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Join us for the Minn-Dakota CCL Regional Conference, January 24 to 26, 2014 at Macalester College in St Paul 

Register (for Saturday/Sunday sessions) here! Friday evening session does not require registration.

Our Citizens Climate Lobby Regional (MN, ND, SD) Conference is scheduled for Friday, January 24 through Sunday, January 26th at Macalester College in St. Paul.

Our Friday evening, January 24th pre-conference event will feature keynote speaker Paul Douglas on local impacts of climate change and Mark Reynolds, Executive Director of Citizens Climate Lobby.   The Friday night event is free and open to the public.  See Paul Douglas' article "A Message from a Republican Meteorologist on Climate Change" here.

Saturday morning will feature sessions on Minnesota climate impacts, followed by a Middle Eastern buffet (available for purchase), and an afternoon of citizen lobby training on passing legislation to put a ...price on carbon pollution while returning the collected fees to American households.

Saturday evening will feature a Cool Planet sponsored Minnesota friendly skating/ winter fun party at Groveland Park and gathering to de-chill afterwards (buy your own food and refreshments) at Davannis on Grand and Cleveland.

Sunday we will continue the deep lobby training and commitment to action. 

Here's some details about the conference schedule...
     Fri. evening Jan. 24 at Macalester College's Weyerhauser Chapel (bldg 30 on map)
          7: 00 pm - Paul Douglas - "Climate Change Impacts on Minnesota"
          7:50 pm  - Hip Hop artist Forefeather performance
          8:00 pm - CCL Ex. Dir. Mark Reynolds - "Betting the Farm on Relationships"
    
      Sat. Jan. 25th (starts 9 am) - at Macalester College Olin-Rice Hall (bldg 15 on map)
          Morning:  Break-out session on Reasons I Care about This -
                - 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
          Lunch - 12 to 1 - purchase with registration, or bring your own
          Afternoon
                1:00 - 2:30 Breakout sessions
                    - Group Start for new members, with Mark Reynolds
                    - Developing Your Chapter, with Madeleine Parra
                 2:45 - 4:00 Lobby Training I with Mark Reynolds
                 4:15 to 5:30 - Strategy Presentation with Madeleine Parra and Paul Thompson
           Evening (optional) - Skating party at Groveland Park, dinner & social at Davanni's 

       Sunday, Jan 26th (9 am to Noon)
            Lobby Training II with Mark Reynolds
           


               




JOIN US!! and bring your family...engaged youth over 10 years old are welcome.


Register here!  And please help spread the word about the conference to Facebook friends through this FB event page!

See very detailed information about the Friday, Saturday and Sunday events here.

Here are posters for the Regional Conference.  Please print and post!
   CCL Conference January 2014 Poster - blue background.pdf
   CCL Conference January 2014 Poster - white background.pdf

And here's the press release for the conference.  Please send to media outlets in your area!
CCLConferencePressRelease.pdf

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"Most impressive is the work of Citizens Climate Lobby, a relatively new, fastgrowing, nonpartisan, nonprofit group with 60 chapters across the United States and Canada. If you want to join the fight to save the planet, to save creation for your grandchildren, there is no more effective step you could take than becoming an active member of this group."

- Dr. James Hansen, head of Goddard Institute for Space Studies, NASA