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CCL Training: Bringing Grasstops Leaders To Lobby Meetings
Join CCL National Actions Director Todd Elvins for a training that walks you through the process of highlighting support for CCL's Policy Agenda from local community leaders on both sides of the aisle and provides specific examples of other CCL groups' success stories. Starting with community leaders in your direct network, as well those who have already endorsed, will likely be more efficient and effective.
Presentation Slides: https://cclusa.org/grasstops-lobby-meetings CCL Community Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/420
Madeline McGill | September 2023 Monthly Speaker | Citizens’ Climate Lobby
Madeline began her political career working for campaigns, nonprofits, and labor unions across New England. In 2018, she moved to Utah to help found the Rural Utah Project to empower underrepresented voters, bringing its fundraising and communications programs online. Two years later, she built an organic digital and earned media program with an advertising equivalent of $11.1M across the rural Southwest. Since then, Madeline has continued her work as a narrative strategist, driving outcomes for nonprofits, labor unions, and candidates for office who are curious to engage with people who call rural landscapes home. Her notable projects include National Nurses United, The Sierra Club, SEIU, and the Rural Democracy Initiative. She's proud to partner with the Rural Climate Partnership on building a transformative narrative framework for hardworking rural people. Madeline lives in Boulder, Utah, a town of 250 people, where she searches for new watering holes with her border collie, Melon.
Sept 2023 Monthly Pre-Call Video: https://vimeo.com/862666362 About Western Desk: https://www.westerndesk.com/about Presentation Slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Yuj-MRcQ-yS2D9m1VAf7IsdGzZ3WAu_C/ Action Sheet: https://cclusa.org/actionsheet Call Congress: https://cclusa.org/take-action
CCL Training: Highlight Your Local Climate Impacts With Regional Climate Slide Decks
Join CCL's Research Coordinator Dana Nuccitelli for a special training on Dana's work assembling region-specific climate impacts presentation slide decks. These slide decks detail the most important climate change impacts for each of the seven regions in the continental United States. Each slide includes the scientific source references in the notes, which are primarily the 2018 Fourth National Climate Assessment Report and the Working Group I of the 2021 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Sixth Assessment Report. These are the most comprehensive and authoritative assessments of the latest and greatest climate science research pertaining to the United States and world, respectively, but other individual papers are referenced in the slides as well.
Skip ahead to the following section(s): (0:00) Intro & Agenda(3:24) Overview & How To Use The Slides(6:45) Background Research(10:06) The Southeast (15:51) Southern Great Plains (21:26 The Southwest (26:42) The Northwest (31:09) The Northern Great Plains (36:10) The Midwest (40:16) The Northeast (42:56) Pairing with Solutions
Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/local-impacts-training CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/52
CCL Training: Progress & Prospects for Carbon Pricing Around The World
Join economist and superstar CCL volunteer Jonathan Marshall for a training that will review what is going on around the world in other countries and subnational governments in terms of carbon pricing. Jonathan will review some recent innovations, recommendations on what other countries are learning from the best available designs and how these lessons can apply to our own advocacy here in the United States.
Skip ahead to the following section(s):(0:00) Intro & Agenda(2:52) Why Carbon Pricing Is Needed As Much As Ever(11:25) Carbon Pricing is Expanding Worldwide(15:06) Time to Advocate for Carbon Dividends(23:20) For More Information
Presentation Slides (with embedded study links): https://cclusa.org/carbon-pricing-around-world CCL Training: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/138
CCL Podcast TikTok, Daryl Hannah, and Barbie Take on Climate Change
In this episode, we're diving into the creative and innovative ways people are reaching the public about climate change. We feature TikTok influencers and a special announcement on behalf of a major toy company.
TikTok's Climate Challenge: Humor and Creativity for Impact
Creative communicators are harnessing TikTok to engage their followers with climate change messages. TikTok is known for its short, engaging videos, and we talk to two content creators who are using the platform to reach and educate younger audiences in a fun and creative way.
Preeta “Prach” Banerjee is better known as @Prachonearth, a passionate climate activist who aspires gain a TikTok following as she shares her day-to-day life while promoting climate change awareness. A pre-med student at Purdue University, Prach volunteers with Citizens Climate Lobby and the Carbon Fee and Dividend Movement, Prach speaks with Citizens Climate Radio team member, Ruth Abraham and offers insights into her creative process, which involves spontaneity, authenticity, and connecting with viewers on a personal level.
Cyrus Ferguson is a NYC based strategist, digital creator, and writer. He produces and hosts TikTok shows that imagine new paths for brands to connect to viewers, and if you’re on Art-Tok, you’ve likely seen his “Unintentional Sculpture Analysis.” Cyrus playfully analyzes everyday scenes as if they were works of art, bringing a fresh perspective to mundane objects and encouraging viewers to engage with climate change through imagination and play. With nearly 200,000 likes and over 2400 comments, Cyrus’ Unintentional Sculpture Analysis #13 REFORM is engaging viewers in a ridiculously serious conversation about climate change. He explains his process and shares expert tips and guidance for content creators.
Cyrus Ferguson is currently Content Director at Bilt Rewards, advisor for venture studio Kairos HQ, content creator for brands like Instagram and GQ, and previously worked with award winning creative teams at Recess and Domino Magazine.
Both Prach and Cyrus highlight the importance of authenticity and personal connection in their content, underscoring the potential for TikTok to be a powerful tool for climate communication.
Citizens’ Climate’s Research Coordinator, Dana Nuccitelli, delves into the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). Dana breaks down the financial incentives offered by the IRA to encourage household electrification and energy efficiency improvements. From tax credits to upfront rebates, the IRA aims to make sustainable choices more accessible and affordable for households across the United States. Dana emphasizes the significance of these incentives in reducing building emissions and promoting cleaner energy solutions. Oh, and you can see Dana talking about Permitting Reform on Citizens Climate’s TikTok channel.
Visit The Nerd Corner for more easy-to-understand explanations by Dana and the team.
Good News Story Eco Warrior Barbies: Daryl Hannah's Major Announcement!
After actress and eco-activist Daryl Hannah shared a groundbreaking announcement on behalf of the Mattel Corporation, the company behind Barbie dolls, Citizens Climate Radio host spoke with Daryl about this big bold move.
Earlier this month at Los Angeles press conference, Daryl announced that Mattel has committed to going 100% plastic-free by 2030 and aims to support a global ban on plastics. To celebrate this important shift in toy production, Mattel will release a line of fully biodegradable Eco-Warrior Barbies, including one made in Daryl Hannah’s likeness.
She shared some of the details with us, “I have a few accessories. Well I have a mermaid tail so I can do my work in the ocean. I have a monkey wrench. I have some handcuffs but actually I used chains when I changed myself to a tree at the South Central farm. I have a snorkel so I can also you know go and check out under the ocean. I have a few more toys but I definitely have a few
CCL Training: Welcoming New Volunteers To Your Chapter
Join CCL's Sr. Director of Programs Elli Sparks for a training that offers tips and suggested strategies for bringing new people aboard CCL so that they acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviors to become empowered volunteers. Evaluate and then advance your chapter’s capacity and process for quickly welcoming and engaging new recruits so that people you meet over the summer become engaged in chapter activities and CCL actions.
Presentation Slides: https://cclusa.org/new-volunteers-engaged CCL Training: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/298
Great training, volume could do with adjusting
The training is great, and if more people took it, we would have a lot more accomplished on climate. I wish they would increase the volume a bit to bring it on par with other podcasts.
Great podcast! So much good and wide ranging info to help with our climate advocacy.
Love this program and being able to easily stay up to date with CCL. So empowering!