Communicating Oil & Gas’s Support for Carbon Pricing (Audio)

August 17, 2017

Audio Only: Join CCL’s Team OIL leaders Liz Fisher and Bill Bray, along with Jeff Neuman, in this lesson to help you understand the fossil fuel industry, learn about its history and thought leaders, and hone your message about the support of the fossil fuel industry for carbon pricing. The workshop discusses the support the oil industry has expressed on pricing carbon--even carbon fee and dividend--and how to leverage them as supporters/partners for carbon pricing in your outreach and endorsement work.

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Citizens Climate Radio Ep 2 Duh, We Are the Children

July 25, 2016
For those of us who want to motivate our friends to climate advocacy, we are often looking for a silver bullet—that perfect talking point that will get people on board. One of the most popular is, “We need to think about future generations. We must act on behalf of the children and the grandchildren.” In this episode we explore this climate pitch. 
Main Section
Host Peterson Toscano speaks with three women whose lives have been affected by pollution particularly in their childhood. Piper Christian is a 16 year old climate advocate from Utah who was moved by an even younger person from Malaysia she met at the Paris Climate Summit last November. Clara Fang is an ecologist and poet, who as a girl experienced extreme pollution in her homeland of China. Now living in the USA, she is seeking global solutions to climate change. Cathy Orlando a Canadian had an epiphany about climate change when she was pregnant at age 40. She brought her instincts, knowledge, and sass with her to the climate advocacy table. 

The Art House

We also hear from ecologist and poet Lilace Mellin Guignard who during our Art House section of the program asks the profound question, “How do we raise children in a time of climate change?” She answers this question with a poem. 

Puzzler

Many people wrote in with their answers to last month’s Citizens’ Climate Puzzler. Hear how people responded to Claire, who is concerned about climate change but feels there are bigger issues to address. In addition to hearing from listeners, we are joined by Joanna Huxster, PhD, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Bucknell University who does research on the public’s understanding of climate change. She shares her expert opinion on what sort of responses might be most effective. 

This month’s Puzzler
Imagine you are chatting with someone while traveling somewhere—bus, train, plane, camel—however you travel with others. You reveal that you are concerned about climate change. You say you are pursuing a variety of solutions. The person you are speaking with, let’s call him Sven, replies, 
“I could not agree more. In fact, I am doing so much to address global warming—I recycle, take shorter showers, ride my bike to work, and I have become a vegan. If we each would just do our own part, we will tackle this problem.” 
What do you think about Sven’s response? Is he correct to assume that if enough people change their individual consumption habits, we will tackle this problem? He clearly cares about addressing climate change and is putting lots of effort into cleaning up his personal lifestyle. How would answer Sven?
 
Send in your answers. Leave your name, contact info, and where you are from.
Get back to Peterson by August, 15th 2016. You can email your answers to radio @ citizensclimate.org  You can also text  leave a voicemail at 570.483.8194. (+1 if calling from outside the USA.)
Citizens’ Climate Radio is available on podbean, iTunes, and Stitcher Radio. Please rate  and review. If you like what you hear, please share the show with your friends. Citizens’ Climate Radio is a project of Citizens’ Climate Education. 
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Climate Advocate Training Workshop

June 23, 2016

Introductory training workshop for new CCL volunteers.

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Conference and Lobby Day Logistics

June 12, 2016

If you've got questions about the June 2016 CCE/CCL Conference and Lobby Day, then we've got the answers. Join CCE' s Director of Operations Amy Bennett and Director of Member Relations Susan Higgins as they review the 5 W's (Who? What? When? Where? and Why?) for the upcoming conference and lobby day.

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Scheduling meetings with members of Congress

February 12, 2016

Citizens' Climate Education's Operations Director Amy Bennett covers it all, from the basics to advanced tips for scheduling meetings with members of Congress.

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Climate Advocate Training Lesson 1

October 30, 2015

The first of two Climate Advocate Training podcasts offered by Citizens’ Climate University. Lesson one reviews the structure of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, building relationships with elected representatives, creating political will, appealing to the best in others and practicing laser talks.

Citizens’ Climate University is an initiative of Citizen’s Climate Education.

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The Oceans and Global Change

September 25, 2015

Dr. Andrew McDonnell, Assistant Professor of Oceanography at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, discusses the ocean's uptake of heart, oceanographic observations, and some of the consequences of ocean warming.

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Gibson Resolution Actions

September 18, 2015

Steve Valk, Director of Communications for CCL, describes the best actions people can take following the Gibson Resolution.

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Gibson Resolution Acknowledgements and Background

September 18, 2015

CCL Legislative Director Danny Richter explains how the Gibson Resolution came about, CCL's role, and thanks those who were involved in its success.

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Finding Letter to the Editor Opportunities

September 8, 2015

CCL Communications Director, Steve Valk goes over what makes a topic newsworthy and how to find the best letter to the editor opportunities within your newspaper.

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