$10 – $85

2019 Citizens' Climate Lobby Minnesota and North Dakota State Conference

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Ruttger's Birchmont Lodge

7598 Bemidji Road Northeast

Bemidji, MN 56601

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Welcome to the 2019 Citizens’ Climate Lobby Minnesota and North Dakota State Conference!

About this Event

CCL builds the political will for our elected representatives to take action on climate change. And with an effective, bipartisan climate bill introduced in Congress right now, that political will is more important than ever!

Our Minnesota and North Dakota State Conference is an opportunity for newcomers and longtime CCL members to gather to learn, practice skills, inspire each other, and strategize in moving our country toward climate solutions.


Everyone is welcome, whether it’s your first CCL experience or you’re a seasoned volunteer.


Friday, Oct 4, 2019 5:30pm - Saturday, Oct 5, 2019, 3:30pm


Ruttger's Birchmont Lodge, 7598 Bemidji Road Northeast, Bemidji, MN 56601


Regular: $65

Student: $10

Low income: $30

Regular price plus student scholarship: $85

Ticket includes the conference and meals indicated in the agenda.


Friday, October 4, 2019 (Open to the public)

5:30pm: Social time over appetizers

6:30 pm: Welcome with Rita Albrecht, Mayor of Bemidji (city has endorsed Carbon Fee and Dividend)

6:35 pm: Presentations about climate change and solutions

Greg Gust – National Weather Service

Rebecca Romsdahl, Earth System Science and Policy, UND

TBD Forestry expert

Saturday, Oct 5, 2019

8:00am: Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00am: Welcome

9:15am: Sector-focused Grasstops Engagement

Healthcare and Public Health, Faith Communities, Utilities, Forest and Agriculture

10:15 am: coffee break

10:30 am: Introduction to Community – Brett Cease

11:00 am: Continue Sector-focused Grasstops Engagement

12:00pm: Lunch

12:45pm: The Path Forward on the Bill - Madeline Para via Zoom

1:45pm: Report from the Road – engaging conservatives

2:00pm: Pulling together – breakout by congressional district

2:45 pm: coffee break

3:00pm: Report back and wrap up


You will need to make your own lodging arrangements.

Housing is available on site with a range of prices - team up with your fellow CCL volunteers to save money. See their website for more information and contact info: www.ruttgersbemidji.com Mention that you are with the CCL Conference and the two night minimum will be waived. (We have a block of rooms being held until September 3, so book before then for best options.)

Want to be more outdoors? Try Lake Bemidji State Park for camping options.

Or find your own lodging in the Bemidji area. The Visit Bemidji website will help you with options.

More information:

For more information, contact Linda Kingery (linda.kingery@gmail.com)

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 mindy.ahler@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 Mindy Ahler (mindy.ahler@citizensclimatelobby.org).

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