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American Climate Leadership Awards 2022 Finalists Announced
An Extraordinary Mix of National, State, and Local Groups Take Home $10,000 Each 

February 25, 2022 — ecoAmerica announces the 10 finalists for the 2022 American Climate Leadership Awards which recognizes, rewards, and amplifies best practices in activating climate change advocacy and action. This year’s group of finalists hail from across the country and is an inspiring mix of youth, faith, elected officials, and community leaders. Each finalist will receive $10,000, and a runner-up and winner will receive $25,000 and $50,000 respectively to continue their work. The winners will be announced live at the American Climate Leadership Awards event on March 28, 2022, during the American Climate Leadership Summit

Congratulations to the American Climate Leadership Awards top 10 finalists: 

  • Alternatives for Community & Environment (ACE)
  • Climate Mobilization Project
  • Elected Officials to Protect America
  • Faith in Place
  • GreenRoots
  • Healthy Community Services
  • Power Shift Network
  • Schools for Climate Action
  • Wisconsin Green Muslims
  • Young Evangelicals for Climate Action

The American Climate Leadership Awards 2022 ceremony will be a live, virtual broadcast event hosted by this year’s selection committee which includes international environmental advocate and eco-living expert Laura Turner Seydel, World Resources Institute Founder and Overall Climate Hero Gus Speth, Future Coalition Executive Director Katie Eder, APHA Executive Director Dr. Georges Benjamin, environmental scientist, advocate, scholar, and entrepreneur Dr Michael K Dorsey, 35th Mayor of Salt Lake City Jackie Biskupski, Hip Hop Caucus President and CEO Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., and Earth Uprising Founder Alexandria Villaseñor. Author, environmental activist, 350.org founder, and this year’s selection committee chair Bill McKibben will host the awards event. 

To watch the American Climate Leadership Awards 2022 live on March 28, 2022, please register today for the American Climate Leadership Summit.


If you have questions, you can contact us at acla@ecoamerica.org.

The purpose of the American Climate Leadership Awards, hosted by ecoAmerica, is to recognize, reward and share best practices on climate change advocacy and action nationwide. The Awards provide money, support, and recognition for real climate leadership. Individuals and organizations selected as semifinalists have achieved success in building some meaningful political resolve for climate action at local, regional, and national levels, in ways that are replicable, while demonstrating diversity, inclusion, and justice.

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