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For Loyola University Chicago, Climate Action Is Key to Their Mission

The Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) and ecoAmerica’s higher education program, Solution Generation, have selected Loyola University Chicago as the winner of the 2016 Climate Leadership Awards. Loyola stood out for their ambitious climate action plan, with a goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2025.   As a Catholic, Jesuit university, Loyola is […]

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Sustainability Needs an Olympic Effort

The Solution Generation/ACCU climate leadership award supports academic institutions that “Go for the Gold.”   Watching the Olympics this week, I was struck by the level of excellence, dedication, and superiority of our American athletes. These women and men showed up to the games to bring home medals. The months and years of training really […]

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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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Where Does Your Business Stand on Climate Action?

I recently had the pleasure of talking with David Brodwin, co-founder of American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), about the different journeys businesses take on their path to sustainability.   His organization got its start when he and his cofounder, David Levine, along with 50 of their like-minded business leaders, realized they all had compelling ideas […]

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Turning a Disaster Into a Green-Energy Breakthrough

When a massive tornado destroyed 95 percent of Greensburg’s buildings in 2007, the residents had a choice – to rebuild the town that had been, or to embrace a brighter future. Mayor Bob Dixson, now one of our Path to Positive Communities leaders, brought the town together through a Public Square process – 400 to […]

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Why Ordinary Citizens Are the Key to Effective Climate Action

ecoAmerica’s mission is to build popular support for climate solutions – and we believe the best way to do that is to understand and address the concerns of mainstream Americans. Are corporations and governments doing enough to engage the public on climate issues? In this GreenBiz article, Solitaire Townsend, co-founder of Futerra Sustainability Communications, says she thinks […]

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How the World Wildlife Fund Is Helping Apple Go Even Greener

Tech giant Apple already gets high marks for sustainability – Greenpeace’s 2015 Click Clean Report, released this week, named it the greenest tech company in the world. But Apple isn’t stopping there. As ClimateProgress reports, the company recently announced a new goal of getting 100 percent of the paper for its packaging from sustainably managed […]

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How to Tell a More Compelling Sustainability Story

As more companies embrace sustainable business practices as both smart and ethical, they are sharing their efforts and touting their accomplishments – and rightfully so. It’s important for consumers to know that companies are tackling social and environmental issues – in fact, as this article in the Guardian points out, 83% of millennials want companies […]

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The Unlikely Merging of Sustainability and Auto Racing

When elections roll around, NASCAR fans are often touted as a symbol of mainstream America. So it’s heartening to discover that this demographic is actually quite eco-friendly – according to a NASCAR poll, 80 percent of fans believe in climate change and 2 out of 3 support personal climate action.   As NASCAR driver Leilani […]

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Should We Rethink What It Means to Be a “Green” Consumer?

The holidays are about many things – festive celebrations, goodwill towards others, spending time with family and friends…and shopping.   To help encourage consumers to buy their products and services, more retailers are highlighting their sustainability credentials. But today’s consumers need more than that – they also need a clear demonstration of how a company […]

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