CCL Regional Conference!

Our Citizens Climate Lobby Regional (MN, ND, SD) Conference was held Friday, January 24 through Sunday, January 26th at Macalester College in St. Paul with the theme Local Impacts, National Action.

Paul Douglas

Paul Douglas presenting in the chapel on Friday night

Friday, January 24th featured keynote speakers Paul Douglas, Meteorologist, Entrepreneur and Author, and Mark Reynolds, Executive Director of Citizens Climate Lobby with a special performance by hip hop artist Forefeather and an opening by David .  Over 150 people were in attendance despite the snow showers.  See Paul Douglas’ article “A Message from a Republican Meteorologist on Climate Change” here.

Saturday, January 25th we started off with

Small Group

Workgroup in morning breakout session

Saturday morning featured sessions on Minnesota climate impacts, followed by a networking lunch and an afternoon of citizen lobby training and strategy sessions on passing legislation to put a price on carbon pollution while returning the collected fees to American households.

Saturday morning breakout sessions featured these speakers:

  • Prof. Lee Frelich on Impacts on Minnesota Flora & Fauna
  • Tara Ritter of Inst. on Agriculture & Trade Policy on Impacts on Agriculture
  • Kristin Raab of MN Dept of Health on Impacts on Health & Urban Life

    Large Group Session

    95 participants on Saturday and Sunday

Sunday we continued the deep lobby training and commitment to action.

A special thank you to Macalester College for sponsoring our conference!

Stay tuned for video highlights from the conference as they become available.

Mark and Madeline present to the large group

Mark and Madeline present to the large group

Saturday networking lunch

Group photo!

Group photo!