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Connecting with Trump on Climate

Donald Trump can make history on climate change – either by reversing years of steady progress, or by moving us forward to a new energy future that accomplishes what he seeks to do with American economic growth and at the same time moves us forward on climate solutions.   All indications are that he is […]

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Protecting Climate Progress: ecoAmerica Leaders Gather to Discuss the Implications of the Election

Climate advocates in America (and around the world) woke up to a new reality on November 9th. We are all now looking for common ground to address the threats to climate progress that the Trump administration presents.   On November 29th, leaders from the Blessed Tomorrow, Climate for Health, and Path to Positive Communities programs […]

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American Leaders to Trump: U.S. Must Look Forward, Not Backward on Climate Change

President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to reverse much of the progress our nation has made on climate. His recent appointment of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a fierce critic of the Environmental Protection Agency, to be the EPA’s administrator is a clear indication he intends to follow through on that plan. This is why almost […]

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Attending ecoAmerica’s American Climate Leadership Summit 2016

In September, I attended the American Climate Leadership Summit 2016 and I heard story after story about how climate change is impacting different communities and what they are doing about it. The Summit was hosted by ecoAmerica, a non-profit organization that works with partners to build awareness, understanding and action for climate and environmental solutions. […]

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Shedding Transaction for Transformation. Building Climate Constituency With Categorical Imperative.

Meighen Speiser is a Member of the Board of Directors at ecoAmerica.   I have always refused to self-identify as an environmentalist. An activist? Not me. Something about those labels didn’t set well. They conjured up images of people, actions, and methods of forging progress that were fueled with anger and protest.   As a […]

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What Conservatives Really Think About Clean Energy and Climate Solutions

Climate change has long been a partisan issue, and by some measures, America is more polarized on this subject than ever. But that doesn’t mean that all conservatives are opposed to climate action – far from it. Just this month, we’ve seen numerous examples of prominent conservative leaders speaking out in favor of clean energy […]

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Now Available: Findings Report from National Latino Climate Leadership Forum

On June 17, 2016, more than 75 Latino leaders from all backgrounds—including faith, health, business, education, community, government, and environment—gathered in Washington, D.C., for the National Latino Climate Leadership Forum. Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing Latinos today, and with their voting population poised to be game-changers in the 2016 elections […]

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Why This Autumn Will Be a Hot Time for Climate Leadership and Solutions

As I write this, the world just had its hottest month in recorded history. Here in Washington D.C, where July is normally our hottest month of the year, we had our sixth hottest July on record. Our unusually hot days are combining with the quieter, less frenetic pace of activity that D.C. usually experiences in […]

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Climate Change Messages Are Hitting The Mainstream – But They Could Be Much Stronger

Over the past twelve months, governments have made enormous progress in working towards climate change solutions. The historic international agreement reached in Paris at COP 21, unprecedented bilateral agreements made between China and the United States to reduce emissions, President Obama’s Clean Power Plan focusing on transitioning to renewables in states and regions, and even […]

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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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