Citizens’ Climate University: Preparing for Radio & TV Interviews

October 13, 2017

Join media consultant and trainer Aaron Huertas, former Communications Manager at the Union of Concerned Scientists in a skills-building webinar preparing volunteers to be interviewed on radio and television.

Learn how to prepare​ for and respond to interview​ questions,​ ​keep the interview on track, and learn effective dialogue skill​s with journalists.

Joining Aaron, CCL’s Action Coordinator Todd Elvins and CCL’s Communications Coordinator, Flannery Winchester, introduce the new CCL Broadcast Media Action Team,​ which is focused on preparing CCL volunteers ​to be interviewed on radio and TV.

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Citizens’ Climate University: Boosting Your Chapter’s Social Media Game

October 6, 2017

Join Ashley Hunt-Martorano, CCL's Director of Marketing and Events, in a webinar geared at enhancing your chapter's use of Facebook and Twitter. This webinar will help you learn how to recruit new members, inform and engage the public, motivate action and connect with other organizations—both online and in real life.

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Citizens’ Climate University: Boosting Your Chapter’s Social Media Game (Audio)

October 6, 2017

Audio Only: Join Ashley Hunt-Martorano, CCL's Director of Marketing and Events, in a webinar geared at enhancing your chapter's use of Facebook and Twitter. This webinar will help you learn how to recruit new members, inform and engage the public, motivate action and connect with other organizations—both online and in real life.


CCL Agricultural Series on Carbon Farming: Regenerative Agriculture for Climate Stabilization

October 3, 2017

Join guest speaker Connor Stedman of AppleSeed Permaculture, an ecological designer and educator, specializing in applying carbon practices to grow resilience and profitability on working land.

In this new six-week webinar series, learn how farmers can implement these practices, what policies they need to scale up the process, and how you can help. These online presentations are hosted by the CCL Agriculture Action Team, for a six-part series called “Agriculture at the Table: Land Use Practices that Extract and Store Carbon.”


Citizens’ Climate University: Household and Small Business Considerations for Fee-And-Dividend (Audio)

September 29, 2017

​Audio Only: Join CCL Board Member and Bank Economist Jerry Hinkle in exploring more in-depth policy details behind the implications of CCL's Household Impact Study and how its findings can speak to many of the current concerns from our members of Congress.

In the second part CCL member Dr. Phil Harding, Linus Pauling Chair at Oregon State University, leads a discussion about the role carbon fee and dividend plays in catalyzing innovation to provide the price signal for investors, engineers, and scientists to seek out opportunities that correspond to customer needs and market opportunities.


CC Radio Ep 16 Pursuing Climate Justice

September 24, 2017

What do people of color concerned about climate change and environmental impacts to their communities want white climate advocates to know? What roles do climate organizations with mostly white members play in environmental justice work? How do you define "the environment," and what is climate justice? Today we take on a big story. Bigger than any single extreme weather event, we explore the topics of environmental justice and climate justice. We look at how injustice in society, particularly in the USA, deepens suffering during a time of climate change. Peggy Sheppard, the co-founder and executive director of WE ACT For Environmental Justice and Dr. Beverly G Ward, Field Director for Earthcare for the Southeastern Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, talk about their work pursuing environmental and climate justice. 

Art House/Puzzler

We did not want to rush the conversations with our guests, so we do not include an Art House segment or a new puzzler. Peterson will share the answers from last month's puzzler on Ep 17. You still have time to send in your answers. 

Puzzler Question

You are chatting with an acquaintance, let's call him Larry. Somehow you get to talking about windmills and the rapid advances in renewable technology. Larry is sympathetic but bothered by something. He says to you, Yeah, I understand that these windmills can help to get us off of coal and gas, but they look so ugly! I hate how they are destroying the countryside.

So What would you say to Larry? Try to think of something that will open up the conversation and get him to better understand climate change. Get back to Peterson by October, 15, 2017. You can also email your answers to radio @ or leave a voicemail of 3 minutes or less at 570.483.8194. (+1 if calling from outside the USA.)

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Communicating Oil & Gas’s Support for Carbon Pricing (Audio)

August 17, 2017

Audio Only: Join CCL’s Team OIL leaders Liz Fisher and Bill Bray, along with Jeff Neuman, in this lesson to help you understand the fossil fuel industry, learn about its history and thought leaders, and hone your message about the support of the fossil fuel industry for carbon pricing. The workshop discusses the support the oil industry has expressed on pricing carbon--even carbon fee and dividend--and how to leverage them as supporters/partners for carbon pricing in your outreach and endorsement work.


Citizens Climate Radio Ep 2 Duh, We Are the Children

July 25, 2016
For those of us who want to motivate our friends to climate advocacy, we are often looking for a silver bullet—that perfect talking point that will get people on board. One of the most popular is, “We need to think about future generations. We must act on behalf of the children and the grandchildren.” In this episode we explore this climate pitch. 
Main Section
Host Peterson Toscano speaks with three women whose lives have been affected by pollution particularly in their childhood. Piper Christian is a 16 year old climate advocate from Utah who was moved by an even younger person from Malaysia she met at the Paris Climate Summit last November. Clara Fang is an ecologist and poet, who as a girl experienced extreme pollution in her homeland of China. Now living in the USA, she is seeking global solutions to climate change. Cathy Orlando a Canadian had an epiphany about climate change when she was pregnant at age 40. She brought her instincts, knowledge, and sass with her to the climate advocacy table. 

The Art House

We also hear from ecologist and poet Lilace Mellin Guignard who during our Art House section of the program asks the profound question, “How do we raise children in a time of climate change?” She answers this question with a poem. 


Many people wrote in with their answers to last month’s Citizens’ Climate Puzzler. Hear how people responded to Claire, who is concerned about climate change but feels there are bigger issues to address. In addition to hearing from listeners, we are joined by Joanna Huxster, PhD, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Bucknell University who does research on the public’s understanding of climate change. She shares her expert opinion on what sort of responses might be most effective. 

This month’s Puzzler
Imagine you are chatting with someone while traveling somewhere—bus, train, plane, camel—however you travel with others. You reveal that you are concerned about climate change. You say you are pursuing a variety of solutions. The person you are speaking with, let’s call him Sven, replies, 
“I could not agree more. In fact, I am doing so much to address global warming—I recycle, take shorter showers, ride my bike to work, and I have become a vegan. If we each would just do our own part, we will tackle this problem.” 
What do you think about Sven’s response? Is he correct to assume that if enough people change their individual consumption habits, we will tackle this problem? He clearly cares about addressing climate change and is putting lots of effort into cleaning up his personal lifestyle. How would answer Sven?
Send in your answers. Leave your name, contact info, and where you are from.
Get back to Peterson by August, 15th 2016. You can email your answers to radio @  You can also text  leave a voicemail at 570.483.8194. (+1 if calling from outside the USA.)
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Climate Advocate Training Workshop

June 23, 2016

Introductory training workshop for new CCL volunteers.


Conference and Lobby Day Logistics

June 12, 2016

If you've got questions about the June 2016 CCE/CCL Conference and Lobby Day, then we've got the answers. Join CCE' s Director of Operations Amy Bennett and Director of Member Relations Susan Higgins as they review the 5 W's (Who? What? When? Where? and Why?) for the upcoming conference and lobby day.