Conservative Outreach Ideas
I want to not forget any ideas for selling TCM and the Climate Crisis we are in to traditionally conservative crowds. When you have an idea post it here!
Our own Nate Abell’s talking to Trump supporter guide. Link to be added…
At the NYC Climate Action Conference panelist Felicia Young approached me about wanting a group to take over a strategy she was implementing personally with some success, but didn’t have the capacity to fully take on:
She made a list of garden clubs and hunting clubs (in conservative areas for the garden clubs) and was calling them to discuss climate change. She said her trials were very successful, I think it’s a super promising idea for kickstarting local organizing in red states / communities.
Our own Elspeth Hay posted her friend launched : Wild Climate Stories About the Impacts of Climate Change on Livelihoods in the Rural West.
Sounds like promising selling points to bring climate home to a traditionally Conservative area.
Working with Veterans.
http://www.commondefensepac.org/ I’ve had great conversations with Alexander McCoy. Of course Wes Clark Jr.
Dr. Hayhoe is Evangelical Christian, Scientist, mother, wife of minister, living in Texas
AND she talks to conservatives all the time about climate change.
Also, look for her Climate Weirding videos partnering with PBS
Published on Mar 9, 2017
Hot Science - Cool Talks #105
Dr. Katharine Hayhoe
Climate and Faith, Money and Politics (HSCT #105)
DOD viewpoint http://theageofconsequences.com/
@igranderojo Dr. Hayhoe also holds a facebook live event the day after each global weirding video comes out. (twice a month)
@greg I contacted them and saw the film. I live near the biggest air base. interested in showing it on base, but it is very weak in my opinion, on connecting human activity with global warming. it is big on adaptation and response. what did you think about it?
No ideas! But our group has some reading the Great Disruption. Wonder if there is a study guide for this? thanks, Sandy K
@Singingway Look for presentation by Obama Admin Assistant Secretary of the Army, Katherine Hammack, about how to approach military personnel and what they are already doing. you will find many Military personnel have already been mobilized to deal with climate change.
@igranderojo Yes, as adaptation and minimizing loss, but not as prevention or reversal of climate change.
@greg I’ve been appalled at the great number of naturalists, employed by county parks, private reserves, and college extension offices, who refuse to mention anything about climate in their environmental presentations. I book these people for our library. They will say things like “well, we don’t talk about climate, we’re all about the animals” or "there’s conflicting data, so we just teach about conservation…"
I’d like develop an outreach to them.
I’d like develop an outreach to them.
Find your local Wildlife Refuges and call the people who are in charge of them. The one nearest to me has a visitors center, full time staff and volunteers that include naturalists. They host students all the time. I don’t know what they say to them.
- Animals require proper, healthy habitat that is changing as the climate changes our local weather.
- Yes, please teach about conservation. However, conflicting data has nothing to do with anything they say.
- Truth+Belief+Justification (Evidence) = Knowledge
- Knowledge needs context, experience, practice in order to become understanding.
The Military starts with a Strategy of Resilience, Sustainability, Sustainable, Readiness, and has shown over and over that renewable energy reduces costs to taxpayers, increases flexibility and mobility. The primary focus of the military is threat assessment through planning, training and strategy before the battle begins.
For the military, climate change is a threat multiplier. The first step, in any strategy to eventually prevent and reverse climate change, requires adaptation to the battle field that we face now and in the future.
Katherine Hammack spoke at the 4/8, monthly phone call with all the Citizens’ Climate Lobby chapters.
Here is a link to the presentation:
You can download the ten slides and listen to the recording.
@greg Why We Must Lift the Burden
Putting Our Troops in Harm’s Way — The US military uses more oil than any other organization in the world. Everything from tanks to fighter jets to Humvees to generators use oil. Delivering that oil on the battlefield is a dangerous job. In Afghanistan, every 1 in 24 fuel convoys ended with a casualty.