As April approaches, plans for Power Dialogs around the nation are becoming solidified. To make things a bit easier for state organizers in the midst of event planning, we will begin sharing best practices from from Power Dialogs across the country. Below is an example from Michigan State University of one tool–eventbrite–that is a great way to encourage interest and gauge possible event turnout. (This email was sent out before the events in the Supreme Court over the last few weeks)
Michigan State University’s Sustainability department invites you to participate in a national dialog on energy being hosted at universities across the United States.
The Power Dialog will engage approximately 10,000 students in face-to-face dialog with state-level regulators and policy experts in all fifty states. The topic? Implementing the Clean Power Plan, requiring 32% cuts in global warming pollution by 2030.
Michigan’s Power Dialog event will be hosted on the campus of Michigan State University. The event will take place onMonday, April 4, 2016, from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the Life Sciences Building at MSU. Students from colleges and universities across the state of Michigan studying energy and environmental policy are invited to attend and participate in this important discussion. We ask faculty to register the number of students from their class who plan to attend.
REGISTER HERE: https://powerdialogmichigan.eventbrite.com
The dialog model is simple: A two-hour conversation with the state energy policy officials that influence or implement planning for the power plan and students from classes across the state who have been studying elements of the clean power plan in their courses. This is not a lobbying or advocacy event, but rather a way to engage our students in a unique and important learning opportunity.
More detail on the national event can be found at http://www.bard.edu/cep/powerdialog/
We look forward to seeing you at the event! Please feel free to share this information with other faculty in your institution that you think might be interested.