Citizens’ Climate Lobby
CCL Training: Hosting A CCL House Party

CCL Training: Hosting A CCL House Party

December 6, 2019

Join CCL Leaders Bill Barron, Sarah Karush, and Julia Selker for a training that will walk you through how local groups have hosted house parties, open homes, or climate action salons in their own homes to help generate engagement in their local communities for Citizens' Climate Lobby and the Energy Innovation Act.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Community Climate Party (VA) (4:40)
Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Action Party (UT) (13:53)
Climate Action Open House (DC) (25:00)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/house-party
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CCL Training: Columbia University’s Assessment of the Energy Innovation Act

CCL Training: Columbia University’s Assessment of the Energy Innovation Act

November 15, 2019

Join Dr. Noah Kaufman, Research Scholar at Columbia University, and Jerry Hinkle, CCL Research Coordinator, for a live webinar discussing the recently released Columbia University's "Assessment of the Energy Innovation Act." This study offers an up-to-date, independent assessment from a prestigious institution of the Energy Innovation Act’s impacts on emissions, air pollution, and Americans’ finances. It confirms that the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act is effective at reducing emissions and is good for people.

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Emissions Impacts (8:13) 
Energy Production & Prices Impacts (15:04)
Government Revenues (20:01)
Impacts Beyond The Assessment's Scope (24:29) 
​​​​​​​Comparison To Other Proposals (27:39)

Columbia Website: energypolicy.columbia.edu/research/report/assessment-energy-innovation-and-carbon-dividend-act
CCL Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/184
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CCL Training: Using Resources For the Future’s Carbon Pricing Calculator

CCL Training: Using Resources For the Future’s Carbon Pricing Calculator

October 18, 2019

Join Marc Hafstead, Fellow and Director of the Carbon Pricing Initiative at Resource For the Future, and CCL Research Coordinator Jerry Hinkle for a training that reviews the main findings from the recent carbon pricing economic and energy model used by Resources for the Future and their own calculator used to evaluate current carbon pricing bills in Congress including the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act.

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RFF and Calculator Background (2:30)
Using the Calculator (10:51)
Greenhouse Emission Reductions Comparisons (15:40)
Comparing Distribution of Impacts (21:15)
GDP Considerations (25:20)

RFF Carbon Pricing Calculator: https://www.rff.org/cpc
Training Page on Community: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/430
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CCL Training: How To Lead A Lobby Team

CCL Training: How To Lead A Lobby Team

October 11, 2019

Are you interested in learning more about what it takes and key details to remember when leading a lobby meeting with a member of Congress or staff? Join CCL Southeast Regional Director Don Addu for a training that reviews the role of a lobby team leader, how they assign team roles, coordinate practice times and how to handle other special situations.

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The Importance of Leads (3:37)
Advance Planning (7:53)
Meeting Suggestions (19:28)
Transition Examples (29:21)
Meeting Debrief, Minutes, and Climate Positions (38:08)
TBD, Delivery Only, and Constituent Call Meetings (46:39)

Presentation slides: http://cclusa.org/lobbylead
Training Page on Community: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/188
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CCL Training: Using the Personal Carbon Dividend Calculator

CCL Training: Using the Personal Carbon Dividend Calculator

October 5, 2019

Recent updates to the Personal Carbon Dividend Calculator help make it even an easier--to-use online tool to estimate the financial outcome of the policy for an individual household under the first-year carbon dioxide fee of $15 per metric ton. It's a way to take the abstract statistical findings of the Household Impact Study down to the personal level.

Join Rick Knight, CCE's Research Coordinator and Bryan Hermsen, CCL's IT Administrator and Applications Developer as they walk through the updates for this CCL-created powerful tool for all CCL volunteers.

Calculator Link:https://energyinnovationact.org/carbon-dividend-calculator/

This tool is a handy way to answer questions from friends, family, interested parties at a tabling event or presentation, or potential supporters who need a clearer idea of how carbon fee and dividend policies work. It can be used to create case studies for households in a particular Congressional District or town and can also be used to find out how certain lifestyle change will affect your bottom line under our policy.

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What is the Calculator? (2:20)
What's been updated? (5:39)
Where can I access it? (8:43)
Calculator Case Studies (10:42)
What about negative results & how do I use it? (19:14)

Presentation slides: http://cclusa.org/calculator-training
Training Page on Community: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/133
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CCL Training: Motivational Interviewing Basics

CCL Training: Motivational Interviewing Basics

September 28, 2019

Join Dr. Dave Christian, Utah State University Professional and Scientific Psychology Professor for a training that will show you how to use Motivational Interviewing to more effectively connect with your members of Congress, local leaders, or even members of your own CCL group.

“Motivational Interviewing” is a communication style that fosters collaboration and offers you as an advocate a package of skills to collaborate with anyone, especially “difficult people.” As a well-regarded professional approach Motivational Interviewing has thirty years of research across many fields and more than 1,000 studies demonstrating its effectiveness.

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What Is Motivational Interviewing? (2:03)
The Spirit of Motivational Interviewing (PACE) (8:58)
Core Skills: OARS (23:04)
Live Role-Play Demonstration (31:17)
Next Steps (43:25)

Presentation slides: http://cclusa.org/motivational-interviewing
Training Page on Community: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/123
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CCL Training: Planning Your Meeting with Congress

CCL Training: Planning Your Meeting with Congress

September 20, 2019

Lobbying can be both exciting and intimidating. Being prepared is one way to reduce anxiety.

Join CCL Director of Field Development Elli Sparks for a training that will walk you through CCL's step-by-step process for preparing for your meetings in Washington, D.C. with Congress and/or their staff, including research tips, available CCL tools, lobby meeting roles, the value of practice, and the power of listening.

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Resources For Preparing To Lobby (5:59)
Roles in Your Meeting (19:16)
Supporting Asks (24:06)
The Importance of Practice (38:43)
Sample Practice Meeting (43:21)

Presentation slides: http://cclusa.org/planning-your-meeting
Training Page on Community: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/185
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CCL Training: Media for CCL: Resources & Roles

CCL Training: Media for CCL: Resources & Roles

September 13, 2019

Join CCL Communications Coordinator Flannery Winchester for a training that walks through the various media resources CCL's staff offers. We'll cover Letter to the Editor opportunities, op-eds, editorial packets, and press releases: not just what they are, but where you can find them on CCL Community and how you can use each of them in your local media market. Flannery will also highlight the important role of Media Manager for CCL chapters and how you can sign up to find out more.

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LTE Opportunities (5:09)
Op-Ed Opportunities (8:50)
Editorial Media Packets (11:54)
Press Releases (16:28)
Media Manager Role (20:33)

Tonight’s slides: http://cclusa.org/media-resources

CCL Resource: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/372

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CCL Training: Extreme Heat & Local Climate Impacts Resources

CCL Training: Extreme Heat & Local Climate Impacts Resources

September 7, 2019

Join Dr. Kristina Dahl, co-author of the Union of Concerned Scientist's recent report "Killer Heat in the United States: Climate Choices and the Future of Dangerously Hot Days."

Dr. Dahl will review the main findings of the report, the importance of communicating local impacts from climate change, as well as how to use the Union of Concerned Scientists' new tool where you can see an estimated number of extreme heat days for cities and counties in the US in your own local outreach and meetings. We'll also review where you can find the rest of CCL's Local Impacts Resources on CCL Community.

Extreme Heat Report & Tool: https://ucsusa.org/killer-heat

Background on the Analysis (3:14)
About the Heat Index & Scenarios (6:39)
Mid- and Late-Century Projections (7:50)
Takeaways & Tool (12:43)
Questions (15:26)
Finding Local Impacts Resources on CCL Community (18:30)

Tonight’s slides: http://cclusa.org/extreme-heat

CCL Resource: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/424

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CCL Training: Guide to Communicating Carbon Pricing Training

CCL Training: Guide to Communicating Carbon Pricing Training

August 30, 2019

Join George Marshall, Climate Outreach's Co-Founder & Director of Training and Consultancy (and former CCL Monthly Speaker) along with Tom Erb, Partner Relations Coordinator, Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition at The World Bank in a training that will help CCL volunteers improve our communications around carbon pricing policy based on the main findings and recommendations in the Guide to Communicating Carbon Pricing report (Partnership for Market Readiness & Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, 2018).

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Background & Key Findings (2:53)
Improving The Standard Narrative (16:41)
Challenges To Communicating (27:47)
Energy Innovation Act Applications (33:58)
Ground Rules for Effective Conversations (42:13)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/communicating-carbon-pricing

CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/423

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