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How to Tell a More Compelling Sustainability Story

As more companies embrace sustainable business practices as both smart and ethical, they are sharing their efforts and touting their accomplishments – and rightfully so. It’s important for consumers to know that companies are tackling social and environmental issues – in fact, as this article in the Guardian points out, 83% of millennials want companies […]

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Why Aren’t People More Concerned About Climate Change?

2014 was the warmest year on record, and the northeastern states of the U.S. are experiencing an extremely severe winter. Yet according to a new Gallup poll, the number of Americans who say they worry about climate change a “great deal” or a “fair amount” has remained unchanged over the last year. What’s the reason […]

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Why Climate Action Is Becoming A Major Business Priority

Last week, yet another big corporation severed ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the conservative lobbying group known for drafting legislation that denies human-caused climate change. Other major companies, including Google and Yahoo, have pulled their ALEC memberships in recent months, but the latest to drop out was no less than the oil giant […]

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Bright Lights, Big Savings: The Many Advantages of LED Streetlights

It’s been said that there is no such thing as bad press. Local elected leaders and their staff may not completely agree with this, especially when the press brings criticism that takes some of the shine off of the progress they are working hard to achieve.   As increasing numbers of cities and towns advance […]

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More Speakers Announced! 2015 MomentUs Leadership Summit

We are pleased to announce several additional speakers who will be joining our 2015 MomentUs Leadership Summit, taking place May 20-21 in Washington, DC.   Our eminent speakers will share their thought leadership to chart a new course on climate change. The growing list of participating speakers now includes:   • Dr. Carlton Brown, President, […]

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Is “Eliminating Waste” the New “Energy Efficiency”?

What are people more concerned about – conserving energy, or wasting energy? For many businesses, the idea of eliminating waste is becoming more compelling than the notion of conservation.   According to the article below, companies still care about saving money through greater energy efficiency, but cost is no longer the only motivator. They want […]

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Why One Climate-Friendly Action Doesn’t Always Lead to Another (and What to Do About It)

Rationalization is an all-too-common human behavior. Because we did one good thing (or plan to, at least), we often tell ourselves it’s okay to do something not so good. It all balances out – right? Usually not, unfortunately. As this Washington Post article points out, this type of compensatory thinking tends to backfire. And according […]

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Tallying the Social Costs of Fossil Fuels

Gas and oil may seem to have gotten cheaper, but their true price is a lot higher than the number on the pump. Once you factor in their impacts on the environment and human health, fossil fuels get a lot more expensive – an additional $3.80 per gallon of gas, according to a recent study […]

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National Health Leaders to Convene on Addressing Climate Impacts and Mobilizing Climate Action

ecoAmerica is pleased to announce our inaugural Climate for Health National Leadership Convening, being held in partnership with our co-sponsors and Leadership Circle members, Health Care Without Harm and the U.S. Climate and Health Alliance. The convening is being held on April 1st and 2nd, 2015 in Washington, DC at the American Psychological Association’s headquarters. […]

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Key Speakers Announced! 2015 MomentUs Leadership Summit

Curious to know who will be sharing their insights at the 2015 MomentUs Leadership Summit? In addition to the growing list of attendees, we are pleased to announce our starting lineup of great speakers.   Path to Positive, the 2015 MomentUs Leadership Summit, is a dynamic and highly interactive convening. Attendees will be immersed in […]

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