CCL Agriculture Action Team Webinar: Corn: The Convergence of Carbon, Climate & Soil Health (Audio)

February 14, 2018

 

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

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

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

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CCL February Meeting with Celia Paris

February 10, 2018

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

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Citizens’ Climate University: When Others Drop the Ball- Responding in a Supportive Manner that Inspires Action (Audio)

February 8, 2018

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

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

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

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Citizens’ Climate University: When Others Drop the Ball- Responding in a Supportive Manner that Inspires Action

February 8, 2018

 

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

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

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

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Citizens’ Climate University: 2018 Updates From Around the World

February 6, 2018

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

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Citizens’ Climate University: 2018 Updates From Around the World (Audio)

February 6, 2018

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

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

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How to schedule a lobby meeting

February 1, 2018

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

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CCL Agriculture Action Team Webinar: Capturing Carbon with Grazing Management (Audio)

January 31, 2018

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

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

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Citizens’ Climate University: Extended Q&A Discussion with Dr. Marx (Audio)

January 27, 2018

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

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

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

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CCL Agriculture Action Team Webinar: The Politics of Agriculture and Climate Change

January 25, 2018

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

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

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