Report Release: Changing Seasons, Changing Lives Leadership Summit

by Meighen Speiser

On October 5th, 2012, nearly 100 leaders representing a diverse array of organizations from around the nation joined ecoAmerica in DC for a day of sharing and collaboration at the Changing Seasons, Changing Lives Leadership Summit. The Summit brought new information and insights to these dozens of leaders that stimulated thought, discussion, new relationships, and a post-summit verve.

At Changing Seasons Changing Lives, we began to unearth our new opportunities on climate. From the infusion of American values and morality into our message, to drafting a framework of principles to underlie climate solutions, to authentically bringing new constituencies to the planning table in the creation of and communication on solution strategies, the findings by these leaders were numerous.

To capture this, we are pleased to release the Changing Seasons, Changing Lives Summary Report. This report can server as a guide for now, our collective near-future, and as a new starting point on which to build collaboration within and beyond our movement. Please download, enjoy, and share this free report with anyone working to forward solutions for climate change in America.

Since the Summit, we have re-elected our president, suffered a devastating super-storm, and are hearing ever more about an impending fiscal cliff. Our realities as a nation are growing and increasingly tangible.

“What we have before us are some breathtaking opportunities disguised as insoluble problems.”
– John Gardner, 1965

Gardner’s quote couldn’t be more relevant today or for climate change.

Changing Seasons, Changing Lives was a sign that together we are more powerful, and together we can have an impact on Americans’ commitment to and action on climate and sustainability.

We would like to extend a special thank you to our incredible speakers for guiding the day’s discussions and our generous sponsors for making the day possible.

Should you be interested in furthering our collaboration, whether through our research, programs, leadership summits, or other initiatives, please contact us.

Kind regards,
Meighen Speiser
Chief Engagement Officer, ecoAmerica

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