Join CCL at citizensclimate.org/# to be counted in the national movement. This doesn’t cost anything and gives you access to more information and training. (And no donation spam!) Latest report from CCL is that 2000 people signed up in the week after the election. The antidote to despair is constructive action.
November Conference Call: Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, climate scientist
Following a very stressful election season, CCL thought it would be good to hear the calm and reassuring voice of our favorite climate change communicator, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe. Dr. Hayhoe recently gave CCL a big shoutout at the South by South Lawn climate change discussion at the White House with President Obama and actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
You can hear or see the whole video call at the link below. High points:
- Businesses, cities, and states are forging ahead with clean energy and sustainable practices in spite of federal shortcomings and will continue
- Scientific progress probably faces the biggest challenge with threats to funding
- Perhaps the silver lining is that “boil” of growing discontent and social problems has been lanced and can now heal with our careful attention
- CCL reports triple the number of calls for the informational Wed. call and more web traffic from concerned citizens
- Check out her excellent new online series of very short videos: Global Weirding, every other Wednesday with live chats following on Thursday.
These calls are key to our personal education and ability to share information. It’s equally important to experience our connection to the international chapters which are filled with people like us. http://citizensclimatelobby.org/monthly-international-conference-calls/
Current Mt. Pleasant CCL actions:
- Recruiting leaders in area businesses, organizations, faith communities, government offices to sign the Michigan Leaders Letter requesting legislative action on climate. This letter with its signatories will be shared by CCL with our national members of Congress. It will be also be shared with Michigan legislators, the governor, and the attorney general by Michigan Climate Action Network. Contact Marie at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Collecting signed Constituent Comments to deliver to our members of Congress in Washington D.C. You can send out the following Online Constituent Comment form to friends & family via email only-not social media:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd3g0VPdwhUCaKr00-seKExK4txvgb8Jlc9R_poLyuu8jFLAQ/viewform
- Generating outreach–contact email@example.com to help
- letters to editor, op-eds
- public showings of Dec. 7 episode of “Years of Living Dangerously” on National Geographic Channel which will feature how CCL recruited Floridian members of Congress to start working on climate
- public movie showings of Before the Flood and Merchants of Doubt
- videos of RADM David Titley from his excellent, matter-of-fact programs in Mt. Pleasant on Oct. 21: Titley CMU video , Titley MMCC video