's Volunteer Education & Engagement Coordinator walks through advice from the field on how to rethink how you use email, create effective structures for organizing it, and how to best apply these examples to our CCL lives and communications.

Aug 17, 2018
Core Volunteer Training: Community Influencers & Our Action Teams
36:14

Join Todd Elvins with CCL's Endorsers Program Lead in highlighting successful examples of building support from local faith, business, and community leaders and elected officials in the support of leader's letters as well as how to navigate our Grasstops Engagement Tracker and Action Teams network.

Demonstrating to Congress that business and community leaders support our policy is critical. In the words of CCL's Senior Liaison Jay Butera, "Bringing in endorsers with me was a game changer in our relationship with Congressman Curbelo’s office, and played a big role in gaining his signature on the Republican Climate Resolution.”

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.

Aug 14, 2018
Core Volunteer Training: Improving Our Communications
34:07

Led by​ CCL Effective Communication Action Lead Dave Folland, this webinar draws upon the tools and techniques of motivational interviewing and walks through best practices in how to engage in reflective listening, open-ended questions, and the art of engaging in discussions that are effective collaborations. CCL's Volunteer Education Coordinator Brett Cease also highlights key takeaways from climate communications research groups like ecoAmerica, the IPCC, and Yale Project on Climate Communications in finding common ground along with helping walk through some communications exercises for small groups.

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.
 

Aug 14, 2018
Core Volunteer Training: Explaining the Science of Climate Change
24:52

Explaining the Science of Climate Change features Citizens' Climate Education board member and climate scientist Dr. Sandra Kirtland Turner.

The training features explanations by Dr. Kirtland Turner on the concepts behind climate change: CO2 traps heat, the concentration of CO2 is rising, and human contributions are driving this rise as well as discussing how to communicate the science behind climate change and where to find additional resources.

Aug 14, 2018
August 2018 Monthly Meeting with Aimee Sison (Audio)
47:41

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 10, 2018
Core Volunteer Training: Fundamentals of Congress
24:22

The Fundamentals of Congress training features Andres Jimenez, CCL's Senior Director of Government Affairs, walking through the details of the congressional policymaking process, how a bill becomes law, and research from the Congressional Management Foundation on life in Congress for both staff members and our representatives and senators.

Aug 09, 2018
Citizens' Climate University: The Power of Storytelling
57:51

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

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

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

2. It’s related to climate change.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2. It’s related to climate change.  

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Art House

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

Puzzler

Do you enjoy the Puzzler section of our show? We are considering replacing it with another segment, but we would love to hear from you before we do. Email Peterson radio @ citizensclimate.org

 

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 14, 2018
Core Volunteer Training: Engaging In Grassroots Outreach
37:43

This training is led by CCL’s Presenters Action Team Co-leader David Cain and CCL Regional Coordinator Susan Adams and addresses everything you ever wanted to know about grassroots outreach with CCL: tabling, scheduling, and giving presentations.

David and Susan trade-off with each other to highlight the bite-sized best practices in the art of preparing for both tabling and presentations and what to do once you get there.

Core Volunteer Training is created to engage and support newer volunteers in becoming more active and answering any questions across a wide range of topics.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Art House

Joining us in the Art House today is poet Tyree Daye. As an African-American man living in the  the US South, Tyree weaves together stories and voices from his family. He artistically expresses the collective trauma they have experienced and the deep insights passed down. Rivers, water, and flooding continually come up in his book of poetry called River Hymns. Tyree talks about his poetry and reads pieces from the book and new poetry. 

Puzzler

You are on a break with a co-worker, let's call him Murphy. You tell Murphy about a climate change conference you attended hoping to engage him in conversation. Murphy blurts out, "Seriously. I never pegged you as one of those save the whales and the polar bears kinda person. The way I see it, humans are the most adaptable beings on earth. Whatever is coming our way, we will be able to handle it. Sucks for other creatures, but humans will be just fine."

Murphy has put just you in a certain environmental box. It may or may not be a fit for you. But how can you respond to Murphy to help crack open the conversation?

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

Get back to him by July, 15, 2018. You can email your answers to radio @ citizensclimate.org or better yet leave a voicemail of 3 minutes or less at 570.483.8194. (+1 if calling from outside the USA.)

Dig Deeper

  • African-Americans faced 54% higher health burden from air pollution (particulate matter) compared to the overall population. Communities of color overall had a 28% higher health burden compared to the overall population (Mikati et al., 2018).
  • Communities of color have higher exposure rates to air pollution than their white, non-Hispanic counterparts. A study monitoring 12 air pollutants showed that whites had the lowest exposures, non-Hispanic blacks had higher exposures than whites to 13 of the 14 pollutants. Hispanics generally had the highest exposures (Bell & Ebisu, 2012). Some of the pollutants studied including particulate matter, nitrate, chlorine, nickel are connected to repertory illnesses, asthma, and cardiovascular issues.
  • From a 2010 CDC report, seven million American children have asthma, about one out of ten. One out of every six black child has asthma (CDC, 2010). The reported rate rose 50% between 2001 and 2010.
  • In 2000 and 2010, disparities in nitrogen dioxide concentrations were larger by race-ethnicity than by income. Black and Hispanic people experienced 37% higher exposures to NO2 than white people in 2010 (Clark et al., 2017). NO2 is linked to asthma symptoms, increased susceptibility to repertory problems and heart disease (EPA).
  • Most communities located next to, and directly affected by the operations of, corporate, industrial, or service facilities are low-income, communities of color, and other systemically oppressed groups. This placement exposes these groups of people to health, economic, and social hazards. Over 1 million African-Americans live in counties facing cancer risks above the EPA’s level of concern from toxins emitted by natural gas facilities. (Franklin, 2018)
  • The percentage of black people in fenceline zones is 75% greater than for the U.S. as a whole, while the percentage of Latino people is 60% greater than for the U.S. as a whole (Orum et al., 2014). Larger, more chemical-intensive facilities tend to be located in counties with larger black populations and counties with high levels of income inequality.
  • People of color are more likely to be exposed to environmental threats than are whites of the same social class. Race is a powerful predictor of many environmental hazards including the distribution of air pollution, location of municipal solid waste facilities, location of abandoned toxic waste sites, toxic fish consumption, and lead poisoning in children (Bullard, 1993).
  • People of color make up nearly half the population in fenceline zones (11.4 million), and are almost twice as likely as whites to live near dangerous chemical facilities. Children of color make up almost two-thirds of the 5.7 million children who live within one mile of a high-risk chemical facility in the United States. Facilities in communities of color have almost twice the rate of incidents compared to those in predominately white neighborhoods – one incident per six facilities compared to one incident per 11 facilities (Starbuck & White, 2016).

          (Special thanks to Dr. Natasha DeJarnett and Siena Fouse from the APHA for Dig Deeper content)

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.

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

All music is royalty free and purchased thorough PremiumBeat.com and AudioBlocks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Peterson Toscano
Speaker
Citizens' Climate Radio
Host

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

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

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

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

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

Jessica Langerman
Speaker
Climate X-Change, MA
Founder

Michael Green
Speaker
CABA/ClimateXChange
Executive Director

Camila Thorndike
Speaker
Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Carbon Pricing Coordinator

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adele Morris, PhD Brookings, Senior Fellow-Economic Studies

Dr. Natasha DeJarnett Policy Analyst, American Public Health Association

Trishna Gurung, Director of Communications Ocean Conservancy

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

Jun 21, 2018
CCL2018: Conference Kickoff
41:33

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

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

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

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

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

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

Speaker: David Christian, PhD, Psychologist

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

The session will begin with a one-hour review of the CFD policy framework as it has also been informed by the REMI, Dividend Delivery, and Household Impact studies. In the second hour, we'll form breakout teams to develop key questions on specific topic areas. The third hour will consist of an open forum to discuss questions developed by the breakout teams and from individual participants. The results will be consolidated into a report following the conference.

Speakers are: Rick Knight, Citizens' Climate Lobby/Citizens' Climate Education, Research Coordinator Allen Lerman, Former Department of Treasury Economist Danny Richter, PhD, Citizens' Climate Lobby, Legislative & Science Director

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

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

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

Jun 21, 2018
CCL's Informational Session
19:12

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

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

Jun 19, 2018
Core Volunteer Training: Communicating Across The Aisle
33:59

This training features Jim Tolbert, CCL Conservative Director and Stephanie Doyle, National Outreach and Partnership Coordinator.

Communication is critically important in engaging with conversations that advance support for solutions like Carbon Fee and Dividend that manage climate change risks.

As advocates for climate change policy, CCL volunteers may need to overcome preconceptions of who we are, how we operate, and what we’re about.

Jim and Stephanie will show how solutions-focused climate change communicators can convey their message more effectively to both conservative and progressive audiences.

 

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

Jun 14, 2018