Debra Sachs, Executive Director
Alliance for Climate Action
585 Pine Street
Burlington, VT 05401
From: Eban Goodstein [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 4:10 PM
To: Roger Clark
Subject: Southwest: Build the Movement to Stop Global Warming! Conference
Stopping Global Warming from the Ground Up:
Igniting a Thousand Points of CLEAN Light
REGISTER NOW! October 7th-9th, Flagstaff, AZ
(Boston workshop: July 22-24-- details at www.greenhousenet.org)
The Grand Canyon Trust http://www.grandcanyontrust.org , Green House
Network http://www.greenhousenet.org/ , and the Center for Sustainable
Environments http://www.environment.nau.edu/ invite community
activists to a weekend workshop to
Build the Movement to Stop Global Warming. The workshop is designed to
prepare participants in ORGANIZING and COMMUNICATING clean energy
solutions to stop global warming.
. Senator John McCain (invited), cosponsor of the Climate Stewardship
. Eban Goodstein, professor of economics at Lewis & Clark College and
volunteer executive director, Green House Network
. Amanda Ormond, Arizona clean energy advocate and organizer of the
Southwest Renewable Energy Conference
. Sandra Ely, New Mexico Environment & Energy Policy Coordinator
. Gary Paul Nabhan, Director, Center for Sustainable Environments
. Robert Gough, Intertribal Council on Utility Policy
. Roger Clark, Air & Energy Director, Grand Canyon Trust
Global warming demands action now. Scientists are forecasting a warming
of between 2 and 11 degrees F over the next century. During the last
Ice Age the world averaged only 9 degrees cooler than it is today. We
thus face the very real possibility of a swing in global temperatures
of Ice-Age magnitude within the lifetimes of our children. It is no
exaggeration to say that, unchecked, global warming will cause more
human suffering and destroy more natural ecosystems than has any other
industrial pollutant in our history.
Climate stabilization will require an extremely rapid transition toward
a clean energy future-one based on solar, wind and biomass-generated
power, and ultra low emission vehicles. It will take a powerful social
movement to overcome political and corporate inertia and catalyze the
clean energy revolution we need in order to avoid unimaginable change
to human and natural systems. We need committed, skilled, persuasive
climate communicators and advocates to make that movement a reality.
WORKSHOP FOCUS: Participants should have an initial, broad familiarity
with the global warming issue. The workshop will provide: The latest
peer-reviewed scientific, political, and economic climate information,
Help in developing a 90-second "elevator speech". Depending on the
track chosen, assistance in the preparation of an effective 30-minute
presentation; Information on how to set up meetings with political
leaders; Sessions on electing pro-environment candidates, local
organizing and funding strategies.
SPEAKING TRACK: The Speaking track will help individuals develop a
90-second elevator speech and a 30-minute presentation on global
warming. Following the weekend, participants will join the 300+ members
of Green House Network's Volunteer National Speaker's Network. In the
last three years, Network volunteers have delivered over 1200 talks
across the country about the threat posed by global warming and the
promise of clean energy solutions.
THE DEAL: Each individual completing the Speaker track will commit
to: giving at least 5 speeches on campuses, at faith or business
groups or other community venues in their region over the course of
winter-spring 2005-2006; and devoting 20 hours of time towards electing
COMMUNITY ACTION TRACK: The Community Action track seeks individuals
committed to more comprehensive development of grassroots climate
education and direct action in their community.
THE DEAL: Each individual who completes the Community Action track will
commit to: organizing a climate conference, a climate action or study
group, a climate lobbying effort, media event, letter writing campaign,
or similar action; and devoting time 20 hours of time towards electing
clean energy candidates.
NOTE: Past participants have included artists, engineers, clergy
members, retirees, nurses, architects, college professors, scientists,
and graduate students. Graduates of former speaker training workshops
are encouraged to participate in the Organizer sessions
The workshop will be held at the Montezuma Lodge at Mormon Lake
http://www.arizonamountainresort.com/, located 25 miles southeast of
Flagstaff, Arizona. Shuttle assistance will be provided from the
Flagstaff airport or other locations, if needed.
. The workshop opens at 4pm on Friday, October 7 and ends at noon on
Sunday, October 9.
. Cost for the weekend including food, lodging, and materials is $188.
. A limited number of fellowships are available that will pay for half
of the workshop's expenses. Please submit a written statement that
describes your interest in participating and your need for financial
The conference meals will feature locally grown foods provided in
cooperation with the Canyon Country Fresh program:
http://www.environment.nau.edu/ccf/index.htm and will offer vegetarian
Participants on the SPEAKING TRACK, please prepare a 30-minute
presentation about global warming that you have designed to target a
specific group in your community. During the workshop, you will have an
opportunity to practice and fine tune your talk with smaller working
Participants on the COMMUNITY ACTION TRACK, please come prepared to
describe specific venues and actions that you have in mind for engaging
your community in stopping global warming.
TO REGISTER: Please write or email
Grand Canyon Trust
2601 N. Fort Valley Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
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To complete your registration, please submit:
. A credit card charge or check for $188, payable to the Grand Canyon
. A one-two paragraph bio for inclusion in conference materials (and
posting on the GHN Speakers website for those who wish to join, upon
completing the workshop).
. A mailing address, phone number and e-mail address for follow-up
QUESTIONS and ANY INTEREST IN A POST-WORKSHOP TOUR OR HIKE IN THE GRAND
For general questions about the workshop, please call or email Roger
Clark at (928) 774-7488 or [log in to unmask] For anyone
interested in extending your stay in the area, Roger is available to
assist in planning and/or guiding your tour options from October 10-12.
If you haven't read it, get a copy of Ross Gelbspan's book: Boiling
Point: How Politicians, Big Oil and Coal, Journalists, and Activists
Have Fueled the Climate Crisis-And What We Can Do to Avert Disaster.
2004, Basic Books.
In it, Gelbspan commends the work of the Green House Network: "One
small, shoestring organization based in Portland, Oregon has generated
a huge amount of climate activity all over the country?.The network has
contributed to a remarkable proliferation of climate groups?informing
and inspiring individuals, congregations, campus groups, and local
organizations?to begin to take action on the climate crisis."
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Lewis and Clark College
Portland, OR 97219
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