Core Volunteer Training: Working With Print Media

September 10, 2018

CCL Communications Coordinator Flannery Winchester leads a webinar geared at enhancing your understanding and confidence in writing effective letters to the editor and building key press relationships. Volunteers will learn key concepts like the LTE formula, the hierarchy of news items to respond to, and suggestions on how to connect to local issues that matter to their community.

Come prepared to respond to an article in your own local newspaper and bring a copy from today to the webinar to support getting your first letter to the editor written.

Core Volunteer Training is specifically created to support CCL volunteers in becoming more active, empowering you to achieve your larger goals for climate advocacy as well as answer questions you might have across a wide range of topics.

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September 2018 Meeting with Leaf Van Boven and David Sherman

September 8, 2018

As we strive to bridge the partisan divide on climate change, researchers are finding that the views of Republicans and Democrats are not as far apart as we perceive. The problem is that people tend to listen almost exclusively to their tribal leaders. Leaf Van Boven and David Sherman elaborated on this phenomenon in a recent New York Times op-ed. Van Boven is a professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and Sherman is a professor of psychology and brain sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Their valuable insights on this month’s call can inform and improve our approach in generating the political will to enact climate solutions.

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CCU: Climate Conversations With New Acquaintances

September 7, 2018

How do we find out what is important to other climate-concerned individuals to pinpoint where our shared interests overlap?

What does this look like in actual conversation?

Join CCL leaders Miranda Philips and Mark Vossler, in a webinar geared at identifying the barriers to effective communications, helping passionate climate advocates make room for other people and become more effective.

Listen as Miranda and Mark walk through three distinct scenarios demonstrating a framework involving identifying your partner within Yale's Six Americas and Dr. Katharine Hayhoe's recommendations to Bond, Connect, and Inspire for practical climate conversations.

Full video and slides on Community: https://community.citizensclimatelobby.org/learn/communications/how-to-have-better-conversations/

Follow us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWuCkmi8ySLMTZEpJC7jMsA

 

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CCU: Carbon Pricing & The Clean Air Act (Audio)

August 31, 2018

Audio Only: Various current carbon tax proposals include provisions streamlining Clean Air Act regulations. Reasonably, this causes concern among climate advocates.

Join Dr. Ross Astoria, CCL Board Chair and Advanced Policy Camp Director, in a webinar that will cover the important history of the Clean Air Act and how Clean Air Act regulations might interact with federal carbon pricing.

This webinar will describe the history and regulatory architecture of the Clean Air Act, highlight where to find and begin to interpret EPA regulations governing greenhouse gases, and utilize a framework for evaluating the interaction of greenhouse gas regulations and carbon pricing legislation. 

To acces the video and slides, visit: https://community.citizensclimatelobby.org/learn/carbon-fee-and-dividend/carbon-pricing-clean-air-act/

 

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CC Radio Ep 27 Telling Better Climate Stories with Sara Peach and Hayride Casualties

August 25, 2018

Sara Peach, the senior editor at Yale Climate Connections has only 90 seconds to tell a compelling and inspiring climate change related story. She sits down with show host, Peterson Toscano, to discuss the kind of stories that move people closer to climate advocacy. Based on extensive research from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, Sara and her team have produced hundreds of short radio pieces. She brought two of these stories with her to share on this episode. Sara also talks about where she is finding hope these and what she does when she hears discouraging climate news.

Art House

Singer Song writer Dan Dewald produces music as Hayride Casualties. His album Fossil Fuel Kid is all about climate change. The songs explore how climate change affects us. They point to the complications of feeling complicit in contributing to the pollution.  In addition, they have songs that point to the fierce passionate response needed to address our growing fossil fuel problem.

Citizens Climate Radio Puzzler

Many listeners wrote in to say they want more puzzler questions. We have set up a new listener call line, so can share you answers with us. How about you take a stab at the puzzler.

New Puzzler question

You are talking with your neighbor, Tabitha. She seems interested in your work as a climate advocate. You tell her about large solutions like carbon fee and dividend. You are so excited to find someone who wants to know more. But then you notice Tabitha's eyes start to glaze over. She interrupts you, "This all sounds so important and overwhelming. But What does it mean for you and for me?"

Tabitha wants to better understand climate change. She doesn't need more facts right now. She needs to hear some of your own story. How might you begin to shift the tone and and get personal with her? What does climate change mean for you? Let's personal.

Send Peterson your answers. Leave your name, contact info, and where you are from.

Get back to him by October 15, 2018. You can email your answers to radio @ citizensclimate.org or leave a voicemail of 3 minutes or less. And don't be anxious about the voicemail. You can leave as many versions of your answer as you like. If you stumble, try again until you feel comfortable with your answer. Leave your message at 518.595.9414. (+1 if calling from outside the USA.)

Dig Deeper

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CCU: Rural Strategies for CCL Chapter Success

August 24, 2018

Did you know that three of out the top five most productive U.S. CCL chapters in 2018 are groups nestled within communities with populations smaller than than 1,000 people?

Tune in to learn how our rural-based chapters from Chatuge, Georgia to Birchwood, Wisconsin, from the high plains of northeast Arizona to the breadbasket of Nebraska are uniquely engaging their communities to be effective across all five levers of building political will.

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CCU: Rural Strategies for CCL Chapter Success (Audio)

August 24, 2018

 

Audio Only: Did you know that three of out the top five most productive U.S. CCL chapters in 2018 are groups nestled within communities with populations smaller than than 1,000 people?

Tune in to learn how our rural-based chapters from Chatuge, Georgia to Birchwood, Wisconsin, from the high plains of northeast Arizona to the breadbasket of Nebraska are uniquely engaging their communities to be effective across all five levers of building political will

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CCU: Managing Your Inbox & Email Productivity Tips

August 17, 2018

Emails getting the better of you?

Join us for a webinar focused on focused on keeping your inbox healthy to learn tools and tips from how CCL groups across the country approach keeping on top of their email communications without it letting take over their lives.

Brett Cease, CCL's Volunteer Education & Engagement Coordinator walks through advice from the field on how to rethink how you use email, create effective structures for organizing it, and how to best apply these examples to our CCL lives and communications.

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CCU: Managing Your Inbox & Email Productivity Tips (Audio)

August 17, 2018

Audio Only: Emails getting the better of you?

Join us for a webinar focused on focused on keeping your inbox healthy to learn tools and tips from how CCL groups across the country approach keeping on top of their email communications without it letting take over their lives.

Brett Cease, CCL's Volunteer Education & Engagement Coordinator walks through advice from the field on how to rethink how you use email, create effective structures for organizing it, and how to best apply these examples to our CCL lives and communications.

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Core Volunteer Training: Community Influencers & Our Action Teams

August 14, 2018

Join Todd Elvins with CCL's Endorsers Program Lead in highlighting successful examples of building support from local faith, business, and community leaders and elected officials in the support of leader's letters as well as how to navigate our Grasstops Engagement Tracker and Action Teams network.

Demonstrating to Congress that business and community leaders support our policy is critical. In the words of CCL's Senior Liaison Jay Butera, "Bringing in endorsers with me was a game changer in our relationship with Congressman Curbelo’s office, and played a big role in gaining his signature on the Republican Climate Resolution.”

Core Volunteer Training is created to help connect new volunteers with each other from across the world and empower them to achieve their larger goals for climate advocacy.

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