Citizens’ Climate Lobby
CCL Training: Developing Your Chapter Action Plan

CCL Training: Developing Your Chapter Action Plan

January 17, 2020

Join Todd Elvins, CCL's Action Coordinator, for a training that provides a thorough action guide organized by CCL’s five levers of political will that your group can use to plan and coordinate your areas of focus for the year ahead. We trust that each group will do what is appropriate for its local politics and volunteer resources.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Actions For All (2:59)
Group Development (7:12)
Lobbying Congress (10:25)
Media Relations (14:45)
Grassroots Outreach (18:12)
Grasstops Engagement (22:32)

CCL Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/384

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/chapter-action-slides

 

Dec 2019 Monthly Call w/ Dr. Woo

Dec 2019 Monthly Call w/ Dr. Woo

December 14, 2019

Dr. Carolyn Woo spearheaded a dialogue at the Pontifical Academy of the Sciences on “The Energy Transition and Care for Our Common Home.” At the conclusion of the event, leaders from the energy sector and the global investment community released a statement saying, "The combination of policies and carbon pricing mechanisms should be designed in a way that simultaneously delivers innovation and investment in low carbon solutions while assisting those who are least able to pay."

Woo, currently a Distinguished President’s Fellow for Global Development at Purdue University, served as President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services from 2012 to 2016. She was featured in the May/June 2013 issue of Foreign Policy as one of the 500 Most Powerful people on the planet and one of only 33 in the category of “a force for good.”

More Information on the Dialogue: http://www.humandevelopment.va/en/eventi/2019/la-transizione-energetica-e-la-cura-della-nostra-casa-comune.html

Monthly Action Sheet (and Dr. Woo's slides): http://www.cclusa.org/actionsheet

CCL Training: Extended Q&A with Dr. Andy Hoffman

CCL Training: Extended Q&A with Dr. Andy Hoffman

December 13, 2019

 

 

Join our November 2019 speaker, Dr. Andy Hoffman, University of Michigan, for an extended Q&A featuring CCL volunteer questions that we didn't have time for during our monthly call.

Solving climate change — and saving civilization as we know it — will require a major systemic shift in our culture. Dr. Hoffman maintains that we are in a societal moment akin to a new era of enlightenment and 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. Dr. Hoffman is the Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan. He has published 16 books, including How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate and Re-engaging with Sustainability in the Anthropocene Era: An Institutional Approach.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):

  • The critical role of business engagement on climate action with its associated opportunities (1:44)
  • Encouraging companies to be first movers towards solving climate change (5:12)
  • Fundamentally rethinking the transportation industry, consumers vs. producers (10:25)
  • Whether carbon fee and dividend policies violate the concept of a free market (12:41)
  • The influence of the military in climate change (15:14)
  • Changes impacting the broader public conversation on climate change (16:57)
  • Changes in our cultural self-awareness (24:15)
  • Encouraging people to live their lives to reduce energy use (29:37)
  • Artists and sports figures influencing public opinion on climate change (33:29)
  • How climate change has affected real estate prices & development (38:21)

Find this recording on CCL Community's Monthly Speakers page: http://cclusa.org/monthly-speakers

Find out more: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/

CCL Training: November Lobby Day Logistics Q&A

CCL Training: November Lobby Day Logistics Q&A

November 8, 2019

Are you curious about what to expect about the November Lobby Day or have a question about any final details? Join CCL Project Specialist Morgan McCue and CCL National Outreach & Partnerships Coordinator Taylor Krause for a final walk-through of the who, what, and where for the November Lobby Day to help you prepare for what to expect with the schedule, logistics, and details.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Pre-conference Preparations (2:21)
Your Meetings (5:08)
November Lobby Day Schedule (16:45)
Getting To The Hill (27:41)
Submitting Meeting Minutes (32:42)

Presentation slides: http://cclusa.org/logistics
Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/272
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CCL Training: 2019 June Meeting Analysis

CCL Training: 2019 June Meeting Analysis

October 25, 2019

Join Adeline DeYoung, CCL Legislative Assistant, as she walks through this year's June Meeting Analysis results as well as how you can use it in a meeting with a Member of Congress, the media, potential endorsers, and the larger community.

This annual analysis covers CCL's 528 meetings with members of Congress and their staff in June each summer. Additionally, the CCL June Meeting Analysis reports paved the way for the creation of the Frequently Raised Topics resource we use to prepare for meetings with members of Congress or their staff.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
How was this done? (3:30)
What were the most frequent topics? (9:23)
Change of annual trends (13:38)
Other Frequently Raised Topics (and where to find them) (15:57)
Assessing Engagement (21:11)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/2019-june-analysis
Training on CCL Community: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/271
Frequently Raised Topics Resource: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/248
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CCL Training: Joy, Culture, & Community Building With Your Chapter

CCL Training: Joy, Culture, & Community Building With Your Chapter

August 24, 2019

Join CCL Regional Coordinator Tamara Staton for a training that will highlight how local groups can incorporate more fun, volunteer support, culture and community building into their group meetings and local activities with examples of what's worked for CCL chapters around the country.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
The Importance Of Group Culture (1:40)
How CCL National Creates Culture (5:31)
Building Culture & Joy In Your Meetings (12:33)
Gratitude Practices (23:45)
Additional Chapter Activities (26:12)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/fun-culture-building
CCL Community Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/422
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CCL Training: Focusing Your Grasstops Outreach

CCL Training: Focusing Your Grasstops Outreach

June 28, 2019

One of the most critical elements of building political will for the Energy Innovation Act is spotlighting the support in for business, civic, and faith leaders in your local district.

Join National Partnerships Coordinator Stephanie Doyle and other CCL leaders in a training that will help you personally research your member, find major employers, focus your grasstops outreach and prioritize the community leaders important for your member of Congress.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Who Are Grasstops & Why Care? (2:05)
How to Focus Your Research (4:14)
Starting & Using An Organizer (9:27)
Connecting With Impacted Industries (18:48)
Lessons From the Hill (23:33)
Bringing The Grassroots Voice to Your Member (29:17)
Case Study: NC Asheville's Story (37:58)

Resources:
Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/focusing-grasstops
Training page on Community: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/273
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Introduction To The Energy Innovation Act

Introduction To The Energy Innovation Act

June 28, 2019

Join Dr. Danny Richter, Vice President for Government Affairs with Citizens' Climate Lobby, in a training that walks through the components the bipartisan Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019, H.R. 763, and helps new volunteers understand the details of this historic legislation.

Skip Ahead To The Following Section(s):
The Policy Benefits (1:37)
How It Works (3:18)
Support The Act (5:43)

Take Action: http://cclusa.org/energy-innovation-act
Endorse The Act: https://energyinnovationact.org/endorse/
More Details: http://cclusa.org/ennergy-innovation-qa
Questions? http://cclusa.org/energy-innovation-act-forum
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CCL Core Volunteer Training: Communicating With Progressives

CCL Core Volunteer Training: Communicating With Progressives

April 5, 2019

This training highlights recommendations on communicating with progressive groups about the Energy Innovation Act, reviews the organizational statements made on behalf of the recent legislation, and walks through CCL’s ongoing plan for outreach to progressive, environmental, and climate justice organizations at the national and local level.

Skip ahead to the following sections:
National Group Support (2:15)
CCL National Outreach (6:05)
Communications Considerations (9:40)
Four Roles of Social Activism (17:57)
Responding To Criticism (21:53)
Local Actions & Wrap-up (33:03)

Training slides: http://cclusa.org/progressive-outreach-bill
Training webpage: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/122
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CCL’s Core Volunteer Training: Celebrating Storytelling

CCL’s Core Volunteer Training: Celebrating Storytelling

April 5, 2019

Join CCL's President and Founder Marshall Saunders for a special training focusing on the transformative power of storytelling.

Marshall shares his own experience starting CCL, complete with setbacks and early victories

The training opens up to all volunteer stories on the line reflecting on moment they are most proud of as a CCL volunteer and what experiences helped expand comfort zones, leading to unknown places.

Core Volunteer Training is a series specifically created to support you in becoming more active with CCL and answering any questions you might have across a wide range of topics.

Skip ahead to the following sections:
The Power of Stories (2:05)
The Purpose of Stories (4:54)
Marshall's Story of CCL's Beginning (8:06)
Stories of Empowerment & Transformation (19:20)
Closing Reflection & Wrap-up (29:31)

Training slides: http://cclusa.org/ccl-storytelling
Training webpage: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/65
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