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CCL Training: Online Group Organizing Tools

CCL Training: Online Group Organizing Tools

July 14, 2019

Join CCL Leaders Rebecca Ratliff and Will Musser for a training that explores the importance of data security and additional tools including Google Drive, Slack, and Evernote that CCL groups have been using to help supplement what is available on CCL Community to manage their chapter's communications effectively and organize information.

Skip Ahead to the following section(s):
Data Security (2:32)
Google Drive (6:03)
Utilizing Slack (11:12)
Utilizing Evernote (26:54)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/online-organizing-tools
CCL Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/404
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July 2019 Meeting with Drew Jones

July 2019 Meeting with Drew Jones

July 13, 2019

Drew Jones, is Co-Founder and Co-Director of Climate Interactive, a think tank that provides modeling for climate policies and tools, giving policy-makers a realistic view of what's needed to contain global warming below 2 degrees Celsius. Drew will share details of Climate Interactive's new climate policy simulator En-ROADS, a fast, powerful tool for understanding how we can achieve our climate goals through changes in energy, land use, consumption, agriculture, and other policies.

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 Training: Engaging Your Chamber of Commerce

CCL Training: Engaging Your Chamber of Commerce

June 25, 2019

Tune into to hear CCL Miami Group Leader and Senior Sustainability Educator Greg Hamra walk through how to go about engaging your local Chamber of Commerce to build relationships with this influential group in your community in order to seek their members’ support for the Energy Innovation Act.

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/chamber-outreach
CCL Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/399
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Diversity Training for an Empowered CCL - #CCL2019 Conference

Diversity Training for an Empowered CCL - #CCL2019 Conference

June 25, 2019

CCL Leaders from across the country offer tools and insights to help individuals who desire to build a more diverse chapter and improve your networking with people of color organizations.

Featuring:
Karina Ramirez, CCL Diversity Outreach Coordinator,
Princella Talley, CCL Diversity OutreachCoordinator,
Clara Fang, CCL Higher Education Outreach Coordinator,
Rev. Soniyyah B. Key, Fort Smith, AR Group Leader

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Intros & Overview (from beginning)
Diversity & the Climate Movement (13:09)
Diversity Now (32:29)
Introduction To Diversity Training (1:17:24)
Toolbox For Chapter Diversity Preparation (2:08:24)

#CCL2019 Conference Presentations & Videos: http://cclusa.org/presentations
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The Path Forward: CCL Strategy with Dr. Danny Richter - #CCL2019 Conference

The Path Forward: CCL Strategy with Dr. Danny Richter - #CCL2019 Conference

June 23, 2019

CCL's Vice President of Government Affairs outlines Citizens' Climate Lobby's strategy and approach for the year ahead, then responds to questions from the audience at the #CCL2019 Conference.

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Dr. Richter joined CCL’s staff in 2013 after five years as a volunteer, completing his Ph.D., and getting paid to do scientific research on all 7 continents. As CCL’s first staffer in DC, he established our DC office where he has been responsible for developing our overall legislative strategy, clarifying the details of our policy, and interacting with other groups in DC. He has also overseen CCL’s research program, leading to our REMI Study, Household Impacts Study, and Dividend Delivery Study.

All In Together: CCL National Team Building - #CCL2019 Conference

All In Together: CCL National Team Building - #CCL2019 Conference

June 23, 2019

CCL's Vice President of Programs Madeleine Para hosts a national team building panel featuring the experiences and perspectives for the four following CCL volunteers:

Emily Salazar, CCL CA Fresno Chapter
Shannon Caraway, CCL TX Dallas-Grapevine Chapter
Soniyyah Blue, CCL AR Ft. Smith Chapter
Jess Wilber, CCL OH Oberlin Chapter

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CCR Ep 37 Baseball, Circus, and Climate Change with MLB pitcher Brent Suter and circus artist Eliana Dunlap

CCR Ep 37 Baseball, Circus, and Climate Change with MLB pitcher Brent Suter and circus artist Eliana Dunlap

June 22, 2019

In this episode we feature two people with very unconventional jobs. Milwaukee Brewers pitcher, Brent Suter is concerned about climate change. He is using his platform to speak out. Circus artist and podcaster, Eliana Dunlap, "does circus" and is using circus arts to raise awareness about climate change.

There is a growing movement among professional athletes. Beyond greening the sportsworld, more and more champions are using their platforms to urge large scale responses to climate change. Lew Blaustein, editor at Green Sports Blog, writes about this trend. He has been introducing Citizens Climate Radio host, Peterson Toscano to professional athletes who are not afraid to talk about climate change. 

Brent Suter received a scholarship to play baseball at Harvard University, where he studied environmental science. He learned about the effects of climate change and what how we need to drastically reduce our pollution. At first that meant making individual lifestyle choices to lower his own personal carbon footprint, but he has been expanding his efforts. Through his Strike Out Waste initiative, he got professional baseball players to use reusable water bottles during spring training. 

That’s just a start. Brent understands we need to change national energy policy. In a recent interview for the Green Sport Blog he said, "At this point in time, a carbon pricing program and higher incentives for clean energy are absolutely imperative towards the goal of stabilizing our climate and ensuring a healthy and viable future for our planet. The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act would not only help achieve these goals, but would give the funds raised back to the people, save countless lives, and create millions of jobs! A Green Revolution needs to happen fast, and this law, if passed, would play a vital role in helping solve the most important problem of our lives.”

Hear our exclusive interview and learn more about the exciting news about how Brent is taking on climate change. 

The Art House

Eliana Dunlap was not born into a circus family; instead she learned circus arts at a circus school in Quebec. Her circus skill set is impressive and includes acrobatics, juggling, dance, and her speciality, the German Wheel. She has been performing circus arts in non-traditional spaces. She is also someone who is creatively responding to climate change. Through her podcast, Changing the World and Other Circus Related Things, she is connecting with other concerned circus artists. She is also one of the founding members of the Circus Action Network

Eliana likens the high stakes world of circus arts to the challenges we face with climate change. She also sees examples from the circus world about how we can get people from various backgrounds to work together. This summer she and a friend will do street performances of a new circus art show called, High Stakes--What's the Plan(t)? In addition to lots of juggling and acrobatics, the show features a live plant as part of the action. 

In this fascinating interview, Eliana opens up about the world of circus and how she and other concerned artists are creating avenues for a deeper conversation about climate change. 

Puzzler

In answer to last month's question, high school student, Jerome Foster II, explains why in his climate work he is more of an advocate than a rebel. 

New Puzzler Question

It’s a weird one, but there is a method in Our madness. We need to expand the ways we talk about climate change. Here is the question:

What color do you associate with climate change and why? or What sound do you associate with climate change and why?

Answer either or both.

Try answering the puzzler question. Leave your name, contact info, and where you are from. Get back to host, Peterson Toscano by July, 15, 2018. You can email your answers to radio @ citizensclimate.org or leave a voicemail of 3 minutes or less at 518.595.9414. (+1 if calling from outside the USA.)

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Carbon Taxes and a Comprehensive Climate Framework - #CCL2019 Conference

Carbon Taxes and a Comprehensive Climate Framework - #CCL2019 Conference

June 21, 2019

Chris Adamo, Vice President, Danone North America
Janet Peace, Sr. VP of Policy & Business Strategy, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)
Christina DeConcini, Manager, WRI Director of Government Affairs

The popularity of the Green New Deal’s climate aspirations are rapidly increasing the level of interest in a broad array of climate solution strategies. Join us to understand how business and policy leaders view a carbon price as a cornerstone within a diverse spectrum of complementary proposals. Business leader panelists will explore how a carbon price benefits various stakeholders in the business, energy, and climate space (or not!), how a carbon price fits into the larger context of a complete climate legislation framework, and what other elements are needed in such a framework.

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