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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truth is, just as computers replaced typewriters and cellphones replaced landlines, modern clean energy will replace outdated fossil fuels — it’s just a matter of how quickly.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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Personally Speaking: Why Effective Climate Messaging Starts With People

At a social media conference not long ago, I sat in on a panel discussion on best practices. Be timely and responsive, the panelists advised – but above all, be human. Even when acting as the Twitter or Facebook voice of a brand or corporation, it’s important to remember that social media engagement is still […]

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We All Care About the Same Thing

In America, our diversity defines us. The “melting pot” created from our heterogeneous population is what makes our country unique. With varying ethnic backgrounds, political and religious perspectives, a range of socio-economic statuses and ways of thinking, Americans feel strongly about our right to remain ourselves.   At the same time, it’s impossible to escape […]

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Making Earth Day Visible Every Day With the Launch of Solution Generation at Millersville University

Instead of traveling to Lancaster, PA, to help kick off Solution Generation’s new partnership with Millersville University, Earth Day 2016 found me in sad solidarity with our warming climate as I spent the day waylaid in bed fighting a 102° fever. Fortunately, my intended wing-woman for the event, ecoAmerica’s new executive assistant Candace Williams, enthusiastically […]

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How the World Bank Will Help Nations Deliver on Their Paris Climate Commitments

One of the sticking points of the Paris climate negotiations was how to reduce global carbon emissions without putting an undue economic strain on developing nations. A shift in spending announced last week by the World Bank could help solve that problem by assisting developing nations with their climate plan implementation.   Under its new […]

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Why a Growing Number of Evangelicals Are Supporting Climate Solutions

Climate-conscious evangelical Christians held a series of events last week in North Carolina, voicing their firm support for climate action. Attendees recognized the role of humans in damaging the climate, and expressed their belief that “we are only stewards or trustees of God’s creation, and we aren’t to abuse or neglect it.”   Evangelical Christians […]

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What Does the New Era of Climate Leadership Look Like?

Why did the Paris climate talks succeed while the 2009 Copenhagen talks did not? The tone and style of leadership had a lot to do with it – optimism instead of fatalism, a sense of opportunity rather than a fear of sacrifice, and a desire to protect all of humanity instead of narrow self-interests.   […]

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Global Carbon Emissions Flatten as Economy Grows – For Second Straight Year

The increase in clean energy around the globe is having a tangible effect – in both 2014 and 2015, greenhouse gas emissions did not increase, while the global GDP grew by 3.4 and 3.1 percent respectively.   This is big news because for the previous four decades, emissions and GDP have increased or decreased in tandem. […]

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Reframing Climate Change – What Works Best

Our goal here at ecoAmerica is to find the best ways to engage Americans on climate issues. One of the approaches we advocate is to frame climate issues in new ways that grab people’s attention and strike a chord. But does it work? This Vox article seems to say no – but only at first. […]

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