CCL’s Informational Session

June 19, 2018

Facilitated by CCL’s Director of Field Development Elli Sparks and Membership Coordinator Sara Wanous, this session will help you learn more about Citizens’ Climate Lobby.

Learn how you can make a difference by creating the political will for legislation that will wean our nation off the energy sources that are warming our world and changing our climate.

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Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s Online Climate Advocate Training (Audio)

May 3, 2018

Audio Only: Join Amy Bennett, CCL's Director of Congressional Liaisons & Lobby Days, and Brett Cease, CCL's Volunteer Education and Engagement Coordinator as they welcome you to CCL.

To be taken as the final part of new volunteer's training module after the informational session, in this webinar you will:
-Learn the basics of becoming an effective climate advocate
-Review the structure, mission, and purpose of CCL
-Learn how to build constructive relationships with elected representatives
-Review CCL's methodology of creating political will
-Practice how to appeal to the best in others and build common ground,
-Review the details and further resources to understand Carbon Fee & Dividend

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Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s Online Climate Advocate Training

May 3, 2018

Join Amy Bennett, CCL's Director of Congressional Liaisons & Lobby Days, and Brett Cease, CCL's Volunteer Education and Engagement Coordinator as they welcome you to CCL.

To be taken as the final part of new volunteer's training module after the informational session, in this webinar you will:
-Learn the basics of becoming an effective climate advocate
-Review the structure, mission, and purpose of CCL
-Learn how to build constructive relationships with elected representatives
-Review CCL's methodology of creating political will
-Practice how to appeal to the best in others and build common ground,
-Review the details and further resources to understand Carbon Fee & Dividend

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The Transformative Nature of CCL Conferences

April 30, 2018

Mark Reynolds, CCL's Executive Director, shares several transformative moments for him from the early days of CCL's international conferences during a recent call with emerging CCL group leaders.

During the call, Mark highlights how CCL from the very beginning has been an organization for climate advocates that believe they can make a difference, that are willing to engage in a non-cynical view of our government, and not just resign themselves to the status quo because everyone says the changes we need for federal climate policy are impossible.

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What Mark Reynolds Learned From CCL’s Early Days of Group Organizing

April 30, 2018
Mark Reynolds, CCL's Executive Director, shares personal reflections and three recommendations for group development he learned from the early days of CCL:
 
1. Approach recruitment through deciding ahead of time each person matters deeply to you rather than evaluating everyone's immediate potential
2. Celebrate your group's accomplishments (big and small) with a zeal for connecting how important each action is to our larger goals
3. Create a culture of relatedness by authentically investing in your group members and being there for them when they need a listening ear

 

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Citizens’ Climate University: Creative & Engaging Tabling Ideas

April 7, 2018

Excited to try out some fresh ideas to boost your group's tabling engagement?

Join Brett Cease, CCL's Volunteer Education & Engagement Coordinator to ​absorb ​the fun​, ​interactive ways CCL chapters around the country are creating to engage their community members at tabling events.

Tabling is one of the best ways to educate, empower, and encourage people to take action, as well as the chance to find community members interested in joining CCL.​ ​Use these tried and true approaches to help your group's efforts and encourage your newer volunteers to get engaged through a low-risk, non-threatening way to ​quickly ​develop their climate ​communication and ​listening skills.

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Core Volunteer Training: Celebrating Our Work Through Storytelling

March 30, 2018

Core Volunteer Training is specifically created to support you in becoming more active and empower you to achieve your larger goals for climate advocacy.

This webinar is the final installment in our 12-part series and focuses on the importance of storytelling and being ready to communicate through our own stories of personal transformation.

CCL's President and Founder Marshall Saunders joins as a special guest to share his own first lobbying experience as a volunteer, complete with setbacks and early victories and after Q&A the conversation is opened up to all attendees to share stories of empowerment, engagement, and experience that have helped expand our comfort zone and led you to unknown places.

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CCL Tutorial: Strategies for Success with Municipal Resolutions

March 30, 2018

Join Sandy Simon, CCL's Municipal Resolutions Coordinator in a short lesson on how to communicate and build relationships with local elected officials and work effectively to pass municipal resolutions in support of federal carbon fee and dividend (CFD) legislation.

This tutorial guides volunteers interested in joining the success of nearly one hundred other cities in the steps to take to prepare for passing a city, county, and state resolution urging Congress to pass CFD legislation as well as the steps to take after your resolution passes.

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CCL Agriculture Action Team Webinar: Mitigating Climate Change with Farmland (Audio Only)

March 23, 2018

Audio Only: Join the CCL Agriculture Action Team for a webinar featuring Jimmy Daukas, Senior Program Officer, and Samantha Levy, New York Policy Manager at American Farmland Trust, a national conservation organization dedicated to saving the land that sustains us.

Jimmy and Samantha present opportunities for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to a changing climate including farmland protection, smart solar siting, and improving soil health to sequester carbon. Jimmy provides an overview and Samantha focuses on “Greener Fields,” a recent AFT report on the important role that farmland protection and compact growth play in mitigating climate change.

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CCL Agriculture Action Team Webinar: Investing in Rural America (Audio)

February 26, 2018

Audio Only: This webinar features Mike Lavender, the Senior Washington Representative for the Union of Concerned Scientists.

The farming sector has consolidated profoundly over the last several decades, which has had widespread negative consequences on communities across America. Lavender’s talk focuses on how the 2018 farm bill can reverse the downward trend in rural America by investing in all farmers and in local and regional food systems.

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