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  • American Climate Perspectives Survey 2023, Vol. I
    American Climate Perspectives Survey 2023, Vol. I

    As the country recovers from extreme winter storms that disrupted life across the nation, a new study finds that the majority of Americans are concerned about climate change. ecoAmerica’s latest American Climate Perspectives Survey also identified driving forces behind climate concern.

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  • 2023 American Climate Leadership Awards Semifinalists Announced
    2023 American Climate Leadership Awards Semifinalists Announced

    Climate change is no longer the realm of future scenarios and political banter, it’s a frontline community challenge now being addressed with pragmatic activities to confront 2025 and 2030 realities. From the deep south of Jackson, Mississippi to Illinois to the Hawaiian islands, this year’s ACLA semifinalists represent…

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  • Natural Connections: Collaboration with the Environment

    Natural Connections: Collaboration with the Environment

    This post is part of a Mental Health Awareness Month blog series that highlights “Closer Look” perspectives from the 2021 edition of Mental Health and Our Changing Climate. This is a reprint from the report. Natural Connections: Collaboration with the Environment I have worked as a clinical social worker for over 20 years in Anishinaabe and rural communities throughout Minnesota, and I have seen firsthand the impacts of climate change on mental health. I am not alone. In 2019, I worked with the Minnesota Department of Health on a survey examining mental health professionals’ knowledge, attitudes, and practices associated with…

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  • A Solution for Climate Anxiety: Spending More Time in Nature

    A Solution for Climate Anxiety: Spending More Time in Nature

    This post is part of a Mental Health Awareness Month blog series that highlights “Closer Look” perspectives from the 2021 edition of Mental Health and Our Changing Climate. This is a reprint from the report. A Solution for Climate Anxiety: Spending More Time in Nature There is substantive science behind what many intuitively understand: spending time in nature makes us feel better. The Children & Nature Network has long advocated for the mental health benefits of time outdoors, which include a sense of calm and restoration; measurable reductions in stress, anxiety, and depression; and enhanced mood, resilience, and ability to…

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  • American Youth: Angry, Terrified, and in Despair

    American Youth: Angry, Terrified, and in Despair

    This post is part of a Mental Health Awareness Month blog series that highlights “Closer Look” perspectives from the 2021 edition of Mental Health and Our Changing Climate. This is a reprint from the report. American Youth: Angry, Terrified, and in Despair  As the expert witness on the psychological damages to 21 youth plaintiffs in the Juliana v. US case, I saw first-hand the fear, anger, and despair that climate disruption is causing young people. I also saw the role the US government has in not only failing to take appropriate action but in engaging in practices that make it…

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  • #EveryoneEveryDay Photo Contest Winner Announced

    #EveryoneEveryDay Photo Contest Winner Announced

    Thank you to everyone who submitted their excellent photos to ecoAmerica’s first-ever #EveryoneEveryDay photo contest! From action on Capitol Hill to scenic landscapes, the submissions capture why we take climate action, every day.  We are pleased to announce the winning photo, submitted by Shruti Agrawal and captured by Shilpoo Agrawal. Title: Greenfaith Climate Rally Speaker About this photo: “On October 18, 2021, I spoke at a climate rally held by Greenfaith for people of diverse groups to decrease funding for fossil fuels. As one of the few youth advocates at the event, I wanted to bring some of everyone’s childhood…

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  • The Fight for a Livable Future

    The Fight for a Livable Future

    This post is part of a Mental Health Awareness Month blog series that highlights “Closer Look” perspectives from the 2021 edition of Mental Health and Our Changing Climate. This is a reprint from the report. The Fight for a Livable Future Growing up, it was hard to imagine anything but the current state of the world. I had no concept of what societal and ecological collapse might look like. My concerns involved figuring out where to go to college, what career I’d want to pursue, and how to best live a healthy and fulfilling life. I had heard about climate…

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  • May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

    May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

    This May, ecoAmerica recognizes Mental Health Awareness Month by bringing awareness to the mental health and well-being impacts of climate change. Each week, we will feature blogs that provide a closer look on topics of mental health and climate change, featured in the report, Mental Health and Our Changing Climate.  Because solutions are at hand, we are also featuring guidance for building community resilience against the climate change impacts on mental health. Below are ten steps to get you started. Expand disaster response and resiliency plans Increase social cohesion Address disparities Preserve cultural connections Involve the community Strengthen mental health…

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  • Congratulations 2022 American Climate Leadership Awards Winners

    Congratulations 2022 American Climate Leadership Awards Winners

    Schools for Climate Action Wins 2022 American Climate Leadership Awards Receiving the $50,000 Grand Prize GreenRoots recognized as runner-up In an exciting and crowning moment during the American Climate Leadership Awards ceremony, Schools for Climate Action was awarded as the winner of the 2022 awards. GreenRoots, a community-based organization was this year’s runner-up. Schools for Climate Action will receive $50,000, and GreenRoots will receive $25,000 to further their work. The remaining 8 finalists will each receive $10,000. All of the organizations will be connected via a new online platform Mobilize to grow their networks and accelerate their impact through peer-to-peer…

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  • Saving Ourselves in the Era of Climate Consequences

    Saving Ourselves in the Era of Climate Consequences

    Saving Ourselves in the Era of Climate Consequences You’ve been told, again and again, that climate change isn’t real. That it’s not caused by humans. That the planet always goes through these cycles and that scientists disagree. You’ve been told that climate change is beneficial and burning fossil fuels is necessary to lift people out of poverty. You’ve been told that stopping climate change will cost too much money and by the way, it’s cold outside. And now we’re being told that it’s too late. That there’s nothing we can do about climate change except to adapt if you’re wealthy…

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  • #EveryoneEveryDay Photo Contest

    #EveryoneEveryDay Photo Contest

      ecoAmerica is excited to announce the #EveryoneEveryDay photo contest! Inspire others to take action on climate by submitting photos that display your climate leadership. Your photo may influence a future climate leader to step up and join you! Submit your best climate action photos by Earth Day, April 22, 2022.  What should I submit?  The theme is #EveryoneEveryDay. This means the photo contest will highlight climate action — up for interpretation from the photographer. We’re looking for images that show people taking action and will inspire others to join the movement. We’d provide examples, but this is broad for…

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  • Climate Mobilization Project, American Climate Leadership Awards 2022 Finalist

    Climate Mobilization Project, American Climate Leadership Awards 2022 Finalist

    The following blog is a part of our American Climate Leadership Award 2022 Series.  Climate Mobilization Project, American Climate Leadership Awards 2022 Finalist Climate Mobilization Project is among 10 American Climate Leadership Award finalists to be recognized at the American Climate Leadership Summit 2022 (ACLS 2022) on March 28 during the live broadcast.  Climate Mobilization Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 2015, working for a national transformation that rapidly restores a safe climate and creates a just and democratic society.  Join us at the American Climate Leadership Summit 2022 (ACLS 2022) to honor Faith in Place and the…

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  • GreenRoots, American Climate Leadership Awards 2022 Finalist

    GreenRoots, American Climate Leadership Awards 2022 Finalist

    The following blog is a part of our American Climate Leadership Award 2022 Series.  GreenRoots, American Climate Leadership Awards 2022 Finalist  GreenRoots is among 10 American Climate Leadership Award finalists to be recognized at the American Climate Leadership Summit 2022 (ACLS 2022) on March 28 during the live broadcast.  GreenRoots is a resident-led, grassroots, community-based organization working to dismantle environmental racism and classism and improve public health in Chelsea and East Boston. GreenRoots’ mission is to achieve environmental justice and greater quality of life through collective action, unity, education and youth leadership across neighborhoods and communities. Join us at the…

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