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Citizens' Climate Lobby Introductory Video
You can speak up for climate change solutions that bridge the partisan divide like Carbon Fee and Dividend, which gives all revenue back to households. Narrated by Ian Somerhalder. Transcript: The climate is changing. Extreme weather is disrupting livelihoods and food supplies around the world. This is observed. This is documented. This is the scientific community’s consensus. The climate IS changing. Carbon emissions are driving that change. Emissions come from burning fossil fuels. So if we want to slow — or even reverse — the change, we must lower fossil fuel use. By charging a fee on fossil fuels, and returning that revenue to households as a dividend, we can do just that… starting a chain of positive effects: Fossil fuels become less desirable. Cleaner sources of energy become more competitive. The dividend creates millions of jobs. Carbon emissions go down. Reduced air pollution saves tens of thousands of lives. And climate change is brought under control. We can make this happen. But enacting a carbon fee and dividend isn’t in our hands. It’s in their hands. How do WE sway THEM? What can WE do? We can use our voices to express political will, and demand action. We must help our elected leaders work together. It’s on us to tell them what we want—as a group. Because when voices call out together, their impact multiplies. Government can respond to the will of the people, provided we tell the government what we want. And what we want is a livable world. This is what Citizens Climate Lobby works for. To EMPOWER citizens to connect with and influence their members of Congress. To spread the idea that each one of us can address climate change. Bring your voice CitizensClimateLobby.org
July 2017 Monthly Meeting w/Drew Jones and Marshall Saunders
Andrew (Drew) Jones is Co-Founder of Climate Interactive, a top-rated climate change think tank that creates the simulations used in the United Nations negotiations. An expert on international climate and energy issues, his quotes and interactive data stories appear frequently in the New York Times, The Washington Post, and other media. Jones and his team at CI and MIT Sloan developed “C-ROADS”, the user-friendly climate simulation in use by thousands of climate analysts around the world. He teaches Systems Thinking and Sustainability at MIT and UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. Additionally, CCL Founder Marshall Saunders delivered the talk he was scheduled to give at our 8th Annual International Conference.
Katharine Hayhoe on Carbon Taxes at SXSL
Climate Scientist Katharine Hayhoe speaks with President Barack Obama and Leonardo DiCaprio on the topic of Carbon Taxes at South by South Lawn at the Whitehouse on October 3, 2016.
Introduction to Citizens' Climate Lobby
Get to know Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) and learn how you can help us solve climate change. Featuring CCL's Director of Field Development Elli Sparks and Executive Director Mark Reynolds.
Dr. Hayhoe June Conference Keynote
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October 2016 Meeting - Dr. George Lakoff
Linguistics expert George Lakoff, author of “Don’t Think of an Elephant,” “The Political Mind,” and many more books examining the power of language, is our guest for the October national call. He’ll share his recent work on the distinction between direct causation and systemic causation, which is the frame through which climate change can be better comprehended. Mr. Lakoff is recently retired from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics.
Jessie Diggins Endorsement Video - Citizens Climate Lobby
USA Gold Medal Winter Olympian Jessie Diggins gives a shoutout for Citizens' Climate Lobby and its flagship policy Carbon Fee & Dividend: "You can look at different solutions for the economy, but you only get one earth to live on, and you have to breathe the air that is on this earth. We have to do it in a way that doesn’t hurt families economically, which is why I’m supporting the carbon fee and dividend solution, because it puts a fee on carbon and returns the revenue to households." Video created by Ben Stillerman of Tankbrain.xyz, Instagram: @tankbrainprod
How do we solve climate change? #UndoYourPart
Republicans and Democrats support this national solution to climate change. Go to UndoYourPart.com to get started.
Rep. Carlos Curbelo floor speech on climate change
On Nov. 1, 2017, 10 members of the Climate Solutions Caucus gave speeches on the House floor, highlighting the issue of climate change and the need for bipartisan action in Congress. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), who co-chairs the caucus, spoke ninth.
Jay Butera's Why I Act on Climate
CCL Senior Congressional Liaison Jay Butera, whose efforts helped to launch the House Climate Solutions Caucus, shares his daily affirmation that sustains him day in and day out: Why I Act on Climate.
CCL Public Service Announcement: Insure the Environment
Public service announcement touting Carbon Fee and Dividend as a means of insuring our environment.
Carbon Tax and Cap and Trade: 10 Years Experience
The carbon tax and cap and trade policies have a decade of experience in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) and British Columbia's carbon tax. The features and performance are analyzed and a comparative evaluation presented by Robert Archer at the Citizens' Climate Lobby Northern California Conference on February 20, 2016.
Pro Skier Angel Collinson Endorses Carbon Fee and Dividend
Professional Skier Angel Collinson expresses her support for Carbon Fee and Dividend. Angel is also a member of the Protect Our Winters Riders Alliance and a voice from the Winter Sports Recreation Industry.
Climate Risk and National Security   Rear Admiral David Titley, USN ret , PhD
The following video was produced by CCL Volunteers Al Braden and Shawn Reeder at the 2016 Regional Conference in Austin, TX.
Bradley Whitford on Citizens' Climate Lobby
Bradley Whitford speaking about CCL at the premiere of Season 2 of Years of Living Dangerously.
July 2018 Monthly Meeting w/ Adele Morris
If you want to learn about carbon pricing, Adele Morris is the person to talk to. She is a senior fellow and policy director for Climate and Energy Economics at the Brookings Institution. Her research informs critical decisions related to climate change, energy, and tax policy. She is a leading global expert on the design of carbon pricing policies. Before joining Brookings in July 2008, she worked with the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) of the U.S. Congress, where she advised members and staff on economic, energy, and environmental policy. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University, an M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Utah, and a B.A. from Rice University.
March Monthly Meeting with Dr. Joan Blades
Joan Blades and her husband Wes Boyd co-founded the political action group MoveOn.org in 1997. In 2006, she co-founded MomsRising.org, dedicated to “bringing millions of people, who all share a common concern about the need to build a more family-friendly America, together as a non-partisan force.” Her latest project, Living Room Conversations, seeks to bridge the political divide in America by encouraging people with differing views to come together for respectful discussions. These conversations increase understanding, reveal common ground, and sometimes even allow us to discuss possible solutions.
Dr. Hahrie Han's Keynote Address - CCL 2017 Conference
Dr. Hahrie Han is the Anton Vonk Associate Professor of Environmental Politics in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. From 2005-2015, she was an Associate Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College and was a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Scholar at Harvard University from 2009-2011. She specializes in the politics of environmental and social policy, focusing particularly on the role that civic associations play in mobilizing participation in politics and policy advocacy.
Climate Advocate Training Lesson Two
Join Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) Director of Operations Amy Bennett and Director of Volunteer Education and Engagement Brett Cease as they welcome you to CCL. In this updated second part of the series, you'll review CCL's methodology of building common ground, put it into practice, and review more of the details behind carbon fee and dividend to help cover the basics of becoming an effective CCL climate advocate.
CCL's Carbon Fee & Dividend Calculator Tutorial
Join Rick Knight Research Coordinator for CCL in a tutorial that walks through the Carbon Fee and Dividend Calculator. It’s an easy-to-use online tool that estimates the financial outcome for any given household under the first-year carbon fee of $15 a metric ton. It's a way to take the power of a statistical model down to the personal level. This tool is a handy way to answer questions from friends, family, interested parties at a tabling event or presentation, or potential supporters who need a clearer idea of how the Carbon Fee and Dividend works. It can be used to create case studies for households in a particular Congressional District or town and can also be used to find out how certain lifestyle change will affect your bottom line under our policy.
Marshall's Welcoming Address
Citizens' Climate Lobby's founder Marshall Saunders' inspirational message at the 2015 international Conference.
Years of Living Dangerously - CCL Intro Video
This 3:30 video introduces the Years of Living Dangerously episode featuring CCL's Jay Butera. With special appearances by CCL's Executive Mark Reynolds, Science Advisor Dr. Katharine Hayhoe and Actor Bradley Whitford.
Citizens' Climate University: Getting the Border Carbon Adjustment Right
Join CCL's board chairman and trade law specialist Dr. Ross Astoria to explore more in-depth policy details behind the trade legality and practical aspects of border carbon adjustment implementation and constraints.
Interview with Congressman Ted Deutch
Congressman Ted Deutch — Democratic co-chair of the House Climate Solutions Caucus — joins us to provide an overview of the caucus’ activities and where progress is happening between Republicans and Democrats on the climate issue.
CCU  - Household Impact Study
In February 2016, Citizens’ Climate Education (CCE) and Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) released a working paper that assessed the net financial impact on U.S. households of a $15/ton of CO2 carbon fee in which all proceeds are returned to households on a per-capita basis. This recorded webinar not only details the significant findings of the study but also demonstrates how climate advocates can use the data.
Climate Advocate Training Lesson One
Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) Director of Operations Amy Bennett and Regional Coordinator Brett Cease welcome you to CCL. In this two-part series, you'll learn the basics of becoming an effective climate advocate. In Lesson One, Amy and Brett will not only review the structure of CCL but also how to build constructive relationships with elected representatives, how to create political will, how to appeal to the best in others and how practice is the key to success.
CCL's 10th Anniversary Video
Join our many friends in celebrating Citizens' Climate Lobby's tenth anniversary!
The Economic Case For Carbon Fee & Dividend - REMI Part 1
What impact will a steadily rising carbon fee with all proceeds returned to households have on the American economy? REMI economist Scott Nystrom discusses the results of this ground breaking study. In summary, the rebate or dividend creates jobs and grows GDP faster than the loss of jobs in the extractive and extraction support industries.
Citizens' Climate University: Living Room Conversations
Are you interested in building relationships with community members from different perspectives? Joan Blades, founder of Living Room Conversations, leads a CCU workshop focused on how to host Living Room Conversations, an approach that increases understanding, reveals common ground and allow us to discuss possible solutions. No fancy event or skilled facilitator is needed, and Joan specifically walk us through how to host a climate- or energy-oriented conversation with your own community's small group. When people of all walks of life begin to care about one another, they can begin working together to solve the problems of our time and Living Room Conversations is a new tool in moving forward towards mutual understanding and respect.
Lobby Training 401: Handling Difficult Scenarios
Curveballs sometimes stress us out more than they should. However, equipping yourself to overcome these situations will lead to more informed discussions about the benefits of Carbon Fee and Dividend and empower others to become partners in building the political will for the climate solutions we need. Join CCL's Southeast Director Don Addu & Northeast Regional Coordinator Iona Lutey in the final lesson of our four-part lobbying series as they discuss how to handle difficult situations and hot-button issues to help you feel prepared to keep your meetings from getting sidetracked and stay on topic.
CCL Conference Special Presentation: Peterson Toscano
Peterson Toscano finds humor in the strangest places. As part of the CCL2016 conference, Peterson announced the premiere of Citizens Climate Radio, a monthly podcast especially designed for people working towards climate solutions. As part of his announcement presentation Peterson shared the strange route that led him to become the leader of a CCL chapter and the power that pasta has had in shaping his life and climate work. He also reveals the Five Stages of Hot Climate Action. Finally, he talks about the power of art and comedy in connecting with others about serious and complex issues like climate change.
Rep. Dan Lipinski opens floor speeches on climate change
On Nov. 1, 2017, 10 members of the Climate Solutions Caucus gave speeches on the House floor, highlighting the issue of climate change and the need for bipartisan action in Congress. Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL), who organized the speeches, was the first to speak.
CCL2017   Keynote Address: Lou Helmuth, Our Children's Trust
Monday Jun 12, 2017: CCL2017 Keynote Address: Lou Helmuth, Our Children's Trust Lou Helmuth received his undergraduate degree from Boston College and his law degree from Vermont Law School. Lou is the Deputy Director at Our Children’s Trust, where he helps guide all of Our Children’s Trust’s programming, strategies and organizational development. Prior to joining Our Children's Trust in 2013, Lou represented citizens’ environmental groups in a variety of environmental cases, as well as youth with disabilities from around the country in federal and state lawsuits involving their educations. Lou's career prior to Our Children's Trust also includes service in other non-profit leadership roles and in legal education administration.
June 2018 Monthly Meeting
If political will is the key to enacting effective climate policies, there’s a big obstacle that needs to be overcome: Many environmentalists are not showing up to vote. Joining our June call is Nathaniel Stinnett, founder and executive director of Environmental Voter Project. Their mission is to identify citizens concerned about environmental issues who are staying home on election day and turn them into active voters. Stinnett has held a variety of senior leadership and campaign manager positions on U.S. Senate, congressional, state, and mayoral campaigns. He was named one of America’s 50 environmental visionaries and is a frequent speaker on cutting-edge campaign techniques at top universities and campaign management trainings.
Core Volunteer Training: Welcome & Empowering Our Volunteers
Welcome to CCL's Core Volunteer Training! Tonight's lesson is hosted by Brett Cease, Volunteer Education and Engagement Coordinator and reviews how to navigate both of CCL's main websites. It then focuses on how newer volunteers can become more engaged in your local teams while highlighting avenues for participation that harness your talent and areas of interest effectively.
Conservative Messaging Theory
Are you struggling to share your concern about climate risk with conservative friends, family, and folks in the community in a way that resonates? CCL's Conservative Outreach Coordinator Peter Bryn explores some of the theory behind the conservative worldview, talks about the modern Republican party, and summarizes key takeaways that we'll use to apply in Conservative Messaging 201.
Rep. Jerry McNerney floor speech on climate change
On Nov. 1, 2017, 10 members of the Climate Solutions Caucus gave speeches on the House floor, highlighting the issue of climate change and the need for bipartisan action in Congress. Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA) was the third to speak.
Preparing to Give Effective Rotary Presentations
Join Karen Kendrick-Hands, Co-Founder of Rotary's Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group and CCL volunteer, in a webinar aimed at helping prepare CCL volunteers to prepare effective presentations for their local Rotary group(s).
Core Volunteer Training: Deep Dive with Carbon Fee & Dividend
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. This week's essential topic is a deeper dive with Carbon Fee & Dividend. Joseph Robertson, CCL's Global Strategy Director leads the call on understanding key components behind each of the three dimensions of Carbon Fee and Dividend, followed by Q&A time and a partner activity (unrecorded) to begin your own engagement with CCL's flagship policy.
Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz's Keynote Address - 2017 Conference
Anthony Leiserowitz, Ph.D. is a Senior Research Scientist at the Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and Director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. He is an expert on American and international public opinion on global warming, including public perception of climate change risks, support and opposition for climate policies, and willingness to make individual behavioral change. His research investigates the psychological, cultural, political, and geographic factors that drive public environmental perception and behavior.
August 2017 CCL Meeting with Paul Hawken
Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, author, and activist who has dedicated his life to environmental sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. He is the author of Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. The book is based on the work of researchers from around the world who identified, researched and modeled the 100 most substantive, existing solutions to address climate change. What was uncovered is a path forward that can roll back global warming within thirty years. It shows that humanity has the means at hand. Nothing new needs to be invented.
CCL 2018: The Way Forward: CCL's National Planning Plenary
Speakers: Madeleine Para, Dr. Danny Richter, Jamie DeMarco, Cathy Orlando, Tony Sirna
Lobby Training 301: Lobby Meeting Practice
The third in our four part series, join Amy Bennett, CCL's Director of Lobby Day Events & Liaisons in a webinar that prepares CCL supporters for meetings with your member of Congress. Amy will review CCL's most important considerations in preparing for our lobby meetings as well as model a demonstration of what these meetings look like in a live role-play scenario. Ben Pendergrass, CCL's Senior Director of Government Affairs, also joins to highlight the strategy behind our supporting asks and the importance of practice and active listening skills.
Climate and Weather
We've all heard that global warming can increase the frequency and severity of weather events. But how, and why, and to what extent? Join Dr. Jennifer Francis, a world-renowned climate researcher at Rutgers University and Bob Lindmeier, the chief meteorologist at ABC affiliate WKOW in Madison, Wisconsin to learn more about how this complexity can be effectively communicated to the general public. Rick Knight, CCL's IL State Coordinator, moderates.
Rep. Jimmy Panetta floor speech on climate change
On Nov. 1, 2017, 10 members of the Climate Solutions Caucus gave speeches on the House floor, highlighting the issue of climate change and the need for bipartisan action in Congress. Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) was the final speaker of the evening.
CCL's April 2018 Media Tip of the Month
Join Steve Valk, Citizens' Climate Lobby's Communications Director for this month's media tip in being non-partisan in letters to the editor. Steve looks at the importance of being non-partisan in our letters to the editor, something that many of us find challenging in these divisive times.
Citizens' Climate University: Household and Small Business Considerations for Fee-And-Dividend
​Join CCL Board Member and Bank Economist Jerry Hinkle in exploring more in-depth policy details behind the implications of CCL's Household Impact Study and how its findings can speak to many of the current concerns from our members of Congress. In the second part Dr. Phil Harding, Linus Pauling Chair at Oregon State University & CCL member leads a discussion about the role carbon fee and dividend plays in catalyzing innovation to provide the price signal for investors, engineers, and scientists to seek out opportunities that correspond to customer needs and market opportunities.
Citizens' Climate University: Carbon Fee & Dividend Calculator
The Carbon Fee and Dividend Calculator is a easy-to-use online tool to estimate the financial outcome of the policy for an individual household under the first-year carbon dioxide fee of $15 per metric ton. It's a way to take the abstract statistical findings of the Household Impact Study down to the personal level. Join Rick Knight, CCE's Research Coordinator and Ricky Bradley, CCL's IT Director as they walk through this CCL-created powerful new tool for all CCL volunteers. To use the Calculator, you will need to be able to supply seven key pieces of information: number of adults in your household, number of children, annual household income (nearest $1,000), zip code, what type of car you drive, type of dwelling (house, apartment, etc.), and the type of home heating (electricity, natural gas, etc.). That information will allow the Calculator to compute your household dividend and make a "default" estimate of what the carbon fee will cost a typical household with those characteristics.  This tool is a handy way to answer questions from friends, family, interested parties at a tabling event or presentation, or potential supporters who need a clearer idea of how the Carbon Fee and Dividend works. It can be used to create case studies for households in a particular Congressional District or town and can also be used to find out how certain lifestyle change will affect your bottom line under our policy.