2017 Greater Pacific North West Regional Conference

Mar 4
Hosted by:Citizens' Climate Educati...
March 4, 2017 at 8:00am to
March 5, 2017 at 12:00pm
University Christian Church map 4731 15th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98105

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Finding Common Ground:

Inspiring, Educating and Collaborating Around Effective Climate Action

It’s time to register for our Greater Pacific Northwest Regional Conference March 4-5, 2017, Seattle, Washington

Action is the antidote to despair! Come join us at our Regional Conference to develop skills, knowledge, and confidence in advocating for national carbon fee and dividend legislation.  Meet and exchange ideas with others doing this inspiring and energizing work.

  • Speakers will inspire you to expand your sphere of influence to build political will for a national revenue-neutral carbon fee and dividend to address climate change.

  • Workshops will educate you on writing powerful letters and Op-Eds for newspapers.

  • Kyle Murphy from Carbon Washington will show us how to use our experience from the Washington State revenue-neutral carbon tax initiative to advance national legislation

  • Panelists will educate you on the latest technologies available now to reduce carbon emissions.

  • New volunteers will get the basic training they need to be effective in advocating action on climate change.

  • You’ll learn how to find common ground on climate change with both progressives and conservatives.

  • Workshops will offer interactive experiences in communication techniques for sharing our vision with communities and congressional delegations.

The Citizens' Climate Lobby grass roots lobbying method is building support around the world for a national, market based solution to reduce carbon emissions and stimulate economies. Volunteers describe the experience of participating with CCL as life-changing and empowering. We want to expand on that experience through this conference.

Citizens' Climate Lobby Pacific Northwest Region covers Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, and Hawaii. Everyone is welcome to attend the conference. Tickets are $100 per person, or $50 for students and low income volunteers (see below for more details). Catering provided by Phyllis.

Conference Schedule:

SATURDAY, March 4, 2017





Welcome and Logistics

Tamara Staton, Greater Pacific NW Region Coordinator, Steve Ghan, Conference Organizer


Introduction to CCL and Roadmap to Legislation

Madeleine Para, Citizens' Climate Lobby National Program Director





Translating State Action to National Legislation on Carbon Fee and Dividend

Kyle Murphy, Co-Director, Carbon Washington





Educating for Effective Climate Action: Climate Drivers, Military and Energy

Climate Drivers of Energy Policy
Steve Ghan, Climate Scientist

Climate Change and National Security
Major General Paul Eaton

Building a Clean Energy Economy
Court Olson, Optimum Building Consultants


Lunch Buffet for all conference attendees and speakers

Conference attendees continue discussions with panel members and network with each other


Session A:  Climate Advocacy Training for New Volunteers

Mark Vossler, MD


Session B:  Collaborating for Effective Climate Action


Common Ground with Conservatives
Todd Myers, Environmental Director, Washington Policy Center

Common Ground with Progressives
Jessie Dye, Program and Outreach Director, Earth Ministries





Topical Training and Exercises



Parallel Sessions A

1. Health and climate change - Sara Cate



2. Endorsements - David Fouch



3. Progressive outreach - Carla Wise



4. Latino and Farmworks - Peter Dufault


5. Conservatives - Eric Means



Parallel Sessions B

6. Jobs and Impacts on Communities - Mike Kelly



7. Writing Letters and Op-Eds  - David Chapin



8. Environmental Justice - Eleta Wright



9. Social Media  - Emily Lewis


10. The Science - Richard Gammon



No-host bar



Videos, dance, music


SUNDAY, March 5, 2017

8:00 - 9:00

Coffee, fruit & pastries

Informal conversations in the meeting areas

9:00 - 10:00

State planning

Action in 2017

10:00 - 10:30

East & West (Red & Blue) Region Strategy Sessions:

Develop outreach strategies for your region in preparation for in-district Congressional Lobby Drive: March 24 through April 11





Moving Forward Together


Madeleine Para

Please click this link to register, choose the type of registration (explained below) and click the "Register Now" button.  On the Registration Summary page, enter your information, then the information for "General Admission #1" (which is the person attending the conference, most likely you), and finally enter your credit card information.  If you would like to pay by check, click the "Have an Offer Code?" blue button, type in “CHECK”, and click the blue & white check mark. Your total owed will go to $0.00. Hit the blue "Submit Registration" button at the bottom of the page, and then mail your check made out to Citizens' Climate Education to this address: 1330 Orange Ave #300, Coronado, CA 92118

Conference fees:  Registration is $100, which includes admission to all sessions on both days, as well as the buffet lunch and a sumptuous pasta dinner on Saturday. To encourage early registration, the fee rises to $115 after February 24. Please consider registering as a $125 contributor ($100 for registration and $25 gift to CCL).  Your $25 donation will help fund the meals for the speakers and scholarships for students.  

Full time high school and college students may apply for a $50 student rate by sending your name, phone, school name and address, description of your major, and anticipated year of graduation to bjoehallahan@gmail.com.  Once approved, you will receive e-mail instructions for student registration.

If you need assistance paying for this conference please contact bjoehallahan@gmail.com for a $50 low-income rate.

The conference registration fee for speakers is waived and for workshop leaders is $50. Speakers and workshop leaders should contact bjoehallahan@gmail.com for your discount code.

University Christian Church
4731 15th Ave NE, Seattle  

A block of rooms has NOT been reserved at any hotels. Suggested hotels listed in order of proximity to UCC are
DECA  $150 - $194 ( 206) 634-2000    4507 Brooklyn Ave NE
College Inn - $80.+   (206) 633-4441   4000 University Way NE  (Hostel)
Travel Lodge - $ 80.00 +  (206) 525-4612   4725 25th Ave NE  (U Village area)
Hampton Inn   $113 +  (206) 522-6991  9550 1st Ave NE (North Gate near buses)

Laura Rivendell (laura.rivendell@yahoo.com ) is coordinating free accommodations in homes.
Anyone interested in a free home stay should contact Laura with answers to these questions:
1. How many people?
2. If more than one, can you share same room?  same bed?
3. Is shared bath OK?
4. Are pets OK?
5. Does it have to be within walking distance or one bus ride from venue?
6. How many in party are willing to sleep on a couch?
7. Anything else your potential host should know?  

Anyone offering their home to conference attendees should send the answers to similar questions:
1. How many people may stay in your home?
2. How many beds or couches in each room?
3. Would your guest(s) have a private bathroom?
4. What pets do you have?  
5. How many buses are required to get to University Christian Church?  How long is the drive? Is walking possible?
6. Anything else your potential boarder should know?  


Parking at the University of Washington is $5 until noon on Saturday and then free the rest of the afternoon and Sunday.  Parking area N1 on campus is just a 9-minute walk from the church. Free parking on Saturday has also been arranged at The City Church, 4740 17th Ave NE, and at University Lutheran Church 1604 NE 50th St.

If you have any additional questions please contact the Conference Chair:

Steve Ghan
Cell: 509-308-9023

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