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Project Drawdown is hosting a 2-hour virtual event on Monday where you can learn about some cutting edge, on-the-ground climate solutions: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drawdown-2020-climate-week-event-tickets-114185375532?fbclid=IwAR25IwSDUg97pPEpfEvEboLbkYTkJpQDp3Ip8w43iZroh5347xRCkFA3c1I Meet the researchers and scientists who have identified existing solutions and practices that are restoring the biodiversity and balance that evolved over millions of years. Hear from inspiring and determined individuals, communities and leaders from around the world who are successfully implementing solutions to the climate crisis. Learn how transformational leaders in business, filmmaking, economics, politics and youth activists are helping move us from a model of competition to cooperation. Watch award winning film clips showing the interconnectedness of all ecosystems and how regeneration is possible in our lifetime. Find out how you can be part of the solution too! Join Co-Hosts Lynne Twist, co-founder Pachamama Alliance and author, “Soul of Money” and Amanda Joy Ravenhill, executive director, The Buckminster Fuller Institute Participants include Chad Frischmann, VP research for Project Drawdown; John Liu, award winning filmmaker and founder of Eco-Restoration Camps; Damon Gameau, award winning filmmaker 2040; Alexandria Villasenor, youth climate activist and Louie Psihoyos, academy award winning filmmaker and more.
Cultivating Soil, Soul and Health Online Conference featuring sessions and follow up discussion rooms on Contemplative Ecology, Climate Change and Health, Just Food Systems, Regenerative Agriculture, and Strategy to move forward. Brought to you by Montana Interfaith Power and Light. For more information, go to fscaconference.org REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cultivating-soil-soul-health-tickets-114947252326 COST: $15 Sat. SEPT. 25 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM Sun. SEPT. 26 8:45 AM - 12:30 PM SHARE on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fscaconference What role can people of faith play in responding to the climate crisis? The Montana chapter of Interfaith Power and Light believes their Zoom online conference “Cultivating Soil, Soul, and Health” September 25-26 will help answer that question! Speakers will use our current food system as a focal point to explore climate, health, and structural vulnerabilities and inequality, as well as opportunities for restoring soil, health, air, and water quality, making healthy food affordable for the poor, increasing the viability of small farms, reducing waste and pollution, and enhancing social, economic, and spiritual resiliency. The conference kicks off Friday evening September 25 at 6:15 pm with keynote Fred Bahnson, Director of Food, Health, and Ecological Health Well-Being at the Wake Forest School of Divinity and author of Soil & Sacrament. Bahnson’s talk on Contemplative Ecology will guide us to re-imagine our place in, and responsibility for, the natural world. Drs. Rob and Lori Byron follow at 7:50 pm, sharing their insights on Climate Change and Human Health in Montana. An internist and pediatrician respectively, the Byrons helped start Montana Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate. The conference resumes at 8:45 am Saturday morning September 26 with Just Food Systems presented by Mary Stein, Program Leader of the Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems (SFBS) undergraduate degree program at Montana State University (MSU), and, at 10:30, find out how Casey Bailey, a Montana grain farmer, transformed his Clearlake Farm in Fort Benton, using regenerative practices. Conference organizer Connie Campbell-Pearson, Deacon at St. James Episcopal Church in Bozeman, says, “I hope this conference will give folks a chance to step back from their daily interaction with food and take a deeper look into where it comes from, social inequities of food access, and what impact our appetites have on our precious earth. I also want people to find community and have actionable items when they go home!” Interactivity is woven into the conference structure and breaks are included! After each speaker, participants will join in moderated small groups to brainstorm ways they can act on a personal level, as well as effective actions and opportunities for collaboration they can take back to their social or faith groups. The conference will be capped with a plenary discussing “Where do we go from Here?,” wrapping up at 12:30 pm.
The 2020 virtual conference will focus on Climate Activism in a Changing World. Everyone is welcome to join this free ONLINE conference. Are you interested in upping your climate knowledge, being inspired, building skills and becoming catalysts for change and action in the climate movement? Then this virtual conference is for you! REGISTER on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-citizens-climate-mountain-west-regional-conference-tickets-111046117928 SHARE with your friends on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/712521286251803 We’ll connect with fellow Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) members and welcome new volunteers as we develop our skills as climate advocates. The conference includes diverse topics for seasoned CCL members and newcomers alike: - Updates from national CCL leadership - Climate science updates - How to go beyond partisanship and personal biases to effectively and authentically engage with diverse allies - The intersectionality of climate change and racism - Policies that conserve nature and help sustain scarce water supplies - The economic case for carbon pricing - Climate change impacts on Native America - How lessons learned from COVID can be applied to climate change We'll also offer Climate Advocate Training for new CCL activists, presented by Mountain West Regional Coordinator Bill Barron and Co-state Colorado state coordinator David Kline. We'll host a virtual Social Hour and concurrent Youth Event where we can meet others across the region from the comfort of our own homes. See our Call for Videos for the Youth Event. We are asking young climate activitists from CCL or other climate groups to make ~ 2 minute to share at the conference. All young climate activists are welcome, ‘youth’ may be self defined. Here is a more detailed agenda: Saturday 9/26/20 - 2 to 6 pm MDT, followed by a social hour & youth event from 6 to 7 pm MDT 2:00 – 2:15pm Welcome 2:15 - 2:50 CCL Leadership 3:00 – 3:50 Climate Science Updates 4:00 - 4:50 Climate: Beyond Partisanship 5:00 - 5:50 Intersectionality of Climate Change and Racism 5:50 - 6:00 Transition to Social Time Sunday 9/27/20 - 2 to 4:10 pm MDT (track 2&3) or 2 to 4:40 pm MDT (track 1) 2:00 – 2:30pm Opening Plenary 2:30 - 2:40 Transition Track 1: 2:40 – 4:40 Climate Advocate Training Track 2: 2:40 – 3:20 (choose from the following sessions): 1. Tips from the Region 2. Riverine Ecosystems: the Lifeblood of a Sustainable Water Future 3. The Economic Case for Carbon Fee & Dividend 4. Climate Change in Native America 3:20 - 3:30 Transition Track 3: 3:30 – 4:10 (choose from the following sessions): 1. Public Health: COVID-19 and Climate 2. Engaging Companies on Climate Advocacy 3. Inclusive Climate Activism/Dealing with Racism For more information, contact Shawn Newell [masked]. About Citizens’ Climate Education (CCE) and Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) Our consistently respectful, nonpartisan approach to climate education is designed to create a broad, sustainable foundation for climate action across all geographic regions and political inclinations. By building upon shared values rather than partisan divides, and empowering our supporters to work in keeping with the concerns of their local communities, we work towards the adoption of fair, effective, and sustainable climate change solutions. In order to generate the political will necessary for passage of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act we train and support volunteers to build relationships with elected officials, the media and their local community. Citizens’ Climate Education (CCE) is a registered 501(c)(3) organization that provides key trainings, tools, and other educational resources to help volunteers become effective advocates for climate solutions. CCL is a registered 501(c)(4) organization that supports volunteer-led and other direct lobbying efforts on specific climate legislation.
Hello everyone, My name is Tahsha Wehr and I am the co-director of the Inland Ocean Coalition: Montana Chapter. Inland Ocean Coalition is an organization that supports those who live among the mountains, rivers and cities that realize their actions have a direct effect on the ocean. By educating ourselves and communities about our ties from Montana and the ocean we can make a change and be the voices that our beautiful planet needs. Our IOC: Montana Chapter wants to bring awareness to three complex and pressing issues our ocean faces: unsustainable fisheries, plastic pollution and the changing ocean conditions due to climate change. Amie Kusch, my co-president and myself are focusing on the reduction and removal of single-use plastic in our community and on MSU campus. On October 1st at 6 P.M we will hold our first fall meeting, discussing up-coming events that Amie and I have been brainstorming. We welcome everyone's ideas and suggestions to help make our voices louder. Location at the moment is to be determined due to weather. Please RSVP with me at [masked] so I can keep you in the loop on location. We are very fortunate to have Joel Weltzien from Wild Montana Action Fund join our meeting to discuss supporting pro-public land candidates in this up-coming election and Shannon Hughes from Sea Change will be talking to us about their new technology and solution for plastic pollution. Looking forward to seeing everyone and hearing all the wonderful conversations. Keep our oceans beautiful, Tahsha Wehr Inland Ocean Coalition: Montana Chapter [masked]