Bob Perkowitz, President of ecoAmerica

The Top 5 Traits That Make A Great Leader

At ecoAmerica, one of our main priorities is empowering leaders to build support for climate action. There’s a reason leaders are such an important part of our strategy. Whether they’re the head of a corporation, a church, or a community group, strong leaders share certain traits.   1. They are able to effectively communicate what […]

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More Republicans Are Embracing Climate Solutions

Climate change has long been considered a partisan issue, but that seems to be changing. In a recent poll from Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and Yale University, half of all Republicans surveyed said they believe carbon dioxide pollution should be regulated. And nearly half said the U.S. should lead the fight against […]

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CDC Holds First-Ever “Grand Rounds” Focused on Climate Change and Health

Evidence of climate change grows stronger every day – and the higher temperatures and extreme weather we’re seeing pose an increasing threat to our national health. In yesterday’s Public Health Grand Rounds webcast, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explored the impacts of climate change and the strategies being used to confront those […]

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The Surprisingly Big Impact of Individual Climate Actions

In order for people to take action against a problem, they need to believe the problem can be solved. Climate change can seem like an impossibly vast challenge – and often, people think their own individual efforts can’t make a difference. As climate communicators, it’s important to show people how they can be part of […]

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The Psychological Toll of Climate Change

Awareness of climate change is at an all-time high – yet only one in three Americans feels that people in the U.S. are currently being harmed. That may be because the impacts of climate change aren’t always obvious things like storms or floods. Sometimes the effects are more gradual and indirect, but they can undermine […]

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Rural Cooperative’s Solar Success Story Leads the Way for Other Small Utilities

Around the country, large utility companies are getting into the solar market. But one of the biggest success stories comes from one of America’s smallest utilities – Farmers Electric Cooperative in Greenfield, Iowa.   By keeping purchase and installation options low-cost and in-house, and offering a feed-in tariff (one of the first in the country) […]

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How to Connect With Americans on Climate Change: New ecoAmerica/CRED Guide Tells All

ecoAmerica and the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED) at Columbia University are proud to announce the release of their new communications guide, Connecting on Climate: A Guide to Effective Climate Change Communication. The guide explains how anyone, from religious leaders, to healthcare professionals, businesspeople, community leaders, journalists, scientists, educators, policymakers, and other interested […]

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New Climate for Health Program Will Help Put America on a Path to Thrive

The Climate for Health Leadership Circle, made up of health leaders from around the country, met yesterday to review progress on their new national program, Climate for Health. This program, part of ecoAmerica’s MomentUs initiative, is due to launch early next year. It will empower health sector leaders and professionals to address the public health […]

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Dr. Laurie Zoloth

How Cancelling a Conference Could Help the Climate

Face-to-face gatherings of leaders are often vitally important – right now, global leaders are meeting in Lima to draft a climate agreement that will affect all our futures. But sometimes, the best way to help the climate is not to meet at all.   Dr. Laurie Zoloth, bioethicist and president of the American Academy of […]

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Acceptance of Climate Change Is At a New High – Here’s How to Keep It Going

According to a new poll conducted by reinsurance giant Munich Re, 83 percent of Americans now believe that climate change is occurring. The findings, summarized in this USA TODAY article, show that acceptance is at a tipping point, and non-believers are becoming a small minority.   The poll also found that 71 percent of Americans […]

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