MPCCL September 17, 2020 Meeting

MPCCL Minutes

September 17, 2020 — Zoom Meeting

 New Video: A Reminder of Who We Are!

2020 Citizens’ Climate Great Lakes Region Virtual Conference

October 3-4

On Saturday from 1 – 4:15 EDT, join our guest speakers

Including Bob Inglis, Executive Director of republicEn and member of CCL’s Advisory Board

On Sunday from 2 – 4 EDT, workshops

Register Now

Central Michigan Climate Solutions Summit –a virtual conference

Sponsored by CMU and MPCCL

Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, 8:50 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Register Now!

Present:  Marie and Pete Koper, Ann Kowaleski, Bob Lindahl, Cil and John Lorand, Gisela and Tom Moffit, Dawn and Fred Sprague.

I.  National Video Speaker— Tina Johnson, Director of the National Black Environmental Justice Network, talks about the inequities that place folks in harm’s way and how the network is working for environmental justice nationally and internationally.

II. Treasurer’s Report:  $ 866.65

III. Old Business

  • CMU Climate Solutions Summit –a virtual conference Friday, Oct. 16, 2020

Summit REGISTRATION is now open!  Registration also available online on our website and Facebook pages, and the Summit page at CMU Central Sustainability

  • Student, organizations (including MPCCL), and business tabling options converted to videos for the Summit—Ruth H. is heading ours up, technical and content help welcomed (Suggested clips: Farmers market tabling, Rear Adm. David Titley’s presentation, Parades, Parachutes, picnic, water festivals etc.)
  • Business Outreach – building business relationships for business focused programs next year
  • Energy Savings Business Survey (callers needed to contact more businesses)
  • Business Toolkit (in progress)
  • Interview businesses for Morning Sun feature (questions provided, interviewers needed)
  • Write Morning Sun features (writers needed)
  • Introduce HR 763 to business leaders in the fall to recruit endorsers for December Lobby Days

IV. Resume Monthly Calling Campaign—easy action if you haven’t signed up yet for your designated day with reminder, office numbers, and suggestions.

V.  National CCL Actions links

VI. Other Local Actions

  • Very useful information to learn from and share. Regularly!

Yale Climate Opinion maps: beliefs and behaviors broken down to the district and county levels:  https://climatecommunication.yale.edu/visualizations-data/ycom-us/

“The Impact of a Carbon Fee and Dividend Policy [specifically H.R. 763] on the Finances of U.S. Households,” calculated by income, age, etc. https://citizensclimatelobby.org/household-impact-study/

First report by a governmental committee on U.S. financial risks Managing Risks in the U.S. Financial System (Advisory Committee’s #1 recommendation to alleviate risks? A price on carbon that returns revenue to households)

What did I miss on CCL social media this month? (video)

Next meeting: Thursday, October 15, 2020, 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Zoom

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