April Monthly Meeting with CCL National

Saturday, April 10th, 2021 at noon

Each month, Citizens’ Climate Lobby supporters gather virtually for a monthly meeting where we educate ourselves by listening to a guest speaker. This month, we hear from Franklin Ruff, Pastor of First Baptist Church, Stillwell, KS.

At a time when distrust and animosity between our political parties appears to be at an all-time high, we need to take a step back and find ways to work together so we can solve the big problems facing our nation. We hear this month from Rev. Franklin Ruff, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Stillwell, Kansas, and past president of American Baptist Churches of the Central Region. He is also the Red Co-Chair of the Braver Angels Kansas City Alliance. Rev. Ruff is a conservative who says, “One of the things we can do to make [our country] better is look and see the humanity of others and to be humble.” He’ll talk about how to bridge differences and listen to each other to find common ground.

Three Ways To Join

  • To connect by video conference, go to cclusa.org/meeting
    (NOTE: this links to meeting ID# 95498355745)
  • To connect by phone: If you have unlimited calling, call 1-646-558-8656; otherwise you can call toll-free at 1-877-369-0926. Enter 954-9835-5745 as the meeting ID
  • To watch a livestream go to: cclusa.org/livestream

Community Event: “Kiss the Ground” Showing

April 10-26, Online

Nebraska Interfaith Power & Light (IPL) is promoting the film Kiss the Ground during the month of April. Kiss the Ground is an engaging film which makes the connection between taking care of the soil and addressing climate change.

The film is narrated by film and television star Woody Harrelson. It creates portraits of individuals engaged in regenerative agriculture and the benefits it provides, including reducing water runoff, producing healthier food and capturing and holding carbon instead of allowing it to escape into the atmosphere.

Nebraska IPL is hosting two webinars to help participants understand how Nebraskans are engaged in regenerative agriculture.

April 19th at 7 pm, there will be a virtual panel on regenerative farming featuring Graham Christensen, a dynamic young leader in regenerative agriculture.

April 26th at 7 pm, there will be a virtual panel on regenerative gardening featuring Megan McGuffey, the executive director of Community Crops in Lincoln.

Both panels will provide diverse perspectives on these issues.

Learn more at Nebraska Interfaith Power & Light

Five Levers Organizing Workshop (Online)

Saturday, February 20, 2021
10am – noon (CST) / 9-11am (MST)

Are you looking for a way (or 5) to build more support for climate change solutions? Join Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) leaders from across Nebraska to learn how to plug into CCL’s “Five Levers of Political Will.”

Details and registration on Eventbrite



2021 CCL North Wind Regional Virtual Conference

Saturday, January 30, 2021
12 – 4pm &
Sunday, January 31, 2021
12 – 1:30pm

CCL North Wind Region includes chapters from North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, and Minnesota.

Kick off 2021 with “Bridges to Coalition,” our 2021 Citizens Climate Virtual North Wind Regional Conference conference to help set the stage for effective climate legislation this year. We will start off with a panel discussion from diverse voices on what it means to build bridges to coalition. That theme of building bridges to coalition will be echoed throughout the conference with workshops and panel discussions and talks on how we can all be part of the solutions needed to form bridges between diverse coalitions.

Please RSVP on Eventbrite to obtain the Zoom meeting information. Emails with the Zoom information will be sent to those who have registered on the Friday before the conference.

Details and registration

December Lobby Meeting With Representative Don Bacon Staffer Christ Garabrandt

December Don Bacon Lobby Day Picture

On December 7th, 2020, us CCL members along with Dr. Richard Perrin – a University of Nebraska Agriculture Economist – met with Representative Don Bacon staffer Chris Garabrandt. We thanked Chris for the work Don Bacon is doing on the environment, and then talked about the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act.

We had a fruitful discussion on the path forward to becoming net-neutral, and we hope to continue having many great discussions with Don Bacon and his team. CCL always aims to be a helpful resource on all things environment and we appreciate our current relationship with Representative Don Bacon.