Citizens’ Climate Lobby
CCL Training: Why Clean Energy Permitting Reform Is An Important Climate Priority

CCL Training: Why Clean Energy Permitting Reform Is An Important Climate Priority

November 18, 2022

This advanced training reviews the need to ease bureaucratic barriers that slow down new clean energy infrastructure such as electric transmission lines, wind and solar farms, energy storage and other renewables.

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(0:00) Intro & Agenda
(2:18) Why is this important and what is permitting?
(6:01) What’s the challenge?
(9:31) Potential environmental benefits from fixing it
(20:05) What solutions does CCL support?
Q&A Discussion (https://vimeo.com/772672127)

Presentation Slides: https://cclusa.org/permitting-reform-slides   
CCL Community Training Page:  https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/512 

CCL Training: An Introduction To Clean Energy Permitting Reform

CCL Training: An Introduction To Clean Energy Permitting Reform

November 17, 2022

This training covers one part of CCL’s policy agenda, Clean Energy Permitting Reform. It provides an overview why this is an important policy area for addressing climate change, and what types of policies CCL supports.

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(0:00) Intro & agenda
(1:42) Why is this important?
(2:58) Addressing concerns
(4:44) How CCL will engage

Presentation Slides: https://cclusa.org/permitting-reform-intro 
CCL Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/513 

Sam Daley-Harris | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | November 2022 Monthly Meeting

Sam Daley-Harris | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | November 2022 Monthly Meeting

November 12, 2022

How do you empower citizens to effectively engage with their government to solve big problems? We talk this month to the person who literally wrote the book on this topic, Sam Daley-Harris. He's the founder and CEO of Civic Courage, and he'll share some of the successes he's seen with the organizations he's coached. One of those is Citizens' Climate Lobby. In 1980, Sam founded RESULTS, a grassroots advocacy organization working to end hunger and poverty. He is the author of Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break Between People and Government, which tells the stories of life-changing moments people had in discovering their power to make a difference. In the aftermath of the midterm elections, Sam will also explore the lessons we can apply to our climate advocacy.

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(0:00) Intro & Agenda
(3:33) Sam's Presentation
(15:42) Q&A Discussion
(27:12) Government Affairs Update w/ Jenn Tyler
(20:44) November Actions & Updates

November Pre-Call video: https://vimeo.com/770063939 
Civic Courage: https://civiccourage.org/ 
Register for December Conference: https://cclusa.org/fallconference 
Sam's Slides: http://cclusa.org/sam-daley-harris-slides 
November Action Sheet: https://cclusa.org/actionsheet 

CCL’s Fall 2022 Lobby Training #2: Primary & Supporting Asks

CCL’s Fall 2022 Lobby Training #2: Primary & Supporting Asks

November 11, 2022

Join CCL's Vice President for Government Affairs Ben Pendergrass and Senior Director of Government Affairs Jennifer Tyler for a training that will review the updates and context for CCL's Fall 2022 Primary and Supporting Asks, as well as guidance for lobby teams as they plan their online meetings. This is a recommended training for any CCL volunteer planning on being a part of their group's December 2022 Lobby Meeting (as well as the previous month's- Lobby Training #1 - CCL's Legislative Plan: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/459 )

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(0:00) Intro & Agenda
(2:05) Where We’ve Been (Since June)
(5:17) The Election
(10:44) What About A Carbon Price?
(12:55) Opportunity for the Lame Duck
(18:35) Recommended Primary Asks
(26:08) More Information On Supporting Asks
(39:15) Communications Practice Video & Wrap-up
Additional Q&A Video: https://vimeo.com/769949731/83c2915702 

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/fall-ask-slides 
Primary Ask Resource: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/237 
Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/185 

CCL Training: Diverse and Equitable Outreach In Your Chapter

CCL Training: Diverse and Equitable Outreach In Your Chapter

November 4, 2022

Join Danielle Whyte, CCL National Chapter Development Intern, for a training that reviews the foundations and building blocks for a CCL chapter culture that is healthy and inclusive. Danielle will review how to foster healthy and inclusive chapter environments, cultivate chapter cultures that keep volunteers of all backgrounds engaged, as well as how to conduct equitable outreach during your chapter's events.

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(0:00) Intro & Agenda
(3:51) What is Outreach, Onboarding, Engagement and DEI?
(10:13) The "You" in Outreach
(16:34) Nurturing Relationships
(25:18) Onboarding & Engagement
(32:20) Chapter Development Resources

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/diverse-equitable-outreach 
Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/458 

CCL Training: Empowering Each Other In Our Climate Advocacy

CCL Training: Empowering Each Other In Our Climate Advocacy

October 28, 2022

As individuals, a growing majority of Americans feel urgent about the seriousness of climate change and the importance of taking more action. And yet, there is an ongoing perception gap between how strongly we might feel internally and how much we perceive those around us externally actually care. If we don't see others talking about this issue and taking action, we assume that other people don’t care.

Join this CCL training to hear from CCL staff and volunteers on what and how each of us can break the spiral of silence in our own lives and empower our fellow community members to live into CCL's mission of experiencing individual breakthroughs in the exercise of our personal and political power.

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(0:00) Intro & Agenda
(3:36) Yale’s Six Americas
(8:58) CCL’s Internal Research
(20:55) Having Climate Conversations
(27:57) Examples of Empowerment

Presentation Slides: https://cclusa.org/empowering-in-climate-advocacy 
CCL Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/117 

CCR 77 Bearing Witness and Speaking Up with Julio Cochoy & Anne Therese Gennari

CCR 77 Bearing Witness and Speaking Up with Julio Cochoy & Anne Therese Gennari

October 27, 2022

Julio Victor Cochoy Alva grew up in Guatemala and speaks about his mountain village with great affection. It is a place of beauty. It also continues to be a site of deep trauma. In fact, you will hear details about the war Julio witnessed as a boy. These mountainous communities were often hidden away. Many times you could only reach them through narrow mountain trails on horseback. As a result, Julio was shielded from a major conflict happening in Guatemala. A Civil war broke out in 1960 five years before he was born.

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Julio talks about the impacts the Guatemalan Civil had on indigenous people, the land, and communities. Today he is a witness to the impacts of climate change. He talks about the ways these impacts are similar and how they are different. He raises important questions. When it comes to Climate Change, who is the enemy? Who do we resist? How do we make peace and pursue justice? 

10 years ago, Julio and his partner Doris Kizinna began World Pilgrim Global Education. Though the Covid-19 Pandemic interrupted tours to Guatemala, they will resume in February 2023.  Learn how individuals, families and groups can visit Julio’s village

The Art House

Originally from Sweden Anne Therese Gennari came to New York City to speak up about the issues that moved her. First step, become a model. She quickly learned the model agencies wanted her to keep her mouth shut. She was there to represent the brand, not speak her truth. 

From a young age Anne Therese Gennari felt connected to the natural world. She carried this passion for sustainability and caring for the planet into her adulthood. She realized if she wanted to speak out as a model, she needed to create a new kind of model agency, one that makes room for models with a message..  

Anne Therese talks about challenges facing social media influencers and gives practical tips on being authentic and true to yourself. She also produces the Climate Optimist newsletter. She agreed to read an excerpt from her upcoming book, The Climate Optimist--How to shift the narrative on climate change and find the courage to choose change.

NEW Resilience Corner

Tamara Staton  is the Education and Resilience Coordinator for Citizens Climate Education, and in this installment of the Resilience Corner she has us consider what we need. 

What you need and want is exactly that - at least for right now.  While there’s nothing wrong with wanting or even trying to change those needs and wants, you’re likely not going to get very far in this moment when what you actually need is acceptance.

Next month Tamara will take a closer look at asking for help.  Get more tips and resources by visiting The Resiliency Hub

Good News Report

Our good news story is about a billionaire who is giving his billions to help take on climate change. The Good News Network reports, Patagonia Gives Away Its Entire $3 Billion Worth To Fight Climate Change. Watch a clip on YouTube from The Daily Show about this incredible good news.  

If you have Good News to share, email radio @ citizensclimate.org 

We always welcome your thoughts, questions, suggestions, and recommendations for the show. Leave a message on our listener voicemail line: (619) 512-9646. +1 if calling from outside the USA that number again. (619) 512-9646.

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CCL Training: How To Tour Your State or Region

CCL Training: How To Tour Your State or Region

October 21, 2022

Ever wanted to find out what other CCL volunteers have done to build new chapters in their state and region? If you’re interested in helping expand CCL’s presence into new areas and every Congressional district then this training is for you! Learn what other CCL volunteers have done to set up climate change oriented tours throughout their area of the region to expand CCL’s presence into every Congressional district.

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(0:00) Intro & Agenda 
(4:11) Step 1: Overview/  Getting Started
(6:54) CCL Utah Tour 2022
(10:55) Step 2. Find Volunteers 
(13:10) CCL TN/KY Tour 2022
(18:02) Step 3. Schedule Events
(19:32) Step 4. Budget
(21:08) Step 5. Promote
(23:09) CCL ND Tour 2022
(26:52) Step 6. Get Out There!
(30:01) CCL MS Tour 2022
(33:27) Step 7. Follow-up & Conclusion

Presentation Slides: https://cclusa.org/state-tour-slides 
CCL Community Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/149 

December 2022 Lobby Training #1: Legislative Plan (By Member of Congress Segments)

December 2022 Lobby Training #1: Legislative Plan (By Member of Congress Segments)

October 10, 2022

Join CCL's Government Affairs team to participate in strategizing for the upcoming December lobby meetings and  get more information on the meeting asks. Today's training will segment strategy breakouts by (1) House Democrats, (2) House Republicans, (3) Senate Democrats, and (4) Senate Republicans. 

This is the first of two recommended trainings for any CCL volunteer planning on being a part of their group's December 2022 Lobby Meeting (as well as the next month's - Lobby Training #2 - CCL's 2022 Primary & Supporting Asks).

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(0:00) Intro & Agenda
(2:43) Legislative Update
(8:38) Senate Democrats
(16:27) Senate Republicans
(27:48) House Democrats
(37:27) House Republicans

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/dec-22-lobby-training 

Stephen Perkins & Quill Robinson | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | October 2022 Monthly Meeting

Stephen Perkins & Quill Robinson | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | October 2022 Monthly Meeting

October 8, 2022

As we work to bring more Republican members of Congress to the table on climate solutions, enrolling more conservative constituents will be key in our advocacy efforts. For guidance on outreach to conservatives on the climate issue, we turn this month to Stephen Perkins and Quill Robinson from the American Conservation Coalition, a nonprofit dedicated to mobilizing young people around environmental action through common-sense, market-based, and limited-government ideals. Stephen is ACC's Vice President of Grassroots Strategy. Before joining ACC, he was a partner in a conservative digital marketing agency. Quill is Vice President of Government Affairs, developing ACC's policy priorities and leading advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill. He has been published in The Hill and The Washington Examiner.

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(0:00) Intro & Agenda

(1:31) Quill & Stephen's Presentation

(15:48) Q&A Discussion

(27:59) October Actions & Updates

October's Pre-Call video: https://vimeo.com/758113393

The Climate Commitment: https://www.theclimatecommitment.com/

American Conservation Coalition: https://www.acc.eco/

Quill & Stephen's Presentation Slides: https://www.canva.com/design/DAFG-vj88AI/T5uEJemxS9_80Tki06wbRw/view?utm_content=DAFG-vj88AI&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=viewer

CCL Hosts Bipartisan Debate in Utah: https://vimeo.com/758090509

October Action Sheet: https://cclusa.org/actionsheet

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