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Pastor Franklin Ruff | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | April 21 Monthly Meeting

Pastor Franklin Ruff | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | April 21 Monthly Meeting

April 10, 2021

At a time when distrust and animosity between our political parties appear to be at an all-time high, we need to take a step back and find ways to work together so we can solve the big problems facing our nation. We hear this month from Rev. Franklin Ruff, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Stillwell, Kansas, and past president of American Baptist Churches of the Central Region. He is also the Red Co-Chair of the Braver Angels Kansas City Alliance. Rev. Ruff is a conservative who says, “One of the things we can do to make [our country] better is look and see the humanity of others and to be humble.” He’ll talk about how to bridge differences and listen to each other to find common ground.

CCL Training: Understanding Clean Electricity Standards

CCL Training: Understanding Clean Electricity Standards

April 9, 2021

Join CCL's Strategy Director Tony Sirna for a training aimed at helping CCL volunteers understand Clean Electricity Standards. As Congress and climate advocates look at how to move forward on climate this year, you may have seen articles popping up that discuss a clean electricity standard. This training covers what a Clean Electricity Standard (CES) is, how it works, and how it compares to a carbon fee and dividend.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
(0:00) Background & Intro
(3:33) A Closer Look
(10:50) Alternative Compliance Payments
(14:30) Responding To Concerns
(23:49) Talking Points on Emissions, Policy Details & Costs
Additional Q&A (https://youtu.be/7EqdvRuuLY4)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/understanding-ces  
Understanding Clean Electricity Standards: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/484 

CCL Training: Outreach With Agricultural Communities

CCL Training: Outreach With Agricultural Communities

April 2, 2021

Outreach to the agriculture community can help cultivate allies and build support of the Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act among farmers with farms of all sizes, agribusiness and consumers. Tune in to this webinar to learn what leaders of CCL's Agriculture Action Team are up to and their recommendations in your own connection-building with your local agricultural community including helping to understand the Growing Climate Solutions Act.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
(0:00) Overview & Agenda
(2:16) Agriculture & Climate Change
(5:58) Reaching out to Farmers
(13:26) Growing Climate Solutions Act
(22:34) The Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/agriculture-outreach 
CCL Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/151 
CCL' s Agriculture Action Team: https://community.citizensclimate.org/groups/home/968 
BCL Agriculture Sector Team: https://www.businessclimateleaders.org/agriculture-sector 

CCL’s Reintroduction All Supporter Call: The 2021 Energy Innovation Act & Carbon Dividend Act

CCL’s Reintroduction All Supporter Call: The 2021 Energy Innovation Act & Carbon Dividend Act

April 1, 2021

The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2021 has been reintroduced into the House by Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL-22) and 28 original cosponsors. Join this training by Mark Reynolds, Citizens' Climate Lobby's Executive Director, Madeleine Para, CCL's President, Dr. Danny Richter, CCL's Vice President of Government Affairs, and Lesley Beatty CCL’s Director of Marketing for an overview of the new bill, it's legislative details, action steps, and messaging recommendations. 

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
(0:00) Overview
(3:01) Legislative Details
(14:29) Action Steps
(19:26) Messaging Recommendations

Helpful resources:

Use our Action Tools to write to your members of Congress: http://cclusa.org/write  

Send a postcard to President Biden about this policy: http://cclusa.org/postcard  

Write a letter to the editor about this bill: http://cclusa.org/lte  

Amplify the news on social media: http://cclusa.org/facebook  

Check out the current cosponsors of the bill here: http://energyinnovationact.org  

Learn more about how the bill works here: http://energyinnovationact.org/how-it-works/ 

The bill is a “carbon fee and dividend” approach to carbon pricing. You can learn more about that idea here: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/price-on-carbon/  

Check out Columbia University’s assessment of this legislation: https://www.energypolicy.columbia.edu/research/report/assessment-energy-innovation-and-carbon-dividend-act  

Noah Kaufman’s “Nature Climate Change” paper that Danny referenced: https://www.energypolicy.columbia.edu/research/article/near-term-net-zero-alternative-social-cost-carbon-setting-carbon-prices  

You can sign up for our text alerts here: http://cclusa.org/text  

You can join our Monthly Calling Campaign here: http://cclusa.org/mcc  

You can contribute to CCL by visiting http://cclusa.org/donate 

Tonight’s Reintroduction Presentation Slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1MpKiPwHlIg71PwfpQ-c53Z59Wf9RaquerGTMVVmXf8U  

Community page on the bill: https://community.citizensclimate.org/topics/energy-innovation-act 

Comparison between the new bill and the one from last Congress: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/486 

Q&A on the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/285 

CCR Ep 58 How to Keep Your Cool on a Warming Planet with Dr. Krista Hiser and Sarah Jaquette Ray

CCR Ep 58 How to Keep Your Cool on a Warming Planet with Dr. Krista Hiser and Sarah Jaquette Ray

March 26, 2021

If you are feeling up,  down or somewhere in between, hopefully by the time you finish this episode you will feel encouraged in the great work you are doing. 

Dr. Krista Hiser is teaches  at Kapiʻolani Community College and is currently serving as the Director of the Center for Sustainability Across the Curriculum in Hawaii. Her research uses focus groups, interviews, and reflective writing to learn more about student and faculty perspectives on climate change and sustainability. To share the findings she and her colleague Matthew K. Lynch co-wrote the paper, Worry and Hope: What College Students Know, Think, Feel, and Do about Climate Change. It appears in the Journal for Community Engagement and Scholarship. 

This study is being replicated at universities in the USA and reveals how students are feeling about climate change and where they are learning about it. With this data, Kr. Hiser leads workshops to help faculty expand their teaching strategies in order to help students manage complex emotions related to our climate predicament. 

Dr. Hiser has published on community engagement, service-learning, organizational change, post-apocalyptic and cli-fi literature. She is also the author of Field Notes: Teaching Climate Change in Higher Education, a blog available through Medium.com

The Art House

Sarah Jaquette Ray is a professor of environmental studies, a writer, and a mom. She doesn’t necessarily see herself as an artist. In taking on climate change though, she recognizes the essential role of the arts. On Earth Day 2020, in the midst of an urgent Coronavirus pandemic, she published a book that is helping people navigate their strong feelings about climate change.  

A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety: How to Keep Your Cool on a Warming Planet, provides practical insights and proven techniques for keeping focused on pursuing solutions for a complicated and challenging topic. With warmth, humor, and expertise, Sarah Jaquette Ray will help you better know how to stay engaged without becoming overwhelmed. 

Host Peterson Toscano says, “Reading Sarah’s book, I saw how the concepts she covers are not just helpful for students in high school and college. They also are questions and issues artists who are engaged in climate work consider all time. For storytellers, Sarah suggests we adjust the lens of how we look at climate stories. Telling the stories that will have the most impact takes real work.”

You can hear standalone versions of The Art House at Artists and Climate Change

Good News Report

Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz from Yale Climate Connections shares some good news in addressing a long history of injustice. He chats with Cate Mingoya of Groundwork USA, a network of environmental justice organizations. In order to fight inequality in their neighborhoods, some city residents are using maps to reveal what they have known for a long time. They show how racist housing policies of the past have left residents more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change today.

 

Mingoya says the maps show how the impacts of redlining persist, and provide an important tool for local residents, “to sit down with their local government, with elected officials, with leaders in their community and say, ‘You need to explain why this is still the case and you need to explain what you’re going to do to make things look a little bit different.’”

If you have good news to share, leave a voice mail at 518.595.9414. (+1 if calling from outside the USA.) 

Dig Deeper     

We always welcome your thoughts, questions, suggestions, and recommendations for the show. Leave a voice mail at 518.595.9414. (+1 if calling from outside the USA.) You can email your answers to radio @ citizensclimate.org  

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Big Tent Climate Talks - Climate Leadership Council

Big Tent Climate Talks - Climate Leadership Council

March 25, 2021

Join us for Big Tent Climate Talks, a new, engaging, monthly conversation that spotlights leaders in the climate community outside of CCL doing important work in building coalitions around effective climate solutions. At CCL, we know solving climate change requires a variety of policies and perspectives. That's why we do this work under a big tent that includes folks from the right, the left, and every spot in between. In our Big Tent Climate Talks, we'll talk to a wide variety of climate leaders outside of CCL to learn more about how we can all work better together. Our March event will feature a conversation with Sara Wanous, CCL’s Research Coordinator and Shayla Ragimov, Research Manager with the Climate Leadership Council.

More information:

Citizens' Climate Lobby: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/ 

Climate Leadership Council: https://clcouncil.org/ 

Register For Next Month: https://cclusa.org/bigtent  (fourth Thursday of every month at 3:00 pm ET )

CCL Training: Working with Environmental Justice Communities

CCL Training: Working with Environmental Justice Communities

March 19, 2021

Environmental Justice means focusing attention on the concerns of community members who are suffering because local pollution exceeds the norms in other communities that may be whiter or wealthier. When CCLers want to build relationships with EJ organizers, it's critical to understand past and present injustices, move at the speed of trust, and bring humility and respect to the conversation. Join Climate & Environmental Justice Action Team Leaders Debbie Chang and Lisa Danz for a session that gives background on the Environmental Justice movement and provide strategies for building relationships.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
(0:00) Introduction & Agenda
(3:59) Environmental Racism
(5:56) Jemez Principles
(13:45) Making the Connection Outreach Deck
(26:32) Local Chapter Example: CCL NY Rochester
(34:07) Next Steps & Actions

CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/153 
Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/working-with-ej-communities 
Making the Connection: https://cclej.cclsve.org/making-the-connection-slide-deck 

Dr. Jennifer Burney | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | March 2021 Monthly Meeting

Dr. Jennifer Burney | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | March 2021 Monthly Meeting

March 13, 2021

We often say, "Listen to the scientists and create policies based on the science." This month we hear from Jennifer Burney, Associate Professor, Marshall Saunders Chancellor’s Endowed Chair of Climate Policy and Research at the School of Global Policy and Strategy, University of California, San Diego. Her research focuses on simultaneously achieving global food security and mitigating climate change. She designs, implements, and evaluates technologies for poverty alleviation and agricultural adaptation.

Skip ahead to the following sections:
(0:00​) Introductions
(2:42​) Dr. Burney's Presentation
(22:46​) Questions From Attendees
(29:45) Tribute to Sec. Shultz
(​35:25) March's Monthly Actions
(39:51​) Fundraiser Video

Helpful Links: 
Dr. Jennifer Burney's Research Page: https://gps.ucsd.edu/faculty-directory/jennifer-burney.html 
Dr. Burney's Presentation Slides: https://community.citizensclimate.org/content/contents/training/CCL-Monthly-Meeting-March-2021-Slides.pdf 

March Fundraiser: https://cclusa.org/donate-to-ccl 
March Monthly Action Sheet: https://cclusa.org/actionsheet​ 
Primary Ask (Leave-Behind): https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/237 
March Lobby Days Training on Primary and Supporting Asks:  https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/185 
CCL's March Pre-Call Video: https://vimeo.com/522668129 

CCL Training: How To Publish Climate Focused Opinion-Editorials (Op-Eds)

CCL Training: How To Publish Climate Focused Opinion-Editorials (Op-Eds)

March 12, 2021

Are you curious about how to improve your writing skills for climate-focused opinion-editorials? Join ​Steve Valk, CCL’s Communications Coordinator for a CCL training that answers those questions, covering the process for writing a new op-ed, how to successfully submit it, as well as the editorial process. 

 

Skip ahead to the following section(s):

(0:00) Introduction & Agenda

(2:40) The Writing Process

(15:12) Submitting Your Op-Ed

(18:05) Sharing Your Success

(23:19) Op-Ed Ideas & Examples

 

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/ccu-op-eds

CCL CommunityTraining Page:

https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/113

Op-Ed Templates: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/431 

 

CCL Training: March Lobby Days w/ Dr. Danny Richter on Primary and Supporting Asks

CCL Training: March Lobby Days w/ Dr. Danny Richter on Primary and Supporting Asks

March 4, 2021

As your team prepares for your March Lobby Days, join us for a training with CCL's Vice President of Government Affairs, Dr. Danny Richter, who will review the details of CCL's primary ask and provide updates regarding our legislative strategy.

Skip Ahead To The Following Section(s):
(0:00) Introduction & Agenda
(2:42) Congressional Context
(11:19) Primary Asks
(26:31) Supporting Asks
(33:27) Closing Thoughts
Q&A Discussion (separate link: https://youtu.be/OAh7x8qtSmc)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/march-primary-asks 
Training Page on CCL Community: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/185 
Primary Asks: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/237 
Supporting Asks:  https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/240 

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