ecoAmerica convenes seminal national events, bringing together prominent leaders from diverse sectors to build and share knowledge, forge new alliances, amplify collaboration, and inspire fresh strategies for effective climate action.



American Climate Leadership Summit 2017

On October 25 and 26, ecoAmerica brought together 300 diverse national leaders from across sectors and society to the National Press Club in Washington, DC. This report summarizes the thought leadership from over 40 speakers, and prioritized recommendations that participants developed in the six collaborative forums.

Past Events


American Climate Leadership Summit 2016

Held September 14-15 in Washington, DC., this event brought together 200+ diverse, CEO-level leaders from business, health, faith, higher education, communities, government, culture, philanthropy, and climate. Our Recommendations Report summarizes the event sessions, keynote speakers, strategy meetings, and more.


National Latino Climate Leadership Forum

On June 17, 2016, more than 75 prominent Latino leaders gathered to share ideas for accelerating American Latino climate leadership. This report offers specific recommendations for strengthening collaboration, expanding engagement to key audiences, and increasing funding for all organizations working to engage Latinos on climate.


2015 Leadership Summit Report

180 national leaders from across sectors met in Washington, D.C. in May for the annual ecoAmerica Leadership Summit. Energized by the potential to accelerate climate solutions, the attendees collaborated and ranked their best ideas on building leadership and public support for meaningful action. This report features highlights of the event.


2015 Climate For Health: National Leadership Convening

Climate for Health, Health Care Without Harm, and the U.S. Climate and Health Alliance brought together over 70 leaders from across the country to this first-of-its-kind convening in April 2015. Over 2 days, they engaged in conversations and strategic planning to discuss a united and effective health-sector response to climate change.


Coming Together in Faith on Climate

On September 24-25, 2015, Blessed Tomorrow, along with their partners Convergence, Washington National Cathedral, Auburn Seminary, Faith in Public Life, and Interfaith Power and Light D.C., brought together a multi-faith coalition of national leaders to amplify Pope Francis’ call for action on climate and inspire other faith leaders to join in.


2014 Path to Positive: MomentUs Leadership Summit

In May 2014, 140 national leaders from the health, business, higher education, faith, communities and stewardship sectors gathered in Chicago to share thoughts, generate new ideas, and collaborate on moving America forward on climate solutions.

Leadership Summit Report 2012 - ecoAmerica

2012: Changing Seasons, Changing Lives

This summit convened nearly 100 climate and sustainability leaders, innovative social science and communication experts, and leaders from a diverse array of other sectors for a structured day of learning and strategy. Together, they explored ways to inspire Americans to prepare for and prevent further risks brought about by climate change.


2011: Change of Atmosphere

This one-day, invitation-only summit brought together the brightest, most innovative behavior change and climate communication leaders to share the latest research and best practices, devise strategies, and forge further collaborations to change the conversation and engage American hearts and minds on climate.


2010: America the Best

60 of America’s leading social scientists and practitioners from the academic, NGO, foundation, and corporate sectors gathered at this invitation-only summit to apply their combined knowledge and experience towards finding ways to change how Americans think about and respond to climate change.

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