Citizens’ Climate University: Audubon’s New Climate Advocacy Tool

May 4, 2018

Social science research reminds us of the importance of tying the impacts of climate change to our local communities.

That's why this webinar features a new tool from the National Audubon Society to make these essential connections.

Join Dr. Chad Wilsey, Audubon's Director of Conservation Science in a webinar that reviews the background behind Audubon’s Birds & National Parks projection tool as well as the best practices on how to incorporate it into your team’s climate advocacy.

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Citizens’ Climate University: Audubon’s New Climate Advocacy Tool (Audio)

May 4, 2018

Audio Only: Social science research reminds us of the importance of tying the impacts of climate change to our local communities.

That's why this webinar features a new tool from the National Audubon Society to make these essential connections.

Join Dr. Chad Wilsey, Audubon's Director of Conservation Science in a webinar that reviews the background behind Audubon’s Birds & National Parks projection tool as well as the best practices on how to incorporate it into your team’s climate advocacy.

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Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s Online Climate Advocate Training (Audio)

May 3, 2018

Audio Only: Join Amy Bennett, CCL's Director of Congressional Liaisons & Lobby Days, and Brett Cease, CCL's Volunteer Education and Engagement Coordinator as they welcome you to CCL.

To be taken as the final part of new volunteer's training module after the informational session, in this webinar you will:
-Learn the basics of becoming an effective climate advocate
-Review the structure, mission, and purpose of CCL
-Learn how to build constructive relationships with elected representatives
-Review CCL's methodology of creating political will
-Practice how to appeal to the best in others and build common ground,
-Review the details and further resources to understand Carbon Fee & Dividend

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Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s Online Climate Advocate Training

May 3, 2018

Join Amy Bennett, CCL's Director of Congressional Liaisons & Lobby Days, and Brett Cease, CCL's Volunteer Education and Engagement Coordinator as they welcome you to CCL.

To be taken as the final part of new volunteer's training module after the informational session, in this webinar you will:
-Learn the basics of becoming an effective climate advocate
-Review the structure, mission, and purpose of CCL
-Learn how to build constructive relationships with elected representatives
-Review CCL's methodology of creating political will
-Practice how to appeal to the best in others and build common ground,
-Review the details and further resources to understand Carbon Fee & Dividend

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The Transformative Nature of CCL Conferences

April 30, 2018

Mark Reynolds, CCL's Executive Director, shares several transformative moments for him from the early days of CCL's international conferences during a recent call with emerging CCL group leaders.

During the call, Mark highlights how CCL from the very beginning has been an organization for climate advocates that believe they can make a difference, that are willing to engage in a non-cynical view of our government, and not just resign themselves to the status quo because everyone says the changes we need for federal climate policy are impossible.

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What Mark Reynolds Learned From CCL’s Early Days of Group Organizing

April 30, 2018
Mark Reynolds, CCL's Executive Director, shares personal reflections and three recommendations for group development he learned from the early days of CCL:
 
1. Approach recruitment through deciding ahead of time each person matters deeply to you rather than evaluating everyone's immediate potential
2. Celebrate your group's accomplishments (big and small) with a zeal for connecting how important each action is to our larger goals
3. Create a culture of relatedness by authentically investing in your group members and being there for them when they need a listening ear

 

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CCR Ep 23 Your Mental Health and Climate Change

April 28, 2018

How does climate change affect us psychologically? How do extreme weather events impact our mental health? What can we do to protect ourselves and our family from the mental health risks that come with extreme weather? How can climate advocates avoid being overwhelmed by the work and address the anxiety, the anger, and the despair? You will hear answers to these questions and much more on our latest episode.

Dr. Lise Van Susteren, a leading expert in looking at the psychological effects of climate change, and Dr. Natasha DeJarnett, a policy analysis in environmental health at the American Public Health Association, join show host, Peterson Toscano, for a thought-provoking and insightful conversation.

Art House

Artist Fritz Horstman talks about his trip to the Arctic Circle to take underwater photographs. The visual landscape of the frozen and thawing North captivated him, but the sounds really inspired him. He asked his fellow artists on the voyage to recreate the creaks and groans of the glaciers for his video, Ice Voices. Watch the video over on Vimeo

Puzzler

 
On FB you you encourage people engage in climate action and join your group. A friend of yours, let's call her Samantha, comments, "That's very noble of you, but really the only solution is going to be a technical one. It's gone too far and they are going to have to geoengineer a solution. Don't stress about it. They are working on a fix somewhere."
So what do you say to Samantha who believes geoengineering will solve all of our climate woes and we should just live our lives until the patch is available?

Get back to Peterson by May, 15, 2018. Email your answers to radio @ citizensclimate.org
You can also leave a voicemail of 3 minutes or less at 570.483.8194. (+1 if calling from outside the USA.)

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Citizens’ Climate University: Engaging Higher Education in Climate Change

April 27, 2018

Young adults face disproportionate impacts from climate change and empowering them as future leaders will be key to CCL’s long-term strategy. Higher Education institutions play a critical role as leaders in our communities and key influencers for members of Congress.

Join Clara Fang, CCL Higher Education Outreach Coordinator, in a Citizens’ Climate University webinar to learn more about millennials’ concerns, how to get them involved and connect your CCL team’s outreach with local college students and higher education communities as we work to engage these upcoming leaders in CCL‘s larger coalition.

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Citizens’ Climate University: Engaging Higher Education in Climate Change (Audio)

April 27, 2018

Audio Only: Young adults face disproportionate impacts from climate change and empowering them as future leaders will be key to CCL’s long-term strategy. Higher Education institutions play a critical role as leaders in our communities and key influencers for members of Congress.

Join Clara Fang, CCL Higher Education Outreach Coordinator, in a Citizens' Climate University webinar to learn more about millennials' concerns, how to get them involved and connect your CCL team’s outreach with local college students and higher education communities as we work to engage these upcoming leaders in CCL's larger coalition.

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Citizens’ Climate University: Climate Solutions Caucus Q&A

April 24, 2018

Join Dr. Danny Richter, CCL’s Vice President of Legislation and Research, and Jay Butera, CCL's Senior Congressional Liaison, for a discussion on the history of the Climate Solutions Caucus, its mission, purpose, and accomplishments.

Danny and Jay invite CCL supporters in asking questions and finding out more about the Climate Solutions Caucus and CCL’s ongoing role in developing it.

 
 
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