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CCL’s Big Tent Climate Talk Episode w/ Bill McKibben (Sept. 2022)

CCL’s Big Tent Climate Talk Episode w/ Bill McKibben (Sept. 2022)

September 29, 2022

Our September event features a conversation with Bill McKibben, Founder Th!rd Act, well-known author, educator, and environmental leader and CCL's Kyle Kammien,  Senior Business Relations Representative.

Join us for Big Tent Climate Talks, an engaging conversation that spotlights leaders in the climate community outside of CCL doing important work in building coalitions around effective climate solutions. At CCL, we know solving climate change requires a variety of policies and perspectives. That's why we do this work under a big tent that includes folks from the right, the left, and every spot in between. In our Big Tent Climate Talks, we talk to a wide variety of climate leaders outside of CCL to learn more about how we can all work better together.

Join CCL: https://citizensclimatelobby.org  
Join Th!rd Act: https://thirdact.org  
Bill’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/billmckibben 
Bill's Substack - The Crucial Years: https://billmckibben.substack.com
Register For Next Quarter’s Episode: https://cclusa.org/bigtent 

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
(0:00) Inro & Agenda
(2:40) Bill's Backstory
(9:20) How Did Th!rd Act Start?
(20:12) How CCL and Th!rd Act can be in movement together?
(24:57) What are Some of the Next Climate Priorities
(34:07) Audience Questions

CCL’s Climate Science Ask Me Anything (AMA) w/ Dr. Deepti Singh

CCL’s Climate Science Ask Me Anything (AMA) w/ Dr. Deepti Singh

September 26, 2022

Have a question about climate science in general? Join Dr. Deepti Singh, Assistant Professor, School of the Environment, Washington State University Vancouver, and Dana Nuccitelli, CCL Research Coordinator and leader of Science Policy Network for CCL's quarterly Ask Me Anything with some of the most well-respected climate scientists in the country!

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
(0:00) Intro & Agenda
(1:33) Dr. Singh's Presentation
(32:54) AMA Questions

Dr. Singh's Website: https://deeptis47.github.io/ 
CCL's Nerd Corner: https://cclusa.org/nerd-corner 
CCL Community Climate Science Basics Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/topics/climate-change-science/basics 

CCL Training: Creative & Engaging Tabling Ideas

CCL Training: Creative & Engaging Tabling Ideas

September 26, 2022

Join CCL Education & Resilience Coordinator and Greater Pacific Northwest Regional Co-Coordinator Tamara Staton for a training designed to help you engage people at the events you attend - to attract them to your table and heighten their interest, attention and ability to focus on what you have to share.

CCR 76 Building Personal Resilience in Your Climate Work

CCR 76 Building Personal Resilience in Your Climate Work

September 22, 2022

In today’s show we will talk about resiliency for you and me as individuals doing climate work. You will learn about ways you can prepare yourself for a variety of emotional, psychological, interpersonal, and even physical impacts you may experience as a climate worker. 

Laureline Simon is the founder and executive director of One Resilient Earth, an international non-profit organization that designs transdisciplinary educational projects for communities impacted by climate change, youth and sustainability professionals, to respond to the climate and biodiversity crises through resilience, regeneration and transformation.To help meet the emotional needs of fellow climate workers, Laureline now hosts a weekly on-line gathering. The hour-long Climate Workers Circle takes place every Tuesday at 2:00 pm Eastern Time. 

Laureline has worked on climate change mitigation and adaptation at the international level since 2006. She first supported women-led post-disaster reconstruction projects in rural India with the Indian NGO SEWA. She then worked on the identification and financing of large-scale climate change mitigation and biodiversity conservation projects in South Asia with the French Development Agency, before leading a multi-year research program on adaptation to climate change in cities of sub-Saharan Africa. 

At the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat, she coordinated activities related to knowledge management and stakeholder engagement on adaptation to climate change, helped set up the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples’ platform, supported a task force on population displacements related to climate change, and coordinated Resilience Frontiers, a pioneering collective intelligence process on long-term resilience. Laureline studied international relations and development at Sciences Po, as well as Indian languages at INALCO in Paris. 

The Art House

In the Art House American photographer and poet, Susan Currie tells us about a new book she wrote for fellow artists, especially when we feel stuck. In Super Flow she provides insights, practices, and practical advice on how to maintain a fresh, creative, sustainable artistic flow. 

Susan Currie is a West Palm Beach-based poet with a camera. Her words and images have been widely exhibited and published. She met her muse some time ago when she discovered the ancient eight-limbed practice of yoga. Its way of life continues to inform and imprint the art she makes.Her new works of visual art are on exhibit in a number of private collections, and at Chase Edwards Contemporary in Bridgehampton, NY.

NEW Resilience Corner

Tamara Staton premieres the first in series designed to help us stay strong and focused in our climate work. Tamara is the Education and Resilience Coordinator for Citizens Climate Education, and in this first installment of the Resilience Corner, she outlines for us the Five Steps to Resilience Building. 

  1. Notice what you're needing, feeling or experiencing right now. 
  2. Accept that what you need is what you need.  Allow yourself to be free from judgment about what that means about you or your upbringing or your surroundings.
  3. Seek Help with those needs that you struggle to meet yourself. 
  4. Practice meeting your needs. It will naturally look different for everyone. And, It may take some trial and error to see what will meet your needs and how. 
  5. Repeat these five steps regularly.  

Next month we’ll take a closer look at Noticing and Accepting what we're needing, feeling, and experiencing in any particular moment. Get more tips and resources by visiting The Resiliency Hub

If you are interested in a regular on-going discussion about local, regional, and national adaptations, and the ways we use infrastructure, policy, and government to prepare for the impacts of climate change, listen to Doug Parson’s America Adapts.

Good News Report

Flannery Winchester, communications director at Climates Climate explains that while the Inflation Reduction Act will not solve all of our climate change problems, it is a significant step with benefits for all American citizens on the Right, Left, and Center.  

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: Giving Inflation Reduction Act Presentations In Your Community

CCL Training: Giving Inflation Reduction Act Presentations In Your Community

September 19, 2022

Join CCL Research Coordinator Dana Nuccitelli for a training that will feature a presentation slideshow deck that you can customize and use for your local community to make presentations about the climate benefits of the Inflation Reduction Act.

Presentation Slides: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/508

Zahra Biabani | The Root of Climate Nihilism and Steps to Overcome It | 2022 Inclusion Conference

Zahra Biabani | The Root of Climate Nihilism and Steps to Overcome It | 2022 Inclusion Conference

September 18, 2022

Zahra Biabani is a climate activist, influencer, CEO, and writer. Her content focuses on climate hope, optimism, humor, and action items. After unexpectedly establishing a career as an online sustainability educator and influencer in her junior year at Vanderbilt University, Zahra decided to jump head first into the waters of entrepreneurship and authorship.

Her startup, In the Loop, is the first rental clothing company for vetted sustainable and ethical fashion brands. 

 

Her upcoming book, signed by Mango Publishing, Climate Optimism: Climate Wins and Creating Systemic Change Around the World, unpacks the cognitive biases that make optimism difficult to cultivate, along with the encouraging environmental trends of the last decade and examples of communities in the Global South pioneering unique solutions to the climate crisis.

 

https://zahrabiabani.com/

Twitter: @zahranurbiabani

 

Zahra’s Upcoming Book: Climate Optimism: Climate Wins and Creating Systemic Change Around the World https://www.amazon.com/Climate-Optimism-Creating-Systemic-Change/dp/1684811589/

 

Ecocide Law. “Existing Ecocide Laws.” Ecocide Law. Accessed June 30, 2022. https://ecocidelaw.com/existing-ecocide-laws/

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/03122021/ecuador-rights-of-nature/

https://www.wired.com/story/climate-anxiety-whiteness-problem/

Arlene JM Grant, Esq | In Stillness, Rise Together | 2022 Inclusion Conference

Arlene JM Grant, Esq | In Stillness, Rise Together | 2022 Inclusion Conference

September 18, 2022

Arlene, a CCL member, serves to engage the wellbeing of others through multisensory techniques as a certified nutritionist and relaxation coach.  Arlene helps activists to recover from chronic conditions related to anxiety, stress, and trauma.  Her mission, which has touched every continent, is to encourage climate advocates to remember they are part of the environment deserving of care and regeneration.

 

Twitter: @iamarliespeaks

 

Arlene’s slide deck: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1pweFYGuwXM3OBBEwmH49lB-RLuVoKhyZqJF4JsnqWTA/edit?usp=sharing

 

28 Day Weekly Self Care Planner: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OuoKzVT3Kjha963arsWlNKmExlnGdzQ-/view?usp=sharing

ONGO Series: https://community.citizensclimate.org/groups/home/972

Princella Talley | People First to Save Earth: Communicating Beyond Echo Chambers | 2022 Inclusion Conference

Princella Talley | People First to Save Earth: Communicating Beyond Echo Chambers | 2022 Inclusion Conference

September 18, 2022

Princella Talley | People First to Save Earth: Communicating Beyond Echo Chambers | 2022 Inclusion Conference

 

At the root of our identities is an irrefutable connection to Earth, but climate change continues to shift, and altogether erase, human identities on a global scale. Exclusionary and elitist messaging also keeps driving underrepresented identities away from the climate movement – the same voices that experience the worst climate impacts while contributing least to the climate crisis. In this session, Princella Talley explores the art and nuances of impactful communication as our social and personal identities are being altered by climate change. Princella provides creative strategies and insights for more effective and inclusive climate communication.

 

The OpEd Project: https://www.theopedproject.org/

 

Twitter: @princella.talley

Slide deck: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1LZ0W5rvj6Tbw6BX7rceOL_bJwAtxHUQK-A5J2XA7NS0/edit?usp=sharing

Clara Fang | People of Color and the Climate Movement in Their Own Words | Inclusion Conference

Clara Fang | People of Color and the Climate Movement in Their Own Words | Inclusion Conference

September 18, 2022

People of color have been an important part of the climate movement since its beginning. Today they make up the supporters, volunteers, staff, leadership, and board members of environmental organizations. However, representation is still low—people of color make up 20-30% of the staff at environmental organizations, and much less regarding leadership positions. What barriers do they experience to engaging in the climate movement? Where do they find support and motivation? What do organizations need to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion? What has changed over time? How can we create a movement with more belonging where people can be their authentic selves? Clara Fang asked these questions in her interviews with 17 BIPOC participants as part of her Ph.D. research at Antioch University. This presentation shares the results of that research.

 

Twitter: @cfang2

 

Slide deck: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1RdqNIp7AM9oN3V3wiS2NCNHWHMP8IBCWWCe3GlzG4wI/edit?usp=sharing

Yale Project on Climate Change Communication: https://climatecommunication.yale.edu/

Dr. Harold Dorrell Briscoe |  Inclusion Conference Keynote Address

Dr. Harold Dorrell Briscoe | Inclusion Conference Keynote Address

September 18, 2022

The evidence of climate change is incontrovertible. Yet, among Christians (particularly the evangelical community), working to ensure a just and sustainable climate is met with derision, ignorance, and hostility. According to a study from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, evangelicals are most likely to believe that God expects humans to be good stewards of nature. Unfortunately, that same study shows that evangelicals are least likely to believe climate change is real and human-caused. Adapting to climate change will require more than policy-level change; we have to see that the real root of our trouble lies in anthropological and theological conceptions about who we are and in relation to the planet. Global warming is happening at an alarming rate because humans lack an appropriate understanding of ourselves. 

 

Dr. Harold Dorrell Briscoe discusses the distorted theological notion of unlimited desire that fuels our market system and how to have an alternative ecological economic order that is ecologically just and sustainable.

 

https://www.dorrellbriscoe.com/about

Dr. Briscoe’s Book: https://www.amazon.com/Theres-Storm-Comin-American-Through/dp/B089CZ3Z15/

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