May 8, 2021
People of color are likely to be the most impacted by environmental and climate degradation. And yet, they are typically the most underrepresented in environmental organizations and the national conversation about cleaning up our environment. Our guest this month is Andrés Jimenez, Executive Director of Green2.0, an organization dedicated to increasing the diversity of voices being heard at the table when it comes to environmental justice. Before joining Green2.0, Andres was Senior Director of Government Affairs for Citizens' Climate Lobby. Before that, he was Associate Director of Government Relations at Ocean Conservancy. Andres has also worked on the Hill in the offices of Rep. Linda Sanchez and Rep. Howard Berman.
Skip ahead to the following section(s):
(1:22) CCL's New Staff
(5:53) Andres's Presentation and Q&A
(32:48) AirMeet Intro For June Conference
(37:07) May Actions & Accomplishments
Green 2.0: https://diversegreen.org/
CCL's May Action Sheet: https://cclusa.org/actionsheet
CCL's June Conference: https://cclusa.org/june
May Pre Call Video: https://vimeo.com/546579112
April 10, 2021
At a time when distrust and animosity between our political parties appear to be at an all-time high, we need to take a step back and find ways to work together so we can solve the big problems facing our nation. We hear this month from Rev. Franklin Ruff, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Stillwell, Kansas, and past president of American Baptist Churches of the Central Region. He is also the Red Co-Chair of the Braver Angels Kansas City Alliance. Rev. Ruff is a conservative who says, “One of the things we can do to make [our country] better is look and see the humanity of others and to be humble.” He’ll talk about how to bridge differences and listen to each other to find common ground.
November 14, 2020
At the age of 13, Tia Nelson spent the first Earth Day cleaning up trash with her junior high classmates. She went on to follow in the environmental footsteps of her father, Sen. Gaylord Nelson, founder of the historic event that ushered in a new era of awareness and action for our environment. Now the Managing Director for the Outrider Foundation, which works to end the threat of nuclear war and reverse the course of global climate change, Tia joined this month’s call in the aftermath of a momentous election. She shared the lessons she learned from her father and offer perspective on the state of the climate movement based on her many years of working on that issue.
Register for CCL's December 2020 Conference: https://cclusa.org/conference
Outrider Foundation: https://outrider.org/
CCL's Year End Giving Appeal Campaign: https://citizensclimate.org/give
Call Congress Day Dec 3rd: https://cclusa.org/call
November Action Sheet: https://cclusa.org/actionsheet
November Pre-Call Video: https://vimeo.com/478651436
October 10, 2020
As we seek the common ground between Republicans and Democrats on climate solutions, Students for Carbon Dividends (S4CD) has emerged as an important ally in building support on college campuses for revenue-neutral carbon pricing. Alex Posner, President and Founder of S4CD, joins our October call to share about the work his organization is doing to bring Republicans on board and the growing movement of the EcoRight, especially among young conservatives. A speaker at CCL’s June conference in 2018, Alex holds a BA in History from Yale University and is also a volunteer with Magicians Without Borders.
+ Students For Carbon Dividends: https://www.s4cd.org/
+ Economist Statement on Carbon Dividends: https://www.econstatement.org/
+ Register for CCL's December 2020 Conference: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/december-2020-online-conference/
September 12, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, we see disproportionate numbers of Black people becoming infected and dying from the disease. Leaders in the environmental justice community know this disparity all too well, and in June the National Black Environmental Justice Network was relaunched to help communities of color address the inequities that place them in harm’s way. Tina Johnson, director of NBEJN, joins us to talk about those disparities and how the network is fighting for environmental justice.
National Black Environmental Justice Network: https://www.nbejn.com/
Join CCL: http://cclusa.org/join
CCL's Climate & Environmental Justice Action Team: https://community.citizensclimate.org/groups/home/953
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.”
GA Tech's Global Change Program: https://globalchange.gatech.edu/
Climate Change Curriculum: https://secoora.org/?s=curriculum
Join CCL: https://cclusa.org/join