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Why the Climate Change Issue Could Sway the 2016 Presidential Election

As Americans become more aware of the impacts of climate change on their health and communities, acceptance of climate change has grown, and so has concern. Yet, even though a growing number of us have been saying we need to do something about it, the issue hasn’t been a top priority when it comes to […]

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Dr. Richard Jackson Answers Follow-Up Questions from “Changing Climate Through Healthy Community Design and Transportation” Webinar

Richard Jackson, MD, MPH, is a Professor at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. A pediatrician, he has served in many leadership positions in both environmental health and infectious disease with the California Health Department, including the highest as the State Health Officer. For nine years he was […]

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Innovation and Collaboration at the Sun Valley Forum on Resilience

How can we get ahead of the risks posed by climate change, while at the same time turning the challenges into opportunities to create a better world?   Those are the questions behind the Sun Valley Forum on Resilience, which took place July 10-12 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Hosted by the Sun Valley Institute and […]

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African Methodist Episcopal Church Adopts Climate Change Resolution

The African Methodist Episcopal Church, the oldest independent Protestant denomination founded by Black people in the world and a partner organization of Blessed Tomorrow, has passed a Climate Change Resolution. During the 50th Quadrennial AME General Conference held in Philadelphia, PA, July 6-13, 2016, more than 30,000 clergy, laity, and leaders voted to approve a […]

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3 Reasons to be Hopeful About Mayoral Climate Supergroups

Confused about all the Mayoral coalitions and partnerships aimed at local climate solutions?   You’re not alone.   Just last week, two powerful new coalitions aimed at supporting mayors in the U.S. and across the globe were unveiled, bringing together more powerful voices in the movement for local climate solutions.   But this is cause […]

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What Inspires You? How to Take Advantage of Your Personal Interests to Motivate for Change

Recently, a 12-year-old ukulele player named Grace VanderWaal appeared on America’s Got Talent and performed what I would call one of the most beautiful original songs I’ve ever heard from a child. Enthralled by her television performance, I found myself playing her video clip again and again, and looked up her other performances on YouTube. […]

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Our Moral Obligation – The Duty to Warn, and to Act

I am a doctor. A psychiatrist. Over the years I have seen some of the darkest parts of the human condition.   I have worked with individuals who “live on the ledge” emotionally. I have worked with people who fantasize about killing people, and some who have. I have listened to people recount being tortured, […]

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New ecoAmerica Guide: 15 Steps to Create Effective Climate Communications

Along with politics and religion, climate change is high on many people’s lists of “Topics to Avoid.” It can certainly be challenging to talk about, since the issue has become so highly polarized and partisan – but as global temperatures continue to rise and carbon in the atmosphere continues to increase, it’s more important than […]

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How Connecting with Core Values Builds Strong Climate Solutions

15 years ago, I learned that values are what connect people on climate. Find out why this has never been more evident than today.   Last week, my husband and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary. This marker prompted fond memories of when Jim and I met. At the time, I was living and working […]

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It’s Time for Clean Energy to Replace Fossil Fuels

Can clean energy replace fossil fuels? It’s already happening.   The truth is, just as computers replaced typewriters and cellphones replaced landlines, modern clean energy will replace outdated fossil fuels — it’s just a matter of how quickly. And that’s because people around the country are starting to see that the transition from dirty fossil […]

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