June 2020

The State College chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby invites you to three special events during the month of June.
CCL Annual Meeting on June 13th
Social hour and discussion on June 16
Presentation on Centre Region’s Climate Action Plan on June 28
See details below
CCL Annual Conference on June 13
 The national conference this year will be online.  This is a great opportunity for people who were not able to travel to DC to learn about climate policy and to be inspired by the great work that Citizens’ Climate Lobby is doing.  The conference will be held on Saturday, June 13 from 1 pm to 5 pm, with the option for a special seminar on Sunday, June 14.  You must register in order to receive the link for the conference. 
 Check out our full program on the Conference Website. Some highlights: What’s the future of climate policy in the U.S.? Hear remarks from climate champions in Congress, including Senator Michael Braun (R-IN), Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and former U.S. Representative Carlos Curbelo (R-FL). Interested in the intersection of racial justice and climate change? Hear from Nathaniel Smith, founder and Chief Equity Officer for the Partnership for Southern Equity, on how to advance the climate movement post COVID-19 and how to create institutional change. CCL’s Karina Ramirez and Princella Talley will share how you can help create a more welcoming and diverse CCL, including promoting equity and inclusion of youth and people of color. If you’re interested in a deeper dive, join us on Sunday, June 14th at 1pm ET for Beyond Diversity: Fostering Belonging and Inclusion at CCL. Spots are limited. Email conference.inbox@citizensclimate.org to reserve yours.  Get firsthand success stories and tips from people doing climate outreach work across the country, including attracting a more diverse membership, having productive conversations with conservatives about climate solutions, and elevating students’ voices to Congress. 
Get Your Quarntini’s ready for a CCL Happy Hour
This month, our monthly chapter meeting on Tuesday, June 16 at 5 pm, will be special because we will be inviting members of the Susquehanna Valley chapter to join us for a social hour and discussion of common interests.  No reports this time, just friendly conversation.  We can share our reflections on what we learned at the June 13th annual conference and on ways we can cooperate in the future.  The members of the Susquehanna Valley chapter of CCL are in Congressman Fred Keller’s district, as are many of us who belong to the State College chapter.

So grab your favorite beverage and click into Zoom for a spirited discussion with some great people.

For the Zoom link, email pastatecollege@citizensclimatelobby.org
Special Presentation on Centre Region’s Climate Action
June 28th – Save the Date!
 CCL State College is pleased to offer the first public introduction to an important initiative on climate change that our local governments are undertaking.

Pam Adams, Sustainability Planner for the Centre Region Council of Governments (COG), will present information about the recently completed Centre Region greenhouse gas emissions inventory and the development of a Climate Action Plan that is in the works. Hear from Jesse Barlow, State College Borough Council member, and Carla Stilson, member of the College Township Board of Supervisors, who will offer their insights on the role local government can play to reduce GHG emissions and improve resiliency in our community. Following the presentation, there will be time for questions and discussion.  Bring your questions and ideas on ways residents of the Centre Region can work together with our local governments to create an effective community climate action and adaptation plan.   

This presentation will be online on Sunday, June 28 at 2 pm.  Please save the date.  Details on how to register will be forthcoming.
News from our chapter
 Ed Cullen published a letter to the editor in the Centre Daily Times on May 29.  Thank you, Ed, for highlighting the damaging effects of a warming climate.  You can read his letter here.

What is the most important way you can help CCL State College right now? Join our digital advocacy effort! (We need you)Follow us on Twitter- @climatePALike and share our Facebook posts   
Monthly Meeting times
Tuesday, June 16 at 5 pm via Zoom
Tuesday, July 21 at 5 pm via Zoom

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