2017 Colorado Conference and New Member Training

Feb 24
Hosted by:Citizens' Climate Educati...
February 24, 2017 at 6:00pm to
February 25, 2017 at 7:30pm
Jefferson Unitarian Church map 14350 W 32nd Ave Golden, CO 80401

Event Details

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Colorado CCL Moving Forward Conference:

Collaboration, Celebration and Community

February 25, 2017

PLUS: New Member Climate Advocate Training, February 24, 2017

Golden, Colorado

Event Details

Citizens' Climate Lobby/Citizens' Climate Education is sponsoring a one-day conference: Colorado CCL Moving Forward:  Collaboration, Celebration and Community. PLUS we have a special introductory session the previous evening!

No single individual can create the political will for action on climate change, but all of us are affected by it. This is an opportunity to build our advocacy skills, create strategies, and to share our vision of what we want for Colorado, and for the world! Together, we have the power to restore the climate by coming together to learn how to move Congress towards solutions. We will learn how Colorado, aided by passage of a national revenue-neutral carbon fee and dividend policy, can thrive economically as the state makes the transition from a fossil-fuel-based to a renewable-energy-based economy. Everyone is invited -- whether you are new to Citizens' Climate Lobby or an experienced CCL volunteer.  

If you are new to CCL and haven’t yet attended a Climate Advocate Training (formerly called a Group Start), please register to also attend the Friday evening event: Introduction to Citizens‘ Climate Lobby: a Climate Advocate Training.


  • For anyone who has not done a live Climate Advocate Training, the Friday February 24th session is from 6 – 9 p.m.

  • For all CCL volunteers, the conference is all day Saturday, February 25th. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The conference begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m.


All events will be held at the Jefferson Unitarian Church, 14350 W 32nd Ave, Golden, CO. 

How Much?

  • There is no charge for the Introduction to CCL Workshop: Climate Advocate Training (Friday 6 – 9 p.m.)

  • The registration fee for the rest of the conference is $50.00 (early registration February 4) or $60.00 (registration after February 4).  This cost covers the venue and catering. Ticket sales end Monday February 20th.

  • Partial scholarships are available.  To apply, contact Kathleen Wells via email (kathleen.wells@case.edu). Scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis so if you need one, apply early.

  • There is an opportunity to contribute to the Colorado Conference scholarship fund on this page, independently or as part of your registration. All donations go to the scholarship fund and make it possible for other volunteers to attend this conference. 



If you are coming from out of town and would like to stay with a CCL member Friday and/or Saturday night, please email betseyhouse@gmail.com as soon as possible.

Click here for a list of hotels in the area.


Coffee, tea, lunch and dinner will be provided.  


8:30    Registration and coffee

9:00    Morning Sessions     

  • CCL National Updates:  The Reality of the 2017 political landscape and CCL’s outlook moving forward, with Bill Barron, Wild West Regional Coordinator

  • Celebrating Colorado Successes:  Chapter development, lobbying,  and how we’re building political will in our communities

  • Principles, Practice, and Knowledge: Moving Forward (How to communicate about climate action, what one might say, and where to find the information.) We ask registrants to read the Colorado CCL Working Paper: The Transition to Renewable Energy and the Colorado Economy before the session, either the paper or the overview. Additional studies that will be referenced are the Household Impact Study (here is the overview and the Q&A page related to the study) and REMI (here is the summary and the CCL overview related to REMI.)

  • Update from Grant Couch, CCL Conservative Caucus co-founder

  • Landscape of State Carbon Pricing: Opportunities and Constraints

  • Working with our Green Allies

12:00    Lunch

12:50    Afternoon Sessions

  • Moving forward with our Senators: Strategy Session

  • Breakouts: Congressional Districts Strategy Sessions

  • Break-Outs: Building Political Will: Part 1

    • Educating the Public (one-on-one and presentations)

    • Cultivating support from Community Leaders: Endorsements and Resolutions

  • Break-Outs: Building Political Will: Part 2

    • Citizen Lobbying through phone calls, letters and social media

    • Getting Published: Writing effective letters-to-the-editor and Op-eds

  • Break-Outs: More tools and resources for taking action:

    • Communicating Effectively: Motivational Interviewing

    • Advancing climate knowledge: Extreme Weather

  • Pulling it All Together:  Discussing Next Steps

6:00    Happy Hour and Dinner

7:30    Adjourn

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