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Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Dec 31-Jan 6

Every Friday, we round up the most interesting and insightful climate stories from the week. Check in to learn about major achievements, new findings, and effective strategies for motivating action.   SOLUTIONS   Seeing Greenland’s melting glaciers with his own eyes turned this scientist from climate doubter to believer. With Enough Evidence, Even Skepticism Will […]

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The New Nature Movement, After 11/8/16

Richard Louv is Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Children & Nature Network, an organization supporting the international movement to connect children, their families, and their communities to the natural world. A member of ecoAmerica’s Board of Directors, he is the author of nine books, including Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit […]

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Taking a Stand for Love … Love for People, for the Poor, for Peace, and for the Planet

Alarmed. Worried. Disturbed.   That’s how many of us have felt during this election cycle. Through the primaries to the general election, we’ve heard candidates saying things that bring shock and dismay. Some have fanned into flame old unextinguished embers of prejudice and nativism. Some have proposed that we impose a religious test on immigrants. […]

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Health Partnerships Grow to Statewide Coalitions for Clean Energy

They say politics breed strange bedfellows. Evidently, good ideas breed new allies. Across the country, burgeoning coalitions in many states have come together in support of something healthy. And no, not just to back the age-old mandate that we should eat our vegetables. This time, “healthy” comes in the form of clean energy.   Historically, […]

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Health Professionals Protect the Climate, Press for Clean, Healthy Renewable Energy

Progress to slow the pace of climate change is uneven, and the “big levers” – steps that will have widespread impact – are few. Thus, when the Supreme Court recently placed a stay on the Clean Power Plan, it threw concerned health professionals for a loop.   The Clean Power Plan (CPP) is a policy […]

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How Whole Foods Is Helping Encourage More Climate-Friendly Consumer Behavior

When it comes to building mainstream support for climate solutions, what leaders do is just as important as what they say. As this Think Progress article reports, Whole Foods grocery recently signed on to sell aesthetically flawed (but perfectly edible) fruits and vegetables in some of its Northern California stores, with the goal of expanding […]

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4 Characteristics of Successful Climate Leaders

Whether they’re in the business, health, faith, community, or higher education sector, climate leaders are tasked with creating positive, transformative change within their organizations. This is not always easy. But as this article in the Harvard Business Review points out, successful change leaders have four things in common:   1. They recognize and are committed […]

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Why Climate Coverage Fails to Engage Audiences (and How That Can Be Improved)

2015 was arguably the most newsworthy year ever for the climate movement – but except for major events like Pope Francis’ encyclical and the COP21 summit, climate change actually suffered from a lack of media coverage. As this Huffington Post article explains, many climate experts and journalists feel climate change gets far less attention in […]

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Day 5: ecoAmerica in Paris – Using Music to Put a Voice to Climate Action

Outside of the Paris “beltway,” (called the Boulevard Périphérique), far from the climate talks and the palaces and villas where meetings and donor discussions are taking place, are suburbs that are home to many of Paris’s immigrants, including Muslim families from Africa (France has the largest Muslim population in Western Europe, an estimated 5-10% of its […]

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