Citizens Climate Radio Ep 15 Panama

August 28, 2017

An American doctor becomes a sailor which leads her to climate advocacy in Panama. Hear some of Dr. Tami Kellogg's extraordinary journey. Tami sat down with Citizens' Climate Radio host, Peterson Toscano. She explains why she feels hopeful pursuing climate solutions in Central America. 

Art House

Singer Songwriter Anna Fritz is a classically trained cellist. She fuses her artistry with her passions for justice and the environment. The result is a moving duet between this Portland, OR-based musician and her cello. Anna creates a whole new style of folk music. She talks about the inspiration for her songs and her role in encouraging climate advocates. Hear two songs from her new album, On a High Hill. Follow her on Twitter: @annaplayscello

Puzzler

We hear from three listeners who answered last month's puzzler: When I think of climate change, it reminds me of when ______. They dug deep into their past experiences to bring us powerful metaphors to help wrapped our minds and hearts around climate change today. 

New 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 September, 15, 2017. You can also email your answers to radio @ citizensclimate.org or leave a voicemail of 3 minutes or less at 570.483.8194. (+1 if calling from outside the USA.)

Dig Deeper

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Working with Environmental Justice Communities

August 25, 2017

CCL’s climate and environmental justice action team works to help our volunteers learn more about the history and background of environmental justice and climate justice groups.

These groups represent communities that have been underrepresented, underpaid, and under-serviced since the beginning of the U.S. It is important within CCL's outreach work that these voices are included in our work to ensure that any proposed policy protects vulnerable and low-income households from price increases.

Join David Holmquist & Jim Rine from CCL's climate and environmental justice action team to learn, discuss, and practice two larger approaches within environmental justice outreach:
1. Building personal relationships built on genuine interest.
2. Working towards broader community engagement through shared alliances.

The webinar will provide participants with best practices from the field and help empower attendees to think about moving beyond diversity and into inclusion within their own groups' efforts.

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Working with Environmental Justice Communities (Audio)

August 25, 2017

CCL’s climate and environmental justice action team works to help our volunteers learn more about the history and background of environmental justice and climate justice groups.

These groups represent communities that have been underrepresented, underpaid, and under-serviced since the beginning of the U.S. It is important within CCL's outreach work that these voices are included in our work to ensure that any proposed policy protects vulnerable and low-income households from price increases.

Join David Holmquist & Jim Rine from CCL's climate and environmental justice action team to learn, discuss, and practice two larger approaches within environmental justice outreach:
1. Building personal relationships built on genuine interest.
2. Working towards broader community engagement through shared alliances.

The podcast will provide participants with best practices from the field and help empower attendees to think about moving beyond diversity and into inclusion within their own groups' efforts.

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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.

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Communicating Oil & Gas’s Support for Carbon Pricing

August 17, 2017

Join CCL’s Team OIL leaders Liz Fisher and Bill Bray, along with Jeff Neuman, in a hands-on 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 and partners for carbon pricing in your outreach and endorsement work.

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August 2017 CCL Meeting with Paul Hawken

August 14, 2017

Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, author and activist who has dedicated his life to environmental sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment.

He is the author of Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. The book is based on the work of researchers from around the world who identified, researched and modeled the 100 most substantive, existing solutions to address climate change. What was uncovered is a path forward that can roll back global warming within thirty years. It shows that humanity has the means at hand. Nothing new needs to be invented.

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Winning Over Local Elected Officials

August 11, 2017

Join CCL veterans - Sandy Simon, Peter Jarka-Sellers and Alex Amonette - and learn how to communicate and build relationships with your local elected officials. Work toward passing municipal resolutions and gaining endorsements in support of CFD from key stakeholders.

Cities, local governments, and business organizations have begun to lead the way in boldly pronouncing their support for climate action. In this week’s CCU webinar, learn how to harness this nationwide momentum and gain the support of your city council, mayor, and chamber of commerce.

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Communicating with Progressives

August 11, 2017

Join Carla Wise (CCL’s Progressive Outreach Team Lead) and Gary Rucinski (MA State Coordinator) to explore some of the theory behind the progressive worldview and key takeaways to apply in our conversations with our friends on the left. The lesson will also dive into the importance of honing our deep listening abilities, stepping back to understand more fully where others' objections, concerns, and alternative climate policy preferences might be.

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Winning Over Local Elected Officials (Audio)

August 11, 2017

Audio Only: Join CCL veterans - Sandy Simon, Peter Jarka-Sellers and Alex Amonette - and learn how to communicate and build relationships with your local elected officials. Work toward passing municipal resolutions and gaining endorsements in support of CFD from key stakeholders.

Cities, local governments, and business organizations have begun to lead the way in boldly pronouncing their support for climate action. In this week’s CCU webinar, learn how to harness this nationwide momentum and gain the support of your city council, mayor, and chamber of commerce.

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Climate Advocate Training Lesson Two (Audio)

August 11, 2017

Audio Only: Join Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) Director of Operations Amy Bennett and Director of Volunteer Education and Engagement Brett Cease as they welcome you to CCL. In this updated second part of the series, you'll review CCL's methodology of building common ground, put it into practice, and review more of the details behind carbon fee and dividend to help cover the basics of becoming an effective CCL climate advocate.

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