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  • Health Leaders Explore Opportunities to Increase Climate Change Mitigation and Advocacy
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    Health Leaders Explore Opportunities to Increase Climate Change Mitigation and Advocacy

    On May 15, ecoAmerica and Climate for Health convened more than 50 health leaders for the National Climate and Health Leadership Forum, co-hosted by the American Psychological Association (APA) in Washington, D.C.  APA’s CEO, Dr. Arthur Evans, welcomed the participants and reaffirmed their commitment to addressing the mental health impacts of climate change.   In opening…

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  • Climate Change Mitigation and Advocacy in 2018 and Beyond
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    Climate Change Mitigation and Advocacy in 2018 and Beyond

    On May 2, Blessed Tomorrow and Auburn Seminary co-hosted the 2018 National Climate and Faith Leadership Summit, a gathering of nearly 50 faith leaders exploring how to increase climate change mitigation and advocacy activities across the country. Participants represented a diverse group of faith institutions and faith-based organizations, shared best practices, and discussed how to…

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  • 2018 June American Climate Perspectives: Mid-Year Summary

    2018 June American Climate Perspectives: Mid-Year Summary

    Americans’ attitudes on climate are changing, and the change is in a positive direction. To better understand how these views are evolving, and what that may mean, ecoAmerica has pulled together the most recent public opinion survey data from some of the country’s most prominent polling firms. The data is encouraging. Americans are increasingly aware…

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  • Now Available: June Talking Points
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    Now Available: June Talking Points

    The discourse around a warming world often gets hung up on politics, but what Americans really care about — and want to hear about— are the challenges and opportunities that climate change has for their families and communities. Strip away the science, politics, and technology, and remaining are people, their families, how climate change impacts…

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  • A Closer Look: the Influence of Health and Faith on Climate
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    A Closer Look: the Influence of Health and Faith on Climate

    Are Americans looking to leaders outside of the political arena for guidance on climate change? ecoAmerica and Lake Research Partners set out to find this answer in the 2018 American Climate Perspectives Survey (ACPS). The ACPS found that there is increasing opportunity for faith leaders and health professionals to lend their leadership to climate. And…

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  • In Memoriam: Paul Junger Witt, 1943-2018

    In Memoriam: Paul Junger Witt, 1943-2018

    It is with great sadness that we report that Paul Junger Witt has passed. He has been a member of the ecoAmerica board since 2012, and has supported the organization with his vision, skills, friendship and graciousness. He had profound impact on all of us at ecoAmerica, and greatly informed our efforts to connect with…

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  • April 2018 Talking Points
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    April 2018 Talking Points

    A clean energy future is within our grasp. We can have locally-made energy from the wind and the sun that ensures our air is clean and our water is healthy. Communities across America are learning that smart investments in clean energy protect our health, attract new business, create jobs, and build stronger communities for our families. Hundreds…

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  • Climate Change is a Rising Policy Priority, Particularly for Millennials
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    Climate Change is a Rising Policy Priority, Particularly for Millennials

    Over the past decade, Americans have placed climate change at the bottom of the list of public policy priorities. But, according to Pew’s January 2018 Public Policy Priorities survey, climate change is on the rise. Pew found that close to half, 46% of Americans, believe that dealing with climate change should be a top policy…

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  • February 2018 Talking Points
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    February 2018 Talking Points

    While climate concern grows, and progress on solutions both waxes (increases in clean energy generation) and wanes (dozens of federal policy rollbacks), Americans are left with some confusion on who to trust for climate guidance. Traditional climate messengers, such as scientists, talk most about the concerning trajectories of our changing climate, and this can lead…

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  • A Path to Positive on Climate in 2018
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    A Path to Positive on Climate in 2018

    “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope….– A…

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  • 1 Year In: Poll Finds Trump Stirring Climate Attitudes, Action

    1 Year In: Poll Finds Trump Stirring Climate Attitudes, Action

    Most of what Americans heard from the Trump Administration in its first year focused on dismissing climate change as a man-made problem, undermining the legitimacy of news organizations covering the issue, announcements about regulation rollbacks, and exiting the Paris Agreement. Eschewing support for climate solutions, the rhetoric centered on jobs, the economy, reviving the coal…

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