December Actions & Speaker - Dr. Carolyn Woo, Former CEO Of Catholic Relief Services
Each month, Citizens’ Climate Lobby supporters gather locally for a monthly meeting where we educate ourselves by listening to a guest speaker. In December, our speaker was Dr. Carolyn Woo, former CEO of Catholic Relief Services.
Playback options for meetings:Watch or download the video recording. Or listen to the podcast on PodBean or iTunes. Download Dr. Woo's slide deck.
December's Monthly Actions (click here to download the full sheet)
- Engage local faith-based congregations to take action
- Lead with the holiday season in your letter to the editor
- Bonus action: Fundraise this giving season to support our work
- Laser talk exercise: Columbia University Report on the Energy Innovation Act (see action sheet)
Our December guest knows something about leveraging the power of the faith community to address climate change. Earlier this year, Carolyn Woo spearheaded a dialogue at the Pontifical Academy of the Sciences on “The Energy Transition and Care for Our Common Home.” At the conclusion of the event, leaders from the energy sector and the global investment community released a statement saying, "The combination of policies and carbon pricing mechanisms should be designed in a way that simultaneously delivers innovation and investment in low carbon solutions while assisting those who are least able to pay." Woo, currently a Distinguished President’s Fellow for Global Development at Purdue University, served as President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services from 2012 to 2016. She was featured in the May/June 2013 issue of Foreign Policy as one of the 500 Most Powerful people on the planet and one of only 33 in the category of “a force for good.”