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CCR Ep 57 Bob Inglis - The Tide is Rising

CCR Ep 57 Bob Inglis - The Tide is Rising

February 26, 2021

Citizens Climate Education encourages bipartisan support for climate solutions. While people on the Left, Right, and in the Middle might disagree on many issues, Climate Change is one that can bring us together. But this is not always easy to do. It requires listening deeply to others who hold views on issues and policies that differ from my own. 

Climate advocates are wondering: In a time of tense partisan divisions, how can I learn to listen to someone from a different political party? How might I identify shared values and common ground?  In this episode of Citizens Climate Radio we will get some practice in listening. We will hear from the political the right and the left.

Bob Inglis is the Executive Director of republicEn.org. He was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1992, having never run for office before and he served a pair of six-year terms (1993-98, 2005-10). In 2011, Inglis went full-time into promoting free enterprise action on climate change and launched the Energy and Enterprise Initiative (“E&EI”) at George Mason University in July 2012. In the fall of 2014, E&EI rebranded to become republicEn.org. republicEn.org is an online grassroots community of over 10,000 Americans educating the country about free-enterprise solutions to climate change. 

Bob shares some of his own journey about how he got into the climate work, and he tells us about the lessons he learned in reaching out to fellow conservatives. He also reveals to us his thoughts and feelings about the January 6th storming of the US Capitol by supporters of then President Donald Trump.  

The Art House

In the Art House we feature song leaders Annie Patterson and Peter Blood. They are liberal Quakers in New England who have been leading singing for over 30 years. They talk about the songs that motivate and inspire climate advocates. Some are protest songs and others are beautiful ballads. They discuss the role of music in social movements as they offer up their own tiny desk concert. 

Annie and Peterson are the creators of the Rise Up Singing and Rise Again Song Books. These songbooks take on social justice issues like racism, poverty, inequality, and sexism. See them in action on the Rise Up and Sing YouTube channel. 

You can hear standalone version of The Art House at Artists and Climate Change. 

Good News Report

We partnered with Yale Climate Connections to bring us good news out of Hammond, Indiana. After a coal-fired power plant shut down in 2012, the city had to figure out what to do with the site while also replacing the lost tax revenue the plant closure created. They came up with a creative solution. 

If you have good news to share, leave a voice mail at 518.595.9414. (+1 if calling from outside the USA.) 

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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: Understanding Updates to Canada’s Carbon Fee & Dividend Policy

CCL Training: Understanding Updates to Canada’s Carbon Fee & Dividend Policy

February 22, 2021

Join Clean Prosperity's Michael Bernstein (Executive Director) and CCL's International Outreach Manager Cathy Orlando and for a training that will update attendees on helping understand the emerging updates to Canada's carbon fee & dividend policy.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
(5:21) Summary of federal and provincial carbon pricing policies
(15:18) Federal carbon tax and rebates
(21:57) Large industrial emitters scheme
(23:51) Carbon price increases under new federal climate plan
(28:37) Projections of emissions reductions under new price ramp
(31:08) Border carbon adjustments
Q&A Discussion (https://vimeo.com/514675775)

Clean Prosperity: https://cleanprosperity.ca/ 
Presentation Slides: https://cclusa.org/canada-cfd-updates 
CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/382 

Diane Randall | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | February 2021 Monthly Meeting

Diane Randall | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | February 2021 Monthly Meeting

February 13, 2021

CCL works closely with a number of organizations that support carbon pricing. One of those is the Friends Committee on National Legislation, which encourages and supports members to engage with lawmakers on peace and justice issues. Joining us is Diane Randall, General Secretary of FCNL, who leads their staff to educate and lobby for policies and legislative priorities established by FCNL's General Committee. Diane has led FCNL’s program expansion, including adding lobbyists and new programs to engage grassroots citizens, young adults and more Quakers to lobby for peace, justice and a sustainable planet.

Skip ahead to the following sections:
(0:00) Introductions
(2:43) Conversation with Diane Randall
(17:00) Questions From Attendees
(27:40) Tribute to Sec. Shultz
(32:29) February's Monthly Actions
(36:50) Sen. Coons Message

Helpful Links: 
Friends Committee on National Legislation: https://www.fcnl.org/ 
FCNL’s Resource on Carbon Pricing as a Solution to Climate Change: https://www.fcnl.org/issues/environment-energy/carbon-pricing-solution-climate-change 
Feb. Monthly Action Sheet: https://cclusa.org/actionsheet 
CCL Blog: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/for-ccl-the-earth-moved-when-george-shultz-endorsed-carbon-fee-and-dividend/ 
Sign up for upcoming Regional Conferences: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/ccl-regional-conferences/ 
CCL's February Pre-Call Video: https://vimeo.com/511759503 

CCL Training: Engaging Your Chamber of Commerce Training

CCL Training: Engaging Your Chamber of Commerce Training

February 12, 2021

Given the recent major policy shift by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in support of market-based approaches to accelerate greenhouse gas emissions reductions that may include a carbon tax, Kyle Kammien CCL Senior Business Relations Representative and Greg Hamra CCL Miami Group Leader, and LEED for All Creator provide a training to help you prepare for your own chamber outreach.  Join to learn how to leverage these connections (including a local Chamber of Commerce Press Release Template (English/Spanish .docx) with your own member of Congress and community. 

Skip ahead to the following section(s):

  • (0:00) Intro & Agenda
  • (2:38) Background & What Are Chambers?
  • (4:06) The Chamber's Updated Position on Climate Change
  • (9:04) How Do I Engage My Chapter?
  • (13:18) What Should I Ask My Chamber?
  • (16:48) Press Release & Messaging Recommendations
  • (20:00) Additional Support Resources

Helpful Resources:

CCL Training: Deepening Resilient Leadership Workshop

CCL Training: Deepening Resilient Leadership Workshop

February 5, 2021

Join CCL's Education & Resilience Coordinator, Tamara Staton, for an interactive workshop on climate leadership, where she explores with you the power of resilience and create time & opportunity to explore your own roadmap to resilience.

Climate advocacy can be grueling work, exacerbated by political conditions, societal upheaval and natural disasters. Resilience is an important component of restoring and maintaining the mental health, vitality and organizational energy of our volunteers and staff. In other words, building resilience can help each and all of us realize our dream of creating a livable world.  We all know that this is the long game. When we are more able to bounce forward from life’s challenges, success is more available for us all.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):

(0:00) Intro & Agenda

(4:42) Resilience & Why It Matters

(11:13) Resilient Leadership Framework

(13:59) Empowering Leadership

(27:56) Deepening Resilience

(33:20) Roadmap To Resilience

Helpful Links:

CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/topics/deepening-resilient-leadership

Resilience Hub: https://community.citizensclimate.org/topics/resilience-hub

Resilience Building Action Team: https://community.citizensclimate.org/groups/home/972 

Big Tent Climate Talks - Chesapeake Climate Action Network

Big Tent Climate Talks - Chesapeake Climate Action Network

January 28, 2021

Join us for the launch event of a new CCL Training pilot - Big Tent Climate Talks, a new, engaging, monthly conversation that spotlights leaders in the climate community outside of CCL doing important work in building coalitions around effective climate solutions.

At CCL, we know solving climate change requires a variety of policies and perspectives. That's why we do this work under a big tent that includes folks from the right, the left, and every spot in between. In our Big Tent Climate Talks, we'll talk to a wide variety of climate leaders outside of CCL to learn more about how we can all work better together.

These talks will take place for 40-45 minutes on the fourth Thursday of every month at 3:00 pm ET / 12:00 pm PT. Our launch event features a conversation with Jamie DeMarco and Quentin Scott of Chesapeake Climate Action Network and Taylor Krause, CCL’s National Partnerships & Coalitions Coordinator.

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

Register For Next Month's Talk: https://cclusa.org/bigtent

More information about CCAN: https://chesapeakeclimate.org/ 

Climate Science Ask Me Anything Featuring Dr. Michael Mann!

Climate Science Ask Me Anything Featuring Dr. Michael Mann!

January 28, 2021

Join Dr. Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State, and Science Policy Network leader Dana Nuccitelli for this quarter's Ask Me Anything that answers CCL volunteer climate science questions. Dr. Mann, Keynote for CCL's 2016 International Conference, is also director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center (ESSC) and the author of several books including his most recent work, The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back our Planet.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
(
0:00) Intro & Agenda
(
3:00) The New Climate War & Climate Solutions
(
17:10) Carbon Capture & Direct Air Capture
(
23:37) Will atmospheric CO2 reduce quickly when we get to net-zero emissions?
(
29:39) How can we educate school-age students with curriculum and psychological support?
(
36:53) How will business support translate to climate action?
(
43:31) What risks for tipping points are there if we approach 1.5 or 2.0 degrees temperature rise?
(46:33) What changes to the Ocean Conveyor Belt & Jet Stream are happening?
(
54:20) Which is the bigger challenge: complacency or denial?

 

More information:

More About Dr. Mann: https://michaelmann.net/
If your question didn't answered, please post in the Science Policy Network Forums
To learn more about CCL's basic climate science training see the Climate Change Science Basics training page

CCL Training: How To Write Effective Letters to the Editor

CCL Training: How To Write Effective Letters to the Editor

January 22, 2021

Join CCL's Communications Coordinator Steve Valk for a training that provides an overview of the news hierarchy, a formula for writing effective letters to the editor, and common protocol for those seeking either an introductory lesson or a refresher on writing effective letters to the editor. It closes with a discussion on what to do after your letter is published and applies the training to two actual news stories. 

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Why Write Letters to the Editor? (2:47)
Identifying LTE Opportunities (5:16)
Writing Your Letters (8:56)
How to Get More Published (15:05)
After You've Published (21:19)

Helpful links:
Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/writing-lte-slides 
Letter To Editor Writing Training: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/111 
LTE Topics Resource: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/456
Google Alerts Tutorial: http://cclusa.org/google-alert-ltes   
Letter to the Editor Tool: http://cclusa.org/lte 
Print Media Action Team:
https://community.citizensclimate.org/groups/home/992  
Where to find CCL’s published media:
https://citizensclimatelobby.org/published-media/#letterstotheeditor 
Make sure you’re logging your actions in CCL’s Action Tracker: https://community.citizensclimate.org/actions/create 

CCR 56 Tony Campolo–A Christian’s Call to Save Creation

CCR 56 Tony Campolo–A Christian’s Call to Save Creation

January 22, 2021

Last month we featured three Conservative Christians who told us how their faith compels them to promote creation care and climate change solutions. This month we feature one of America’s most widely known Progressive Evangelical Christian thought leaders. Rev. Tony Campolo is professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University, and he led the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education for more than 40 years. 

Rev. Campolo has written over 50 books on topics that have educated and challenged his Evangelical Christian audience. He has been ahead of his time on a variety of social issues. In 1992 he published the book, How to Rescue the Earth Without Worshiping Nature, A Christian Call to Save Creation. In the book, he seeks to help believers see they have a role to play in caring for creation. 

Rev. Campolo, who is 85 and has never retired, suffered a stroke in 2020. He is at home recovering with the help of his wife Peggy. Before the Pandemic and his stroke, Citizens Climate Radio’s host, Peterson Toscano, was fortunate enough to sit down with Tony and ask him about his 1992 book. 

Rev. Campolo reveals his frustration with fellow ministers and accuses them of not listening to God’s voice in regard to the mandate to care for creation. 

The Art House

Returning to the Art House is Jennie Carlisle, the curator and director of the Smith Gallery at Appalachian State University along with Laura England, a senior lecturer. They are two of three co-facilitators of ASU’s Climate Stories Collaborative. Both Jennie and Laura appeared in Episode 49 and told us about how in spring 2020 they quickly adapted to the Covid Global Pandemic by putting their annual Student Climate Stories Showcase onto Instagram.  

Some climate leaders see art straightforward communication tool. But art overloaded with messages about issues and politics can turn out clunky and preachy. How does an artists stay in a creative space? When producing climate arts, what is more important the process or the product? 

You can hear standalone version of The Art House at Artists and Climate Change. 

Good News Report

This episode we begin a new feature, The Good News Report. Listeners share their climate successes with us. Good news this month comes from Cathy Orlando in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. She is the International Outreach Manager for Citizens Climate Lobby and also the Canadian Director. Slow, steady, and relentless climate advocacy has paid off! 

If you have good news to share, contact Peterson Toscano: radio @ CitizensClimate.org 

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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  

You can hear Citizens’ Climate Radio on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher Radio, SoundCloud, Podbean, Northern Spirit Radio, Google Play, PlayerFM, and TuneIn Radio. Also, feel free to connect with other listeners, suggest program ideas, and respond to programs in the Citizens’ Climate Radio Facebook group or on Twitter at @CitizensCRadio.

CCL Training: Online Outreach & Recruiting Ideas

CCL Training: Online Outreach & Recruiting Ideas

January 15, 2021

Join CCL group leaders who have been innovating with how their chapter is conducting outreach and recruitment right now in the online era. We'll hear from CCL leaders who have been innovating with social get-togethers such as happy hours and watch parties, along with leaders that have found ways to table, host climate conversations, and build coalitions within their community. Bring your ideas, experiences, and suggestions and learn what's worked for other groups to stay creatively connected and engage in outreach online during the pandemic.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
(0:00) Introduction & Background
(3:30) Climate Conversations
(9:05) Speed Tabling
(12:34) Ecopalooza 
(20:56) Online Film Screening

Helpful Resources:
Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/online-outreach-recruiting  
CCL Community Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/events/item/24/5672  
Ecopalooza Schedule: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gRL3VaLjUMDfMVtdHuNIJlL2fXqJoFFeL2jUJ6WPFPQ/edit 
Ecopalooza Welcome Slides:  https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1VeJQrcw5ftMixnOh7sXmEyE7AqU00cG5oI1WlfP_Lrc/edit#slide=id.g96ebc04cee_8_0 
CCL's Film Screening Guide: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/307  
Preparing a Screening: Hawaii's "The Burden" Drive files: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/14LszkKXIuDkEQ_Qou3uyRlwA57Uk0fyK  

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