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ecoAmerica’s 11 Biggest Milestones of 2015

2015 was an incredible year for the climate movement, with leaders in every sector speaking out and demanding climate action. ecoAmerica continued to empower those leaders through summits, programs, and research designed to reinforce effective climate messaging and strategies. It was a busy, inspiring year filled with major events and achievements. Here are 11 of […]

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Rev. Brian McLaren

Join Us By Adding Your “Amen” To Pope Francis’ Call for Climate Action

A faith leader colleague recently asked me why, with so much already going on in the faith community, we need to take advantage of this time when Pope Francis is in the U.S. to amplify faith voices speaking out on climate change.   She has been a faithful climate leader for many years, one of […]

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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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13 Resources to Help You Understand Pope Francis’ Climate Encyclical

Pope Francis’ aptly titled encyclical, Laudato Si (Praise Be) is finally here! The day we have all been waiting for is upon us and the document is in our hands. While many will spend the remainder of the day sifting through the edict, highlighting the key aspects of its content as they have with previous […]

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At MomentUs Summit, Faith Leaders Urge Seizing “Kairos Moment”

On May 21, I joined 170 leaders and colleagues at ecoAmerica’s annual MomentUs Summit in Washington DC. This is always a special event, with many eminent national leaders from health, business, communities, higher education, and faith gathering to build leadership and collaboration for climate solutions.   As Director of Faith Communities, the very best part […]

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Religious Conservatives and Climate Change: The Real Story

Conventional wisdom says that conservatives tend to be less accepting of climate change – and in many cases, the statistics bear this out. But there is often more to the picture than meets the eye. For example, a recent chart about religious affiliation and climate acceptance has been getting a lot of buzz. It shows […]

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The Role of Conditioning in Climate Denial (and How to Reverse It)

People who accept – and especially people who are concerned about – climate change often have a hard time understanding how others can feel differently, especially in the face of overwhelming scientific evidence. This blog post by business consultant and evangelical Christian Dr. Scott Rodin offers some insights. Though he strongly believes that we have […]

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This Lent, Why Not a Carbon Fast?

This Wednesday marked the beginning of the season of Lent in the Christian tradition. As you may know, Lent, which lasts for 40 days until Easter Sunday on April 5th, is a time of reflection and discipline when many Christians give up something and/or take on new challenges in their personal and spiritual lives, such […]

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National Preach-In on Global Warming

Show Your Love for the Planet This Weekend

This weekend is Valentine’s Day – a perfect time to show your love of creation and your fellow man by taking action to curb climate change. Join 100,000 people of faith for the National Preach-In on Global Warming, happening February 13, 14, and 15. This event, organized by our Blessed Tomorrow partner Interfaith Power & […]

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Katharine Hayhoe

Turning Moral Beliefs into Meaningful Climate Action

As climate communicators, it’s vital to frame our message in a way that appeals to the values and identities of our audience. Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist who is also an evangelical Christian, knows this very well.   As she says in this Guernica interview, religion and science don’t have to be mutually exclusive, but […]

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