Tag Archives: climate engagement

A National High School Assembly Program Engages Students on Climate Change

The Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) is a non-profit organization that conducts climate education assembly programs in high schools across the country. Their mission is to educate America’s high school students about the science behind climate change and inspire them to do something about it—while having fun along the way. An evaluation of ACE’s entertainment-education […]

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Climate Change, Aspirational Marketing, and Helping People Live Their Dreams

Climate communicators often fall into the trap of trying to convert their target audience into environmental advocates. But as an article from Fast Company explains, advocates will never be more than 20% of the population. Instead of focusing their energy on changing people, then, climate communicators may want to take a page from marketers’ books and focus on helping people achieve their goals […]

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Picking the Right Words to Talk About Climate Change

Should we talk about “climate change” or “global warming”? Increases in emissions, or changes in global mean temperatures? Or do these choices even matter? In a recent blog post, communications strategist Jeremy Porter argues that what matters most for public engagement is not whether we talk about “climate change” or “global warming,” but whether or not we […]

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Putting Climate Communication Into Practice

How we communicate around climate change plays an enormous role in shaping whether people tune in or tune out. But communication strategies don’t just guide how we talk and write. They can also guide how we act on climate, and more importantly, how we shape opportunities for others to act. A recent blog post from Climate Access shows how one city is using […]

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New ecoAmerica Webinar Now Available – The Psychological Impacts of Climate Change

ecoAmerica is pleased to announce that a recording of our webinar co-produced with the American Psychological Association (APA) on the psychological impacts of climate change is now available online. The webinar is a follow-up to the American Psychological Association and ecoAmerica’s recently-released report Beyond Storms & Droughts: The Psychological Impacts of Climate Change.   The […]

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New ecoAmerica Report Finds Climate Change Will Have Broad Psychological Effects

ecoAmerica is proud to announce our newest research report, Beyond Storms and Droughts: The Psychological Impacts of Climate Change. This report, co-produced with the American Psychological Association, chronicles the likely psychological impacts of climate change, from stress, anxiety and depression to increases in violence and aggression, to the loss of community identity.   The report […]

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How San Diego Is Getting Climate Right

For many people, “getting” climate change is an epiphany. They’ve been in doubt or denial for years. Then, all of a sudden – wham – it hits them. They realize that the seasons and weather they around them really are changing. They confront a new reality for the first time: we have a big problem […]

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Climate Change’s Newest Public Ambassadors? Nurses

As the climate changes, nurses have been on the frontlines seeing the health impacts of extreme weather, increased allergens and asthma rates, increasing vector ranges, and the resultant strain on our healthcare infrastructure. There are over three million nurses in the U.S., working in a variety of settings including communities, schools, workplaces, and health care […]

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Leaders From Across the Nation Join MomentUs Summit to Take Action on Climate Change

A diverse group of high-profile leaders including climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, named one of TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People,” are joining more than 140 leaders from faith, business, health, education and communities to develop actionable solutions to climate change at the MomentUs Leadership Summit on May 21 and 22 in Chicago.   “We […]

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Overcoming Climate Fatigue

The past few months have been marked by a deluge of new scientific information about climate change and climate impacts. There were the WG-II and WG-III reports from the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the “What We Know” primer from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and most recently, the third […]

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