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Further Evidence that Good Climate Policy Works – and Grows the Economy

Here at ecoAmerica we emphasize climate solutions in a big way because our research (American Climate Values 2014) says it’s necessary for people to understand that there are solutions to engage on the issue.  The general media covers climate change mostly from a scientific debate and political conflict frame, so most people either don’t know

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CEO Interview with Bob Perkowitz, President of ecoAmerica

Published in citybizlist DC. Redeploying management skills for a different kind of income. Bob Perkowitz ‘retired’ when he was 50 years old, but he hasn’t slowed down.  After a successful career in the consumer products, equity investing, and direct marketing fields, Bob shifted to the non-profit world and now works to build leadership to address

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How San Diego Is Getting Climate Right

For many people, “getting” climate change is an epiphany. They’ve been in doubt or denial for years. Then, all of a sudden – wham – it hits them. They realize that the seasons and weather they around them really are changing. They confront a new reality for the first time: we have a big problem

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Switching Gears Towards Climate Solutions

  While we’ve been busy working on technical and policy solutions for climate change in earnest for well over a decade, the work on building public support for solutions has lagged well behind. Stories like the one below (Climate Change is Putting World at Risk of Irreversible Changes…) are motivating to some of us, but

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Collective Action on Climate

  Lack of public support is typically cited as a primary reason for the failure of domestic climate legislation in 2009, which in turn undermined international agreements. In this analysis, aligned environmental NGOs were unable to overcome the financial, lobbying and marketing prowess of the fossil fuels industry. The outcome? We continue to unabatedly burn

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Climate Change: Confusion, Deception, and Making a Difference

  There’s an industry of people working to shape public opinion on climate change nowadays, making it hard for most of us to sort out facts and reality from self-serving claims of special interests. As individuals, though, our biggest challenge may be sorting out our own bias and misconceptions – we all have some. Here are some

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Capitalizing on an Inflection Point in America

(Originally published December 20,2012 in ecoAffect) Last October ecoAmerica brought some of the brightest leaders together for a structured day of learning, sharing, and collaboration to seek and plan ways to inspire Americans to prepare for and prevent further risks brought about by climate change. Attendance was by invitation only, and included nearly 100 of

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“Moving American Communities Towards Sustainability”: Bob Perkowitz at National League of Cities Conference

(originally posted on ecoAffect.org on December 11, 2012) In a recent National League of Cities Leadership Training session, sustainability “veterans” lead discussions on how communities can move forward in their sustainability efforts. Amongst the speakers was ecoAmerica’s president Bob Perkowitz, who stressed the importance of connecting the goals of sustainability to existing communities. By pin

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Following the Polling on Global Warming

(originally published on August 8, 2012 on ecoAffect.org) Just like the rest of the planet, America is heating up. So far this year we are seeing nine new record high temperatures for every record low. Some of those new record high temperatures are literally frightening, smashing old all-time records by 30 degrees or more. Even

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ACUPCC 5th Anniversary: 2012 Climate Leadership Summit

originally published July 11, 2012 in ecoAffect.org n March 2007 ecoAmerica and partners AASHE and Second Nature, launched the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment. Since then over 675 schools in all 50 states with nearly 40% of America’s higher education students have signed on to measure and report their emissions, take immediate steps to reduce them, and develop and

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