ecoAmerica convenes 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.


Past Events

ACLS 2020

American Climate Leadership Summit 2020 Recommendations Report

Enjoy our American Climate Leadership Summit 2020 (ACLS 2020) Recap including links to all the session videos! Please share it with your social networks, coworkers, and friends who are concerned but not acting on climate — action on climate change, including climate restoration and climate justice, has never been more critical.

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American Climate Leadership Summit 2019 Recommendations Report

On May 1-2, 2019, innovators from across the US, representing a multitude of constituencies, collaborated on strategies to expand and accelerate leadership to restore our climate. This included making public commitments to climate mitigation and advocacy, so we can boldly move the needle on solutions now, in 2020, and beyond.

National Climate and Faith Leadership Forum

2018 National Climate and Faith Leadership Forum

On May 2, Blessed Tomorrow and Auburn Seminary co-hosted a gathering of nearly 50 faith leaders to explore 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 catalyze new, bolder, and broader efforts.

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Health Forum

2018 National Climate and Health Leadership Forum

Climate for Health welcomed more than 50 health organization and thought leaders to the National Climate and Health Leadership Forum on May 15 in Washington, DC. Co-hosted by the American Psychological Association, the forum brought leaders together to make commitments to greater climate mitigation and advocacy. This summary report includes the highlights and ideas from the event.


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.


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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