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Climate Action Town Hall: Links and Resources

More than 100 people attended Our Wisconsin Revolution’s Climate Action Town Hall last Saturday, making it the highest-attended event we have ever held. The max our Zoom account can hold is 100, but the overflow audience was able to follow along on Facebook, where you can still see the full two-hour event.

The town hall, organized by the Fox Valley, Green Bay, and Northwoods chapters of Our Wisconsin Revolution, took place Saturday, November 21, at 7 p.m.

Speakers included:

  • David Barnhill, former director of environmental studies at UW-Oshkosh and founder of Northwoods Climate Action on climate change in Wisconsin
  • Sarah Lloyd, OWR board co-chair and dairy farmer, on climate change and agriculture
  • Sara Wescott of the Menominee nation on climate action in indigenous communities
  • Cathy Cowan Becker, OWR northeast regional organizer, on what a Green New Deal could look like
  • Christina Sedall of Sunrise Appleton on youth climate activism
  • Fadhel Kaboub, president of Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity and an expert on Modern Monetary Theory on how to pay for a Green New Deal
  • Dan Dieterich of Citizens’ Climate Lobby on carbon fee and dividend

The town hall was introduced by Mike McCabe, executive director of Our Wisconsin Revolution, and moderated by David Williams, leader of OWR’s Fox Valley Chapter who works in the weatherization assistance program for the community action agency Advocap, with a land acknowledgement by Joella Striebel, northwest regional organizer for Our Wisconsin Revolution, and aspecial guest appearance by Amanda White Eagle, tribal attorney for the Ho-Chunk nation who recently ran for State Assembly in the 92nd District.

Here are the links, information, and presentations (if we have them) that we shared for each speaker during the town hall:

Welcome – Mike McCabe

Join our mailing list – https://www.ourwisconsinrev.com/join-find-a-chapter 

Contact our organizers:

Follow Mike McCabe on Twitter at https://twitter.com/4everinjeans 

Like Our Wisconsin Revolution on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/OurWisconsinRevolution 

Moderator – David Williams, Fox Valley Chapter

Join a Fox Valley Chapter Meeting – https://www.mobilize.us/ourrevolution/event/311272

Join a Green Bay Chapter Meeting – https://www.mobilize.us/ourrevolution/event/316638

Like the OWR Fox Valley Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OWRFoxValley 

Follow David Williams on Twitter – https://twitter.com/DWforWI

Land Acknowledgement – Joella Striebel, Northwest Regional Organizer

Learn more about the tribal nations of Wisconsin at https://dpi.wi.gov/amind/tribalnationswi 

To learn which Native lands correspond to your region, text your zip code to 907-312-5085

Follow Joella Striebel on Twitter at https://twitter.com/FemKillJoyElla 

Introduction – Amanda White Eagle, Candidate 92nd Assembly District

Learn more about Amanda White Eagle at https://www.whiteeagleforwisconsin.com 

Like Amanda White Eagle on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/amandawhiteeagleforWI 

Follow Amanda White Eagle on Twitter at https://twitter.com/AmandaWhiteEag1 

Climate Crisis in Northern Wisconsin – David Barnhill, Northwoods Climate Action 

See presentation slides here (pdf)

Learn more at the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts at https://wicci.wisc.edu 

Learn more at the Wisconsin State Climatology Office at http://www.aos.wisc.edu/~sco/clim-watch/index.html

Follow David Barnhill on Twitter at https://twitter.com/DavidBarnhill77 

Follow David Barnhill on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/david.barnhill.925 

Climate and Agriculture – Sarah Lloyd, president of Columbia County Farmers Union, co-chair of Our Wisconsin Revolution

See presentation slide here (pdf)

Learn more about the National Farmers Union’s policy on climate change at https://nfu.org/climate-change 

Learn more about Grassland 2.0 at https://grasslandag.org 

Here are some concerns that farmers have about carbon markets – https://nffc.net/iatp-and-nffc-report-on-carbon-markets-and-climate-policy 

Follow Sarah Lloyd on Twitter at https://twitter.com/lloyd4wi 

Climate Action in the Indigenous Community – Sara Wescott, Menominee nation environmental activist

Learn more at the Northeast Indigenous Climate Resilience Network at http://www.nicrn.org

Learn more at the College of the Menominee Nation Sustainable Development Institute at http://sustainabledevelopmentinstitute.org 

Learn about Menikanaehkem at https://www.menomineerebuilders.org  

Learn more about Back Forty mine resistance at http://www.noback40.org  

What Could a Green New Deal Look Like – Cathy Cowan Becker, Northeast Regional Organizer and Ready for 100 volunteer

See presentation slides here (pdf)

Find the text and cosponsors for the Green New Deal resolution at https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/text 

Here’s all the cities, counties, and states committed to 100% renewable energy – https://www.sierraclub.org/ready-for-100/map?show=committed 

Wisconsin cities committed to 100% renewable energy:

  • Eau Claire
  • La Crosse
  • Madison
  • Middleton
  • Monona

Want to start a 100% renewable energy campaign in your community? Here’s a toolkit – https://www.sierraclub.org/ready-for-100-toolkit 

Follow Cathy Cowan Becker on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ccbecker271 

Youth Climate Activism – Christina Sedall, Sunrise Appleton

Find a Sunrise Movement hub near you at https://www.sunrisemovement.org/hubs 

Sunrise resource page for people over age 35 – http://bit.ly/sunrise-young-at-heart

Join the Sunrise Slack! The #35-plus-supporters community is at https://join.slack.com/share/zt-jdwxofuf-9MZ3C~46uOoK7_KmY9PNPw

Sign the Climate Mandate petition telling Joe Biden to choose a cabinet free of fossil-fuel funding and corporate lobbyists at https://climatemandate.org 

Sunrise’s impact on the 2020 election in Wisconsin

  • 152,000 unique voter contacts
  • 109,000 texts sent
  • 62,000 postcards delivered
  • 131,000 calls made

Like Sunrise Appleton on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sunriseappleton 

Follow Sunrise Appleton on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/sunrise.wi/ 

How We Pay for a Green New Deal – Fadhel Kaboub, Denison University, Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity

See presentation slides here (pdf)

Find out more about the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity at http://www.global-isp.org 

Learn more about Modern Monetary Theory in The Deficit Myth by Stephanie Kelton at https://stephaniekelton.com/book 

Follow Fadhel Kaboub on Twitter at https://twitter.com/FadhelKaboub

Follow the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GISP_Tweets 

Carbon Fee and Dividend – Dan Dieterich, Citizens’ Climate Lobby

See presentation slides here (pdf)

Learn more about Citizens’ Climate Lobby at https://citizensclimatelobby.org 

Learn more about carbon fee and dividend at https://citizensclimatelobby.org/energy-innovation-and-carbon-dividend-act 

Follow Citizens’ Climate Lobby on Twitter at https://twitter.com/citizensclimate 

Like Citizens’ Climate Lobby on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CitizensClimateLobby