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CCL Training: Carbon Dividend Distribution

CCL Training: Carbon Dividend Distribution

April 19, 2019

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

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

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

Webinar slides: http://cclusa.org/dividend-distribution
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April 2019 Meeting with Rev. Susan Hendershot

April 2019 Meeting with Rev. Susan Hendershot

April 13, 2019

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.

Dialing Congress Campaigns Overview- CCL Training

Dialing Congress Campaigns Overview- CCL Training

April 12, 2019

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
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CCL Training: CCL International Updates Around the World

CCL Training: CCL International Updates Around the World

April 5, 2019

Are you curious about what CCL chapters in Africa and Europe are doing? Wondering how CCL is represented at some of the global talks? Join ​Cathy Orlando, CCL’s International Outreach Manager for a CCL training to answer those questions!

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

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

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

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

April 5, 2019

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
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CCL Core Volunteer Training: Communicating With Progressives

CCL Core Volunteer Training: Communicating With Progressives

April 5, 2019

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

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

Training slides: http://cclusa.org/progressive-outreach-bill
Training webpage: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/122
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CCL’s Core Volunteer Training: Celebrating Storytelling

CCL’s Core Volunteer Training: Celebrating Storytelling

April 5, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

CCL Training: Recent Research on Local Climate Change Impacts

April 5, 2019

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

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

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

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

CCR Ep 34 Extinction Rebellion and Students Demanding Climate Action

March 23, 2019

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).
 

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(Photo from the Extinction Rebellion newsletter #16.)

Core Volunteer Training: Climate Change Science

Core Volunteer Training: Climate Change Science

March 17, 2019

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

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