Rank #1: CCU: Cultural Dynamics - Reaching out to Diverse Communities (Audio)
Have you wanted to help your CCL chapter engage with and learn more about the diversity of communities in your own town?
Join Karina Ramirez, CCL’s Diversity Coordinator, in a webinar geared at helping your group with strategies and tools to expand your chapter’s diversity footprint and represent a more complete array of your local community’s constituency.
The webinar highlights steps to take in building these connections and considerations to understand communication recommendations to help build relationships of trust and mutual investment.
For a link to the slides and full training visit: https://community.citizensclimatelobby.org/learn/group-leaders/reaching-out-to-diverse-communities/
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Rank #2: Dr. Katharine Hayhoe's Opening Plenary - #CCL2019 Conference
Dr. Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist whose research focuses on understanding what climate change means for people and the places where we live. She is a professor at Texas Tech University, she hosts the PBS digital series Global Weirding, and she has been named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People and Fortune’s 50 World’s Greatest Leaders.
Rank #3: CCL Training: Carbon Dividend Distribution
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-distributionThis training on CCL Community: https://community.citizensclimate.org...Follow us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/citizensclimatelobbyTwitter: http://twitter.com/citizensclimate/
Rank #4: CCL June 2019 Meeting with Shi Ling Hsu
Dr. Shi-Ling Hsu is the John W. Larson professor and Associate Dean for Environmental Programs at the Florida State University College of Law. He is the author of The Case for a Carbon Tax: Getting Past our Hang-ups to Effective Climate Policy, which remains the most comprehensive general treatment and argument for carbon taxation. He teaches and writes in the areas of environmental and natural resource law, climate change, law and economics, and property. Professor Hsu holds an M.S. in ecology and a Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics and was an EPA Star Fellow from 1996-98.
Rank #5: Core Volunteer Training: Diving Deep Into Carbon Fee & Dividend
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.
Rank #6: CCL Training: Getting New Volunteers Engaged
In this training, learn from CCL leaders Miranda Phillips and Jean Ritok about suggestions for engaging new volunteers coming back for more, including how to welcome your new volunteers and successfully onboard them into your group, how to delegate and keep people constantly involved.
Skip ahead to the following section(s):Welcoming New Volunteers (3:09)Three Phases on Onboarding (8:44)The Power of Asking For Help (31:59)Smaller Chapter Considerations (35:27)Setting Up Your Group On Community (37:42)
Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/new-volunteers-engagedCCL Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/298Follow us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/citizensclimatelobbyTwitter: http://twitter.com/citizensclimate/
Rank #7: CCL Training: Understanding Congress Basics
Join Taylor Krause, CCL's National Outreach & Partnership Coordinator, and Sara Wanous, CCL's Membership Coordinator for a training focuses on the details of Congress, the policymaking process, and what life is like for members of Congress and their staffers.
This webinar is also a part of CCL's Core Volunteer Training, a series specifically created to support you in becoming more active with CCL and answering any questions you might have across a wide range of topics.
Skip ahead to the following section(s):Committees & Chambers (3:27)How A Bill Becomes Law (11:42)What's Law Like In Congress? (20:35)Citizen Advocacy Resources (34:10)
Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/cvt-congressTraining on CCL Community: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/61Follow us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/citizensclimatelobbyFollow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/citizensclimate/
Rank #8: CCU: Taking Action Locally On the Energy Innovation Act
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
Rank #9: August 2019 CCL Meeting with Sam Daley Harris
Just how powerful and influential is grassroots advocacy? Our guest this month, Sam Daley-Harris, will share examples of organized citizen lobbying that had a major impact on national policies and priorities. Sam is the founder and CEO of Civic Courage, a non-profit that coaches organizations to improve the effectiveness of their advocacy work. In 1980, he founded RESULTS, an organization working to end hunger and poverty, which later became the model for Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Sam is also the author of Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break Between People and Government.
Follow Citizens' Climate Lobby on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CitizensClimateLobbyTwitter: https://twitter.com/citizensclimatehttps:/citizensclimatelobby.org
Rank #10: CCL Local Actions To Take On The Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act
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 & 20195:33 - Madeleine highlights actions with Congress and Lobbying11:26 - Madeleine highlights actions with generating media16:20 - Todd highlights grasstops engagement and endorsing actions30:27 - Don reviews grassroots outreach plans and opportunities36:48 - Don reviews chapter organizing plans40:39 - Madeleine role models communicating with others that might respond with criticism48:40 - 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.
Rank #11: Jan 2019 Monthly Meeting with Amanda Ripley (Audio)
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
Rank #12: CC Radio Ep 30 What Does the Bible Say About Climate Change
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
- Stopping Climate Change is Part of Following Jesus by Kyle Meyaard-Schaap (Relevant Magazine)
YECA resource list of books for Christians interested in learning more about climate change and creation care.
Evangelical Climate Initiative Operation Noah, a Christian charity working with the church to inspire action on climate change
The Christian Climate Professor Bridging the Gap Between Faith and Science. (Quartz)
Citizens Climate Lobby Faith Outreach
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Rank #13: CCL: The Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act Reintroduced
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
Rank #14: CCR Ep 34 Extinction Rebellion and Students Demanding Climate Action
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.
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).
- Extinction Rebellion on Twitter @ExtinctionR Erica Chenoweth, author of Civil Action and the Dynamics of Violence, inspiration to Extinction Rebellion
Gandhi's Civil DisobedienceEnvironmental Organizations Outreach Training Addiction as a Metaphor for Climate Change: An Interview with Charles Eisenstein(The Fix)
You can hear Citizens’ Climate Radio on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher Radio, SoundCloud, Podbean, Northern Spirit Radio, Google Play, PlayerFM, and TuneIn Radio. Also, feel free to connect with other listeners, suggest program ideas, and respond to programs in the Citizens’ Climate Radio Facebook group or on Twitter at @CitizensCRadio.
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(Photo from the Extinction Rebellion newsletter #16.)
Rank #15: Core Volunteer Training: Climate Change Science
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
Rank #16: CCU: The Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act Legislative Details
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/
Rank #17: CCU: Using Yale’s Climate Opinion 3.0 Maps To Influence Your Decision Maker
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
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Rank #18: May 2019 Meeting with Carlos Curbelo
Before leaving Congress, Carlos Curbelo did more than any Republican to tone down the divisive rhetoric on climate change and start a movement to turn it into a bipartisan issue. Along with Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), he led the formation and growth of the Climate Solutions Caucus, which had 45 Republicans and 45 Democrats at the end of the previous Congress. In January, he joined the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and he also joined the advisory board of the Millennial Action Project, a nonprofit focused on getting younger lawmakers to work across the aisle and to bring civility to the governing process. He joins this month’s call to talk about building the momentum for a bipartisan approach to solving climate change.
Rank #19: CCR Ep 39 Envisioning and Communicating Climate Success
In this episode Hannah and Blair share the techniques they have been using, including a “values-first” approach. Through NNOCCI’s research, they identified two motivating values that prove highly effective in opening up conversations with members of the public. The first value is Protection—we feel a strong need to protect the people and places we love. And the second is Responsible Management. We value solving problems earlier before they become too big.
In addition, NNOCCI advises climate communicators to to speak less about the mechanisms leading to climate change and its effects. Instead they encourage us to focus our conversations on solutions. Hannah and Blair share how to lead the conversation to a place of hopeful engagement. Providing achievable, large scale solutions coupled with a clear vision of the benefits these solutions will have on our communities and familes is an extremely powerful combination. It will motivate people to believe, dream, and act.
Blair Bazdarich has spent the past 20 years becoming an expert in science communication, but she didn't realize that's what she was doing until recently. Through volunteering, performing, shoveling poop, learning new languages, teaching, painting, and advocating for endangered species, she has found her niche in the science community. In her current position as Education & Engagement Manager at the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens, she runs the ZooMobile program, which brings animals to schools throughout the Bay Area, and several teen volunteer programs, where she mentors high school students in conservation and education. Blair is also an active member of the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI), and serves in the Governing Council, working to unify the national narrative and action plan on climate change. In her spare time, she is the resident "Zoologist" on the podcast This Week in Science, or TWIS.
Hannah Pickard is Program Manager for the NNOCCI and is responsible for network management and operations. Hannah has led NNOCCI’s efforts on curriculum development, facilitator training, and alumni support since 2010. She has a background in education program development, implementation and evaluation for families, schools, and community groups. She holds a B.A. in studio art and Italian from Connecticut College and an Executive Certificate in Social Impact Strategy from the University of Pennsylvania. She also has training in evaluation from Lesley University and in conservation psychology from Antioch University.
Hear these conversations to gain value lessons from leaders in the field of climate communication.
The Art House
Sometimes we cannot easily imagine the impacts legislation and policy can make. Andrews Smalls from City Lab wrote the article, What American Cities Looked like Before the Environmental Protection Agency Was Created. "Since 1970, the agency has reduced the six most common air pollutants by more than 50 percent, reduced air toxins from large industrial sources by almost 70 percent, and eliminated the use of ozone-depleting chemicals. And this progress was accomplished even as the country’s GDP tripled, energy consumption increased by 50 percent, and vehicle use nearly doubled."
Of course we have still have work to do. We need to reduce localized pollution and heat-trapping greenhouse gases globally. So how do we build the political will so that the public clamors for legislation and policy that will change how we get and use energy? We need to communicate to the public what success looks like. Envisioning success in our climate work though requires imagination.
To help us with this task Sean Dague, the group leader for the Mid-Hudson South chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby, leads us through a powerful exercise. He asks us, What does a decarbonized world look like? What does it smell like? What does it sound like?
Once you hear Sean’s vision of a successful future, we invite you to continue the exercise. Try some creative writing. Write a short story or a letter from the future about what you see, smell, and hear. Maybe create visual art, a drawing or painting. If you can’t draw or paint, get images from magazines and on-line then create a collage. Write a song, create a map, choreograph a dance. Use art to capture a vision of a decarbonized world. Even if you do not see yourself as an artsy person, just try it.
Towards the end of his life, writer Kurt Vonnegut would say, "Everyone should practice art because art enlarges the soul."
PLEASE feel free to share your art with our host, Peterson Toscano, and let him know if I can share it with listeners, on the podcast, Facebook, and Twitter.
If you have art from this exercise to share or if you have idea for the Art House, feel free to contact Peterson at email@example.com.Puzzler
Joining us to answer last month’s question about climate adaptation is Doug Parsons, the host of the America Adapts podcast.
New Puzzler Question
You just spoke to a group of middle school students about your climate change work. During the Q&A a student named Victor says, “I am freaking out because of all the bad stuff I am seeing and it seems like it is just getting worse and worse. I really do not see the point of even trying anymore. I think we are too far gone. What difference does this make?”
Lots of people young and old feel the same way. So how do you respond to Victor? How can you validate his fears while also giving him reasons to hope and pursue solutions.
Send us your answers. Leave your name, contact info, and where you are from.
Get back to Peterson by September, 15, 2019 Email: radio @ citizensclimate.org or leave a voicemail of 3 minutes or less: 518.595.9414. (+1 if calling from outside the USA.)Dig Deeper
- Climate Interpreter, Do you work or volunteer with an aquarium, zoo, national park, national marine sanctuary, or other informal science education center that is addressing climate change? Connect and share with a national community of colleagues and peers.
NNOCCI’s Research Reports, Frameworks Institute
What Does Success Look Like? Reports from the Future from Climate Stew
Role of Values in climate change community engagement, NewsDay
America Adapts podcast episode 95 Summer Sizzle featuring Citizens Climate Radio
Citizens Climate Radio Ep 12: Values that drive CCL’s work
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Rank #20: CCU: Exploring Carbon Fees & Clean Air Act Regulations
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
Additional Q&A available: https://youtu.be/v-hfah9OYJo