Advocacy Training

November 18th, 2020, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

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Advocacy is not just about protesting. Building relationships with policy makers and the media can be powerful ways to create change. In this webinar, the presenters will cover lobbying, media engagement, social media, and other advocacy methods that are not direct action.

Nicole Crescimanno is an organizer, connector, and artist who is deeply concerned about climate change. Nicole is working to build a strong and active group of young climate leaders from across New York State to enact bold state-level climate policy, while also developing and strengthening relationships with foundations, individual donors, and key partners.  Nicole co-leads the NYC chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, is a Carbon Pricing Outreach Fellow with MIT’s Climate Co-Lab, a Young Climate Leaders Network Fellow, a StartingBloc Social Innovation Fellow, and a Producer for the web-series Climate Countdown. Nicole has her M.A. in Climate & Society from Columbia University, and her B.A. in Environmental Studies & Studio Arts from Stonehill College. 

Robert Politzer is the President and Founder of GreenStreet of New York, Inc.  Under Mr. Politzer’s leadership, GreenStreet has grown from an environmental testing and abatement company to an innovative smart building and development firm, operating primarily in the tri-state region. Since 1998, GreenStreet has worked on numerous cutting-edge clean power and smart building projects including: the first grid tied residential Solar PV project in NYC, the Mark Twain House Visitors Center in Hartford, CT which was the first LEED Certified Museum in the US; the Green Roof for the Manhattan-based Earthpledge Foundation; the first Green Townhouse project in Brooklyn with geothermal heating and cooling; and the Green Canteen restaurant which was the first LEED Certified Restaurant in NYS.

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Sep06

Policy Advocacy: Climate Change

This course will provide participants with step-by-step skills in utilizing the tools of democracy to take meaningful civic action on climate change. Participants will learn the levers for building political will and the essentials of climate change communication. You will apply your learning by taking action in collaboration with a local environmental organization, and further your learning with your peers via Antioch’s online learning platform and optional one-on-one meetings with the instructor.
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Climate Impacts: Vulnerability and Adaptation Planning

Local and regional governments are leaders in climate change due to their unique position to make a wide range of decisions that can mitigate and adapt to our changing climate. Because they are on the frontline, many communities have conducted vulnerability assessments and engaged in adaptation planning. This module will enable participants to assess impacts to a business, community, or sector based on specific climate projections for a specific locale.
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Climate Impacts: Communication, Facilitation, and Stakeholder Capacity Building

Collective actions at the societal level (civic or political action behaviors) include involvement and support of policies, plans, and funding for implementation of municipal projects that could increase local climate resilience. Community engagement with the issue of climate change typically is lacking at the local level. How individuals feel about climate change, how much they know about the issue, and how they act are all types of engagement that are needed for societal change.
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