GET UP AND TRYSeason 1: Episode 3
About This Epis0de
SPECIAL GUEST: Tia Nelson
Tia is internationally recognized as a tireless champion for environmental stewardship and climate change education. She spent 17 years with The Nature Conservancy as a policy advisor for Latin America and then, became the first director of the Global Climate Change Initiative. For this work, she received the EPA’s Climate Protection Award in 2000.
Tia later returned home to Wisconsin to serve as Executive Secretary to the Wisconsin Board of Commissioners of Public Lands, which included a gubernatorial appointment as co‐chair of Wisconsin’s Task Force on Global Warming.
On Tia’s Work
Outrider Foundation: Among the greatest threats to the future of humankind are nuclear weapons and global climate change. Outrider makes the bold claim that both threats can be overcome — and not just by policy makers but by people with the right tools and inspiration.
When the Earth Moves: Earth Day is everybody’s movement and this is a critical moment. Now is the time to come together to face our greatest environmental challenge. On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, bipartisan climate action has never been more important. Watch this short, 7-minute film to get inspired.
“Seeing social justice advocates and faith leaders and health officials working hand in hand to build a brighter future by thinking of the environment in this really wholistic way that involves the environment in the city, the environment in the countryside. That, to me, gives me a glimmer of hope.” – Tia Nelson
On Building Bridges:
WI’s Climate Change Task Force: A bipartisan group developing strategies to help WI reduce the effects of climate change. Our partner, RENEW Wisconsin, has compiled a list of ways for you to provide input and support to the task force through July 15.
republicEn: Conservatives, libertarians, and pragmatists of diverse political opinion that stand together because climate change is real, and we believe it’s our duty and opportunity to reduce the risks.
Sunrise Movement: An army of young people working to create millions of good jobs and stop climate change in the process.
Creation Care: Mobilizing the church to care for God’s creation. For more information, read Caring for Creation: The Evangelicals Guide to Climate Change and a Healthy Environment
On a Political Shift:
Midwest Programs and Policies That Work: Rise Up Midwest has compiled resources and supportive language highlighting successful Midwest energy programs and policies. We encourage you to use this content to assist with submitting comments to your government.
Yale Climate Communications Project: Conducts scientific research on public climate change knowledge, attitudes, policy preferences, and behavior, and the underlying psychological, cultural, and political factors that influence them.
Young Republicans on Climate Change: Explore research finding that Millennial Republicans are more likely to say global warming is happening, is human-caused, and most scientists agree it is happening.
Wisconsin Conservative Energy Forum: Markets have begun a cost-driven transition to renewable energy technologies, and conservatives are needed to lead an effort to secure affordable, reliable, clean, and efficient energy for WI ratepayers.
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