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The 2019 Climate Action Conference

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The Patel College of Global Sustainability

at The University of South Florida

11710 Maple Drive (11710 USF Maple Drive)-Please use this address in your GPS!

Tampa, Florida 33620

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Welcome to The 2019 Climate Action Conference

Sponsored by The Patel College of Global Sustainability at USF

and The Florida Chapters of Citizens' Climate Lobby


~ 2019: The Tipping Point for Climate Action ~

Saturday February 23, 2019

8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


This conference is an opportunity for new and experienced climate action advocates to gain knowledge, inspiration, skills, and strategies to move us toward achieving viable and comprehensive means of stabilizing our climate.

One important focus of the conference will be The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, H.R. 763, bipartisan legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives in January, which is designed to comprehensively reduce America’s carbon pollution and bring climate change under control, while unleashing American technological innovation and ingenuity.

2019 will be a critically important year!

Together, let's offer our energy and commitment toward making a better world for all.


Registration:

Early Bird (through February 11th): $35

Regular : $45

Student ticket: $15

Deadline to register is February 15th, 2019.

Registration includes both the conference and a delicious vegan lunch.

Program:

(The schedule may change slightly as needed)

8:30-8:50 - Registration and Coffee

9:00 - Welcome by Dean Parayil of The Patel College

Morning Program:

Two concurrent breakout sessions:

A) "Leading the Change: Climate Advocacy in 2019"

B) CCL Florida in 2019 (for who have already done the Climate Advocacy session)

1) Celebrating Our Successes and Focusing on Our 2019 Goals

2) Climate Justice Panel - Ensuring Equity for Our Path Forward

Michelle Suarez, Organize Florida

Janelle Christensen, Author

Moderators: Solemi Hernandez and Karina Ramirez

Buffet Lunch

- Lunchtime Summit: Students Organizing for Climate Action

- Lunchtime Forum: Dr. T.H. Culhane on Democratizing Energy Independence

Afternoon Program

Dr. Andrea Dutton - "The Latest Climate Science and What It Means for Florida"

Sam Daley Harris - “Bringing Bipartisanship and Transformation to Citizen Activism”

Two Concurrent Breakout Sessions:

A) "Building Regional Coalitions for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation"

Susan Glickman, Florida Director, The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

Jenifer Rupert, Regional Disaster Resilience Coordinator, The ECFRPC

Chris Castro, Director of Sustainability & Resilience, The City of Orlando

Moderator: Dr. Michael Savarese, Professor of Marine Science, Florida Gulf Coast University

B) Building Bridges: Outreach to Conservatives and Progressives

James Tolbert, Director of the Conservative Caucus at Citizens' Climate Lobby

"Speaking to conservatives about the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act"

Dr. Shi-ling Hsu, Professor and Associate Dean for EnvirPrograms, FSU College of Law

“Finding Common Ground”

~ Dessert and Coffee ~

Dr. Daniel Richter - “Moving Climate Legislation Forward in 2019”

Donald Addu - "Uniting for Climate Action"

Music by "Lobo Marino"

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

(Drinks and Dinner in Tampa – to celebrate the year ahead!)


PARKING: Onsite parking is included in the registration.:

When you arrive, please come to the conference registration desk in the lobby of The Patel College, and we will give you a parking pass to put on your dashboard.

Conference attendees may park in any lot marked "D"
and also Parking Lot 23B, which is the closest lot to the entrance of The Patel College.

HOTELS:

The Hyatt Place - 11408 North 30th Street, Tampa, FL 33612 -- (813)-979-1922

https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/hyatt-place-tampa-busch-gardens/tpazb

The "Bed and Breakfast" rate includes breakfast. Rooms have one or two double beds.

(They offer a free shuttle service that can take you to The Patel College and pick you up. 24-hour advance reservation needed).

Embassy Suites by Hilton - Tampa USF - Near Busch Gardens

3705 Spectrum Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612 -- (813) 977-7066

https://embassysuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/embassy-suites-by-hilton-tampa-usf-near-busch-gardens-TPAFRES/index.html

SCHOLARSHIPS:

We offer a limited number of discounted tickets for individuals with low incomes. For more information, please contact Abhaya Thiele: abhayathiele@citizensclimatelobby.org.

DONATIONS - To Support The Conference and/or The Scholarships:

To increase our ability to offer these discounted tickets, and to help us subsidize student tickets (last year we had 60 students!), please consider making an extra donation! Every little bit helps!

Or become a "Friend of the Conference" for these benefits:

  • Bronze Friend Level: Make an extra donation of $125 - get 'Bronze Conference Sponsor' printed on your nametag
  • Silver Friend Level: Make an extra donation of $250 - get 'Silver Conference Sponsor' printed on your nametag and your name or business listed in the program
  • Gold Friend Level: Make an extra donation of $500 - get 'Gold Conference Sponsor' printed on your nametag, your name or business listed in the program, and recognition of your name or business from the podium during the conference.
  • Chapter Sponsor: Make a combined donation of $1000 from your CCL chapter - get your chapter listed in the program and recognition of your chapter from the podium during the conference. If your chapter qualifies, please notify abhaya.thiele@citizensclimatelobby.org to ensure that donations from your chapter are counted together.

Donations must be made by February 11th to be included in the program. If requested, anonymity will be respected at all donation levels.

Book Tables:

Don't forget to visit our book tables!






Featured Guest Speakers will include:



Dean of The Patel College of Global Sustainability



Associate Professor at The Patel College
and Director of its Climate Change Concentration

Associate Professor of Geology, University of Florida



Professor and Associate Dean for Environmental Programs,
Florida State University College of Law


Author of “Reclaiming Our Democracy,”
and the founder of RESULTS,
the organization that served as the model for CCL


Senior Lead Organizer
Organize Florida




Author of "Eldercare, Health, and Ecosyndemics in a Perilous World"


Florida Director, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy


Director of Sustainability & Resilience, The City of Orlando


Jennifer Rupert
Regional Disaster Resilience Coordinator
The East Central Florida Regional Planning Council



Professor of Marine Science, Florida Gulf Coast University






Vice President of Legislation and Research, Citizens' Climate Lobby
(Joining by live video conference)



Director of CCL’s Conservative Caucus


Higher Education Outreach Coordinator for Citizens' Climate Lobby

Southeast Regional Coordinator for Citizens’ Climate Lobby

~ Afternoon Panels ~

Climate Justice

Panelists include:

Michelle Suarez of Organize Florida (Orlando) - addressing climate impacts on economically-challenged communities

Janelle Christensen of SW Florida - addressing climate impacts on the elderly

Valencia Gunder of The New Florida Majority in Miami has been invited.

Karina Ramirez and Solemi Hernandez of Citizens' Climate Lobby will be moderating the panel

Building Regional Coalitions for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

Panelists include:

Chris Castro, Director of Sustainability & Resilience, The City of Orlando

Susan Glickman, Florida Director, The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

Jenifer Rupert, Regional Disaster Resilience Coordinator, The East Central Florida Regional Planning Council

The moderator will be Dr. Michael Savarese of Florida Gulf Coast University

~ ~ ~ ~

About Citizens' Climate Lobby - From Dr. James Hansen:


"Most impressive is the work of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, a relatively new, fast-growing, nonpartisan, nonprofit group . . .

If you want to join the fight to save the planet, to save creation for your grandchildren, there is no more effective stepyou could take than becoming an active member of this group.”


(Dr. Hansen is the director of the Program on Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, and he is the former director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies)

REGISTRATION FOR THOSE UNDER AGE 18:

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 abhaya.thiele@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:

Abhaya Thiele, abhaya.thiele@citizensclimatelobby.org

By registering for this event, you are giving Citizens' Climate Lobby and Citizens' Climate Education permission to send you email including information about CCL/CCE and how you can volunteer and support our work. You can unsubscribe at any time by emailing unsubscribe@citizensclimatelobby.org.

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To Prepare for The 2019 Climate Action Conference . . .

You may want to visit these sites:

1) “The Energy Innovation Act” - Information and Resources

2) "The Energy Innovation Act:" - Frequently Asked Questions

3) Free Resources Available from Citizens' Climate Lobby

4) Free Weekly Webinars Hosted by Citizens' Climate Lobby




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Tampa, Florida 33620

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