Spring into Action

Most of us have struggled with what to say and how to say it when discussing climate change. CCL continues to provide us with insights this month from our video speaker Joan Blades, MoveOn.org co-founder. Join us Saturday, March 10, 4:00-5:30 p.m. at Isabella County Commission on Aging, 2200 S. Lincoln Road for our monthly meeting.

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.

We’ll also be launching our ambitious spring outreach activities. The first will be showing The Burden, Friday, March 23, 6:30 p.m. at Hunter’s Ale House, 4855 S. Bluegrass Rd. Please invite anyone concerned about national security, including current or former military personnel, to attend with you!

The State Conference of CCL Chapters will be in Mt. Pleasant, April 7th, at Mid-Michigan Community College. This is your perfect opportunity to meet like-minded folks from all over the state and improve communication and advocacy skills.  Register now for the Early Bird price.

April is packed with climate and environmental art exhibits, presentations, birds & climate display, even an ecopoetry event. Calendar coming soon.

Here’s hoping you will join us to spring into action