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CCL Training: Household Impact Study (2020 Updates)

CCL Training: Household Impact Study (2020 Updates)

August 31, 2020

CCL continues to bolster our case with top-notch economic modeling. Join CCL's Research Coordinator Rick Knight for a special training on important research updates. The brand new Household Impact Study 2020 is now done, revealing exciting financial benefits for American households under the Energy Innovation Act. Rick will take you through researcher Kevin Ummel's top-level findings and how it improves on the original 2016 study done for CCL.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
New Study Findings (2:25)
How Households Fare (7:30)
Where To Find Resources (11:31)

Presentation Slides:
http://cclusa.org/household-impact-study-2020-slides

2020 Household Impact Study Updates: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/household-impact-study/

 

CCR 51 Art and Identity in a Time of Climate Change

CCR 51 Art and Identity in a Time of Climate Change

August 28, 2020
Those of you who regularly listen to this podcast know that when addressing climate change, we believe in the power of art. Artists take on a unique role in helping the public better understand the many issues connected to climate change. They also play an important part in helping us process our strong emotions about our rapidly changing world. 
 
Poet and climate advocate Clara Fang shares her powerful and moving poem, The Children on Why They are Striking for the Climate. She also tells us about the poetry she reads and how it connects her to the natural world. Clara serves as Citizens’ Climate Lobby Student Engagement Coordinator. In her role, she engages students in climate advocacy and helps members conduct outreach to higher education.  She holds a Master of Environmental Management from Yale University and a MFA in Creative Writing from University of Utah. In the episode she announced plans to organize a creative writing action group on CCL Community
 
Photographer, writer, and climate advocate, Princella Talley tells us about the vital role of art in her life and her work. Her interests in visual art and storytelling started at a young age when observing dolphins in the ocean. After a successful career as a professional writer, Princella worked on a freelance writing assignment that ultimately drew her into the world of climate change and her role as diversity outreach outreach coordinator at Citizens’ Climate Lobby. In her conversation with host, Peterson Toscano, Princella speaks candidly about the challenges of being a person of color in predominately white climate spaces. 
 
Before joining the Citizens’ Climate Education team, Princella spent more than a decade as a photographer and writer. She covered topics ranging from climate change and ecotourism to artificial intelligence and mobile app development for major news outlets with more than 60 million online visitors, independent publications, and tech startups in Silicon Valley. She’s written for CBS Las Vegas, worked as a former copy editor for a digital publication with 135,000 weekly readers, and created content for a GRAMMYs campaign.

Princella is also a business owner of Louisiana Food Fellow, a cohort of change leaders working within local food systems. In Central Louisiana, she partners with community leaders to provide environmental education and implement sustainable and eco-friendly programs in economically disadvantaged communities.

 
Krista Hiser, PhD is a professor of composition and rhetoric at Kapi'olani Community College in Honolulu, Hawaii. She also directs the Center for Sustainability Across Curriculum within the University of Hawaii System. In the spring she taught the course, Landscapes in Literature—Cli-Fi, Sci-Fi, and the Culture of Sustainability. In this episode, Dr. Hiser outlines for us the difference between science fiction and climate fiction and provides examples for each. She also raises concerns about the many apocalyptic narratives that flood the Cli-Fi market and that play a prominent role in climate conversations. She believes there are batter ways to talk about climate change. 
 
Climate Fiction and Science Fiction discussed in this episode
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CCL Training: Model Laws For Deep Decarbonization

CCL Training: Model Laws For Deep Decarbonization

August 21, 2020

Join Michael Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia Law School, Faculty Director for the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, and CCL Advisory Board member for a training on the Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization. His team's research provides a “legal playbook” for deep decarbonization in the United States, identifying well over 1,000 model laws based on two reports by the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) that explain technical and policy pathways for reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% from 1990 levels by 2050.  Gerrard will also identify changes needed in federal, state, and local law to help achieve these reductions and highlight ways that CCL volunteers can be engaged in highlighting these model laws out to federal, state, and local legislators.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Four Pillars of a Net-Zero or Net-Negative Energy System (6:08)
Twelve Types of Legal Tools (14:50)
Legal Pathways Section-By-Section Review (19:55)
Mobilizing Pro Bono Lawyers (41:19)

Join CCL: https://cclusa.org/join

Model Laws for Deep Decarbonization in the United States: https://lpdd.org/

Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States: https://www.eli.org/legal-pathways-deep-decarbonization-united-states-summary-and-key-recommendations

CCL Training: Rebuilding For A Better Future

CCL Training: Rebuilding For A Better Future

August 14, 2020

Join CCL's Global Strategy Director Joe Robertson for a training explores the multiple converging crises facing our world with the lens of the important work our Citizens’ Climate International team is leading and calls on us to reinvent what is possible, through understanding and collaboration. 

Skip Ahead To The Following Section(s):
The Future Is In Our Hands (3:41)
Macro-Critical Resilience (10:44)
The Value Of Better (15:54)
Embracing Complexity (24:10)
Citizens' Climate International COP26 Goals (31:06)

Presentation Slides: https://cclusa.org/rebuilding-better-future

CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/469

Dr. Kim Cobb | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | August 2020 Call

Dr. Kim Cobb | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | August 2020 Call

August 8, 2020

Alarmed by what their research on climate change is showing them, a growing number of scientists are stepping out of the lab to advocate for solutions. Dr. Kim Cobb, a professor at the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech, is among those speaking out. A leading expert in the study of corals and how climate change is affecting them, Dr. Cobb was devastated when, during a 2016 research trip to the South Pacific, she saw that most of the coral reef she had been studying was obliterated. “For me, it was a bellwether event… I decided to go ‘all in’ on climate solutions, personally and professionally.”

 

Helpful links:

GA Tech's Global Change Program: https://globalchange.gatech.edu/

Climate Change Curriculum: https://secoora.org/?s=curriculum

Join CCL: https://cclusa.org/join

CCL Training: CCL & Voter Participation Outreach

CCL Training: CCL & Voter Participation Outreach

July 24, 2020

Join Shannon Seigal from the Environmental Voter Project and CCL group leaders from Georgia and California for a training on how to encourage your chapter to participate in your democracy, increase voter participation via the Environmental Voter Project and support related campaigns on campuses.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Environmental Voter Project (2:01)
Working Local Campaigns (12:26)
Help Students Vote (18:31)
Stories From The Field (20:00)

 

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/voter-participation-outreach

CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/464

CCL & TurboVote: https://cclusa.org/vote

CCR 50 Big Climate Problems Require Even Bigger Global Solutions

CCR 50 Big Climate Problems Require Even Bigger Global Solutions

July 24, 2020

Think of this  as a patchwork quilt. Instead of one long main segment, the Art House, and the Puzzler Question, we have sewed together five shorter segments from around the world that each stand alone. Together they tell a larger story. 

 

Olivia Oguadinma in Nigeria discusses the role of storytelling in motivating her peers to meaningful action. Through her Gems on Earth podcast she reaches young people throughout Western Africa and beyond. 

 

Doerte Wihan, a mother of five and a kindergarten teacher in Berlin, Germany had not given climate change much of a thought. Then she attended a student climate strike with one of her children. This one event launched her into the world of extreme climate change activism. She is now a member of the climate protest group, Extinction Rebellion. She talks about her dramatic transformation and the strength she has found being in community with fellow climate activists. 

 

Artist Shane Petzer in Barrydale, South Africa talks about turning trash into art. Through the Magpie Art Collective, he and fellow artists create breathtakingly beautiful chandeliers all made from trash. Two of these hung in the White House in the Obama’s private quarters. During this time of Coronavirus lockdown, Magpie Art Collective have partnered with the Quakers in the Western Cape to create #QuakerPeaceDoves. Find out about how you can take part in the collective remotely and turn your trash into art.  

 

And in the USA we feature Solomon Goldstein-Rose. In 2017 at the age 22 Solomon was elected to Massachusetts legislature. After a two year term, he decided he would not run again. Instead he has been ramping up his efforts to get us thinking and acting about climate change. In March just as the Covid-19 Global Pandemic shut everything down, Solomon published his first book: The 100% Solution. A Plan for Solving Climate Change. The book is filled with whimsical and technically accurate illustrations by visual artist and writer, Violet Kitchen. She tells us about the role art can play in change movements.  

 

Since this is our 50th episode, friends of the show have left us messages. You will hear greetings and well wishes from listeners and also from former guests, Dr. Natasha DeJarnett (many episodes,) Solemi Herandez (ep. 43,) Katie Zakrzewski (ep 48) and Brian Ettling (Ep. 24.) We also share messages from follow podcasters.

We always welcome your thoughts, questions, suggestions, and recommendations for the show. Leave a voice mail at 518.595.9414. (+1 if calling from outside the USA.) You can email your answers to radio @ citizensclimate.org. 

 

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CCL Training: Sunny Day Flooding & Climate Advocacy

CCL Training: Sunny Day Flooding & Climate Advocacy

July 17, 2020

Join CCL's Conservative Director Jim Tolbert for an applied training on how to identify and leverage the sunny day flooding events that occur in your community to create local stories with impact about your community. This training will also focus on how to connect these local stories and use sunny day flooding in our advocacy for coastal chapters.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Why sunny day flooding matters (2:54)
Tools to help develop a local story (8:31)
Capturing a local story (21:06)
Linking these stories to advocacy (29:01)

NOAA Tide Tool: https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/map/index.html?type=TidePredictions

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/flooding-climate-advocacy

CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/463

CCL Training: Planning A Joint Virtual CCL Meeting With Your Member Of Congress

CCL Training: Planning A Joint Virtual CCL Meeting With Your Member Of Congress

July 11, 2020

Join CCL leaders from around the country for a training that will discuss the details on how to best prepare for and plan a joint virtual CCL meeting with your member Of Congress. The goal of these events are to show your incumbent member(s) of Congress the strength of CCL and to encourage them to work with your group to take further action on climate change and enacting solutions.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):

Background (2:25)

Steps To Plan Your Meeting (4:36)

What To Talk About? (17:05)

How Is This Different Than A Lobby Meeting? (28:02)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/planning-joint-moc-meeting

CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/461

 

Dr. Renee Lertzman | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | July Call

Dr. Renee Lertzman | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | July Call

July 11, 2020

Feeling anxious and overwhelmed about climate change and our ability to solve the problem? Our guest this month, environmental psychologist Dr. Renee Lertzman, says we have a window of tolerance that, once we exceed it, causes us to shut down. Turning to the tools of psychology, we can acknowledge the feelings of anxiety that can immobilize us and create conditions that allow us to show up as our brilliant selves. Dr. Lertzman's unique and integrated approach brings together the best of the behavioral sciences, social sciences and innovative design sciences to create a powerful approach to engagement and social change.

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