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Millennials and Climate Change: Closing the Gap Between Attitudes and Actions

Millennials have given the climate movement a lot to feel optimistic about. According to studies, millennials are more likely to seek out eco-friendly products and support environmentally responsible companies than the overall population. The majority believe that climate change is occurring and is caused by humans, and they are highly in favor of climate solutions […]

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Why We Need More Diversity to Keep the Climate Movement Going

In a previous post, we discussed why it’s important for businesses and governments to engage mainstream Americans in climate solutions. A recent article in the Guardian takes that idea even further. For the climate movement to succeed, it needs to truly represent modern America in all its diversity. As the article’s author, Arizona Congressman Raúl […]

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Here’s Why More Than 56% of Congressional Republicans Deny Climate Change

With so much scientific evidence showing the causes and risks of climate change, why do so many politicians continue to deny that climate change is man-made? According to a new study by researchers at the University of Maryland and the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, the climate debate is largely fueled by “echo chambers,” where policymakers […]

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Talking Climate With the Surgeon General at My Nephew’s Med School Graduation

Steering my relieved but excited sister, one beaming set of grandparents, my two sons, and my husband through the Metro system and into the George Washington University’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences for my nephew Eric’s med school graduation was a bittersweet assignment.   Without other relatives in town, my family had made the […]

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New Study: Looking at Nature Improves Cognitive Performance

Spending time in nature helps make kids healthier, happier, and smarter – which is why the Nature Rocks program we helped found aims to inspire parents to reconnect their kids with the outdoors. But viewing nature can also provide mental benefits to office workers. A recent study by researchers at the University of Melbourne found […]

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The Role of Conditioning in Climate Denial (and How to Reverse It)

People who accept – and especially people who are concerned about – climate change often have a hard time understanding how others can feel differently, especially in the face of overwhelming scientific evidence. This blog post by business consultant and evangelical Christian Dr. Scott Rodin offers some insights. Though he strongly believes that we have […]

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Why Ordinary Citizens Are the Key to Effective Climate Action

ecoAmerica’s mission is to build popular support for climate solutions – and we believe the best way to do that is to understand and address the concerns of mainstream Americans. Are corporations and governments doing enough to engage the public on climate issues? In this GreenBiz article, Solitaire Townsend, co-founder of Futerra Sustainability Communications, says she thinks […]

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Announcing the Launch of America Knows How, Our New MomentUs Business Initiative

The America Knows How Executive Committee is pleased to announce the launch today of its new national program, America Knows How. This program invites and supports heads of business associations, executives of companies, and other business leaders to lead by example and engage their staff, stakeholders, and industry peers in building mainstream support for climate […]

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How Social Cohesion Helps Create a More Equitable Response to Climate Change

Climate impacts affect us all, but poorer populations are especially at risk. Low-income housing tends to offer inadequate protection against extreme weather, and low-income areas often have higher rates of illnesses such as asthma that are exacerbated by climate change. But there is a way for these vulnerable communities to fight back. As this article […]

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What California Can Teach Us About the Importance of Local Climate Action

Solving climate change will take a global effort, which is why the anticipated agreement from the Paris talks in December and the individual commitments from nations around the world are so vital. But as this GreenBiz article points out, there’s a lot to be said for state and local-level climate action as well. A newly […]

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