Today ecoAmerica announced the 10 finalists for the 2020 American Climate Leadership Awards, which recognize effective public engagement initiatives across the nation. “Many thousands of individuals and organizations are showing the way forward on public support and political will for climate solutions,” said Bob Perkowitz, ecoAmerica president. “It was exceptionally hard for our judging panel to narrow the 200 entrants down to 10 finalists.”
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Each finalist will receive $10,000, and from the group, a runner-up and winner will be selected to receive $25,000 and $50,000 respectively. The winners will be announced and the awards presented at the American Climate Leadership Summit (ACL 2020) taking place at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC on August 26-27.
The American Climate Leadership Awards finalists include: CALPIRG Students, Climate Leadership; CivicSpark, Local Government Commission; Piper Christian, Utah Concurrent Resolution on Environmental and Economic Stewardship; Future Coalition, Youth Climate Strike; Green Teams, Faith in Place; Keep LA Cool, Climate Resolve; Portland Clean Energy Fund; Regeneración, Pajaro Valley Climate Action; Don Sampson, Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Climate Change Project, and the Sunrise Movement.
These groups span a wide range of local to national success stories that are showing us the way forward by building urgency, support, and action for climate solutions. They include dynamic new initiatives, like the Sunrise Movement and Future Coalition which reach into communities across the nation, along with more focused actions like Keep LA Cool and Regeneración. Each of them provides leadership and lessons for all climate activists to follow. They demonstrate Margaret Mead’s wise counsel – “Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world”.Let’s inspire more of these ventures at scale. Join us at the American Climate Leadership Summit 2020 (ACLS 2020), to celebrate the ACLA 2020 finalists and explore ways to raise our climate ambition.