Citizens Climate Radio Ep 12 Values with Marshall Saunders and Leslie Beatty

May 22, 2017

Our individual values shape us. They help us make decisions and influence our relationships. They keep us on the right path. Organzitions and movements are also be guided by values. As climate advocates, we come to this work with our own set of values. Citizens' Climate Radio host, Peterson Toscano speaks with marketing researcher and volunteer climate advocate, Lesley Beatty about the Citizens' Climate Lobby's Core Values. CCL founder Marshall Saunders joins in the conversation with a burst of optimism.

Art House

Marshall Saunders sticks around to help with our Art House segment. He has a book recommendation to share, a novel written in 1899 by Leo Tolstoy. Marshall tells us why he thinks climate advocates should read Tolstoy's Resurrection. South African author, Glen Retief reads excerpts from the novel.

Puzzler

In answer to last month's puzzler question listeners wrote and left voice memos to share the climate change resources for people just getting involved in climate advocacy. Find links in Dig Deeper section below.

New Puzzler Question

You are at a family event. Everyone is catching up and having a good time. You have cornered your uncle and are updating him about your climate work. Your Uncle, let's call him Jim, says, "Ok, maybe this is a stupid question, but what is the big deal with melting glaciers? It seems everything I read about climate change, they are freaking out about these glaciers. Why the obsession?"

So, how do you respond to Uncle Jim? In addition to the science behind glacial melting, what will you say to deepn the conversation?  Send Peterson your answers. Leave your name, contact info, and where you are from.

Get back to him by June, 15, 2017. If you see Peterson at the Citizens' Climate International Conference June 11 and 12th, say hi and he can record your answer. You can also email your answers to radio @ citizensclimate.org that’s radio @ citizensclimate.org Text Peterson or leave a voicemail of 3 minutes or less at 570.483.8194. (+1 if calling from outside the USA.) That number again is 570.483.8194

Dig Deeper

Climate Change Resources from Puzzler Question

You can hear Citizens’ Climate Radio on iTunesStitcher RadioPodbean, and now on Northern Spirit Radio. Also, feel free to connect with other listeners, suggest program ideas, and respond to programs in the Citizens’ Climate Radio Facebook group or on Twitter at @CitizensCRadio.

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Lobbying 301 - Demonstrating a Lobby Meeting

May 21, 2017

Ever wonder what it sounds like to be in a CCL meeting with a member of Congress or their staff? In this lesson, CCL's Director of Field Development, Elli Sparks and Regional Coordinator, Brett Cease demonstrate what a typical meeting sounds like.

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Lobbying 301 - Demonstrating a Lobby Meeting

May 21, 2017

Ever wonder what it sounds like to be in a CCL meeting with a member of Congress or their staff? In this lesson, CCL's Director of Field Development, Elli Sparks and Regional Coordinator, Brett Cease demonstrate what a typical meeting sounds like.

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May 2017 Monthly Meeting with Dr. DeJarnett

May 16, 2017

The burning of fossil fuels takes a tremendous toll on public health, not only from the impact of climate change but also from the pollution that leads to heart and respiratory problems. To learn more about this, we’re joined this month by Dr. Natasha DeJarnett, policy analyst in the American Public Health Association’s Center for Public Health Policy. Her specialty areas within the Policy Center include climate change and environmental exposures.

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May 2017 Monthly Meeting with Dr. DeJarnett

May 16, 2017

The burning of fossil fuels takes a tremendous toll on public health, not only from the impact of climate change, but also from the pollution that leads to heart and respiratory problems. To learn more about this, we’re joined this month by Dr. Natasha DeJarnett, policy analyst in the American Public Health Association’s Center for Public Health Policy. Her specialty areas within the Policy Center include climate change and environmental exposures.

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Lobbying 201 - How to Prepare for a Lobby Meeting with an Elected Official

May 13, 2017

Steps to take and CCL tools available to successfully prepare for a lobby visit with your elected official or their staff. Additional discussion on the meeting roles and the power of practice.

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Lobbying 201 - How to Prepare for a Meeting with an Elected Official

May 13, 2017

Steps to take and CCL tools available to successfully prepare for a lobby visit with your elected official or their staff. Additional discussion on the meeting roles and the power of practice.

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Lobbying 101 - Citizen Advocacy

May 6, 2017

What does it mean to be a citizen advocate? What’s our role? How do we build relationships with our members of Congress? And what’s our most valuable tool?

CCL veterans Bill Barron, Andy Beahrs and Amy Bennett share their thoughts on what it means to be a citizen advocate.

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Congress 101

April 28, 2017

It is easy to get confused with all the terms, concepts and processes used in the United States Congress. Knowing the terminology and how Congress operates will not only help you become a better climate advocate but also strengthen the relationship you have with your congressional office.

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Citizens Climate Radio Ep 11 Engineering Climate Solutions

April 24, 2017

How do some people land on a path that leads them to climate action?  Host, Peterson Toscano explores this question by featuring two passionate climate advocactes. Dr. Hugh Sealy, is an environmental engineer in the Caribbean. He has influenced environmental policy in Barbados, Grenda, St. Lucia, and Dominica. In addition to his work in helping low-lying island nations in a time of climate change, Dr. Sealy also served as a member of the Clean Development Mechanism or CDM for the UN Framework on Climate Change. He shares some of his story, discusses the CDM carbon pricing.  Adia Samba-Quee, is just begining her career as a climate advocate. A 14 year old student in Springfield, MA, Adia makes connection between local pollution, asthma, and climate action. She hopes to use comedy to engage people in deeper conversations about climate. 

Art House

We travel back to the future to hear from climate historian, Dr. Timothy Meadows. He broadcasts from the year 2176 to look back to our time. In this segment he highlights the incredible acheivements of three engineers known as The Three Beans. Starting around 2028 they made their mark as creative and skilled designers of major adaptation projects. They also operated with style and playfulness. The Three Beans stirred up hope in a difficult time. They became three of the biggest celebrities of the mid-21st Century. Hear from an eye-witness from the future and also discover what they are advertizing 150 years from now. 

Puzzler

Last month Peterson asked listeners, In addition to the welcome of animal species and future generations, why are you passionate about climate change/ We hear from listener, Dr. Stephen Hanson who talks about climate change and health. Dave Barbier, the Sustainability coordinator for University of Wisconsin in Stevens Point, connects climate action with national security. 

New Puzzler Question

You are talking to someone named Barbara. You helped her see that climate change is a serious issue that needs her attention. Barbara then asks you, What should I do next? This is the question climate communicators long to hear. So what do you say when someone wants to know more about climate change? What are resources you recommend that help people better undertstand the issues and how we can respond? Tell me about books, websites, video series, podcasts, and more.

Send Peterson your answers. Leave your name, contact info, and where you are from.

Get back to him by May, 15, 2017. You can email your answers to radio@citizensclimate.org or  leave a voicemail of 3 minutes or less at 570.483.8194. (+1 if calling from outside the USA.) 

Dig Deeper

You can hear Citizens’ Climate Radio on iTunesStitcher RadioPodbean, and now on Northern Spirit Radio. Also, feel free to connect with other listeners, suggest program ideas, and respond to programs in the Citizens’ Climate Radio Facebook group or on Twitter at @CitizensCRadio.

 
 
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