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Day 3: ecoAmerica in Paris – Scholar Activism and How Higher Ed is Shaping Climate Progress

Noah Kittner (pictured, left), a PhD candidate in energy and resources at the University of California, Berkeley, ran cross country as a high school student in Raleigh, North Carolina. He may have learned a thing or two about endurance back then that is helping him through long days at COP21 this week. Here in Paris […]

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How to Talk About Climate Change at the Thanksgiving Dinner Table

One of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving is spending time with my family, especially extended family members whom I don’t get to see often enough. Our time together includes the usual Thanksgiving traditions – eating specially prepared food (I’m bringing my signature apple pie this year), watching football, and taking a walk between the main […]

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Announcing the 2015 MomentUs Leadership Summit, May 20-21

ecoAmerica is pleased to announce our 5th annual leadership summit. Path to Positive, the 2015 MomentUs Leadership Summit, is being held on May 20th and 21st, 2015 in Washington, DC.   The Path to Positive begins with the simple premise that the greatest obstacle to our nation leading on climate change isn’t a lack of […]

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How to Make Your College Campus More Sustainable

Higher education institutions are uniquely positioned to lead on climate solutions. Every day, colleges and universities have opportunities to engage their students, staff, and the local community in sustainability efforts. Some of the most successful and innovative of those efforts are highlighted in a new report by one of our partners,The Association for the Advancement […]

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Higher Ed Can Lead Climate Solutions

Last month, Clark Atlanta University president Dr. Carlton E. Brown met with other higher education leaders to launch Solution Generation, one component of our MomentUs initiative. Solution Generation provides a strong network, insightful research, and a variety of resources to help educators engage their students and communities in climate-change solutions. Dr. Brown sits on the […]

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Higher Ed Leaders Launch New Campus Climate Program

ecoAmerica is proud to announce of the second MomentUs program, Solution Generation. Solution Generation will empower higher education leaders, faculty, and students with the tools, resources, and network they’ll need to move the needle on climate on campuses nationwide. Twenty higher education leaders across the country, including college and university presidents, sustainability directors, and higher education […]

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Higher Education Leaders to Convene on Climate Solutions

The following is a guest post by Tatiana Brailovskaya (Second Nature).   Second Nature’s 2014 Presidential Summit on Climate Leadership is gearing up to start in Boston on October 1. The event is expected to bring together over 200 higher education sustainability leaders — including university and college presidents who are signatories to the American College & University Presidents’ […]

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Wisdom for My Son: Meet a New Friend on Meatless Monday

As our firstborn prepares to head off to his freshman year of college, he and his friends are embarking upon an extraordinary period in their lives. They have grown into curious, competent, and motivated young adults at a time in history with tremendous educational opportunities. With their varied career and life goals, these young people […]

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Academic Institutions Lead the Way in Climate Solutions

Six higher education institutions were recognized last month for their leadership in educating students about sustainability, climate solutions, and climate adaptation, according to a recent post on Second Nature’s website. Second Nature, a nonprofit that operates the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), presents the awards to ACUPCC signatories that demonstrate exceptional leadership […]

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Graduates’ Next Chapter: Working for Climate Solutions

During this commencement season, students across the country have gathered their loved ones and put on their caps and gowns to celebrate their accomplishments and well-earned diplomas. They are pondering, planning, and taking their next steps into the new chapters of their lives. Many graduates are determined to create professional and personal lives based on […]

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