Ep 28 College Students Modeling Systems Change

September 22, 2018

University campuses in the USA are the training grounds for collective action leading to systems changes. Since 2012 a group of students at the University of Delaware have taken on a big idea--to transform their large lush heavily chemically treated lawns into an organic public green. The Green the Greeninitiative has required thoughtful strategy, community building, public education, and lots of persistence. Climate advocates can learn a lot from their methods. Show host, Peterson Toscano, speaks with Sophie Phillips, a senior and the outgoing head of Students 4 the Environment. Sophie is in the process of handing over the work to sophomore, CJ Krulewitch who also talks about strategies and successes. They both offer advice for climate advocates.

Art House

In the USA one of the most dramatic encounters happens around the Thanksgiving holiday table. In the USA one of the most dramatic encounters happens around the Thanksgiving holiday table. In his play, Dad, theater student Dante Flores decides to magnify the tension.  He talks about the setting, tone, and structure of his play. By putting the action on a repeat loop, he deepens the theater experience.

Puzzler

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.)

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CCU: Broadening Support with Veterans & National Security Audiences (Audio)

September 21, 2018

Want to create local events that reach a target audience different than the make-up of your local CCL Group?

Join us for a webinar highlighting the work that CCL has done across the southeast screening “The Burden” and “Tidewater” to attract veterans for discussions on climate and energy to help  broaden the diversity in our local chapters.

Featuring:

Sean Collins, CCL Veteran Outreach Coordinator

Major General Rick Devereaux, retired 2-star General and CCL volunteer

Roger Sorkin, Director/Producer of The Burden and Tidewater 

Veterans are typically more conservative than the general US population, so this is a solid strategy to diversify your local group.

For a link to the slides and full training visit: https://community.citizensclimatelobby.org/learn/other-topics/broadening-support-veterans-national-security-audiences/

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Core Volunteer Training: Introduction to Facebook & Social Media

September 14, 2018

Join Alison Kubiscko, CCL’s Coordinator of Marketing and Events, in a training geared at enhancing your use of Facebook and an overview of Social Media, including supporting your own goal setting.

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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CCU: Carbon Tax Economic Modeling (Audio)

September 14, 2018

Join CCL Research Coordinator Jerry Hinkle and Columbia University’s Dr. Noah Kaufman in a training that explores the general provisions of recent carbon tax economic and energy models used by Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy and Stanford’s Energy Modeling Forum (EMF 32).

The webinar compares and contrasts these models' estimated energy distribution impacts with each other while exploring revenue options.

The webinar closes with highlighting analysis of the recent MARKET CHOICE Act and fielding questions about the larger body of work studying the impacts of carbon fee policies like CCL’s Carbon Fee & Dividend.

For a link to the slides and full training visit: https://community.citizensclimatelobby.org/learn/carbon-fee-and-dividend/carbon-tax-economic-modeling/

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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/

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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.

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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.)

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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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