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Official podcast for climate heroes from Citizens\' Climate Lobby. We\'re creating the political will for a livable world.

Citizens' Climate Lobby Citizens\' Climate Lobby

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Official podcast for climate heroes from Citizens\' Climate Lobby. We\'re creating the political will for a livable world.

    CCL Training: Lobbying 301 - Handling Difficult Scenarios

    CCL Training: Lobbying 301 - Handling Difficult Scenarios

    Join CCL Northeast Regional Coordinator Iona Lutey and CCL Education & Engagement Assistant and Greater Pacific Northwest Regional Coordinator Tamara Staton for a training that will help you prepare to overcome objections and handle difficult situations with a proven process that keeps your meetings and conversations on topic and leads to more effective and meaningful relationships.
    Skip ahead to the following section(s):What About China & India? (5:20)Concern About Taxes (8:30)The Price Doesn't Rise Quickly Enough (12:29)Handling Challenging Questions Resource (16:46)Common Temptations (17:58)Difficult Situations (19:46)Potential Hot-Button Topics (29:16)Final Role Play Scenario (35:53)
    Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/handling-difficult-scenarios
    CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/topics/working-with-congress/lobbying-301

    • 45 min
    CCR Ep 48 Republicans Ready To Tackle Climate Change

    CCR Ep 48 Republicans Ready To Tackle Climate Change

    For a long time climate advocates faced skepticism and resistance coming from Republican lawmakers. That is changing. In February Citizens Climate Radio host Peterson Toscano traveled to Washington DC for the first ever Conservative Climate Training and Lobby Days. Nearly 100 people showed up from all over the country, young and older. They met with Republican staff and members of congress to talk about climate change and a path forward.
    In this episode you will hear excerpts from interviews with volunteer lobbyists Carlos Simms, Mary Lawing, Katie Zakrzewski,  Isuru Seneviratne, and Cindy Burbank. On a panel of Republican climate leader Alex Flint, the Executive Director at Alliance for Market Solutions spoke during the February event. Mr. Flint previously served as staff director of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. He was the senior vice president of governmental affairs at the Nuclear Energy Institute, and he was a member of President Trump’s transition team. He outlines for us the dramatic shifts he has witnessed while speaking with lawmakers.
    Jim Tolbert, Citizens Climate Education Conservative Director and Jacob Abel, a Citizens Climate Conservative fellow, provide insider glimpses to the conversations about climate change they have with fellow Conservatives. 
    You will learn what has changed in the Republican party, and the new landscape climate advocates lobbying Conservative members of Congress now face. Guests will share what Republicans bring to the climate conversation and the Conservative values that compel them to pursue effective ways to transform our energy economy. You will also receive advice and learn the ways these conservatives are speaking with their family, friends, and elected leaders about climate change.
    Dig Deeper

    Alex Flint: My Climate Journey podcast 

    RepublicEN, conservatives, libertarians, and pragmatists of diverse political opinion standing together because climate change is real, and it's our duty and opportunity to reduce the risks.

    Margaret Thatcher - UN General Assembly Climate Change Speech (1989)

    The End of Republican Climate Change Denial by Alex FlintPuzzler Question

    Puzzler Question
    We updated last month’s puzzler question and made it more personal.
    He is the question slightly restated:

    In a Zoom call you share your renewed commitment to promote climate solutions and ask your friend, Gretchen, to join your group. Gretchen slowly shakes her head and says, “I am concerned about the planet too, but with so many people affected by Covid-19, I think we are just going to have to deal with that first. Climate action is very important but for so many people right now, there are more pressing issues to address.”
    The dilemma so many of us face right now is that climate action has been eclipsed by an immediate threat to humanity. How are you dealing with this? How are you navigating this new landscape? How are you adapting? What is a resource you have found helpful? 

    Share your answers with Peterson by June, 17, 2020.
    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.

    • 29 min
    CCL Training: Reframing - Moving People from Resistance to Support

    CCL Training: Reframing - Moving People from Resistance to Support

    You already know what to say…but what if they don’t come along? Learn how to respond to resistance by tapping into their values and beliefs, then finding a more useful frame that allows them to join our cause. Join Steve Levin‍, an Executive Coach & Organizational Change consultant with over 20 years experience, and leader of workshops in “Powerful Conversations” to help leaders and coaches be more influential. We will practice on real and realistic scenarios that we face every day, so come prepared to experiment and discover the power of reframing.
    Skip ahead to the following section(s):The Importance of Reframing (3:10)Four Steps To Reframing (7:42)Examples of Reframing (8:55)Practice Reframing (14:58)Final Review (23:20)
    Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/reframing-resistance-support
    CCL Community Training Page:https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/457

    • 26 min
    Lobbying 201: Planning & Practicing Lobbying Meetings

    Lobbying 201: Planning & Practicing Lobbying Meetings

    Join this opportunity to practice how to meet with your member of Congress this year for our online lobby meetings. Join Amy Bennett, CCL’s Director of Congressional Liaisons and Lobby Days for an online training that will walk you through important considerations for preparing to meet and what an actual meeting with your member of Congress looks like.
    Skip ahead to the following section(s):Meeting Roles (4:59)Planning The Meeting (10:26)Researching & Listening To Your Member (17:50)Meeting Demonstration: Beginning (32:22)Meeting Demonstration: Middle (38:19)Meeting Demonstration: End (46:50)
    Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/cvtlobbyCCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/topics/working-with-congress/lobbying-201

    • 54 min
    Lobbying 101: The Transformative Power of Citizen Advocacy

    Lobbying 101: The Transformative Power of Citizen Advocacy

    Join CCL Mountain West Regional Coordinator Bill Barron for a training that will demonstrate the advantages we hold as citizens in transforming our government and the policies we adopt. Tune in to hear the personal stories of transformation from CCL volunteers from across the country from Latinos Action Team Co-Lead Alfonso Saldaña to CCL Youth Leaders Nicolas Polimeni and Remi Masarik to New Hampshire State Coordinator John Gage.
    Skip ahead to the following sections(s):Marshall's Invitation To Empowerment (3:08)Why Lobby As A Citizen? (10:55)Building Relationships (20:12)Researching Local Impacts (25:04)Sharing Your Story (33:28)
    Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/transformative-power
    CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/topics/working-with-congress/lobbying-101

    • 38 min
    Dr Natasha DeJarnett | Citizens Climate Lobby | May 2020 Speaker

    Dr Natasha DeJarnett | Citizens Climate Lobby | May 2020 Speaker

    Climate change and carbon pollution have always had an impact on public health, and the COVID-19 pandemic bears that out. On this month’s call, Dr. Natasha DeJarnett will look at how these two crises are connected. Dr. DeJarnett is the interim associate director of Program and Partnership Development at the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), where she leads research as well as climate and health activities. She also serves on the governing board of Citizens’ Climate Education.
    Helpful Links:
    National Environmental Health Association: https://www.neha.org/
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Page: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
    Additional Health Action Team Recommended Research Articles: http://cclusa.org/health-research-may-call
    Sign up to find out more about Citizens' Climate Lobby: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/join-citizens-climate-lobby/

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Brian Ettlaing ,

Very informative podcast to be an an effective climate advocate

Very effective podcast combining the monthly calls of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL), the weekly Citizens' Climate University, and the Citizens Cliamte Radio. This podcast really helps keep me up to date with the latest information from CCL, since I am an active CCL volunteer. Highly recommmend this podcast for anyone looking to be a more effective climate advoace.

Jepstarhopper ,

IT's great! But I am biased :)

Citizens' Climate Radio has a lively mix of interviews, creative sections, and puzzler questions. The emphasis is on storytelling and hearing from a variety of voices around the world. Guests from Nepal, Nigeria, Chile, Canada, Barbados as well as USA are featured. Lots of women are featured on the show, which is rare when it comes to climate shows. Experts and people in the field help listeners become better climate advocates.

colibri.tlh ,

Hope in challenging times

This show helps me cope with helplessness in the current political situation (2017 USA) and the felt attacks from government on environmental protections and climate change solutions. I particularly love the way Peterson poses a "puzzler" each episode (a la "Car Talk"!) and accepts several different approaches to solving it in the following episode. Very thought-provoking and inspirational as to how I can be a better communicator when it comes to solutions to global warming and the political challenges to getting big things done.

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