Keystone XL

Why the Keystone XL Veto Is Such a Huge Victory for Climate Advocates

Yesterday, President Obama took the historic step of vetoing legislation that would have approved the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. This is important news for many reasons: it reinforces the President’s commitment to clean energy and his support of climate science. It shows his ability to resist a powerful lobby, and stand up for the health […]

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The Future of Sustainability: Shaping the Leaders of Tomorrow

Creating a more sustainable world takes leadership – and part of being a leader is a willingness to share your knowledge and successes, and seek out other leaders so you can gain from their experience.   Higher education leaders have a unique opportunity to shape the future, by providing their students – tomorrow’s doctors, architects, […]

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Green Brands

The Best Way to Reach Eco-conscious Consumers

As the number of people who care about climate change grows, so does the market for sustainable products. Where once this was a niche category for high-income urbanites, now there are goods and services available at all price points, and major brands are coming into the market. With more and more “green” items on the […]

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Energy Freedom

The Unlikely Merging of Sustainability and Auto Racing

When elections roll around, NASCAR fans are often touted as a symbol of mainstream America. So it’s heartening to discover that this demographic is actually quite eco-friendly – according to a NASCAR poll, 80 percent of fans believe in climate change and 2 out of 3 support personal climate action.   As NASCAR driver Leilani […]

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Carbon Fast

This Lent, Why Not a Carbon Fast?

This Wednesday marked the beginning of the season of Lent in the Christian tradition. As you may know, Lent, which lasts for 40 days until Easter Sunday on April 5th, is a time of reflection and discipline when many Christians give up something and/or take on new challenges in their personal and spiritual lives, such […]

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Partisan Divide

How to Create a Non-Partisan Climate Message

When trying to inspire people to fight climate change, it seems like the obvious message would be, “Help protect our planet.” But in fact, that message can backfire – many people balk at being labeled as “environmentalist” or “green.” But that doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t support clean energy or care about pollution.   So […]

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Kaiser Permanente green energy

Kaiser Permanente Buys Clean Energy to Heal the Climate

More and more Americans are experiencing the physical impacts of climate change – and the health sector is rising to the challenge. They’re working not only towards healthier patients, but healthier hospitals too. Kaiser Permanente, one of America’s leading health care providers, just announced its plan to buy enough renewable energy to cover half their […]

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The Keys to Better Climate Collaboration

Climate change is a multifaceted challenge, and solving it will take a multifaceted approach. Organizations across all sectors are seeing the value of collaborating on solutions, whether it’s companies helping their suppliers produce more sustainable products, or communities and governments partnering to help make renewable energy more affordable. But as the article below points out, […]

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Hispanics and climate

Why Climate Change Is Such an Important Issue for Hispanics

As a recent New York Times/Stanford poll found, climate change is becoming an increasingly big concern for all Americans. But a deeper dive into the survey showed that concern is highest among Hispanics. This New York Times article explains that Hispanics are more likely to feel climate change affects them personally, and more likely to support […]

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Climate Champions

Climate Champions: How Leaders of All Ages Can Inspire Each Other to Action

You might say climate change awareness runs in my family. Last March, I secured an official excused absence for my then 12-year-old son, Colter, to swap his classroom for a convention center, convinced my sister to travel to California to serve as his chaperone so I could focus on facilitating sessions and advisory council work, […]

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