September 17, 2020 — Zoom Meeting
New Video: A Reminder of Who We Are!
2020 Citizens’ Climate Great Lakes Region Virtual Conference
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
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.
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
- 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
- Make and deliver virtual postcards from constituents—plan to do later this fall
- Ask existing endorsers to speak out in their own words
- Social Media Bonus Action: Post an invite to National Voter Registration Day
- Communications exercise: Practice talking about the benefits of H.R.763
- Join with others to get out the vote
VI. Other Local Actions
- Give your input on Consumers Energy’s clean energy planning at these virtual open houses. Next one: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13: Protecting Our Planet
- 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)
Next meeting: Thursday, October 15, 2020, 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Zoom