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You might have heard the disinformation campaign from Europe and elsewhere that the cause of our global energy shortages and price increases is a result of transitioning too fast to clean energy. The opposite is true. All the renewable energy built over the past decade has moderated price increases caused by Russia’s attack on Ukraine. Energy has been weaponized by Russia, and we have more security and stability with renewables than we would with more fossil fuels. Beware of large fossil fuel companies with gigantic budgets fueling this disinformation.

Some of the best antidotes to disinformation are visibly showing your climate leadership and engaging others to do the same. You’ll find resources to activate your friends, workplace, community, and policymakers in this October eUpdate.

Apply Now for the American Climate Leadership Awards

Are you (or someone you know) helping to engage a broader diversity of Americans for climate solutions? Apply now for the 2023 American Climate Leadership Awards (ACLA) which offers $175,000 in financial rewards and national recognition to climate leaders and organizations who are prioritizing JEDI as they mobilize Americans to build public support and political resolve for climate solutions at local, regional, and national levels.

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Apply Now for the American Climate Leadership Awards

A large majority of US voters plan to cast their ballots in midterm elections, according to the latest research from ecoAmerica. And, three-quarters report being likely to vote for candidates who support climate change solutions. What’s behind that motivation? Watch the video brief and read the report.

You can help Get Out the Vote this midterm with ecoAmerica’s Get Out the Vote resources, including our social toolkit linked below. Find a range of drafted posts for a variety of social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn, and specific voting rights posts.

Get Out the Vote
ecoAmerica Endorses Bipartisan Bill on Community Resilience & Mental Wellness
Representatives Tonko (D-NY) and Fitzpatrick (R-PA) have introduced new legislation to expand support for mental health in the midst of climate change. The Community Mental Wellness & Resilience Act, endorsed by ecoAmerica and informed by our Mental Health and Our Changing Climate Report, will tackle the nation’s mental health crisis head-on by addressing the extensive community-level trauma caused by climate-fueled disaster events. ecoAmerica’s endorsement is joined by our Climate for Health partners APA, APHA, ALA, ANHE, and many others.
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The United Nations, Climate Change, Environmental Health, and You

ecoAmerica’s most recent contribution to the National Environmental Health Association’s Journal of Environmental Health, “The United Nations, Climate Change, Environmental Health, and You” by Nicole Hill, MPH, and Bob Perkowitz is now available in the October 2022 issue.

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New On Let's Talk Climate
Inclusive Climate Solutions

Watch, learn from, and share our latest offering — themed Let’s Talk Climate playlists. The latest playlist, Inclusive Climate Solutions/Climate Resilience, includes episodes with a focus on disabilities and climate preparedness.

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Replicable Climate Action
In need of inspiration and guidance for effective climate action? Find out how to replicate the success of extraordinary efforts to mobilize Americans for just and equitable climate solutions. Hear from American Climate Leadership Awards winners Sofia Owen of Alternatives for Community and Environment in Episode 1, Roseann Bongiovanni, MPH of GreenRoots, Inc. in Episode 2, and Nancy Metzger-Carter of Schools for Climate Action/Sonoma Academy in Episode 3 in these special episodes of Let’s Talk Climate.
Watch Now

Learn more and register for our upcoming episodes in the Let’s Talk Climate series, HERE.

Climate Action Sheets For You And Others Around You
ecoAmerica’s growing library of Climate Action Sheets offer information and guidance on “what you need to know and do” on climate. These 2-page resources can be used as guides and as handouts with your family, friends, colleagues, and community. Find action sheets on topic areas from climate change and food to climate solutions for your community. View, download, and share them with others!
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Partner News
Nurses Leading the Way on ClimateRx!
The National League for Nurses' Education Summit in September focused on environmental health, with a theme of Healthy Planet, Healthy People. We were proud to join and have NLN be our first partner for the roll-out of ClimateRx. ecoAmerica distributed several hundred ClimateRx badges that will be worn by nurses to help them share information and guidance to care for health and our climate with patients and colleagues nationwide. Learn More About NLN’s Climate Commitment.
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Find ecoAmerica at APHA

ecoAmerica will be well-represented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in November. The Climate for Health Leadership Circle Chair, Leyla McCurdy, will be moderating a panel on Climate Justice and Children's Health. Climate for Health Director, Ben Fulgencio-Turner, will be moderating a panel on climate change and mental health. ecoAmerica Marketing and Research Manager, Nicole Hill, will be joining the Association of University Centers on Disability for a presentation on Climate Change and Disability. And, stop by the APHA booth to pick up a ClimateRx badge or button from Ben or Nicole.

APHA Annual Meeting Details
Ambassador Community News
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.

Learn More and Register

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. Join Path to Positive Communities Ambassador Gabriella Greer, who offers inspiration on why you should sign up.

Feature Blog: Major Jewish Organizations Form Coalition to Act on Climate Crisis

Hazon, a leading Jewish environmental organization and Blessed Tomorrow partner, is convening the Jewish Climate Leadership Coalition in partnership with its 20 founding partners. In a first-of-its-kind mobilization, the Coalition is bringing together Jewish community leaders and organizations to recognize the existential threat and moral urgency of climate change and commit to taking action.

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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.

Apply HERE
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