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CCL’s Online Climate Advocate Training

CCL’s Online Climate Advocate Training

March 17, 2019

For those who can’t attend our Climate Advocate Training live, we provide a pre-recorded version here. After attending CCL's informational session (cclusa.org/intro) join Amy Bennett, CCL’s Director of Congressional Liaisons & Lobby Days, and Brett Cease, CCL’s Volunteer Education and Engagement Coordinator as they welcome you to CCL!

In this training you will:
-Learn the basics of becoming an effective climate advocate (throughout)
-Review the structure, mission, and purpose of CCL (from beginning)
-Practice how to appeal to the best in others and build common ground (9:29)
-Review CCL’s methodology of creating political will (20:36)
-Learn how to conduct constructive meetings with elected representatives (43:54)
-Review the details and further resources to understand the Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act (47:52)

Slides & Notes/Transcript: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/recorded-climate-advocate-training/

Connect with your local chapter and explore CCL Community: https://community.citizensclimate.org/chapters

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CCU: Exploring Carbon Fees & Clean Air Act Regulations

CCU: Exploring Carbon Fees & Clean Air Act Regulations

March 15, 2019

Join Dr. Ross Astoria, CCL Board Chairman and Chair of Politics, Philosophy, and Law Department at University of Wisconsin at Parkside for a webinar exploring the important history of the Clean Air Act and how key EPA regulations would interact with federal carbon pricing like the Energy Innovation Act.

Webinar slides: http://cclusa.org/clean-air-regs

Skip ahead to the following sections:

Administrative Law Review (2:19)

Clean Air Act History & Framework (5:27)

EPA Greenhouse Gas Regulations (14:07)

The Energy Innovation Act’s Pause (18:13)

Evaluation Framework For Carbon Pricing & Regulations (26:50)

Final Takeaways (39:10)

Training on CCL Community:https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/261

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Twitter: http://twitter.com/citizensclimate/

Additional Q&A available: https://youtu.be/v-hfah9OYJo

March 2019 Monthly Meeting with Anne Kelly of Ceres

March 2019 Monthly Meeting with Anne Kelly of Ceres

March 9, 2019

Enrolling support from the business community is essential to getting effective climate policies enacted by Congress. Anne Kelly, Senior Director of Policy and the Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP) Network at Ceres, joined our March national call to talk about making the business case for acting on climate change. Anne is an environmental lawyer with twenty-five years of combined experience in the private and public sectors.

 

CCU: Understanding Border Carbon Adjustments

CCU: Understanding Border Carbon Adjustments

March 8, 2019

Join Dr. Ross Astoria, CCL’s board chairman and trade law specialist for a training that provides an overview of the basics of border carbon adjustments, how they’re viewed and interpreted within international trade law.

This Citizens' Climate University training also provides updates on how the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act incorporates border carbon adjustments into its legislation as well as analyzes the practical aspects of implementation and constraints that designing an adjustment policy faces.

Skip ahead to the following sections:
Intro & Agenda (from beginning)
Context of International Trade (2:13)
History of Trade Treaties (5:59)
Interpreting Tariffs & Resolving Disputes (9:50)
Adjustment Design For Fossil Fuels & Carbon Intensive Goods (20:48)
Global Diplomacy Considerations (30:30)
Final Thoughts & Takeaways (39:20)

Tonight’s slides: http://cclusa.org/border-carbon-adjustments
CCL Community training page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/132
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CC Radio Ep 33 One of 7500 Islands in the Philippines

CC Radio Ep 33 One of 7500 Islands in the Philippines

February 24, 2019
Gael Henry Carlut grew up in the Philippines on what was once a desert island. Gael's father is from France and his mother is from Iloilo in the Philippines. They fell in love and in 1986 settled on Pandan Island.  Their goal was to protect the extraordinary coral reef that surrounds the island and then share it with others. Gael left the Philippines and settled in France to study environmental science and water treatment processes. He felt a strong pull though to return not only to the Philippines, but to this remote island. On a recent visit to Pandan Island, Citizens Climate Radio host, Peterson Toscano chatted with Gael about the island, climate change, and the pursuit of happiness. 

Art House

Marissa Slaven talks about her novel, Code Blue, an eco-mystery. Drawing on her love of the coast in New England and even her background a palliative care physician, Marissa has created a near future world that is stressed by climate change in a society has chosen to respond creatively to it. She expertly weaves in various mysterious her main characters, Atlantic or Tic, a high school student, must solve. These mysterious are both personal and scientific. Her book is one you cannot easily put down once you start reading it. 

Puzzler

We hear answers to last month’s puzzler question: Your cousin Dan is discouraged because world leaders do not want to respond to climate change; he wonders if we should just wait it out until we have better leaders. 
 
New Puzzler Question
 
You are at a family dinner when you mention your excitement about more and more people becoming concerned about climate change. Your Uncle Ralph interrupts, “Global warming? Seriously? What about all this record cold weather we have had? It doesn’t seem its warming at all?”
So what do you say? How can you open up a conversation about climate change that doesn’t just turn into a debate?
 
Send Peterson your answers by March 15, 2019, along with your name, contact info, and where you are from. 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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Feb 2019 National Call with Dr. Natasha DeJarnett

Feb 2019 National Call with Dr. Natasha DeJarnett

February 11, 2019

Dr. Natasha DeJarnett is a research coordinator at the National Environmental Health Association. Her specialty areas include climate change and environmental exposures. Dr. DeJarnett received her PhD in Public Health from the University of Louisville in 2013. As a postdoc at the University, she was awarded a fellowship by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to investigate cardiovascular risks of air pollution exposures. She also serves on the board of Citizens’ Climate Education.

 

CCU: A Fresh Approach To Engaging CCL Presentations

CCU: A Fresh Approach To Engaging CCL Presentations

February 8, 2019

Are you excited to share engaging presentations about CCL and the Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act?

Join CCL leader Steve Levin and Dave Cain, CCL’s Presenter & Scheduler Action Team Lead, for a fresh approach and live demonstration of orienting people to climate change and CCL, including a focus on the Energy Innovation Act with CCL’s new Introductory Presentation.

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/intro-slides

Skip ahead to the following sections:

Demo presentation begins (4:27)

Debriefing presentation (29:49)

How to Get Involved (31:39)

CCU: Taking Action Locally On the Energy Innovation Act

CCU: Taking Action Locally On the Energy Innovation Act

February 1, 2019

Join CCL’s Action Coordinator Todd Elvins and Volunteer Education Coordinator Brett Cease for a webinar highlighting the actions volunteers can take across all five levers of political will to generate support for the Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act.

Todd and Brett highlight a review of the actions all volunteers can take while walking through the "2019 CCL Chapter Action Guide" to help all CCL groups provide focused and widespread support for the new carbon fee and dividend legislation in Congress!

Skip ahead to the following sections:

Individual Actions (2:10)

Chapter Activities (7:15)

Lobbying Actions (12:56)

Grasstops Engagement Actions (17:50)

Grassroots Outreach Actions (29:45)

Media Outreach Actions (37:14)

Wrap Up & Contact Information (41:44)

Link to the Presentation Slides

CC Radio Ep 32 Coal Miners Speak Out

CC Radio Ep 32 Coal Miners Speak Out

January 26, 2019

Two coal miners from Appalachia open up about the risks and challenges of mining. Michael Ray Whitten from West Virginia and Nick Mullins from Kentucky come from families that have been mining for generations. They talk to show host, Peterson Toscano, about the physical toll mining had on their fathers. After seeing the damage to miners and to the land, they are now speaking out about the need to transition away from coal mining jobs. Dr. Nathasha DeJarnett from the National Environmental Health Association joins the conversation to talk about Black Lung Disease and the health risks miners in rural communities face. Listen in to this informative and moving discussion.

Art House

Inthe art house you will meet Michelle Irizarry. She a visual artist living in Orlando, Florida, USA. Michelle is is also a civil engineer. As a result of climate change, she has seen a big transformation in her work as a artist. Hear about her powerful new paintings and the role of art in her life as she deepens her understanding of climate change. She her paintings on-line at her website or her Facebook page

Puzzler

We also have answers to last month’s puzzler: What do you say your co-worker, Janet, wants nothing to do with your bipartisan climate group because it includes Conservatives? Two listeners share how they would address Janet’s fears and doubts.

New Puzzler Question

At a family gathering you are chatting with your cousin, Dan. You mention climate change and he has a meltdown. He says, “I feel so discouraged. All over the world you have leaders in Brazil, the US, and parts of Canada opposing any action on climate change. I hate to give up but maybe we just have to wait a couple of years before we can do anything about it.”

What do you say to Dan to help address this discouragement she has? If national leaders are not acting on climate change, what can we do?

Send your answers to Peterson by February 15, 2019. Leave your name, contact info, and where you are from.

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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CCL: The Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act Reintroduced

CCL: The Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act Reintroduced

January 24, 2019

On January 24, 2019, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act was reintroduced into Congress by Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL-22), and original cosponsors Reps. Francis Rooney (R-FL-19), Judy Chu (D-CA-27), Charlie Crist (D-FL-13), Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA-18), Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-IL-3), and Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA-52).

Join CCL's Mark Reynolds, Madeleine Para, and Danny Richter in a webinar that celebrates this achievement, reviews the basic framework of the bill, and highlights what CCL is calling on volunteers to do today, tomorrow, and over the next few weeks to help now that a bill introduced.

Outline (skip forward to times listed):

Review of the Bill's Basic Framework (starts at 2:12)

What Happens This Year (starts at 8:42)

Review of Actions & Next Steps (starts at 15:45)

Mark Wraps up (starts at 23:55).

This historic bipartisan legislation would enact carbon fee and dividend into law when passed, and is the result of the hard work and support of thousands of CCL volunteers over many years. The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 incorporates the most important provisions of carbon fee and dividend: a fee on carbon emissions at the source that starts at $15 per ton and goes up $10 per year, and a full dividend allocated to households. There are also a few provisions that have been added that are not in our proposal.

For Full Details, visit: www.cclusa.org/bill.

For the extended Q&A from this webinar, visit: https://youtu.be/MUUPmElrrNQ