Citizens’ Climate Lobby
Tia Nelson | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | November 2020 Monthly Speaker

Tia Nelson | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | November 2020 Monthly Speaker

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.

 

Helpful links:
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 

Oct 2020 | Alex Posner | Citizens Climate Lobby

Oct 2020 | Alex Posner | Citizens Climate Lobby

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.

 

Helpful Resources:

+ 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/

 

Sept. 2020 | Tina Johnson | Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Sept. 2020 | Tina Johnson | Citizens’ Climate Lobby

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.

 

Helpful Links:

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

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.”

 

Helpful links:

GA Tech's Global Change Program: https://globalchange.gatech.edu/

Climate Change Curriculum: https://secoora.org/?s=curriculum

Join CCL: https://cclusa.org/join

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:

Dr Natasha DeJarnett | Citizens Climate Lobby | May 2020 Speaker

Dr Natasha DeJarnett | Citizens Climate Lobby | May 2020 Speaker

May 9, 2020

Climate change and carbon pollution have always had an impact on public health, and the COVID-19 pandemic bears that out. On this month’s call, Dr. Natasha DeJarnett will look at how these two crises are connected. Dr. DeJarnett is the interim associate director of Program and Partnership Development at the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), where she leads research as well as climate and health activities. She also serves on the governing board of Citizens’ Climate Education.

Helpful Links:

National Environmental Health Association: https://www.neha.org/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Page: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Additional Health Action Team Recommended Research Articles: http://cclusa.org/health-research-may-call

Sign up to find out more about Citizens' Climate Lobby: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/join-citizens-climate-lobby/

 

Hannah Pickard | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | March 2020 Monthly Speaker

Hannah Pickard | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | March 2020 Monthly Speaker

March 14, 2020

Hannah Pickard trains people in proven communications techniques that shift the national conversation about climate change to be more positive, civic-minded and solutions-focused. She is the Network Manager for the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation. NNOCCI currently supports climate communicators in 184 institutions in 38 states. As we go out in our communities to lead presentations, Hannah’s coaching can help us to inspire audiences to take action and be part of the solution.

More Information: NNOCCI: https://climateinterpreter.org/about/projects/NNOCCI

Hannah's Slides & March's Monthly Actions: https://cclusa.org/actionsheet

Citizens' Climate Radio Episode 39 featuring Hannah Pickard: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/citizens-climate-radio-ep-39-envisioning-and-communicating-climate-success/

Coronavirus Forums: https://community.citizensclimate.org/discuss/viewcategory/2762

 

John Wood | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | January 2020 Monthly Speaker

John Wood | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | January 2020 Monthly Speaker

January 11, 2020

Searching for ways to bridge the partisan divide in America, we hear this month from John Wood, Jr. at Better Angels, a national citizens’ movement “to reduce political polarization in the United States by bringing liberals and conservatives together to understand each other beyond stereotypes.” Wood is a national leader for Better Angels, a former nominee for Congress, former Vice-Chairman of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County, and author of the upcoming book, “Transcending Politics: Perspectives for a Divided Nation.”

Andy Hoffman | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | November 2019 Monthly Speaker

Andy Hoffman | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | November 2019 Monthly Speaker

November 9, 2019

Solving climate change — and saving civilization as we know it — will require a major systemic shift in our culture. Andrew Hoffman maintains that we are in a societal moment akin to a new era of enlightenment. He joins us to talk about the system-level changes to our thinking needed in the anthropocene and the role of business in the great rethinking of our economy. Hoffman is the Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan. He has published 16 books, including:

Helpful Links:

CCL November Action Sheet: https://cclusa.org/actionsheet

The Next Phase of Business Sustainability

How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate

Climate Change and Our Emerging Cultural Shift

Kiera O’Brien | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | October 2019 Monthly Speaker

Kiera O’Brien | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | October 2019 Monthly Speaker

October 12, 2019

There’s been a shift among Republicans in Congress on climate change, due in no small part to polling that shows younger GOP voters are as concerned about climate change as their progressive counterparts. As vice president of Students for Carbon Dividends, Keira O’Brien is working to harness that passion among young conservatives to generate political will for carbon dividends legislation, which places a fee on carbon and gives revenue to households (sound familiar?). Kiera, who is President Emeritus of the Harvard Republican Club, recently testified at a congressional hearing alongside Republican pollster Frank Luntz. Over the summer, she spoke about carbon dividends at the Teen Vogue Summit: “There are many climate-oriented groups rallying around the problem, but Students for Carbon Dividends is rallying around the solution.”

Helpful Links:
IMF's Support For a $75/ton Carbon Tax: https://blogs.imf.org/2019/10/10/fiscal-policies-to-curb-climate-change/
Students For Carbon Dividends: https://www.s4cd.org/
Economists' Statement: https://www.clcouncil.org/economists-statement/
CCL Monthly Action Sheet: http://cclusa.org/actionsheet

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