March Monthly Meeting with Dr. Joan Blades (Video)

March 10, 2018

Joan Blades and her husband Wes Boyd co-founded the political action group in 1997. In 2006, she co-founded, dedicated to “bringing millions of people, who all share a common concern about the need to build a more family-friendly America, together as a non-partisan force.” Her latest project, Living Room Conversations, seeks to bridge the political divide in America by encouraging people with differing views to come together for respectful discussions. These conversations increase understanding, reveal common ground, and sometimes even allow us to discuss possible solutions.

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Jan 2018 Monthly Meeting with Dr. Sabine Marx, Earth Institute at Columbia University

January 13, 2018

How do we communicate effectively with policy makers about climate change? For answers on our January call, we turn to Sabine Marx with the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED). She’s the Director of Research at the National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP) at the Earth Institute, Columbia University and the co-author of “The Psychology of Climate Change Communication.” Dr. Marx joined CRED in 2005 after two years of post-doctoral work at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) at Columbia’s Earth Institute. She received her Ph.D. in medical history from Carnegie Mellon University and holds a Masters degree in Sociology and Pedagogy, with a minor in Psychology and Art Therapy from the University of Cologne, Germany.

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Dec 2017 Monthly Meeting w/Jose Aguto

December 9, 2017

José Aguto is Associate Director of Catholic Climate Covenant, where he raises up the call to care for creation and care for the poor. Prior to joining Catholic Climate Covenant, he was Legislative Secretary for Sustainable Energy and Environment at the Friends Committee on National Legislation. Aguto was one of CCL’s earliest allies on Capitol Hill and worked with CCL on the introduction of the Republican Climate Resolution, which eventually led to the formation of the bipartisan House Climate Solutions Caucus. Aguto has also worked for the National Congress of American Indians in the service of tribal governments seeking to address climate change.

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November 2017 Monthly Meeting with Maj. General Rick Devereaux (ret.)

November 20, 2017

Our Veterans Day speaker for 2017 was retired Maj. Gen. Rick Devereaux, who served 34 years in the U.S. Air Force before retiring in 2012. His last assignment was Director of Operational Planning, Policy, and Strategy in Washington, D.C. He is currently Executive Vice President for Government Affairs at Texzon Technologies, a pioneer in the field of electromagnetic wave propagation, power storage, and electricity distribution.

Gen. Devereaux is also a volunteer with the Asheville chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby where he educates the public about the national security risks of climate change.

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October 2017 Monthly Meeting with Barbara Love

October 14, 2017

As CCL looks to build relationships across race and culture, our October guest is Barbara, Professor Emeritus of Social Justice Education at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She taught graduate classes on foundations of social justice education, design development and facilitation skills, and on self-awareness for social justice educators and liberation workers.

She is recognized globally for her work on organizational and societal transformation and on issues of diversity, inclusion, and liberation. She directs the Black Liberation and Community Development Project of the International ReEvaluation Counseling Communities. Her publications appear in a variety of journals and anthologies and focus on personal, organizational, and societal transformation and strategies for liberation.

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September 2017 Monthly Meeting with Dr Shi-Ling Hsu

September 10, 2017

Dr. Shi-Ling Hsu is the D’Alemberte Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Environmental Programs at the Florida State University College of Law. He is the author of The Case for a Carbon Tax: Getting Past our Hang-ups to Effective Climate Policy, which remains the most comprehensive general treatment and argument for carbon taxation. He teaches and writes in the areas of environmental and natural resource law, climate change, law and economics, and property.

Professor Hsu holds an M.S. in ecology and a Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics, and was an EPA Star Fellow from 1996-98. A member of CCL’s advisory board, Dr. Hsu has completed 22 marathons, including 6 Boston Marathons.

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July 2017 Monthly Meeting w/Drew Jones and Marshall Saunders

July 10, 2017

Our guest speaker for our July 8, 2017, monthly meeting was Andrew (Drew) Jones the Co-Founder of Climate Interactive, a top-rated climate change think tank that creates the simulations used in the United Nations negotiations.

Jones and his team at CI and MIT Sloan developed “C-ROADS”, the user-friendly climate simulation in use by thousands of climate analysts around the world. He teaches Systems Thinking and Sustainability at MIT and UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Surprise Guest!

CCL Founder Marshall Saunders delivered the talk he was scheduled to give at our International Conference last month.

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June 2017 Monthly Meeting featuring Ted Deutch (D-FL)

June 20, 2017

Congressman Ted Deutch — Democratic co-chair of the House Climate Solutions Caucus — joins us to provide an overview of the caucus’ activities and where progress is happening between Republicans and Democrats on the climate issue.

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June Monthly Meeting with Congressman Ted Deutch

June 17, 2017

Congressman Ted Deutch — Democratic co-chair of the House Climate Solutions Caucus — joins us to provide an overview of the caucus’ activities and where progress is happening between Republicans and Democrats on the climate issue.

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May 2017 Monthly Meeting with Dr. DeJarnett

May 16, 2017

The burning of fossil fuels takes a tremendous toll on public health, not only from the impact of climate change but also from the pollution that leads to heart and respiratory problems. To learn more about this, we’re joined this month by Dr. Natasha DeJarnett, policy analyst in the American Public Health Association’s Center for Public Health Policy. Her specialty areas within the Policy Center include climate change and environmental exposures.

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