American Climate Leadership Awards 2021 Finalists Announced

American Climate Leadership Awards 2021 Finalists Announced
Successful Climate Change Leadership We Can Replicate!

Did climate action pause during the 2020 pandemic? Not all all!  Today ecoAmerica announces the 10 finalists for the 2021 American Climate Leadership Awards. The American Climate Leadership Awards (ACLA) recognizes, rewards, and amplifies best practices in activating climate change advocacy and action. This year’s group of finalists is an inspiring list of local, state and national champions that are mobilizing resolute – and replicable–climate action. Each finalist will receive $10,000, and a runner-up and winner will receive $25,000 and $50,000 respectively. The winners will be announced live at the American Climate Leadership Awards event on April 27, 2021 during the American Climate Leadership Summit.


Congratulations to the American Climate Leadership Awards top 10 finalists (in alphabetical order)

  • City of Ann Arbor
  • Clean Air Carolina
  • Earth Charter Indiana
  • GreenRoots, Inc.
  • Mothers Out Front
  • Philly Thrive
  • Sunrise Movement Education Fund
  • Tara Houska – Giniw Collective
  • United Church of Christ and the People’s Justice Council
  • Youth Vs Apocalypse

The finalists exemplify outstanding climate initiatives which give change agents and the public inspiration to model and replicate for continued climate action across the nation. 

You can read more about the finalists as part of our American Climate Leadership Awards 2021 Series.

And, please join us in celebrating these individuals and groups, and to hear the runner-up and winner announced live at the American Climate Leadership Summit 2021 (ACLS 2021) on April 27, 2021!

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