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Why This Autumn Will Be a Hot Time for Climate Leadership and Solutions

As I write this, the world just had its hottest month in recorded history. Here in Washington D.C, where July is normally our hottest month of the year, we had our sixth hottest July on record. Our unusually hot days are combining with the quieter, less frenetic pace of activity that D.C. usually experiences in […]

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How Marketing Strategies Can Help Eliminate Roadblocks to Climate Action

What would you be willing to do to help fight climate change? Would you buy an electric car? Search for eco-friendly lodgings for your next vacation? Pay a small fee to offset the carbon footprint of the company you’re buying goods from?   If you’re like most Americans, your decisions are less a reflection of […]

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(VIDEO) Learn Why Our Upcoming Climate Communications Webinar Is a Must-Attend

Talking about climate change doesn’t have to be challenging. Americans know the climate around them is changing, and they want information and solutions that inspire confidence and are consistent with their values and beliefs. You just need to know the right way to connect.   Attend our free webinar, 15 Steps to Create Effective Climate […]

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Sustainability Needs an Olympic Effort

The Solution Generation/ACCU climate leadership award supports academic institutions that “Go for the Gold.”   Watching the Olympics this week, I was struck by the level of excellence, dedication, and superiority of our American athletes. These women and men showed up to the games to bring home medals. The months and years of training really […]

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Climate Change Messages Are Hitting The Mainstream – But They Could Be Much Stronger

Over the past twelve months, governments have made enormous progress in working towards climate change solutions. The historic international agreement reached in Paris at COP 21, unprecedented bilateral agreements made between China and the United States to reduce emissions, President Obama’s Clean Power Plan focusing on transitioning to renewables in states and regions, and even […]

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Why It’s More Important Than Ever to Motivate Millennials on Climate Change

As we mentioned in a previous post, climate change is emerging as a key issue in the Presidential campaigns. According to Gene Karpinski of the League of Conservation Voters, “The elevated conversation about climate change in this election is truly historic.”   Young voters, in particular, have the potential to make an enormous difference. Millennials […]

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Dr. Lise Van Susteren on How Climate Changes Mental Health

Dr. Lise Van Susteren is an American psychiatrist in private practice in Washington, DC with a special interest in the psychological effects of climate change. Read her full bio here.   Recently, the American Public Health Association and ecoAmerica co-sponsored Making the Connection: Climate Changes Health, a four-part webinar series investigating the health impacts of […]

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Making “Green Ribbon” Schools as American as Apple Pie

In the heat of mid-summer, many of us partake in the time-honored tradition of heading to a state or county fair to ogle over the Blue Ribbon prizewinners and try out the latest inconceivable deep-fried-on-a stick concoction. My husband is one proud Minnesotan. At this year’s state fair, we’ll give the newcomer “Paneer on a […]

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Does America Need Its Own Green Climate Fund?

As I wrote in a blog last month, the faith-based stewardship covenant and work of Tangier Island watermen and their families inspired the landowners I worked with in Bedford County, Pennsylvania to take their own stewardship covenant. Their example inspired the Evangelical Climate Initiative, an important evangelical call to action for national climate solutions. So […]

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Why the Climate Change Issue Could Sway the 2016 Presidential Election

As Americans become more aware of the impacts of climate change on their health and communities, acceptance of climate change has grown, and so has concern. Yet, even though a growing number of us have been saying we need to do something about it, the issue hasn’t been a top priority when it comes to […]

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