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A lot of people are calling the Inflation Reduction Act a “game changer,” and there’s much more positive momentum coming from the federal government. If we can build on our impressive wind/solar, battery, and electric car progress over the past 10 years with more clean energy, storage, carbon capture, green hydrogen, and energy efficiency, then over the next 10 years we might just be able to start reversing the carbon damage we’ve done to the planet. Read more in Bob Perkowitz’s “Only Half the Story” blog post. And you’ll find resources to activate your friends, workplace, community, and policymakers in this September eUpdate.

ANNOUNCING: American Climate Leadership Awards 2023

Apply now or nominate a climate hero or organization for the 4th annual American Climate Leadership Awards which offers $175,000 in financial rewards and national recognition to exemplary climate leaders and organizations mobilizing Americans to build public support and political resolve for climate solutions at local, regional, and national levels. We need individual and collective action now more than ever to accelerate the climate transition in just an equitable ways. You might be one of those people or groups working on this issue, and we want to hear from you!

Apply or Nominate Today
ecoAmerica just launched ClimateRx, a campaign to spark conversation and action on climate change and health at the point of care. Harnessing the power of health professionals’ direct interaction with the American public, Climate Rx delivers QR-code-enabled badges and signage that triggers interest and action on climate change in trusted care-forward settings. With the message, “Care for your health in a changing climate, ASK ME HOW,” patients, health professionals and the public can scan the QR code to find personally relevant, vetted, and non-partisan information, accessible solutions, and opportunities to act. Contact for participation.
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NYC Climate Week Event:
Between Impossible and Irreversible Is Now

Now is a crucial moment for climate solutions. ecoAmerica and co-hosts Theodore and Serena Roosevelt, Mark Schulhof, Sarah Finnie Robinson, Theresa Burton Sprague, Sophia Mendelsohn, Eric Roberts, Robbieanne Mackin, Elisabeth Renstrom, and Bob Perkowitz held a Climate Week discussion and reception on new prospects for climate solutions. 

Support for Nuclear, Wind, and Solar Trending in 2022

Amidst power outages, record-high gas prices, and the need for Americans to cool down in soaring heat waves, energy and electricity are in high demand nationwide. Climate change is making access to reliable energy a factor in morbidity and mortality rates. How have these impacts affected Americans’ energy attitudes?

Find Out Here
Midterms 2022 VOTE CLIMATE

The 2022 midterms will have a determinant impact on our future — whether or not we will live in a safe and healthy world. No matter if you are a concerned citizen or an organizational leader, you can help others exercise their right to vote. Please vote this midterm and help others do the same. This social toolkit is designed to help.

Help Get Out the Vote
New On Let's Talk Climate
Climate & Crisis Preparedness

Joined by Dr. Diana Hamer from the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI), this episode of Let’s Talk Climate focuses on preparing for increasingly common extreme weather. Assessing risk, planning action, building resiliency, and establishing relationships are all absolutely vital as an individual, as a community, and as a public health care worker.

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Replicable Climate Action: American Climate Leadership Awards Series
This special three-part series displays how you can replicate the success of extraordinary programs that are mobilizing Americans for just and equitable climate solutions. Hear from Sofia Owen, Staff Attorney, Alternatives for Community and Environment in Episode 1, Roseann Bongiovanni, MPH, Executive Director, GreenRoots, Inc. in Episode 2, and Nancy Metzger-Carter, Schools for Climate Action/Sonoma Academy in Episode 3. Read the latest blog about the final episode here and watch the full series below.
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Learn more and register for our upcoming episodes in the Let’s Talk Climate series, HERE.

Partner News
Preparedness Month
September is National Preparedness Month and it is the perfect time to review your readiness plan for extreme weather, power outages, and other emergencies. Both the US government,, and APHA,, have tools and resources on how to make a plan, build an emergency kit, sign-up for local updates, and talk with family and neighbors about preparedness.
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National League of Cities City Summit | November 17-19

Mark your calendar! This November, NLC is headed to Kansas City, MO to highlight how cities are leading the future. They’ll share with peers, public and private sector stakeholders, and subject matter experts how to best use impact, action, and service as tools for a better tomorrow.

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Ambassador Community News
Ambassadors With Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente Northern California and Climate for Health co-hosted a Climate Ambassador training for physicians, nurses, and administrative staff over the course of two days wrapping up on 9/22. Over 100 attendees heard from several Kaiser Permanente speakers including Ashley E. McClure, MD, FACP, Primary Care Internist, Salud en Español, Oakland CA and co-director of Climate Health Now, Seema Wadhwa, Executive Director of Environmental Stewardship, Kaiser Permanente, Maria Ansari, MD FACC, Cardiology, Physician in Chief, KP San Francisco, Alan Anzai, MD, Physician, Board of Directors Member, Permanente Medical Group, Inc., and Stephen Parodi, MD, Associate Executive Director, Permanente Medicine, The Permanente Medical Group. Learn more about the Climate for Health Ambassador program and take the on-demand course below.

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You Are Invited to a LIVE Climate Ambassador Training

The United Church of Christ and ecoAmerica are partnering to offer the Blessed Tomorrow Ambassadors Training Program. This free, virtual, interactive training will cover the links between climate and faith, the spectrum of solutions, how to speak effectively on the topic, and opportunities to act and advocate. Join us on Saturday, November 5 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm ET.

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Register for a Climate for Health, Blessed Tomorrow, or Path to Positive Communities Ambassador Training to become equipped with the knowledge, hands-on experience, and resources to speak and act confidently on climate change and solutions. Climate for Health, Blessed Tomorrow, and Path to Positive Communities trainings are now offered virtually, online. The quote from Blessed Tomorrow Ambassador Dr. Francisco J. Concepción, offers inspiration on why you should sign up.

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Feature Blog: Mental Health and Our Changing Climate Captures National Attention

ecoAmerica shared information and guidance with the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) — offering a briefing on Mental Health and Our Changing Climate. Together, Christie Manning, PhD, Meighen Speiser, and Nicole Hill, MPH, shared topline findings from the report for NASEM’s Environmental Health Matters Initiative team.

Read the Blog Here
Join Our Team!

Join our growing team as our new Path to Positive Communities Program Director. You will lead ecoAmerica’s work to engage America’s communities (cities, counties, states, and community-based national organizations) in #ClimateSolutions.

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