Registration deadline is September 27, 2016
Road Map to the Promise
- Climate change impacts on the Great Lakes region.
- Carbon fee and dividend policy introduction as well as the nitty gritty details.
- Building political will through grassroots and grasstops alliances.
- Road map to passing carbon fee and dividend.
- Sessions to improve your depth of knowledge on climate change impacts and your ability to communicate with others about it.
Keynote Presentation - Effects of Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region
David Karowe, a Professor of Biological Sciences at Western Michigan University received his B.S. in Biology from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Michigan. Dr. Karowe teaches courses about the causes and consequences of climate change, conducts research on the effects of rising atmospheric CO2 on plants and higher levels in the food chain, and directs undergraduate and doctoral research training programs in climate change research.
Over the course of his career, Dr. Karowe has received grants totaling over $8 million from the National Science Foundation and U.S. Department of Agriculture in support of his research and training activities. He has also published numerous papers, given over 100 public climate change talks, and received several teaching awards.
Who should attend
Everyone is welcome, whether it's your first CCL experience or you're an experienced volunteer. (You don't even have to be a member!) The Great Lakes region includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin, but you're welcome no matter where you're from.
When is the conference
The conference is from October 15 - 16, 2016 (Saturday, Sunday). The main conference begins with the Plenary Session at 9am on Saturday, October 15th and ends after lunch on Sunday, October 16th. We encourage you to arrive on Friday evening to rest, get the drive over with and hang out with CCLers so that we may begin the conference right away at 9am Saturday morning. We will hold a small reception Friday evening and lots of us enjoyed this time last year.
If you’re new to CCL, we strongly encourage you to attend the Climate Advocate Training workshop on Saturday from 10am to noon to introduce you to our goals, legislation and methods for building political will.
See agenda below for more details.
The Cedar Lake Ministries Retreat Center, 13701 Lauerman St, Cedar Lake, IN 46303, just south of Gary, Indiana.
Here’s a link to their Web site: http://www.cedarlakeministries.org/
We encourage ride-sharing. A road trip with your chapter buddies is part of the fun! And, you’ll reduce your carbon footprint too.
Registration and Costs
The registration deadline is Tuesday, September 27th 2016, so we can let the conference venue know how many of us to expect.
Costs vary depending on how many days of the conference you attend and if you lodge overnight at the facility. Please see the registration section at the top of this page for options and costs. Lodging options are described in the section below.
Use the form at the top of this page.
Register by check
Use the form at the top of this page. On the next page, underneath the order total, enter the offer code "CHECK" then press the green check box. Complete you registration and send your check to Citizens' Climate Education, 1330 Orange Ave, #309, Coronado, CA 92118.
If the cost is a problem for you we have scholarships available. To apply, contact Elizabeth Dell at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can help others attend by donating extra when you register.
Lodging, Attire and Meals
Crestview Inn & Suites, 7 min drive from Cedar Lake Ministries - 2 Double Beds for $85/night, $76.50 AAA/AARP/Military Rate + ~$20 tax
HomeTown Inn & Suites, 20 min drive from Cedar Lake Ministries - 2 Double Beds for $100/night, $89/night AAA/AARP/Military Rate + ~$20 tax
Please dress comfortably. Attire is casual. The conference is in a camp setting and you may want to enjoy a walk or other recreational facilities on site.
- Full conference Fri/Sat lodging will include 5 meals (Saturday B/L/D, Sunday B/L)
- Full conference Sat lodging will include 4 meals (Saturday L/D, Sunday B/L)
- Meals for those lodging offsite is 3 meals. Saturday only would B/L/D, Sat & Sun would be Saturday L/D and Sunday L.
Please indicate your food restrictions (including whether you are vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free) when you register.
Please contact Elizabeth Dell at email@example.com to let her know your accessibility requirements or preferences.
Agenda (DRAFT-subject to change)
Friday, October 14
7:00 pm to whenever Pre-conference party. Come early to rest, get the drive over with and hang out with CCLers.
Saturday, October 15
9:00am to 10:00am Plenary—welcome and road map to passage
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