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Our Accomplishments in 2020

 

 

 

 

Community Outreach and Advocacy

Advocacy & Education

December 16, 2020: Lila Holzman, Julien Joy, and Caitlin Dickson were panelists for the Jobs with Jodi podcast. They shared their experiences working in the environmental sector and tips for other RPCVs looking for jobs in the environmental field.  

December 5 - 6, 2020: Virtual CCL Lobby Day Registration Info. More information can be found on the Peace Corps Action Team page.

July 12, 2020: Anotes' Ark Virtual Film followed with Q&A Fundraising Event. Raising awareness through film about how some countries, like Kiribati, are already threatened from climate change due to rising sea levels wiping away their homes. Just over $2,000 was donated to the Rotary Club of Tarawa. The Rotary Club of Tarawa used the money to build public toilets and shower facilities in different Kiribati villages. Read more about the money fund raised here

June 16-18, 2020: Virtual meetings with our Members of Congress.  Important effort to build and sustain relationships with them.

June 13, 2020: CCL Virtual Climate Change Conference | A Community Stronger Than COVID  from 1:00 – 5:00 PM EDT. Registration Info.  

 


 

Webinars

The first Thursday of every month join us on the virtual Zoom webinars

 

November 5, 2020: Webinar with Paul Thompson who presented a history of what Braver Angels is about and what they do with their HAT (Hold America Together) program. Braver Angels is an organization that brings conservatives and liberals together to find common ground to help decrease depolarization. The program focuses on signing the HAT letter and writing LTEs (Letters to Editor).

August 6, 2020: Webinar with Sarah Goodspeed who works at Climate Generation. She presented about how to share your personal climate story. Learn more about Climate Generation and Sarah Goodspeed here.

May 7, 2020: Webinar with Mike Kiernan who is a consultant for the NPCA. He reported about the results of the 2020 Global Issues Survey. The #1 priority issue found in the survey was Climate Change. 

 


 

Administrative

October 2020: Formation of the Communications Team (Caitlin Dickson, Kate Schachter, & Meredith Vostrejs, the Membership Team (Jeb Eddy, Mel Siegel, & Paul Thompson), and the Science/ Advisory Team (Sara Bower, Dylan Hinson, Tom Potter, and Mel Siegel.

September 22, 2020: The final copy of the Strategic Plan was finalized.