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How Individuals Can Make a Real Difference in the Climate Fight

Climate change is by its nature a serious and far-reaching issue, and it’s easy for people to feel overwhelmed by it and powerless to help. One of the most important things we can do as climate communicators is to show people how their actions can make a difference – and help them understand which behaviors […]

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Sustainability on Ice: How the NHL Is Addressing Climate Concerns

As we’ve mentioned before, climate champions can often be found in unexpected places – NASCAR, for example, or rural Texas, or the National Hockey League. The NHL, with its conservative-leaning fan base, may not fit the conventional image of a green organization, but they are very serious about their efforts to reduce their carbon emissions […]

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How Cancelling a Conference Could Help the Climate

Face-to-face gatherings of leaders are often vitally important – right now, global leaders are meeting in Lima to draft a climate agreement that will affect all our futures. But sometimes, the best way to help the climate is not to meet at all.   Dr. Laurie Zoloth, bioethicist and president of the American Academy of […]

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Talk About Scaling Up: Hundreds of Colleges Creating our Clean Energy Future, Today

We’re thrilled to announce the latest progress of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), a Second Nature program developed in collaboration with ecoAmerica in 2007.   The progress made in the last year alone is adding up to some amazing numbers:   From June 2012 to March 2013, ACUPCC signatories have significantly […]

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Environmental Footprints May Produce Backlash

A recent experiment discussed in this Miller-McCune article indicates that knowing one's footprint specifically encourages those already committed to take action, but significantly decreased pro-environmental behavior of participants who did not base their self-esteem on environmentalism.  People who's self-esteem is not based on environmentalism might not want to know about their footprint, but based on […]

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Green and Clueless

Green and Clueless

Despite the deluge of books, magazines, newspapers, and media attention directed toward making us more green, Americans either don't have a clue what to do or remain adamant about reducing their carbon footprints. That's according to a Newsweek article yesterday by Sharon Begley.  She cites a recent survey of 505 Americans conducted by the Earth […]

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