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SEI-LACCD seminar on climate politics - Shared screen with speaker view
Beth Abels
11:27
Welcome!
Beth Abels
11:57
Our website is SEIlaccd.net
Denise Robb
13:14
Please make sure you have the correct name showing especially for my students.
Denise Robb
13:26
My students: please take notes you will write a short two page paper for extra credit
Niamh Heatherington
13:49
stream of consciousness?
Denise Robb
14:05
yep @Niamh stream of consciousness - perfect!
Niamh Heatherington
14:18
ok thank you
Beth Abels
15:24
Welcome
sharon
16:07
Thanks Denise for sharing your insights with us!
WALZERAH@laccd.edu
18:01
I agree with Greta. We need to speak out and risk being unpopular.
WALZERAH@laccd.edu
20:20
How can we get finance to take into account the impact of climate change on the economy?
Beth Abels
22:33
you can find resources on our SEI Website SEIlaccd.net
Denise Robb
26:53
Everyone please change your name to your actual name, thanks!
Rick
27:58
How do you do that?
Denise Robb
28:17
next to your name just click and one option is "rename"
Denise Robb
28:28
under Participants
Denise Robb
29:36
the hosts can rename you so let us know if you need a re naming
WALZERAH@laccd.edu
31:19
I'm hoping someone will talk about the Inflation Reduction Act which includes major subsidies to transition to renewable energy
Beth Abels
32:44
All articles will be posted on SEI website SEIlaccd.net
George Leddy SEI-LACCD
37:44
now you can rename yourself
Andrew Walzer
39:08
Parking
Craig Kramer
39:12
inflation
Lauren Saslow
39:13
gas prices
Eugenie Lewis
39:14
Housing
Beth Abels
39:16
inflation
Niamh Heatherington
39:16
gas prices
leslie Pro
39:21
housing
Beth Abels
44:56
You can change your zoom name now if you would like
Rick Mayock
47:23
I did that and now I can't see my name on the screen.
George Leddy SEI-LACCD
47:50
Go to rename and type in the zoom box.
Lauren Saslow
48:04
https://library.piercecollege.edu/fakenews
Rick Mayock
49:19
I did that but I still can't see my name on the screen.
Eivan Alinea
50:44
👍🏼
Rick Mayock
52:46
I may have inadvertently hidden my image. Can anyone tell me how to unhide myself?
George Leddy SEI-LACCD
53:33
Turn on the Stop Video in on the lower left next to the mic.
Artin Davidian (ELAC - E&T) Savage
54:07
Please submit our attendance for this worksop to the ELAC Professional Development Office, for us to receive our Flex credit.
George Leddy SEI-LACCD
54:40
Faculty went in through the VRC and got flextime that way.
Eugenie Lewis
54:52
Do you think the mainstream media casts doubt on climate solutions?
Lourdes Brent
55:11
For faculty who registered through the Vision Resource Center, your FLEX hours should be in your account.
Lourdes Brent
56:14
Recordings of this seminar and discussion will be posted on the Vision Resource Center and the Sustainable Environment Institute's website: www.seilaccd.net
George Leddy SEI-LACCD
56:28
MSM does a bad job of promoting renewables. They focus more on the dislocation that would follow the end of oil, coal and gas.
sharon
57:23
When we vote in November, are there resources for voting recommendations for people and policies that support climate solutions?
Eugenie Lewis
57:57
I am thinking about even New York Times, Washington Post, etc
Beth Abels
59:26
@sharon. Sierra Club always releases its recommendations - with climate change as the primary focus
Tracie Oken
01:01:43
What is your source for "real" news?
Eugenie Lewis
01:02:53
When climate solutions become complicated it seems easier to cast doubt and dilute efforts
sharon
01:03:12
@Beth - thanks do they have recs disaggregated out by state?
Lauren Saslow
01:03:57
https://www.allsides.com/media-bias/media-bias-chart
Beth Abels
01:05:27
@sharon- yes, right down to local offices
Lauren Saslow
01:06:38
https://lalcv.org/ has local voting recommendations
Denise Robb
01:11:58
12
Eugenie Lewis
01:12:01
16 years old
Beth Abels
01:12:02
10
alexandra wiesenfeld
01:12:08
8
Gwyneth Ringor
01:12:09
13
Niamh Heatherington
01:12:11
I feel like I still don't fully understand the severity
Stephanie Rock
01:12:12
10
Niamh Heatherington
01:12:25
like I know but it hasn't hit me
Craig Kramer
01:15:05
Read “Politics and the English Language" by Orwell.
Denise Robb
01:15:26
@Craig that sounds excellent
Denise Robb
01:15:53
yes! I totally understand that feeling
Eugenie Lewis
01:26:34
Is it possible to affect the money in politics that seem to work against public opinion that we need to do things about climate crisis? For example the challenge of passing the Build Back Better/IRA because of donations people made to Manchin, not to mention Republicans who universally don't vote for progressive climate legislation.
Denise Robb
01:29:33
@Eugnie, we've worked on limiting money in politics and the Supreme Court blocks us every single time. I helped write legislation that was overturned by the courts and with Citizens United v. FEC it's made it even more difficult. I'm hoping we will have some changes in the near future but I'm not hopeful about the current court.
Eugenie Lewis
01:30:23
@ Denise thank you for sharing this and your work!
Denise Robb
01:30:35
sure thing!
Denise Robb
01:32:32
Question for Aris: are other agencies as bureaucratic as LACCD? We won't have EV chargers still until May 2023. I find it frustrating for how long it takes things to happen (you were wonderful and helpful though)
Eugenie Lewis
01:35:00
Question: Where do we need to go next with climate policy after IRA?
Niamh Heatherington
01:36:38
is the slow pace due to lack of people/staff?
Niamh Heatherington
01:38:18
thank you
sharon
01:38:28
From the unions perspective the district office staff issues are challenging. Fewer staff more retirements. Seeing this with health benefits and retirement units too:(
Niamh Heatherington
01:39:53
no one wants to work in education anymore lol
Eugenie Lewis
01:40:02
There seems to be a workforce issue with implementing climate solutions
Denise Robb
01:40:22
@Niamh they should, it's truly the best job I've ever had. And the benefits are amazing
Niamh Heatherington
01:41:09
rewarding but tiring I bet
Denise Robb
01:41:37
@Niamh K-12 is much more exhausting. community college is fantastic.
Eugenie Lewis
01:41:54
Thank you for a great workshop
Alan Danaei
01:42:00
Thank you
Niamh Heatherington
01:42:09
thank you :)
Beraki Woldehaimanot
01:42:14
Thank you!
Beth Abels
01:42:18
Don’t forget SEIlaccd.edu
Stephanie Rock
01:42:19
Thank you!
Valerie Tobar
01:42:20
Thank you! it was so interesting :)
Danielle Sheppard
01:42:22
Thank you