Latino Communities Want to Take Action on Climate Change

Latino leaders gathered in Washington, D.C. recently for the National Latino Climate Leadership Forum to discuss how to best tackle environmental issues impacting Latinos.   As I’ve mentioned in my previous posts, low-income communities of color have been most negatively affected by climate change and environmental racism. Bringing Latino leaders into the conversation is a […]

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5 Reasons to Be Hopeful About Climate Progress Right Now

As the southeastern United States continues to suffer the impacts of Hurricane Matthew, and Americans coast to coast reel from a particularly divisive Presidential campaign, we could all use some good news. Fortunately, if we look beyond the sensational headlines, we’ll find many positive stories out there about the progress we’re making on climate.   […]

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America the Polarized: How to Find Common Ground on Climate Change

Climate change affects us all – yet most Americans rarely bring it up. Part of the reason for this is that they don’t hear it being talked about, either by their friends and family or by the media. They won’t hear about it much in political debates, either, unless the candidates raise the topic themselves. […]

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What Conservatives Really Think About Clean Energy and Climate Solutions

Climate change has long been a partisan issue, and by some measures, America is more polarized on this subject than ever. But that doesn’t mean that all conservatives are opposed to climate action – far from it. Just this month, we’ve seen numerous examples of prominent conservative leaders speaking out in favor of clean energy […]

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4 Indispensible Resources Every Climate Communicator Needs

We’re very proud of the communications and values research we do here at ecoAmerica – but we’re far from the only ones working to better understand the climate beliefs and attitudes of the public, and how to engage people more effectively on climate issues.   To follow are some of the most valuable resources available […]

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Taking a Stand for Love … Love for People, for the Poor, for Peace, and for the Planet

Alarmed. Worried. Disturbed.   That’s how many of us have felt during this election cycle. Through the primaries to the general election, we’ve heard candidates saying things that bring shock and dismay. Some have fanned into flame old unextinguished embers of prejudice and nativism. Some have proposed that we impose a religious test on immigrants. […]

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September 30th Webinar Offers Health Professionals Strategies to Talk about Climate Change

On September 30th from 1pm to 2pm ET, our research team will present a free webinar to give attendees and in-depth look at our new communications guide, Let’s Talk Health and Climate, and we invite you to join us.   Let’s Talk Health and Climate: Communication Guidance for Health Professionals is designed for experienced and […]

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New Study: America’s Political Divide on Climate Change Is Bigger Than Ever

As anyone with any interest in politics has noticed, polarization between Democrats and Republicans has escalated in recent decades, as people increasingly view their party affiliation as a key component of their social identity. Gaps are evident on a range of issues, from marriage equality to reproductive rights.   Partisan polarization between Americans on the […]

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Coming Together on Climate Solutions – Notes From the 6th American Climate Leadership Summit

Over the past few years we have witnessed two watershed trends in the movement for effective climate solutions: on one hand, historic progress has been made at the international level with multinational pacts such as the Paris Agreement and the binational agreements between the United States and China. On the other hand, we’ve seen action […]

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Now Available: Findings Report from National Latino Climate Leadership Forum

On June 17, 2016, more than 75 Latino leaders from all backgrounds—including faith, health, business, education, community, government, and environment—gathered in Washington, D.C., for the National Latino Climate Leadership Forum. Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing Latinos today, and with their voting population poised to be game-changers in the 2016 elections […]

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