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Climate Messaging: Lessons From the Marriage Equality Movement

In the run-up to the June 2 federal court hearing on the Clean Power Plan, climate advocates are in full force campaigning for the rule to be upheld. State attorneys general, a coalition of cities, and various environmental groups have filed or will file briefs supporting the rule. In framing the language of their arguments, […]

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Marriage Equality Just Reached a Historic Milestone – Is Climate Action Next?

Last Friday, the U. S. Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states. It’s the latest in a series of political and social movements that struggled for decades before suddenly gaining the crucial degree of momentum. This interactive graphic from Bloomberg Business shows the pace of social change for […]

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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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5 Lessons the Climate Movement Can Learn From Marriage Equality

Marriage equality is often hailed as the shining example of how a social movement can transform society in a few short years. Just 10 years ago, only one state, Massachusetts, allowed same sex couples to marry. Today, 17 do. How did this change happen? Grist’s Heather Smith sat down with key marriage equality leader and […]

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Turn Up the Volume on Climate Change, says Leiserowitz

Research reports from the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication always unearth highly valuable insights about American attitudes on climate change (as covered on this blog.) In this hour-long interview, acclaimed journalist Bill Moyers interviews the head of the project, Anthony Leiserowitz, getting into more details of their work, what it means for climate change […]

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Bob Perkowitz Published in Environmental Communication Journal

ecoAmerica's Founder and President, Bob Perkowitz, was just published in Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture, Volume 4, Issue 1, released on March 17th. Bob's article in the journal focuses on the Climate and Energy Truths report's findings and impact. The article, Climate Communications: Conflicts and Opportunities, was requested after the report received […]

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