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Shedding Transaction for Transformation. Building Climate Constituency With Categorical Imperative.

Meighen Speiser is a Member of the Board of Directors at ecoAmerica.   I have always refused to self-identify as an environmentalist. An activist? Not me. Something about those labels didn’t set well. They conjured up images of people, actions, and methods of forging progress that were fueled with anger and protest.   As a […]

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Is Climate Going Off the Rails?

Dan Miller is Managing Director of The Roda Group, a venture capital group focused on clean technology. On his ClimatePlace blog, he will be discussing not only the latest climate science and solutions, but also the challenges of communicating this most important of subjects to the public.   While climate communicators debate how to get […]

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The New Nature Movement, After 11/8/16

Richard Louv is Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Children & Nature Network, an organization supporting the international movement to connect children, their families, and their communities to the natural world. A member of ecoAmerica’s Board of Directors, he is the author of nine books, including Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit […]

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New Research: Latino Climate Messaging Report and Webinar

Climate change is not a new issue for Latinos. More than 60 percent of U.S. Latinos live in the states most affected by air pollution, high temperatures, flooding, and other climate impacts, making them disproportionately vulnerable to health and economic risks. As a result, Latinos – especially Spanish-speaking Latinos – are aware of and support […]

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Why Climate Equity Is More Important Than Ever

The results of the Presidential election took a lot of us by surprise. Political analysts will be parsing the outcome for weeks, but one thing is abundantly clear: a sizeable number of Americans have been feeling marginalized and abandoned. Climate advocates must be careful not to make the same mistake.   Whatever our president-elect may […]

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Thoughts on the Election – and Where We Go From Here

12 minutes ago, as I started writing this… it was reported that Hillary Clinton conceded the election to Donald Trump.   We should no longer have to argue, as we know and have always said, that people say what they think they are supposed to say in polls, that they decide in tribes, and that […]

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American Climate Leadership Summit Recommendations Report Now Available

Climate leadership can come from anywhere, and it takes many forms. On September 14-15, over 200 CEO-level leaders and experts from business, health, faith, higher education, communities, government, culture, philanthropy, and climate gathered in Washington, D.C. for the American Climate Leadership Summit. Over two days filled with inspiring speeches, panel discussions, working groups, and strategy […]

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How Extreme Weather, Health, and Communities Connect

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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Latino Communities Want to Take Action on Climate Change

Latino leaders gathered in Washington, D.C. recently for the National Latino Climate Leadership Forum to discuss how to best tackle environmental issues impacting Latinos.   As I’ve mentioned in my previous posts, low-income communities of color have been most negatively affected by climate change and environmental racism. Bringing Latino leaders into the conversation is a […]

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5 Reasons to Be Hopeful About Climate Progress Right Now

As the southeastern United States continues to suffer the impacts of Hurricane Matthew, and Americans coast to coast reel from a particularly divisive Presidential campaign, we could all use some good news. Fortunately, if we look beyond the sensational headlines, we’ll find many positive stories out there about the progress we’re making on climate.   […]

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