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Preventing the Health Impacts of Climate Change

Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director of the country’s largest public health association and founding Climate for Health leader, speaks out on why health voices from across the nation are needed to get behind the Clean Power Plan and make a clear connection between climate change and our nation’s health.   Today is a historic day […]

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Connecting with Hope and Climate Justice in Columbus, Ohio

Two weeks ago, I attended the Disciples of Christ biennial General Assembly in Columbus, Ohio. Disciples are a founding partner of Blessed Tomorrow, so I was invited to join and help announce our partnership, share fellowship, and dialog with Disciples clergy and leaders about climate change and creation care.   At the Restoring Creation workshop, […]

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How to Send World Leaders a Powerful Message About Climate Action

The climate negotiations happening in Paris this December must succeed – the health of our planet depends on it. But what can we, as individuals, do to help ensure world leaders take meaningful action?   We can march.   On November 29, just before leaders gather in Paris, a global People’s Climate March is being […]

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Discover the Secrets of Better Climate Communication (Video)

Effective climate communication is no different than other types of communication – if you want to engage, use images and stories, rather than facts and statistics. As Think Progress points out here, this strategy was very much in evidence at the recent White House Summit on Climate and Health. The climate communications panel at the […]

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How to Reach the 40 Percent of Global Citizens Who Have Never Heard of Climate Change

As climate communicators, we’re always seeking to better understand what shapes beliefs and opinions about climate change. A new global study helps shed light on this question. Specifically, it explores the factors that contribute to a) climate awareness and b) how big a risk climate change is perceived to be.   As this Washington Post […]

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What Hillary Clinton’s Clean Energy Goals Could Mean for the Climate

According to the latest polls, voters want climate action and will expect their next president to address the issue head-on. Hillary Clinton clearly understands this, based on the aggressive clean energy goals she just announced. She wants the U.S. to get 33 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2027, and wants to see […]

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New Poll: Swing State Voters Demand Climate Action

With health professionals, faith leaders, and business leaders all voicing their support for climate action, it seems that mainstream Americans are getting the message. A recent poll conducted by Quinnipiac University found that voters in the key swing states of Colorado, Iowa, and Virginia agree by margins of 2-1 that climate change is caused by […]

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1,000 Health Professionals Join the National Environmental Health Association’s New Executive Director for Happy Hour

It was a toasty mid-July afternoon in Orlando and the convention center clock had not yet reached the respectable hour of 5:00 p.m. Perched on a bar stool at the edge of the stage, NEHA’s executive director, Dr. David Dyjack, kicked off his inaugural keynote at the 2015 Annual Educational Convention and Exhibition by uncorking […]

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Bill McKibben: What Faith Leaders Can Teach Us About Effective Climate Messaging

From Pope Francis’ climate encyclical to the Episcopal church divesting from fossil fuels, the climate movement is gaining serious momentum among faith communities. But as environmental advocate Bill McKibben points out in this Boston Globe article, the link between faith and climate isn’t new. In fact, the recent surge in support is the result of […]

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ecoAmerica’s Bob Perkowitz Speaks at Citizens’ Climate Lobby International Conference (Video)

On June 21, our founder Bob Perkowitz gave an address at the Citizens’ Climate Lobby International Conference in Washington, DC. Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-partisan organization focused on generating the political will needed to address climate change.   Bob began his speech by pointing out the biggest challenge facing the climate movement: only three […]

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