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CCL Training: Working With Business Climate Leaders From Prospect To Advocate

CCL Training: Working With Business Climate Leaders From Prospect To Advocate

September 18, 2020

Join Business Climate Leaders as they present an interactive workshop where you will learn how we target, research, make first contact with and actually meet with businesses, both big and small.  You will be able to be part of an actual role playing exercise to demystify meeting with executives and sharing the work we are passionate about.  

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Developing Your Team (3:02)
Bringing Trusted Messengers & Making First Contact (5:11)
Running An Effective Meeting (8:38)
Role-Play Practice (17:19)
Following Up (24:37)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/bcl-workshop

Main Website: http://BusinessClimateLeaders.org

Volunteer Resources: http://BCLresources.org

CCL Training: Youth Outreach & Engagement

CCL Training: Youth Outreach & Engagement

September 17, 2020

Join CCL's Youth Action Team leaders Destiny Loyd, Sharon Bagatell, and Jess Wilber for a training designed to assist chapters to build effective and vibrant Youth Teams across the country.

The focus of CCL's Youth Action Team is to support young people under 18 years of age to be active, engaged, and empowered in building political will for climate solutions.  We welcome young people and their adult allies to join us!  Youth face disproportionate impacts from climate change and believe that empowering them as future leaders is key to CCL’s long-term strategy.

 

Skip ahead to the following section(s):

Youth Resources (2:56)
Conducting Youth Outreach (5:30)
Integrating Youth Into Your Chapter (11:53)
Creating a Youth Team (17:30)
Mentoring Relationships 101 (27:41)
Youth Leadership: Benefits & Beyond (30:50)
Be Smart, Think Legality (32:41)

Presentation Slides: https://www.cclusa.org/youth-engagement-slides

CCL Community Training: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/455

Youth Guide: https://cclusa.org/youth-guide

Sept. 2020 | Tina Johnson | Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Sept. 2020 | Tina Johnson | Citizens’ Climate Lobby

September 12, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, we see disproportionate numbers of Black people becoming infected and dying from the disease. Leaders in the environmental justice community know this disparity all too well, and in June the National Black Environmental Justice Network was relaunched to help communities of color address the inequities that place them in harm’s way. Tina Johnson, director of NBEJN, joins us to talk about those disparities and how the network is fighting for environmental justice.

 

Helpful Links:

National Black Environmental Justice Network: https://www.nbejn.com/

Join CCL: http://cclusa.org/join

CCL's Climate & Environmental Justice Action Team: https://community.citizensclimate.org/groups/home/953

CCL Training: Encouraging Existing Endorsers To Champion Their Support To Congress

CCL Training: Encouraging Existing Endorsers To Champion Their Support To Congress

September 4, 2020

As we finish out 2020, one of CCL’s top priorities is to build up public awareness of the solid support for the Energy Innovation Act in the public eye across the political spectrum and among members of Congress and their staff.  We encourage you to be creative and strategic in your outreach to community influencers.  After you've done research to focus your group's grasstops engagement, this training walks you through how to best highlight Energy Innovation Act support from local community leaders on both sides of the aisle and provides specific examples of other CCL groups' success stories.

Skip ahead to the following section(s): 
Why Now? Why Grasstops? (2:25)
Who To Reconnect With? (4:51)
Public & Private Statement Formats (8:43)
Endorsers in Lobby Meetings (22:43)
Getting Creative (Mayors & Town Halls) (31:14)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/encouraging-existing-endorsers

CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/420

CCL Training: Understanding Economic Support For Carbon Fee & Dividend Policies

CCL Training: Understanding Economic Support For Carbon Fee & Dividend Policies

August 31, 2020

CCL continues to bolster our case with top-notch economic modeling. Join CCL Research Coordinator Jerry Hinkle for a training that discusses recent research that supports our advocacy of H.R. 763 on two fronts. The first is a new paper lead by Dr. Noah Kaufman that shows the baseline carbon price is estimated to achieve net-zero CO2 emissions in the US by 2050, and the second by Dr. Shindell's team shows policies like the Energy Innovation Act will generate $700 billion a year in US health benefits.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Carbon Prices Yield Net-Zero by 2050 (2:32)
Policy Costs vs. Policy Benefits (10:52)
Widespread Economic Support (19:59)

Presentation Slides:
https://cclusa.org/economic-research-updates

CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/398
Dr. Kaufman et al.'s Nature Climate Change paper: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-020-0880-3.epdf?sharing_token=O7QJMK_9V3HX0gXeyAPNCdRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0N3AArv0f-1900vWRsAT7-NNj7S_f0vSze5UWQs0s2xIuzhfAL_jXK8QyvgA0vFYhBZmoBAYzHKcAlsMAix2irDlYKu5i1ZKHLy47DT-wz93rnArV2i6UAI5x_0emqIekM%3D

Dr. Shindell's Team Research: https://oversight.house.gov/sites/democrats.oversight.house.gov/files/Testimony%20Shindell.pdf

CCL Training: Household Impact Study (2020 Updates)

CCL Training: Household Impact Study (2020 Updates)

August 31, 2020

CCL continues to bolster our case with top-notch economic modeling. Join CCL's Research Coordinator Rick Knight for a special training on important research updates. The brand new Household Impact Study 2020 is now done, revealing exciting financial benefits for American households under the Energy Innovation Act. Rick will take you through researcher Kevin Ummel's top-level findings and how it improves on the original 2016 study done for CCL.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
New Study Findings (2:25)
How Households Fare (7:30)
Where To Find Resources (11:31)

Presentation Slides:
http://cclusa.org/household-impact-study-2020-slides

2020 Household Impact Study Updates: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/household-impact-study/

 

CCR 51 Art and Identity in a Time of Climate Change

CCR 51 Art and Identity in a Time of Climate Change

August 28, 2020
Those of you who regularly listen to this podcast know that when addressing climate change, we believe in the power of art. Artists take on a unique role in helping the public better understand the many issues connected to climate change. They also play an important part in helping us process our strong emotions about our rapidly changing world. 
 
Poet and climate advocate Clara Fang shares her powerful and moving poem, The Children on Why They are Striking for the Climate. She also tells us about the poetry she reads and how it connects her to the natural world. Clara serves as Citizens’ Climate Lobby Student Engagement Coordinator. In her role, she engages students in climate advocacy and helps members conduct outreach to higher education.  She holds a Master of Environmental Management from Yale University and a MFA in Creative Writing from University of Utah. In the episode she announced plans to organize a creative writing action group on CCL Community
 
Photographer, writer, and climate advocate, Princella Talley tells us about the vital role of art in her life and her work. Her interests in visual art and storytelling started at a young age when observing dolphins in the ocean. After a successful career as a professional writer, Princella worked on a freelance writing assignment that ultimately drew her into the world of climate change and her role as diversity outreach outreach coordinator at Citizens’ Climate Lobby. In her conversation with host, Peterson Toscano, Princella speaks candidly about the challenges of being a person of color in predominately white climate spaces. 
 
Before joining the Citizens’ Climate Education team, Princella spent more than a decade as a photographer and writer. She covered topics ranging from climate change and ecotourism to artificial intelligence and mobile app development for major news outlets with more than 60 million online visitors, independent publications, and tech startups in Silicon Valley. She’s written for CBS Las Vegas, worked as a former copy editor for a digital publication with 135,000 weekly readers, and created content for a GRAMMYs campaign.

Princella is also a business owner of Louisiana Food Fellow, a cohort of change leaders working within local food systems. In Central Louisiana, she partners with community leaders to provide environmental education and implement sustainable and eco-friendly programs in economically disadvantaged communities.

 
Krista Hiser, PhD is a professor of composition and rhetoric at Kapi'olani Community College in Honolulu, Hawaii. She also directs the Center for Sustainability Across Curriculum within the University of Hawaii System. In the spring she taught the course, Landscapes in Literature—Cli-Fi, Sci-Fi, and the Culture of Sustainability. In this episode, Dr. Hiser outlines for us the difference between science fiction and climate fiction and provides examples for each. She also raises concerns about the many apocalyptic narratives that flood the Cli-Fi market and that play a prominent role in climate conversations. She believes there are batter ways to talk about climate change. 
 
Climate Fiction and Science Fiction discussed in this episode
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CCL Training: Model Laws For Deep Decarbonization

CCL Training: Model Laws For Deep Decarbonization

August 21, 2020

Join Michael Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia Law School, Faculty Director for the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, and CCL Advisory Board member for a training on the Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization. His team's research provides a “legal playbook” for deep decarbonization in the United States, identifying well over 1,000 model laws based on two reports by the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) that explain technical and policy pathways for reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% from 1990 levels by 2050.  Gerrard will also identify changes needed in federal, state, and local law to help achieve these reductions and highlight ways that CCL volunteers can be engaged in highlighting these model laws out to federal, state, and local legislators.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Four Pillars of a Net-Zero or Net-Negative Energy System (6:08)
Twelve Types of Legal Tools (14:50)
Legal Pathways Section-By-Section Review (19:55)
Mobilizing Pro Bono Lawyers (41:19)

Join CCL: https://cclusa.org/join

Model Laws for Deep Decarbonization in the United States: https://lpdd.org/

Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States: https://www.eli.org/legal-pathways-deep-decarbonization-united-states-summary-and-key-recommendations

CCL Training: Rebuilding For A Better Future

CCL Training: Rebuilding For A Better Future

August 14, 2020

Join CCL's Global Strategy Director Joe Robertson for a training explores the multiple converging crises facing our world with the lens of the important work our Citizens’ Climate International team is leading and calls on us to reinvent what is possible, through understanding and collaboration. 

Skip Ahead To The Following Section(s):
The Future Is In Our Hands (3:41)
Macro-Critical Resilience (10:44)
The Value Of Better (15:54)
Embracing Complexity (24:10)
Citizens' Climate International COP26 Goals (31:06)

Presentation Slides: https://cclusa.org/rebuilding-better-future

CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/469

Dr. Kim Cobb | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | August 2020 Call

Dr. Kim Cobb | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | August 2020 Call

August 8, 2020

Alarmed by what their research on climate change is showing them, a growing number of scientists are stepping out of the lab to advocate for solutions. Dr. Kim Cobb, a professor at the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech, is among those speaking out. A leading expert in the study of corals and how climate change is affecting them, Dr. Cobb was devastated when, during a 2016 research trip to the South Pacific, she saw that most of the coral reef she had been studying was obliterated. “For me, it was a bellwether event… I decided to go ‘all in’ on climate solutions, personally and professionally.”

 

Helpful links:

GA Tech's Global Change Program: https://globalchange.gatech.edu/

Climate Change Curriculum: https://secoora.org/?s=curriculum

Join CCL: https://cclusa.org/join

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