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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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Day 2: ecoAmerica in Paris – Latino Leaders on Democratizing the Climate Process

The grand postmodern hall in the “Order of the Architects of the Isle of France,” a stately building near the gare de l’est train station in Paris, is abuzz with a language that is not French. This is a gathering to celebrate U.S. Latino and Latin American leadership on climate change at the Paris climate talks. Spanish rules. […]

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How to Make the Climate Movement More Inclusive

Studies have found that people of color are more likely to be impacted by climate change, because they often live in areas that experience more pollution, such as near highways or next to power plants. However, racial and ethnic minorities are underrepresented in the climate movement. As this Climate Progress article points out, the top-down, […]

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7 Tips for Building a Successful Climate Movement

Earlier this year, an unlikely alliance of cowboys, ranchers, and environmentalists came together to rally against the Keystone XL pipeline. The rally, called “Reject and Protect,” drew thousands of people from across the country in Washington, D.C. to encourage President Obama not to approve the pipeline. In this recent blog post, Climate Access staff members […]

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What’s Climate Change Got to Do With Tobacco?

One of the main obstacles to widespread support for climate solutions has been a misinformation campaign about the existence and causes of climate change. Yet campaigns propagating doubt about science are not new. In fact, the U.S. was home to a similar campaign several decades ago, this one focused on denying the science behind the […]

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The Customer Has to Come First in Sustainability Communication, Too

Usually, marketing and communication professionals treat stories about brands’ sustainability commitments like any other marketing material: they push them forward with a pre-determined message in mind. But what marketers are coming to realize, writes Andrea Learned in a recent CSR blog post, is that the messages consumers draw from these stories don’t always match what […]

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Media Strategy: Useful Insights from the 1960s

The next several years will mark the 50th anniversary of a myriad of historic events in America’s fight for civil rights, including the passage of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. In this article, published on the Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media blog, Michael Svoboda chronicles the insights climate […]

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Calling all artists: The climate movement needs you!

Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, believes the movement isn't doing enough to reach the hearts of the public, "the 'bodies, passion, and creativity' required to avert impending economic and environmental disaster."  This Grist article reports on what 350.org is doing to engage Americans – harnessing the power of artists to "bring to bear the human […]

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