Citizens’ Climate Lobby
Nov 2019 Call with Andy Hoffman

Nov 2019 Call with Andy Hoffman

November 9, 2019

Solving climate change — and saving civilization as we know it — will require a major systemic shift in our culture. Andrew Hoffman maintains that we are in a societal moment akin to a new era of enlightenment. He joins us to talk about the system-level changes to our thinking needed in the anthropocene and the role of business in the great rethinking of our economy. Hoffman is the Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan. He has published 16 books, including:

Helpful Links:

CCL November Action Sheet: https://cclusa.org/actionsheet

The Next Phase of Business Sustainability

How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate

Climate Change and Our Emerging Cultural Shift

October 2019 Meeting featuring Kiera O’Brien

October 2019 Meeting featuring Kiera O’Brien

October 12, 2019

There’s been a shift among Republicans in Congress on climate change, due in no small part to polling that shows younger GOP voters are as concerned about climate change as their progressive counterparts. As vice president of Students for Carbon Dividends, Keira O’Brien is working to harness that passion among young conservatives to generate political will for carbon dividends legislation, which places a fee on carbon and gives revenue to households (sound familiar?). Kiera, who is President Emeritus of the Harvard Republican Club, recently testified at a congressional hearing alongside Republican pollster Frank Luntz. Over the summer, she spoke about carbon dividends at the Teen Vogue Summit: “There are many climate-oriented groups rallying around the problem, but Students for Carbon Dividends is rallying around the solution.”

Helpful Links:
IMF's Support For a $75/ton Carbon Tax: https://blogs.imf.org/2019/10/10/fiscal-policies-to-curb-climate-change/
Students For Carbon Dividends: https://www.s4cd.org/
Economists' Statement: https://www.clcouncil.org/economists-statement/
CCL Monthly Action Sheet: http://cclusa.org/actionsheet

Sept 2019 Meeting w/ Dr. Jonathan Haidt

Sept 2019 Meeting w/ Dr. Jonathan Haidt

September 14, 2019

How did American politics get to be so dysfunctional? It has a lot to do with psychology, and our guest this month, Jonathan Haidt, will help us wrap our heads around this phenomenon. A Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University Stern School of Business, he is the author of The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion. Haidt’s book explains the origins of the human moral sense and how variations in moral intuitions can help explain the polarization and dysfunction of American politics.

Helpful Links:
Monthly Action Sheet: http://cclusa.org/actionsheet
https://www.openmindplatform.org
https://righteousmind.com/about-the-book/discussions-of-the-book/
CCL Youth Outreach: youth@citizensclimate.org
Find out more at https://www.citizensclimatelobby.org

August 2019 CCL Meeting with Sam Daley Harris

August 2019 CCL Meeting with Sam Daley Harris

August 10, 2019

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.

 

Helpful Links:
Civic Courage: https://civiccourage.org/
Monthly Action Sheet: http://cclusa.org/actionsheet
Carbon Pricing Bills in Congress: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/220
Follow Citizens' Climate Lobby on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CitizensClimateLobby
Twitter: https://twitter.com/citizensclimate
https://citizensclimatelobby.org

July 2019 Meeting with Drew Jones

July 2019 Meeting with Drew Jones

July 13, 2019

Drew Jones, is Co-Founder and Co-Director of Climate Interactive, a think tank that provides modeling for climate policies and tools, giving policy-makers a realistic view of what's needed to contain global warming below 2 degrees Celsius. Drew will share details of Climate Interactive's new climate policy simulator En-ROADS, a fast, powerful tool for understanding how we can achieve our climate goals through changes in energy, land use, consumption, agriculture, and other policies.

Helpful Links:
To sign up for En-ROADS updates and the tool: http://en-roads.org
Monthly Action Sheet: http://cclusa.org/actionsheet
For the video shown at the end, visit: https://youtu.be/bd8SjXTMgco

May 2019 Meeting with Carlos Curbelo

May 2019 Meeting with Carlos Curbelo

May 11, 2019

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.

Helpful Links:
Monthly Action Sheet: http://cclusa.org/actionsheet
Alex Honnold Expresses Support for HR 763: https://community.citizensclimate.org/bulletin/2101/26
Cincinnati & Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Endorses HR 763: https://energyinnovationact.org/supporters-overview/

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.

Helpful Links:
Monthly Action Sheet: http://cclusa.org/actionsheet
Chicago Endorses Carbon Fee and Dividend: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/chicago-volunteers-bring-ccl-values-to-life/
Silicon Valley Group Supports HR 763: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/silicon-valley-gets-in-the-game-for-carbon-pricing-and-h-r-763/
Interfaith Power & Light: https://www.interfaithpowerandlight.org/

March 2019 Monthly Meeting with Anne Kelly of Ceres

March 2019 Monthly Meeting with Anne Kelly of Ceres

March 9, 2019

Enrolling support from the business community is essential to getting effective climate policies enacted by Congress. Anne Kelly, Senior Director of Policy and the Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP) Network at Ceres, joined our March national call to talk about making the business case for acting on climate change. Anne is an environmental lawyer with twenty-five years of combined experience in the private and public sectors.

CCL Monthly Action Sheet: https://cclusa.org/actionsheet
CCL Monthly Donor Program: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/donate/
In-District Meeting Asks: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/237
South Florida Supports HR 763: https://energyinnovationact.org/supporters-overview/

Feb 2019 National Call with Dr. Natasha DeJarnett

Feb 2019 National Call with Dr. Natasha DeJarnett

February 11, 2019

Dr. Natasha DeJarnett is a research coordinator at the National Environmental Health Association. Her specialty areas include climate change and environmental exposures. Dr. DeJarnett received her PhD in Public Health from the University of Louisville in 2013. As a postdoc at the University, she was awarded a fellowship by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to investigate cardiovascular risks of air pollution exposures. She also serves on the board of Citizens’ Climate Education.

Helpful Links:
CCL June National Conference: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/2019-conference/
National Environmental Health Association: https://www.neha.org/
Call Congress Toolkit: https://community.citizensclimate.org/tools/call-congress-about-the-energy-innovation-and-carbon-dividend-act#/54/
National Ski Area Association and Protect Our Winters Endorse HR 763: https://docs.google.com/document/d/131eS01ozYgXh2l2zL83TFbfxWzw-y5-JXBwf-1r8QcM/edit

 

Jan 2019 Monthly Meeting with Amanda Ripley (Audio)

Jan 2019 Monthly Meeting with Amanda Ripley (Audio)

January 12, 2019

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

Helpful Links:
You can download this month's CCL Action Sheet at http://www.cclusa.org/actionsheet
CCL’s Bill: Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/energy-innovation-and-carbon-dividend-act/
EnergyInnovationAct.Org
Learn More About the Energy Innovation Act on CCL Community: https://community.citizensclimate.org/topics/energy-innovation-act
AmandaRipley.Com
Solutions Journalism Network: https://www.solutionsjournalism.org/