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The COVID-19 pandemic is a wake-up call to us all in many ways. It shows that science and consequences are real, preparation is necessary, and that if we set our minds to responding we can react quickly and dramatically. Our hearts are with all who are suffering during this global pandemic as we work to prevent an even bigger one. We will stay strong in building support and political will for climate solutions.

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Congratulations to the American Climate Leadership Awards Winner and Runner-up!

Thank you to all who joined us at the American Climate Leadership Awards Virtual Ceremony on March 25! Congratulations to the winner, CALPIRG Students, who worked on eight University of California campuses to win a UC-wide commitment to 100% renewable energy by 2025. Congratulations too, to runner-up, Regeneración, a Pajaro Valley, CA based non-profit that co-creates relevant and relatable climate solutions with the people most at risk in the region, primarily the Mexican-heritage farmworker community.

Watch the awards on demand

You can watch the awards on demand to hear from Judging Committee Chair Gina McCarthy, see short videos featuring the finalists, and watch the announcement of the runner up and winner. The finalists share $155,000 in awards in recognition of their work, including $25,000 for the runner up and $50,000 for the winner! We can all learn from them and apply that learning in our own communities. Learn more about the finalists here and join us at the rescheduled American Climate Leadership Summit 2020 August 26-27 in Washington, DC, when we will honor the awardees in person.

American Climate Leadership Summit 2020 Rescheduled!
In the interest of our individual and collective health and wellbeing, ecoAmerica has rescheduled the American Climate Leadership Summit 2020 to August 26-27. Join us! Read our full statement here.
New Research: Americans May Feel Isolated in Their Climate Concern

ecoAmerica and Lake Research Partners’ latest survey, ACPS 2020 Vol II: Americans May Feel Isolated in Their Climate Concern, finds a significant gap in the level of reported versus perceived concern about climate change. Concern about climate change is a consensus perspective in the U.S., even though only a little over half the population thinks others around them share their concerns. This gap may help to explain some of the obstacles to deeper engagement on climate solutions. Read the full report and share it on social!

NEW WEBSITE! Growing Climate Solutions

Path to Positive’s Southwest Florida Program, Growing Climate Solutions, launched its new website: https://growingclimatesolutions.org/. This website provides an overview of the program and includes direct links to the cross- sector ecoAmerica resources for local communities, health professionals, and faith leaders. Visit the new site, here.

WEBINAR: Call to Action on Climate Health & Equity

The U.S. Call to Action on Climate, Health, and Equity, launched in the Summer of 2019, now has support from more than 150 health organizations across the country. Join Climate for Health for a webinar, held during National Public Health Week, to learn: 

  • More about the Call to Action and 10 priority actions
  • How it is being used to organize climate & health advocacy efforts on the national, state and local levels
  • How you can become a visible climate leader in this critical year. 

Register here.

Climate for Health Welcomes Two New Leadership Circle Members

Climate for Health is thrilled to welcome Dr. Ari Bernstein and Dr. Beverly Malone to the Leadership Circle.

Aaron Bernstein, MD, MPH is the Interim Director of The Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard C-CHANGE), a pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital, and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Bernstein focuses on the health impacts of the climate crisis on children’s health and advancing solutions to address it.

Beverly Malone, PhD, MPH, is a healthcare leader, accomplished innovator, and nursing champion. Dr. Malone’s distinguished career has mixed policy, education, administration, and clinical practice, including as Federal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health under President Bill Clinton.
Feature Blog: Community Resilience and COVID-19

This week everyone’s attention is focused on COVID-19 and the spread of this particular coronavirus. Our hearts go out to those who have lost loved ones; to those who are sick and in isolation; to the healthcare workers who continue to do their jobs while putting themselves in harm’s way; and to all in authority who are struggling to manage the best response. 

Our communities are learning from this virus, not only about infectious disease management but also about how to best respond to emergencies and prepare for the future, including for our climate.

Read more from Hon. Jennifer Roberts here
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