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The world is watching the unprecedented fires in Australia, which have burned over 45 million acres, wiped out over 5,900 homes, and harmed an estimated one billion animals. These fires serve as yet another wake-up call for how climate change devastates life as we know it — and that climate action is vital. We need greater ambition on climate solutions. We need to go beyond mitigation and restore our natural systems, doubling down our impact. And, we need to be far more inclusive and equitable from the start. As Tancredi Falconeri said, “if we want things to stay as they are, [everything] will have to change.” Find out what ecoAmerica is doing to raise our ambition, and that of others, in this January 2020 eUpdate.

Bob Perkowitz, President
"We face a stark choice: Either we continue as we are and irreparably damage our planet or we remember our unique power as human beings and our continual ability to lead, innovate, and problem-solve. The next ten years present us with one of our greatest tests — a decade of change to repair the Earth."

Prince William

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Join us at the American Climate Leadership Summit 2020

The 9th annual American Climate Leadership Summit (ACLS 2020) themed, Ambition • Restoration • Justice will be bigger and bolder than ever, designed to build political will for climate solutions and a broader, more inclusive movement. Join over 500 attendees from all sectors of America. Contact our Events Director, Ashley Lane at for opportunities to sponsor. Register today! Lowest rate early bird prices ($225 and lower for event partners) end on February 15.

New Resource: Climate for Health Moving Forward Guide

ecoAmerica is proud to announce its newest report from Climate for Health, Moving Forward: A Guide for Health Professionals to Build Momentum on Climate Action. The guide is for health professionals in clinics, small offices, and health departments who want to lead on climate and need support to act. It offers guidance on transitioning to clean energy, preparation for climate impacts, and community and policymaker engagement. The guide completes our Moving Forward Series for Health, Faith, and Community leaders. 

Find the Guide here and register for the webinar on February 5 for more information. In this webinar, we will walk through the Guide, highlighting the tools and resources you can use to build ambitious climate action in 2020 and beyond.
Register for the webinar
Announcing! The National Children’s Health and Climate Leadership Forum

ecoAmerica and Climate for Health are pleased to announce the National Children’s Health and Climate Leadership Forum on Earth Day (April 22) at co-host’s American Academy of Pediatrics’ headquarters outside of Chicago. Partnership opportunities are still available; please contact rebecca@ecoAmerica (dot) org with interest.

Welcome Carol, Baby Evangeline

Over the holidays, Blessed Tomorrow Director, Ani Fete Crews welcomed baby Evangeline into the world. Please join us in celebrating her arrival! We are also honored to have Rev. Carol Devine as Blessed Tomorrow’s Interim Director. Rev. Devine joins us from the Christian Church Disciples of Christ’s Green Chalice Program to help support Blessed Tomorrow.

Climate for Health Ambassadors Training in Washington, DC

Nearly 50 health professionals from the region (plus Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York) joined us for a Climate for Health Ambassadors Training in Washington, DC. The event was held in partnership with Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health. We look forward to engaging our new Ambassadors in climate action and advocacy. Read more about this new program and how you can host a training, here.

Feature Blog: Ambition 2020 — Climate Solutions Start with You, Me, Us

While the sparkle of New Year’s Eve has faded, and we are off and running in 2020, it’s not too late for resolutions. Whether your list is long or nonexistent, consider adding another resolution to the top: Raise ambition on climate solutions.

You... me... WE are the people we are looking for; we are the “they” that can save the world.

Read Meighen Speiser's blog here.

New ecoAmerica Staff: Nicole Hill, Marketing Intern

Nicole Hill serves as a Marketing Intern on ecoAmerica’s marketing team. Currently pursuing her MPH in Environmental Health Science and Policy, Nicole is motivated by environmental initiatives that mitigate climate change and advance public health. At George Washington University, Nicole served as the Director of Outreach for the global health student organization, GlobeMed. Welcome, Nicole Hill!

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