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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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  • Welcome to Climate Talking Points! Your New Tools
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    Welcome to Climate Talking Points! Your New Tools

    Opening Up the Conversation It can be hard to have a positive discussion on climate change. It is a complex issue. Many of us are in our ideological information bubbles or struck by seemingly conflicting information. As we enter 2018, passions are high on both sides, and the stakes even higher. If you want to…

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  • Let’s Lead Case Study: Health Students for a Healthy Climate
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    Let’s Lead Case Study: Health Students for a Healthy Climate

    How are leaders across the country stepping up to take action on climate change? In late 2017, ecoAmerica released Let’s Lead On Climate, a new guide that features nine success stories of initiatives by local organizations who are inspiring and engaging communities around them to make climate solutions a priority. In the guide, you’ll hear from local…

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  • December Poll Finds Climate Action, Concern on the Rise

    December Poll Finds Climate Action, Concern on the Rise

    Anyone paying attention to the news on climate change in 2017 has learned about record-setting climate impacts, dire predictions, and over 30 rollbacks of important protections at the federal level. The abundance of negative news has the potential to deflate aspiration into resignation, and motivation into fatalism. Despite all of the bad news, however, there…

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