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2018 Citizens’ Climate Lobby Great Lakes Regional Conference

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Owens Community College

Heritage Hall

30335 Oregon Road

Perrysburg, Ohio 43551

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Welcome to the Citizens’ Climate Lobby Great Lakes Regional Conference

Saturday, October 6, 9am EDT - Sunday, October 7, 12:00pm EDT

You are invited to the annual Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) Great Lakes Regional Conference! CCL builds the political will for our elected representatives to take action on climate change.

Our Regional Conference is an opportunity for newcomers and experienced CCL members to gather to learn, practice skills, inspire each other, and strategize in moving our country toward climate solutions. The Great Lakes Region - Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio - is large and diverse, but we share common concerns due to the climate impacts already manifesting in our wildlands, cities and farms.

Rising temperatures, prolonged wildfire seasons, drought, flooding, and insect infestations are already impacting our communities, agriculture and outdoor recreation industries. The harm of inaction and the benefit of action have never been higher.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Dell: elizabeth.dell@citizensclimatelobby.org

What you need to know about the 2018 Great Lakes Regional Conference:


Everyone is welcome, whether it’s your first CCL experience or you’re an experienced volunteer. The Great Lakes Region includes Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio, but everyone is welcome no matter what state you are from.


Saturday, October 6, 9am EDT - Sunday, October 7, 12:00pm EDT


Owens Community College, Heritage Hall, 30335 Oregon Road Perrysburg, OH 43551

Free parking.

Tickets (price includes coffee service both days and lunch and dinner on Saturday).

Scholarships are available! Please don't let cost be a barrier to attending. If you need scholarship assistance, please visit the conference webpage and fill out the scholarship application form, or contact Elizabeth Dell, elizabeth.dell@citizensclimatelobby.org.

Early Bird through September 6th. Student and Regular September 7th - September 26th.

Student - $20, purchase by 9/26

Regular - $90, purchase by 9/26

Regular plus full scholarship for another attendee - $180, purchase by 9/26

Additional donations of any amount may also be made. Donations will be used for scholarships to ensure that all who are interested may attend.


Country Inn & Suites Toledo South is holding a block of rooms until September 21st at a rate of $90 per night plus tax. Most rooms have two queens, but several will have a king bed only. Use this link to register or call the hotel directly, 419-872-9900, and ask for the CCL Regional Conference block to make a reservation. Other nearby hotels include Courtyard by Marriott, Hampton Inn, and Staybridge Suites.

AGENDA (schedule subject to change and will be updated as details are finalized)


6:00 - 9:00 Registration & Reception, Country Inn & Suites Toledo South


8:00 - 9:00 Registration and coffee

9:00 - 9:20 Welcome and update CCL's progress, Mark Reynolds, CCL Executive Director

9:20 - 11:30 Climate Advocate Training for new volunteers (students new to CCL should attend the first part then transition to the Campus Organizing session at 10:30), Lisa Del Buono

9:20 - 11:30 Leadership Skills with Mark Reynolds and Madeleine Para

10:30 - 11:30 Campus Organizing for Students, Clara Fang

11:30 - 11:45 Break

11:45 - 12:15 Higher Education Outreach, Clara Fang

12:15 - 1:15 Lunch

1:15 - 2:30 Keynote: Bringing Bipartisanship and Transformation to Citizen Activism, Sam Daley-Harris. How and why our methodology works, how we can have further breakthroughs with it and moving our congress members up on the Champion Scale.

2:30 - 3:30 Breakouts

  • Telling Better Climate Stories
  • Motivational Interviewing Skills
  • Advanced Carbon Fee & Dividend

3:30 - 3:45 Break

3:45 - 5:00 Health Impacts Panel with Tony Reames, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability; Mark Cannon, MD, PhD, Infectious Disease Specialist, Munson Healthcare; and Elizabeth (Lisa) Del Buono, MD, Surgical Pathologist, Munson Healthcare and CCL Health Action Team Co-Leader.

5:00 - 5:15 Human Faces of Climate Change, Michael Roman, PhD MPH MA, CCL Cincinnati volunteer

5:15 - 6:00 An Insider's Look at Congress, Bentley Johnson, former Energy and Environment Aide to Senator Gary Peters, now with Michigan League of Conservation Voters

6:00 - 7:00 Dinner

7:00 - 7:45 Stories from the Trenches, CCL volunteers share their stories of working with Congress and Community Influencers

7:45 - 9:00 Socializing


8:00 - 8:45 Coffee and mingling

8:45 - 9:45 Potential for Sequestering Carbon in Agricultural Soils, Dr. Rattan Lal, Director of the Carbon Management and Sequestration Center at Ohio State University, and president of the International Union of Soil Scientists

9:45 - 10:45 State Planning Sessions

10:45 - noon Plenary, Getting a bill through Congress: When is compromise a good thing? Mark Reynolds. Politics is the art of compromise, but we also need to know our bottom line. What are your personal priorities when a bill begins to go through the "sausage-making" that often accompanies legislation?

Minors (under 18) Registration: If you are under the age of 18, or are registering for someone under 18, a signed permission slip must be completed to attend the conference. Please email Elizabeth Dell,elizabeth.dell@citizensclimatelobby.org, for a permission slip. Minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or chaperone (who must also be registered for the conference).

Questions? Please email Elizabeth Dell: elizabeth.dell@citizensclimatelobby.org.

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