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How Climate Solutions Help Keep Our Soldiers Safe

Climate change may still under debate on Capitol Hill, but that’s not the case at the Pentagon. Last July, they issued a report calling climate change a major national security issue, and have made addressing it a big part of their global strategy. Preparing for the risks of rising seas and extreme weather may save […]

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How to Finance the Global Transition to Clean Energy

Last December in Paris, the world reached a groundbreaking and profoundly important agreement to rein in global carbon emissions. Now that the confetti has been swept away, we’re faced with the challenge of how to pay for the needed transformation.   According to this new report, the world’s financial markets have adequate funds to pay […]

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When It Comes to Climate Concern, African-Americans Are Way Ahead

Our research has consistently found that people of color are more aware of climate change and more supportive of solutions than the rest of the public. A recent survey by Green for All and the Natural Resources Defense Council echoed those findings – their poll found that 63 percent of African American voters are strongly in […]

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Coming Together in Faith on Climate Videos: Sustenance for Our 2016 Climate Journey

On September 24-25, 2015, Blessed Tomorrow, with our partners Convergence, Washington National Cathedral, Auburn Seminary, Faith in Public Life, and Interfaith Power and Light DC, brought together Christian, Jewish, Muslim and other national leaders to an extraordinary event called Coming Together in Faith on Climate. Together, we amplified Pope Francis’ call for climate action for […]

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Solution Generation Announces 2016 Climate Leadership Award Program

As higher education leaders, it is our responsibility to ensure that our students and communities act today in order to protect and strengthen our towns, regions, nation, and world. Solution Generation is committed to helping colleges and universities engage on sustainability by providing tools, talking points, and tips to help effectively communicate on climate action. […]

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4 Characteristics of Successful Climate Leaders

Whether they’re in the business, health, faith, community, or higher education sector, climate leaders are tasked with creating positive, transformative change within their organizations. This is not always easy. But as this article in the Harvard Business Review points out, successful change leaders have four things in common:   1. They recognize and are committed […]

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The Clean Energy Economy: Not If, But When

The Paris Climate Agreement has set the world on an inevitable path towards a low-carbon economy. The question is no longer whether this transformation will take place, but how quickly – and who will step up to accelerate clean energy to the levels we need to meet the Paris goals.   In this Huffington Post […]

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Almost Half of U.S. States Are Considering Carbon Trading Programs

We’ve been noticing a growing trend – conservatives are becoming more pragmatic about climate issues, and proposing market-based climate solutions. Right now, nearly half of U.S. states, including many with Republican governors, are considering using some form of carbon trading to help them comply with the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Though some governors strongly oppose […]

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Why Climate Challenges Should Be Seen as Opportunities

Climate solutions are often met with resistance because people mistakenly believe they will be costly or burdensome. It’s more accurate (and more productive), however, to see the climate change fight as a series of opportunities.   For example, the still-unrepaired methane leak in California’s Aliso Canyon is certainly alarming – but as this article in […]

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The Role of Psychology in Climate Communications

With global heat records being shattered each year, the reality of climate change is increasingly evident – so why aren’t more people willing to take action? Much of it has to do with human psychology. As people grow aware of the damage to the climate, they often experience a sense of loss and grief that […]

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