Citizens’ Climate Lobby
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.”

CCL Training: CCL & Voter Participation Outreach

CCL Training: CCL & Voter Participation Outreach

July 24, 2020

Join Shannon Seigal from the Environmental Voter Project and CCL group leaders from Georgia and California for a training on how to encourage your chapter to participate in your democracy, increase voter participation via the Environmental Voter Project and support related campaigns on campuses.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Environmental Voter Project (2:01)
Working Local Campaigns (12:26)
Help Students Vote (18:31)
Stories From The Field (20:00)

 

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/voter-participation-outreach

CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/464

CCL & TurboVote: https://cclusa.org/vote

CCR 50 Big Climate Problems Require Even Bigger Global Solutions

CCR 50 Big Climate Problems Require Even Bigger Global Solutions

July 24, 2020

Think of this  as a patchwork quilt. Instead of one long main segment, the Art House, and the Puzzler Question, we have sewed together five shorter segments from around the world that each stand alone. Together they tell a larger story. 

 

Olivia Oguadinma in Nigeria discusses the role of storytelling in motivating her peers to meaningful action. Through her Gems on Earth podcast she reaches young people throughout Western Africa and beyond. 

 

Doerte Wihan, a mother of five and a kindergarten teacher in Berlin, Germany had not given climate change much of a thought. Then she attended a student climate strike with one of her children. This one event launched her into the world of extreme climate change activism. She is now a member of the climate protest group, Extinction Rebellion. She talks about her dramatic transformation and the strength she has found being in community with fellow climate activists. 

 

Artist Shane Petzer in Barrydale, South Africa talks about turning trash into art. Through the Magpie Art Collective, he and fellow artists create breathtakingly beautiful chandeliers all made from trash. Two of these hung in the White House in the Obama’s private quarters. During this time of Coronavirus lockdown, Magpie Art Collective have partnered with the Quakers in the Western Cape to create #QuakerPeaceDoves. Find out about how you can take part in the collective remotely and turn your trash into art.  

 

And in the USA we feature Solomon Goldstein-Rose. In 2017 at the age 22 Solomon was elected to Massachusetts legislature. After a two year term, he decided he would not run again. Instead he has been ramping up his efforts to get us thinking and acting about climate change. In March just as the Covid-19 Global Pandemic shut everything down, Solomon published his first book: The 100% Solution. A Plan for Solving Climate Change. The book is filled with whimsical and technically accurate illustrations by visual artist and writer, Violet Kitchen. She tells us about the role art can play in change movements.  

 

Since this is our 50th episode, friends of the show have left us messages. You will hear greetings and well wishes from listeners and also from former guests, Dr. Natasha DeJarnett (many episodes,) Solemi Herandez (ep. 43,) Katie Zakrzewski (ep 48) and Brian Ettling (Ep. 24.) We also share messages from follow podcasters.

We always welcome your thoughts, questions, suggestions, and recommendations for the show. Leave a voice mail at 518.595.9414. (+1 if calling from outside the USA.) You can email your answers to radio @ citizensclimate.org. 

 

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CCL Training: Sunny Day Flooding & Climate Advocacy

CCL Training: Sunny Day Flooding & Climate Advocacy

July 17, 2020

Join CCL's Conservative Director Jim Tolbert for an applied training on how to identify and leverage the sunny day flooding events that occur in your community to create local stories with impact about your community. This training will also focus on how to connect these local stories and use sunny day flooding in our advocacy for coastal chapters.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Why sunny day flooding matters (2:54)
Tools to help develop a local story (8:31)
Capturing a local story (21:06)
Linking these stories to advocacy (29:01)

NOAA Tide Tool: https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/map/index.html?type=TidePredictions

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/flooding-climate-advocacy

CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/463

CCL Training: Planning A Joint Virtual CCL Meeting With Your Member Of Congress

CCL Training: Planning A Joint Virtual CCL Meeting With Your Member Of Congress

July 11, 2020

Join CCL leaders from around the country for a training that will discuss the details on how to best prepare for and plan a joint virtual CCL meeting with your member Of Congress. The goal of these events are to show your incumbent member(s) of Congress the strength of CCL and to encourage them to work with your group to take further action on climate change and enacting solutions.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):

Background (2:25)

Steps To Plan Your Meeting (4:36)

What To Talk About? (17:05)

How Is This Different Than A Lobby Meeting? (28:02)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/planning-joint-moc-meeting

CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/461

 

Dr. Renee Lertzman | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | July Call

Dr. Renee Lertzman | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | July Call

July 11, 2020

Feeling anxious and overwhelmed about climate change and our ability to solve the problem? Our guest this month, environmental psychologist Dr. Renee Lertzman, says we have a window of tolerance that, once we exceed it, causes us to shut down. Turning to the tools of psychology, we can acknowledge the feelings of anxiety that can immobilize us and create conditions that allow us to show up as our brilliant selves. Dr. Lertzman's unique and integrated approach brings together the best of the behavioral sciences, social sciences and innovative design sciences to create a powerful approach to engagement and social change.

Helpful Resources:

CCL Training: Engaging Students Through Internships

CCL Training: Engaging Students Through Internships

July 4, 2020

Join CCL's Student Engagement Coordinator Clara Fang for a training that walks through the process of setting up a local internship and what to consider. If you are a CCL group leader, state coordinator, or regional coordinator, working with an intern is a great way to get more done and engage young people with CCL. Supervising an intern is a significant time commitment and this training walks interested groups through deciding whether they need an intern, creating the intern position description, and the best practices in being a host.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Why Interns? (3:01)
Do I Need an Intern? (8:00)
Getting Organized (11:24)
Interviewing and Selecting Interns (24:56)
Best Practices for Working With an Intern (29:36)

Slide Presentations: http://cclusa.org/hosting-interns
CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/462

La Sesión Informativa

La Sesión Informativa

June 30, 2020

Aprende más sobre Ciudadanos por un Clima Vivible y cómo puede hacer una diferencia en la creación de la voluntad política para legislación que nos pondrá en el camino hacia reducciones de las emisiones que están cambiando nuestro clima.

CCR 49 Unleashing Our Imagination with Hannah Pickard, Dr. Natasha DeJarnett, and Sean Dague

CCR 49 Unleashing Our Imagination with Hannah Pickard, Dr. Natasha DeJarnett, and Sean Dague

June 26, 2020

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.” -Albert Einstein.

As climate change advocates, our ability to imagine a better future sometimes requires supernatural skills. Still engaging our imagination is essential to stirring up the kind of hope and excitement that inspires others to action. We need to articulate what it is we are fighting for? What is the world we want to create? Through a mind-expanding thought experiment, three guests join us to help unleash our imagination potential. Imagine a world without fossil fuels. What does it look like? What does it sound like? What does it smell like? 

Hannah Pickard at Boston’s New England Aquarium shares proven insider tips about effective communication strategies.  Hannah Pickard is the Program Manager for the National Network of Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI) where she leads a national effort to change public discourse on climate change to be positive, civic-minded and solutions-focused. For the last 10 years, she’s grown a network of over 184 institutions who are committed to using their public platforms to invite their communities into climate action and support each other to improve their practice. She is a climate communications specialist and trainer of evidence-based communications methods that empower hope & civic action on climate. She has abackground in informal education, social impact strategy, conservation psychology, community engagement and evaluation.

Dr. Natasha DeJarnett has been a leader in environmental health research for over 10 years. Her positions in national environmental and public health associations as well as academia has advanced research agendas for the environmental health workforce, established successful national climate change and health initiatives, and inspired the next generation of environmental health professionals. In addition, she serves on the Boards of Citizens’ Climate Education and Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Sean Dague is software engineer by day, and the group leader for the Mid Hudson South chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby  He came to climate action after seeing the impacts of Hurricane Irene and Sandy in the north east. In addition to his work with Citizens Climate Lobby, he's also an En-ROADS Climate Simulation tool ambassador. He's a huge fan of trains, heat pumps, and electric vehicles.

Can you imagine a world without fossil fuels? What will it look, smell, sound, and feel like? Share your answers with host, Peterson Toscano. Leave a voice mail at 518.595.9414. (+1 if calling from outside the USA.) You can email your answers to radio @ citizensclimate.org
 

The Art House

Jennie Carlisle and Laura England are both part of the Climate Stories Collaborative at Appalachian State University in North Carolina.

“The Climate Stories Collaborative is our response to the growing call for more trans-disciplinary and creative approaches to climate change communication,” they explain. “Our mission is to grow the capacity of our faculty and students to be more creative and compelling climate storytellers.”

While many of the students finish with completed pieces of art, Jennie stresses that the process required to produce the art is their primary goal. Of course, they also want to reach out to the wider world whenever possible.

At the end of the school year, the Climate Stories Collaborative hosts a showcase for the student artists. This provides them with an opportunity to engage with the wider public in a large gallery space. Laura explains that in the past, students, faculty, and community members would mingle in the gallery to view the art and see performances.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the school closed and the showcase had to be canceled. But like so many others, they adapted and took the showcase online. As a curator, Jennie initially worried about creating a virtual showcase but quickly saw multiple benefits, including seeing viewers become deeply engaged with the art and the artists through their comments. The Climate Stories Collaborative now reaches many more people all over the world through this Instagram online showcase.

Dig Deeper

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CCL Training: 2020 Legislative Plan

CCL Training: 2020 Legislative Plan

June 12, 2020

Join CCL's Vice President of Government Affairs Dr. Danny Richter for a training that will provide up to the moment insights on the dynamics in Congress and how we can most effectively use our time in meetings to support our agenda.

Skip Ahead To The Following Section(s):
Legislative Strategy - Lobby Day Through Election (2:13)
Starting On The Inside Track (16:12)
Meeting Congress Where They're At (23:28)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/2020-legislative-plan

Training on CCL Community: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/459

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