Social Costs of Fossil Fuels

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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Al Gore at SXSW: We’re At a Fork in the Road on Climate

The South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin is all about innovative thinking and bright visions of the future. So it made sense that Al Gore kicked off the event with a speech about the need for increased positive action on climate change. As he noted, the world is at a critical time, with rising […]

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What Can the Anti-Tobacco Movement Teach Us About Kicking Our Fossil Fuel Addiction?

A dangerous product that has millions of people addicted. A vast industry becoming enormously wealthy off this addiction. A powerful lobby spending fortunes to protect that industry. Does this sound familiar? Fifty years ago, Big Tobacco held much the same position of power and influence as the fossil fuel industry does today. The health sector, […]

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Using Earth Day as a Springboard for Engaging Your Faith Community

Wednesday, April 22nd will mark the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. Started in 1970 in the United States, the original Earth Day is credited as the launch of the modern environmental movement and with inspiring legislation like the Endangered Species Act. Today, the event is not just an opportunity to unite the world in reflection […]

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Announcing the 2015 MomentUs Leadership Summit, May 20-21

ecoAmerica is pleased to announce our 5th annual leadership summit. Path to Positive, the 2015 MomentUs Leadership Summit, is being held on May 20th and 21st, 2015 in Washington, DC.   The Path to Positive begins with the simple premise that the greatest obstacle to our nation leading on climate change isn’t a lack of […]

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Want People to Save Energy? Choose the Right Imagery

Storytelling and the use of images are two of the most powerful tools for effective climate communication – and if you can combine them, all the better. Stories and pictures help remove distance and abstraction, and make climate change issues more personal, real, and compelling. But it’s important to be thoughtful about the images you […]

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Increasing Moral Engagement on Climate Change

As we pointed out in a recent post, the majority of Americans feel a moral obligation to fight climate change. But there still remains a partisan gap in moral engagement: conservatives are less likely to view environmental issues in moral terms than liberals.   This shouldn’t be construed to mean conservatives don’t care about the […]

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How the ClearPath Foundation Is Helping to Simplify the Climate Debate

More and more political conservatives and moderates are expressing support for climate solutions – and yet, they still often feel isolated from the climate debate. As this Forbes article points out, since climate messaging tends to come from the left and (to some degree) the far right, there’s been a scarcity of outreach to those […]

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