CC Radio Ep 20 When the oil folks embrace the wind

January 20, 2018

Grant Samms was curious about the expansion of wind energy in Western Oklahoma, especially in the oil town of Woodward. He expected to see a lot of conflict there. Turns out there was no conflict. Because of their identity as energy producers, the citizens of Woodward found a way to weave wind energy extraction into their lives and enconomy. 

Grant is currently at Washington College's Center for Environment and Society in Chestertown, Maryland, where he is witnessing tensions in rural Maryland over proposed windmill farms. He chats with Citizens' Climate Radio host, Peterson Toscano, about what he learned in Western Oklahoma and how it essential for climate advocates to understand how "sense of place" plays a major role in affecting how communities respond to new ideas.   

Art House

Sila_hunting.jpgChantal Bilodeau is a playwright originally from Quebec Province in Canada. Her award winning plays take on climate change. Set in the Arctic, they are beautiful, original, and are moving audiences all over the world. In her Arctic Cycle plays, she has roles for human and non-human characters. Chantal believes live theater experiences create special opportunities for audiences.

In order to address the lonliness and isolation that can come with doing creative work around global warming, Chantal created Artists and Climate Change, a website that is connecting artists all over the world and making their work known to climate advocates. She is also committed to bringing original quality climate theater to many communities. She talks about Climate Change Theatre Action. Learn how you can easily and inexpensively host a reading of short climate plays. 

Puzzler Question

The Puzzler is BACK! Our latest question is one that often is thrown in the face of climate advocates in order to silence us. 

You are at a community event talking to a neighbor, let's call him Greg. You reveal your passion about climate change and climate solutions. Greg looks you up and down and says, "So I guess you don't use any fossils fuels yourself. You don't drive a car, travel by plane, or heat and cool your home? What are you actually doing to address climate change in your life?"

Greg's question sounds more like an accusation. How do you answer the question while also addressing the accusation?

Send Peterson your answers. Leave your name, contact info, and where you are from. Respond by February, 15, 2018. Email radio @ citizensclimate.org or leave a voicemail of three minutes or less at 570.483.8194. (+1 if calling from outside the USA.)

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If you listen on iTunes, please consider rating and reviewing us!

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Citizens’ Climate University: Hosting A Successful In-District Event for Your Member of Congress (Audio)

January 18, 2018

Audio Only: Join the Congressional Management Foundation's Executive Director, Bradford Fitch, in a webinar highlighting research that shows that members of Congress consider visits to local facilities to be one of the most valuable ways to understand constituent views and opinions – more than any other source of information.

This exclusive webinar for Citizens' Climate Lobby will show participants how to entice members of Congress to attend local events or meet with key stakeholders.

As a former congressional chief of staff, Bradford Fitch will walk through the steps to invite legislators to participate in a powerful in-person experience that promises to inform them about the impact your local group has in their district or state and educate them about climate solutions.

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Citizens’ Climate University: Hosting A Successful In-District Event for Your Member of Congress

January 18, 2018

Join the Congressional Management Foundation's Executive Director, Bradford Fitch, in a webinar highlighting research that shows that members of Congress consider visits to local facilities to be one of the most valuable ways to understand constituent views and opinions – more than any other source of information.

This exclusive webinar for Citizens' Climate Lobby will show participants how to entice members of Congress to attend local events or meet with key stakeholders.

As a former congressional chief of staff, Bradford Fitch will walk through the steps to invite legislators to participate in a powerful in-person experience that promises to inform them about the impact your local group has in their district or state and educate them about climate solutions.

Watch Now:

Jan 2018 Monthly Meeting with Dr. Sabine Marx, Earth Institute at Columbia University

January 13, 2018

How do we communicate effectively with policy makers about climate change? For answers on our January call, we turn to Sabine Marx with the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED). She’s the Director of Research at the National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP) at the Earth Institute, Columbia University and the co-author of “The Psychology of Climate Change Communication.” Dr. Marx joined CRED in 2005 after two years of post-doctoral work at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) at Columbia’s Earth Institute. She received her Ph.D. in medical history from Carnegie Mellon University and holds a Masters degree in Sociology and Pedagogy, with a minor in Psychology and Art Therapy from the University of Cologne, Germany.

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Jan 2018 Monthly Meeting with Dr. Sabine Marx, Earth Institute at Columbia University

January 13, 2018

How do we communicate effectively with policy makers about climate change? For answers on our January call, we turn to Sabine Marx with the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED). She’s the Director of Research at the National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP) at the Earth Institute, Columbia University and the co-author of “The Psychology of Climate Change Communication.” Dr. Marx joined CRED in 2005 after two years of post-doctoral work at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) at Columbia’s Earth Institute. She received her Ph.D. in medical history from Carnegie Mellon University and holds a Masters degree in Sociology and Pedagogy, with a minor in Psychology and Art Therapy from the University of Cologne, Germany.

Watch Now:

Citizens’ Climate University: Developing Your Chapter’s Action Plan (Audio)

January 11, 2018

Audio Only: Join CCL's Action Coordinator Todd Elvins in a webinar geared at helping your chapter personalize your plan for what and how to communicate with media, grassroots, and other stakeholders if 2018 becomes the big year for a bill being introduced!

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Citizens’ Climate University: Developing Your Chapter’s Action Plan

January 11, 2018

Join CCL's Action Coordinator Todd Elvins in a webinar geared at helping your chapter personalize your plan for what and how to communicate with media, grassroots, and other stakeholders if 2018 becomes the big year for a bill being introduced!

Watch Now:

Citizens’ Climate University: How To Host a Successful Site Visit (Audio)

January 6, 2018

Audio Only: One of the big events CCL volunteers prepare for every year is the Spring Lobby Drive and setting up in-district lobby meetings with our members of Congress. Part of that effort might include hosting a site visit for your member of Congress.

Citizens’ Climate University hosts a webinar led by CCL’s Field Director Elli Sparks and featuring in-depth case studies and best practice stories from CCL leaders like Lisa DelBuono (Rep. Bergman) and Tom Moyer (Rep. Love) about how they planned and successfully hosted site visits for their members of Congress.

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Citizens’ Climate University: How To Host a Successful Site Visit

January 6, 2018

One of the big events CCL volunteers prepare for every year is the Spring Lobby Drive and setting up in-district lobby meetings with our members of Congress. Part of that effort might include hosting a site visit for your member of Congress.

Citizens’ Climate University hosts a webinar led by CCL’s Field Director Elli Sparks and featuring in-depth case studies and best practice stories from CCL leaders like Lisa DelBuono (Rep. Bergman) and Tom Moyer (Rep. Love) about how they planned and successfully hosted site visits for their members of Congress.

Watch Now:

CC Radio Ep 20 When the oil folks embrace the wind

January 2, 2018

Grant Samms was curious about the expansion of wind energy in Western Oklahoma, especially in the oil town of Woodward. He expected to witness a lot of conflict. Turns out there was no conflict. Because of their identity as energy producers, the citizens of Woodward found a way to weave wind energy extraction into their lives and enconomy. 

Grant is currently at Washington College's Center for Environment and Society in Chestertown, Maryland, where he is witnessing tensions over proposed windmill farms. He chats with Citizens' Climate Radio host, Peterson Toscano, about what he learned in Western Oklahoma and how it essential for climate advocates to understand how "sense of place" plays a major role in affecting how communities respond to new ideas.   

Art House

Sila_hunting.jpgChantal Bilodeau is a playwright originally from Quebec Province in Canada. Her award winning plays take on climate change. Set in the Arctic, they are beautiful, original, and are moving audiences all over the world. In her Arctic Cycle plays, she has roles for human and non-human characters. Chantal believes live theater experiences create special opportunities for audiences.

In order to address the lonliness and isolation that can come with doing creative work around global warming, Chantal created Artists and Climate Change, a website that is connecting artists all over the world and making their work known to climate advocates. She is also committed to bringing original quality climate theater to many communities. She talks about Climate Change Theatre Action. Learn how you can easily and inexpensively host a reading of short climate plays. 

Puzzler Question

The Puzzler is BACK! Our latest question is one that often is thrown in the face of climate advocates in order to silence us. 

You are at a community event talking to a neighbor, let's call him Greg. You reveal your passion about climate change and climate solutions. Greg looks you up and down and says, "So I guess you don't use any fossils fuels yourself. You don't drive a car, travel by plane, or heat and cool your home? What are you actually doing to address climate change in your life?"

Greg's question sounds more like an accusation. How do you answer the question while also addressing the accusation?

Send Peterson your answers. Leave your name, contact info, and where you are from. Respond by February, 15, 2018. Email radio @ citizensclimate.org or leave a voicemail of three minutes or less at 570.483.8194. (+1 if calling from outside the USA.)

Listen, Rate, and Share!

You can hear Citizens’ Climate Radio on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Podbean, Northern Spirit Radio, Google Play, and TuneIn Radio. Also, feel free to connect with other listeners, suggest program ideas, and respond to programs in the Citizens’ Climate Radio Facebook groupor on Twitter at @CitizensCRadio.

If you listen on iTunes, please consider rating and reviewing us!

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