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CCL Training: CCL‘s Transformational Organizing Guide

CCL Training: CCL‘s Transformational Organizing Guide

September 3, 2021

Join CCL leaders for a review of CCL's training on our five pillars of transformational organizing to help us strengthen our leadership development and capacity throughout our organization. We'll review suggestions and ideas in our groups will increase the number of highly engaged and motivated people that we work with and enable us to reach our goals!

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
(0:00) Intro & Background
(3:19) The Pyramid of Engagement
(9:50) The CCL Way
(15:06) The Conditions that Motivate 
(20:22) The Elimination of Blame
(27:13) The Empowerment of Volunteers

Presentation Slides: https://cclusa.org/transformational-organizing-slides 
CCL Community Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/222 

CCR Ep 63 Climate Change Theatre Action 2021

CCR Ep 63 Climate Change Theatre Action 2021

September 3, 2021

Chantal Bilodeau tells us about Climate Change Theatre Action (CCTA) 2021. Founded in 2015, CCTA is a worldwide series of readings and performances of short climate change plays presented biennially to coincide with the United Nations COP meetings. 

CCTA was originally founded by Elaine Ávila, Chantal Bilodeau, Roberta Levitow, and Caridad Svich following a model pioneered by NoPassport Theatre Alliance. It has since evolved into a U.S.-Canada collaboration between The Arctic Cycle and the Centre for Sustainable Practice in the Arts.

Chantal is a playwright and translator originally from Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal, but now based in New York City, the traditional land of the Lenape People. In her capacity as artistic director of The Arctic Cycle, she has been instrumental in getting the theatre and academic communities, as well as audiences in the U.S. and abroad, to engage in climate action through programming that includes live events, talks, publications, workshops, national and international convenings, and a worldwide distributed theatre festival.

To tell us about one of the plays is Dr Zoë Svendsen, Lecturer in Drama and Performance in the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge. Dr. Svendson’s play comes out of a larger project called Love Letter to a Livable Planet. Through collaboration with members of METIS Arts, Zoe created a short play called Love Out of Ruins, where we get to decide many of the details. 

Think of it as a much more sophisticated version of Mad-Libs with the aim to create a vision of the future worth pursuing. The play begins in the present time and moves forward. You get to decide the details that shape the character’s world.

You can read Love Out of Ruins by Zoë Svendsen at one of your CCL events. In fact, having a group of friends, students, or climate advocates sit and each fill in the lines can be a mind and heart expanding activity.  Then you can share the results at a Climate Change Theatre Action event you host and read some of the plays by the 49 other playwrights from around the world. 

Learn more about how you can get your hands on these plays and host your own event. Visit climatechangetheatreaction.com. 

The Art House

As a podcaster and radio producer, our host, Peterson Toscano listens to many climate change podcasts. Every now and then though he hears a well designed podcast that hits him in the heart and the gut. It becomes a transformative audio experience. This is exactly what happened when he first listened to Claude Schryer’s Conscient podcast.

As a sound designer, he is able to reach deep into a listener’s mind and even our bodies. Sound has that power. Peterson chatted with Claude about his podcast and his own journey as an artist addressing climate change. From that recorded conversation, Claude wove in sound effects and personal reflection.  We encourage you to listen with headphones on. 

The conscient podcast / balado conscient is a bilingual series of conversations about arts, conscience and the ecological crisis.You will find it wherever you listen to podcasts. 

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

Good News Report

Our good news story this month comes from the US State of Utah. Tom Moyer shares How 25 Republicans in Utah came to endorse carbon fee and dividend.  If you have good news to share, email us radio @ citizensclimate.org

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.

 

Pamela Benson Owens | Citizens‘ Climate Lobby | August 2021 Monthly Meeting

Pamela Benson Owens | Citizens‘ Climate Lobby | August 2021 Monthly Meeting

August 14, 2021

Whether lobbying a member of Congress or doing grassroots outreach to enroll volunteers, the ability to really listen is a valuable asset. Our guest this month, Pamela Benson Owens, will coach us on constructive listening. Pam is the President and CEO of Edge of Your Seat Consulting, Inc., a consulting firm that is dedicated to helping for-profit, non-profit and faith-based organizations. Pam leverages humor and honest storytelling to create memorable and applicable strategies that organizations can employ to achieve their goals.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
(0:00) Welcome
(2:58) Pamela Benson Owens
(13:36) Q&A Discussion
(30:24) August Updates & Actions

CCL's August Action Sheet: https://cclusa.org/actionsheet 
August Pre-Call Video: https://vimeo.com/602731724 
More about Pam: https://www.pamelabensonowens.com/ 

CCL Training: Introduction To Using Tiktok For Grassroots Outreach

CCL Training: Introduction To Using Tiktok For Grassroots Outreach

August 13, 2021

Join CCL's Media Manager Ashley Hunt-Martorano for a training that will introduce you to TikTok and CCL's active channel on it (https://www.tiktok.com/@citizensclimate) as well as enhancing you and your group’s use of the newer social media platform to support your social media goals and interact with the millions of users online.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):

  • (0:00) Intro & Agenda
  • (2:57) Why TikTok?
  • (6:05) What is TikTok?
  • (12:00) Getting Started!
  • (26:03) CCL's TikTok Strategy
  • (32:30) CCL Tiktok Video Examples
  • (44:40) How You Can Help!

Follow Us: https://www.tiktok.com/@citizensclimate 
Presentation Slides: https://cclusa.org/tiktok-slides 
TikTok Forum in the Social Media Action Team on CCL Community:
https://community.citizensclimate.org/groups/discuss/975/3102 

Take Action on a Price on Carbon in the House

Take Action on a Price on Carbon in the House

August 10, 2021

Join CCL Executive Director Mark Reynolds, President Madeleine Para and Vice President of Government Affairs Danny Richter for a special CCL webinar for all-leaders because now is the time for a big push in the U.S. House of Representatives.  

Review the legislative landscape as context for this campaign, understand how CCL will amplify our asks to both Democrat and Republican House offices, and take action to help ensure a price on carbon is included in the reconciliation package.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
(0:00) Intro & Agenda
(1:11) Opening Remarks
(3:11) Legislative Landscape
(12:26) Campaign Actions To Take
(16:15) Conversation Practice Activity
(21:37) Q&A Discussion
(35:30) August Monthly Actions & Speaker
(36:38) Sen. Whitehouse's Video

Take Action on A Price on Carbon in the House: https://cclusa.org/house
Budge Reconciliation CCL Community Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/topics/reconciliation-actions
Presentation Slides: https://cclusa.org/price-carbon-house-slides
Questions? Ask on CCL Community’s Forums: https://community.citizensclimate.org/forums

#climatechange #climate #reconciliation #priceoncarbon #carbontax

CCR 62 Hispanic Republicans with Geraldo Cadava

CCR 62 Hispanic Republicans with Geraldo Cadava

July 30, 2021

Geraldo Cadava is the author of The Hispanic Republican: The Shaping of An American Political Identity, from Nixon to Trump published by Ecco. He chatted with Citizens Climate Radio about the long history of Hispanics and the Republican party. He reveals what is often misunderstood about the political diversity of Latinos in America. The most asked question he gets is why any Latino voted for Donald Trump. He talks about this and a lot more. He also considers the question about Hispanic Republicans and climate change.

Geraldo Cadava is a professor of History and Latina and Latino Studies at Northwestern University. He received a Ph.D. in History from Yale University in 2008, and he received a B.A., also in History, from Dartmouth College in 2000. His areas of expertise are Latino History, the United States-Mexico Borderlands, Latin American immigration to the United States, and American politics. 

The Art House

Over 10 years ago Elli Sparks was struggling to make sense of climate change. She said “…that summer in Virginia  was insanely hot. I remember being in the community pool and when I popped my head out of the water, the water evaporated so quickly I felt downright cold!  I also remember walking with coworkers to the cafeteria and thinking, ‘Why in the world are none of these people alarmed about climate change??!!’”

She was really struggling, so she wrote a story for herself. Tell Me A Story is a conversation between a parent and a child, a story within a story. Elli, who is now Citizens Climate Lobby’s Director of Field Development, has shared the story with friends, fellow climate advocates, and at public gatherings. She gave Citizens Climate Radio permission to turn the story into a short radio play. Tell Me a Story is performed by Zeke and Anna Loomis-Weber. 

Anna Weber-Loomis (she/her) just finished her first year at Sterling College in Vermont. She is studying outdoor education and sustainable agriculture. Zeke Weber-Loomis (she/her) just finished her first year of high school. She spends her free time drawing, playing ukulele, and running cross-country and track.

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

Good News Report

Hunter Thomas, a Latino and a Conservative Outreach Fellow for Citizens Climate Radio shares good news about productive meetings he is having with CCL’s Latino Action Team. He is excited about reaching out to Latino Conservatives, especially in promoting carbon fee and divided as a bold and effective solution that appeals to the Right and Left.

If you have good news to share, email us radio @ citizensclimate.org

Dig Deeper     

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: En-ROADS Update & Hosting Climate Simulations

CCL Training: En-ROADS Update & Hosting Climate Simulations

July 23, 2021

Join CCL Education & Engagement Director Brett Cease and CCL Michigan Liaisons Coordinator Lisa DelBuono, MD, for a training that will review the background, details, and how to host a simulation event with Climate Interactive's climate policy simulator, En-ROADS, built with MIT Sloan. Lisa demonstrates two sample presentations using the tool to help groups explore the power of a steadily rising price on carbon through policies like the Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act as well as other strategies to address climate change to highlight complementary climate goals including the impact of changes in energy, land use, consumption, agriculture, and other policies.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
(0:00) Intro & Agenda
(2:25) En-ROADS Background
(8:01) How To Use The Simulator
(12:24) Example Carbon Pricing En-Roads Simulation For Progressive-Leaning Audiences (stand alone version: https://youtu.be/awyp495Ran4)
(27:23) Example Carbon Pricing En-Roads Simulation For Conservative-Leaning Audiences (stand alone version: https://youtu.be/162gInMuJws)
(39:04) Next Steps In Your Outreach
(43:20) En-ROADS Training Updates!

Presentation Slides: https://cclusa.org/enroads-update
En-ROADS Simulator: http://en-roads.org
En-ROADS Training: https://learn.climateinteractive.org/
What's working for you? Share on CCL Community’s Forums: https://community.citizensclimate.org/forums

Take Action on a Price on Carbon in the Senate

Take Action on a Price on Carbon in the Senate

July 20, 2021

Join CCL Executive Director Mark Reynolds, President Madeleine Para and Vice President of Government Affairs Danny Richter for a special CCL webinar for all-leaders because now is the time for a big push on the Senate.

Review the Senate legislative landscape as context for this campaign, understand how CCL will amplify our asks to both Democrat and Republican Senate office, and take action to help ensure a price on carbon is included in the reconciliation package.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
(0:00) Intro & Agenda
(1:28) Opening Remarks
(2:27) Legislative Landscape
(9:29) Campaign Actions To Take
(14:26) Role Play Example
(19:19) Q&A Discussion

Take Action on A Price on Carbon in the Senate: https://cclusa.org/senate
CCL Crunch Time For Climate Policy: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/climate-policy-in-budget-reconciliation/
Presentation Slides: https://cclusa.org/price-carbon-senate-slides 
Questions? Ask on CCL Community’s Forums: https://community.citizensclimate.org/forums 

#climatechange #climate #reconciliation #priceoncarbon #carbontax

CCL Training: Engaging With CCL Community

CCL Training: Engaging With CCL Community

July 16, 2021

Newer to CCL and excited to make a difference? Be sure to join us for the beginning of our next cycle of Core Volunteer Training, a series specifically created to support you in becoming more active with CCL and answering any questions you might have across a wide range of topics. This initial training focuses on helping participants navigate our websites and opportunities for harnessing the talents, experience and interests you bring to CCL with Tamara Staton, Greater Pacific Northwest Regional Coordinator and Education & Resilience Coordinator.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
(0:00) Intro & Agenda 
(3:26) Reviewing Our Websites
(8:30) CCL Community Walk-through
(8:59) Logging In
(10:00) Your Dashboard & Homepage
(12:33) How to Get Help 
(14:28) Glossary & Terms
(16:15) New Volunteer Page
(16:55) Setting Up Your Profile 
(18:41) Connecting with your local CCL Chapter
(21:41) Action Teams
(26:08) Community Forums
(28:25) Exploring Resources and Training

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/engaging-with-ccl-community 
CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/topics/core-volunteer-training/engaging-with-ccl-community 

CCL Training: COVID & Service Grassroots Outreach Updates

CCL Training: COVID & Service Grassroots Outreach Updates

July 16, 2021

Join CCL Program Director Don Addu for a training that will provide volunteers with important updates to how CCL is supporting chapters transitioning back to in-person outreach with the best available recommendations regarding COVID-19 as well as covering an update to how CCL is incorporating the important element of service within its third lever of political will.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
(0:00) Intro & Agenda
(1:42) COVID-19 Update
(5:37) The Importance of Service
(9:45) Service To Rotary Groups (Alan Anderson's Story)
(14:48) Service To Community Groups (Princella Talley's Story)
(20:37) Service To Coal Country (Jim Probst's Story)
(28:08) Final Steps

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/grassroots-service

CCL Community Event Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/events/item/24/7349

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