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October Climate Action Monthly Meeting (CAMM) - Shared screen with speaker view
Cheryl Rizzo
37:09
Cheryl Rizzo, Managing Director, Boston Court Pasadena. Boston Court is located on the unceded lands of the Tongva, Gabrielino, and Kizh peoples, specifically the lands of the Hahamog’na band of the Tongva tribe.
Devon Berkshire (she/her)
37:25
https://www.ienearth.org/indigenous-resistance-against-carbon/
Devon Berkshire (she/her)
37:54
https://www.stopline3.org/
Michael Feldman
39:04
Michael Feldman, he/his, Creator, Theater and Policy Salon, Washington, DC/Piscataway land, access needs: camera/voice off while in transit
Devon Berkshire (she/her)
40:31
Resist Line 3Honor the EarthIndigenous Environmental Network,Giniw CollectiveCamp MigiziRed Lake Treaty CampRISE CoalitionGitchigumi ScoutsManoomin Genawendang Endazhigabeshing Camp
Corinna, she/her
42:48
http://priceofoil.org/2021/10/12/biden-ghg-fossil-fuel-projects/
Corinna, she/her
43:11
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FSDy_DxoPoLY0idMUOOdkqn_Oe4ivKm9hx5n4eCQJPY/edit?usp=sharing
Devon Berkshire (she/her)
44:03
A lot of these resources are already in the padlet, but we'll add more of these links: https://padlet.com/tcgevents/CAMM
Corinna, she/her
44:27
Thanks, Big:)
BIG (she/they)
50:14
Just asking that question is already a big first step
Charissa Menefee
50:18
That's great, Devon and Corinna.
Devon Berkshire (she/her)
51:04
https://gimletmedia.com/shows/howtosaveaplanet/o2ha54l
Corinna, she/her
51:47
This is a Dr Ayana Johnson stan account FYI
Ian Garrett
52:05
Super fan
Ian Garrett
52:09
Me too
Charissa Menefee
52:29
Yes, she is wonderful.
Cheryl Rizzo (she/her) Boston Court Pasadena
52:41
Read: ALL WE CAN SAVE
Cheryl Rizzo (she/her) Boston Court Pasadena
52:52
BIBLE
Sarah Wright
53:00
it is very hard, and the socially responsible funds don't make as much money
Devon Berkshire (she/her)
53:57
https://www.groundwaterarts.com/divest-to-invest-campaign
BIG (she/they)
55:11
What is stan tho?
Devon Berkshire (she/her)
55:23
OH GOOD thank you for also not knowing that Big
Devon Berkshire (she/her)
58:40
Foundations are feeling the pressure now too https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/news/macarthur-foundation-announces-plan-to-divest-from-fossil-fuels
Cheryl Rizzo (she/her) Boston Court Pasadena
59:13
Yes, the real change is at the top.
TCG Zoom
59:51
sorry, friends, my PC crashed again. so fun! But I'm back
Ian Garrett
01:00:09
There is another episode of How to Save a Planet "Is my Carbon Footprint BS" which does a good job of identify the conflict between individuals and bigger initiatives.
Vijay Mathew
01:00:56
One of the things we'll need to grapple with is that the whole idea of a retirement is contingent on a growth paradigm, returns on investment, and capitalist growth (that's most likely harmful in some way). Is this actually realistic for our future or even desirable? What does a "retirement", having our needs met in another way?
TCG Zoom
01:01:26
Here's some of the internal research we did in terms of divestment--still in process and not social media friendly, but some good links: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LyrZE1LKD1Ye1nzsndlaTnEBhrNGe8Jygws2Zd5XXsY/edit?usp=sharing
Devon Berkshire (she/her)
01:01:40
Vijay ^^^
Cheryl Rizzo (she/her) Boston Court Pasadena
01:01:50
@Sarah - OSF would do all of us a HUGE favor if they did this
Cheryl Rizzo (she/her) Boston Court Pasadena
01:02:33
@Vijay Hard agree. And how do we enjoy that retirement knowing how we got it
Ian Garrett
01:02:49
I can share what is being done in Canada regarding our environmental assessment framework for the cultural sector, whenever the time feels right. It's outside of US political and funding systems so I don't want to take too much time away from more community of practice sharing.
Sarah Wright
01:03:55
To piggyback on Ian's comment - this is fantastic. I would love to see the B Corp certification or something similar extend to the theater industry.
BIG (she/they)
01:04:04
From my carbon calculation, i found that focusing on smaller things barely made impact too. In my case, it was better to focus on larger pieces like the HVAC and IT.
Corinna, she/her
01:04:49
I know of at least one theatre in the South that has also installed solar, and they also did so through getting funding for that transition--can't quite remember the name but if you're here, please chime in:)
Sarah Wright
01:05:39
We have some solar on our production building. The state of Oregon has a commercial incentive program that we were able to take advantage of.
Sarah Wright
01:05:56
I'm so sad to leave, but I have a doc appointment. Looking forward to watching the rest of the recording. Have a great day all!
Ian Garrett
01:06:15
The OSF production building is really great
Devon Berkshire (she/her)
01:06:29
Thanks, Ian, dropped some related links in the padlet but feel free to drop more there https://padlet.com/tcgevents/CAMM
Tannis Kowalchuk
01:06:40
Reaching out to local solar companies is very useful as they often know about support.
Tannis Kowalchuk
01:08:59
Farm Arts Collective is dedicating the next 10 years of our annual summer performance DREAM ON THE FARM to themes of Climate Crisis.
Ian Garrett
01:09:39
@Corinna, not Theatrical Outfit in GA? They had the first LEED theatre, so maybe there is solar on their facilities?
Corinna, she/her
01:10:39
That does ring a bell, thank you, Ian!
Lisa Portes
01:11:18
I’m just ready to share my story - so I can wait til after the 2 min reflection
Corinna, she/her
01:16:30
Thank you, Lisa!
Charissa Menefee
01:16:42
It's so difficult, isn't it? Because artists and teachers are already on the brink of never being able to "retire."
Corinna, she/her
01:16:59
I loved hearing about your daughter's leadership, Lisa.
Devon Berkshire (she/her)
01:17:38
^^ Me too, Lisa, would love to hear more about what she's doing!
Cheryl Rizzo (she/her) Boston Court Pasadena
01:19:04
My feeling on making these small efforts is that if everyone did just one small effort we’d be in such a better place.
Corinna, she/her
01:19:11
"if you are selfish, this is the best time to save yourself" =LOL Big
Devon Berkshire (she/her)
01:19:55
Thank you Big :)
Lisa Portes
01:20:02
Thanks Corinna and Devon - yes, she joined Sunrise Chicago last summer and then decided to found the Sunrise Chicago High School Shadow Hub. She is very focused on inciting optimism amongst high school students because the picture can be so overwhelming and bleak.
Corinna, she/her
01:20:51
#IncitingOptimism
Lisa Portes
01:21:34
❤️
Cheryl Rizzo (she/her) Boston Court Pasadena
01:21:36
My climate story is basically one sentence: The realization that this existed was my turning point. https://theoceancleanup.com/great-pacific-garbage-patch/
Charissa Menefee
01:21:38
BIG, like reactions to the pandemic, reactions to climate change have been politicized to the point that this conversation about what's better for all is so divisive that even self-sabotage is not even recognized.
BIG (she/they)
01:21:58
urghhhhh
Corinna, she/her
01:22:01
Tannis, your perspective as an artist and farmer is so meaningful to me, thank you.
Corinna, she/her
01:23:17
WOW, love the clarity of that moment, Ian, and how it's propelled you forward
Tannis Kowalchuk
01:23:24
I am from Winnipeg Ian
Charissa Menefee
01:23:43
I'm so inspired by all of you! Thank you for this conversation. I, unfortunately, have to go to another meeting, but will look forward to the next time.
Devon Berkshire (she/her)
01:23:44
https://www.devonberkshire.com/blog/my-climate-story
Corinna, she/her
01:23:51
I was also born in Winnipeg!
Tannis Kowalchuk
01:24:07
OH!!
Lisa Portes
01:24:14
I can’t believe I didn’t mention Xavier!!!
BIG (she/they)
01:24:20
Bangkok where I’m from is under water right now.
Lisa Portes
01:24:23
Thank you for calling his name Devon
Corinna, she/her
01:24:45
Take-away: the Portes family is AMAZING
Michael Feldman
01:24:51
Thanks Devon
Ian Garrett
01:25:06
For the Winnipegers I would recommend Life in the City of Dirty Water by Clayton Thomas-Muller.. Clayton is a Cree Climate Activist (runs the tar sands media projects for 350.org)
Ian Garrett
01:25:18
It's a memoir
Tannis Kowalchuk
01:25:30
Thanks Ian.
Devon Berkshire (she/her)
01:25:31
https://www.vogue.com/article/what-the-climate-movement-can-learn-from-indigenous-values
Charissa Menefee
01:25:33
Oh, thank you. Don't want to miss the recs!
BIG (she/they)
01:25:45
wow a stan! (learning new word just now)
Corinna, she/her
01:25:58
Tara is just an extraordinary leader
Ian Garrett
01:25:59
@Devon I would recommend Conscient Podcast - https://www.conscient.ca/
Cheryl Rizzo (she/her) Boston Court Pasadena
01:26:06
The Future Earth by Eric Holthaus
Vijay Mathew
01:26:33
Podcast: What Could Possibly Go Right? (Post-carbon institute)Podcast: From What If to What Next (Rob Hopkins)
Corinna, she/her
01:26:51
For the Wild: https://forthewild.world/
Devon Berkshire (she/her)
01:26:57
https://padlet.com/tcgevents/CAMM
Edward Morris
01:27:27
the padlet is fantastic. thank you!
Lisa Portes
01:27:40
Devon - I want to know more about this sentence “I slowly began shifting nearly everything about the way our family consumes food, manages waste, spends our money, and experiences the natural world."
Tannis Kowalchuk
01:28:14
Composting makes a HUGE difference!
Cassie Greer (she/her) | Bag&Baggage Productions
01:28:21
Thank you for this conversation, all!
Ian Garrett
01:28:23
Join the Climate Change Theatre Action (Chantal and I will thank you) :)
BIG (she/they)
01:28:26
i just bought a composting machine. Countertop.
Corinna, she/her
01:28:26
Thanks for the rec, Ian!
Lisa Portes
01:28:30
Bye - late for another
Michael Feldman
01:29:17
Do join CCTA- thanks again and feel better!