Teams

 

 

Tabling
Speak one-on-one with the public to educate about climate change and to build chapter membership at broad range of events. Participate in decisions about venues, methods and materials for tabling. Actions: table at an event, locate potential events, participate in decisions about venues, methods and materials for tabling.
Contact: Lin Griffith
Print Media
Help maintain our print media presence: Letters to the Editor (LTEs), op-eds, LTE training/parties, meeting with editorial boards, press releases, etc. Actions: write an LTE or Op-Ed, monitor press for opportunities, meet with editorial board.
Contacts: Lee Ballance
Online Communications
Solicit and write news and action items for bimonthly monthly email briefings. Maintain email list. Manage Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Report analytics data (list size, opens, followings, etc.) to Leadership team. Actions: Write articles for bimonthly briefings, promote CCL activities on X and Facebook; comment on X and Facebook pages of our members of Congress.
Contact: Lin Griffith
Building Electrification
Help accelerate the transition to less carbon-intensive infrastructure by promoting building electrification. Advise local elected officials and educate the public at-large on methods and incentives for the electrification of homes and commercial buildings. Present Home Electrification fairs, which educate the public about all-electric homes: the benefits, technology options and financial incentives.   Join team here.
Contact: Nik Wekwerth.
Lobbying
Direct communications with our legislators in Congressional Districts 12 and 8, and with California state representatives in Assembly Districts 14 and 18. We make the case for fair and effective climate solutions, providing policy details and evidence of local support. Actions: get trained to lobby, attend lobby meetings, update MoC bios, plan lobby meeting, be official liaison.
Contacts:
District 12: Josh Gutwill, Andra Pligavko
District 8: Trish Clifford
California state representatives: Steve Brown
New Member Outreach
Grow the number of active members by leading their integration into the chapter, and pairing them with veteran members with whom they may share skills and interests . Actions: orient and welcome new members, maintain a database of contacts, recruit veteran members as “onboarders” for the Outreach team.
Contact: Mike Roberts
Healthy Forests
Form alliances with local groups that work to increase urban forests, with a focus on neighborhoods that suffer from a lack of tree equity. Support local groups and community leaders with tree planting/maintenance initiatives and activities. Help local communities to advocate for and take advantage of funding available for urban forests. Contact:  Shekhar Mishra or Jackson Tonnies
Events
Work on outreach events such as the annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival, and other educational events related to climate change and CCL’s CF&D. Actions: Outreach, publicity, logistics, create event planning and execution.
Contact: Elyce Klein
Youth Engagement
Build relationships with our local K-12 schools and colleges through presentations and mentorships. Actions: Organize school visits. Make youth-centered/school-subject presentations; mentor active youth; support youth to engage in CCL activities, including lobbying MoC’s; have youth sessions; engage with other youth climate events, organizations, and issues.
Contacts: Tom McKone/Susan Wright
Chapter Leaders
Support action team leaders and organize whole-chapter meetings.
Contacts: Ted Obbard & Tony Sirna

Additional Team Opportunities

Alliances
Help build connections to and partnerships with other climate and environmental justice organizations and leaders. Help build their support for the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. Actions: attend other groups’ actions or meetings and invite them to ours, cross-publicize each others’ events and activities, build coalitions, co-lobby, discuss our proposal and address concerns, ask for endorsement if appropriate.
CCL at Berkeley
UC Berkeley registered student organization (RSO) focused on various UCB initiatives including: getting students registered to vote, seeking endorsements from the Daily Cal, the Student Union (ASUC) and university administration. Team members will also participate in lobby days in coordination with the Youth Engagement Team and Lobby Team.
Endorsements
Work with local municipalities, community leaders, business leaders, and other influencers to get endorsements for climate-related bills at both federal and state levels.
Presentations, Diversity, Broadcast media