“Say This, Not That” : Countering Oil & Gas Misinformation

April 9 , 3:00 pm 4:00 pm EDT

For members of the Halt the Harm Network:

The oil and gas industry has been running misinformation and disinformation campaigns for decades. We’ve seen how effective they’ve been at distorting public perception: Even environmental groups and allies can unintentionally adopt pro-industry framing and language.

What are the best practices for campaign messages? What words should we avoid and what can we use instead?

Join us for a presentation and workshop with David Gold and Leah Zamesnik from the Environmental Polling Consortium to learn how to avoid industry messaging and sharpen your campaign messaging.

March 20 , 1:00 pm 2:00 pm EDT

Media shapes the public discourse on climate action and some of the political narrative around potential solutions. To that end, environmental advocates and policy leaders play an important role in providing journalists with accurate information on how to respond to today’s challenges. Why, then, are our media outlets full of misinformation and misleading sensationalism? In this interactive panel discussion, advocates Anjuli Ramos, of the Sierra Club, and Marcus Sibley and Nicole Miller of the New Jersey Progressive Equitable Energy Coalition (NJPEEC) will talk with one of our conference co-chairs, Meg McGuire, SEJ member Lauren Yates and the new executive director of the SEJ, Aparna Mukherjee, on what can and should be done to ensure fair, accurate and useful reporting around climate action.

February 12, 2023 , 12:00 pm 2:00 pm EDT

We can achieve a world without plastic pollution but we need to build a bigger, more powerful grassroots movement to do it.

How can you help? That’s easy! Just register for the upcoming Beyond Plastics Trainings for Local Groups and Affiliates to learn practical and powerful ways to end plastic pollution and engage your larger community.

This online training is divided into two sessions that are each two hours long. You must complete both sessions, but you can attend them in any order you wish, and they are each offered twice to ensure you can find a time that works with your schedule.

We will cover the following: 

  • Plastics 101 – Your background and guide to the plastics crisis, how it evolved, and what changes are necessary to solve it (spoiler alert: those changes are regulatory!);

  • Ready, set, action! – How ordinary people can make legislative change. Figure out who your elected representatives are, what powers they hold, and how to meet with them;

  • Essential media skills, such as how to hold a press conference, draft a strong news release, and write a letter to the editor that will get published;

  • Grassroots organizing skills, including organizing constituent meetings and call-in days;

  • Community education, such as how to host a virtual panel event; and

  • Many more skills and strategies you can use to make any campaign more effective. 

Are you in?

Please choose the two dates below that work best for you and click below now to register via Zoom, then add the log-in information Zoom provides to your calendar.

Atencion hispanohablantes

Si necesita una traducción al español, envíe un correo electrónico a Megan a meganwolff2@bennington.edu.

Session 2: The ABC’s of Activism

Please choose whichever one of the two dates below works best with your schedule and register now via Zoom. PLEASE CHOOSE ONLY ONE OF THE OPTIONS BELOW.

Each session uses a different link. Once you’ve registered via Zoom, don’t forget to add the two trainings to your calendar.

Please note: These trainings are geared toward people in the United States, where Beyond Plastics has deep experience with policy change. People from other countries are welcome to take part, but we most likely will not be able to support you in seeking regulatory change in your own country. We also regret that we cannot offer translation in languages other than Spanish at this time.

February 11, 2023 , 12:00 pm 2:00 pm EDT

We can achieve a world without plastic pollution but we need to build a bigger, more powerful grassroots movement to do it.

How can you help? That’s easy! Just register for the upcoming Beyond Plastics Trainings for Local Groups and Affiliates to learn practical and powerful ways to end plastic pollution and engage your larger community.

This online training is divided into two sessions that are each two hours long. You must complete both sessions, but you can attend them in any order you wish, and they are each offered twice to ensure you can find a time that works with your schedule.

We will cover the following: 

  • Plastics 101 – Your background and guide to the plastics crisis, how it evolved, and what changes are necessary to solve it (spoiler alert: those changes are regulatory!);

  • Ready, set, action! – How ordinary people can make legislative change. Figure out who your elected representatives are, what powers they hold, and how to meet with them;

  • Essential media skills, such as how to hold a press conference, draft a strong news release, and write a letter to the editor that will get published;

  • Grassroots organizing skills, including organizing constituent meetings and call-in days;

  • Community education, such as how to host a virtual panel event; and

  • Many more skills and strategies you can use to make any campaign more effective. 

Are you in?

Please choose the two dates below that work best for you and click below now to register via Zoom, then add the log-in information Zoom provides to your calendar.

Atencion hispanohablantes

Si necesita una traducción al español, envíe un correo electrónico a Megan a meganwolff2@bennington.edu.

Session 1: Laying the Foundation

Please choose whichever one of the two dates below works best with your schedule and register now via Zoom. PLEASE CHOOSE ONLY ONE OF THE OPTIONS BELOW.

Please note: These trainings are geared toward people in the United States, where Beyond Plastics has deep experience with policy change. People from other countries are welcome to take part, but we most likely will not be able to support you in seeking regulatory change in your own country. We also regret that we cannot offer translation in languages other than Spanish at this time.

The Independent
July 22, 2021