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|From: Scott Jackson (sjackzen46gmail.com)|
|Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2014 00:26:41 -0800 (PST)|
Here are some more details about the Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) regional conference this weekend at Macalester College, for anyone who may still be on the fence. As you can see, I've registered, and Catherine Jordan is giving me a ride. Mindy Ahler, who sent the email from Cool Planet, attended the Be the Spark climate organizing sessions with me in the fall, and she's one of 'our people' whose picture and bio are posted at the MN350 site. By attending a variety of workshops and events, I've begun to develop some useful contacts in an expanding network of climate activists. The more people from CCC/EcoMinds who extend themselves into the climate activist community, the stronger our work and our group will become. As we used to say in the day: Seize the time! Scott Jackson sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Mindy Ahler <mindy [at] coolplanetmn.org> Date: Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 10:39 PM Subject: Resending - please read this one. Details on CCL Conference - thank you for registering! To: *Welcome!* Thank you for registering for the Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) Regional Conference that will be held this weekend, January 24-26 at Macalester College in St. Paul! We are gearing up and very excited with what is planned for the weekend and delighted that you will join us. We have a fabulous volunteer team who has been working hard on all the details we can think of, but since we are new at creating a conference of this sort we ask for your patience with any bumps in the system and encourage you to jump in to help where you see a need. We have over 80 participants registered for the Saturday/Sunday conference and more for the Friday night pre-conference event (no registration needed) with Paul Douglas, CCL Director Mark Reynolds, and hip hop artist Forefeather. *Zero Waste event* We are working hard to make this a zero waste event and appreciate your cooperation in this effort. Watch for composting containers to dispose of plates, napkins, food, etc. that can’t be reused. We ask you to rethink the way you have seen things done in the past to reduce waste even more. We will provide compostable utensils but encourage you to place these in our collection container that will allow us to wash and use them again before they go to the compost. We also encourage you to bring your own cup/water bottle for the day. *Parking, biking, walking, busing and carpooling* Some of you indicated a preference to carpool on your registration form – you will receive a separate email related to this. For existing CCL group members, we encourage you to check with other members of your local CCL group to share rides. Metro Transit bus #63 serves Grand Ave and #84 serves Snelling Ave. For more transit options see www.metrotransit.org. Friday parking could be tight as this event is open to the public. Please watch any parking restriction signs for on-street parking. Macalester parking lots are accessible from Macalester St. (off Grand Ave) and from Snelling Ave. (this is best for Saturday and Sunday). The college is currently on break from classes, so this should make on-campus parking more available. Please watch for parking restriction signs. Also see map attached. *Friday location and details* Our pre-conference event will be at Weyerhauser Chapel near the corner of Grand Ave and Macalester St. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Program begins at 7:00 pm. Registration/check in for the Saturday and Sunday portion of the conference will be available at this venue to speed the process on Saturday morning. We are excited to announce a special performance by Hip Hop artist Forefeather in addition to our speakers. Featured speakers: Paul Douglas, entrepreneur, author and meteorologist "Climate Change Impacts on Minnesota" Mark Reynolds, Citizens Climate Lobby Executive Director “Betting the Farm on Relationships" *Saturday location (and Sunday)* Our conference sessions will be in Olin-Rice Science Center. Doors open at 8:00 am. Please plan to arrive with plenty of time to find a parking spot, check in or get registered, enjoy some organic coffee and light refreshments and meet others. All of our Saturday and Sunday sessions will be in this building. You will find a more detailed schedule on our web site<http://citizensclimatelobby-mn.org/RegionalConferenceJanuary2014.htm> and you will receive a full conference agenda in your conference packet. *Our records indicate that you have registered for the conference but have not yet paid for your pledged donation. If you are able to pay on-line with the invoice sent to you, please do so. Otherwise, please bring your contribution to the conference. We prefer cash or check at the door (we are still working on the ability to accept cards).* *Refreshments / Snacks on Saturday (and Sunday)* We are pleased to be able to provide beverages including coffee, tea and water with your conference registration. We will also provide a local and organic light breakfast snack and afternoon snack. If you have dietary restrictions, we advise you to bring your own snacks. Although we tried to select a variety that would meet many needs, we may not have thought of everything. *Lunch on Saturday* We are excited to have the lunch time to build community and network among participants, so we would like to keep everyone together at this time rather than having people leave for lunch. This is a perfect time to share with other attendees all the great things you are working on. *Our records indicate you have requested, but not pre-paid for your lunch. We have ordered a lunch for you. Please bring payment to the conference (or pay the invoice sent to you) and you will then receive a lunch ticket. * *Saturday Morning Breakout Sessions* We have lined up session speakers to talk about specific impacts of climate change in Minnesota in their area of expertise. We know it will be hard to choose, but these sessions will be happening concurrently. When we come back together after the breakout sessions we will be sharing a laser talk (brief and to the point talk) of what was covered in each session. Ecology and Recreation featuring Professor Lee Frelich from the University of Minnesota on Impacts on Minnesota Flora & Fauna Agriculture featuring Tara Ritter from the Institute on Agriculture & Trade Policy Health and Urban Life featuring Kristin Raab from the Minnesota Department of Health *Saturday evening skating party and community gathering* Cool Planet (www.coolplanetmn.org) is please to sponsor a skating party for conference attendees at Groveland Recreation Center (2021 St. Clair Ave, St. Paul 55105). Be sure to bring your skates! There are a limited number of skates available at the warming house to borrow – mostly kids’ sizes and a few women’s sizes (last report only one men’s size 10). If you’re in the market to buy a used pair of skates, I recommend Play it Again Sports<http://www.playitagainsports.com/locations> (145 Snelling Avenue N, St. Paul 55105). After skating we will gather in the party room at Davanni’s <http://www.davannis.com> on Grand and Cleveland Aves (41 Cleveland Ave S, St. Paul 55105) where you can purchase the food and beverage of your choice and enjoy the company of your fellow CCL participants. *Sunday* Location for Sunday is the same as Saturday. A light breakfast will again be served. We will end at noon. Whew! I think that’s all of it. See you soon! Mindy Ahler CCL Conference registration coordinator Co-Director, Cool Planet mindy [at] coolplanetmn.org www.coolplanetmn.org (o/h) 952-920-1547
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