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Audubon Campaigns Webinar Series: Identifying a Decision Maker and Understanding Power vs. Influence - Shared screen with speaker view
Jaime Sigaran
27:45
Hi Kathleen, welcome! We are excited to have you.
Carree Michel
29:21
SF Bay Area and yes to the last webinar
Jaime Sigaran
29:22
Hi Alison! Wow, you already showing us your organizing skills. Super important to campaigns!
Amanda Mourant
29:26
Thank you for joining!
David Eslinger
29:35
Hello all, I'm from Summerville, SC. Missed the January meeting unfortunately.
Amanda Mourant
29:47
Yay! I am from Miami and delighted to hear this news!
Jill Bartelt
29:49
Jill, Illinois. Joined in January.
Erin Perez
29:58
Chicago, IL, and I attended the January webinar
Susan Wallace
30:04
Hi. I'm from Sacramento and did attend in January.
Enayah Rahman
30:04
I'm from D.C.
Jill Johnson
30:05
folks from Pendleton Oregon
Andrew Hunter
30:06
Melbourne, Aus from the BirdLife Aus office
Alex Smolyanskaya
30:06
Hi! SF Bay and I attended in Jan.
Ashley Ihrke
30:11
Hello! I am in Clarksville, TN and was able to be on the January webinar as well!
Kathy Fell
30:15
Bassett, Virginia... yes attended in Jan
Jaime Sigaran
30:20
Watch party!!!
Jeannie Tsairis
30:25
Jeannie Brett, Ennis, MT
Radish XVX
30:38
Hi! I’m from Portland, OR, and this is my first webinar with you all! :)
Alison Enchelmaier
30:41
Hi, Alison here! I attended the January webinar and I’m from Miami!
annejestadt
30:42
Boise, Idaho - attending for the first time, excited!
Lesley Handa
30:43
Hello everyone, this is Lesley Handa from San Diego and San Diego Audubon! I attended in January.
Kristin O'CONNOR
30:51
hi! I'm from Upton, Massachusetts. How can I watch the first webinar?
Amanda Mourant
30:57
The first webinar was also recorded, and we will be sending along the links as a follow-up. Thank you! You can also send emails to campaigns@audubon.org if you have any additional questions.
Enayah Rahman
31:02
I'm Enayah from D.C., this is my first time here!
Maureen Lahiff
31:21
Maureen, Oakland CA; I attended in Jan.
Y Leevy
31:56
Awesome photo.
Jaime Sigaran
32:28
Thank you, Feminist Bird Club from California!
Y Leevy
32:38
Theirs just My husband and I here in Monticello, Florida We are the flock.
Amanda Mourant
32:58
That’s a great flock! So glad you are joining us.
Jaime Sigaran
33:14
Share your #FindYourFlock photos with us! Send them to campaigns@audubon.org and your photo may be in our next webinar!
Jaime Sigaran
33:59
Office hours are coming soon! We will keep you posted when they launch.
Amanda Mourant
34:26
HOA = Home Owners Association
Jill Johnson
34:47
power: the ability to get something done
Wally Elton
34:56
Power: When we speak, people listen.
David Eslinger
34:56
In this context, power is the ability to make a decision, or influence those who can make one.
Faith Fleming
35:26
money helps
Y Leevy
35:54
We are rewilding our community and we ourselves are paying it out of pocket, no local help but seeing things getting done is what folks need to see and when they see my blind husband out there people do tend to stare … LOL
Amanda Mourant
36:07
This will be an hour long, ending at 9pm ET.
Faith Fleming
36:32
Elaine Stachera Simon
37:06
Power to the Plovers!
Jaime Sigaran
37:28
Power can feel adversarial and uncomfortable, but in the context of campaigns we have to think about our ability to enact change, and achieve purpose. Put simply, getting someone to do something they would otherwise not do.
Enayah Rahman
37:33
what's a good way to make windows 'bird resistant' for renters?
Y Leevy
38:13
What we must learn and share and remember WE The People Are The Power Not Just Our Government. :)
Lesley Handa
38:14
Enayah, do you mean bird safe windows?
Amanda Mourant
38:30
Please keep the questions coming. We will answer within the webinar, or will follow up afterwards with more information.
Enayah Rahman
38:38
Yeah, I forgot for a second what it was called.
Y Leevy
39:46
Lesley bird vision is ultra violet so reflective tape works well and of course there is special glass you can buy as well.
Lesley Handa
40:44
American Bird Conservancy has put together some good resources on their website that you may want to check out.
Audrey Fischer
41:10
thanks to all for caring enough to help make a difference!
Jaime Sigaran
41:17
Corporations care about money, politicians care about votes, and decisions care about their self interest and public image.
Jaime Sigaran
41:27
decision-makers*
Lesley Handa
42:05
Thanks for the support Audrey!
Audrey Fischer
42:22
I live in Chicago. I am working to reduce the light pollution effects on birds.
Lesley Handa
42:50
awesome, keep up the good work!
Jaime Sigaran
43:07
Critical point to make: Influence does not build power
Elaine Stachera Simon
43:09
People can be educated and still not do the right thing, it seems, based on their own interests — money more than anything.
Amanda Mourant
43:29
Thanks for following up. Should be quiet now.
Amanda Mourant
43:43
Appreciate your ongoing feedback.
Y Leevy
43:57
campaigns if your going into Corporations - it takes big monies, however grass root campaigns can be done and very easy to start We The People Hold the power it is just a matter of getting up off the butt and getting it done.
Jaime Sigaran
45:29
Yes, we can build our power by organizing and taking action.
Amanda Mourant
46:06
Our website has a lot of information on which bird species are most at risk. We will follow along with links after the webinar
Amanda Mourant
46:24
You can use this tool to find impacts near you and learn about climate impacted birds: https://www.audubon.org/climate/survivalbydegrees#climate2-survival-search
Jill Bartelt
46:30
Is National Audubon planning any nationwide rallies (like the student climate movement this past fall, for instance)?
Amanda Mourant
46:46
That IS you! I am so glad you are here for this webinar
Amanda Mourant
46:56
We are thinking of you. Hugs.
Elaine Stachera Simon
47:27
Interest convergence…
Y Leevy
47:43
Politics really hold no place in wildlife conservation, sadly it seems that's what Audubon tells us. But We seasoned (20+ yrs) members know that it is grass root power that kicks things off. We need to come together.
Audrey Fischer
47:47
Will Audubon be part of the United Nations proposal to make 30%of the planet eco-friendly by 2030,and 50%of the planet by 2050? this could be a global effort. I will see what I can do locally.30%of my state, county, city, park, home owners, golf courses, etc be eco-friendly by 2030
Amanda Mourant
50:50
You just made me smile! She sure does.
Jaime Sigaran
51:19
Look at Audubon Washington!
Amanda Mourant
51:40
Power is something positive!
Kristin O'CONNOR
53:25
what is mbta?
Lesley Handa
53:32
Migratory bird treaty act
Jill Bartelt
53:40
migratory bird treaty act (1918)
Kristin O'CONNOR
53:50
thanks!
Carree Michel
53:54
Migratory Bird Treaty Act
Y Leevy
54:51
The policies don't work unless there is Millions of Dollars behind it and yet the monies are there. And again the bills are failing and it might be because no one want to use the POWER to get out there and do the work ourselves it can be done and it is legal.
Lesley Handa
55:37
MBTA is one of our most important protections that we have in place for almost all of the bird species that occur in the United States. It is imperative that we protect the MBTA so that we can continue to protect birds in the future.
Vincent Brancato
55:52
I like what I am hearing but I am curious where Audubon was in the fight against fracking in New York State or fighting Fracking wastes in Connecticut - structural power can include groups like 350.org or Food and Water Watch etc and Audubon doesn’t seem to mobilize to support these somewhat indirect protection for birds and their habitat
Jaime Sigaran
57:41
We start by believing, then organizing into groups, than those groups get bigger and work in coalitions. And, it starts with you believing that you have the ability to make a difference.
Y Leevy
58:05
We can make a big difference even if it means setting out bird feeders, sharing photo's, teaching and sharing at schools Senior home, hospitals and such this is POWER of grass roots.
Y Leevy
58:47
There are grants if you need to go that route. Just research it out.
Lesley Handa
58:51
Local Audubons vary with involvement in coalitions. Out here at SDAS we work with other local groups frequently on advocacy issues, Sierra Club, California Native Plant Society, and 350.org to name a few.
Kristin O'CONNOR
01:00:17
think dirty is a great app to help us make better choices in purchases.
Amanda Mourant
01:00:21
You are NOT forgotten! :)
Y Leevy
01:01:13
If we can work together as a unit or like fingers on the human hand we can get more done
Lesley Handa
01:02:11
oh no the terns!
Jaime Sigaran
01:02:29
Individual actions are important, but changing those boundaries or barriers requires us to challenge or change existing conditions we work or live in.
Amanda Mourant
01:02:37
Don’t worry they are safe! <3
Carolyn Monastra
01:03:22
We need to keep our legislators involved and accountable!
Lesley Handa
01:03:44
haha! They are really awesome! I'd love to make one to hold up if we ever do a public speaking event at SDAS.
Jaime Sigaran
01:04:00
Agree with you there Carolyn!
Amanda Mourant
01:04:25
Sounds good. They even flap their little wings.
Lesley Handa
01:04:47
that is so cool!
Lesley Handa
01:05:23
This is a really helpful slide.
Enayah Rahman
01:06:05
which manual?
Jaime Sigaran
01:06:19
Judy, they are talking about the BEST Act which is a federal piece of legislation supporting battery storage technology.
Kristin O'CONNOR
01:07:28
She mentioned a downloadable campaign manual. Is that easy to find on Audibon's website?
Amanda Mourant
01:07:58
We have an advocacy manual and you can download it here: audubon.org/campaignmanual
Amanda Mourant
01:08:59
We will also be sharing this link in the follow-up email we will send around to you. The manual includes fundamental campaign skills and lots of useful tactics. Definitely worth downloading and using for your campaign planning. And we are here to help!
Jaime Sigaran
01:09:04
Do any financial influences stand out?
Y Leevy
01:11:55
Congress, really can't get things done right now because our leader (s) have no interest.
Lesley Handa
01:11:59
Being appreciative and thankful goes a long way.
Lesley Handa
01:13:18
That is awesome! Great work you guys!
Elaine Stachera Simon
01:13:36
Agreed. This is an excellent example.
Lesley Handa
01:14:17
Celebrate every single win everyone! Conservation successes are rare.
Lesley Handa
01:14:51
<3 Scoter
Y Leevy
01:15:20
Yes we do, in Africa they have had river fires due to oil drilling
Y Leevy
01:17:06
Rewilding must be done and it starts at home.
Amanda Mourant
01:17:34
You can also ask questions here! If we don’t get to them tonight, we will follow up.
Y Leevy
01:18:04
lets call it Agent Orange spay as we know it
Amanda Mourant
01:18:19
Download the ADVOCACY campaigns manual here: audubon.org/campaignmanual
Lesley Handa
01:18:25
YES!!!
Kristin O'CONNOR
01:18:55
You mentioned a top 20 CO2 producers...who are they? Were you referring to companies or countries.
Lesley Handa
01:19:05
FIND YOUR FLOCK!
Y Leevy
01:19:46
exxon, dupont, and the list goes on.
Y Leevy
01:19:54
GOOGLE IT
Y Leevy
01:20:52
Walmart donates to most local causes when it come to wildlife conservation
Alison Enchelmaier
01:20:56
What are some examples of successful environmental campaigns (from the 70s and modern) we can look to as examples?
Amanda Mourant
01:21:11
Just mentioned on the call: opensecrets.org, and the Federal Election Commission (FEC)
Alison Enchelmaier
01:21:31
Where’s the best place to see how federal elected officials vote?
Y Leevy
01:21:44
Our Local Audubon are never there and they don't answer the phone or letters.
Enayah Rahman
01:22:00
I'm not an Audubon member (yet). can I still attend events at my local chapter?
Todd Punke
01:22:13
Followthemoney.org
Y Leevy
01:22:30
So we do it the old fashion way, meaning walking out the front door and getting it done .
Kathy Fell
01:22:30
what is different now from the 60s is the number of home owners who have replaced all the native plants with non-native invasive plants. By eliminating the larval host plants for butterfly and moth caterpillars, we are starving the next generation of birds. This will require individual choices to fix, in addition to governmental regulation over industry.
Carolyn Monastra
01:22:36
The LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS SCORECARD is a great place to find out how legislators have voted on eco issues:
Carolyn Monastra
01:22:36
https://scorecard.lcv.org/
Jill Bartelt
01:22:40
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes
Amanda Mourant
01:23:05
Yes, you should be. Have you found the information about your local chapter? You can get in touch with them directly for all the details
Amanda Mourant
01:23:31
You can use this page to find those details: https://www.audubon.org/about/audubon-near-you
Jaime Sigaran
01:23:43
Ballotpedia and Votesmart are great tools too!
Y Leevy
01:23:52
We in Florida have done a lot of Rewilding (Renewing) plants, animals insects as well. and cleaning our water ways.
Enayah Rahman
01:24:10
I'll try. One more thing, I am closer to a chapter in a different state than to the one in my own. Can I still join?
Amanda Mourant
01:24:17
Great resources! Thank you. If we don’t get to your question here, we will follow up. You can also email campaigns@audubon.org if you think of a question later, or need more information
Amanda Mourant
01:24:23
Yes, that should be fine!
Amanda Mourant
01:24:31
Great resources! Thank you. If we don’t get to your question here, we will follow up. You can also email campaigns@audubon.org if you think of a question later, or need more information
Y Leevy
01:24:34
Enayah the answer is yes.
Enayah Rahman
01:24:44
Thank you
Kristin O'CONNOR
01:24:58
when is the next webinar?
Amanda Mourant
01:24:59
For those who need to find Audubon locally, here is a page to search and get more information: https://www.audubon.org/about/audubon-near-you
Y Leevy
01:25:18
Enayah also check out Cornell Labs.
Amanda Mourant
01:25:23
The next webinar is March 10 at 8pm.
Amanda Mourant
01:25:44
Thank you! This means so much to us
Morgan Moore
01:25:51
8pm Eastern Time I'm assuming!
Jaime Sigaran
01:25:55
Yes!
Y Leevy
01:26:08
We do have a site with Cornell Labs and Ebird.com
Y Leevy
01:26:58
We are seeking members on Twitter @soaringshayndel (Retired Backyard Birders)
Lesley Handa
01:27:21
Thanks for doing this meeting later in the evening. I know its late for you folks on the east coast but it is very much appreciated that this call takes place after work hours.
Y Leevy
01:27:25
Membership is free of charge. find us.
Enayah Rahman
01:28:06
Should I use the Audubon app or Ebird? Ebird is a bit too complex for me (I'm new to this) but I still want to have my observations counted.
Jaime Sigaran
01:28:20
Don't make assumptions! Being brave for birds means we have to engage and empower everyone
Elaine Stachera Simon
01:28:41
I wear heels and lipstick… :) … and I love birds.
Jaime Sigaran
01:28:52
You go, Elaine!
Elaine Stachera Simon
01:28:56
:D
Amanda Mourant
01:29:23
Manual is here: audubon.org/campaignmanual
Amanda Mourant
01:29:32
Manual is here: audubon.org/campaignmanual
Amanda Mourant
01:29:44
If you have further questions or need help, email us: campaigns@audubon.org
Amanda Mourant
01:29:47
We are here to help you!
Jaime Sigaran
01:29:58
Talk to your chapter, look into starting an advocacy committee, and identify two things you want to change!
Y Leevy
01:30:04
Good night from Jefferson County Florida Retired Backyard Birders (Eco-Conservationists)
Amanda Mourant
01:30:11
And.. don’t forget to grab your friends, make a “Find Your Flock” sign - and take a picture! Email it to us at campaigns@audubon.org!
Morgan Moore
01:30:23
Enayah, I recommend you do both apps! eBird is good for tracking what YOU see. Audubon is great for figuring out WHAT you are seeing. And if you make a checklist on eBird, the Audubon app will use it to show others what birds are being seen in your area in real time.
Jaime Sigaran
01:30:31
First office hour is coming soon! Keep an eye in your inbox.
Christine Kline
01:30:34
I am the co-chair for a children's birding festival called Wings Over Weston. It is the largest one-day birding festival in the entire Midwest and is a partnership between Audubon and MO State Parks. Has anyone adapted this to children? What can children do to be a voice at the local and state levels? I've been contemplating adding something like this to our festival. :)
Kim Brand
01:30:49
Thank you campaigns team and everyone who joined the flock tonight!
Alison Enchelmaier
01:30:50
Thank you so much for holding these webinars!
Amanda Mourant
01:30:52
THANK YOU for joining us tonight! See you next time.
Jaime Sigaran
01:30:54
Send us your #FindYourFlock photos! This is how we demonstrate our power
Enayah Rahman
01:30:58
Thanks morgan. will it add to my Audubon Life list?
Jaime Sigaran
01:31:06
Thank youuuuu all!!!
Lesley Handa
01:31:14
You guys are awesome, I really appreciate the resources. Thanks for teaching us and empowering us to fight for the birds in our own regions. I plan to share this information that I learned today with the SDAS conservation committee.
Y Leevy
01:31:18
Christine find us on Twitter
Kristin O'CONNOR
01:31:27
Thank you for your service and positive, hopeful energy!
Morgan Moore
01:31:27
Not sure about that Enayah, sorry! But give it a try. eBird will track your list I believe.
Amanda Mourant
01:31:34
Goodnight, all! Talk real soon.
Jaime Sigaran
01:31:36
Have a wonderful night!
Enayah Rahman
01:31:36
It's fine. thanks