How Faith Communities Are Changing the Climate Conversation

Climate change isn’t just about melting ice caps and stranded polar bears – it’s also an issue that will profoundly affect people. But climate change won’t impact all people equally – research indicates that it will likely hit the world’s most vulnerable communities the hardest. Moreover, those who will be hardest hit are often the […]

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Why Aren’t Americans More Concerned About Climate Change?

The last several weeks have seen a flurry of new polls and reports on climate change, most of them showing relatively low levels of concern among the American public. For whatever reason, most Americans don’t seem to make climate change a priority. But why is this the case? Gallup’s Editor-in-Chief, Frank Newport, has answers. In […]

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5 Lessons the Climate Movement Can Learn From Marriage Equality

Marriage equality is often hailed as the shining example of how a social movement can transform society in a few short years. Just 10 years ago, only one state, Massachusetts, allowed same sex couples to marry. Today, 17 do. How did this change happen? Grist’s Heather Smith sat down with key marriage equality leader and […]

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Acknowledging Climate Anxiety

Talk of the overlap between psychology and climate change most often focuses on values and behavior change. Yet there’s another type of overlap that’s rarely discussed: our affective response to climate change – our feelings associated with the issue.   In this Sightline Daily article, Renee Lertzman asserts that our underlying feelings about climate change […]

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Climate & Clean Energy #1 Issue for Upworthy Readers

Historically, climate has received less media coverage than many think it deserves. But that may be changing. Last month, the popular news site Upworthy asked its readers to single out the most important issues of 2014, the “big issues of our day that deserve more focus and attention than they generally receive.” Climate change and […]

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Switching Gears Towards Climate Solutions

While we’ve been busy working on technical and policy solutions for climate change in earnest for well over a decade, the work on building public support for solutions has lagged well behind.   Stories like the one below (Climate Change is Putting World at Risk of Irreversible Changes…) are motivating to some of us, but […]

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Millenials & Green: Loving the Lifestyle, Lukewarm About the Label

Research released by the Pew Research Center earlier this month reveals that American millenials – who range in age from 18 to 33 – are a complicated bunch. Half call themselves political independents. All are “digital natives.” They also have a complicated relationship with environmentalism, says a new article by Grist Fellow Samantha Larson. Only […]

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New Research: What Moves Americans to Support Social Change?

ecoAmerica is pleased to announce the release of our newest research report: Campaigns II: Recent Learnings from Other Social Movements. This case study examines the primary social and engagement factors that drove marijuana legalization, marriage equality, and Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign to victory, and provides recommendations on how to apply these learnings to successfully […]

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