CLF Teleconference Archive | Conservation Law Foundation

Solving Our Trash Problems

Trash is everywhere; it’s in our homes, schools, offices, communities, and the environment. There’s so much waste that we often miss its full scale in our lives. All of this trash is polluting. It harms our land, water, and air; threatens the health of our communities; and adds to the climate crisis. But our trash problem and its dangers are all preventable. We have the tools right now to take action and reform our waste system.

To address our waste disaster, hear from our expert panelists as they break down the reasons our waste systems are failing and how zero-waste programs can help.

Kevin Budris, CLF Staff Attorney, Zero Waste Project
Sarah Levy, Owner of Cleenland, a low-waste shop in Cambridge, Massachusetts

This live panel discussion was recorded on March 10, 2020. Watch it on Facebook.


Post-Election Roundup

The 2018 midterm elections were a big deal for Washington, but they also brought significant changes in leadership here in New England. Maine and Connecticut have new governors for the first time in eight years, and incumbents in every other New England state were vying for a second term.

Hear from CLF experts and our partners on what this all means for New Englanders – and for our environment.

Brad Campbell, CLF President
James Hoyte, Tremont Strategies Group Senior Advisor
Emily Green, CLF Staff Attorney

This teleconference was recorded on November 7, 2018. Watch it on Facebook, click below to play or download it here (right-click and choose “Save Link As.”) 


Saving North Atlantic Right Whales

Last year, 17 North Atlantic right whales died out of a total population of barely 460. Even one whale death is a catastrophe with numbers so low, but 17 is a crisis, one that has put this already endangered species on the brink of extinction in our lifetimes. In this teleconference, we discuss what makes North Atlantic right whales so unique, why they face this crisis today, and what can be done to try to save them.

Brian Skerry, Photojournalist, National Geographic
Scott Kraus, Vice President and Senior Advisor for the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium
Erica Fuller, Senior Attorney for CLF

This teleconference was recorded on April 10, 2018. Watch it on Facebook, click below to play or download it here (right-click and choose “Save Link As.”) 


Building a Climate-Ready New England

As the impacts of climate change begin hitting New England communities, the storms will only get stronger, the weather more erratic, and the consequences more severe. Are our communities preparing for these impacts? Hear from CLF and our partners about the risks and opportunities facing New England’s waterfront communities and how we’re working together to ensure they remain vibrant and resilient.

Elena Mihaly, Staff Attorney
Deanna Moran, Director of Environmental Planning
Isaac Hodes, Lynn United for Change

This teleconference was recorded on January 31, 2018. Click below to play or download it here (right-click and choose “Save Link As.”) 

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Forward Motion in the Age of Trump

Over the past year, the news has been dominated by the Trump administration’s proposed – and unprecedented – rollbacks of public health and environmental protections. Even as Conservation Law Foundation has sounded the alarm on the impacts these rollbacks will have on New England communities, we have been taking action here at home to blunt their impacts and make meaningful headway on key issues at the local, state, and regional level.

In this teleconference, hear about this year’s most significant milestones, how pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord has galvanized New Englanders, the challenges and opportunities ahead, and much more.

Brad Campbell, President
Tom Irwin, Vice President and Director, CLF New Hampshire
Deanna Moran, Director of Environmental Planning
Carol Gregory, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Interim Director, CLF Massachusetts

This teleconference was recorded on December 14, 2017. Click below to play or download it here (right-click and choose “Save Link As.”) 


Preventing Childhood Lead Poisoning

It’s estimated that more than 500,000 preschool-age children across the U.S. are poisoned by lead every year. While lead may have been banned from our paint and gasoline decades ago, its presence in our homes and our environment is persistent and pervasive. Lead poisoning changes young lives forever – even low levels of exposure can cause irreversible health problems when left untreated.

So how can we solve this critical – yet entirely preventable – problem once and for all? Listen to or watch our special teleconference to find out the steps we’re taking, and how you can help.

Tom Irwin, Vice President and Director, CLF New Hampshire
Dr. William Storo, Pediatrician and Immediate Past President, NH Pediatric Society
Kate Kirkwood, K. Kirkwood Consulting, LLC, Lead-Edu

This teleconference was recorded on October 24, 2017. Click below to play or download it here (right-click and choose “Save Link As.”) You can also view the Facebook Live recording here.


Sustainable Fisheries

Here in New England, a driving factor behind the success of our coastal economies is the health and sustainability of our local fisheries. So when someone abuses the system as egregiously as fishing magnate Carlos Rafael has, it can have far-reaching impacts for the region. In this teleconference, we discuss the case, how to ensure it doesn’t happen again, and how can we build strong, sustainable fisheries that face additional threats from climate change and ocean acidification.

Megan Herzog, Staff Attorney, Conservation Law Foundation
Togue Brawn, Downeast Dayboat
Patrick Shepard, Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries
Peter Shelley, Senior Counsel, Conservation Law Foundation

This teleconference was recorded on September 13, 2017. Click below to play or download it here (right-click and choose “Save Link As.”) You can also view the Facebook Live recording here.


What’s in the Water

With the Trump administration planning potentially drastic cuts to EPA’s budget, we discuss the progress local towns and states are making in cleaning up our waters, our efforts to counter regressive policies in Washington, and the risks posed by new contaminants, blue-green algae blooms, and climate change.

Brad Campbell, President, Conservation Law Foundation
Carol Gregory, Interim Director, CLF Massachusetts; Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Jeff Barnum, Great Bay–Piscataqua Waterkeeper
Rebekah Weber, Lake Champlain Lakekeeper

This teleconference was recorded on March 9, 2017. Click below to play or download it here (right-click and choose “Save Link As.”)


Trump’s First 100 Days

As we start 2017, we face a very different world than we did this same time last year. On the one hand, we’re about to inaugurate a president who claims that climate change is a hoax and whose cabinet picks have promised to roll back the environmental progress we have all fought for over the past 50 years.

At the same time, despite the bluster of our President-elect, countries around the globe, along with governors and mayors across the country, have never been more united in their commitment to fighting climate change, the biggest threat of our lifetimes.

Featuring:
Brad Campbell, President, Conservation Law Foundation
Greg Cunningham, Vice President and Director, Climate Change and Clean Energy
Heather Murray, Staff Attorney
Megan Herzog, Staff Attorney

This teleconference was recorded on January 18, 2017. Click below to play or download it here (right-click and choose “Save Link As.”)

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Massachusetts’ Pivotal Clean Energy Bill

Massachusetts is at a pivotal point in its energy future. The highly anticipated energy omnibus bill is in the final stretch. Find out what’s being proposed that would make Massachusetts a clean energy leader: What is the role of hydropower and offshore wind? Does this bill address our overreliance on natural gas? How does this bill ensure our clean energy future is one that’s affordable?

This teleconference was recorded on July 21, 2016. Click below to play or download it here (right-click and choose “Save Link As.”)