Citizens’ Climate Lobby
CCL Training: Working with Business Climate Leaders

CCL Training: Working with Business Climate Leaders

August 2, 2019

Demonstrating that businesses and job creators support federal action addressing climate change is some of the most important support CCL volunteers can provide our members of Congress.

Join BCL Leaders Harold Hedelman, Steve Hams, Bruce Hagen, and Randy Salim in a training that explores the history and purpose of the Business Climate Leaders and how to best work with this action team in your own community's grasstops work.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Why Engage Business? (5:52)
How We Engage (9:11)
Success Stories (16:51)
How BCL Works (27:10)
How You Can Get Involved (36:28)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/working-with-bcl
BCL website (for the public): businessclimateleaders.org
BCL Resources website: sites.google.com/view/bcl-resources
Join us on CCL Community or email us at: info@businessclimateleaders.org

CCL Training: August Recess Legislative Update

CCL Training: August Recess Legislative Update

July 30, 2019

On Thursday, July 25th, our collective push for carbon pricing took a couple of new, exciting steps forward.

Join Dr. Danny Richter, CCL's VP of Government Affairs and Madeleine Para, CCL's VP of Programs for a special online webinar to learn more about the policy details of Stemming Warming and Augmenting Pay (SWAP) Act, the Raise Wages and Cut Carbon Act, and the Climate Action Rebate Act and how your local group can respond!

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Energy Innovation Act Updates (0:57)
Background Contet (6:56)
Comparing the Four Carbon Pricing Bills (13:56)
Taking Action (22:58)
Conservatives for Climate Action Hearing Testimony (29:18)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/aug-leg-update
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CCL Training: Engaging Young Adults in Climate Solutions

CCL Training: Engaging Young Adults in Climate Solutions

July 30, 2019

Join CCL's Higher Education Coordinator Clara Fang and CCL Regional Fellows Destiny Loyd and Jess Wilber for a training that provides a background to learn more about millennials’ concerns, how to get them involved and connect your CCL team’s outreach with local high school, college students, and higher education communities as we work to engage young adults in CCL‘s larger coalition.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Why Young People? (1:14)
Higher Education Community Leaders (6:04)
What Can I Do? (8:45)
Opportunities For College Students (16:38)
Opportunities For Middle & High School Students (23:04)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/engaging-young-adults
Find This Training on CCL Community: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/152
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CCR Ep 38 Lew Blaustein and the Green Sports Movement

CCR Ep 38 Lew Blaustein and the Green Sports Movement

July 27, 2019

 

Lew Blaustien, editor of Green Sports Blog, is very concerned about climate change.  A sports nut since childhood, Lew began a career in sportscasting, and eventually settled into the marketing side of professional sports. There was nothing in his background to suggest he would turn into a passionate climate advocate. The 911 attacks on New York City in 2001 though changed everything for him. You will hear about how that traumatic event set him on a new career path. 

Lew puts the challenges we face into perspective. He says, “Mike Trout of the Anaheim Angels—best player in baseball—recently signed a 400 plus million dollar twelve year contract extension. Twelve years is also what the IPCC said is the time frame that humanity has to reduce our carbon footprint by 45%—basically Mike Trout’s contract.” Lew believes sports fans can become instrumental in taking on climate change.  “We need to get the masses of people who follow sports...to engage on positive climate action.”

In this lively interview you will hear Lew brimming with enthusiasm as he reveals a growing trend in the professional sports world. More and more athletes, teams, and leagues are working hard to address environmental concerns. You will also hear from professional skier, Angel Collinson. Through Protect Our Winters she has been speaking to members of congress. In speaking with lawmakers and how many are concerned about climate change, she has become more determined than ever to speak out about the issue. Inspired by athletes like Angel Collinson and Milwaukee Brewers pitcher, Brent Suter, who we featured on Episode 37, Lew and other in the green sports movement are urging teams and players to take the next step—speak directly about climate change and endorse the policies that will address our dangerous pollution problems. 

The Art House

Poet liz gonzález joins us in the Art House. Her background is important to her work. She describes herself as “a fourth generation Southern Californian on my mother’s side and the daughter of a Mexican immigrant father who died when I was three.” A teacher of creative writing through the UCLA Extension Writers Program, liz writes poetry and creative non-fiction. Through her writing liz captures the beauty and the challenges of a rapidly changing landscape. For the Art House she reads from her book, Dancing in the Santa Ana Winds: Poems y Cuentos New and Selected. She explains how the power of the Santa Ana winds serves as a metaphor for the early years of liz’ marriage. She also reads a poem from the anthology, Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California

Though she is very passionate about the suffering that comes from pollution and climate change, liz reveals how difficult it is for her to write about social justice issues. “It has to just happen naturally. I can’t sit down and decide I want to write it. It always ends up sounding preachy, and there are people who do it so much better.” Experience the natural beauty liz recreates in her writing and learn about some of the challenges artists like liz face in a time of climate change. 

Puzzler

For last month’s puzzler we asked listeners to share with us the colors and sounds they associate with climate change. 

New Puzzler Question

On Facebook you reconnected with a childhood friend, Lydia. She has become worried about climate change and is wondering about what she can do right now to prepare for the effects of climate change. While she admires your work in mitigating climate change, she feels a growing interest in adaptation. Lydia asks you, “What are ways I can help my community to get ready for climate change?” 

This is a big question and hopefully the beginning of a larger discussion about climate adaptation. What are some ideas you have for Lydia? Where might she start in adapting to climate change? 

You’re welcome to answer either or both. Send Peterson your answers by July 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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CCL Training: Hosting Climate Simulations In Your Community

CCL Training: Hosting Climate Simulations In Your Community

July 19, 2019

Andrew Jones, CCL's July 2019 monthly speaker and co-founder of Climate Interactive, engages attendees with a review of Climate Interactive's new climate policy simulator, En-ROADS, built with MIT Sloan.

Explore the power of a steadily rising price on carbon through policies like the Energy Innovation 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):
Background and History of the En-ROADS Tool (3:11)
Expert Opinion and Assumptions (7:24)
Using the Simulator (9:30)
Demo-ing the Simulator (12:00)
Modeling the Energy Innovation Act's Inputs (24:20)
When En-ROADS Will Be Released & Training Plan (26:58)
For Additional Q&A Go To: https://youtu.be/apFC6iaKm7k

Find This Training on CCL Community:
https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/418
Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/climate-simulations
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CCL Training: Online Group Organizing Tools

CCL Training: Online Group Organizing Tools

July 14, 2019

Join CCL Leaders Rebecca Ratliff and Will Musser for a training that explores the importance of data security and additional tools including Google Drive, Slack, and Evernote that CCL groups have been using to help supplement what is available on CCL Community to manage their chapter's communications effectively and organize information.

Skip Ahead to the following section(s):
Data Security (2:32)
Google Drive (6:03)
Utilizing Slack (11:12)
Utilizing Evernote (26:54)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/online-organizing-tools
CCL Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/404
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July 2019 Meeting with Drew Jones

July 2019 Meeting with Drew Jones

July 13, 2019

Drew Jones, is Co-Founder and Co-Director of Climate Interactive, a think tank that provides modeling for climate policies and tools, giving policy-makers a realistic view of what's needed to contain global warming below 2 degrees Celsius. Drew will share details of Climate Interactive's new climate policy simulator En-ROADS, a fast, powerful tool for understanding how we can achieve our climate goals through changes in energy, land use, consumption, agriculture, and other policies.

CCL Training: Focusing Your Grasstops Outreach

CCL Training: Focusing Your Grasstops Outreach

June 28, 2019

One of the most critical elements of building political will for the Energy Innovation Act is spotlighting the support in for business, civic, and faith leaders in your local district.

Join National Partnerships Coordinator Stephanie Doyle and other CCL leaders in a training that will help you personally research your member, find major employers, focus your grasstops outreach and prioritize the community leaders important for your member of Congress.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Who Are Grasstops & Why Care? (2:05)
How to Focus Your Research (4:14)
Starting & Using An Organizer (9:27)
Connecting With Impacted Industries (18:48)
Lessons From the Hill (23:33)
Bringing The Grassroots Voice to Your Member (29:17)
Case Study: NC Asheville's Story (37:58)

Resources:
Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/focusing-grasstops
Training page on Community: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/273
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Introduction To The Energy Innovation Act

Introduction To The Energy Innovation Act

June 28, 2019

Join Dr. Danny Richter, Vice President for Government Affairs with Citizens' Climate Lobby, in a training that walks through the components the bipartisan Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019, H.R. 763, and helps new volunteers understand the details of this historic legislation.

Skip Ahead To The Following Section(s):
The Policy Benefits (1:37)
How It Works (3:18)
Support The Act (5:43)

Take Action: http://cclusa.org/energy-innovation-act
Endorse The Act: https://energyinnovationact.org/endorse/
More Details: http://cclusa.org/ennergy-innovation-qa
Questions? http://cclusa.org/energy-innovation-act-forum
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CCL Training: Engaging Your Chamber of Commerce

CCL Training: Engaging Your Chamber of Commerce

June 25, 2019

Tune into to hear CCL Miami Group Leader and Senior Sustainability Educator Greg Hamra walk through how to go about engaging your local Chamber of Commerce to build relationships with this influential group in your community in order to seek their members’ support for the Energy Innovation Act.

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/chamber-outreach
CCL Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/399
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