Starting a Climate Emergency Push In Your Community - Shared screen with speaker view
Where is everyone from?
Jaz, Pittsburgh PA. How are you coordinating with other organizations like XR and 350?
I’m dialing in from Boston - Wayland, MA
Locating the right organizations and individuals to get start a CE group here
Andrew from Western NY. NY now has 1 of the most ambitious climate action plans, the Climate Leadership & Community Protection Act. Qn: How to help ppl support this legislation?
Miles Fidelman, Acton MA, Where’s the call for substantive action in our communities? (You know, like the way MA towns were called to form committees of correspondence, raise militias, and prepare for battle?)
Nick from Boulder
From Linda. I’m part of a newly formed group who is organizing around climate change political issues.
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Ezra Silk - Portland, ME
Charlie from Charlotte, NC
Steve JR from Ft. Lauderdale. I want to build on the incredible energy of the students and strike every Friday.
Jill Merritt, SLC,Is this effort coordinated with others? E.g. Fridays for Future, Sunrise, etc. If not, the efforts will compete and dilute each other. Committed will burn out.
Cecilie from Berkeley, CA
Hi, I'm Dianne from Saskatchewan Canada
Krystal from Garrison, NY
Jacob from Raleigh, NC.
best ways to connect and engage with youth.
If you’er not muted, it’s on the lower left.
What time does this end?
This call will wrap up within the next hour
This is a one hour call
Joan from Phoenix, AZ
Robin from Swarthmore, PA
Lance Rich. CT. 10 years Renewable Energy. Musician. Composer. Activist.
You cut out, please repeat
Just the last 20 seconds
What can we do? Organize locally...
Some localities already mobilized.. E.g., Boston area.
She was answering someone’s earlier question about what is the best thing to do now? Which she said was to work with people in your community and educating them about the emergency.
Bruce - I’m seeking to build a collaborative of cities and counties so they can share transformative ideas for actions cities can take, beyond business-as-usual.
Oh great. Yet another gripe session. Bye.
Folks - ignore the guy who left - he bailed after 13 minutes. We need people with staying power:)
Joy from Black Mountain, NC
Frankly, that’s an impossible target. Internal combustion cars will still be on the road then and well beyond that. The other part that while, small, adds up is lawn care equipment (lawn mowers, snow blowers, etc.).
Jacob, a government buy-back program for gas guzzlers could get them off the road. Improved mass transit could get them less on the road.
People want to make a difference. Where can people buy renewable energy, make other household changes, such as swapping out natural gas equipment and heating.
Not sure we need to opine yet - good ideas here (I’m sure we all have plenty) but I’m very interested to hear what she has to say.
Is Climate Mobilization intending to support signed-on cities/counties to collaborate to share learnings and discoveries with each other?
I work as a transportation planner in local government (Charlotte, NC). The decisions made by the city and regional government are using funds that not only ignore the climate emergency but influence more driving and sprawling development. I'm here because at my powerless position I feel as though I alone can't change this one little aspect.
Yes- we are working on facilitating collaboration between cities/counties that have declared. Great point.
https://www.greenenergyconsumers.org/ in Mass and RI… info on rebates when you buy electric cars, change how you power your home, etc.
Sorry, I disagree strongly. I am working a lot for a carbon fee and dividend. For Citizen’s Climate Lobby.
I agree we need to change our buying habits, starting with our electricity. Many people don't realize there are free solar programs in their state. If their home doesn't qualify for solar, then all de-regulated states offer 100% green energy suppliers for the purchase of electricity. If you live in the North East. Powersetter.com is the place to go to buy green energy. It's simple and every one can do this.
Will we get the outline of this presentation by email?
Probably getting the recording.
Outstanding advice. Got my first 5 or so folks this way.
Please send out this presentation to this meeting’’s attendees.
yes, please do send.
How about communities that, due to location & local econ, do not feel emergency risks?
I can't travel for training.
Hope to see you in Boston! I’m in! My wife and I might be able to host 1. I will be dragging at least friend, even if I have to force them:)
will there be more 2 day trainings ?
Send your email to Rebecca even if you’re just 50% - she’ll keep calling you until you decide to join!
Send slides from tonight's call, along with the recording?
Joy McConnell, email@example.com
Do you have printed business cards, printed post cards, buttons, t-shirts, or hats? Wearing something with an official logo and official printed lit to hand out help with credibility.
Please sent out your slide presentation to attendees.
Brand new short film designed for schools and organizations to create awareness as well as a program for change called "6 Weeks to Green." https://youtu.be/I9Q1a318hOU
Is there a search-tool where we can find out if there is already a group in my area?
Best ipcc stats/info to share?
Logo emblazoned t-shirts & printed lit really help credibility.
a mentor program may help ... connect small groups of 2 to 4 people
who are trying to start campaigns
Access TCM's expertise as I strategize a Houston campaign.
@Kimberlydawn, if you have a Twitter account, IPCC has an account.
How to respond to the criticism of framing the response like a war (mobilizing like WWII)
seconding the mentor program idea, and (if not already available) an online directory of committed people sortable by location
More grief counseling.
Waking up bedroom suburbs that don't get floods, droughts, coastal storms, etc?
Please, help with credibility. Logo t-shirts, printed material!
Can you link to the Chapters page? I can’t find it easily
Is there pre-designed graphics that can help with branding on sign-up sheets?
I’d like to connect my city and county, who have already declared a climate emergency, with other cities who have taken bold transformative steps at the city level.
Will there be evening sessions in Boston? I would want to go home in the burbs.
What's your email so I can reach out to you about t-shirts?
Mary Kay Benson
We are going to need help for Butte County Board of Supervisors to Declare a Climate Emergency with a conservative majority 3-2 now, with 3 being climate change deniers. We met with one sitting supes, and she said now way with current supes. She gave us a lot of homework.
thank you for everything!!!
Any information available around the demographics of each area affected most severely by climate change. Looking ofor info specifically central FL Vousia County,
Training in Denver CO?... coincident with Extinction Rebellion training?
I'm not sure I have the time or capacity to LEAD a campaign. If I were to want to lend my media production abilities to the cause should I reach out to established campaigns?
I looked through the website. Can't find the lookup-tool. Can you please share the link where I can lookup local groups?
Try looking for SLCC which is already connecting cities who are working on climate. They probably need to up their game.
Metropolitan Planning Organizations are govermental bodies that should not be overlooked as an important place to urge change.
I think giving people, based on their geographic location about best places to buy renewable energy, what other features around their house can be replaced to minimize personal household emissions.
Gotta have talking points that work with local government officials.
Yep - make donations!
i’m on my town’s government climate committee. i could use support in communicating effectively with them. and social/emotional support in the challenges involved. need people to connect with.
There's a faith based climate strike group on Facebook
Any information available around the demographics of each area affected most severely by climate change. Looking ofor info specifically central FL Vousia County?
National talking points will turn off local officials. What does a climate emergency look like in LA, Hoken or whatever examples we think are replicable.
Going to the Boston training!
I need, in addition to suggestions for one-on-ones, how can we dialogue with hostile government, community members.
Work with my Church.
how to hook up with that faith-based effort?
Next step: Up the ante, with Extinction Rebellion training & actions
Youth are the ones most passionate and are leading this fight. Contacting high schools/middle schools and identifying passionate students and giving them a program of action has been very helpful in my area.
Next step is to reconsider Boston training. The slide show bullet points are very helpful
in order to start a local campaign is the 2 day training mandatory?
Develop next agenda to respond to above comments.
I asked about support for work with my town’s committee. firstname.lastname@example.org
Science input on most effective paths of actions?
Local Climate Strike groups are a natural source of parnerships, participation, etc.
I am going to continue to be outspoken in my workplace about changing our processes.
I already belong to three groups to begin this process. One of them has soarlized our UU congregation building.
Inventory my local groups and individuals to approach first.
is there any collaboration between TCM and Extinction Rebellion?
Clarify role of what TCM does and what it’s focus is NOT so people don’t feel disappointed if you’re not offering things like tips on where to get solar power. People aren’t clear so it’s good to set expectations early in the call.
Are you planning 2-day trainings on the West Coast?
Connecting the local Sierra Club, Green Party, baptist churches and other groupss.
Next step: read the materials. Breathe.
Is the a Climate Mobilization Chapter in central FL?
I will be ooking up if there is a local group around here already.
Already working with Jewish Climate Action Network (JCAN), which is partnering with Boston area strike groups, Jewish congregations, other faith based groups.
I want to find out more about the town hall agenda. I could hold monthly meetings in my community. I could also arrange to have a table at the local farmers market, but I'd need printed literature for that.
agree that it could be clearer what climate mobilization DOES. It seems exciting… the urgency is appreciated…
Yes! all working together.
What are best practices among big city TCM chapters?
Can we get a lust of where Climate Mobilization chapyers are?
Next step is to organize a community meeting in my town, noticing people that showed up for the climate strike on Sept 20th.
Mary Kay Benson
Butte County - next steps, as individuals to #FlipTheSupes, and continue to meet with the sitting ones to get them on record, and maybe start bird-dogging them getting them on record with short videos.
How do you start a chapter?
Meting with county sups and city council members to move them toward bold actions.
List of existing Clim Mobztn partneerships?
I liked the call as it was. Really helped me feel sane in an insane world.
On Thursday, I’ll be going to green drinks with San Juan Citizens Alliance. I was disappointed that they didn’t get around to climate at the one meeting I went to. So I’ll try some one on ones with some attendees.
my next step is to review your slides, plan my contacts and start the monthly train I meetings
The website needs to tell me immediately where the chapters are (the funnel is the most important thing). I looked on the website and couldn't find it within 5 minutes. That needs to be imporved.
On whose website?
Thanks so much for doing this.
good, well organized, focused presentation.
November Climate Hackathon - any suggestions for topics?
thank you for your woek
Thank you so much for all you do!
Great work so far!
Next call could be longer. Or a follow up right after. Let’s go deeper.
Thank you. Love and Hugs to All
will bring conversation to a local 350 group and a town sustainabilitygroup and the point person for a local neighbor association....maybe a new local sunrise hub
TY too Rebecca. You’re excellent. Appreciate your hard work.
Thank you, Rebecca!
Great program today!
You DID get to actual suggestions for specific strategies. Thank you so much. It’s what I’ve been looking for since 2016.
gut tightness....not good at prosthletizing
Should meetings with local muni Sustainability dierectors be a goal? I think so, but most Philly TCMers do not.