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Uniting from Home

April 25 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A virtual CCL event with Katharine Hayhoe

About this Event

Please join Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Not all of us are able to focus on climate change right now. But for those who can, we’ll hear from climate leaders, learn about quick actions we can take to help climate change, and get trained. You can attend this virtual Earth Day event from home. Please join us, and (virtually) bring a friend!

Schedule of Events:

1:00 pm ET – Keynote speaker Dr. Katharine Hayhoe. Dr. Hayhoe is a world-renowned climate scientist, evangelical Christian, and host of the podcast, “Global Weirding”.

Dr. Hayhoe’s talk: Healthy People, Healthy Planet

As a pandemic upends our world, it reminds us of what really matters: the health and safety of our families and our loved ones, our communities and countries. Join Katharine as she connects the dots between our health and the health of our planet, and explains how burning fossil fuels and climate change threaten them both.

To connect by video conference, go to https://citizensclimate.zoom.us/j/563867729

To connect by phone: If you have unlimited calling, please call 1-646-558-8656; otherwise you can call toll-free at 1-877-369-0926. Enter 563-867-729 as the meeting ID.

1:45 pm ET – 3 easy actions you can take from home to help the climate right now.

2:00 pm ET – Choose ONE of the four breakout sessions listed below. Breakout lengths vary from 1-2 hours. Each breakout will be held in an individual Zoom meeting room, please refer to each breakout for the meeting ID.

1. Climate Advocate Training [two hours]

For those brand new to Citizens Climate Lobby, this training will give you all the tools you need to be an effective climate advocate as well as a strong background in our organization. You’ll learn how to build constructive relationships with elected representatives and other leaders, get the details on the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, and discover the variety of actions you can take to work with others on building political will in your community.

To connect by video conference, go to https://citizensclimate.zoom.us/j/874055969

To connect by phone: If you have unlimited calling, please call 1-646-558-8656; otherwise you can call toll-free at 1-877-369-0926. Enter 874-055-969 as the meeting ID.

2. CCL Volunteer Spotlight Panel, Moderated by Peterson Toscano, Citizens’ Climate Radio Host [one hour]

We pride ourselves on trying to build the broadest coalition possible, which means we have climate advocates from all different walks of life. Hear from the panel what has brought them to climate action and how they communicate the need for action in their communities across the country.

Meet our panelists by checking our their videos:

Jacob, a young conservative and student in Washington, DC

Morgan, a young christian and engineering student from Texas

Sarah, a science teacher from Georgia

Emily (Alejandra), a student from Fresno, CA

To connect by video conference, go to https://citizensclimate.zoom.us/j/580767407

To connect by phone: If you have unlimited calling, please call 1-646-558-8656; otherwise you can call toll-free at 1-877-369-0926. Enter 580-767-407 as the meeting ID.

3. Climate Organizing During the Pandemic [90 minutes]

CCL staff will cover working with Congress, best messaging about climate for our outreach and media work, ways to be in action from home, and how students can continue their climate work off-campus. Our work has changed in these dramatically different circumstances, and yet opportunities can be found in every situation. We know our climate work must go forward!

To connect by video conference, go to https://citizensclimate.zoom.us/j/563867729

To connect by phone: If you have unlimited calling, please call 1-646-558-8656; otherwise you can call toll-free at 1-877-369-0926. Enter 563-867-729 as the meeting ID.

4. Depolarizing Within: A Better Way to Prepare for Climate Discussions, presented by Braver Angels [2.5 hours]

***We’re sorry, this session is full due to the overwhelming response to it. Please select a different breakout. We are thrilled by the response, and intend to offer more sessions on this topic in the future. If you would like to be notified when those have been organized please fill out this form. Thanks!***

A surprising aspect of today’s epidemic of toxic polarization between climate advocates and climate skeptics is that much is driven by how we talk with like-minded people about those on the other side. Too often we stereotype, dismiss, or ridicule our fellow citizens who differ from us in their perspectives on climate change. How we talk among ourselves about them fuels fires that threaten the progress of climate solutions. This workshop will help you become more aware of your inner polarizer, help you learn to depolarize yourself and teach you skills for intervening in social conversations with like-minded people when those conversations veer into contempt and ridicule for people who hold other views. Handout needed for this session, please print in advance, and have a writing utensil and extra paper to write on.

**Zoom log in information will be emailed to you prior to the event if you sign up for this session**

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About Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL)

CCL empowers everyday people to work with their community and their members of Congress on climate change solutions. Our supporters cover the political spectrum and work in more than 450 local chapters. Together, we’re building support for a national bipartisan solution to climate change.

Our Partners

Braver Angels

*Braver Angels is a national nonprofit with a mission to depolarize America (https://braverangels.org/), which is partnering with Citizens’ Climate Lobby to advance depolarization of discussions of climate change. This workshop uses the techniques of Braver Angels to depolarize discussions, enhance discovery of ‘reasonable citizens,’ accelerate the discovery of common ground, and to encourage common action.

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist whose research focuses on understanding what climate change means for people and the places where we live. She is a professor at Texas Tech University, she hosts the PBS digital series Global Weirding, and she has been named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People and Fortune’s 50 World’s Greatest Leaders.

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Details

Date:
April 25
Time:
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uniting-from-home-registration-101119077884

Organizer

Citizens Climate Lobby