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Let’s Electrify Climate Justice

And get it from clean, renewable sources Over the past 10 years since our first American Climate Leadership Summit, it feels like we’ve gone from future tense to past tense without stopping in the present. Just decade ago, solar and wind were financially uncompetitive, 10x their current cost. For all practical purposes, ten years ago there Read more

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Denial: Our Biggest Environmental Health Threat?

Rebecca Rehr and I teamed up for our fourth article for NEHA’s Environmental Health Journal. Coming in May 2021, ” “Denial: Our Biggest Environmental Health Threat?”. Here’s the link to the Climate for Health blog post on it:https://climateforhealth.org/6756-2/ and here’s the link to the article in the Journal: https://www.neha.org/sites/default/files/jeh/JEH5.21-Column-Direct-From-ecoAmerica.pdf.The article does more than describe the Read more

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Racism, Polarization, Hate and Climate Change

A week ago today, a few thousand protestors gathered at Black Lives Matter Plaza across from the White House to listen to the last egomaniacal, anti-democratic, hate-filled, diatribe-of-lies speech by Donald Trump as president of the United States. They were joined by many Republican congress members, urged to insurrection by Trump, and then marched down Read more

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Ambition, Restoration, and Justice: A Path Forward on Climate Solutions

with Rebecca C. Rehr MPH Climate change is moving to the forefront of concern for people in the U.S. and all over the world. Accelerating climate-change charged events, including wildfires, floods, severe storms, displacement of people, and economic damage, cannot be ignored. We all need to consider new strategies to amplify the effectiveness of our Read more

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Desperation to Determination: We Have a Chance!

On Saturday morning just before noon, I was lucky to be driving less than two blocks from the White House when we heard the first happy horn. It took my wife Lisa maybe six seconds to suspect what was up. “Turn on the radio,” she said. A moment later our windows were down, our hands Read more

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ecoAmerica stands in solidarity with the Black community fighting for justice in America

The climate, public health, economic, democratic, and racial crises we are living in are intertwined, rooted in systemic injustice. This is not a coincidence. There is a concentration of power and wealth amongst a tiny elite that does not invest in or care about public education, public health, equal opportunity, or equal rights but rather Read more

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Moving Forward on Climate Amidst COVID-19

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and economic disruption, climate change and really all federally enforced environmental protections are being trammeled. ecoAmerica is joining with partner organizations to shed light on these actions and build collective action to stop and reverse them. We recently signed onto three of these, and urge our Path to Positive, Climate for Read more

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A New Era for Climate Action: Americans Want Action

As science becomes reality and the future bursts upon us, the debate on climate change is heating up. Newly empowered Democrats didn’t waste a week in the 116th Congress before launching climate hearings and introducing legislation. One proposal, an economic stimulus program called the Green New Deal is designed to eliminate carbon pollution by 2030 Read more

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Why Some Americans Don’t Worry About Climate Change

(with Mayor Jennifer Roberts of Charlotte, NC) National polling data — including ecoAmerica’s — reveals that the vast majority of Americans are concerned about our changing climate. But there remain a staunch group of Americans who believe that the science is wrong, that the crisis is manufactured, and that we do not need to take Read more

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In Memoriam: Paul Junger Witt, 1943-2018

It is with great sadness that we report that Paul Junger Witthas passed. He has been a member of the ecoAmerica boardsince 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 and inspire Read more

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