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Announcing the 2021 American Climate Leadership Awards Semifinalists

There are good reasons to believe 2021 will be a blockbuster year for action on climate change.  In that spirit, ecoAmerica is pleased to share hopeful and uplifting news — the announcement of the 2021 American Climate Leadership Awards Semifinalists! The 30 semifinalists will delight you, displaying an impressive mix of local, state, regional and national champions for action on climate change. These change agents have brought forth impactful programs in the midst of concurrent pandemics, offering inspiration for anyone seeking to make progress on climate solutions. 

The American Climate Leadership Awards 2021, hosted by ecoAmerica, recognizes, rewards and shares best practices on climate change advocacy and action nationwide. The Awards provide money, support, and recognition for climate leadership. Individuals and organizations selected as semifinalists have achieved success in building political resolve for climate action at local, regional, and national levels, in ways that are replicable and demonstrate diversity, inclusion, and justice.

This year’s semifinalists span a broad spectrum of climate action and advocacy in America including representation from health, faith, local communities, youth, indigenous and business  — and hailing from a diversity of states including California, Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming. 

These semifinalists will now compete for the top ten finalist spots, selected by March 15, 2021   and each awarded $10,000. A runner up (receiving a total of $25,000) and the winner (receiving a total of $50,000) will be announced live at the American Climate Leadership Awards Gala on April 27, 2021, during the American Climate Leadership Summit.

Like the Oscars, the American Climate Leadership Awards 2021 Gala will be a live, virtual broadcast extravaganza. So, join us for the big unveil this spring! Gather your friends, neighbors, and family to see the finalists, celebrate their triumphs, and cheer them on.

Semifinalists include: 350.org, American Academy of Pediatrics, Children’s Environmental Health Network, City of Ann Arbor, Clean Air Carolina, Climate Action Campaign, Community Environmental Council, Earth Charter Indiana, Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions, Future Coalition, Giniw Collective, Green Chalice of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), GreenRoots, Inc, Growing Climate Solutions: Path to Positive SWFL, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Institute for Sustainable Communities, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP), Jerome Foster (One Million of Us), Mothers Out Front, National Indian Health Board, New York Youth Climate Leaders, Our Climate Education Fund, Philly Thrive, Reverend Stephanie M. Johnson, Solutions from the Land, Sunrise Movement Education Fund, United Church of Christ and People’s Justice Council, Utah Clean Energy, Vermont Energy Education Program (VEEP), and Youth Vs. Apocalypse.

If you have questions, you can contact us at [email protected].

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