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Clean Energy Solutions Are Gaining Momentum

The arguments in favor of renewable energy like wind and solar keep getting stronger. As this Bloomberg article recently noted, solar power is expected to be as affordable or more affordable than standard electricity in 36 states by 2016. That gives households and business all the more reason to invest in solar. Wind power is […]

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Turning Concern Into Action on Climate Change

The majority of Americans believe climate change is happening and that we can do something about it. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean climate action is a priority for them. How can we inspire them to change their behavior?   This Washington Post article offers a clue. According to a study of consumers in Buenos Aires, […]

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Urban Art Raises Climate Change Awareness

To residents of dense urban areas, the idea of protecting nature can seem somewhat abstract. But a new art project in Upper Manhattan is helping to change that. As this New York Times article describes, a local artist and a local gallery owner have partnered with the National Audubon Society to create murals of all […]

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How to Communicate Your Carbon Offset Strategy

As businesses move towards greater sustainability, carbon offsets can help bridge the gap between current efficiencies and those they’re working to reach. But, as Triple Pundit explains, talking about carbon offsets can be challenging. The article offers several tips for communicating offset decisions, including choosing offsets that match your company’s values and balancing your message […]

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Speed Dating for Climate Solutions

I recently had coffee with my newly single friend who filled me in on her speed dating and on-line matchmaking adventures. As it turns out, speed dating is not just about meeting new romantic partners these days. San Diego Students for Sustainability, based at San Diego State University, used the speed dating technique to help […]

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Belief in Climate Change Depends on How You Frame the Solutions

With so much evidence showing that climate change is a reality, why do some some groups still deny that it exists? A new Duke University study helps explain why conservatives and liberals disagree so strongly on certain issues: people evaluate the evidence of problems based on whether the solutions align with their political beliefs.   […]

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Health Leaders Elevate their Voices on Climate Solutions

As climate change accelerates, and continues to impact human well-being on many levels, healthcare leaders are elevating their voices and efforts on climate solutions.   The U.S. Climate and Health Alliance, formed by several partners in ecoAmerica’s MomentUs initiative, seeks to amplify the voices of the health sector on the importance of climate change policy […]

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2014 Midterm Elections and Climate Action: The Good News

Though efforts were more coordinated and spending was higher than ever before, the results of the recent midterm elections were not what environmental groups hoped for. There were bright spots, however, and they showed that Americans do care about the environment and clean energy.   Voters in 19 states approved ballot measures amounting to more […]

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Assessing the Impact of Climate on Business Operations

Resilience – the ability to bounce back after a disruption – has always been vital to business success. But now, businesses must contend with climate impacts along with their usual concerns. By understanding the potential effects of climate change on their ability to deliver products and services, businesses can create a thoughtful operational plan that […]

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Peer Influence a Big Factor in Choosing to Install Solar

Solar is being installed at ever-increasing rates – and not just by people with high incomes and liberal leanings. A recent study shows that the biggest factor in a homeowner’s decision to go solar isn’t income or politics but whether other houses in the neighborhood had done so. According to this Washington Post article, there […]

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