Sept. 7, 2019, 10:00 – 3:00 pm

Presentation Bootcamp IV

Accenture, 161 N. Clark, Chicago

This event is for members only and is scheduled to follow our Minneapolis training. Preference will be given to new Leaders trained there. Our bootcamps help climate activists learn to give effective presentations with confidence. Coverage includes how to find an audience, strategies for organizing your slides, prep material including a pitch letter and answers to difficult questions, pro tips from an experienced presenter, a chance to practice your personal story, an opportunity to present some slides and get constructive feedback, resources to share with your audience about what they can do, and for those who need it, basic technical help. Maximum 15 people. Lunch provided ($10 each).

Graduates include: Alex P., Angela F., Angela S., Bryan B., Caroline C., Hannah R., James G., Jane G., Kathryn K., Lisa M., Patty I., Ray O., Samira H., Sue P.

5/9/19, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Clean Energy Lobby Day

Springfield, IL

Save this date and plan to join us as we visit the state capital for this annual event. We need as many people as possible to attend — to demonstrate and discuss the transition to clean energy future with our legislators. There will be a rally and a chance to meet with state legislators about the environment and a clean energy future. The night before, a reception is held to learn about key environmental bills in progress and to mingle with our state’s environmental activists and legislative supporters.

For most up to date information, check with the Illinois Environmental Council.

4/6/19, 10:00 – 3:00 pm

Presentation Bootcamp III

Accenture, 161 N. Clark, Chicago

This event is for members only and is scheduled to follow our Atlanta training. Preference will be given to new Leaders trained there. Our bootcamps help climate activists learn to give effective presentations with confidence. Coverage includes how to find an audience, strategies for organizing your slides, prep material including a pitch letter and answers to difficult questions, pro tips from an experienced presenter, a chance to practice your personal story, an opportunity to present some slides and get constructive feedback, resources to share with your audience about what they can do, and for those who need it, basic technical help. Maximum 15 people. Lunch provided ($10 each).

12/1/18, 10:00–11:30 AM

CARBON PRICING 101

Northbrook Public Library

There’s growing support for carbon pricing as a necessary step to address climate change. Our program helps people understand this solution. This was the first offering of this new program initiated by Climate Reality (Chicago Chapter) in conjunction with Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) IL and League of Women Voters (LWV) Arlington Heights, Evanston. Speakers included Rick Knight is Research Coordinator at Citizens’ Climate Education Corp., Eleanor Revelle is Chair of the Climate Change Task Force of the LWVUS and a member of the Steering Committee of the League’s Price on Carbon Network and Mike Zanillo is a full-time volunteer and state co-coordinator for Illinois for the CCL.

12/4/18, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

BUILDING MOMENTUM

RF100 Chicago Collective Kickoff/24 Hours of Reality Watch Party

A kickoff party for our coalition, a diverse array of Chicago area groups organized by Sierra Club’s Ready For 100 team that seeks a commitment and path forward for our great city to be powered by 100-percent clean energy. This kickoff celebration included The Climate Reality Project’s “24 Hours of Reality: Protect Our Planet, Protect Ourselves.” Hosted by former Vice President Al Gore. Ravi Baichwal, the award-winning anchor from ABC News, served as our MC and numerous speakers gave us perspective and insight into their efforts in the city.

10/29/18, Noon – 2:00 pm

IL #YouthVGov Rally

Federal Plaza, 219 S. Dearborn, Chicago

Raised awareness of the trial set to begin on this day in federal court in Oregon. Twenty-one youth plaintiffs are suing the government for lack of addressing climate change, endangering their (and all of our) future. Visit Our Children’s Trust for more details.

10/6/18, 10:00–2:30 pm

Presentation Bootcamp II

Metropolitan Planning Council, 140 S. Dearborn St., Chicago

Our bootcamps help climate activists learn to give effective presentations with confidence. Coverage includes how to find an audience, strategies for organizing your slides, prep material including a pitch letter and answers to difficult questions, pro tips from an experienced presenter, a chance to practice your personal story, an opportunity to present some slides and get constructive feedback, resources to share with your audience about what they can do, and for those who need it, basic technical help.

10/1/18, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Chicago EPA Hearing on ACE

Chicago had the only public hearing on the federal administration’s replacement proposal for the Clean Power Plan dubbed the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) proposal. Oral responses were five minutes maximum and about a dozen Chicago Chapter members participated.

Climate Reality even wrote a blog post about us!

9/8/18, Noon – 3:00 pm

Peoples Climate Movement ‘Rise For Climate’

National marches and rallies were held across the country. In the Chicagoland area, we marched through Elwood, IL, the largest warehouse district in the Western Hemisphere. See a PDF ‘slideshow’ about the event by Linc Cohn HERE.

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4/7/18, 10:00–2:00 pm

Presentation Bootcamp I

Accenture, 161 N. Clark St., Chicago

Our bootcamps help climate activists learn to give effective presentations with confidence. Coverage includes how to find an audience, strategies for organizing your slides, prep material including a pitch letter and answers to difficult questions, pro tips from an experienced presenter, a chance to practice your personal story, an opportunity to present some slides and get constructive feedback, resources to share with your audience about what they can do, and for those who need it, basic technical help.