How to Talk About Climate Change — CHA's 2020 Earth Day Webinar

Co-sponsored by the Catholic Climate Covenant
April 13, 2020
2 – 3 p.m. ET


April 13, 2020
2 – 3 p.m. ET

Registration Fee
CHA Members: Free
Nonmembers: Free

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Most Americans understand that climate change is real and are concerned about it. But most still see climate change as a threat not concerning them personally, in both time and place, and as something that threatens the future of polar bears but not necessarily people. The reality, however, is starkly different: Climate change is already causing problems in communities in every region of our nation, and from a doctor's perspective, it's harming our health.

CHA's 2020 Earth Day webinar, titled "How to Talk About Climate Change," features Dr. Edward Maibach, a communication scientist who is an expert in the uses of strategic communication and social marketing to address climate change and related public health challenges. Sharing results of recent research testing of language to help professionals talk about climate solutions as health solutions as well as much more of his expertise, Dr. Maibach will guide webinar participants on how to talk about climate change — to their colleagues, neighbors and policy makers.

In addition to the communications conversation, in honor of the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato si', CHA is joining the Catholic Climate Covenant (CCC) in the Catholic Climate Project. Jose Aguto, associate director of the CCC, will join in the webinar to describe how CHA members can participate in this church-wide celebration.

Don't worry if you cannot attend the live event. CHA will record the webinar and share the recording with all who are registered — so please register today for this webinar — which is FREE for all.

Can't wait to learn more before the webinar? 
Here are a few items from Dr. Maibach's work that you can review:



Edward Maibach, Ph.D., MPH
Director, Center for Climate Change Communication
George Mason University


Dr. Edward Maibach is a distinguished university professor at George Mason University and the director of the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication. His research focuses on public understanding of climate change and clean energy; the psychology underlying public engagement; and cultivating TV weathercasters, health professionals and climate scientists as effective climate educators.



Jose Aguto
Associate Director
Catholic Climate Covenant


Jose Aguto is the associate director of the Catholic Climate Covenant, seeking to further the mission of caring for creation and for our vulnerable neighbors, consistent with the calls of the Catholic Church expressed in recent times by St. John Paul II, Pope Benedict and Pope Francis.

Who Should Attend?

This webinar will be relevant for anyone who is interested in environmental stewardship and sustainability, specifically:

  • Communications and marketing staff
  • Advocacy staff
  • Mission leaders
  • Green Team members
  • Environmental services staff
  • COOs

Certificate of Attendance

Please note: CHA does not offer Continuing Education Units (CEU) for any programs. Participants will receive an email with information on how to acquire a Certificate of Attendance following the program (typically included in the program evaluation email). Certificates of Attendance may be submitted to relevant organizations that accept proof of contact hours as credit. These include:

American College of Healthcare Executives: American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) members may self-report qualifying CEUs using the contact hour information provided on their CHA Certificate of Attendance. To self-report, log in as a member on the ACHE site; use the link on the left-hand side to self-report applicable contact hours for CEU credit.

NACC Board Certified Chaplains: National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) board certified chaplain members may self-report their continuing education hours (CEH's) using the contact hours information provided on their CHA Certificate of Attendance.

For further information regarding Certificates of Attendance, please contact Danette Thompson, (314) 253-3408.

Participant / Site Coordinator Role

As a participant, you will receive dial-in instructions and webinar materials one week prior to the webinar via email. These materials will come to you from "CHA Service Center," so please watch for that email address. Be sure to have these materials ready the day of the webinar so that you can easily access the event and utilize the materials. If you have registered and are convening a group of participants, please consider yourself the "site coordinator" and review the following suggested recommendations for serving in that role on behalf of the group.

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CHA Member Benefit

CHA's webinars are designed to offer timely, convenient, relevant, cost-effective education about key topics and issues.

Can't Participate in the Live Event?

Don’t worry if you cannot attend the live event. CHA will record the webinar and share the recording with all who are registered — so please register today for this webinar — which is FREE for all.


For more information contact the CHA Service Center or Julie Trocchio, senior director, community benefit and continuing care.