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BILLINGS Chapter meeting Wed. Mar. 9 
BOZEMAN Chapter meeting Mon. Feb. 21, 7pm  
FLATHEAD VALLEY Action meeting Tues. Feb. 15, 12 noon
HELENA Chapter meeting Wed. Feb. 16, 5pm
MISSOULA  Chapter meeting Sat.. Feb. 12, 10 am 
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Montana CCL February 2022 Newsletter
33% of Americans are alarmed about climate

Hello !

In a recent survey, Yale’s Program on Climate Change Communication finds that more Americans are alarmed about climate change than ever before, and that when you're alarmed, you are more likely to act. They also say that you can have a powerful influence on your friends and family if they see you taking action or they think you expect them to. 

At CCL, we have simple actions you can do and then share with your family and friends. 
  • Make a quick call or email to the President and our members of Congress using our easy onlne tool: cclusa.org/action!  That steady drumbeat gets noticed!  
  • Retweet or share our facebook and Instagram posts!
  • Learn more on the cclusa.org website, then share the link with your family!
  • Ask all candidates - What's your climate plan?
  • See how to get more involved in our CCL chapter level and statewide projects below.
We can reduce greenhouse gases by half by 2030*, but only if we build broad support for climate policies like the bipartisan carbon price and cashback. Carbon pricing speeds up the effectiveness of all other climate actions - locally, nationly, and globally! 

When you share these actions, you're sharing hope, too!

Kristen and Robin

*  the near term goal scientists say will prevent the worst effects of climate change
Take Action
Will You Join a Chapter Meeting This Month?
Have you been wondering what it's like to take action with Citizens' Climate Lobby? Come to this month's chapter meeting (most are online) or contact your chapter leader to set up a time to explore opportunities that fit your time and interests! (Emails listed below)

Chapter Meetings
We have five chapters in Montana: Billings, Bozeman, Flathead Valley, Helena, Missoula and a new club and Montana State University. Each chapter meets once a month with times, dates and contacts listed below. If you do not have a chapter in your town, please feel welcome to join any chapter meeting. 

Activities are chosen by the chapter volunteers but all chapters receive guidance from the monthly national "Action Sheet" found HERE. Several chapters have teams within their chapter for working together on particular efforts such as writing letters to the editor, organizing events, or approaching elected officials of businesses.

Specialized Statewide Teams
What It's Like
Each month you'll hear about our awesome successes and find a variety of actions you can take. 

You'll also get to know your fellow climate activists.  We are positive and friendly.  Let CCL be your "Oasis in the Storm."

So will you give it a try? Take a look at the upcoming meetings in this newsletter and mark your calendar.  We look forward to seeing you this month!
Social Media Actions
Tweeting with RepublicEn!
RepublicEn, an outstanding right-leaning organization which advocates for climate solutions, recently recognized Montana CCLer Lauren Eastman's post with a retweet!  They included our hashtags #PriceOnCarbon and #OutdoorClimateAction.  Let's show them we appreciate the shout-out.  You can Like/Comment/Retweet HERE

Congratulate U.S. Olympian Jessie Diggins
Jessie just won the bronze medal in the cross country sprint at the Beijing games. She has also endorsed carbon fee and dividend. Retweet CCL congratulations HERE.
Watch Jessie Diggins' endorsement video!
Featured CCL Montana Success
Print Media Collaboration with Hilary Hutcheson a Success!
Flathead Valley volunteer Laurel Eastman recently reached out to Hilary Hutcheson with an idea for an opinion piece. This resulted in a fabulous op-ed written by Hilary and printed in papers across Montana.

Hilary is well-known in the national fly-fishing and outdoor guide industry. As a strong climate activist, she writes for a number of outdoor industry publications and has been active in TV and film. She runs Lary's Fly & Supply in her home town of Columbia Falls. Her short film "Drop" will kick off Montana CCL's online Earth Day panel discussion April 13th. Hilary may attend!

Look for Hilary's op-ed which has appeared in the following publications so far:
  • Billings Gazette 1-28-2022
  • Bozeman Chronicle 2-3-2022
  • Missoulian 1-30-2022
  • Montana Standard 1-26-2022
  • Xpert Fly-Fisher 1-30-2022
Great work Laurel and Hilary!

Inspired?  Join our Montana Print Media Team or an LTE team in your chapter and you may see your name in print too!
Montana CCL Upcoming Meetings
Statewide Teams
Montana Print Media Team
Next meeting: 12 noon on Thursday February 17th at 12pm noon. Link and Information will be on the Montana Media Team page.
This statewide group shares ideas for LTE's, helps with editing, and offers support for regular submissions to local media.

Montana Endorsement Team
Next meeting: 2-3pm Tuesday February 15, 2pm. Link and information on the Montana Endorsement Team page.
This new statewide group seeks endorsements for effective climate action from Montana businesses, prominent individuals, and organizations. Join us! Contact Angie Winter at FlatheadValley.mt@citizensclimatelobby.org

Montana Chamber Outreach Team
Join a fun group of us MT CCL volunteers in contacting your local Chamber of Commerce. Regular meetings being held. Email Robin Paone to get connected: FlatheadValley.mt@citizensclimatelobby.org
Chapters
Go to your chapter page on the CCL Community Website to find the event listing.

BILLINGS Chapter Meeting Wed. Mar. 9
Contact: Lori or Marya at Billings@citizensclimatelobby.org
CCL Community Chapter Page: MT Billings

BOZEMAN Chapter meeting Mon. Feb. 21, 7pm
CCL MSU ** First meeting of the MSU Club is Thursday Feb. 17th at 6 pm in 149 Norm A Hall **
Contact: Kristen or Emma (for MSU) at Bozeman@citizensclimatelobby.org
CCL Community Chapter Page: MT Bozeman

FLATHEAD VALLEY Action meeting Tues. Feb 15, 12 noon
Contact: Robin or Angie at FlatheadValley.mt@citizensclimatelobby.org
CCL Community Chapter Page: MT Flathead Valley

HELENA Chapter meeting Wed. Feb. 16, 5pm
Contact: Kristen at Bozeman@citizensclimatelobby.org
CCL Community Chapter Page: MT Helena
 
MISSOULA Chapter meeting Sat. Feb. 12th, 10 am at the Missoula Public Library (masks)
Contact: Mary or Dave at Missoula@citizensclimatelobby.org
CCL Community Chapter Page: MT Missoula
 
Get online for meeting Info and more
Some links not working?
Citizens' Climate Lobby uses a private website, CCL Community, for organizing and communicating: https://community.citizensclimate.org/ Log in by clicking the link at the top of the window.

What's my login?
All volunteers who have joined CCL automatically receive a CCL Community account and password.  Look on the help page to reset your password or get help on other issues:  https://community.citizensclimate.org/help

Welcome to our "Insider's View"
You will find a whole world of information on CCL Community!  Meeting details, training, resources, and an active community on the forums.  Take a look!
CCL National Events
February Monthly Call and Policy Update
February Speaker
Watch a conversation with James Balog, founder and director of Earth Vision Institute.

Many people now working to preserve a livable world were motivated after viewing the documentary "Chasing Ice." Pictures, as they say, are worth a thousand words, and James Balog's images and films speak volumes about the damage human activities have inflicted on our environment. For 35 years, the acclaimed photographer has documented how we have modified our planet's natural systems. He founded the Earth Vision Institute, whose work was featured in "Chasing Ice." He has a new book out, based on the film, "The Human Element: A Time Capsule from the Anthropocene," and we're thrilled to have him join us on this month's call.
 
Policy Update
The CCL Monthly Call also features policy updates from our CCL staff in D.C.! They have let us know that priorities other than climate are on the front burner this spring, but not to worry, they can still use the tool of budget reconciliation till September (where the Senate can pass a bill with only 50 votes). 

On a positive note, we are still getting support in the House for the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 2307), resulting in a whopping 95 co-sponsors!

You can also keep up-to-date  by following Tony Sirna's forum posts on CCL Community.
Viewing and Playback Options
CCL CONFERENCES
Conservative Climate Leadership Conference in Washington D.C. March 29-30

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is hosting this in-person leadership conference where attendees will rub elbows with Republican members of Congress, meet fellow members of the Eco Right, and learn how to become a conservative climate leader. Sign up at cclusa.org/conservativeconference. Scholarships are available

Not conservative?  Consider sharing the conference website with your conservative and right of center friends.  

SAVE THE DATE: CCL National Conference in D.C June 11th-13th 
Always excellent speakers and climate cameraderie! The plenaries and several breakouts will be live streamed. Some scholarships are available for BIPOC and Right of Center volunteers. Local chapters may be able to help with expenses, too.  
Montana Events
Save the Date:  Montana CCL Earth Day Short Film and Panel April 13th, 7pm
Online viewing of the film Drop featuring Hilary Hutcheson followed by a panel discussion.



 
Climate Change in Greater Yellowstone's Watersheds

Dr. Cathy Whitlock Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 7:00PM
REGISTRATION: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8511245164620188173
Current warming in the Greater Yellowstone region exceeds that of the last 20,000 years and is projected to accelerate in the future. What will be the consequences to our snowpack, our waterways, and our forests?
One of the many Gallatin Valley Earth Day events!
 

What Can Be Done About Climate Change, and How Much Will it Cost?

Dr. Richard Ready Tuesday, March 22 at 7 pm
REGISTRATION: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4804758482046075408
What are the things that we can do to slow and even reverse climate change? Which actions are more effective? Which actions are less expensive? In this talk, Dr. Ready will discuss different tools that we already have in our toolbox to reduce and reverse greenhouse gas emissions.
One of the many Gallatin Valley Earth Day events!
Resources
Threshold Podcast 
Threshold is a Peabody Award-winning public radio show and podcast that tackles one pressing environmental issue each season. They report the story where it's happening through a range of voices and perspectives. Our goal is to be a home for nuanced journalism about human relationships with the natural world. https://www.thresholdpodcast.org/
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