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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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Personally Speaking: Why Effective Climate Messaging Starts With People

At a social media conference not long ago, I sat in on a panel discussion on best practices. Be timely and responsive, the panelists advised – but above all, be human. Even when acting as the Twitter or Facebook voice of a brand or corporation, it’s important to remember that social media engagement is still […]

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Overcoming the Psychological Barriers for Climate Action

We all have our idiosyncrasies. People are quirky, and the way we operate is not always rational or deliberate. Some of us know exercise is healthy but can’t get off the couch. Others have two advanced degrees and still don’t know what to do with our lives. And there are those who can’t stick with […]

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Want to Make Climate Impacts More Relatable? Start With Water

When an issue is as big and abstract as climate change, how can we make it easier for people to grasp? One of the best ways is to point to local impacts and tell personal stories that help people visualize how climate change is impacting people right now. And whether it’s a flood caused by […]

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